Punked

There are two things for which I’m always scouting whenever I’m on a shopping expedition…that “perfect” pair of jeans (the fashion equivalent of the holy grail, I believe!) and dresses!!

Notice how I didn’t specify what kind of dresses??  That’s because it really doesn’t matter…next to the allure of well-fitting denim, nothing grabs my attention like a fabulous frock!!  I mean, how adorable is this swingy little red plaid number that I found at Forever 21 a couple of weeks ago?!

If you’re a regular reader, you’ve noticed by now that I don’t often wear the colour red; but red plaid seems to be the exception…and today, I thought that the dress’s simple 60’s-inspired silhouette would be the perfect complement to my slouchy utility jacket, black tights, and buckle-tastic booties!!

There’s still a bit of purple in my hair, too, for a punkish finishing touch!!  🙂

P.S.  I’ve linked up with Style Nudge and RedTagChic’s “Shoe and Tell” feature…be sure to check it out!!

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  1. February 9, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Great look as always, and I love love your jacket.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

    • February 10, 2015 / 4:58 am

      I'm actually the proud owner of TWO military-style jackets, dearest Sue…this super-casual one, and another more "fitted" one with contrasting, faux-leather sleeves. I think I have all my (army) bases covered, haha!! 😉

  2. February 9, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    Love this dress I saw it online and thought it was the cutest! Now that I know what it looks like on I may have to make a purchase haha 🙂 Love how your paired it with the tights and those stunning heels! xx

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
    twitter.com/floralandsmiles

    • February 10, 2015 / 5:00 am

      Yes, yes…go ahead and buy your own red-plaid dress, dearest Kelsey and Kenecha!! I'd love to see how YOU style it!! XOXO

  3. February 10, 2015 / 6:03 am

    At first I was like, Oh that dress is so cute, but then as I scrolled down, I was like, HOLY SMOKES those boots!! 😛 Those are H-O-T! And together the entire outfit is very stylish and a bit punky like you declared.

    Love it!!

    Love,

    Ann of Kremb de la Kremb

    • February 10, 2015 / 3:15 pm

      Those boots certainly make a statement, don't they, dear Ann?! 😉 They're perfect for adding some edge to a look that's casual or pretty…and turning it into something just a bit more "wow!!" 😉

    • February 11, 2015 / 1:12 am

      Plaid turns the colour red into an unequivocal "do" for me, dearest Dawn!! 😀

  4. February 10, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    I'm always looking for dresses too, specifically for ones that are easy to wear so I can wear them on casual days. Yours falls just into that category! Love it!

    Bella Pummarola

    • February 11, 2015 / 1:19 am

      Dresses can be sooo perfect for casual days…right, dearest Anett?! One piece, add some accessories, and you look like you made a HUGE effort…but it's actually super-easy!! XOXO

  5. February 10, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    How cute are you in this outfit – the dress is so adorbs with everything you wore with it!! If you still haven't – why don't you share this lovely pair of booties at the Shoe & Tell link up I am co-hosting this week with Cherie James!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • February 11, 2015 / 6:59 am

      Glad you like this plaid, touch-of-punk look, dearest Rebecca!! And of course I'd love to join your "Shoe and Tell" link-up…thank you so much for the invitation!! XOXO

  6. February 10, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    This look is SO ravishing!! Love your awesome & edgy combo. Plus, your hair, is inspiring me to possibly change mine up too. Eeeee, happiest week ahead sweets!! xo

    • February 11, 2015 / 7:07 am

      Oooh…now I'm all excited about seeing YOUR new hairdo, dearest Veronika!! Are you thinking of revisiting the fuchsia, or have you got something else in mind?! 😉

    • February 11, 2015 / 3:31 pm

      I'm thinking of going blonde!! <3 In the meantime though… I've added a wig to my life, and in fact, wearing it in today's vlog!! Such a fab & easy way to change up my look. Yay hair, haha, always so much fun, right?!! xo

    • February 11, 2015 / 8:34 pm

      Are you going to go all-over blonde…or just blonde highlights?! Sandy blonde…or platinum blonde?! And the wig…is it blonde?! Oh wow, dearest V…now I'm DYING to head over to your blog to see what's what; I'll be there ASAP!! XOXO

  7. February 11, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    I'm loving your fabulous black, buckle ankle boots Monika. And, paired with the buffalo check dress and army jacket it makes for a great look.!
    Thank you for linking up with Shoe and Tell on Style Nudge!!!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

    • February 11, 2015 / 7:55 pm

      A little "dangerous" – but in a very good way! – that's how I always think of these boots, dear Cherie!! Thank you so much for visiting!! 🙂

  8. February 14, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    Love this dress, and I really like how you've put it with those boots for that edgy look…looks really pretty <3 …oh gosh, I just scrolled up again to have one last look at the outfit and then I noticed that bag!!! LOVE IT EVEN MORE!!!
    xxxxxxxxxxx

    http://segenswunsche.blogspot.co.uk/

    • February 17, 2015 / 4:02 am

      I'm really happy that you like this look so much, dear Lisa…thank you for your visit!! Of course, I've stopped by YOUR blog to say "hi!" as well!! 🙂

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