friday fashion crush: tartan

so, this post is a tad bit late.  what a whirl-wind week it has been!  a not-so-happy letting go of a beloved pet, to kids and carting them around, work, this wonderful blog, dog-sitting and getting ready for family coming to visit; it is a busy time. 

i am totally enamored with tartan this year and here are some of my favorite pieces...

a ladylike pencil skirt.
vintage, plaid umbrella from etsy. 
 ralph lauren
a true classic that can be casual or dressy and mixed up with your own personal style.  ~dana