November 18, 2015

{Bookish} Style Files: Plaid Adventures

I'm really excited to put a new spin on {Bookish} Style Files! Even though I've never had any interest in creating an actual style blog chronicling my outfits, I do love the challenge of putting together a look that fits my personal aesthetic perfectly. So, I've decided to start pairing my outfits with book covers as a variation of this feature!

Bookish Style Files November

The Outfit:

Whenever cooler weather comes around, I consider three things my outfit staples - a leather jacket, a plaid flannel shirt and boots. The weekend I went apple picking with Rachel, I wanted to dress up in my usual fall gear so I could share one of my go-to looks with you guys. Everything in this outfit is definitely a wardrobe staple! My leather jacket is an old one, so I don't remember where I got it. I got my plaid scarf, blue flannel shirt, black shirt and skinny jeans from Forever 21. My sunglasses are from the Philippines.

The Books:
1. Magnolia by Kristi Cook | This novel is, by far, one of the cutest YA contemporary romances I've read all year! I'm always drawn to stories set in the South and to stories where the relationship goes from love-to-hate and stories where the couple has some history. Magnolia ticks off all three of those things, and it was super adorable!

2. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan | I was really obsessed with Ryan's zombie series (particularly the last book, which had me ugly crying by the end of it), so I'm eager to pick up this standalone novel. It's a revenge story, which is always fun to read, and I have faith that her writing will do this plot justice.

3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer | I'm a huge fan of the way that Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series puts a spin on fairy tale characters I grew up with! I've been eagerly anticipating the last novel Winter (which was out last Tuesday), but the entire series has been such an entertaining read from start to finish. It's a great ensemble story (with such memorable characters), and I highly recommend it!


  1. Just added Magnolia to my wish list! I love southern contemporary stories, especially since I grew up in New York so I find their lifestyle so interesting! Your fall style is on point :-) I'm sad that it's going to be too cold to wear leather jackets soon! This season I am totally with you in that I want plaid EVERYTHING!

  2. I LOVE plaid flannel shirts at this time of year! I have three now from Old Navy and wear them pretty much every weekend lol. Also great picks for books! Loved Magnolia and Cinder but haven't read Daughter of Deep Silence yet.

  3. Oh, this looks so awesome :D Your outfit looks stunning Alexa. <3 You look gorgeous. Thank you for sharing about it :)

  4. My mom used to paint plaids as a textile artist so I love a good plaid. I could actually see the main character in Daughter of Deep Silence rocking a similar outfit while scoping out her revenge targets ;)

  5. Leather jackets + plaid shirts always go perfectly together! Love the red sunnies- it gives such a pop to your outfit, Alexa. So jealous, the weather is getting cooler there. I wish I could wear a classy scarf in Manila.


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