I think a lot of people think that plaid is only reserved around the holiday; but I am one of those people who wears it year round. From lightweight summer plaids, to heavy flannel winter plaids, the more the better in my opinion!
However, I do think there are certain tartans that really scream Christmas and should be put away until next year. Buffalo plaid is one of my favorites because it's simple and really works from September through March (depending on your climate)! I'm not a huge fan of red in general, but there is something so cozy and pretty about a good buffalo check, isn't there?
The dress I am wearing is from Gap, however, it sadly looks like it is sold out, but I've found a ton of other buffalo plaid pieces for you to browse. It's great to flag them now, as they will likely go on sale starting December 26th!
I also want to note that the rain boots I am wearing are an absolute necessity in the fall/winter/spring. I can't believe I only just got them this fall. I wear them constantly. I think the reason I never had them before is because sometimes I find boots to be a pain to slip on and off, but these are a breeze to get in and out of! It's been pretty warm here, so there has been no need for a liner, yet, but I know that it will be necessary once the snow comes! I really like the plain liner, but they also have a cute cable knit liner, too! I think the liner would make a great stocking stuffer--order now for delivery by Christmas!! As for sizing, since they don't come in half sizes, I usually wear an 8 or 8.5, but I sized up to a 9 and they fit perfectly. Have a fabulous day!