Welcome back to my fashion haus, fashionistas. Sit down a bit and take the load off those stilettos. Today I am linking up with Dani at Family.Love.Inspiration and Jamie at No Delusions of Grandeur to share more of our favorite looks from the Get Your Pretty On (GYPO) 2018 summer style challenge.
Earlier in the summer, the three of us and our mutual friend Michael Ann from Out and Back came together for a similar post. We all styled the look for Day 7 of the GYPO summer challenge. The formula for that outfit was a bright top, denim skirt and kimono. Something we all really enjoyed wearing. You can revisit my earlier post, here.
I really liked all of the pieces in this summer capsule wardrobe. Some of the items on this season’s list are pictured on the graphic below.
Not pictured above but my surprise favorite was the gingham. On the shopping list it was suggested we look for a gingham skirt. So, being the good and ever obedient girl that I am, that’s exactly what I did. But there wasn’t one check of gingham to be found in El Paso. I left no stone, no store unturned. Had to resort to online shopping.
Finally found a cute ruffled gingham skirt at AnnTaylor.com Then, wouldn’t you know it, all of the summer challenge participants starting sharing their great gingham pants. I knew I had to have a pair of them, too. Back to the laptop. Found cropped gingham pants at GapFactory.com.
Kellyann at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag featured a darling pink and white gingham top from Yoins. Had to have it to complete the gingham trifecta…top, pants, skirt. Immediately ordered it online after reading it was wrinkle-free. I’ve told you about my ironing piles, surely. If not, just envision Mt. Everest.
Yeah, that’s me before I started ironing. This simple little chore has turned my hair brown. Okay gray. Who am I fooling? You’ve all seen my photos.
Here’s how I am styling the gingham I have copied from everyone else.
I shared this look in my last summer challenge post. Haven’t worn this skirt again since but only because I haven’t gone anywhere truly skirt-worthy. Hoping we will go to church this Saturday night to rectify that.
As opposed to the skirt, I have worn my gingham pants several times. First to pick up my sister from the airport with my Chico’s “60 years bold” tee, as seen on many of the members of the Forever Fierce Revolution.
The second time I wore these pants was for a job interview. And I got the job! What? I didn’t tell you? Well, I was saving it for a surprise. But yes, I am working part-time now. Will tell you more in my upcoming Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone post going live on 07.31.2018.
I wore my gingham top for our anniversary date hop. Felt so feminine in it. The off-the-shoulder detailing of this blouse makes it so sassy and flirty. PC doesn’t usually like things with a lot of ruffles and fuss and bother but he liked this top. What do you think?
Because I knew we were going to be walking downtown, I slipped some pink flats into my purse, just in case. But PC was happy that I wore heels most of the night. It was a great night.
Do you have any gingham yet? If so, what pieces and where did you find them? Did you have to resort to ordering online? I am always a little hesitant to buy anything without trying it on…except groceries. But I was pleased that all three of my gingham pieces were to true to size.
If you haven’t tried gingham, allow me to share a few pieces that I have gathered for this post. By clicking on the images, you enable me to earn a few cents. Thank you!
Hugs and kisses,