I post my outfits on the blog every day at noon (12 p.m. EST) under this Style category #OOTD Daily Style and then I do a summary of all the looks in my Month of Style roundup at the end of the month.
The Almost Picnic Blanket Look
I am a sucker for shirt dresses. Especially soft cotton ones that are loose and light, comfortable and perfect for summer. So when I saw this gingham printed one from Madewell, I knew it had a place in my wardrobe as a dress, but also as a possible future topper for outfits (double duty!!)
I of course, in keeping that the outfit is so dang simple, paired it with very bold statement pieces. You know, to make it look less like a picnic blanket.
I made the necklace myself, with a drusy blue stone and painted the other pieces:
And I upcycled/changed the ring a little because it was too boring the way it was before:
It is an Adina Mills piece that used to look like this:
Boring and dull right? Grey, like river rock. Not really my vibe.
So I decided to add gold accents all around it, because NOW I will really wear it if it has gold in it:
And picking up on the gold theme, these sample gold sandals from Loeffler Randall that never went into production are the perfect retro touch to the entire outfit:
The theme was pretty simple: Start with a gingham dress that is neutral because of its navy blue and white colour combination but also its print, add some statement pieces that go together (could this necklace and ring have matched any better!?!?)
… an then top it off with some bright gold flat sandals that ties in to the gold in the jewellery. DONE.