Houndstooth Cubicle Chic!

First off… I have a few GIVEAWAY WINNERS to announce, woohoo!  I’m getting good at this!! πŸ˜‰

The winner of the Too Faced Spring Makeup Palette from A Spoonful of Love is Erika of Cafe Fashionista!

The winner of the charm necklace of your choice from Josiah’s Nest is Kimberlee of Magpie Shinies!

And lastly, the winner of fabric, a button ring, and cute tape from The Heyday Shop is Heather of Small Town Living!

Winners: Congrats!  Please email me at sandyalamode@gmail.com with your mailing address (and charm necklace choice for Kimberlee)!


Because we’re supposed to get 60 degree weather at the end of the week (and hopefully no more snow this season), I figure I should probably post this last Cubicle Chic post for you that was taken in the snow from a few weeks ago and then I promise, onwards to Spring outfits and photos only!  πŸ™‚

Tank Top: Forever 21, Cardigan: Lauren Conrad, Skirt: The Limited Belt: K Fashion House, Boots: Anne Klein, Tights: Target, Necklace: Gift

I’m actually pretty stoked about this outfit because it involves four of my obsessions: bows, mustard, boots, and houndstooth.  If you are a regular follower of my blog or shop, it’s not question that I love bows and mustard (*ahem* lacey).  And boots?  Who doesn’t love boots?  You’re crazy if you don’t!  But to be honest, I only own two houndstooth pieces but I’d gladly take more!  Oh and credit is due where deserved, my husband is the one who suggested that I add the cute bow belt to the outfit and I must say, it was a perfect fit!  Slowly but surely, I’m teaching him about fashion so that one day he can be 100% comfortable buying clothes for me, HAHA.  πŸ˜‰

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the THREE NEW GIVEAWAYS I have going on here.  Win $25 credit to ChicGeek Designs print shop, a vintage turquoise and green necklace from  No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane, and $25 credit to Mary Rebecca accessory shop!

Does your significant other shop for or pick out clothes for you? Are you a fan of their picks?



  1. March 10, 2011 / 10:06 am

    yay for marv!!!! this is probably my fave outfit you’ve rocked on the blog. love everything about it!!! woohoo!!!!

  2. March 10, 2011 / 10:07 am

    Your mustard top is rockin. I so love that color, but am never brave enough to wear it :/

  3. March 10, 2011 / 10:09 am

    i am such a sucker for mustard too! and i am l.o.v.i.n.g. that belt! my hubs actually shops for me a lot and i mostly like what he picks! it’s been a process though, when we first got married i pretty much returned EVERYTHING! ; )

  4. March 10, 2011 / 10:37 am

    Love the skirt! I go crazy for houndstooth.

    Occasionally my husband will shop for me. He usually does a good job too, but he likes to shop as much as I do πŸ™‚

  5. March 10, 2011 / 10:39 am

    i love your outfit and i love how you rock the outfit posts!

  6. March 10, 2011 / 10:39 am

    LOVE the skirt! And thanks so much for hosting the giveaway for my shop! I’m so glad to be your sponsor πŸ™‚

  7. March 10, 2011 / 10:40 am

    I love houndstooth so much! My boyfriend has pretty good taste, but normally he just doesn’t pay much attention πŸ™‚

  8. March 10, 2011 / 10:44 am

    Ben has supremely excellent taste in fibers and fabrics, for himself. His style is a little too preppy for me, so I don’t know that he would do well shopping for me. I’d rather he stick to buying me accessories and plants and books.

  9. March 10, 2011 / 10:55 am

    too cute! binh will throw in some fashion advice from time to time! the clothes he’s purchased for me are actually my favorites! (something i wouldn’t have chosen, but love them bc they’re so bold and funky!)

  10. March 10, 2011 / 10:56 am

    My husband has much better taste than he thinks he does, whenever he gets up the nerve to shop for me, he hits it out of the park. But it is a rare occasion.

    Thank you for the charm necklace!!!!

  11. March 10, 2011 / 10:58 am

    love that skirt! houndstooth is one of my favorite prints.
    h doesnt really help me shop, he will tell me if he doesnt like something… but that doesnt happen too often πŸ™‚ xoxo jcd

  12. March 10, 2011 / 11:00 am

    I think this is my favorite outfit you’ve ever posted! I just love houndstooth, but the yellow really makes it cheery!

