The Little Plaid Dress

the little plaid dressYesterday I posted a little analogy that I made up on Facebook that goes like this ” The Little Plaid Dress is to City as The Little Black Dress is to Country.”

It’s a true story, while I have both dresses in my closet,  I want to talk a little more about “The Little Plaid Dress” or TLPD. First thing is first, I do mean little, mine is pretty short. It’s a classic red plaid with a few ruffles on the sleeve edges & front. Every girl should have a TLPD in her closet if not a few of them.

With a few accessories & some cowboy boots, you can take TLPD up a few levels. The key is to match but not too much, you don’t want to look like you belong at a halloween party. Pair unique vintage & “city” pieces with your dress to give it a fun, polished & classy look.

My accessories of choice? Michael Kors cocktail ring, vintage gold horse shoe bracelet & here you can see I added a belt. It’s actually an old english riding belt that I used when I did equitation as a teenager, it still fits. I love pairing the unexpected with this dress.

red Lucchese Classic cowboy boots

Aren’t these red boots the bomb? Lucchese 2000 boots in red to go with my Little Plaid Dress. Thank you closet of Tina for letting me steal these boots, you are too kind.

Throw everything together & you get this.

The Little Plaid Dress is a success. I’m curious, how do you wear your Little Plaid Dress? Send a photo to raquel@horsesandheels.com & I just might feature you in an upcoming post.

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21 comments on “The Little Plaid Dress
  1. Suzie Salmon says:

    Well don’t you look cute!!! I love your LPD. I just bought one…in Paris! We western girls are obviously trend setters that the rest of the world is finally catching on to 🙂

    • Raquel says:

      Thank you! Paris? That is so awesome! You went all around the world to find a little piece of country, I love it!

  2. Sharon says:

    You look very lovely in your LPD. I love the ring (confession: it was the first thing I noticed). If I were to were the LPD (in the city) I would have to go with a higher heel . . probably on an ankle boot or maybe a thigh high. I have to think about it.

  3. grace says:

    Soooo cute! I dont have a little plaid dress, I need one though lol

  4. jamie says:

    you are so beautiful my dear friend raquel <3 and so is your furry little friend! im envious of your horsie and boots!

    you rock
    xx

  5. tracy says:

    You look amazing. I have been admiring plaid the last few weeks and your dress is adorable. I love the belt you paired with it and those red boots so pretty.

  6. I have one! A pretty turquoise, navy, and white one!! LOVE IT!!

    -Heather
    http://www.buckupbaby.blogspot.com

  7. Fanny says:

    Omg! Raquel! you are such a pretty girl! You look so cute with that plaid dress!
    It match perfectly with the boots! love it x

  8. Melissa says:

    those boots are the bomb and you look amazing

  9. Jamie says:

    oh Raquel, beautiful as always!! and that ring rocks! and omg girl i thought of you the other day.. guess why?! i was taking blog photos and i saw a horse!!! i ran up to the horse and his owner and begged if i could take a photo the next day for my next blog post and the horse and its owner said yes! sad news is, i never got the chance to meet up with them because i went to san francisco for Fashion’s Night out =X

    anyway, just thought id share that story with you lol
    have a great weekend girl! talk to you soon

    xx

  10. Gertrude says:

    This style suits you perfectly! xo

  11. Stacy says:

    Looks so great on you! I’ve got one too, in blue and red plaid 🙂

    xStace
    TEE&FAME

  12. Simon says:

    A lady can never go wrong with a plaid dress! Thumbs up!

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  15. Donna says:

    This would look great with leggings and english riding boots as well.

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