Plaid clad in Los Angeles

Denim jacket: Anthropologie (similar  here ) | Blouse and shorts: Old Navy (shorts available  here ) | Tote: Cuyana (available  here ) | Sandals: Lucky (similar  here )

Denim jacket: Anthropologie (similar here) | Blouse and shorts: Old Navy (shorts available here) | Tote: Cuyana (available here) | Sandals: Lucky (similar here)

This weekend I went to LA to visit my sister & her husband, and had a total blast. I have never felt particularly comfortable in LA before, but this past weekend showed me a side of the town I'd never seen. We explored downtown LA and stopped at Grand Central Market, did BBQ and karaoke in Koreatown, and strolled the beaches and canals of Venice - all in addition to goofing around in the hot tub in their backyard and cooking dinner on their grill. I could not have asked for a more perfect weekend. 

I wore this plaid combo on a walk to Paper or Plastik Cafe. (Where I had the most DELICIOUS lavender chai latte - - seriously, go try it.)

Plaid is the easiest pattern to mix and match, in my opinion. Any color palette or size ratio you choose is going to work as long as you're spunky enough to pull it off. Normally I'd have done my hair and worn a bright red lip, but this was the morning after, so....messy hair and no makeup won out.

Here are a few more plaid pieces I'm loving - perfect for picnics, road trips, and lounging in hammocks.