WIW 11.27.13 - Paul Bunyan in the City

My husband laughed good-naturedly at my outfit today and said I looked like I was heading out to chop wood. I now have an axe to grind with him, lol.

Whatever. I love this plaid blouse.

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  • E replied 10 years ago

    Lol! You look excellent and far too fancy to be chopping wood. The proportions and colours are excellent on you. But now I have Monty Python's Lumberjack song stuck in my head!

  • JG replied 10 years ago

    Love your title, the "axe to grind" phrase, and your look. Great plaid shirt! I'd been craving plaid lately and finally bought a shirt. I'm wearing it now and feeling good.

  • replied 10 years ago

    Men can be so literal, can't they (or should I just say "some people")? You look great Amy, love the plaid and the wash on your jeans. Great fit on them too, your thighs look amazing. Your hair is getting so long, are you taking hair growth vitamins or something? If so, I want some!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 10 years ago

    Well I like it - a lot. 

    E - I'm singing along...

  • Suz replied 10 years ago

    Amy, you made me laugh so hard!! And E, I can't forgive you for that ear worm. 

    I like the outfit, Amy. You look great in navy. 

  • AviaMariah replied 10 years ago

    I was going to say exactly what clearlyclaire said about men being literal.  This is very festive!

  • Shirley replied 10 years ago

    LOL a funny hubby. I like the plaid shirt too. And the tall boots and jacket.

  • pil replied 10 years ago

    Amy, I really like this, it's a happy plaid. Tell your husband it is the family plaid of your royal Scottish family :)

    And it's probably a good thing I'm not familiar with the Lumberjack song.

  • carambola replied 10 years ago

    You look great! Cute and cozy. (Singing the lumberjack song now too)

  • Angie replied 10 years ago

    Mr. Amy has a great sense of humour and so do you. You look Wood Chop Chic. 

  • Marley replied 10 years ago

    A great look on you Amy!  So flattering to your figure!  Love the boots - are they brown?  Whatever color they are - they just look so sleek and like they fit really well!  Nice outfit!

  • amiable replied 10 years ago

    I like the plaid shirt too - you look great!

  • annagybe replied 10 years ago

    That is a great shirt with a very good plaid.
    I not entirely sold on it with the navy cardigan. I'm wondering about your olive jacket.

  • karymk replied 10 years ago

    Maybe your husband has a point, although they rarely know what they are talking about I have found.  How about a necklace or a bit of bling to feminize the plaid?

  • KeepTheKey replied 10 years ago

    I think this is great outfit, lumberjack influenced or not ;-)

  • Amy replied 10 years ago

    I hadn't thought of the green jacket, Anna. I'll give that a try.

  • unfrumped replied 10 years ago

    I think it's a fun outfit! And guys say whatever.

    I do have a tendency to make outfits   with  parts I love, but end up  with  a different look than what wanted.

    For example, I like tailored trousers, tailored blazers, relatively plain tops (wool sweater, for example), comfortable ("tailored") shoes which might mean oxfords or might be a plain-ish boot or bootie.

    When I put all those together, though, the result is sometimes too ?? masculine, frumpy, or plain or something. It's like I need one of the elements to be dressier or more lady-like but without getting fussy. Because then the opposite,if I combine  the soft blouse, dressy skirt, more feminine footwear and boom, it's not really the look I need for work.

    Not taking DH's comment to heart, because you are no way looking like a lumberjack, but if you think the outfit looks more utilitarian than you intended, I think I for sure would have that issue if I did the tailored plaid shirt, tailored blazer, jeans and belt, boots. So if you want to play with the parts more, and the plaid shirt is your starting point, you could consider some kind of greater juxtaposition of a dressier jacket, or jeans, or footwear. Not so dressy that it would be out of place in smart casual, but just less expected with the shirt.

    Anyway, that's an exercise that I've been doing because I've found that juxtaposing opposite types of wardrobe items makes a difference for me, and so it not only is affecting how I try to combine things, but also what I think I need to purchase to balance other items. 

  • Neel replied 10 years ago

    Throw on some pearls Amy :). Then DH won't have a fighting chance ;). And those jeans are a super fit!

  • Ornella replied 10 years ago

    My tummy hurts from laughing!

    And my eyes are happy to see what they see.

  • Windchime replied 10 years ago

    No lumberjack could hold a candle to your style in this outfit.

    Once when I showed my husband a dressy black and grey plaid blouse, he said that all I needed was boots and a cowboy hat and I would be ready for a rodeo! I'm sure he meant it well, as did yours.

  • replied 10 years ago

    Too funny! Your outfit is fun - I love a good plaid.

  • Day Vies replied 10 years ago

    Rustic and cozy. I love the color of the boots and the braid detail on the sweater. The Paul Bunyan reference is too funny (a lot over the top). I'm sure you'll have something to tease him about.

  • Deborah replied 10 years ago

    You are funny and so is your DH:) I think the only thing missing is pearls:) This looks like a wonderful casual oufit.

  • Beth Ann replied 10 years ago

    Love it, Amy.  The plaid is great and, the wash of the jeans perfect, and the boots are a gorgeous color -- very rich and lovely!

    Wearing plaid in the PNW is like wearing a Bears jersey in Chicago.  Not everyone wears it this well!

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