Iconic Female Characters And The Plaid Skirt

Iconic Female Characters And The Plaid Skirt

Why this fashion trend is so powerful and my favorite obsession.
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I like to think I have a better, classier wardrobe than I actually do. For example, my obsession with plaid skirts is far greater than the number of them I actually own. There is just something about a good plaid skirt that makes me feel powerful when wearing it. A plaid skirt is not your average skirt. It possess confidence and makes you think you have your life together while wearing it. I know my love for plaid and schoolgirl clothes comes from some of my favorite female characters of all time. Even though most of these characters possess qualities that may make them spoiled or insensitive, they still are empowering women that have killer style with confidence and poise.

As a plaid lover you, would know that no other TV show or movie wears plaid like "Clueless." Cher Horowitz is the QUEEN of matching plaid outfits. I just NEED her iconic wardrobe in my life. Maybe then I would get someone like Paul Rudd to fall in love with me.

Rachel Green, the best (and my favorite) "Friends" character played by Jennifer Aniston, consistently wears the cutest '90s outfits whether they be plaid or not. My fashion sense definitely takes huge inspiration from her spunky style. She makes every outfit look cute, whether she's going through another break up with Ross or serving coffee.

Heathers is one of my favorite films but the musical is even better when it comes to the fashion. Not only is a scrunchie (my favorite accessory) one of the main props in the film/musical, but Veronica goes through one of the most iconic wardrobe changes from her casual nobody outfit, to a Heathers plaid skirt and matching jacket. No one else in this show dresses like them, which makes me want to go out and buy matching knee high socks.


What is fashion without Blair Waldorf? The queen of "Gossip Girl" never fails to dress like she's walking down the streets of Paris. She manages to always have a piece of plaid on her no matter what the outfit is. Of course, she is a rich Upper East Sider, but I would give anything to dress like Blair. Whenever you're shopping for clothes just think: What would Blair Waldorf do?

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When I was younger I resented you, I hated every ounce of you, and I used to question why God would give me a parent like you. Not now. Now I see the beauty and the blessings behind having an addict for a parent. If you're reading this, it isn't meant to hurt you, but rather to thank you.

Thank you for choosing your addiction over me.

Throughout my life, you have always chosen the addiction over my programs, my swim meets or even a simple movie night. You joke about it now or act as if I never questioned if you would wake up the next morning from your pill and alcohol-induced sleep, but I thank you for this. I thank you because I gained a relationship with God. The amount of time I spent praying for you strengthened our relationship in ways I could never explain.

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Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.

The amount of hurt and disappointment our family has gone through has brought us closer together. I have a relationship with Nanny and Pop that would never be as strong as it is today if you had been in the picture from day one. That in itself is a blessing.

Thank you for showing me how to love.

From your absence, I have learned how to love unconditionally. I want you to know that even though you weren't here, I love you most of all. No matter the amount of heartbreak, tears, and pain I've felt, you will always be my greatest love.

Thank you for making me strong.

Thank you for leaving and for showing me how to be independent. From you, I have learned that I do not need anyone else to prove to me that I am worthy of being loved. From you, I have learned that life is always hard, but you shouldn't give into the things that make you feel good for a short while, but should search for the real happiness in life.

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Thank you for choosing the addiction over me because you've made me stronger, wiser, and loving than I ever could've been before.

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My Simple Skin Care Routine That'll Keep Your Skin Clear All Summer Long

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Hi. So I am very proud of my skin and the journey that I have gone through to get it looking the way it does. I don't do much to my face, much to many of my friends surprise and in fact, I've noticed the less I do to my face the better it looks. Here are the five products I use on my face to keep my skin clear and glowing.

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Sooooo, I don't actually wash my face. I know!!!!! Ok, ok, calm down. To cleanse my skin and get the dirt from the day off of my face I use the simple cleansing wipes. They work really well and you can actually see the dirt on the wipe which is my favorite part. I would've taken my own picture but I kind of ran out so I'm using baby wipes at the moment, which work just as well for me.

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