12 May 2014

Gingham and Pearls

gingham + pearls

This is probably a bit terrible, but at last count, I've got a total of eight different gingham button-down shirts (I have more striped tops, but I'm not even going to go there). I can't seem to help it, but gingham shirts just seem like the right mix of casual and dressed up, country and preppy to me. I know some folks get the whole plastic tablecloth vibe from gingham, but I adore it -  most times I actually like to treat it like a neutral (here for example, or here, here ... here ... I can probably keep going ...)

What do you think about gingham? Too country? Too preppy? Just right?

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Shirt: Lands' End Canvas gingham poplin (worn here - sim, sim)
Jeans: Old Navy sweetheart (worn here - sim, sim)
Belt: J.Crew factory gilded cork (sim, steal)
Necklace: Ann Taylor pearl & pave cluster (worn here - sim, deal, steal)
Bracelets: GroopDealz (sim, to rent - who knew, luxe) & Target (sim set)
Shoes: J.Crew cleo stripe canvas (sim solid, sneaks)
Bag: J.Crew tillary (worn here - sim brown, deal)

gingham + pearls

gingham + pearls

49 comments:

  1. Gingham looks good on you! :) I think everyone has that one wardrobe staple they need to get multiples of. Or at least one anyway. haha. Mine is definitely grey tees, I'm always buying new ones!

    Away From Blue

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  2. I have one gingham shirt from GAP but I always keep an eye on their sales for other colours as I really like mine, as you say, it's the perfect balance of casual and a little dressy!

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  3. I like to think of gingham as plaid's sweet little sister. And I don't care about the plastic tablecloth vibe - I think it's perfect! What other colors have your got your in? Do you keep to classic red and blue?

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    1. I've got a few shades of red/pink and blues, plus neon yellow, purple, green ... I'm always on the lookout for more!

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  4. I love it with the pearls. Very southern chic. I have a few gingham...but definitely more stripes than anything!

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  5. These flats are calling my name, you look adorable. If you get the chance, join my linkup today to share your amazing post.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  6. I think that gingham has a rare ability to both look either country or pretty depending on how you wear it. For example, I grew up in the country but the gingham them was a little bigger. The preppy version I like because it's a smaller print and almost always accessorized with pearls!

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    1. Funny, because I think the bigger gingham prints are kind of cool, those are the ones I've not seen much before!

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  7. Your red gingham looks awesome with the cluster pearls. Absolutely stunning shoes and jewelry. You look a little preppy and 1000% chic. Hope your mom had a Happy Mother's Day!!

    Ada. =)

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  8. I love gingham, and I LOVE those shoes. but you know I tend to dress pretty preppy myself.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  9. Hee! I own AT LEAST 8 gingham shirts, more striped shirts than I can count and love them all! Gingham, stripes, plaid, seersucker....all classics! Your combo of denim, gingham and pearls is so cheery and fun! Love it!

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  10. I seriously never thought of gingham until I started blogging... 4 years ago or so... And it's still going strong in trend! I think it's a happy print and makes every outfit I've seen look fresher! It's such a photogenic and versatile item! I own 2 gingham shirts now and love them!

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  11. I'm a fan of gingham too although I'm more obsessed with stripes :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  12. Gingham is one of my favorite prints even though I seem to own very little of it. To be honest, it started with Dorothy's dress in Wizard of Oz--I remember it clearly LOL And gingham and pearls always look great together for one reason or another.

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    1. Dorothy has some style with the blue gingham and those glittery red heels!

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  13. I love it! We are actually having navy gingham as one of our wedding "colors."

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  14. Beautiful. I do not own any gingham. I do love it, though! Red is such a good color on you!

    Jenni

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  15. Cute! Love your gingham top and the pearl cluster necklace!

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  16. LOVE this whole outfit! I love gingham. ;)

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  17. Lisa - you make gingham look chic! I cannot wear gingham because I worked at Bristol Farms in my early twenties and had to wear it every day. It was very exciting to me the day I could finally throw away my gingham shirt!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Haha, oh no, you've been driven from gingham!

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  18. I have a few gingham pieces and I agree that they are a great neutral base. I love it with the pearls and those shoes!

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  19. Lisa, I'm so copying this look! HaHa Love gingham AND pearls.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  20. It's not a crime to own 14 gingham shirts - what IS a crime is to own 14 boring drab white shirts. A crime against fashion! And stripes are neutrals, which makes them wardrobe basics, so you don't have to worry about them. ;) Feel better now? XD

    Oh sorry. you said eight. Not fourteen. Whoopsie. Anyway, I LOVE gingham! Probably because it can be both preppy and dressed-down. It's super versatile, so it'll work extra hard in your closet... Right? ;)

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    1. Don't worry, I may work my way up to 14 someday! ;o)

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  21. I love gingham...and this one is so perfect with your gorgeous bag!

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  22. You can't go wrong with gingham! I have also amassed a large quantity of these gingham button downs. Maybe 10 or so? Love the styling of this outfit, especially with those cute loafers!

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  23. I'm right there with you, Lisa--I have five gingham button up shirts, with the most recent addition being purchased this past Saturday (a purple one from Loft). I just love them with girly accessories like this pearl necklace!

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  24. Don't feel bad I have 9 gingham shirts and am on the hunt for more. Joe fresh via jcpenneys has some cute ones this season. I didn't jump on the gingham bandwagon until recently and jcrew doesn't seem to be making them much anymore.

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    1. Their Factory store carries some, as does Gap, Old Navy, Lands' End ... good thing is that it's all over the place!

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  25. Adore the gingham top!

    www.loveandclothing.com

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  26. I love all the bright colors going on here! So fun and pretty.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  27. I don't own much in gingham but a ton of stripes and polka dots. I think if it works for you then why not? And I am in love your loafers.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  28. Gingham isn't for me, but it looks great on you, and if you love something, go with it. :)

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  29. I never knew I could like gingham the way I have in the last few years. =) love the way you styled it!
    xo,
    nancy

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  30. Loving the gingham! I only have one . I love the way you style it though - it's not too preppy or country.. Just right!
    Kim
    http://www.superchicmom.com

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  31. I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't stop buying gingham! I have 5 so far but I always see different colors that I like!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  32. I will always have a soft spot for gingham because of Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island. The dress she wore for special occasions on the Island was the red gingham 50's style. You styled this look just right, to be more modern with the jeans balancing the sweet look.
    That whole outfit is very cute.
    Have a great evening,
    Stacey

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    1. Ooh, I've got to look up Mary Ann's occasion dress, I don't remember it.

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  33. No, I love gingham and this is SUCH a cute outfit! I'm so happy I found your blog, new follower~~

    Gina
    www.thepinkwings.com

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  34. so cute love the gingham and pearls! i love it it's so girly and makes me think of spring/summer and spending time in the sun :)

    www.lisalovescoco.blogspot.com

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