Monday, December 9, 2013

Style Remix - Houndstooth Dress

This past weekend we had back-to-back holiday parties. My lady friends that have been reading for awhile know that I like to remix my wardrobe and strive to purchase pieces that are not only affordable, but ones that I can wear more than once. Enter this houndstooth shift dress from Target. I posted a snip-it on Instagram wearing it Friday night right before we headed to holiday party #1. What you see below is almost an exact replica of what I wore to the event. I did add some tights to keep warm.

Holiday Party: 
Dress // Jacket (own it and LOVE it) // Necklace // Heels // Clutch // Bracelet // Earrings

Holiday Shopping: 
Dress // Denim Jacket // Riding Boots // Satchel // Watch // Scarf // Earrings

I randomly came across this dress last Thursday evening after we celebrated Ross's birthday. Even though I REALLY didn't need it, when I saw it I knew it would be the perfect dress for not only holiday get togethers, but also running around for last minute shopping. Yes, I am one of those minute-to-win-it gift buyers. Procrastination works in my favor.

I was playing around in my head on how else I envisioned this dress being styled and viola, I came up with the look to the right. 

This dress is so basic that I am sure there are a plethora of other ways it can be worn. In case you are wondering, the fabric is super high quality and is fully lined...no slips required. Score! If you have been searching for the perfect holiday dress that you can actually wear again, look no further. This is your ticket. And for the price, you just can't go wrong.

Yep, Target definitely did it it again. Where in the world would we be without that place? I am assuming in a long line at Wal-Mart. No thanks.

P.S. Was I really able to focus on a post when I have date with Beyonce tonight? Wish us luck on our road trip to Dallas. The highways suck and it's icy, but "I am a Survivor". Sorry in advance for the obnoxious Instagram posts that will be going down. Eeeeeeeek!!!

Shanna

26 comments:

Michelle Bacot said...

Have so much fun with Beyonce tonight! I love this post! The houndstooth dress is awesome and I love both the ways you styled it. I just wanted to send a note saying I read your blog and love it and appreciate your daily posts. <3 a fellow Houstonian

Susan Jeffries said...

That is such a cute dress! And I love it paired with the riding boots! I hope you have a great time tonight! I will be watching you on IG! How fun!!! Susan

TaraMixandMatch said...

Have fun seeing Beyonce! Love that dress, it is perfect for a holiday party! Love that you paired it with leopard :)

FitTravelerAJ said...

That dress is adorable! I love the different ways you featured it here. You are SO good at remixing!! Have fun and BE CAREFUL tonight!!! :-)

-AJ
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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

SO GREAT SHANNA! You are the queen of the remix! :)

Alissa said...

You are the queen of remixing pieces! I tried that dress on but I think I could only think of one way to style it. Now I wish I would have bought it!

Always Maylee said...

Such a cute dress, I love it with the boots. Have so much fun tonight!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Amy Shaughnessy said...

These are great!! I love both versions. I can see you wearing both.

Amy


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Kayla Gilbert said...

Both styles are so perfect! Love that dress!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said...

Love how you styled the dress both ways...you've got such a great eye :) Have fun tonight and be careful on the road!! Can't wait to see instagram pics!

Sarah Tucker said...

If you get stranded I guess y'all will just have to come stay with me :)

Helene in Between said...

i love how well you mix and match!! this is fantastic!!

Darcy said...

I love this dress! I tried it on in store but I was on a "no shopping ban" so I sadly had to leave it on the rack :(. Hope you have fun at the concert tonight! JEALOUS!
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TheTinyHeart said...

The houndstooth dress is a classic piece and I can see you styling it a million different ways! Have fun at the Beyonce concert!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

That dress is great and I can see how versatile it is! And I LOVE that coat!!

Makaila Acelar said...

You're seeing Queen B tonight???!! OMG. She is still on my haven't seen list, I'm sooo excited for you!!

AND, commenting because I flipping LOVE this post, please do more!! I absolutely NEED ideas on how to style one piece two different ways. Thanks Shanna. Genius. I'm going to Target tonight, crossing my fingers the dress is still available!

Have an amazing time tonight!!

Gwen said...

I love houndstooth and both your styles are so fun! Have a great time tonight!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I saw that dress in Target and thought it was really cute! Love how you styled it!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Jamie said...

It is so cute!

Becky M said...

Love those boots and the dress. I think houndstooth is so cute but my sister hates it!

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Elegance and Mommyhood said...

That is one gorgeous Houndstooth Dress and if I had it, I would come up with even more remixes, seriously. I own a couple of Classic Black+White Houndstooth Dresses, myself. I love the Classic print.

I know how much you love and wear Kimono Sleeves, Shanna. I am wearing a Kimono-Sleeve Tunic Sweater today and I think you would totally approve of my Outfit. I thought of you, seriously. So, come take a look.

Have a Great Week ahead. Looking forward to linking up on Wednesday. =)

JP Lord said...

Loving both of these looks! You are seriously becoming my style guru. Have an amazing trip to Dallas and get bootylicious for me! LOL
xox

Rachel said...

I tried this dress on in stores but it looked weird on me. I really loved it though- such a bummer!

Michael said...

Houndstooth is one of my favorite prints. I love both of these looks but am really drooling over the holiday version!

Jenn @ Party of One said...

LOVE that dress! Just too pretty! Also, those riding boots?! I die! I've added a pair just like this to my Christmas list ;)

Mallivan Olinger said...

Love this dress. Now let's see if I can find it! Love your blog. I have bought at least 5 items from your posts so far. Love your style. Thank you for blogging!

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