Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Try-it-out Tuesday: houndstooth and lace

"Pacific" lace tee, Hollister
Halogen skirt, Nordstrom Rack, gift
White House Black Market blazer, thrifted
leggings, Macy's
belt, Old Navy
Dr. Scholls Allycats booties, HauteLook  

        Pattern mixing is still a mystery to me, but I find that sticking to black and white helps me look more cool vs. circus escapee. (Speaking of pattern mixing, Cori of La Vie Petite gave some great tips here.) It was pouring and chilly the day I put this together, so I started with the leggings and boots since that's not something I can wear year-round.

       I wore this lace top for last week's Try-it-out Tuesday, and I'll be doing a lot more remixing for February and March, as I've signed up for a two-month shopping ban with Tanvi. I am excited about maximizing what I already own, getting creative, and saving some $$ in the process.


  1. This is gorgeous! So pretty and ladylike, without looking stuffy/old.

  2. Great look Carrie! I have a soft spot for houndstooth!

  3. Thanks, Katie! I've never tried houndstooth before, but it's a classic print and really fun to pair with other items. :)

  4. I love this outfit! The houndstooth and the belt and the lace :)!


  5. Thank you, Kat! I think a red belt would have looked great, too, but I don't own one. :)

  6. Patricia from Stranger in SwedJanuary 24, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    This is the absolute cutest outfit ever. <3

  7. This outfit is so incredibly beautiful that my frustration at being unable to comment propelled me to get another browser so I could tell you how much I like it. So here I am!

    Your ensembles are always so stylish and striking.

  8. Thank you, Ally! FYI - which browser allowed you to comment? It'd be good for me to know. :)

  9. I love how you've been styling this lace top! It looks so pretty with the hounds-tooth skirt, the lace is almost a neutral but it still adds so much interest with the texture.

    I had the same problem as Shybiker for w while, I couldn't comment on any blogs with disqu while I was in Internet Explorer Firefox didn't work either but Chrome does pretty decent. (All though it freezes up sometimes with disqu.)

  10. Katie - thank you for the details on the browser! I installed Disqus way back when because I thought the individual-reply feature was great and Blogger didn't have it at the time - but it doesn't seem to match up with Blogger well.
    I'm so glad I picked up this top - I think the remixing possibilities are endless. :)

  11. How did I miss this post?! You look fabulous. Definitely one of my favorite looks from you!

  12. Thank you, Gracey! I think lace + houndstooth is my favorite pattern mix so far. :)


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