Fifty Two Shades of Shay: Mad for Plaid

So, this particular Shade of Shay happened on accident. 
I was snapping pics of myself so that I could follow along with Erika today and do a What We Wore Wednesday post when I noticed something about my wardrobe…

What’s with all the plaid?  Seriously, someone should have said something.

We already knew that I was a stripe person…

…but apparently, in the fall and winter, my stripes turn into plaid.

So, my What We Wore Wednesday has morphed into what must apparently be a Shade of Shay.

Hello.  My name is Shay and I am mad for plaid.

So instead of What I Wore Wednesday…it’s pretty much What I Wear Every Single Day.

My plaid-ness seems to fall into two categories…scarves and shirts (sometimes worn together).

Plaid Scarves

So, as you can see, I sometimes mix my plaid scarves with my striped tees, sometimes, I wear plaid scarves with a plaid shirt and sometimes, I wear a plaid scarf with a plaid skirt (fourth pic).   I honestly did not understand my plaid addiction until I start looking through these pics.

None of the scarves I’m wearing above are still in stock (boo).  I’ve learned that most plaid scarves are on sale in the fall, but if you still need a plaid scarf to add to your wardrobe, I found a few for you…

Navy Plaid, Black Plaid, Blue Plaid, Red Plaid

My Daily Uniform…

…and repeat the next day :).

Looking through to find you ladies scarves, I thought these two were such a great steal…they’re really cute and right now, 50% off and less than $12.

Okay…this scarf isn’t plaid but it’s cheetah print and I saw it and thought it would look so cute over a shirt (perhaps a plaid shirt???).  It comes in three colors.

Plaid scarves are all over Pinterest too…

…sigh.  Not only am I wearing plaid, I’m pinning plaid too :).

Plaid Shirts

Listen, the people at Gap should be calling me.  I should be their official spokesperson for their plaid shirts.

Thanks to the fact that Gap almost always has some sale (like 20, 30 or 40% off), I pick up their plaid shirts a lot…and wear them even more!  Other than the first plaid shirt (that one was from Nordstrom), the other plaid ones all come from…Gap.   I love me a plaid shirt.

My Pinterest boards say I like plaid shirts too…

…I’m always pinning, pinning, pinning.

If you need a little plaid in your life…I found some plaid shirts you might like…

Navy Gingham, Pink Check, Plaid Flannel, Coral Plaid

And I’m totally loving these…

… cute flannels I found at Old Navy!  I just bought the coral one because they’re just so cute (and who doesn’t love flannel?!).

So there you have it…what am I going to wear this Wednesday?  Probably plaid.

To see my other Shades of Shay, click here.

When Spring starts, I’ll do a Shade on stripes…my other love.

Yummy Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta is in my slow cooker today!  Click here to find the quick and easy recipe.


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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} January 28, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Stripes and plaid are your love language, I get it. I understand it. I support it. And I might have to copy it. 🙂

  • Jersey Love January 28, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I love plain and stripes together! My hubby always jokes with me because 80% of my shirts are striped. Haha so I can relate!!
    This post has officially inspired me to wear my red plaid blanket scarf and black and white stripped shirt today. ha! ~Tiffany

  • Erika Slaughter January 28, 2015 at 11:18 am

    It's like the stripes get all mixed up and become plaid during the fall/winter. Hahahahaha!!! Love that!!

  • Narci January 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I love you in plaid!! You wear it so well!! ❤️ Xoxo

  • kimm atwood January 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Love plaid…always have…always will! You look great in all the pics

  • Laurie S January 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I can relate Shay, I am in a stripes and plaid season myself! Enjoy!

  • Haley Southey January 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    LOVE all things plaid. So comfy and cozy and casual and cute!

  • Cynthia January 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Oh girl! We must be related!! Plaid is my "thing"…I have an entire bedroom of plaid goodness! And then there are the clothes! It's crazy and I love it ALL! Please tell where the plaid puffer is from?

  • Sarah Kuykendall January 28, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I love stripes too, and I love how you own it! Also, that dinner is on my menu!!

  • Lacy McMurry January 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I bought the coral plaid shirt from Old Navy over Christmas break. I also bought a military jacket. Shay & Sheaffer are obviously influencing my style 🙂

  • Elaine Welte January 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I totally agree w/ you and your mad for plaid madness! You need a monogrammed blanket scarf in your life- now! I have them available if you're interested-
    And, Ashby's apron will be in the mail tomorrow! Can't wait for her to match Kensington and Smith while you're all mixing and matching in the kitchen!

  • Queen In Between January 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    You rock plaid like nobody's business! I seriously did not own one plaid shirt until I started following you a year ago and now I love it!

  • Arlene Bird January 28, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    You look so cute!! I always feel so frumpy or boxy in plaid…but you don't ever look that way. What's the secret? ?

  • mel @ the larson lingo January 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I am a total stripes & polka dots girl, but all these pics make me want to add more plaid to my closet. I have a few plaid things, but think I need to get more. Luke on the other hand has TONS of plaid. I love dressing him in plaid shirts!!!! Nothing cute than a little boy in plaid!

  • Mama Of Boys January 28, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    You have officially added 'plaid' to my wardrobe want list!! Love it!!

  • Chic Coastal Living January 29, 2015 at 2:32 am

    I'm a plaid girl too and would wear it everyday! So what I do is mix in a solid outfit here and there so people don't thank I'm plaid crazy! But they know I'm super crazy for plaid! Love your outfits here. 🙂

  • New Year New Me January 29, 2015 at 3:13 am

    I have been waiting for your shades of shay! I love the Gap so I take in a lot of your style tips and ideas on how to put the outfits togethers. I wish u would do more shade of shay!

  • Anonymous January 29, 2015 at 5:15 am

    I love the plaid puffer vest! Where did you find that I must have it! Was it this year or last year?
    Ashby is such a doll. She sure looks happy no more pinching her mouth shut trying not to laugh! I think every post she is smiling from ear to ear what a sweet little girl!

  • Whitney @ Work it Mommy January 29, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Gap definitely makes the best plaids. Ive mixed my stripes with leopard but need to try mixing with my plaid a la Shay 🙂

  • Whitney @ Work it Mommy January 29, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Gap definitely makes the best plaids. Ive mixed my stripes with leopard but now Im going to try mixing it with plaid a la Shay 🙂

  • Anonymous February 6, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Any chance you could do an updated "day in the life" now that you have school age kiddos and also a "Spring buying for kids clothes". Thx!!!