WIW 8/11: NAS plaid shirt for work/MOTG-lace skirt & pajama jeans

Multitasking with my clothes. I was worried that plaid might be too casual for work, but then I dressed it up with a navy lace pencil skirt and navy heels, hopefully it worked. The shirt is silk, which helps make it a little dressier. Then after work, I changed into my comfy pajama jeans and grey wedge sneakers to take the kids out to the park. DD and DS1 are in adventure camp and DD just learned to ride her bike without us holding onto the bike, and DS1 is now riding a scooter bike too. It's great to see how much confidence they have gained in just a couple of days!

NAS Equipment Reese plaid shirt
NAS DVF navy lace pencil skirt
Clarks navy pumps
Betsey Johnson burgundy quilted hearts satchel

Rag & Bone pajama jeans, Skechers grey wedge sneakers

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  • RB replied 5 years ago

    The plaid with the lace looks fantastic -

    It would never have occurred to me to match plaid with lace but it works so well. You've inspired me to try something similar with a navy lace skirt that I have. 

  • unfrumped replied 5 years ago

    WIW, that is one if my favorite looks- the more casual shirt with pencil skirt. You got just the right vibe. I agree it's not a typical " plaid shirt" and so is great for work, especially the rich colors and fabric, plus it tones down the lace.

  • donnat replied 5 years ago

    Yes, i really like the plaid and lace together.

  • Meredith replied 5 years ago

    Lovely juxtaposition of texture and pattern.

  • pil replied 5 years ago

    Nice combinations! Your kids are just too cute.

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    I really like both combinations.  I frequently do a variation on this too - my work outfit transitions to an after work outfit with a change of bottoms and shoes.
     My older sons both learned to ride a bike using a scooter bike and it worked great.  The younger one especially got the hang of it fast and was riding a regular bike when he was 4.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Wow Natalie - love that combination of plaid and lace. Just beautiful! And how perfect to be able to change out the bottoms of that outfit and off to the park.

  • Marley replied 5 years ago

    I love both outfits!  Pairing the plaid with the lace is brilliant - and then pairing the plaid with the PJ jeans completely changes the vibe of the shirt!  Multi-purpose shirts are a good thing!  You look great!

  • UmmLila replied 5 years ago

    The way you transitioned that shirt was masterful!

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Plaid with lace looks fearless and modern . Your little ones are growing up so fast.

  • viva replied 5 years ago

    I also love the work-to-play transformation. Fantastic.

  • Janet replied 5 years ago

    The plaid and lace combo looks especially great -- I might have to try that with my one lace item (a black pencil skirt) when the weather cools. Don't you love when a piece is so flexible?

  • Aubergine replied 5 years ago

    Love the plaid top both ways! It looks fun and elegant with the plaid skirt and the version with the jeans and Converse looks like a nice, grown-up take on grunge.

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    Whoa. Advanced bike riding!

    Hey, you know, I think #1 is kinda country punk... I have to contemplate this. I have a lace skirt and plaid shirt... (!)

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    I love the plaid blouse with the lace skirt. SO Natalie and SO gorgeous. xo

  • N-Marie replied 5 years ago

    The plaid with lace is such an unexpected (and great) combination! Cute kiddos!

  • E replied 5 years ago

    Love the way you easily transitioned between work & play! And that's a delicious top/skirt combo in one. :D

  • Angela K replied 5 years ago

    I am so inspired! I have a couple of lace pencil skirts (cranberry and navy) and never know what to wear with them besides the safe basic colors.  This is so fresh and fun.  I'll be on the look out for plaid now!  Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  • MsMary replied 5 years ago

    OMG No 1 is divine!  I am drooling over that shirt!!

  • shiny replied 5 years ago

    Oh wow. Love this, both versions dressed up and down. And I am not really a plaid shirt person -- actually have a bit of a poisoned eye (insert awkward junior high memories when plaid flannel shirts were all the rage). Your WIW makes me re-think here. 

    Before I clicked on pic 3 and the closeup of the bag, I thought the bag was leopard print. I love your bag here but I have to say that leopard print would be equally brilliant with that plaid shirt.

    All the colors work fantastic with your coloring. 

  • Zibbets replied 5 years ago

    Never would have thought to pair that blouse with a lace skirt. I love the combo! It plays so well with your jeans too. Well done.

    I was tasked to design a dress code booklet for the company I used to work for and one of the president's rules was "no plaid." Since I love plaid and was young and a trifle rebellious, I proceeded to flout the rule at every opportunity. I was never called out. I suspect he meant something other than the plaid wool skirts and silk blouses of which I was so fond.

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