A Fall Classic: Houndstooth Sheath Dress

You know that you’ve got a classic wardrobe item when year after year you can reach for it and it looks just as fresh as the first time you wore it.  My houndstooth print jacquard dress by Max and Cleo is one of those classics.  I purchased this dress in preparation for teaching in the fall semester back in 2010.  Every fall (and some springs) since then, I’ve worn the houndstooth dress and it’s always right on trend.

By the way, this is the same dress I transformed into a peplum top in a recent post.  So, it’s versatile too. In today’s post, the dress gets to just be a dress.

I’m linking with Mix and Match Fashion for the What I Wore to Work challenge today.

Dress—Max and Cleo via BCBG Factory Store | option, option, option
Bag—Kate Spade | crossbody version
Earrings—Kate Spade | similar
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx | similar
Bracelets—J.Crew | similar
Necklace—J.Crew Factory c/o St. Louis Premium Outlets
Rings—Vince Camuto via Nordstrom Rack | similar
Sunglasses—Cole Haan | similar

Over the last few months, I’ve been making deliberate efforts to photograph various spaces in my Tower Grove neighborhood.  My neighborhood is rapidly developing and some of my photographs capture these changes as they unfold.  Remember that abandoned building in the Stripes and Colorblock post?  It got a facelift!


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    • September 17, 2013 / 2:30 pm

      The Target "Meg" pumps are truly amazing. They are chic and comfortable. And, at just $29.99, I'm thinking about getting them in taupe too.

  1. September 17, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    A true classic print. I just rocked my houndstooth dress from Kohl's yesterday.

  2. September 17, 2013 / 4:16 pm

    I just love houndstooth pattern with the red pump accent. Very classy I must say!

    • September 19, 2013 / 3:39 pm

      I'm so into black and white with contrasting patterns too, Glam4Glam. So reliably chic.

    • September 19, 2013 / 3:41 pm

      Aww thanks, Cassie. I appreciate your so so so kind words!

  3. September 19, 2013 / 11:35 pm

    Gorgeous dress. Love the pop of colour with the red heels. Visiting from Tara's link up. I also host a weekly link up called tres-chic fashion thursday link up. Stop by and link up.



  4. September 22, 2013 / 3:17 am

    I LOVE houndstooth! I love how you styled this dress! Red heels are a perfect pop!
    Lauren from Modern Modesty

    • October 10, 2013 / 10:51 pm

      Houndstooth is a fave of mine too. Thanks for stopping by, Lauren!