When Skies Are Grey

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1-Grey plaid midi skirt 3

1-Grey plaid midi skirt 1

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It is a grey and dreary day here in Michigan and boy, am I having a hard time getting motivated! Normally I don’t mind a rainy day if I can just stay in and cuddle up with my puppies, but I have so much that I wanted to accomplish today. This blog post was supposed to be up early this morning and that didn’t happen, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. The truth is, all I want to do today is watch TV and eat a box of donuts!

I bought this grey plaid skirt from Ruche last winter, and it’s wool material makes it the perfect fall/winter skirt. It makes me feel like I should be going on a sleigh ride wearing a cape, fur hat (faux of course) and muff. Since it is not quite cold enough for all of that yet, I paired it with this kelly green cardigan from ModCloth. These cropped cardigans have definitely become a staple in my wardrobe, they work perfectly with my fuller skirts and fit & flare dresses.

I hope you are having a little more luck staying motivated than I am today. I think it’s time for me to have another cup of coffee……..and maybe that box of donuts ;).



Outfit details….Skirt/from Ruche (last winter), Cardigan/from Modcloth, Shoes/from Target (old), Necklace/from Tiffany&Co.

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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  • Stopping in from the link up. I really like your outfit. The colors, the plaid, everything! I am short so sometimes long skirts/dresses look funny on me.

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Tricia! :)

  • I totally feel you on the challenge to feel motivated on a dreary day! But those bright colors are so pretty on you :) I love this outfit.

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Daisy!

  • Darcy

    Love the color on your sweater!!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Darcy!

  • You suit bright emerald, it really brightens up the whole look. You look fab!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Lorna Mai! :)

  • Such a sweet look! I’m loving this skirt! Ruche is a great store! When it rains it’s hard for me to be motivated too. You aren’t alone! Thanks for the birthday wishes! ox

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Marianne! Ruche is definitely one of my favorite stores :).

  • I have to say that I’m totally looking for a blue plaid piece this fall and I’m bummed this was something you got last year.

    Let me know if you find anything else like it!!

    (and I love the outfit btw :)


    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Kate! I will definitely keep an eye out and let you know if i find something similar. I’m always on the lookout for cute clothes ;).

  • I’ve fallen for everything plaid as of late (yet I don’t own any of it myself) and I really like how you paired this with the bright green! You look rockin’ :)

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks so much! You should definitely do something about not owning anything plaid ;). I can’t get enough! Lol.

  • Amy Ann

    Rainy days are always production killers for me. Lovely outfit!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Truly, Tamara

      Aren’t they?! We’ve had too many of them lately, but I guess I better get used to it. Winter will be here before you know it :(. Thanks for stopping by, Amy Ann!

  • You look lovely in this plaid skirt! Green is a gorgeous color on you!


    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Kathrine! You always have the sweetest things to say :).

  • Green looks awesome on you! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Truly, Tamara

      Aww thanks, Ashley! :)

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Tatyana!

  • I love this! It looks so comfy!

    • Truly, Tamara

      It is pretty comfortable, and warm too ;). Thank you, MacKenzie!

  • Totally feeling ya on the rainy bit. Same here. Love this adorable green cardigan! Too cute with your terrific plaid skirt!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Jennie! :)

  • I loved this outfit as soon as I saw it on Instagram! The gray plaid goes perfectly with the kelly green cardi. Don’t you love the cropped cardi’s? They go perfectly with so many outfits and are great for fall/winter. Most of the time I, too, just want to stay home and watch TV and eat donuts! I wish that was every day but sadly that’s not how life works, haha.

    xo, Serli

    • Truly, Tamara

      I wish life would work that way! Lol. Thanks so much for your kind words, Serli :). I love these cardigans so much! I have four of them and I think I need more ;). I just saw that they have a yellow one now.

  • TV and donuts sounds perfect! I love the vintage vibe of this outfit! The kelly green color looks great on you!


    • Truly, Tamara

      It always sounds perfect to me too! That’s the problem, lol ;). Thank you, Jill!

  • Love the color of the cardigan! Such a great color on you!!
    I am so jealous you guys are getting rain! We desperately need it in SoCal!
    Great Post!!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Riva! I would gladly send some rain your way if I could. I guess we really take it for granted. Hopefully you guys get some soon!

  • Lea

    Love that color green on you!