Gingham Crop Top

As far as crop tops go, this one is pretty tame. I like that the tie front is adjustable, meaning I can show or not show as much belly as I’d like. Despite the fact that I don’t really have a lot of use for crop tops in my wardrobe, I just couldn’t walk out of Goodwill without this one. It may have also had something to do with the $3 price tag. If anything I have a cute top to wear to back yard parties. It definitely keeps you cool on humid days, which is especially important when you are involved in a very competitive game of corn hole.

Thrifted Ralph Lauren top ($3) / American Eagle skirt via Avalon / Corso Como sandals via Gilt / Francesca’s earrings / Coach purse

Signs of Spring: Gingham

Details: Gap dress / Loft tights / Halogen boots via Nordstrom / Banana Republic necklace / Target turtle neck

April was a busy month to say the least. I had a lovely Easter, saw my sister get her White Coat and finished up my spring semester of grad school. I promise I wore really cute outfits for all of it, which I will try to recap here.  

Although this week started out a little chilly, I think we are turning a corner here. (Of course I think that every week.)  This outfit puts your casual Friday jeans to shame. It’s spring without sacrificing any warmth, which is especially important on those cold spring mornings. See the way I styled it last summer with sneakers here.

Also, if you haven’t bought your tickets for the Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show this Thursday, see all of the details here. I cannot wait to reveal all of the outfits I put together this year. It’s going to be a great show, and I hope to see you there!

Spring Style: Navy Blue and Brights

Details: Gap sweater / Jack Wills shirt c/o / Consignment J.Crew skirt / H&M tights / Halogen boots via Nordstrom

The little teases of warm weather we’ve had lately have left me wanting more. They have also left me breaking out into song “The hills are alive with the sound of music!” — and wearing all of my spring clothes despite how not warm it actually is. So maybe you want to try wearing your brights too, but you don’t want to look like you just stepped off of the set of Miami Vice? If you aren’t ready to break out into song quite yet, temper your brights with navy and a warm pair of shoes like these riding boots. Stay warm. Spring is almost here!

Work Wear: Gingham and Bows


This outfit may not look like much at first glance, but its the little details that make it a polished work look. I love the coordination of the different shades of green. Sometimes just wearing like colors adds that bit of put-togetherness that you need to feel good at work. This sweet green gingham shirt is the perfect complement to my pink-hued bow pumps. I feel a little bit like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. The navy of this skirt combined with the pastels creates that perfect in between seasons color palette. You might think that incorporating layering into your wardrobe this fall is too expensive, but the skirt, sweater and shirt all cost under $15 each. What are you wearing to work to transition between summer and fall?

Details: Gap shirt and sweater / J.Crew skirt thrifted via Avalon / J.Crew necklace / Nine West pumps / Michael Kors watch

Tomboy Picnic Chic

Gingham Dress with Chuck Taylors

You can call me Strawberry Shortcake if you want, but did you see my footwear? I paired this sweet confection of a dress with my new Chuck Taylors — a birthday gift from the boy. I personally love the dressed down/dressed up look. It’s perfect for looking half decent but comfortable while running errands or perhaps having an impromptu picnic.

What do you think of mixing dressy and casual?

The dress was a steal for $16. I can easily see it transitioning into fall with riding boots and tights. It seems like all of the summer stuff is starting to go on major discount. Isn’t it crazy to think that fall clothes will be in stores soon? I feel like I just started enjoying summer.

Gingham Dress with Chuck Taylors

Gingham Dress with Chuck Taylors

Gingham Dress with Chuck Taylors

Dress: Gap ($16)
Shoes: Converse (gift)
Purse: J.Crew via Goodwill ($10)
Watch: Michael Kors (gift)

Winter Gingham

 After all of the gray days we’ve had this winter, I want to start incorporating a little more spring in my step and in my wardrobe. I knew this bright gingham shirt from British retailer Jack Wills would go perfectly nested under my oatmeal sweater. A navy skirt would have been an obvious choice, but it would have made the outfit a little too…well…blue. Not to mention my blue tights are hanging in my laundry basket as I write this. So I opted for a gray skirt and warmed things up with my brown riding boots. I know I am mixing cool and warm colors here, but I like that the boots bring out the warmer tone of the sweater. And also, I don’t care! My gray boots need a visit to the cobbler anyways.

Gap sweater
Jack Wills shirt c/o
Halogen boots
Loft tights
Banana Republic skirt
Riley necklace