Day 4 and the cold winter weather is back (with a high of 55 degrees!) Saturday is one of my favorite days of the week -- aside from the fact that it's the weekend and I have the weekends off -- because this is the day that I usually get a lot of my shopping done, which is exactly what's on the agenda today! So when the temperature drops the first pieces that comes to mind are flannel in plaid, heavy knit, and leather boots!
And speaking of plaid, nothing irks me more than hearing others using erroneous names for a print and fabric. Yes, there's a distinction between print (or pattern) and fabric. For instance, flannel is a type of fabric which is made from a soft cotton or wool. And in terms of print, there's also a great distinction between plaid, gingham, and buffalo checks (oh yes, you heard that right -- there's a difference.) Here's a little visual:
(1) plaid - Different colored yarns in a crossbarred pattern.
(2) gingham - Think Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz or a picnic table cloth. The squares are usually two colors: white and some other color.
(3) buffalo checks - Like gingham, but with larger checks or squares and usually consists of more than two colors.
1. plaid 2. gingham
3. buffalo checks
plaid shirt by BDG -- Urban Outfitters
knit sweater by BDG -- Urban Outfitters
jeans by BDG -- Urban Outfitters
boots by Steve Madden
purse by Marc by Marc Jacobs
flower head wrap by 5|48 -- Saks 5th Avenue