one tell-tale sign spring is on the horizon is the appearance of gingham. gingham’s relationship to spring/summer is what plaid is to fall/winter. not that you can’t mix and match these patterns year round. but as far as retail is concerned gingham is ushered in commencing spring. and i’m always happy to see it because it’s such a cheerful pattern.
today’s ootd begins with a shirtdress that i converted into a tunic. shirtdresses are so versatile and can be worn several ways. but one of my favorite styling tricks is throwing one over a pair of pants, leggings, or denim. take your pick. if you add a belt – voila – instant tunic. then, all that’s left to do is add a pair of cute shoes – in this case, sandals – and a few baubles. silver is a nice contrast with black so out came a silver cuff, hoops, and necklace. even with gray skies swirling overhead you can’t help but smile when an outfit is this darn cute!
labels: denim J.Jill; shirtdress c/o J.Jill; belt Ralph Lauren (old, similar here); bracelet J. Jill; necklace J.Jill; shoes (old, similar here)
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I had to smile–I had just last night seen that gingham dress on the J Jill site and thought “I’d add a belt to that.” Looks great! I like it with the white jeans.
we are ‘style’ sisters for certain! and i always wanted a sister, sue.
Love gingham. You look just adorable!!!
how are you feeling, lady?! don’t give us anymore medical scares. but i’m certain you’re thinking the same thing. the only plus is you have more time to visit my blog!
Very simple , but so elegant. Enjoy your site so much.
thanks for writing. less is more, especially when a dress is this beautiful!
The accessories dress up the gingham…we all know where the devil is…in the details… xoxo
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