Day to Night look: Buffalo Plaid

March 16, 2016

Happy Monday! Today’s post topic is something new for me; although I know lots of other bloggers have done it before and that is sharing with you my day to night look while styling buffalo plaid.



As a mom of four children I LIVE in leggings or exercise pants while at home and running small errands; However, there are moments where even a quick story-time at the library or Target warrant a little more dressing up, hence a bit of lipstick or doing my hair differently such as this side braid attempt.


When I have a t-shirt on during my day time look sometimes adding extra coverings or layers makes the look more put together, hence the addition of my new buffalo plaid button up top from a new site I love called NewChic (see how I styled a shirt dress and kimono from New Chic this week). I am late to the buffalo plaid bandwagon, but then again I am a mom and shopping (unless done online with great sales) rarely happens. With that I must say I am proud to own my first buffalo plaid shirt and I LOVE it.

For this particular top I made sure to order a few sizes larger than what I wear as this site (NewChic) ships from China and I worried the sizes would be off from here in the United States so I didn’t want to go with my size (typically L or XL) and receive something that was more medium or small here in the USA. I selected the US 14 size which converts to 2XL for Asia and the top fit perfectly and layers just as I like it too, without being tight nor too big. Perfect for lots of movement with the children and looking nice while at it.




For the night time or date look I decided to dress up a little black dress with the same buffalo plaid and black accessories while adding a touch of light red into my lip color.


My go- to date night look is little black dresses ( see LBD examples here, and here), so I was thrilled to be able to pull this look off wearing the same buffalo plaid top.


Plus the hubby prefers skirts and dresses over leggings any day for a date night, but what man wouldn’t (insert wink face).

Outfit details:

Day: Buffalo Plaid top: c/o New Chic (get 20% off your order with code blog20off, not good with any gift codes*//Leggings: c/o Target via Brandzaffair//Tee: 65 MCMLXV//Shoes: Target, old//Lipstick: Revlon, similar

Night: Buffalo Plaid top: c/o New Chic//Dress: Michael Michael Kors, similar//Booties: Pink Blush Boutique, same, similar//Purse: Kate Spade New York, similar//Lipstick: similar

*New Chic gifted me this buffalo plaid top in exchange for a review. This review/post is 100% my own opinion and not that of New Chic. Thank you for supporting the brands or sponsors of my blog.

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  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom March 16, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Your day fringe booties are so hot! And, I love the black and red colors you stuck with for both looks. I have yet to do a day and evening look, but I should soon!


  • Trang Do March 16, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Great outfit! Love the shirt so much!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Osy Stylediarybyosy March 16, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Love both looks, I would never have thought a shirt over an lbd could work as s dress up look but this definitely works.

  • Becky @ bybmg March 16, 2016 at 7:33 am

    These are great looks, Rachel!! I love how the plaid shirt has a fun pocket, too!

  • Whitney 'Nic' james March 16, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Great looks! My fave is the second look. Love the way you styled the shirt!


  • Vale March 16, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Loving your fringed booties and that bag is wonderful, I want it ! Kisses from Italy

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion & beauty blog

  • Vanessa Berlin March 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Girl! you know how to rock plaid shirts! you look adorable!

    Vanessa, xo!

  • Amy Ann March 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I love buffalo plaid! Great transition. Those boots are cute. I have a similar pair I really like.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Tif @ Bright on a Budget March 17, 2016 at 10:31 am

    You know how much I love buffalo plaid!!! Perfect looks:)


  • Victoria Fox March 17, 2016 at 11:50 am

    How chic do you look!!! I am loving this post! Two ways are the best! So versatile!

  • Shea March 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I love both looks–that top is so versatile! It totally works dressed up or dressed down. Love the braid too! 🙂

  • Ada March 18, 2016 at 8:41 am

    You look so sassy in the daytime photos. I own a top just like this but haven’t worn it in ages. You are making me want to wear it ASAP. Love love the nighttime look. The Kate Spade bag is gorgeous. How much was it?

    P.S. Are you still looking for Tuesday co-hosts?

  • Lisa March 18, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Love your style!

  • Sheela Goh March 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Woah Rachel, look at you go with that sassy side braid!! And that hubba hubba hubba LBD. Your booties, I feel, deserve extra special attention. We know how much I love booties and these are definitely worthy of second, third, fourth glances!!!

    There’s a brand new link-up on my blog, Perfectly Flawed, and I would love it for you to come and join in xoxo

  • Liz @ Downtown Demure March 20, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Both looks are super cute and wearable! I recently bought my first red buffalo plaid shirt, and I keep wearing it with on thing (my black jeans). Thanks for giving me more inspo to work with!

    Liz @ Downtown Demure

  • Monique Joy March 20, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Love this idea. You ladies inspire me to mix up my wardrobe 🙂

  • Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort March 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Revlon Super Lustrous is my favorite lipstick of all time! It really has the power to dress up an outfit.

  • Beth Newman March 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Oh how I adore the red buffalo plaid.

  • Stephanie March 21, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I love the night look. What a fun way to rock a pattern while looking ready for a night on the town.

  • Angie March 22, 2016 at 7:30 am

    You are so sultry!! Love the way you’ve styled the buffalo plaid and your hair braided like that!

    Thanks for joining the linkup last week, feel free to use the #reasonstodress on twitter for a RT of any of your posts! I’d love to have you at this week’s linkup! Cheers, Angie from reasons to dress

  • Rachel March 22, 2016 at 9:01 am

    looking great! love that plaid!

  • Michelle Orsi April 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Love the night time look. I usually think of buffalo plaid as a ‘daytime’ print so I love seeing it dressed up a bit