Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gingham and Eyelet

Last fall I blogged about my realization that some of the shirts and pencil skirts that I purchased years ago were a bit more snug than I had previously remembered. A few months ago I finally decided to "purge" my closet by going through and trying on every button-down shirt I owned for fit. While this was no small task, it did prove helpful in weeding out a few shirts for which there was no hope of wearing again (and making a few extra bucks reselling them) and also finding some shirts such as this one that I had forgotten about.

This purple and white gingham shirt was a bit snug and in my "maybe" pile. However, I found that even though there is some slight "gaping" it's nothing that a white camisole can't fix. Since purple is my favorite color I am glad that it ended up being a keeper. To play up the color I paired it today with a pink eyelet skirt and floral heels.










Shirt: J. Crew Here
Skirt: Halogen/Nordstom Here
Shoes: Ann Klein
Bag: J. Crew "Edie" in Hyacinth 
Belt: kate spade
Watch: kate spade "Carlyle" bow watch 
Bracelet: J. Crew

16 comments:

  1. Hi Katie,

    I'm queen of the white cami under blouses because they often gape open...cute, cute and cute again.

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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    1. Thank you Shellie! What would we do without camisoles?

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  2. This outfit is absolutely adorable. I would never think to put those colors together but you look amazing! So gorgeous! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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    1. Thanks Kim! The colors were actually sort of an accident. The shirt was in a big pile of things I had just washed and when I got the skirt I put it in that pile of things to hang up. When I saw the two together I thought, "why not give it a try?"

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  3. Amazing ensemble!!! Love this combination!

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    1. Thank you Minau! Have a nice weekend!

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  4. this is such a cute and bright outfit - love it!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  5. This is such a happy outfit with the pink and purple combo! If the gape bothers you, you could always use a small white safety pin. Just make sure the part with head/clasp is on the inside of the shirt. I use this trick all the time (busty problems) and no one can even tell, it just lays smooth.

    Erin @ Teal and Polka Dots
    tealandpolkadots.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the tip Erin. Next time I am definitely going to have to try it out!

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  6. You do such amazing things with colors!!! I was just talking about a closet purge and it's just not a fun task. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Thanks Alice! Yes, I am very fond of colors, lots of color! Closet purging is never fun, but it feels good afterwards. Plus, it makes me cut back on shopping because I realize how much I have and don't need any more. Have a nice weekend!

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  7. Total retro fabulousness! LOVE! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday. I hope your weekend is wonderful!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Dawn! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. That skirt is gorgeous and looks lovely with the classic gingham shirt. Well done!

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  9. This outfit is absolutely adorable. I love the bright pink skirt with the blue gingham!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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