December 23, 2014

Checking it Twice

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ~ Coco Chanel

It is Christmas eve eve! This is my favorite time of the year and I'm so happy and excited to spend time with my family!

This holiday season, B and I have been doing a lot of traveling, so I am all about dressing for comfort.  Is there anything more winter than buffalo plaid? Cozy sweaters and hot chocolate also scream winter, but I seem to find myself drawn to plaid.  Growing up in the snow, I would pile on layers of plaid, stripes, beanies and scarves. I was determined to keep warm throwing snow balls.  Today, "pattern mixing" is pretty fashionable if done correctly...I had no idea back then I was so hip and I'm still not 100% sure, so I follow my gut.  If it feels right to you, then go for it.  If you are questioning it, just don't.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas, my friends! Thank you so much for stopping by! xo

What I'm wearing:

Look One:

Look Two:

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:


  1. This is layering done at its best - love the mix of prints & patterns! Wishing you already a Merry Christmas!!


  2. Monica, I am loving Buffalo plaid this weekend and I wish I was near a store that sold that gorgeous vest I am seeing lately on blogosphere. I just got my first red buffalo shirt and I am thisclose to buying a beautiful scarf like yours. Both outfits are wonderful - on the casual side, festive and totally put together!

    I want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas, my friend. May it be bright and beautiful, Monica!

    <3 Ada.

  3. GREAT looks! loving the casual chic outfits and the print combo! Perfect outfits for traveling. Happy Holidays!

  4. I'm obsessed with buffalo plaid! Love both of these looks! Perfect for the holidays!


    Doused In Pink

  5. I love your vest, such a super cute look on you!! Merry Christmas:)

  6. Sweet little jacket and Nike kicks, but I'm dying with the fresh simplicity of your first outfit. Those boots are just .... WONDERFUL! I tried a similar pair of cavalry boots and they cut me way too high, so it was a no go with my short legs. Sigh. I think Santa might have come through with another pair, but we shall see. Frankly, I haven't been that good this year!
    Merry Christmas, Monica ... enjoy!

  7. Thank you so much, Rebecca! Have a beautiful Christmas! xo

  8. Thank you so much, Ada! Have a beautiful Christmas with your family, my sweet friend! xo

  9. Thank you so much, Tatiana! Happy Holidays to you as well! xo

  10. Thanks so much, Jill! Have a very Merry Christmas! xo

  11. Thank you, Marta! Have a very Merry Christmas! xo

  12. Hi Jan! You are so adorable! I also had a difficult time finding the right boots to cover my funky knees, but not overwhelm my short legs, haha! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful Christmas! xo

  13. Angelique KalogeropoulouWed Dec 24, 11:50:00 AM EST

    you are indeed glamurous, love both looks and the way you combinate them, I would do it the same way!

    nice blog too

    would u like to follow each other?

  14. Your blog titles are always witty and funny. I always enjoy your style!!

  15. I love the buffalo plaid and gingham! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! :)

  16. I loveeee the plaid! You look so lovely! I'm pinning this post! :) I hope you had a very merry christmas! Thanks for joining J and me for the Celebrate Southern Linkup last week! I hope you join us again this week! Cheers! :)

  17. SO cute!! You are adorable! I am doing a FREE BURBERRY fragrance giveaway if you want to enter!! :)


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