Truth About Houndstooth & Hiatus Triumph

Shopping hiatus triumph: AT LAST. My two-month shopping hiatus has come to an end. It was way harder than I anticipated. The most difficult temptation to fight was the thrift store. I even let myself step foot in a thrift shop a few times when my friends were going and that was HELL. During one such visit I found three amazing items that I still don't believe I'll ever find again. I do know that there are millions of other great finds out there, though. The first week my hiatus ended I must've gone shopping five times. Since then, I'm happy to report, I've slowed down. The hiatus allowed me to really wear my clothes and fall back in love with them. It was exactly what I needed and helped me to appreciate shopping again. Stay tuned for a haul video of what I've bought since! 

The outfit: The truth about houndstooth is that you can pair it with like-minded houndstooth's (sp?) and it will look fabulous. For this work ensemble, I paired my newly thrifted green houndstooth blazer with my orange houndstooth turtle neck and circle printed navy pants. For accessories, I played the muted orange up with a bright orange/clear necklace and orange/silver vintage ring. I paired the outfit with my new black leather purse and booties. My vintage-inspired glasses were a nice touch to the retro look that I aspire to everyday. 

outfit specs:
blazer: vintage, salvation army, $6
top: vintage, value village, $4
pants: gap, $15
boots: expressions, the bay, $20
necklace: h&m, $17
purse: bianca, value village, $5

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful jacket, and fabulous big photos.