Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Giddy for Gingham (See Jane Click Her Heels)

Whether it's on display at a picnic via the tablecloth or splattered across your bathing suit, nothing says summer like gingham prints .  It's a universal print that's been around for decades--even Dorothy couldn't resist its checkered charm...

My friend has the quintessential summer top:  J Crew, gingham, sweetheart neckline/halter combo, i.e. perfect.  I attempted to find a summer gingham top to call my own last month and discovered this top by Gemma; I haven't pulled the trigger yet as it only started warming up here in Chicago.  I have, however, quenched my insatiable thirst for gingham (giant, mind you) in the meantime with the J Crew shirt I bought last weekend.

Now that it's finally warm:

*clockwise from top left
  1. APC Madras Gingham Bikini - Retro, flattering, and only $58.
  2. MCQ Gingham Cotton Shift - Gingham and work appropriate--an anomaly.
  3. Joie Luciana Gingham Print Crinkle Shirt - The ultimate summer tunic.
  4. Urban Outfitters Gingham Tube Bathing Suit - Can be substituted as a tube top with shorts.
  5. Forever 21 Gingham Tube Dress - A colorful twist in a sea of blue gingham prints.
  6. Top Shop Gingham Skirt - A modern-day Dorothy would wear this to see the Wizard!

Do you like gingham prints?


  1. The forever 21 dress is cute - a great print with a bit of colour to it. And that bikini would look absolutely fabulous against tanned skin, I reckon.
    Aww Judy Garland. So beautiful...

  2. lovely outfits great desiggns she looks sooo cute

  3. LOVE that APC bikini! I've ben debating about a gingham top I saw (on sale) at Anthro. Super cute, with a tie/wrap in front, You might want to check it out. I also say "Robin" wear it on How I Met Your Mother. And that Topshop skirt is sooo Dorothy :)

    xx Vivian @

  4. i'm getting that bathing suit. mark my words. i like how retro cuts are able to cover the modern beer gut. not from personal experience, obviously.

  5. I love gingham, though I do always worry that I'm going to look like a six-year-old in it. That Joie shirt is ABSOLUTELY darling, though, and would definitely help me get over this fear.
    xxoo Josie

  6. The gingham shirt is really, really pretty, and I love the shift too. What great finds!

    ps- when i clean that living room up I'll do a post...kinda looks like a Williams-Sonoma home explosion, but I only bought one or two accessories there (and on sale) thereby proving it CAN be done. only now i wish it was a little more modern. oy (shakes head)

  7. such cute items.. gingham is just the cutest! great post doll! xo- karrie

  8. I looooove that Urban Outfitters bathing suit, it is too cute! Perfect for summer!


  9. Loving those gingham looks lately. Esp the bikins


  10. I love gingham. So girly and traditional. Love the choices you picked as always.


  11. I adore gingham....I am especially loving that shift and tunic! Adorable!


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  13. What a cute post! :) I love the F21 dress!

    Thanks so much for entering my giveaway!! xx

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