Plaid Placements

9.7.12


I  bought this dress several years ago thinking it would be the absolute choice for a friend's dinner party that I went to, but I ended up wearing something else and the dress stayed in my closet for another year until making its fashion debut. Since then, this tiered "plaid cupcake," (as my best friend calls it) has been through a little history of its own—i.e., my "I don't know what to wear" phases, spontaneous shopping sprees, and even date night!

Lady of Fashion Miss Selfridge Dress

When I wear this dress one thing is certain ... it always seems to find itself a perfect placement to be worn in my life. Of course, I tend to love patterns, tartan/plaids, prints and bold colour anyway as you may have already observed. However, timely ensembles like this brings more than a smile to my face. And it just seems to exceed its initial worth with each wear. Needless to say, I feel that I've definitely gotten my money's worth!

Fashion Tales Top Plaid Styles

Do you have any outfits or patterns that gives you that special feeling of happiness?


The goods: Tiered dress-Miss Selfridge, Necklace-gifted, Geo sandals-Local boutique (Canada)

92 comments

  1. You look absolutely amazing in this dress, seriously so cute! Love. I'm your newest follower! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee 

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  2. Ms_MJ09 July

    Such a super cute dress!!  And you can totally wear it into the Fall too!

    Anything that has a bold, bright color instantly lifts my mood! :)

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  3. You look so fab!


    Thank you so much thats very sweet of you!

    Stop by soon!

    X
    /L from sweden

    http://isbla.blogspot.com

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  4. You wear it so well!  You look gorgeous.  I can see why it makes you happy :) xoxo

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  5. I love plaid, and i think this dress looks great on you. It´s so girly. :)

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  6. I actually don't own any plaid.... shame!  But this dress looks fab on you!

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  7. Girlinblond09 July

    really nice outfit :) ! love Your smile :)

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  8. Hi dear, you are a picture of elegance, love the print and the vintage appeal of the dress, you look so pretty!

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  9. Sin_1201210 July

    Beautiful dress ! :)

    xo ,Ana Catalarranahttp://Sinbowtie.blogspot.com 

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  10. aniacytrynka10 July

    You look pretty :) I know it "I don't know what to wear", hehe :D
    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  11. Lovely plaid!
    About your comment on the blog: The blogging tips listed were tips I've always had but didn't get to share when speaking at the conference due to time. Oh no! I've had those thoughts in my head for a while. I was just hoping to share them with dance companies starting to blog.

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  12.  Thanks! Yes, It's always great to share our experiences and tips that we've learnt along the way. They were good tips for blogging in general! :)

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  13.  Thanks Yi-chia! :)

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  14.  Oh, yes, I see tights, boots and the whole enchilada MJ! haha! -xx

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  15. Thanks! I love plaid actually, I suppose since I have more of it in heavier fabrics I tend to wear it mostly in the autumn/winter!

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  16.  Hi Sam, Thank you for the lovely comment. -xx

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  17. Stylish ByNature10 July

    You look great....Even I am a big fan of plaid dresses  :)

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  18. All prints have a special place in my heart and evoke varied emotions. You look lovely dear!

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  19. I love your plaid dress, the print is pretty and the style of dress so pretty

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  20. francesca romana capizzi10 July

    I think that this dress is adorable!! I love it and you look great!


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  21. Raellarina10 July

    love your look! :)

    visit my blog? http://raellarina.blogspot.com/
    and if you like it, feel free to click that follow button pretty! :*

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  22. Veshoevius10 July

    That dress is sooooo cute on you! I love the neckline and the three frills - isn't it funny how something can lie dormant in the wardrobe for a year before you rediscover how great it is - I've done that before!

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  23. I really love the plaid pattern   and the style of your dress, it suits you really well. Floral prints always make me feel happy.

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  24. anca.lb9010 July

    Girl, you look stunning! I also love plaid patterns, they're so cute and always add a little something special?

