Friday, May 6, 2016

Great Scot!

I am crazy (mad?) about this plaid shirt dress from Brooks Brothers.  I've never tried any dresses from Brooks Brothers before, but this one from their Black Fleece collection really caught my eye for a couple of reasons. First, because I've been in search of a great shirt dress since always. Also because ever since our son started working on a genealogy project at school, he has been obsessed with his dad and grandpa's Scottish heritage. He wants to have a kilt and we discovered that every clan has their own tartan, but our last name doesn't have a registered tartan and we can't find the one from the region where the family hails from.  We are stumped, but we think they are closest to one of the MacDonald clans. It appears that their color base is black, dark green, and dark blue.  Those colors also form the base of the National Scottish Tartan, they add red and/or white. When I saw the colors in this plaid dress, I thought it would be fun to have until we can figure out what their real family tartan is.  Finally, when the dress came in, I liked the feel of the thick, structured fabric and I loved that there is none of the usual pulling or gaping at the bust as I often get with button up shirts and dresses. Brooks Brothers did a stellar job on these shirt dresses and I wish I hadn't waited until they were on final sale to get one.  This white one would have been an amazing addition to my closet.  Great Scot! indeed.  Did anyone else picture Doc Brown in their mind?

I Am Wearing:

Dress: Brooks Brothers (current option)
Earrings: Blue Nile

Monogram Necklace: c/o Jane Basch Jewelry

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Clutch: c/o BCBG Max Azria (similar)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (Splurge | Steal)


  1. Plaid is my jam!! Love this look, very preppy and so cute on you!

  2. Thank you! I love it and it is the perfect weight for the cooler weather here. :)


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