A Simple Houndstooth

Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring


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Shirt – Express (similar) | Skirt – The Limited (similar) | Necklace – Groopdealz (similar) | Shoes – TJ Maxx (similar) | Bracelet – House of Gemmes (similar)

Total outfit cost = $91


Right now I’m pretty happy with my closet. But even so there are days when I stand there and stare at all the hangers and think, “I wish I had….” Today was one of those days. I perused Pinterest. I flipped through all my hanging items. I stared at my skirts. I touched all my dresses. And I thought about how I wanted to wear something simple but sophisticated. So I’m not sure how I ended up with a red button-up shirt and a black and white houndstooth skirt.

Okay, I suppose the colors are simple. I mean, I did just do an entire post on pairing red with something other than black and white and here I am putting it with black and white. But I think what I really wanted was a nice, comfy dress that needed very little accessorizing but still looked professional. Hmm. Maybe this is something for which I will keep my eye out.

11 replies on “A Simple Houndstooth

  1. Anne

    Black, white and red is my favorite color combination ever, so I don’t think you can ever go wrong with it!

    Hope you can find a nice, comfy summer dress – there’s a lot out there right now!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I just bought a super-comfy maxi dress from Old Navy but am still working on building up the comfy, professional dress portion of my closet. Something other than a sheath dress, please!

  2. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    I have those days as well. Sometimes I’m just totally in love with what I have hanging in the closet and other I’m like, “I have nothing to wear!” (which is so untrue.) I blame it all on Pintrest.

    Hounds-tooth almost strikes me as such a sophisticated pattern and I really love it with the silk red top, it’s very sleek looking!

  3. kelsey

    ohhhh I like this! I have a hard time tucking those types of tops into skirts (DON’t LAUGH). I can do other shirts bt the flowy ones get all bunched in my skirt!

  4. kilax

    I was just thinking – hey! You just told us how to wear other things than red with b&w! Hee hee! But I really like the r, b & w combo.

    I like to think that black dress we got at EB that I am wearing today is comfty and easy to accesorize, but I am sure I look like a schlub (mostly because I am sick and my hair is frizzy due to the rain).

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