With the new blog and template design (by Blush Ink), I’m really loving the houndstooth background pattern. In fact, I own a suit jacket in a houndstooth pattern. Is houndstooth listed as a trend this fall or a “must-have”? Don’t know, don’t care. I love it anyway.
For the history buff:
The houndstooth pattern was popularized by Edward VIII when he was the Prince of Wales. The pattern made a frequent appearance on fabrics designed in the 1930s through to the 1970s. This black-on-white houndstooth pattern is also one of the most recognized corporate identities in Australia.
Ask any female and most will tell you they do not (and don’t care to) “follow fashion(s)” -or some similar statement. And there is some truth to that. Most ladies do not knowingly “follow” fashion or try to be “trendy”. BUT, what these ladies don’t realize is that every.time. they pull something off the store shelf, be it a shirt, pants, jacket, purse or jewelry -they are in fact being fashionable and/or trendy.
Granted, some of their choices are influenced by the media, their peers, the seasons, etc. Mostly, they are influenced simply by what they like and/or don’t like (and these choices make you, -yes, you, fashionable). Fight it all you want, it’s true.
Still insist that you don’t “do fashion”? Consider this: fashion not only covers clothes, shoes, hair styles, hair color, makeup, nail polish and, jewelry; it also covers home fashion as well. Are you redesigning/repainting a room? Changing your bed linens, curtains or cabinets? Well, that’s fashion too! So don’t be afraid to share it or to call it what it is -fashion!
Today’s Fashion Friday has me hot about houndstooth. So, I’ve scoured the web and found some houndstooth patterned handbags that I like, check ’em out:
Adorable Houndstooth Hello Kitty Backpack Bag
And while my niece is rocking a pink *cringe* back-to-school Hello Kitty backpack (or as she pronounces, “halo” kitty); I’ve upped her fashion quotient by finding my choice of a Hello Kitty back-to-school backpack in a houndstooth pattern.
So what does your fashion Friday look like? Are you rocking a new hair color/cut, excited about a new purse, outfit or accessory? Redecorated/redecorating a room in your house? Well let’s see what fashion(s) you’re lovin’ today! Comment below.