{Houndstooth Week} The Dress...

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Want to take your houndstooth to the next level? Think about mixing prints for added impact. Fall calls for versatile layers, so I opted for a denim shirt under a green tartan blazer. The result? An unexpected pairing that compliments the geometrical houndstooth in both shape and colour.

Want to know the best part? I had all of these pieces in my wardrobe from previous seasons... If you hoard clothing like I do, you might be surprised by what you find lurking in the dark recesses of your closet too. If not, I hope this inspires you to think outside the box while shopping for fall staples, and to hold on to those pieces for as long as possible because fashion is nothing if not cyclical. The proof? This dress is about six years old. Mind blowing.

Happy Houndstooth Week, friends! xx

Outfit details: houndstooth dress- Sirens (super old; similar here); denim shirt- Forever 21 (last year); tartan blazer- Joe Fresh (also super old; similar here and here); booties- Aldo; necklace- Forever 21; rose gold runway watch- Michael Kors; studded bracelet- The Bay


  1. I love the layers here, the denim top with the plaid blazer is the prfect mix with the houndstooth dress!! Great theme!

  2. I'm in love with this combo. You are a fashion genius or something.

  3. I agree with Wren, you're my fashion idol! Love what you did here, and I will never again get rid of anything in my wardrobe... You never know when it will be stylish again!


  4. I love the houndstooth with the plaid! it looks great.. and I caved and bought those aldo booties.. I'm obsessed!


  5. i love the print mix
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  6. Love the dress and the layering with the dress! So chic!

    xo, Christina

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  7. I am also a clothing hoarder, but only those pieces I truly love. I am a huge houndstooth fan and was admittedly super excited to see it become a bigger trend this year. A definite win for some of the older houndstooth pieces I've kept in rotation for a while!

  8. Houndstooth is one of my most favourite patterns and I don't wear it nearly enough. I can't believe that dress is from Siren's - it's so cute! I also appreciate the location - did you stop at the museum as well?

    x The Pretty Secrets

    1. Good eye, miss! No, I didn't have time to pop into the museum, although I really want to check out the new exhibit... We should go! xx

  9. yay, I love this dress and can't wait to see more houndstooth fabulousness!

  10. So very lovely! Love the mixing of prints!
    <3 Kastles

  11. Very cute blog! I have read it and truly entertaining especially your outfits make your blog lively. :) You have a pretty face!

  12. This look is really feminine, I especially adore your jacket, great piece:)