  13. March 10, 2011 / 11:05 am

    Well don’t you look so beautiful?! Love that outfit. And, congrats to the winners. =] xo.

  14. March 10, 2011 / 11:37 am

    Such a cute outfit! Love the mustard & houndstooth together.

    My bf has always been really good at shopping for me. He knows exactly my style! Whenever I force him to go to the store with me, which is almost always, we separate and he brings back a few items that I didn’t see. More often than not his items are the ones I end up buying!

  15. March 10, 2011 / 11:42 am

    I love this, Sandy! That belt! Oh, my!! GREAT winter outfit. No, D doesn’t buy anything for me and vice versa. My brother buys for both of us, though, lol!

  16. March 10, 2011 / 11:43 am

    ohh your houndstooth skirt is so cute but i really heart your bow belt!!!

  17. March 10, 2011 / 11:53 am

    That skirt is so adorable, houndstooth is always classy… love the yellow popping out! … my ex used to help a little, but most of the time gave me the stinky eye, men and fashion not so much, lol … thanks for commenting on my blog, be back soon!

    <3 Cess O.

  18. March 10, 2011 / 11:54 am

    I LOVE this outfit!! Houndstooth skirts are awesome, especially when paired with bright yellow tops! You’re lookin’ good, Sandy!

  19. March 10, 2011 / 12:07 pm

    i absolutely LOVE houndstooth and i also LOVE putting it with yellow!! i don’t know why but it just looks like they were made for each other. adorable outfit!

  20. March 10, 2011 / 12:18 pm

    How cute! I do know you like mustard and bows πŸ™‚ How funny that your husband suggested you to put that belt on! It matches.

    By the way, I hope you don’t mind me saying this, but I’m just helping out blogger to blogger! You have a typo here “Why doesn’t love boots?”

  21. Candace
    March 10, 2011 / 12:20 pm

    Your blog is adorable! Thanks so much for finding and commenting on mine! I’m definitely following yours!


  22. steph
    March 10, 2011 / 12:27 pm

    YES! Sean picks out clothes for me, usually stuff that is more expensive than I’d feel comfortable buying for myself. And generally the picks are winners… most recently this week (for engagement photos).


  23. March 10, 2011 / 12:33 pm

    The hubby is totally confident about shopping for me. πŸ™‚ He definitely knows my style, what will look good on my body type, and can style whole looks from head to toe.. hehehehe. AND he never complains when I take him shopping with me.. ha ha. I’ve got a keeper for sure.

    I love houndstooth as well… I LOVE that you paired it with a mustard color shirt… Sweet as always Sandy!

    xx Love & Aloha

  24. March 10, 2011 / 12:45 pm

    I love that belt! What a cute outfit. I’m wearing yellow today too πŸ™‚

  25. March 10, 2011 / 12:59 pm

    You are so cute!

    Haha my boyfriend is surprisingly fashionable and for birthdays etc he will sometimes pick out purses and clothing… it’s nice having a boy that can give you an honest opinion πŸ™‚


  26. March 10, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow. SO glad that you did because I absolutely adore your beautiful blog and I’m thrilled to have found you. Excited to be your newest reader! xx veronika

  27. March 10, 2011 / 1:41 pm

    So adorable! I bet all your co-workers come to you for fashion advice. Love this look. My husband would like to shop for me but I forbid it.

  28. March 10, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    I love this look! the yellow really pops with the black!

  29. March 10, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    Such a cute outfit!

    My hubs has a pretty good eye when it comes to clothes but I think he’d be a little worried about picking out an outfit for me.

  30. cindy
    March 10, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    I love the houndstooth + mustard! Definitely one of my favorite outfits you’ve posted.

  31. March 10, 2011 / 4:44 pm

    LOVE this on you! houndstooth & mustard is a fab combo. And yes my other sometimes picks things out for me and for the most part I like them πŸ™‚

    Happy almost weekend, lovely! xoxo

  32. March 10, 2011 / 4:57 pm

    Way to go husband–that belt is a great touch!! My husband tries to stay as far away as possible when I’m shopping or making clothing decisions! But he does well when it comes to gift-giving!

