Spring Plaid

Posts like this are a personal reminder why I’m not a dedicated style blogger. One, my style would be so boring because I wear stripes + neutrals at least twice a week and two, there are some style things I just really don’t have a knack for–one of which is the front tuck (another is pattern mixing for men, if you’re curious.)

Guys, I feel like I look ridiculous here! Ashlee convinced me that my front tuck was fine and “cool,” but I kept looking at the photos after we shot and realized I have some ways to go before mastering this look. There are probably so many tutorials available but all tips are welcome :)

Ok onto the actual outfit–you’ve seen this shirt before on Instagram and it’s been on heavy rotation since making its way into my closet. I wore this outfit for a small business finance workshop yesterday and it was an easy casual-yet-pulled-together look. The shirt is really lightweight (so layer-able in the fall + winter, which awesomeee), making it ideal this time of year (as an aside, it’s going to be 80 degrees today…what!). It comes in a few different prints and runs a bit large, so consider sizing down. I’m wearing a small but have a medium in L.L. Bean flannels. PS: they’re doing the promo where you get a $10 gift card with any $50 purchase. Can’t even tell you how many times I’ve shopped with that before!

L.L. Bean Poplin Shirt


L.L. Bean shirt (c/o; size down–I usually wear a M in their flannel and have a S in this)
Old Navy jeans (old version of these)
Coach bag (old; newer style here and a bunch available on Etsy)
J.Crew Factory flats (old, similar below)
Warby Parker sunnies
Tissot watch
David Yurman cuff
Happiness Boutique earrings (c/o; old, similar below)

Casual weekend outfit

L.L. Bean women's button down

L.L. Bean Poplin Shirt

Photos by Ashlee


  1. 1

    Haha I still think you look way cool! You rock LL Bean like it’s nobodies business but yours! Love it!


  2. 3

    The front tuck looks FAB on you Monica! Love this look! And those white jeans! Who would have thought they were Old Navy!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

  3. 4

    o Monica, you are one of my most favorite blogs!
    Happy Easter!

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