Gingham For Spring 2018

Gingham is the most obvious thing ever for Spring, but something about it just draws me in every year!  You can literally find it everywhere this year and I am loving the fresh new ways it is being used from bags to shoes to housewares.  It just looks so happy and crisp to me, exactly what we need after this bi-polar winter we have had going on.  PS, even Gucci has some gingham shoes out!  (crazily priced, but still!)  I tried to round up some atypical finds that weren’t your usual gingham button down or shorts and hope you love them as much as I do!  As always, click on the pink link to see the item in store.


Off the Shoulder Top

First up is this adorable off the shoulder top.  It would be so cute with white jeans or shorts and would look equally good with black pants.

Wrap Gingham Top

Love, love, love this wrap gingham top.  It’s so airy and gives you full coverage if the off the shoulder top is too much for you.  Again, would look amazing with white jeans.


Gingham Dress

I call this one the grown up Dorothy dress.  I love it’s elbow length sleeves and the wrap top.  Such a cute dress!

Lace Up Denim

I was sincerely not prepared for how cute this lace up ankle denim is!  Gah!  Pretty sure I am going to have to purchase these.  I must warn you, they are very pricey!  Wait for a sale!  They come in both plus and missy sizes, petite and regular, so we can all geek out on our gingham!!

Not sure gingham is for you?  Ease into it with this headband.  Could it be more southern preppy?


Gingham Flats


How about these gingham flats for Spring and Summer?  For all of us who wear black all Summer long, these are perfect!  Pretty sure I am going to need to buy these too!

Monogrammed Gingham Clutch

The sight of this clutch made my monogram, preppy loving heart explode!  OMG!  This is a must have!  And the perfect gift for all those Spring birthdays!  FYI, she makes a ton of really cute bags in different fabrics.  Love them!

Gingham Mules

I like that these are so different and not your typical gingham shoe.  And I think you could get away with them from now until early September since they are closed toe.  Kinda torn between these and the other flats above.


Gingham Plates

Gingham for Spring doesn’t just stop at clothes!  Look at these all kinds of adorable gingham plates!  How cute would these be for Easter?  or the navy for Fourth of July?


Are you a gingham fan?  I’d love to hear about if you love or hate it in the comments!

Spring Bags

I tend to reward myself with a new bag when something goes right (or wrong if I’m honest!) and I had a couple things go right last week, so it’s time!  Luckily, there are tons of Spring bag options out there to be checked out.

I, of course, love a black bag as much as the next girl, but I thought I might venture into some blush choices this go around.  Something about the new Spring blush bags is pulling at me.  I figured since I was already checking out the choices, I would share my contenders with my readers.

Leigh Faux Leather Tote

This faux leather tote is pretty reasonably priced.  I like the tassels and love that you can fit a ton inside.  Perfect for a trip.  It only had one review, so not sure of the quality.

Medium Transport Tote

This leather tote is a bit more pricey, but this brand is definitely high quality.  Tons of reviews online, all pretty positive.  I like this brand a lot, but I’ve never seen this color in person.  I’ve only seen their English Saddle color (but it is lovely!).   Again, it’s a tote, so you can fit a ton in it.  Perfect for your commute.

Faux Leather Ruffle Clutch

Completely different than the totes, of course, but I couldn’t resist including this ruffle clutch.  This is adorable and would be so great for showers and weddings!  It’s reasonably priced and pretty large for a clutch.  I have heard nothing but good things about Sole Society, though I haven’t checked out anything from them in person.  They basically sell out of everything I want to buy before I get a chance to pull the trigger!  I think this bag will probably sell out too!


Madison Layden Floral

Damn you Kate Spade and your super fun bags!  Ugh!  I do love this bag, and I have loved Kate Spade in the past and own a few bags, buuuuttt I really feel like their quality has gone somewhat downhill.  Anyone else feel that way too?  I feel like Coach has gone the same way.  When I compare older bags I own to their new stuff, it just doesn’t feel as substantial or well made.  Just my opinion and hopefully something both brands will remedy.  In any case, this bag is all kind of adorbs, but I need to check it out in person, especially at this price.  And really, I was looking for more of an every day bag, instead of a novelty one, but gah! KS gets me every time!


Mori Suede Crossbody

This bag is by All Saints and I’ve heard really good things about this brand.  I love the whip stitching on the bag and the tassels.  I used to have a pink suede bag years ago and I love, love, loved it! Definitely on the pricey side.

Darren Deerskin Feed Bag

I have a couple Rebecca Minkoff bags and I love them.  They are super soft leather and hold up well.  This one looks to be the same.  It’s different enough from the two I already have and of course, the blush is beautiful!  It comes in black too, but the hardware is gold and I have to say, that one is calling my name too!  I am pretty torn on this bag.  The other great thing is, it comes with a convertible cross body strap, so you can either use it as a shoulder or crossbody.  That appeals to me especially when trekking around on my commute.  It’s a bit pricey but the quality is great.

Je’Taime Convertible

Last but not least is this convertible number, also from Rebecca Minkoff.  This bag was all over blogland in the fall in the berry color, but this blush is to die for!  I love the idea of a small bag that I can always through into something bigger if needed, but then just have this for running around.  I know quality will be great and I love that the strap has leather where it hits your shoulder.  It’s a minor thing, but major if you ever have had to lug your bag around all day with a chain strap digging.

Which one would you pick?  Any others I should check out?  Let me know in the comments!