23 May 2011

This Gingham Walked into an Apothecary ...

Sorry, Kim, my will is weak and I've broken the shopping ban this weekend with a trip to Anthro (though I've sold a few older pieces and had a return, so technically I didn't spend any new money). OK, and I may have visited a few other stores while I was at the mall, but I only made one additional purchase from this one ...

This outfit was inspired by a dressing room ensemble that Liz put together - and you all know how I love to treat gingham and stripes like neutrals, so this look came from the Anthro gods. Good thing the green cissus button-up was not at my local store, or I may have imbibed in that as well!

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Top: Lands' End Canvas gingham poplin (worn here before)
Skirt: Anthropologie Parameter apothecary
Shoes: Xhiliration by Target teanna (worn here before - similar here)
Jewelry: Old Navy ethnic statement (worn here before), enamel bangle (similar here)

And the outfit I wore over the weekend that got me in the dressing room with the apothecary skirt:

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Shorts: J. Crew chino (worn here before)
Shoes: Indigo by Clarks finch (worn here before)
Bag: Longchamp canvas/leather (gift from big sis - similar here in navy, not sim but cute here)

You gals doing anything interesting for Memorial Day weekend coming up?

36 comments:

  1. I love the gingham with the floral skirt! I saw a model on the anthro website with the green gingham shirt and goldfield skirt and loved it. Now that I've seen it on you, I know that it's a combo that actually works in real life!

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  2. I am tooottally copying this outfit soon! I have a gingham shirt in a navy-esque color, so it'll go really well with the Apothecary skirt. It's print-mixing that I can handle!

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  3. You and your gingham are too cute. I'm going to have to try that!

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  4. I love both outfits on you. I just wish I would feel confident mixing prints like you did with the apothecary skirt.

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  5. This looks amazing on you! So glad you love the pairing. I do too! ;)

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  6. I'm just LOL over here at the first sentence of your post. It's ok! hey, you didn't spend any new money, so I think that makes it somehow ok :) I love the Apothecary Skirt on you, especially with the gingham shirt. If you had to break the ban, this was the piece to do it with!

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  7. i LOVE both of these outfits - and they're so "you", too!

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  8. I absolutely love your first pairing! So darling!! I'm with you- stripes, gingham and floral are treated as neutrals in my closet!!

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  9. You are so cute. It's ok that you broke your shopping ban, we forgive you. That skirt is too cute. I would have broken down too. ;-)

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  10. love the print mixing! so very cute

    i'm going to Montauk to relax by the beach for the weekend if the weather cooperates!

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  11. LOVE this bag!! I also think the sheepish grin in pic #1 is so cute...like, "I know I fell off the band wagon!" :) haha

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  12. Great outfit! I love the apothecary skirt on you.

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  13. vintagelammz - like I need more gingham shirts in my life, but I am thinking that the green cissus needs to be mine now ...

    appgal - ooh, I look forward to seeing you rock that combo, I bet it'll look fantastic!

    Natasha - after way too many days of leaving home, spotting myself in the ladies room and thinking "what the - ?!" re: my ensemble, I've learned to just let it go and go with it!

    Thanks, Kim, and I agree! Especially since there really aren't a ton of new arrivals lately that are hitting my must-buy list. That hamatreya skirt was kind of a try-on bust for me!

    Peggy - that's part of why I really like you!

    Rosa - aw, Montauk! If the weather is nice, it is going to be PACKED this weekend!

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  14. I am so crazy about the gingham/floral look on Anthro's website, but I'm too much of a wuss to pull it off!

    I do need a shirt like that though. You are freakin' adorable!

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  15. I totally wouldn't think these two patterns would work, but the gingham isn't very prominent and they look really nice together. I love this outfit!! You are one of those bloggers I envy for mixing your patterns so well.

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  16. Love that skirt on you Lisa! And love it even more with the gingham!

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  17. so, so cute!! love both outfits :) you love ur gingham but it loves u back so don't fight it..

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  18. I love the gingham plus patterned skirt! So cute! I loved it on the Anthro site but I think I live yours more! I need to try it, just not sure how to make it work with my purple and white gingham shirt.

