Tuesday, 30 September 2014


Yes that is a reference to Game of Thrones and one of the coolest TV characters there has ever been 'The Hound' - I think he single-handely boosted the sales of fried chicken across the country. If you're a fan of GoT, you will know what I'm talking about. If you're not a fan, you're obviously not watching it right; maybe you're facing away from the TV or something, or you have forgotten to open your eyes.

Houndstooth Playsuit, Boohoo - Similar Here.
Neon Belt, New Look -  Same Here (In the sale for £1.50)

Not only do I love The Hound, but I also love houndstooth (check out my linking skills), it is my second favourite print after leopard print, I love me some streetwalker chic. Monochrome is so easy to wear, as it suits all skin tones and is flattering to all body types, so I don't think any girl can be without a little bit in their wardrobe.

The super cute houndstooth playsuit from Boohoo was an eBay bargain at just 99p - it was like new and such a lovely soft material. It did come with a matching tie belt, bu I decided to add a pop of colour with a neon plaited belt from New Look. Red lips are always a monochrome must, although I would wear red lipstick with my pajamas.

It seems like houndstooth is going to be one of the key trends for the Autumn/Winter season, so I have picked out a few of my favourite high street finds, in case you feel like getting in on it.

The Hound: 1) Houndstooth Blanket Wrap, New Look; 2) Herschel Clutch Bag, ASOS; 3) Houndstooth Shirt, Topshop; 4) Chenille Houndstooth Mini Skirt, Marks and Spencer; 5) Houndstooth Loafers, Peacocks.
What do you lovelies think about the houndstooth trend?

Gems x
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    1. Thanks Lizzie, you can't beat a bit of monochrome :)

  2. I do not like The Hound lol he was scary! But not as bad as his brother I guess. But I DO like this playsuit, you look gorge! You and your eBay bargains...I never find anything! x

    Josie’s Journal

    1. I didn't know what to make of the hound at first, but in seasons 3 and 4, I really did warm to him and his one liners.
      Thanks Josie, I just get lucky sometimes :)

  3. You are looking super gorgeous! xx

  4. Loving the GoT reference, you look amazing, the print looks lovely on you!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

  5. One thing I love about you Gems (amongst many) is that you always rock such an array of gorgeous prints and styles that are so unique yet relevant. Houndstooth being no exception ;) Boohoo as you know I love, and I'm so impressed with your eBay treasure-troving; what a find girl! The pop of neon is absolutely stunning, so, so stand-out, vibrant and fresh. Your bright red lip just goes in perfect harmony with the outfit too :)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  6. I love the print, suits you well. Wouldn't suit me thought :-(

    Laura x x x

  7. Such a cute print and loving those flats!!

    xx 365hangers

  8. I LOVE this outfit! Monochrome is one of my favourite prints! It's just so flattering on everyone! xx

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  9. Love this print so much Gems! You look stunning as always, so jealous of your long legs! Love the pop of color added by the belt, edginess added by the jacket and a soft, delicate touch with your gorgeous necklace and the playsuit itself is just so cute! You have so many beautiful playsuits, I'd love to get one but I'm afraid that with the amounts of water that I drink going to the bathroom would get quite annoying after a while haha :D

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  10. Looks amazing… great houndstooth romper!
    kisses from Miami,

  11. Love that playsuit, I really like houndstooth prints xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  12. Hahah, I've never been a fan of houndstooth, seems a bit too classic for my taste. I love this romper with the neon belt though and that magnificent hair yours ^_^
    Hahah, not a big fan of Game of Thrones, but I know who the Hound is, great character indeed. Always had a thing for ugly bad asses! :D

  13. great look! love this print


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