Monday, October 10, 2011

outfit post: Hair of the Dog, Tooth of the Hound

Teach an Old Dog, New Tricks: mixing it up with Houndstooth.
 Ah, Houndstooth. With Autumn comes cravings for the wool-y classics, like tartan plaid shirts, Glen Plaid skirts, and wonderful houndstooth. So upon first glimmer of overcast skies, I pulled together a medley of houndstooth checked prints. 
Hat, Jacket and umbrella are all featuring vintage houndstooth check. (The Citizen Rosebud)
This houndstooth trilby is a topper that I cherish year 'round, while my super soft wool Ports International cropped jacket (snagged for a song a few years back, at a thrift store in Woodland) is well suited for Fall weather. I wore it over my favorite cotton dress, a gift from my gal-pal Lindsay for my last birthday. Since it was overcast and promising some rain, I took that as a cue to drag out my vintage hounds tooth print parasol which of course I sport around as an umbrella. I am drunk on houndstooth check. You'd think I'd have a Houndstooth hangover. So what would be the hair of the dog?

Friends, meet the hair of the Dog:
Vintage circa 1940's lightweight wool Houndstooth coat, courtesy of FRINGE
I came home from FRINGE with a major score of a 1940's era houndstooth light weight wool coat. Expect to see it frequently on the Rosebud. Good doggie. R-rrruff. 
Mix your classic prints + have a dog-gone time! Shown here: Houndstooth, houndstooth, houndstooth.
 Now Wearing: 
  • Houndstooth Trilby, thrifted
  • Vintage '50's print sundress, gifted
  • Studded leather belt
  • Ports International, Houndstooth Wool Jacket, thrifted
  • Gingham Floral broach
  • Checked fishnet knee-high socks, Target
  • Upcycled record cuff bracelet, Cuffs
  • Gladiator Heels, Target
  • Vintage Houndstooth umbrella, thrifted

44 comments:

RETRO REVA said...

Love,love,love this!!!!
You are the queen of plaids, then the surprise of a b/w patterned dress is faboo!
You are rockin the socks/shoe thang,too!
LOve YoU,
Reva

WendyB said...

Love!

RedWing said...

Wow , I really think you look fabulous in this outfit. But again maybe I am partial to all your fashion posts !

Ivie said...

Love the combination of prints in this. The hat is a great touch. I hate people that can wear hats! My head is just too damn big :)

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seƱora Allnut said...

whouu, we really share a love for pattern mixing, I love your houndstooth combo!, every piece is great and the b&w ensemble is fabulous!
love specially your hat!
besos

theSIREN said...

your closet must be a smorgasbord of vintage-printed anything. you have the raddest stuff. love this! and you!

Helga! said...

Looking freakin' AWESOME,you lucious thang!!! owning that houndstooth like no ones business!
Ruff indeed! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Love your houndstooth pictures..just great...I do not know why they made me think of the movie Citizen Kane...but for some reason it did!!

Sal said...

LOVE it! Never enough houndstooth, if you ask me.

jill815 said...

Wow, I really love this look. I never get tired of houndstooth and the surprise of the print dress is just divine. I'm a bit down today so thanks for the lift, which you just gave me with this post! XO, Jill

Miss Peregrin said...

You look amazing! Queen of houndstooth as well as plaid!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thank you sweetie! <3

nikkibit said...

giiiirrl, I'm loving that palette! I would never have been brave enough to try it, but you totally pulled it off. Guess that's why you are such a rockstar ;)
nikki
PS: Miss you! I'm home the next few weekends in october, let me know if you can hang out

Kirstin Marie said...

LOVE!!!! You look amazing, and I cannot wait to see that gorgeous coat on here!!!

gabrielle said...

i love this look and the subtle red lips!! xxoo

Collette Osuna said...

Now THIS is how you pattern mix!! Go YOU:)

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

Simply adore houndstooth and pairing black and white prints together! Well done!

skippysays said...

Love the pattern mixing going on here!
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Rebecca said...

I like the idea of mixing black and white prints!

Equine Bovine said...

attention bella! attention bella! I need you to clothe me immediately. I need black and white block prints of houndstooth , checkers and diamonds. please help! I am need your outfit! I am melting down from envy! xox

A BRIT GREEK said...

Bring on the dogstooth! That coat just rocks on you Bella!
x.o.x.o

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

The dress is incredible.

Vix said...

Lost for words! Bella, you always look amazing but I think this is the best outfit I've ever seen you in.
You were born to wear houndstooth. Can I join your pack, please? xxx

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

Another fab outfit from the queen of pattern mixing. This is really starting to become your signature Bella! Love the new coat you bought as well!

designedbyann said...

that's an awesome pattern mix...I love the dress...I'm fan of those patterns.
Now that I come to think of it, I used to own a pair of houndstooth trousers 7 years ago, but I wasn't a big fan, so I gave it away.
Anna

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

Oh and I really want that hat!!! I have a thing for hats at the moment. See my blog post tomorrow!

The Style Crone said...

Love the houndstooth! The addition of the umbrella is brilliant.

Kristin said...

LOVE the jacket! I totally forgot to do a post with mine for Wendy. Darn!

CILLA B said...

lovin the houdstooth hat and jacket
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Fashion Tales.... said...

I have a soft spot for tartan plaid, the hounds, etc. Love the way you rock the "tooth" here, & let's talk about the gifted dress... LOVE! :)

Susan Tiner said...

Love this outfit, the hat and jacket and dress. What a great combo!

I enjoyed your comment on FB that style is "never having to say you're sorry." You make style come alive for me in a way that few people do.

Stacyverb said...

I love the mannishness of this jacket over the flirty shape of the dress!

Stacyverb said...

I love the mannishness of this jacket over the flirty shape of the dress!

Sara said...

Houndstooth<3

Please may I? said...

Loving this look hun.

X x

The Closet Shopper said...

That jacket is fantastic. But i really love how you mix prints. You are the queen of print mixology. I'm always very impressed!

Love you girl!
Tracy

Kitty said...

Gorgeous, just the right amount of mismatch. Love it.xx.

Mik said...

I am inlove with your dresses!!! The coat adds a perfect finish to the outfit!! I like :)

Xo
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jessica said...

The sundress is amazing. Just like something I had in the shop last summer, it killed me to sell it!

Jenmarie said...

Bella! Your outfits lately have been amazing! Loving this all white and black look!

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

Love the title of this post. So clever! Only you could pull off this bold mix of patterns, Bella!

Heather Fonseca said...

I love your pattern mixing! Houndstooth should really only be worn with more houndstooth I think. It can be too conservative, but on you it's just fun!

Kisses,
Heather

Kimberlee said...

Love that dress and houndstooth is a classic :) Glad you didn't over do it like Gaga

JTWisdom said...

Great mix of patterns, your outfit looks great on you.

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