Dear Readers,

Houndstooth might just rival plaid this season. Take this Joa dress, for example. Feminine details like a fluted hem and ruffled edges offset a traditionally masculine pattern, especially next to a bright pop of pink and boots with a serious heel. It’s a pretty spin on a favorite classic and thanks to the heavy wool fabric, I’ll be wearing it all winter long.

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  • Love this dress and I need that bag!

    Brittany x

    • Maria MacNamara

      Thank you so much, Brittany! I’m telling you, wait for a Shopbop sale and snap it up! I absolutely love it. (I also went with the bigger size, which is better for everyday use.)

  • Maya McDonald

    That dress is gorgeous on you – such a fun pattern! Can’t wait to see your face SO soon! xx

    • Maria MacNamara

      Thank you so much, lady! Shopbop strikes again. 😉

  • I love this houndstooth dress Maria! I think the trend is making a stylish comeback this season, and I adore how you styled this look with the pink necklace! We could all use some bright accessories to ward off the winter blues right? 🙂 Anyhow, I came across your blog from the shop hop event brochure and can’t wait to meet you and Jennie at LBD on thursday! Have a lovely day! xo~ Lena


    • Maria MacNamara

      Thank you so much, Lena! I have always loved this pattern, and when I saw this dress, it was a no-brainer. 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by!