Stripes and gingham and layers, oh my!

When?  June 28, 2012

What for?  Back to work! And summer term is going to be busy. This outfit was inspired by this one on the In Honor of Design blog. Gingham and stripes? Oh, yes. (And instead of bright yellow, I went with green on my nails and feet.)

And I love that with the red tote bag, it’s a nod to red-white-and-blue patriotism without being over-the-top about it. For me, this is a perfect summer casual look for work. The silhouette, trousers, and button-down shirt all say professional, while the cotton top, mix of patterns, and striped espadrilles provide a fun, casual edge. Win-win! :)

Oh, and blogger poses? I got you covered. Pulling out the The Best Foot ForwardThe LaughThe Flamingo, and the Cross your legs and contemplate your shoes poses today.

And a bonus shot of my new wedges. Because they’re pretty.


  • Trousers:  The Limited (fall 2011)
  • Gingham shirt:  Old Navy (gift card)
  • Striped top:  H&M (winter 2012)
  • Wedges:  Old Navy (new! gift card)
  • Tote bag:  Target? Kmart? (2008)
  • White shell earrings:  Beaded by my paternal grandma

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17 thoughts on “Stripes and gingham and layers, oh my!

  1. Pingback: What to wear: 4th of July style « Librarian for Life Style

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life Style

      Thanks Lindsay! :) It’s funny, my biggest concern before putting on this outfit was pairing the two blues together — but the bright blue of the gingham shirt really makes the look, I think. I’ll probably recycle a version of this — an active, hiking version — for the 4th!

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life Style

      Thanks Nicole, I love the Monday Mingle series! :) But I can’t take credit for the names of the blogger poses — I’ve linked to the original sources. But I *do* have so much fun incorporating the poses… I’m slowly working my way through them. It’s fun to have fun with fashion! ;)


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