Black and Red and Plaid All Over

Black and Red and Plaid All Over

black and white Merona blazer and red shirt

red Target Merona shirt top and black and white plaid

black and white plaid Merona Target blazer

black and white plaid and red shirt

You know that how that one joke starts? “What’s black and white and red all over?”

Google it if you haven’t heard it before, but the answer can be anything. It traditionally started out as “the newspaper” though…hardy har har. Fun fact, huh?! But honestly, it is all I could think of when I pulled together this outfit for an impromptu two days of jeans at work this week!

This plaid blazer is pretty awesome. I haven’t worn it much on the blog, but I was pumped to add it to my Merona blazer collection. That’s right, a collection. It’s not crazy to collect blazers right…and it makes it sound much more sophisticated than “my hoarding of Merona blazers from Target.” I love it with red and really need to branch out into other colors with it. Any suggestions?


  • On Target item: Merona Knit to Woven Tee (old; almost exact)
  • Blazer: Merona, Target (Fall/Winter 2013; exact)
  • Necklace: Etsy, gift from The Fiance (exact – Princess Bride saying)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact – tall and short styles online too!)
  • Ankle Boots: Old Navy (exact)

  • I remember that joke started as the newspaper, but then kids, specially boys, would say that it was a panda or a penguin covered in blood. Ew. Anyway, that jacket is lovely! I like that it’s a more subtle plaid!

  • Meghan Hayes

    I really like this. The red, black, and white looks so chic and classic.

  • Amy

    I love bright pink with black and white. And cobalt. Then there’s black. And white. And another black and white print…

    • Hahaha. Amy, too great! I’m on board with this as well…except maybe the pink. I might need to be slowly drawn in on that one (though I do like it on others!). Tomboy at heart right here.