style in the wild: houndstooth heaven


not pictured: houndstooth heels

i’m still in love with my kenneth-king-drafted take on the skirt from my 1940s baby, simplicity 2099.  this is my version from earlier this year in the pseudo-chanel-wool i found in paris in the mahlia kent remnant bin.  for 8 euro.  for the entire piece.

it’s ok, you can drool.

even looking at it somehow makes me cringe, remembering how much i wish i had time to put on a different blouse or a different blazer…

after my style struggles, as documented in my sew weekly post (and painfully evident from the above photo), i think i am starting to get a handle on this skirt.  as i mentioned earlier this week, i’m a bit of a clothes hoarder, so putting together this outfit (one i think will become a fave) involved some closet-shopping, but not much else.

skirt:  self-drafted, inspired by simplicity 2099
blouse:  nanette lepore, circa 2006
sweater:  bloomingdale’s “sutton cashmere” with cool ruffle trim, hem pinned in place at natural waistline by moi
stockings:  wolford

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5 Responses to style in the wild: houndstooth heaven

  1. Elise Lin says:

    Those different sizes of houndstooth look so cool together, especially with those stockings! I would have never thought of that. Too bad we can’t see your shoes 😦

  2. Clio says:

    Big yes to the houndstooth-stravaganza going on!

  3. prttynpnk says:

    I really love both ways you styled it!

  4. megthegrand says:

    I am loving how you style this delightful piece. I ADORE houndstooth, and those tights combined with the skirt = true style love.

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