Happy Late Thanksgiving to all of my US folks! I hope you enjoyed spending time with your families, eating, drinking and eating some more. I spent a very quiet Thanksgiving with my husband and dog. We ordered takeout and did our own thing. Since moving away from home, my husband and I decided not to cook this year. It logically makes sense because we have different diets and essentially did not want to deal with leftovers. I’m only forward to Black Friday sales but only online. I’ve done the mall more than once on a Black Friday and I am over it. The hassle of finding parking, the crowded mall AND dressing rooms and all the other annoying things that come with it. Are you doing online shopping or headed to the mall? Let me know in the comments section below.
I am all about mixing patterns as of late and today I bring you the houndstooth and plaid version. I did not purposely set out to mix these two but I really wanted to wear this top. I knew I didn’t want to wear it with trousers because I wore it like that for work already. Perusing through my closet, I “stumbled” across this skirt ( it was actually hanging in the “black hole” section of my closet) and I immediately knew I wanted to wear it with this shirt. This outfit instantly gave me that 70s vibe and to complete the look, I added these cutout booties. It was pretty cold out so I wore it with this comfy blazer and my hand-me-down LV bag. I wrote a short story about this Louis Vuitton bag and will be releasing this Saturday so stay tuned for that piece.
Top: Talbots $4.00 // Coat: Eddie Bauer $4.00 // Thrifted Total: $8.00
Shoedazzle Cut-out Booties, similar here and Louis Vuitton Bucket Bag, similar here
Vintage Talbots Side Pleated Plaid Chiffon Blouse, similar here
Eddie Bauer Wool Blazer, similar here
The Loft Houndstooth A-Line Mini Skirt, similar here
Is it really fall without houndstooth? I feel like during this season you must wear houndstooth at least once. Once fall arrives we all pull the flannel shirts, plaid plants and wool. However, houndstooth along with tweed are those classic pieces that we old off for those holiday parties and holiday portraits. Personally, I love tweed and houndstooth alike but I love to reserve those prints for more formal or special occasions.
I sometimes walk into my closet and I know exactly what I am going to wear. But then there are times when I just stand in the middle of my closet with a blank stare. Those are my “stylist block” moments because I know that I have more than enough clothes it’s just that I don’t know WHAT I want to wear. I noticed this pretty little top glimmering in my dark closet at a time when I had “stylist block.” As soon as I pulled it out of the hanger, I knew exactly what I was going to wear it with. Despite the fact that this is a vintage shirt, I love that it is still wearable and the pointed collar pays homage to its age. I wore my faux-leather trim pencil skirt, black stilettos and my current favorite, black oversized duster coat. I am in absolute love with this YEOHLEE duster coat that I purchased at a local thrift store for $5.00 (half off sale!) I sometimes amaze myself at my luck! I finished off my duster coat with an oversized bow belt from H&M that I also purchased at a thrift store. I kept accessories at a minimum by wearing bold red lips, my go to Furla handbag and a pair of pearl earrings.
Top: Vintage Notations Silk Houndstooth Blouse, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Skirt: Jones New York, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Coat: Yeohlee Duster Coat, Purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Belt: H&M Bow Belt, purchased at Goodwill: $1.00 / Outfit total: $14.00
Furla Handbag and Steve Madden Shoes
H&M Oversized Bow Belt, similar here
Yeohlee New York Oversized Duster Coat, similar here
Jones New York Black Faux-trim Pencil Skirt, similar here
Vintage Notations Silk Blouse, similar here