Monday Blues...and Blacks and Tans

Wow - this weekend FLEW by!  Weekends typically go pretty fast, but I am fairly certain I blinked on Friday afternoon and woke up Sunday night.  This makes me a little uneasy because I have a crazy busy week coming up. I keep telling myself to be grateful that I am busy - it must means things are happening and moving forward!  But there's definitely a part of me that wants to either pull the covers over my head for the next five days or hop a plane to the nearest deserted island!  So let's get down to what we are here for today - this awesomely perfect plaid top!  I actually saw another blogger (much bigger than lil old me) wearing it on Instagram and I loved it and had to have it!  There are a million flannels out there, but here is why I particularly love this one:  #1. It's not really a flannel - the fabric is lighter, so I could totally see wearing this into the spring and even summer with shorts.  #2.  It's over-sized without being sloppy and it's long in the back - so it's perfect to pair with leggings (girls - please be covering your bums when you wear leggings...unless you are like 16 years old and carbs still don't affect you - then you are fine!).  #3.  The colors are great.  I paired it with faux leather leggings here, but it would look just as great with denim.  I also love these booties...and little secret they were originally $129 and are now on sale for $49.99!  Also come in black!  Enough said.  Finally, I am super excited about this black bucket bag.  I'll be really honest - I know bucket bags have been trendy for awhile now, but I have been shying away because they remind me of the mini-backpacks we carried in like 8th grade (well depending on how old you are).  Anyways, I figured I would break myself in with one from Forever 21 and I have to admit - I kind of love it!

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Shop the Look!

Pants - ASOS Petite Leather Look Leggings - $38 / Top - Thread & Supply 'Malibu Pier' Plaid Shirt - Nordstrom - $44 / Booties - Nine West Kacey Peep Toe Booties - $129 - SALE $49.99!! / Bag - Faux Leather Hobo Bag - Forever 21 - $29.90 (it looks like black is sold out online - but other great options below!)