Tartan, tartan and more tartan!!

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Since it looks like quite a few people like tartan (it is my most successful subject ever!!), I think I will have to update my last year’s post about it, with this year’s tartan clothing…..

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There are two problems though, the first one is, there’s not much around, I suppose the trend is fading. The second one is, Tartan needs to be good, otherwise it looks awful, so prices are definitely rather high.

But, I searched extensively and found some interesting things, even though not many, to be fair..  As a matter of fact, it has really been difficult to find tartan clothing and what there is, isn’t very nice, lots of cheap stuff!! I have found a site though, where they sell “preowned” things. They are mostly quality designer pieces:

http://www.covetique.com

There ‘s otherwise  “The Outnet”, from the “Net-A-Porter’s Group , which sells previous season’s items at discounted prices. Here too, you can find some very good quality things, perhaps the only way most of us can end up owning a designer’s piece!!

http://www.theoutnet.com

First of all, I would like to show you some accessories. I like the idea of wearing a simple outfit and then adding just one tartan piece:

Such a nice wallet! Why hide it in your handbag, use it as a small clutch instead!!

Or you could go for something more casual:

BARBOUR GREEN TARTAN MORAR TARRAS BAG

BARBOUR GREEN TARTAN MORAR TARRAS BAG

 

Or an I-Pad case, again, used as a clutch:

AMI ALEXANDRE MATTIUSSI tartan iPad case

AMI ALEXANDRE MATTIUSSI tartan iPad case

 

 

 

 

 

What about adding some tartan shoes? Not with the bag of course, instead of it!

I love this pair of high heels or these quite unusual ankle boots:

Can you imagine a LBD or a dark grey one with them?!? Beautiful.

If you really want something tartan on your phone too, here’s a case for it:

Blue Tartan Phone Case by PATTERNPANDA

Blue Tartan Phone Case by PATTERNPANDA

I also found this belt:

Fausto Pugliesi tartan belt

Fausto Pugliesi tartan belt

I would wear it on a pair of jeans, wouldn’t that be chic?!

Let’s now talk about clothes.

I have a gorgeous outdoor’s jacket:

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren tartan and faux fur jacket

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren tartan and faux fur jacket

 

 

 

This is the first time ever I see a faux fur collar which looks like a real one, it does look really nice.

 

 

 

Another jacket, which could be worn in a more elegant way, or not:

LOVE MOSCHINO women's tartan wool jacket - red check

LOVE MOSCHINO women’s tartan wool jacket – red check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now a couple of shirts, a silk one:

Tommy Hilfiger tartan shirt

Tommy Hilfiger tartan shirt

MIH JEANS GREEN SILK DOUBLE LAYER TARTAN TOP

MIH JEANS GREEN SILK DOUBLE LAYER TARTAN TOP

 

 

and a cotton one:

 

 

 

 

Next a top,

Boden HATTIE TOP

Boden HATTIE TOP

 

Isn’t it quite interesting? I would wear it with either a shirt or a long sleeves top underneath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, now some skirts!

a lovely, vintage dress:

Liana Woolen Tartan Dress With Pleated Skirt by MRS POMERANZ

Liana Woolen Tartan Dress With Pleated Skirt by MRS POMERANZ

Trousers:

Do wear all of these things with plain and newest trends for maximum effect.

This is it I am afraid…

E.

My winter wish list…. so far

It’s officially autumn!!! It is finally time to think seriously at the winter wardrobe, even though the weather here is still terribly nice… well…. hot anyhow, I WANT the cold weather!
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There are a lot of nice trends around but for the moment I am interested in only a few of them.

Ok, here is my wish list:

1 Vintage fur jacket. Best in mink or Astrakhan if you can afford it.  I would go for a short straight cut. images(2)759051837

 

 

 

2 Straight cut or boot cut mid blue jeans. I don’t actually have a pair!  They are going to look gorgeous with the fur jacket.

Levi's® MODERN DEMI SKINNY BOOTCUT

Levi’s® MODERN DEMI SKINNY BOOTCUT

3 Loafers, not sure if I prefer the “Gucci” loafers or the velvet slipper…. I wish I could have them both!  Anyway, I think they are both very nice with the fur jacket and jeans.

Pretty loafers black slip-ons

Pretty loafers black slip-ons

Pretty loafers  grey suede slip-ons

Pretty loafers grey suede slip-ons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Leather skirt or trousers

Cinque

Cinque

Twist & Tango

Twist & Tango

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Tartan skirt I think this will look nice with the next item on my list…

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6 Parka

Zara

Zara

 

 

 

 

That’s it. At least until the next time I look at a magazine I suppose….

E.