Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Did they take a poll on this? It's been a long time since I've seen that movie, but if dead men don't wear plaid, then this is not the season to die. It appears that plaid is the fad of the season.

Now, when I was a young tender thang, I wore a lot of plaid. Our high school adopted the tartan plaid of the Clan Campbell of Scotland. We were (and it still is) the home of the Mighty Argylls. We wore an Argyle plaid. We also wore plaids of black and gold. Loved that stuff! I was pretty skinny back then, so the plaid was a good thing, Martha. I even had plaid socks.

Meanwhile, years have passed and not always so kindly to me. Look around you--plaids are even on your underwear. I kid you not. I suppose I can take a plaid inside my jacket, or maybe on a handbag. This is one girl who probably won't go for the plaid (although there are these readers glasses in red plaid that has me thinking twice about my NO PLAID AFTER 50 rule.) Most of my tartans and plaids belong on sofas and pillows, thankewverrymuch.

But I found myself in a plaid back in the day and decided to show you that indeed, not only was I paper doll thin--but I could wear plaid.

So, are you going to wear plaid this season, and if so, what color combos are you leaning towards?


Lynette Sowell said...

Not if I can help it. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Very chic, Crystal. :)

I go for the classic look. By the time I get with a "trend," it's on the way out. LOL!

My favorite color is purple in most of its shades. I tend to ignore what's "in," and wear what I like and what looks good on me.

Susan :)

Carrie said...

Love plaid flannel...nightgowns. Don't wear it outside anymore, unless you count traipsin' out to the bird feeder in said nightgown and house-slippers!hee Blue plaid...night watch, or any plaid with blue. I like blue. Hoping it gets cold here this year! Loves me some cold...snuggly weather, bundling up in my blankies and reading...oh yeah!

Anonymous said...

The last time our household saw plaid was one holiday season when my husband offered to dress our approx. 2-year-old daughter for church. She came out in the prettiest green and red flannel....nightgown. No kidding, it even had little red bows.

It was loaned to us by a friend and he'd never seen it before. He thought it was a dress. : )

No, we don't plan on jumping on the plaid bandwagon this Christmas.