I am a sucker for all things houndstooth. It's my favorite pattern, and a bit of an addiction. I'll buy things I don't even need just because they're houndstooth. So when the October J.Crew Style Guide arrived in my mailbox, it took just one look at the cover for me to fall in love. I mean, come on! That is one gorgeous coat! I love how the tweedy, masculine houndstooth plays off the glamorous, jet-black beading on the collar. It's a pitch-perfect mix of schoolboy and uptown girl, and it's irresistible.
J.Crew Captain Coat in jeweled houndstooth, $495 at J.Crew