Black and White Plaid Blouse

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I scooped up this black and white plaid blouse from Loft last spring and I just love how easy and chic it is!  It can be paired down with jeans and boots for every day or it can be dressed up with a timeless pencil skirt and heels (these are currently under $35) for work or special occasions.  Whether worn alone or under a classic blazer, this flattering and feminine top is perpetually effortless and versatile.  Unfortunately, this particular style is sold out but I’m linking to this one above which is only $12 as well as similar options at the bottom of this post.  Be sure to scroll down to shop these affordable alternatives!  I hope your Monday is off to a positive start.  Our weekend was busy per usual but we did manage to squeeze in some downtime and explore a Halloween themed village at the Milleridge Inn yesterday.  If you live on Long Island, I’d highly recommend it.  It’s extremely charming and there’s something for everyone there from pumpkin painting, tarot card readings, a magic show and of course, a haunted house (be warned: it’s very spooky). Additionally, there are an array of quaint shops and a bakery where I picked up a loaf of cinnamon bread.  The kids had it warmed up this morning with hot cocoa which was an ideal way to start this gray and cool day.  Plus, our kitchen smelled heavenly!

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