Ahhh, this weekend was pretty perfect… between a few fun Christmas parties, we managed to squeeze in long walks to check out neighborhood decorations, a matinée of The Descendants and ended with a Sunday night curled up in front of the fire with warm bowls of chili & cornbread. This season has got me in ultimate cozy mode, and nothing seems more warm ‘n fuzzy than tartan plaids, preferably layered on top of each other for ultimate affect. Wouldn’t it be fun to decorate for the holidays using plaid as a unifying theme? Cut strips of fabric right from the bolt and use as napkins on an otherwise neutral table, and rely on the king of tartan for classic accessories for wardrobe & home. As Leighton so elegantly demonstrates, plaid is no longer relegated to Christmas morning pajamas…it makes an unexpectedly elegant print for a floor-length ball gown, perfect for the season’s galas. For more last-minute inspiration, don’t miss these other holiday boards:

*images: {row 1} gossip girl, invitations, purse {row 2} gingerbread cookies, gifts {row 3} truck, champagne, napkin, girl {row 4} scarf, gingerbread houses, list, cookies.

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    Brandy Lewis | December 19, 2011 at 9:09 am

    love love love *

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    Rowaida Fl | December 19, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Loving your Monday Inspiration board, so British, love it
    Have a wonderful week

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    Mackenzie {Design Darling} | December 19, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Nobody does inspiration boards better than you! I am officially mad for plaid 😉

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    Claire | December 19, 2011 at 9:40 am

    This is fabulous, being British I love tartan (as we call it!)

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    natalie | December 19, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I LOVE this inspiration board. I just threw a plaid themed holiday party- you can check out all the plaid-goodness here:


    • Camille Styles | December 19, 2011 at 10:35 am

      Oh Natalie, this is so adorable! Love love LOVE your tartan dress!

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    LittleRus | December 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I adore plaid, so British and so classy and the red one always makes me think of holidays. 🙂 x

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    erin | houseofearnest | December 19, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I love all of the super preppy trends right now and tartan tops my list! Cute assortment, and I especially love that little clutch!

    • Camille Styles | December 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      Me too! It’s such an unexpected print for a tiny purse…adorable!

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    karlita | December 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    oh.. i loved leighton’s outfit!! and my christmas tree has some plaid on it… I was dreaming of plaid napkins but never find them in red (only in green) so I wrapped a piece of art with a plaid paper instead (so that the dining room had something plaid).. hope to share it this wednesday at my blog.. great inspiration board!

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    Kathryn | December 20, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Thank you for the link love Camille!

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    Jonii | December 20, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Leighton’s dress is so 80’s! I love it! Reminds me of a an outfit I made in HS… I wore it with my fourteen hole docs, NIN patched leather, and a partially shaved head but very similar vibe on the dress. 😀

    • Camille Styles | December 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Haha, that sounds amazing!! 🙂

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    missy | December 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    i love this!!! adorable. perfect post for the holidays!

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    Seanna | December 21, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Love all the boards! What program do you use to create the boards? Happiest of Holidays!

    • Camille Styles | December 21, 2011 at 11:13 am

      Thanks! I use photoshop!

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