I tried a version of Angie's plaid shirt ensemble. My plaid shirt is an ombre plaid peasant blouse. Instead of a lace skirt, I wore one made of ruffled knit fabric.
The outfit (worn to work): burgundy, gray, and black ombre plaid wool gauze peasant blouse (made by me); ruffled-knit tube skirt (made by me); black sling-back Mary Janes (Think! Aida); black satchel (Elliott Lucca, Olvera); silver pave disk earrings (Lucky).
This outfit had a medium happiness factor. I like it the pieces, and I think I like them together, but the skirt isn't comfortable. I realize I need to make another one, or remake this one. The lining I put in it doesn't prevent it from being see-through, and so I have to wear a slip with it. And with the tight fit of the skirt, the slip bunches up repeatedly throughout the day--aaargh! That can definitely put a damper on one's outfit happiness, don't you think?
Thanks for looking! Thoughts and suggestions welcome!