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  25. The Dainty Dolls House10 July

    It's a gorgeous dress...I was looking for a dress with that pattern yesterday. It suits you perfectly. I like when I find something in my closet I haven't seen in ages, but it's filled with lots of memories. Even if I don't wear it, I keep it just for that!! Hope your week is going well so far!! x

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  26. Verča Cupalová10 July

    beautiful photos!

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  27. I haven't worn plaid in a lot of years actually!! This has to be the cutest plaid dress I've ever seen though!

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  28. Amazing dress, darling!
    You look so gorgeous!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  29. Love the plaid dress - SO cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  30. I definitely have items in my closet where I bought something for a particular event, changed my mind, didn't return it and it just sat there!  Love this plaid dress, I think it looks great on you.  The tiered skirt, the pattern, it's a great dress!

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  31. Daniella10 July

    This is such a gorgeous plaid dress!! Love the fit and the shape it has and the necklace and shoes you've chosen to style with is such a perfect choice! :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

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  32. I love your dress! The tiers are perfection, and they create such lovely fullness. 

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  33.  Thanks so much Daniella!:)

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  34.  Thanks Anna, you're so sweet. I've grown to really adore this dress the more that I wear it.

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  35.  Oh really, that's great! I hope you find the perfect plaid you're seeking. Wishing you a beautiful week Kizzy! -xx

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  36.  Thank you. Yes, it's definitely funny, sometimes things are literally right under our noses for us to later appreciate them and find them useful! -xo

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  37. www.beautifulinmyway.com10 July

    your blog is really great <3 I love it <3 may we can follow each other? :)

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  38. That dress is beautiful!! I love the skirt!

    I go through periods where different random pieces or colors make me happy. Right now, it's turquoise. I love it. It's like an instant mood lifter for me! =)

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  39. I just adore this tiered dress - the fit and cut is perfect on you! Hmmm, I love all my bold colour printed dresses, it really varies on what i'm feeling.
    Pretty necklace Madison... you really must visit Italy, it's so beautiful!
    x.o.x.o

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  40. Tarah and the City10 July

    Hello,
    I really hate when that happens. I buy something for a specific occassion and then I end up wearing something else. I like your cupcake tiered dress. It's very flattering on you. I am your new loyal follower.
    Always, 
    Tarah and the City 

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  41. beautiful!!!
    oxoxoxo from San FranciscoAmyhttp://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  42. I love the plaid "cupcake" dress!!!  It really is perfect on you and I can see why you have it in heavy rotation:) - it's gorgeous!  For me, there's this one bright punch red linen dress from uo I keep going back to - I think the combination of comfort and the bright color always puts me in a chipper mood.  xx Marisa

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  43.  Thanks lovely, and yes, I do hope (we get a chance) to visit Italy in the near future.-xx

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  44. This is a beautiful dress. I love the neckline. 

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  45. this has to be one of my favorite outfits from u! this dress looks GREAT!!! the balck and white photo is so cute!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  46. That dress is so flattering...what a great cut on you. Adorable!

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  47. GlamKitten8810 July

    Love me some plaid.  I don't think that plaid will ever go out of style.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88  

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  48. sisters closet10 July

    I love your outfit, esp the layered dress it looks amazing on you & I really like how you styled it!

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  49. Styleshewrote11 July

    Gorgeous dress! Love the plaid and ruffle combo! xo style, she wrote

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  50. It's a lovely dress, perfect for so many different occasions, and definitely good enough for a date night!

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  51. I LOVE THIS DRESS. The cut is beautiful! Kinda tiered but with a lovely cinched waist! And the neckline is absolutely adorable!

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  52.  Thanks!
    Turquoise is a great colour! :-)

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  53. love that dress on you
    Xo Megan

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  54. Diana11 July

    hello!!!! I love everything in your blog, please come visit my blog and if you like it let´s follow each other! let me know ok!
    kisses
    www.petitgraphie.blogspot.com

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  55. honeymyheart11 July

    you look great in plaid. i'm really liking stripes. 

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  56. Hope Adela Pasztor11 July

    Those shoes are absolutely adorable! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  57. This beautiful plaid dress was meant for you, it fits you perfect!:) And such a cute necklace as addition! Hope you're doing well hun!

