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Five Must-Have Gingham Pieces to Add to Your Wardrobe

5 Must Have Gingham Pieces

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When I think of gingham I think of pictures of Audrey Hepburn in a blouse and gingham crops riding a bicycle or Brigette Bardot in a gingham dress. Having grown up with a love of 50’s and 60’s icons, I have always had a sweet spot for this pattern.

However, as much of a fan I am of the classics, I am loving the fresh and updated take on gingham that many people are embracing. I even recently purchased this MINKPINK dress, which combines this classic pattern with ruffles and the oh so flirty one shoulder trend. I’m also loving this cold shoulder Amanda Uprichard dress.

How are y’all embracing gingham this spring/summer?

-C

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How to Wear It Now & Later: Topshop Pretty Collar Shift Dress

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I ADORE a good collar shift dress, and this one by Topshop is not only “pretty” but also very versatile.

The white collar tends to scare most people off in thinking that this dress can be worn in cooler months. Don’t let the collar fool you, this dress can still be a true adversary on your quest to look ladylike and chic when it gets colder out. Just pair it with a classic style purse and some sophisticated booties (along with some fleece lined tights for all you cold blooded people out there), and you’ve got a great look!

Happy Friday! 

-C

 

wear it now: dress, sunglasses, purse (similar and less expensive) & flats 

wear it later: dress, purse (similar and less expensive) & booties (similar and less expensive)

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Lovin’ Right Now: Suede Jackets

Suede jackets honestly seem to be everywhere right now, and I am loving it! They are probably also going to be one of the most versatile pieces for Fall/Winter this year, as they can go from work to date night to a night out with the gang so easily.

I personally love pairing a suede jacket with a cute tank, skinny jeans, and booties and also with a fun southwestern print dress (like this one here) and boots.

What do you think of the latest “it” item?

-C

 

(Jacket 1, Jacket 2, Jacket 3, Jacket 4, & Jacket 5)

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Spring Dressing

Now that Spring has fully come alive with the weather staying consistently in the 70’s+, I’ve been wearing as many dresses as I can. I’ve also been starting to lust for more to put in my closet. Whoops.

My current “lust list” includes either a LWD (like the one in Wednesday’s post), a lacy dress, or one that’s more structured in either a great print or color. It’s also hard to go wrong with a new floral dress as well, as long as it doesn’t have a more infantile pattern. Larger floral patterns are also a nay for me, as they are better suited for someone with a taller frame.

Have a good weekend, y’all!

-C

 

(Dress 1, Dress 2, Dress 3, Dress 4, Dress 5, Dress 6, & Dress 7)

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Wednesday Want: Kate Moss for Topshop Pansy Dress

Kate Moss for Topshop Pansy Dress

 

This fit and flare dress by Kate Moss for Topshop is just perfect for Summer. It can be worn to work with a cute blazer over it and then out to dinner with some cute heeled sandals (yes… I am already figuring out summer outfits for both work and after work shhh).

I’ve also been loving the fit and flare shape lately as it’s so conformable and it actually narrows in at my waist and not ‘near’ my waist. I’d definitely recommend this style of dress to other women who, like myself, have a narrow waist and a fuller bottom.

 

Happy Wednesday! 

-C

 

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Wednesday Want: Rock Out Floral Biker Jacket

Rock Out Floral Moto Jacket

 

 

A fashion forward jacket that also simultaneously gives off a tough chick vibe? Yes, please!

This floral biker jacket by Jovonnista at Topshop is such a great piece as it can go with just about anything in your closet. From cutoffs and booties to being thrown over a dress to being paired with a great pair of jeans, this jacket would take any outfit from “eh” to “hot damn!”.

 

-C

 

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(Jacket: Topshop)

 

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Student Discounts

School will be starting up here soon for most colleges, and as the first day gets closer there’ll be more people out shopping. The great thing for college students is that a decent amount of stores give student discounts. I’m honestly so glad I found out about these before I visited the Topshop store in L.A. as it helped me save a TON of money along with the summer sale that was going on.

J. Crew–15 % off

Vineyard Vines–15%

Kate Spade–15% off

Ann Taylor–20% off

Ann Taylor LOFT–15% off

Banana Republic–15 % off

Juicy Couture–15% off

Madewell–15% off

Ralph Lauren Rugby–15% off

Topshop–10% off

Steve Madden–10% off

Hope this helps y’all out! 😉

-C

Also, here’s some great “Girl Code” advice that we all need to remember. How we dress is a reflection of ourselves, so why let other people dictate how we look? Love this show!

girl code how to dress episode