Thursday, November 3, 2011

I’ve Got This: Houndstooth

Houndstooth reminds me of the late 80s/early 90s; specifically, it reminds me of a pair of houndstooth stirrup pants from Victoria’s Secret that I coveted with all my heart.  That association makes me a little hesitant to embrace this fall’s houndstooth trend, but, as it turns out, it’s still something I’ve got in my closet:


I actually have a couple of houndstooth pieces in my closet and have for a couple of years now, but, don’t worry, no stirrup pants.  In fact, both pieces are skirts, one A-line and one pencil and today I wore the houndstooth pencil skirt:



I paired the skirt (thrifted) with a teal top (Nordstrom) under a men’s cranberry cardigan (vintage Jantzen, thrifted), a black faux-croc belt (INC via Macy’s), black tights (Spanx “Tight End Tights” via Nordstrom) and burgundy shoes (Naya “Jada” via Nordstrom).  Full disclosure: I copied this color scheme from Katha Strophe, whose blog, Kathastrophal, I’ve just started reading, but she said it was okay.

Also, it’s Thursday and I think we all know what that means.  That’s right, today is the Spunky Chateau Thurday’s are for Thrifters Link Party.  And, of course, I’m still linked up to the 260 Days, No Repeats “I’ve Got This” challenge.  Basically, it’s a pretty link-tastic day.

Happy Thursday, All!

Gracey

34 comments:

  1. Cute look. I love houndstooth, too. My favorite dress (by J. Simpson) is in it. I'm swooning over the thought of stirrup. Pants!

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  2. Oops! Sorry for the weird punctuation. It's hard to type on an iPad.

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  3. Ah stirrup pants. I feel like I may have had a pair of houndstooth ones even. But I remember them always gaping at the crotch or pulling in the knee because they were too short for my giant-ness. Bodysuits were a problem for me when those were in, too. I know what you mean, though. I'm always hesitant to wear anything I used to wear in my grade school days.

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  4. you look amazing! Love your skirt! :)
    Kisses!

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  5. HOORAY! OMG! You have the Naya "Jada" pumps. I've had those babies on my wishlist for months and months. =) I love, love, love Naya shoes!

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  6. Cuuuuuute! I own no houndstooth myself but the pattern looks very lovely on you hun ^_^ Just stumbled on this 'challenge' steup and it looking very intfiguing ^_^ MUST verse myself more on this lol

    Eeli

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  7. It's funny how associations can ruin a good hound's tooth! lol. but those stirrup pants can do that to you--and then I saw them again last year--ugh!!!!

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  8. I love houndstooth- I have a similar skirt and I find it photographs very wonky from far away (almost like a psychadelic pattern!) Your shoes are great and you have such a nice smile!

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  9. Great outfit! I very badly want some houndstooth this season, probably a skirt, but I'm keeping an open mind. No stirrup pants, though! Even if I didn't have bad flashbacks about the 80s, the stupid things never fit me properly, and always rolled down.

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  10. As soon as I saw the close-up of the houndstooth, I thought, "That would go perfectly with something teal-colored..."

    And lookee there! You didn't disappoint! In fact, I like the extra color of the berry...very fall-y! ;)

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  11. Very nice skirt. I just got a vintage houndstooth skirt but I haven't worn it yet. You've just given me an idea of how to wear it. Thanks!

    xo,
    Tracy

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  12. Gracey, I love those shoes!!!! I, too, am trying to embrace the houndstooth again. I just recently thrifted a houndstooth skirt that about 3 sizes to big for me but I'm going to refashion it into something; I'm not quite sure yet. I just may end up making it a pencil skirt that will fit me. Love yours!

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  13. Love the way you rocked this trend! xo style, she wrote

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  14. Nice color scheme to copy! Love the skirt and the shoes are great. I love black and white with colors and this is a great combination! Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

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  15. Hey Gracey!!! I love your houndstooth skirt! You said you were gonna do a post! HAHA So glad you wore it. It's looks great on you. And how CUTE are your shoes girl! :D Great job!
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  16. love this look! that skirt is so cute!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  17. Love this, Gracey!! The skirt is so cute! Love the pop of teal and cranberry with it, and those shoes are sooo cute!!

    http://frugalbiggirl.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love houndstooth. It is classic and won't ever go out of style.

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  19. Thank you so much for linking to my blog!

    Gracey, this is perfect!
    I love your interpretation of the colour scheme, you look fantastic. I've also got a houndstooth pencil skirt and you've inspired me to wear it with something really colourful :)

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  20. I love houndstooth, not sure why the name but they always look fabulous, look at your skirt, so vintage chic! Your shoes are gorgeous too! You look great in this outfit, excellent choice of colors too. And I love your smile!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  21. i love houndstooth, it is classic! great look!

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  22. I am really starting to like houndstooth. Thanks for linking up!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  23. Houndstooth is one of my favorite prints right now. It just seems so classic.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  24. I LOVE houndstooth! I think it's a classic print that will never go out of style. You look great. I love the pop of color you added to your outfit :)

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  25. Stirrup pants! Wow, that brings back memories. Thankfully, unlike stirrup pants, houndstooth has never gone out of style. I love how you styled the skirt, and those are some cute shoes!

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  26. I really like that the houndstooth (are you tired of seeing that word yet?) you have here is small and has a nice tweedy-looking texture--I like it better than the large houndstooths that I've seen. Between that and your shoes, I'm sold! Have a great weekend!

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  27. I love your houndstooth skirt! I just started designing oversized clutches and was seriously thinking of making some houndstooth printed ones.

    xo,Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

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  28. Love this library-chic look on you :) The houndstooth pencil skirt is so cute (and awesome that you already had in your closet) and I absolutely love how you paired it with those cute burgundy heels + black tights and that MENS cardi? Oh what an amazing idea - it looks great on you and makes me want to track down my own "mr rogers" sweater to snuggle up in!

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  30. Houndstooth is EVERYWHERE these days, woow!
    I quiet like the pattern, but I won't own any hounstooth pieces...
    You look amazing btw!

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  31. I had no idea that this pattern was called houndstooth. How funny!
    it suits you perfectly though :)

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  32. Gracey, the skirt looks amazing on you! I really like the fit and length of it! and the shoes look really good paired with it!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  33. this pattern is everywhere!!!!! I am not big fan of it but when the pattern is small, well, that's fine!

    Love, Ylenia | Longuette

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  34. Love it all, but those shoes are to die for!

    Lynne
    Practical Paralegalism

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