Oct 15, 2012

J Crew Houndstooth Sweatshirt

I love houndstooth and the pattern comes back every few years. When I saw the houndstooth sweatshirt on the J. Crew website, I knew I gotta have it.

The fact that it is sweatshirt fabric excites me more as I know I would wear it more than regular sweater. I don't read too many reviews on this one and before I knew it, it is sold out online. But I have faith that it would pop back sooner or later and I saw it one Saturday morning and I quickly grabbed it and a few other things to make it qualify for the $150 purchase to use up my 20% mail-in coupon.


Houndstooth sweatshirt in size S(here)

This one definitely fits smaller than I thought. The fabric does not stretch at all to my surprise. Also, it is a bit shorter in length. I layer it with a black Trendy Top. If you don't know what a Trendy Top is, you probably haven't watched enough TV to catch the Trendy Top infomercial. How can I describe it? It is shaped more like a tube top but worn around the waistline. For tops which are shorter in length or low-rise jeans, you don't want to expose your mid-drift (or muffin top haha), this is perfect. Of course, you can just layer the top with a tank top underneath but if you don't want to bulk up, this is the perfect solution. 


I wish I had sized up on this one as I would like to layer it with a plain white/black blouse underneath sometimes. But anyhow, I like the pattern enough to wear it as is. 

Are you a fan of the houndstooth pattern? 


32 comments:

  1. I had one in my shopping cart today and couldnt make up my mind till it was gone.
    I like it,i am not sure if it is not too busy for me though.
    It looks cute on you!

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    1. think it would look very cute on you. I would just wear it with plain jeans or a solid-colored bottom so it won't be too crowded for the eyes. You should definitely get it :)

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  2. I am a fan! I and I love how you are always able to get deals from JCrew! :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I am a shopaholic and I refuse to pay anything full-priced :)

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  3. gorgeous!
    i love houndstooth and i am so glad this is back in for the season. :)

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    1. I think houndstooth is very cute. But either you are a fan or hate it. Glad you like the pattern too :)

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  4. Cute print! I need to start wearing mine soon too!

    xo - Sheila

    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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    1. I am loving mine, just wish the fabric is a bit more stretchable. Looking forward to see how you style yours :)

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    1. thank you! I love houndstooth and am so glad it's in this season.

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  6. Love houndstooth too! I really want a cute houndstooth mini skirt, but I havent found the right one yet :)

    Tasia

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    1. Joe Fresh got some cute houndstooth. I am not sure if there is any mini skirt but I know there is a houndstooth dress. I got a pair of houndstooth gloves from there.

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  7. hey! i found you through the BBU Blog Hop! and yes, i LOVE this print. I've been wanting to get some leggings or pants with this print but i haven't found a pair with the right fit. still looking :)

    http://sincerelyella.blogspot.com/

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    1. So happy so many people love this pattern! Thanks for visiting, following you back :)

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  8. nice post & blog! Maybe we follow each other ? let me know! www.yuliekendra.com

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    1. thank you for dropping by, heading over to your blog next :)

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  9. I wasn't a fan of houndstooth until recently....bought a sweater and blouse recently. I love your sweatshirt!

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    1. I have been loving houndstooth for a long time. Like the black and white especially. I remotely recall that I have a sweater of similar pattern years and years ago. Glad the pattern is coming back :)

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  10. lovely post! now following you, hope you follow back and stay connected :)

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  11. I'm pretty sure I tried to make my own variation of the Trendy Top in high school with this stretchy white belt that I just wore up higher than my waist :p Love the houndstooth pattern, the sweater looks really versatile for fall :)

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    1. wow, you are way ahead of the game. You should have invented that!

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    1. so glad houndstooth is back in trend this fall :)

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  13. Love the houndstooth top, so classic!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. yes, it is such a classic pattern. Going to keep this for a while.

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  14. Love this!!!! Found you via gfc bloghop... following as Caroline M - www.carolinesday.com

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    1. thanks for visiting, following you back :)

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