Day 211

Mad for Plaid

 Red & black silk plaid evening blouse, with black lace pants.

Red & black silk plaid evening blouse, with black lace pants.

Ok, it's about time we got back to some clothing, and what better to come back than with a classic Mom holiday ensemble.  This was her style all the way; silk taffeta, plaid evening blouse with black lace trousers, and a big ol' pearl chocker with a rhinestone and "onyx" clasp.  I actually think this top would look great with jeans and a kitten heel right?!

 While writing this, I fell into my usual research wormhole, and felt the burning need to find out just what the difference between 'Plaid' and 'Tartan' is.  So for those of you who may have ever wondered, here you go:

 In "House Beautiful," designer Scot Meacham Wood describes it simply: "All tartans are plaid, but, not all plaids are tartan." Plaids are patterns of stripes that meet at right angles. With tartans, the horizontal and vertical patterns match, creating a perfect grid. This blending of design and overlap of color can create thousands of potential patterns.”

 So there you have it.  And if you really want to know more, dive into this website.  This will tell you more than you ever imagined.  Isn’t procrastination fun?!

 http://www.scottishtartans.org/tartan.html