A few weeks ago during Heritage Weekend, the Fashion Mister and I went out to “Ercildoune”. It’s a beautiful old property near Beaufort. They had opened the grounds and gardens to the public. I would have killed to see inside. Currently it is up for sale for some multi-million dollar figure so it’s not likely I’ll be seeing inside any time in the near future.
Tomorrow I’ll share some photos from around the property. While we were there the Fashion Mister and I did a little impromptu photo shoot. I had decided that morning since Ercildoune has a Scottish heritage, I would wear my plaid Tommy Hilfiger shift dress.
I purchased this plaid Tommy Hilfiger shift dress a couple of years ago at the outlet shop. I loved it instantly. Partly because it met the colour palette of the time and partly because I could imagine wearing it so many ways. As it turns out, this look is my favourite way to wear it. The wool plaid is perfect for cooler weather and by being grey rather than black it’s not such a harsh contrast to my fairly pale skin.
Being able to layer the look with a grey shirt, tights and my red cowboy boots makes it a perfect winter weekend look.
I also love the fact that it has two pockets so if I don’t want to carry a handbag I don’t need to. I have added my black quilted bag and a little silver and black jewelry to finish off the “country” look. It’s such a comfortable outfit to wear. Not just appropriate for weekends and the country though. I often wear it to work too. That’s one of the great things about a good ol’ classic like the shift dress, it can be so versatile.
The other cool thing about this look, it pays homage to my Celtic/Scottish heritage with the tartan and my American heritage in the cowboy boots! So it was kind of heritage weekend in many ways.
What do you think? Would you wear this look? Weekend only or work appropriate?
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