When you’re cleaning out your closet, there will always be items that you are a-ok with getting rid of, and those that you cannot part with. For that reason, I always clean out my closet by myself. I know what I love and don’t love so I do not want my feelings persuaded. The jacket featured below is a great example of a piece that I just couldn’t give up for the last decade.
Houndstooth is no different than plaid, stripes, or polka dots – it will never go out of style. Maybe the garment styles and silhouettes will change, but the print itself will remain the same and classic as ever. After digging through some old jackets and coats, when I came across this oldie but a goodie, I knew it was time to mix up some “vintage” and contemporary styles. There is nothing more flashy than a black and white ensemble with a pop of red. Naturally, I went for the bright tomato “It’s a Kind of Magic” romper. I’ve owned this racy onsie for quite a while, but had a hard time figuring out what to wear over it, without taking away from its flavor. This jacket worked perfectly because the open front didn’t take away from the plunging neckline, or the pleated shorts. To sweeten the look up just a tad, I accessorized with my go-to pearl necklace and my delicate pearl bracelet. I polished off the look with a clean black purse and solid black Chinese Laundry dress sandals.
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