Gingham Buttondown + Belted Trench Dress

I know most of the blogger world is posting red, white, and blue looks this week in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday...but I am deviating from the norm and showing you a summer outfit with pinks, gingham, and florals.  I previously styled this trench dress as a vest with stripes and denim here, but today I layered it over a Mindy Mae's Market pink gingham shirt for a dressier office look.  I added rose gold pumps, a statement necklace, and this floral Neverfull tote for additional print and texture.  This gingham shirt is very lightweight, so even though it has long sleeves it is still very comfortable to wear during the summer.  Gingham has such a summery feel, evoking thoughts of afternoon picnics or Dorothy's iconic blue and white dress, and I am loving the plentiful gingham options available this summer.

I also recently listed this Louis Vuitton Neverfull Roses bag for sale in my Poshmark closet.  There is no question that it is a gorgeous bag, but I have my eye on a Sac du Jour.  Please feel free to drop me a note if you are interested and want to see more photos.







Dress: "Belted Trench Dress" in washed stone, $129.99, few sizes left online at Banana Republic here
Top: "Gingham Buttondown" in bubblegum, $39.99 at Mindy Mae's Market here
Pumps: Banana Republic (old), similar Charles by Charles David "Pact" pump in rose gold, $99 at Macys here
Tote: Louis Vuitton (2009 limited edition), currently loving the Diane Von Furstenberg "Large Ready To Go Painterly Floral Tote" in painterly floral multi, $298 at Bloomingdales here
Necklace: Baublebar (old), check out the "Marble Ra Bib Necklace" in coral, $58 at Baublebar here
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Henry" in gold, $250 at Dillard's here
Bracelet: old, similar Kate Spade "Idiom - All that Glitters Pave Bangle" in clear/gold, $38.40 at Nordstrom here

This summer there are gingham pieces in a wide variety of colors and ranges from very small checked patterns to very large checks.  Check out my picks for more gingham pieces perfect for summer and priced for a range of budgets: 
How would you style gingham this summer?  Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July holiday and weekend!

Linking up with Curly Crafty Mom, Doused in Pink, Happiness at Mid-Life, Mix & Match Fashion, Sincerely Jenna Marie.

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