You Aint Nothin But A Hounddog

Happy Hump Day all!

Confession time, I didn’t know there was anything such as dogstooth.  I’m assuming its the  half-brother/sister of houndstooth being that the latter gets all the attention. Either way, when I saw this dogstooth pencil skirt on Simply Be’s website with 50% off, I had to make it mine.  Pairing the skirt with red seemed like a natural choice although  I could see myself wearing a cobalt blue with it in the future.   I wanted to add some  “edge” up my look so I wore my faux leather jacket from Kohls to “toughen” it up  (Me tough?! Ha! I still sleep with a night light! ). If the jacket looks familiar to you, I wore the green one here.  Lets just say, I’m slightly enamored with the jacket  🙂

I want to thank all of  you for your wonderful and encouraging  comments on my previous post “Change is Gonna Come”.  This might sound a little corny, but I feel closer to you ladies after reading your responses.  Again thank you for being the BEST readers in the world!!!

Are you a fan of dogs/houndstooth?

Have a great evening!

Skirt: Simply Be

Blouse: Ann Taylor Loft

Jacket: Kohls (here and get an additional 10% off with TENBLOG; this code can be combined with other Kohls codes)

Necklace: Lord & Taylor

Wedges: Bandolino

Bracelet: H&M


  1. October 25, 2012 / 2:29 am

    Love the color combination!

    • October 25, 2012 / 1:22 pm

      Thank you! I love red, black & white together. Its such a timeless combo!

  2. October 25, 2012 / 5:46 am

    You look so nice!!! enough to cause me to de-lurk 🙂 dogstooth skirt is gorge!!! and I really really really like those bandolino wedges!!! unfortunately I’m not about the us-uk shipping prices 🙂
    Love your blog lots!!!!

    • October 25, 2012 / 1:21 pm

      Im so glad youve come out of the shadows! LOL Thank you so much for supporting my blog! As for the UK to US shipping, I completely understand but ASOS offers FREE shipping & returns! 🙂

      • October 25, 2012 / 9:53 pm

        You godsend!! on that asos online impulse shop!!!

  3. October 25, 2012 / 6:12 am

    Nice necklace..

  4. October 25, 2012 / 10:22 am

    Gaaa!! Love that skirt!!! Need that skirt!!! It’s fantastic!

  5. Selah
    October 25, 2012 / 10:54 am

    I love houndstooth! It’s my favorite print. I’m pretty sure dogstooth is just what they call it in England.

    I bought a houndstooth cardigan at Target a few weeks ago and I’ve paired it with plum, olive, and a small floral print. It’s so versatile!

    I may need to stock up on a few more pieces while it’s trendy and easy to find 🙂

    You look fab!

    • October 25, 2012 / 1:19 pm

      Thank you! I can see why its your favorite print. Its bold without being too busy.

      • Selah
        October 25, 2012 / 7:48 pm

        Exactly! It’s bold and graphic but more interesting than polka dots or stripes (not that I don’t love stripes 🙂 ).

        I have a pencil skirt that I bought YEARS ago that’s a very small houndstooth and I’m considering pairing it with the cardigan. What do you think? Should I dare?

      • October 26, 2012 / 4:26 pm

        Yes do it! And dont forget to shoot me an email with a pic showing me your outfit!!!

  6. teaweed
    October 25, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    I love houndstooth/dogstooth and you’re really rocking it! Also birdseye, herringbone, gingham and seersucker; the textural weaves and prints usually call to me. The problem for me, is that my coloring is so medium that I feel overwhelmed by high-contrast colors. The black/white dogstooth looks awesome on you, however, and I love the red blouse. Thanks for the inspiration. I love seeing full-figured women who dress stylishly. You’re so chic!

  7. October 25, 2012 / 1:06 pm

    I like that, very cute!

  8. October 25, 2012 / 5:05 pm

    LOOOOOVE houndstooth! 🙂


  9. October 26, 2012 / 2:56 am

    Houndstooth is an essential part of my wardrobe. I love it! And I almost always pair it with red- so classic!

    • October 26, 2012 / 4:24 pm

      Yes very classic! Its like they were made for each other!

  10. maria
    October 26, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    why don’t i have this print!? you have created a beautiful look x ps i cannot sleep in the dark either hehe

    • October 26, 2012 / 4:23 pm

      You must get this print! And Im glad to know Im not the only one who doesnt like sleeping in the dark! 🙂

  11. October 27, 2012 / 1:26 am

    Love the skirt! Did you go to the PR event yesterday. It totally slipped my mind and I’m so disappointed! Would love to hear about!

    • October 27, 2012 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you! Yes I went to the PR event. It was really good to mingle & network with other bloggers who are not just into fashion. Ive never been to Xfinity Live, but I plan to go back soon. It was a great venue. Everyone was very nice and approachable. They had a raffle and I won a free car service..woo hoo!