Two Teens And Their Mama: Buffalo Plaid

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Buffalo Plaid


Buffalo is my favorite kind of plaid. 

Did you know that buffalo plaid is actually "Rob Roy Tartan", a pattern that traces all the way back to 8th century Scotland?  It was introduced in North America by Big Jock MacCluskey, a descendent of Rob Roy MacGregor, in the late 1800's in the form of heavy woven Scottish blankets.  Traded to the Sioux and Cheyenne for buffalo pelts, the pattern became known as buffalo plaid.

This is the kind of information still rattling around in my fashion major brain.  I may as well use that four year degree for something.  You're welcome.

Anyway, when I found this shirt at Old Navy, I knew I needed to add it to my collection.  It's a perfect light-weight flannel, and the popover style and rounded hem gives it a feminine touch.  As the weather gets colder I'll add a vest or sweater.

I've got my eye on a few other items.  This poncho from Kensie is adorable.



And what about these rain boots from Target?



And finally, the perfect accessory, a buffalo plaid scarf.



I bet Big Jock could have bartered for some beautiful buffalo pelts with those fashionable rain boots!

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41 comments:

  1. Love, love, love that buffalo plaid poncho!!!

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    1. I know....I really, really want it too.

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  2. Interesting history behind the buffalo plaid! Those rain boots are adorable!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Aren't they cute? I don't need a new pair, but they're tempting!

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  3. I love a little history. Buffalo plaid is one of my favorites.


    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  4. I love those rain boots! Right now I could really use them. I don't think it's ever going to stop raining around here. My back yard looks like the Everglades! Have a great rest of your week Lana!

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    1. I hope your rain is letting up. We've been getting our fair share too!

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  5. Love plaid!! You wear it well. :-)
    Darlene
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

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  6. The boots, the scarf! So, so cute. Were you hit with the deluge of rain this weekend, Lana? Man alive, it was quite something. Happily there was a window of dryness during the trick-or-treating phase. I need new boots - my son's grade 7 ones are sorely in need of replacement.

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    1. I think the buffalo plaid boots are calling your name! We had so much rain on Halloween weekend - and this one wasn't much better!

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  7. Oh HECK YES to buffalo plaid! I love your shirt!!! Did you see the buffalo plaid vest at Target?? OMGeee...need and want now! It's 25% off now but my store doesn't have my size! Argh!!! XOXOXO

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  8. Wow I had no idea about buffalo plaid! I do find that my eye is drawn to it, though!
    I saw some good stuff at Target earlier today.

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    1. Target has a great selection. You would look great in these colors!

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  9. Love it all! I just may have to get that shirt! I had no idea you have a degree in fashion!!!

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    1. Thanks Sheila. I don't use it anymore, but yep!

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  10. I always wondered why it was called buffalo plaid! And the rainboots are adorable ... I wonder if I could get snowboots in a similar pattern though?!

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  11. So so cute Lana!!! You look fabulous in buffalo plaid!!!

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  12. I didn't know that about buffalo plaid - but it is one of my favorites.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  13. Thanks for sharing the history, so interesting! I LOVE those buffalo plaid boots from Target!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Me too. I'm not sure how long I can resist them.

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  14. I have a shirt like yours and I love it with black skinny jeans. I want all the three other picks in red buffalo print, especially the boots. And nice story, Lana.

    Have a fabulous weekend. <3 Ada.

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    1. I will try it with my black jeans - great idea!

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  15. I'm loving buffalo plaids these days too. Fantastic poncho!
    Thanks for sharing with us on My Refied Style today!!
    Jennifer

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  16. Love the poncho and the scarf! Thanks for sharing the interesting story of how buffalo plaid came to America & got its name.

    I saw your post today in the My Refined Style linkup. Here's my My Refined Style post...
    http://www.midlifemakeover.me/2015/11/style-recommendations-and-weight-loss.html

    Have a great day!
    Jeanine

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. Off to read your post now!

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  17. Those rain boots are tooo cute! I've been wanting to add some buffalo plaid to my closet and you are certainly offering me lots of inspiration today.

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    1. Oh, those boots. I may have to get them!

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  18. Lovely top and I had no idea about the history so this is neat, thanks for sharing.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

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  19. And great minds think alike! We have the same top and I love mine!

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    1. I bet this top looks great on you, Carrie!

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  20. Buffalo plaid catches my eye every fall when I start looking for things to keep me warm on cold days. Love these items you have shown.... those boots are simply way too cute!

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  21. I am a major fan of the red and black combination. Thanks for sharing your style point of view on the My Refined Style Linkup!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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