Summer Gingham

Isn’t it funny how certain patterns can just evoke the feeling of a season? For instance, as soon as I see tartan, it’s officially the holidays! Well, gingham is another pattern that immediately makes me think of Summer. Besides the typical picnic connotation, gingham can look chic and summery in a variety of colors. This year I’ve opted for this baby blue midi dress that has become my immediate go-to for travel days. The length, weight (it doesn’t feel flimsy), and the overall breezy aesthetic make it perfect for days when I want to throw on something easy. I’ve been wearing my dress for Summer outings with Elle with white, nude, and gold sandals. Maybe a picnic is in order after all!

Dress: byTiMo.  Sunnies: Celine. Bag: Vintage Chanel.


Shorter For Summer

Right now I find myself leaning towards blousier midi and maxi silhouettes. I appreciate the comfort, ease, and flattering fits of these dresses. However, once in a while a mini comes along that tempts me back into shorter territory! When I found this adorable Stine Goya mini-dress, I knew it would be just as flattering as the longer looks in my closet. I love the wider cut that isn’t too restricting, the ruffle detail, and the ice blue color with a subtle sheen. 

You can dress up this piece with a fun pair of heels, or wear it casually like I’ve done with some neutral Hermes sandals. Throw in a straw bag to make it extra Summery! What do you think? Are you partial to midi or mini dresses for the Summer? Let me know in the comments below!

Dress: Stine Goya.


And Just Like That

Did anyone else love the Sex and The City revival? While I didn’t think it was perfect, I thoroughly enjoyed stepping back into the world of our favorite New York City gals. And besides continuing the story, I was of course excited to see all of the fashion!

One of the looks that stood out to me was Carrie’s sky-blue date-night dress. Turns out, it’s available for mere mortals like us to purchase! I instantly tried my hand at recreating her look with the Norma Kamali dress and a white blazer. The dress is one of the designer’s classic pieces, which has a sculpting panel underneath all of the ruching to ensure it’s super flattering to the body. While I love pale blue, I imagine it’s also beautiful in a variety of other colors, including black. 

What do you all think? Did I do Carrie justice?

Dress: Norma Kamali. Blazer: Zara (old). Heels: Stuart Weitzman.