Checkered

1 May

I had admired this Madewell top for quite some time before it appeared in my Easter basket. Luckily, I was shopping with the “Easter Bunny” a week before the big day, so I was able to drop a hint about this blouse. I’ve always been a sucker for anything gingham, and this top was no exception. As much as I love a traditional cotton gingham shirt, they aren’t the most ideal top to wear for a day/night out. What I loved about this Madewell blouse is that it’s 100% silk, making it a dressier option than the traditional gingham button-down.

I’m sure I’m not the only one with this problem, but sometimes I feel like all my clothes are either too dressy or too casual. I feel like I can never find anything that’s juuust right for whatever plans I may have. I feel like this top is going to become my new go-to in those moments where I just can’t find the perfect thing to wear. A classic, casual pattern in a dressier, more expensive texture? It’s like the best of both worlds! I also love shirts that have the ability to be rolled up or worn as long sleeves. Today’s look is daytime-inspired, but I think I could easily transition this into the night. I’d probably unroll the sleeves, add lots of bracelets, and of course throw on some black leather pants or shorts!

Madewell Gingham Silk Boy Shirt

Madewell Gingham Silk Boy Shirt, Calvin Klein White Denim Shorts

Madewell Gingham Silk Boy Shirt, Rebecca Minkoff Red Mini MAC

Calvin Klein White Jean Shorts, Madewell Gingham Silk Boy Shirt, Rebecca Minkoff Red Mini MAC

Madewell Gingham Silk Boy Shirt, Calvin Klein White Jean Shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Madewell Gingham Silk Boy Shirt

Calvin Klein White Denim Shorts, Tory Burch Reva Flats Tumbled Patent

Note to self: Get a spray tan pronto. My legs are pretty ghostly after the long winter!

Madewell Gingham Silk Boy Shirt

Top: Madewell | Shorts: Calvin Klein (similar) | Shoes: Tory Burch (similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar color) | Necklace: Forever 21 (similar) | Ring: Unknown (similar) | Bracelets: Unknown (similar)

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13 Responses to “Checkered”

  1. carascliche May 1, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    So cute! Yay for what’s looking like warm weather too:)

    • Baubles to Bubbles May 1, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

      Thanks, Cara! It’s been in the 80s this week, and it is AMAZING! I hope the LA weather is nice, too!

  2. FashionEdible May 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    I think it could definitely transition. You could even throw on a navy skirt and have a great night-out look! Love the colors!

  3. Allison May 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

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  4. valerie yvonne May 1, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

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  5. Sam May 1, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    Love the gingham blouse with the pretty necklace and shorts! Such a good combination!

    Sam

  6. KatWalkSF May 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    Love this look! The bag and shirt are such a great combo!!

  7. ktogeretz May 16, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    Followed your link from my blog and I just wanted to say I really like your style. Also I totally have the same thing with that formal/casual gap.

  8. ktogeretz May 16, 2013 at 1:12 am #

    I think my comment went funny but forgive me if this shows up twice.
    I followed your link from my blog and I just wanted to say that I like your style. Also I totally have the same problem with that dressy/casual gap.

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