Preppy Plaid

I felt like a world traveler last week… Upper East Side after work on Tuesday, Brooklyn after work on Wednesday, and New Jersey after work on Thursday! All in one week. Pretty impressive for a rarely-leaves-Manhattan-downtown-dweller, like myself.

On Thursday, I crossed state lines for the Tommy Hilfiger grand opening party at Garden State Plaza! A fun night filled with shopping (I picked out most of this outfit there!), some of the best finger foods (lobster rolls, gourmet grilled cheese, cheesecake), mingling, and more shopping! Be sure to swing by if you’re in the area. And if you have a passion for preppy, like me, you just might want to keep your wallet at home… So, so many cute things! 😉

Get the Look…

Navy Velvet Blazer (similar hereherehere) | Tommy Hilfiger Bow-Tie Button-Front Shirt, Sequin Top, Plaid Shorts c/o the new Tommy Hilfiger Store at Garden State Plaza | J.Crew Black Tights | J.Crew Navy Mary-Jane Pumps (similar on sale!) | Michael Kors Tote

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  1. 11.18.13
    stephanie commented:

    cute combo; the sequins and plaid 🙂
    xx Stephanie

  2. 11.18.13
    Rachelle commented:

    You look so adorable, how cute is this shirt and love the plaid shorts.


  3. 11.18.13
    Jenna commented:

    What a fun outfit! Loving the plaid & sequins together – would be perfect for holiday festivities! 🙂

  4. 11.18.13
    Kristin Waldman commented:

    This whole look is amazing. Loving the sequins, tartan, bows and blazer.

  5. 11.18.13
    Tracy M commented:

    This is awesome! Love the sequins and plaid together.
    Its Mostly About Fashion

  6. 11.18.13
    Chrissabella commented:

    You look gorgeous, love everything about this outfit!

    Greetings from London,

  7. 11.18.13
    Sarah commented:

    I am loving this outfit on you! The plaid is perfection!

    The Purse Snatcher

  8. 11.18.13
    Ashleigh commented:

    Love those shorts! Too cute!
    ~Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day}

  9. 11.18.13

    I’ve always been unsure about the shorts-in-any-season-but-summer thing, but you rock it!

  10. 11.18.13
    Jess Ann Kirby commented:

    OH MY GOD I am obsessed with those shorts. This look is adorable. Love it. xx Jess
    Prosecco and Plaid

  11. 11.18.13
    Mel commented:

    LOVE this outfit. You look perfectly polished and put together. The layers is beautiful and the sparkly top makes this outfit just pop. Love it!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

  12. 11.18.13
    christin commented:

    hey now, the upper east side is still in manhattan 😉

  13. 11.18.13
    Tori commented:

    Omgsh these shorts are bananas!! I am not always a fan of shorts with tights, but you totally kill it with this look…i love it!!! And you can never go wrong when you throw in some sparkles 🙂


  14. 11.18.13
    Samantha commented:

    Love the sparkles! You look great!

  15. 11.18.13

    Really impressed with their designer right now.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  16. 11.18.13
    Naghmeh commented:

    My gosh Jessica this is just the cutest outfit ever! Love the mix of preppy and glitter <3

  17. 11.18.13
    Mamalina commented:

    Amazing combination! Loving the shorts!!!



  18. 11.18.13
    Chelsea commented:

    These plaid shorts are adorable! Preppy styles always scream Fall to me and you look perfect Jessica.

    Chelsea & The City

  19. 11.18.13
    Meagan commented:

    Love this look! The sparkles are so fun! Perfect holiday outfit!

  20. 11.18.13
    Jessica commented:

    So so cute! Those plaid shorts are kind of my winter dreams come true! May have to hunt them down out here on the west coast 😉


  21. 11.18.13

    You look so cute! I’m loving the plaid shorts, I have a minor addiction to anything plaid!


  22. 11.18.13
    Ally commented:

    Love that sequin top! The whole outfit is just so fab and great for holidays!

  23. 11.18.13
    Jessica Rose commented:

    I agree with the guys above look to too cute!

    Jess. x

  24. 11.18.13
    Agi commented:

    This outfit is too cute!!!! Love the bow top and the sequin top. Gorgeous.


  25. 11.18.13

    those shorts are so cute! love how you paired them with a sparkly top! x

    & Pretty Things

  26. 11.18.13
    Nikki commented:

    This is fabulous! I love the sequins and plaid together. So adorable!


  27. 11.18.13
    Kacie's Kloset commented:

    I love this fashion forward look!

  28. 11.18.13
    Rebecca commented:

    This outfit is too adorable! I love the tights with the shorts and the sequined top!! So great for the winter months!

  29. 11.18.13
    michelle commented:

    you look great and i am obsessed with this outfit. i want all of it. it is the perfect christmas outfit!

  30. 11.18.13
    Code Overdressed commented:

    Beautiful! Love how you’ve mixed so many different textures into one pretty holiday outfit, you look so chic and perfect to party!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  31. 11.18.13
    Heather commented:

    I love your outfit! Very Blair Waldorf 🙂 I love pairing shorts with tights and heels. Happy to see you ventured into my home state for some shopping. Need to check out the new store.


  32. 11.18.13
    Stacey commented:

    Oh I love those sequins paired with plaid shorts!

    Five Minute Style 

  33. 11.18.13
    Zoe commented:

    This is so chic! Love this look

    xoxo Zoe

  34. 11.18.13
    Sam commented:

    Such a great way to style shorts for fall! Loved seeing you last week! Hope we can get together again soon xo

  35. 11.18.13
    Allison commented:

    In love with your outfit, inspiring!

  36. 11.18.13
    Deanna commented:

    This is simply adorable.

    Because I’m Obsessed

  37. 11.18.13
    AJ commented:

    Velvet + sequins + plaid = amazing! Perfect for the holidays.


  38. 11.19.13
    Lana commented:

    I am IN LOVE with this outfit, from the bow to the sequins to the plaid shorts. IN LOVE!

  39. 11.19.13
    Katie Albury commented:

    This is adorable…I love it!

    Katie x

  40. 11.19.13
    Lindsay Truax commented:

    I absolutely love these shorts. You certainly styled a great look to wear to the opening. Wish I could have been there to see your entrance.


  41. 11.19.13
    dollbaby1 commented:

    This whole outfit looks so beautiful on you!! You look like a glammed up Tommy Girl.
    Maybe my favorite outfit on you so far!

  42. 11.19.13
    Tiffany commented:

    Love the combo of colors/prints & textures! Such a cute look!

  43. 11.23.13
    Whitley S. commented:

    I am IN LOVE with this outfit!!!! Plaid and sequins are my favorite things, and I will definitely have to snag a pair of plaid shorts to go with my sequin top.

    Gorgeous as always!


    Simply Whit in a Sequined Life

  44. 11.26.13
    Sarah Lynn commented:

    Big fan of the tights and shorts… and the bow tie…. and the velvet…. you nailed it 🙂

  45. 11.26.13
    Vandelyn commented:

    Such a cute look! Love the sequin top layered on top.

    Happy Tuesday

    Ruffled Perfection

  46. 1.2.14
    Leah Behr commented:

    Such a cute combo!


  47. 1.3.14
    brighton keller commented:

    Love this look!!!!