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  58. Usually I' not the biggest fan of ruffles, I don't like tiers, and I'm 50/50 in regards to plaid. That said, I am in LOVE with this dress! somehow, despite the fact that it consists of many of the styles I dislike individually - together they look incredible. Either that or you just wear it really well. Regardless, I LOVE!!  :)

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  59. The cut and print are beautiful on you!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  60. RedTagChicLosAngeles11 July

    This plaid dress sure can make one's day! I'd said polka dots can make me happy too!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  61. tia_cherie11 July

    I adore this dress, it looks so amazing! I have always loved plaid. I believe there should be more of it in the shops. I have two plaid dresses and you have totally reminded me that I should wear them both again soon.

    tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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  62. ModePlus11 July

    Oh I love you in the B&W (also in color, u get me right??) Unfortunately I'm a little of a pattern virgin. I don't know, I love it on others but to do it myself is such a stretch. Maybe un jour. Hope you're enjoying summer.

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  63. Robin Halvorson11 July

    OMGosh I am a super sucker for gingham.  I have a dress similar to this one and I love it!  The tiers are super cute on it as well!

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  64. Ha, I know what you mean! Thanks! I think for me, patterns have been such a love early on, I've never thought about it as being a "pattern virgin," I think it's best if it's just in you, trend or not! I believe YOU could wear anything beautifully! so give it a go! Hope you are doing well dear. -xxoo Enjoy your summer as well!

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  65.  Aww, thank you so much! I'd love to have even more plaid in my wardrobe ... that and stripes! :) Have a great week, and enjoy wearing your plaid dresses.

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  66. Haha! oh Erika! Well, I'm happy that this has brought you to the plaid light! j/k Thanks so much for your lovely comment. -xx Take care!

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  67.  Thanks Marisa! Isn't it a wonderful feeling to have items like that! Your dress sounds lovely.

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  68. Oh to Be a Muse11 July

    I love the top of this dress. It fits really beautifully. I can't believe it was sitting in your closet for so long considering how good you are at wearing plaid!

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  69. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle11 July

    That dress looks lovely on you! I am wearing my favorite summer dress today, a cotton wrap ikat dress.

    xo Mary Jo

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  70. I LOVE plaid, and I love how you are wearing yours. Tiers of joy, indeed!

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  71.  Plaid does add that special something doesn't it! I hope your week is going well. Thanks for the comment. :)

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  72. Hiya Ceri! Great choice!
    I'd agree, floral prints are wonderful for bringing smiles to faces -xx

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  73.  Thank you so much! I do love it!  :) -xo

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  74. you pull off the plaid so well! as for clothes that make me happy- sequins and fur! :D

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  75. Now that is a great dress! Thanks for sharing it. Now I want one too.

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  76. Kim A.12 July

    that dress is darling! i love the black and beige together. i'm glad you took it out of your closet and started wearing it. it's too beautiful to be on a hanger for that long. it looks gorgeous on you!
     http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  77. Themadcreationist13 July

    Very nice look! love the dress!

    http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/Kisses from ItalyGiuseppe

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  78. that dress fits you like a glove friend. really so pretty and i can see it going to so many places. i have things in my closet that are forgotten then resurrected and then all of the sudden i am wearing it all the time! glad this guy came to life again, b/c it looks great on you. 

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  79. that dress looks so great on you! plaid is definitely a happy print.

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  80. I love this dress!  So flattering with the perfect touch of nostalgia :)

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  81. Christina14 July

    Hi sweetie, you look so great, I really love this look :)
    I hope you'll like my blog ^^
    Kisses ♥

    (http://kitkatkorpan.over-blog.com) ^^

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  82. wardrobeexperience14 July

    this gingham dress is to die for!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

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  83. That plaid dress looks amazing. Love how well it fits.

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  84. Lovely dress! Plaids is big for AW12 too, so you're very fashion forward ;-)

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  85. Stills15 July

    Such a cute dress!

    www.stills.rs

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