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  19. AHHH! I love this! Love the pattern mixing with the skirt but those red shorts are HAWT on you!

    Fun for Memorial Day weekend...well, my daughter will be with her dad and I will have just gotten paid, so it might be a shopping weekend!

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  20. The pattern mixing is divine! That top is so versatile and I LOVE it on you!

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  21. Love the gingham and orange shorts. Too cute!

    You have totally inspired my pattern mixing. You do it so well.

    No big plans for Memorial Day. I just hope that the weather holds out. A nice day lounging in the sun is in order!

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  22. I adore gingham, so it goes without saying I'm loving both of your outfits. Gingham really does make the best neutrals. Thank you Lisa (and Liz!) for these inspirations. I'll definitely be trying them myself :)

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  23. CHECK OUT THOSE STEMS. Lady, you look smokin' hot! I absolutely love that floral skirt and the idea of treating gingham and stripes as neutrals, even though I guess I sort of unconsciously do that anyway. Hmm...

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  24. You and me both love this skirt! I wore it Friday but because it was so warm here in Seattle, threw it on with a coral top. It was such a comfy outfit! I'll have to try gingham or stripes with it next:)

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  25. Love it when you where gingham. So pretty, preppy and southern! :) :)

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  26. I loved Liz's styling also, and am waiting for that green Cissus to appear in my store. I also love this skirt...I was debating it for a while and since I got it I have worn it once a week for the last month or so, including today! It's awesome.

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  27. you always look just ridiculously amazing in your outfits! gah! so polished yet so freaking playful. and those are words to live by, the whole thing about treating stripes and gingham as neutrals. I don't mind if I do!

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  28. ACK! I adore that skirt! I didn't notice it until now, but that is one beautiful print. You are rockin' it with the gingham!

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  29. Nice outfit! I love it! I bought that skirt 2 weeks ago myself. Isn't it just the best? Comfortable yet feminine and so versatile!

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  30. A piece totally worthy of ban breaking. And your gingham pairing is to die for!! It does just beg to be paired with gingham, doesn't it? Loving your blue polish sheen as an accessory too.

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  31. The patterns totally work. So cute!

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  32. I have two gingham shirts now and I totally blame you! Do you mind sharing your size for the LE gingham? I have considered ordering one but not sure about the sizing...

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  33. I love the gingham with the red shorts! Very cute outfits!

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  34. fshnonmymind - oh believe me, I've had plenty of pattern mixing (and general dressing) losses too! I think there's a fine line with pattern mixing - do it wrong and you end up looking like a crazy lady, and I've done it wrong plenty!

    Josie - there are bolder and better mixing souls than I, but I think if you have a floral skirt with bits of purple in it, you could totally rock it with your purple gingham shirt. Or if the colors complement each other, like my lighter blue with the darker blues in this skirt, I think it would work too.

    Melissa - ooh, I bet the sales will be pretty good, shopping and cocktails with the girls would be awesome!

    Cee - you can rock some gingham like no other. I love how you pair it with your slim bottoms and some bling around the neck!

    Aw, thanks, Melanie.

    Lauran & Brian Mewes - absolutely! Gingham and floral for everyone!

    LC - I was having a hard time deciding between this skirt and the hamatreya - it sounds like I made the right decision!

    clara - I think what sold me was that I felt like it made my waist look tiny, no belting needed!

    Molly - you're right, it kind of does! I love how you wore yours and this is my "replacement" for the hamatreya skirt which was kind of a disappointment IRL.

    Hi Spiffy - I wear a size 2 in the LE shirts. I've found that LE Canvas sizing is pretty similar to regular JC so I am typically a XS/2. If you get something from reg LE, I would recommend trying the smallest size possible - petite XS or petite 2. Hope this helps!

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  35. thanks for the sizing tips :)

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  36. Such a great springy outfit. I absolutely love it! This skirt was a GREAT way to break your shopping ban, in my opinion. Good thing you were wearing that adorable gingham shirt on your shopping excursion -- or else the skirt might have still be sitting on the rack, all by its lonesome!

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