Fashionistas, welcome to My Fashion Haus where I am coming to you with a trendy classic copycat look from Alison’s February Pretty Fix post. Trendy classic is Alison’s description. And she goes on to say that description seems like an oxymoron. A classic piece being something that withstands the test of time. Timeless. A trendy piece being a flash in the pan. Something that takes the fashion world by storm then just as quickly disappears.
It’s been a month or so since I last opened my fashion haus. Keep saying I am going to open it more and then LIFE. But when I saw Alison’s February Pretty Fix, below, I was inspired.
When I saw this outfit, I knew I could easily replicate it with pieces in my closet. Had the black trench after falling in love with the one Jennifer Lawrence wore in “Silver Linings Playbook.” Distressed skinnies, check. My bright flats didn’t match my bright bag so I subbed in heels that did. The only thing that I was lacking was a houndstooth blouse. Enter H&M.
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The Pieces in My Trendy Classic Copycat Look
The classic part of this fashion equation is the black trench and the trendy is the houndstooth blouse. Even though houndstooth is a classic print. It is trending right now. You can find it in on sweaters, blouses, dresses, skirts, jumpers and trousers.
I bought my black trench (similar, similar) several years ago on sale at Kohls. Haven’t worn it a lot because it attracts Purrsimmony and Purrsnickity fur like a giant magnet. My coat is belted. But I wore this look while we were on our Phoenix getaway and forgot to pack the belt.
My houndstooth blouse is similar to this one from H&M. But there are so many different inexpensive versions of this trending piece. Like this Milan Kiss mixed media blouse with the flirty shoulders, or this Nine West bow blouse. This Diane Von Furstenberg chiffon blouse with ruffled cuffs is a stretch for my budget but is especially lovely.
Here’s how it all came together.
Dressing for a Dinner Date
I wore this outfit for our dinner date to Lakeside Grill Estrella while we were in Arizona last weekend. PC really liked my trendy classic copycat look. He didn’t even fuss about taking pictures!!
I had pinned my hair up with a clip but let it down. It has grown so much but not enough to have grown all of the color off yet!!
Paul has been very supportive as I have returned to my natural color. I predict by the end of the summer, most of those highlights from last spring will be grown out and gone.
Wasn’t it nice for Luke Air Force Base, where we stayed in their billeting facility, to have vintage planes on display that matched my trendy classic copycat look?
Lakeside Grill Estrella
The restaurant where we dined was actually a grill situated in a subdivision of big family homes. It belonged to the subdivision. Along with the pool and mini-water park adjoining the restaurant. The lake is probably city property. But it was a very pretty venue for our dinner.
PC had steak and I had salmon with a curried cashew sauce. In honor of my birthday boy, we indulged with a bottle of Moscato.
We enjoyed the evening and I felt perfectly dressed for the occasion. Thank you, Alison, for being my personal stylist!!
Have you jumped on the houndstooth band wagon? If so, in what piece of clothing are you wearing this trending print? I am thinking this blouse would work really well with my faux leather skirts from H&M, too. Might need to try this for date night this coming weekend.
Good news, girls…registration for Alison’s Get Your Pretty On spring capsule wardrobe will open on 03.12.2020.
If you are looking for a way to update your spring wardrobe or ideas for adding pizzazz to your existing springs pieces, please consider joining me. My affiliate link will open on Thursday. Come play dress up with me! Linking up this post with my favorite fashionistas: Laura, Gail, Carrie, Jill, and Nancy.
Wishing you a productive, enjoyable second week of March. Is it spring break where you are? My sister is out for spring break and we will be Skryping – scrapbooking and Skyping. Can’t wait.
Thank you for the visit. Have lots of posts coming up this week so hope you will stop back by. Be sure to say hi!!
Hugs and kisses,