Style Challenge: Tartan Top Two Ways

You might be aware that my mom loves it when we dress alike. I happen to not like wearing the same thing as someone else. She started the habit when I was too young to know better. Now, I do it only occasionally–just to indulge her. Personally, I like having my own style and take on things.

Thankfully, during her recent visit we came to a compromise. A style challenge!

tartan and denim


Blouses: Bliss Seattle
Pants: Lucky and Hue
Boots: Cri de Coeur and MIA
Necklaces: Thrifted and Fremont Sunday Market

This shirt caught our eyes because it’s such a unique cut. My mom focused on the blue in the top and paired it with dark denim leggings. The flowy top balances the skinny pants nicely.

mom in tartan


The wrap-style front and shirt-tails added a feminine flair to what might otherwise be a regular plaid shirt. The white running through it inspired me to pair it with my wide, white jeans. To keep from looking sloppy, I half-tucked the top into my pants.

my take on the top

We do have similar tastes and we tend to like a lot of the same things. (During my mom’s visit we did a bit of shopping and bought the same leggings, necklaces, sweaters, tights, jackets, tunics, blouses.) But now, instead of twinsies (AKA Thing One and Thing Two), we can show our own take on an item of clothing.

I’m linking up with Fashion Should be Fun, Passion for Fashion, and Happiness at Midlife. See what all the others are wearing!


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20 responses to “Style Challenge: Tartan Top Two Ways

  1. geoff

    Love the long boots

    • Thank you! My mom borrowed them from me. She packed light, and raided my closet 😉

      • Bob

        No wonder she can travel with only a carry on…..contrast to my wife and I traveling with a carry on each and a checked suitcase each and using luggage scales repeatedly to check that our luggage is not overweight!!!!

        Thanks for this post featuring you and your Mom.

  2. Love the plaid and the wrap style front, it does add a nice feminine flare. That’s so cute that your Mom likes to dress the same and that’s even cuter you indulge her.

    Great look!

  3. I always love your style Jean! 😉 These tops are so unique: a blend of shirt and blouse! Tucking in the front when worn with wide leg pants looks best and I prefer the white. Would look great with white skinny jeans too. ❤

  4. Reblogged this on fashionable over 50 and commented:
    Fremont (Seattle) has several unique boutiques. Jean and I saw this pretty plaid shirt in the window. The fabric is soft and drapes nicely.

  5. Totally adorable! These mom/daughter moments are so precious. Never take them for granted! Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday & hope to see you next week too!
    Dawn Lucy

  6. This top is quite unusual for a tartan shirt! Great buy!

  7. This is such a great top, I can see why both of you bought them! Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


  8. That’s great that you indulge her once in a while. It looks great both ways.

  9. This post should be linked up too- double the trouble! #plaidurday

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