Quick Outfit Post – Gingham and Lace

I finally caved and bought a gingham top after admiring the look on bloggers like Cee and SPG.
It’s getting difficult to find the time and the space to take outfit pictures and when I’m out I always forget to ask someone to snap a picture for me! One time when I was visiting the Blush Pretty Toronto Studio I asked Stephanie to take my picture – we probably should have considered the spotlight behind me and the reflection in the mirror LOL! But oh well! :P

Skirt: Ann Taylor Factory Lace Crochet Skirt 0P
Belt: H&M XS
Top: Old Navy Camp Shirt XS (different colours here)
Shoe: Avon size 7 (Old)
This gingham shirt is super soft and really comfortable and I like the smaller gignham pattern on me as opposed to the larger pattern and I was more drawn to the brighter sunnier colour of this orange (can’t find online!) as opposed to the classic colours like black and navy. Since I’m petite I personally think smaller patterns look better on me. I also like the look of this casual gingham print paired with the “fanicer” lace crochet skirt! Makes me feel not too dressy and not too casual :P
What do you think of this combination, does it work for you or would you try something different?
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  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    I think it is adorable, I love the pattern and the texture!

  • http://www.stylishpetite.com/ Stylish Petite

    I love this outfit on you Elaine!

  • http://twitter.com/SenseofCents Michelle


  • witheachpassingday

    Love the comb. I’m trying to get the hang of balancing casual with dressy items.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashley.mckernan Ashley McKernan

    Love the shirt! Great outfit.

  • http://www.alterationsneeded.com/ Alterations Needed

    I love this on you! So cute! BTW…super weird but, your “You might also like” links are pointing to Cee’s blog! I’m guessing that’s a LinkWithin issue. =P

  • http://newpetite.blogspot.com/ New Petite

    I love it!! I havent seen this shirt in my ON here!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08861580410952521798 SydneysFashionDiary.com

    That skirt is still one of my fav purchases last year. I can’t wait to wear it again. You look great, Elaine! Love the pattern mixing. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I love it! Its so cute with the lace skirt!

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Thank you Tara! For me this is very out of the box ;)

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Thank you Annie!

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Thank you Michelle, I appreciate it! :)

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Me too! It’s more difficult than I thought – I just don’t have the eye for mixing!

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Thanks Ash! :)

  • TOBeautyReviews

    LinkWithin issues resolved – I deleted LOL! Thanks for pointing it out!

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Really? They had so many (though many different colour combos) at mine. I wonder if there is a difference between where the ON’s are located?

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Thank you Tracy! It’s one of my favorite skirts, I want to try dressing it down like this more so I can wear it out more often!

  • http://www.thelittledustprincess.com/ Jessy

    I like how you paired it with lace! An unexpected combo.

  • http://tobrightenmyday.blogspot.com/ Cee

    Welcome to the gingham club! I like how we all chose a different color to fit our wardrobe (or in my case, it’s colorS plural, lol). I think the outfit works because the gingham squares are small. More outfit posts please! :)

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Thank you Jessy! I just took inspiration from the other ladies :)

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Thanks Cee! I know, I know, I’ve fallen out of the habit of snapping outfit photos!

  • http://twitter.com/BeautyReviewsCa Stephanieeeeee

    aren’t you so cute?! I love that skirt!

  • Ptvngo

    i love this look Elaine! you mixed the gingham perfectly with the lace. very chic! xox P (i figured out to not become lost or spam i have to post as anonymous.. but it’s me phi! :P)


  • TOBeautyReviews

    Haha, thank you!

  • http://newpetite.blogspot.com/ New Petite

    Either that or everything was sold out!

  • http://cosmeticsbee.blogspot.com/ Louise @ INGREDIENTS

    You are preaching to the converted here – I bought a black & white gingham shirt last year and it is a wardrobe essential!

  • http://www.tinybitsofnonsense.com/ Eliz

    Ooohhh pretty! Would have never thought they go together! :-) Thanks for the inspiration! I have a lace skirt too! hmmm..

  • http://twitter.com/mimikaayu mimikaayu

    Love the lace dress! I love the recent trend on everything lace!

    btw check out my 22k gold plated desiger necklace giveaway! CLICK HERE

  • TOBeautyReviews

    LOL yes I feel like it’s an essential too!

  • TOBeautyReviews

    ooh definitely try it out!

  • TOBeautyReviews

    LOL I know I think I’m obsessed too!

  • http://twitter.com/PetiteAdventure Petite Adventures

    Love this look – the gingham shirt and lace skirt is so cute!

  • http://sewpetitegal.blogspot.com/ SewPetiteGal

    Ooh, me likey! Especially since it’s a red gingham! Looks so beautiful with the lace skirt :) Thanks for the OOTD post – I love those!

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Ahhh thanks S! :)

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Thanks so much Kate!