style sheet: hot In houndstooth

houndstooth heavenOnce, as a child, I found myself venturing yet again into my parents’ closet, when I happened to spy a suit of my father’s. It was houndstooth—from head to toe—suit jacket with ruffles, complete with matching pants. At the time, I thought it was hideous (sorry Dad!).

Since then, I had seen this pattern pop up all over, and would be instantly transported with a shudder to that moment with that suit.

I stopped noticing it for many years after that (could this classic have gone out of fashion?), and now I’m seeing it again as a fashion staple—and I love it! It’s so timeless, and just begs for that pop of color!

As Fall is now upon us, I chose some houndstooth-inspired pieces to greet the upcoming chill (clockwise from left):

 

 

style sheet: come fly with me

I’m not what you would call a relaxed traveler.

I opt for comfort over style, and as I rush through ticketing, security, and make that last sprint to the gate, I always marvel at the cool collectedness of some of my other fellow travelers—breezing onto the plane as if fresh from the pages of Travel + Leisure.

Here is an outfit I pulled together for that one day (hopefully) I won’t be dashing through the airport to make my flight—I’ll just arrive.