Mood Board Monday: Gingham

Gingham Mood Board

Gingham doesn’t just have to be reserved for picnic tables, babies, and Dorothy Gale. Here are some fresh takes on a fun classic.

1. Draper James Thank You Cards, Set of 12
2. Maison Michel Calie Gingham Headband
3. Topshop Gingham Neck Tie Playsuit
4. Gingham Shopping Tote
5. J.Crew Charlotte Gingham Poplin Sandals

Want to see more gingham inspiration?
Click here to check out my Gingham-focused Pinterst Board!

Here’s What Happens When You Pair an LBD with Summertime Corals…

Tropic Thunder

As much as I love my job, I often spend summer days at the office daydreaming of bright and sunshiny weekends outside. What’s a hard-working stylephile to do? For me, a simple remedy for the summertime blahs can be as simple as adding some snap to an outfit. Balancing neutral, work-appropriate staples with breezy accessories and pops of Continue reading “Here’s What Happens When You Pair an LBD with Summertime Corals…”

Topshop: My Answer to All Things Chic

One of my sisters moved to London when I was in high-school and since my first trip there, I have been obsessed with Topshop. During college, I visited her each summer, bringing a practically empty suitcase which I would later fill with fashion-forward, London-chic items to spruce up my otherwise drab New York wardrobe: sparkly costume jewelry, faux fur jackets, sequined capelets, Kate Moss-esque skinny jeans… and the list goes on!

When Topshop opened in SoHo in 2009, I was devastated that my most well kept fashion secret had become everyone’s shopping go-to as well. And I was so sad that I no longer got to hop a B.A. flight to Heathrow to stock up on my beautiful Topshop pieces!

Over the past two years, I have dutifully visited the Broadway location once every other month, buying one dress here, and a pair of earrings there. But never was I as enraptured by the experience at the New York store as I always was at my beloved shopping mecca in Oxford Circus. Gone were the days of my 4-hour long trips to my favorite store! Or so I thought…

You will be happy to know that yesterday, I finally fully overcame my hump. Below is a list of my acquisitions. (I’m wearing 3 of the items today!)

  • Two dresses: the same, feminine, flirty, full-skirted style – one in black, and one in pink
  • An awesome African-tribal inspired multi-strand collar necklace, in electric blue
  • Luscious, navy blue velvet ballet flats
  • Gorgeous, reddish-brown, flat leather ankle boots
  • A cream colored weekend pullover sweater with black velvet shoulder details
  • A fox wrapped ring, with pink, gray, and yellow rhinestones (shown below)