  33. March 10, 2011 / 5:01 pm

    cute outfit! houndstooth is one of my favorite prints, i need to wear it more often.

  34. March 10, 2011 / 5:23 pm

    First off, I love your blog design…it’s so cute! Second, your outfit is lovely! I, too, adore mustard, bows, and houndstooth πŸ™‚

  35. March 10, 2011 / 5:27 pm

    Congrats to all the winners! You look terrific πŸ™‚

  36. March 10, 2011 / 6:04 pm

    I love that bow belt, good call Hubby!

  37. March 10, 2011 / 6:11 pm

    good grief, you are so beautiful. πŸ™‚

  38. March 10, 2011 / 6:35 pm

    This whole outfit screams ‘Sandy!’ I love it. The bow belt is also a nice touch πŸ™‚

    I love boots too and actually looking forward to wearing them.

    My hubby never picks out clothes for me but he will tell me which shoes he might like better or if it looks better with a belt for not πŸ™‚ x

  39. March 10, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    Sandy! you look so cute. I was confused for a second because you didn’t have bangs anymore and then I went back and read the post. haha.

    And your giveaways are the best, seriously! JUST PICK ME TO WIN. πŸ˜‰

  40. March 10, 2011 / 10:27 pm

    You look so cute! I’m a huge fan of houndstooth! And I’m with you – who doesn’t love boots?? I’m a huge boots fan! Hehe. πŸ™‚

  41. March 10, 2011 / 10:38 pm

    I LOVE this outfit! The skirt is to die for!

  42. March 10, 2011 / 10:48 pm

    I love your boots! They’re the perfect blend between riding boots and rain boots πŸ™‚

  43. March 11, 2011 / 12:03 am

    sandy, you look really cute in houndstooth! I love mustard yellow its just a great color!

  44. March 11, 2011 / 1:21 am

    what a great outfit, the yellow goes so well with the skirt!

  45. March 11, 2011 / 3:31 am

    love your bow belt!

  46. March 11, 2011 / 5:38 am

    that skirt rocks!!! i pick out marks clothes all the time, haha πŸ™‚ I will ask his opinion on mine but I usually go with the opposite of what he says for some reason!

  47. March 11, 2011 / 6:29 am

    The houndstooth skirt is so pretty combined with the mustard yellow top! The black riding boots are divine too!

  48. March 11, 2011 / 7:08 am

    Love your outfit! Seriously…Bamians LOVE houndstooth. Well, especially Bama fans. Hope you’re enjoying the last days for this cold weather! I’m SO ready for Spring!

  49. March 11, 2011 / 8:56 am

    Gah! Ohmigosh Sandy I am DYING! Thank you so, so much! I am e-mailing you with my mailing address right now!! πŸ™‚

  50. March 11, 2011 / 9:30 am

    Dearest sweet sandy, you are so beautiful and i adore your gorgeous outfit!! So happy to be back here visiting and catching up! Thanks so much for your well wishes on my move! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

  51. March 11, 2011 / 11:00 am

    i love your outfit! you look lovely πŸ™‚

  52. March 11, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    So cute – I love your skirt and your belt. My husband does not pick out anything for me. I do all the shopping for me – and him usually.


  53. March 11, 2011 / 3:15 pm

    Love how you pulled this outfit together {along with your hubby!}, and you look lovely. πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful weekend, friend!

  54. March 11, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    Love the skirt! My husband doesn his best to help me with my clothes but still has a lot to learn…however, I still always turn to him when I need to know how my outfit looks!

  55. March 11, 2011 / 11:18 pm

    Way to go Marvin!! Love the skirt and whole ensemble. My hubby could care less about fashion, but occasionally will suggest things here and there. i am the one shopping for HIM!

  56. March 12, 2011 / 6:09 am

    I absolutely love this outfit! Toooo cute!

  57. March 12, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    I’m glad to hear that your husband picks out clothes for you. My boyfriend has very strong opinions about my choice of wardrobe, and I can often tell his opinion when he says, “is that what you’re wearing?” when I come downstairs…I will then ask for his suggestions and go make the change…

  58. March 14, 2011 / 10:37 am

    He’s bought me accessories before, but hasn’t braved the rtw. I’m not too sure how he would fair haha Love the cubicle chic, but so ready for spring!

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