houndstooth to go

st. john cardigan, banana republic houndstooth pants and embroidered sweater

st. john cardigan, banana republic houndstooth pants and embroidered sweater

okay, where did the weekend disappear to? blink twice, and it’s gone with monday knocking on our door. the good news is that our temps are finally heading down. there was a glimpse of 49 degrees as a low. mr. style and i are zipping up to new york later this week, and their temps are forecast in the low sixties. fingers crossed fall foliage will be on display. but nyc + october is guaranteed to be a delightful trip.

so i’m pulling out a few clothes that might make it into my suitcase. houndstooth pants from Banana Republic are certain to become a fall favorite. they look adorable paired with an embroidered sweater last seen here. every time i wear this ruffled cardigan from St. John i always receive lots of questions. first, it’s about ten years old (classics stand the test of time), second, the knit maintains its shape and offers seasonless wearability. which is why some brands and specific pieces are worth the investment. years ago, my father taught me how to pro-rate. if i do the math, this sweater is a downright bargain. 

st. john cardigan, banana republic houndstooth pants and embroidered sweater

st. john cardigan, banana republic houndstooth pants and embroidered sweater

a cute geometric handbag from Tory Burch adds a punch of color to the black and white color scheme. it can be hand-held like a clutch or carried as a cross-body bag with its long strap.

st. john cardigan, banana republic houndstooth pants and embroidered sweater

putting on a bold lipstick is one of the easiest ways to add drama and sophistication to any look. this lip shade  is la fascinate by Chanel.

st. john cardigan, banana republic houndstooth pants and embroidered sweater

pants | sweater | similar topper here, here, and here | handbag | similar shoes | lip shade la fascinate

st. john cardigan, banana republic houndstooth pants and embroidered sweater

st. john cardigan, banana republic houndstooth pants and embroidered sweater

pants | sweater | similar topper here, here, and here | handbag | similar shoes | lip shade la fascinate

st. john cardigan, banana republic houndstooth pants and embroidered sweater

st. john cardigan, banana republic houndstooth pants and embroidered sweater

pants | sweater | similar topper here, here, and here | handbag | similar shoes | lip shade la fascinate

st. john cardigan, banana republic houndstooth pants and embroidered sweater

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  • Anne Woodyard
    October 8, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Such a great outfit – LOVE that tee!

    • beth djalali
      October 9, 2018 at 9:09 am

      i’m always a sucker for graphic tees or embroidered sweaters. and i particularly like this one. xo

  • Rebecca Saffer
    October 8, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Great outfit, Beth. I love that it incorporates some old favorites with new pieces. I also appreciate your mentioning of your lipstick choices (this is gorgeous!) as I am a “lipstick nut” and always look for new favorites. I hope you and Mr. Style have a wonderful visit to my town NYC. The weather is dreary today but has been unseasonably warm and humid. I hear it will cool down a bit by the time you get here. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to run into you here. I’ll be looking out for a fabulous woman of style!

    • beth djalali
      October 9, 2018 at 9:08 am

      hi rebecca! you never know who you’ll run into in new york. it’s easy to be a lipstick nut isn’t it? and there are so many good choices it’s hard to know when to stop. xo

  • mississippian
    October 8, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Love the sweat so much I couldn’t wait to wear it and started wearing it at the end of the summer (in northern Ohio) with white jeans.

    • beth djalali
      October 9, 2018 at 9:07 am

      i bet this sweater looks terrific with white jeans! good choice. xo

  • Sue Smith
    October 8, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Those pants are cute–are they season-spanning? They look like they could be. Have a fun trip to NYC.

    • beth djalali
      October 9, 2018 at 9:10 am

      these are banana republic sloan’s which tend to be year round pants. can’t wait to see NYC! xo

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