Gingham Plaid and Bright Red Rad(ness)

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Working for the weekend! Why is the first week back from a vacation always so looooooonnnnggg?!
  • The weather here has been up and down so some days call for a light jacket…and other days call for a sleeveless dress. Thanks, Indiana!
  • And yes, I just now realized that I left a zipper tissue paper protector on one of my coat zippers. Bonus points if you can find it, but extra EXTRA bonus points if you ignore it! ;)
  • This weekend, The Husband and I are tackling some much needed, boring activities (read: oil changes, weeding, etc.). It’s probably going to be boring, but at least we’ll get the feeling of accomplishment? (I’m trying to pump myself up, folks…work with me here)!
  • And tonight, we’re making pancakes, so you can’t really beat breakfast for dinner…on a Friday!

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Girly Gingham Meets Rocker Leather

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I actually styled this look on a whim because I needed a jacket to wear into work, since it was chilly in the morning. A good leather jacket is a lifesaver, and this flowy gingham skirt is proving to be a staple in my closet. But together?

It’s end-of-the-movie Sandy from Grease meets Dorothy from Wizard of Oz. 

And I love it!

A little girly and a little leather never hurt anyone, right?

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Dorothy Goes to Work

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I got this skirt in the mail last week, and I could barely wait two seconds before wearing out. That’s a true sign for me that I love a clothing item! It also comes in a navy floral pattern annnnnnnnnd, drumroll, please, the most perfect navy/white polka dot print! So you better believe that I ordered them all! The navy floral print is a bit too busy for my taste, but you better believe the polka dot and the gingham found a permanent home in my closet!

But back to today’s outfit…pretty much what you would imagine that Dorothy from Wizard of Oz would wear to work, right? Because you know after she got home safely from Oz (spoiler alert…77 years later), she grew up and had to go to work like the rest of us!

And because red glitter heels create a mess in the breakroom, Dorothy was asked to trade in her red ruby slippers for navy patent pumps.

There’s no place like home, huh, Dorothy? I certainly feel you, especially on Mondays! ;)

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10 Things Tuesday (3.29.16)

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Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. Gingham trench coat? On sale? Say what?
  2. Blogger love of the week: I love seeing people give back, so I loved reading about how Jess shared some of her time (and styling tips, I’m sure!) with this Chicago-based organization that works to provide free clothing and self-esteem to girls enrolled in Chicago’s inner city schools. You go, Jess!
  3. Loft sold a similar pair of these beautiful stripe espadrilles last season, and they sold out so fast! They’re one of my favorite spring/summer shoes, so get them while they’re still in stock!
  4. I could not stop laughing at this Buzzfeed article called “me as a wife.” Mainly because I could related to nearly 100% of them, but oh my gosh. The last one (#19) is me to a T. I pride myself on my annoying capabilities. 
  5. Do you guys ever watch those HGTV or TLC shows where they buy these terrible houses and then turn them into masterpieces. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do that (and have no skills whatsoever in that department) and wondered exactly how much work goes into it. Anyone else? Luckily for us, Cassandra is spilling the beans (here) on The Everygirl!
  6. I need to try on this dress on the next time I’m at Target to see if it would be long enough. If it works, it would look equally great under blazers for the office and jean jackets for the weekend!
  7. A new episode of Miss Adventure from Kate Spade is out! I need to plan a girls’ weekend like this…and accessorize the entire time with Kate Spade! ;) Anyone else in?
  8. I’m loving how classic, but different than every-other-navy-blazer-ever, this blazer from Maison Jules is (here). I know that didn’t make ANY sense, but you should check it out if you like nautical/prep style and/or need a navy blazer! ;)
  9. Pantone (everyone’s favorite color obsessor) has put together a list of the top 10 colors for spring 2016. I know, I know…everyone is so surprised that I’ll be wearing Snorkel Blue and Fiesta all spring…and really, all year, long!
  10. Everyone has been obsessed with the J.Crew Gemma ballet flats this season (see them here), and they’re a bit pricey, so I found a great dupe for under $40 here! They come in lots of colors and one pretty floral print!

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On Trend: Gingham Gang

on trend gingham gang, spring 2016

Oh gingham, the print of spring (and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz…she knew what was on trend even then!). Nothing is so fresh and crisp!

Plus, if Kate Middleton is wearing it (see here), it has the approval of a future queen!

I was putting this post together one night last week, and I was surprised how many great gingham pieces are out there this season (and I didn’t even have room to include these espadrille wedges!)! And I’d like one of them all!

So who’s game to join my gingham girl gang? Taking applications now!

  1. Merona Gingham Print Plaid Shirt
  2. J.Crew Factory Gingham Print Scarf
  3. J.Crew Gingham Plaid Vest
  4. Sole Society Navy/White Gingham Heels
  5. Merona Gingham Print and Crochet Lace Tote Purse
  6. J.Crew Gingham Ankle Pants
  7. Tommy Hilfiger Gingham Print Cardigan
  8. Keds Gingham Print Sneakers

ps. If you want even MORE gingham…J.Crew’s got it for you. Extreme amounts of gingham (here)!