A Beautiful Houndstooth Dress

Outfit Details: Dress (similar) \\ Vest (under $50) \\Boots (similar) \\  \\ Purse (similar) \\ Earrings

A couple weeks ago, Joe was shopping and looking for shirts with new bold patterns. Nothing too extreme, but just something to push him a bit out of his comfort zone. When he came across a houndstooth shirt, he was immediately sold.

I had a similar experience when trying on this houndstooth dress. We were in St. Louis and went to this adorable boutique called Paper Dolls. I was falling in love with almost everything in sight when I came across this dress. Joe convinced me to try it on and when I did, just like him, I was immediately sold – in large part because of the pattern. You all should check out this store online, it’s seriously charming. I can’t wait to go back when we’re in St. Louis for Thanksgiving (a little black Friday shopping, anyone?!).

I love everything about this dress – the print, the sleeves, the high-neck! It’s the quintessential fall dress! I paired it with this long tuxedo vest I picked up from Nordstrom. I almost bought it in blush, when the sales woman informed me that it was on sale in black (for under $50 I might add). Sold! It pairs well with everything, from jeans to dresses. I also love wearing a dress or skirt with over the knee boots! These are from last winter, but I’ve been on the lookout for some suede brown ones this year, like these or these.