Tuesday, January 20, 2015

She vs. Me - Plaid

We're back with another She vs. Me post.  These posts came to life because as Sisters we often buy the same items of clothing.  Once we get said item home, we each style it our own way without talking each other about our plans so that it's a surprise until revealed at our "photo shoot".

A couple of weekends ago we discovered that a new Express Outlet had opened up on our side of town (actually, right in the middle of our two homes).  Among other items, we each picked up these red plaid studded tank tops for a rockin price.

Stacie's Details (left):

I wanted to keep my outfit casual chic.  Something I would wear to work or out for errands.  That's why I picked my distressed denim skirt and paired the plaid shirt with my favorite layering shirt in black.  I love my grey booties and thought they would be comfy and cute with the shirt.  For added pop, I wore my gold necklace (thanks Kellie) to tie it all together.  Many of the items I am wearing are things I have had for some time.  Luckily some are still available or there are very similar items out there as you will see below.



Plaid Tank - Express Outlet (not available online) // Long Sleeve Shirt - Alternative // Denim Skirt - Old Navy old; Similar // Necklace - Purple Peridot- out of stock; Similar // Grey Booties - Dana Buchman via Kohls

Kellie's Details (right):

I knew straight away that I wanted to pair this top with Leopard Print, so I did so with my shoes.  Maybe because of the small studs at the collar of this tank, it seems to be a natural pairing with faux leather as well.  The next time I wear this top, I may wear it with distressed denim & a black moto jacket - in fact, perhaps that needs to happen this week, lol!!

The cardigan is also a purchase from Express (not the outlet) & it is beyond cozy!  I took a risk wearing it for photos because it's definitely a relaxed fit (which added girth in these photos), but it's one of those sweaters you just want to wrap yourself in, especially on chilly days.



Plaid Tank - Express Outlet (not available online) // Chunky Marled Knit Cover Up - Express // Scuba Leggings - Express // Booties - Target (old); love these

Well, that's a wrap with another She vs. Me - two different takes on one item for outfit inspiration.  We're just waiting for the day we do one of these posts & show up wearing identical outfits! We'll just have a good laugh about that!

You can shop other red plaid tops below since Express Outlet doesn't have their items online.  Or visit your nearest Express Outlet to find it in-store.

Red Plaid Options:

P.S. Can I just say that we do not call each other by our real names in real life, so having her call me "Kellie" above seems so off to me!  And you have NO idea how hard it is for me to type "Stacie" on here, seriously, #TheStruggleIsReal :-)

*linking up with: Style Me Wednesday, The Pleated Poppy, I Feel Pretty, Random Wednesday, Whatcha Wearing Wednesday, Little Friday, Spotlight of the Week, Thursday Favorites, Happiness at Mid Life


  1. Wait a minute. What do you call each other if not your real names!?! I need to know this information! LOL. As usual, I love this type of post! It's so fun to see how you both choose the same piece, but then wear it in a completely different way! And Kellie, glad to see you putting that cardigan to good use. It really is SO COZY.
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  2. Love the plaid with the leopard!!

  3. I love these posts! It gives me such great ideas on how to restyle the same piece in my own wardrobe. Plus, it's fun to see both of your personalities come out in clothes. I love both looks. Both boots are so great. I am a totally boot fanatic.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  4. You two are so cute! This is such a great idea! I have this plaid top as well & usually pair it with black jeans & a blazer.


    1. Thanks Michelle! Pairing it with my black jeans is also on my list of ways to remix this top :-) I like your idea of the blazer too!!

  5. love that tank both ways! I am actually plaid addicted though so you can't lose with me,

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

  6. This is such a great idea for a post series! Love this tank and both ways you pretty ladies have styled it. I always love a pop of leopard and I think it would look amazing with a moto jacket too Kellie. Hope you are both having a great week:)

  7. As Gina said, what do you call each other. INTRIGUED! You both look so cute and I would totally wear both of these outfits. How fun to have a blog with your sister. I think I need to convince my sister to collaborate.

    1. Thanks Tracy!! I have to say having a "partner" in this blogging adventure has been great...just someone else who "gets it" with you :-)

  8. Love this top!


  9. Love both looks but I think a great third outfit would be the tank with the tight black shirt underneath it with the faux leather pants. Just a thought! Loved this post!

  10. I love posts like these! I love how the looks are so different and both so great.



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