the shirt for all seasons

Although nothing can ever compare to my beloved stripes, gingham is a close second in my eyes when it comes to favorite patterns. I have owned several gingham shirts over the years, but this navy one probably gets the most love–check it out here, here, here, and here.

If you clicked through those posts, you’ll notice that I wear this thing year-round–it’s great for layering in the cooler months, and it’s lightweight enough for 95-degree days like this one. Maybe someday it will be cool enough to wear it with jeans again…is it fall yet?

navy gingham button-up: J.Crew Factory, very similar, similar // navy skirt: J.Crew Factory,  similar, similar // tan belt: Merona, similar, similar // tan leather flats: Dr. Scholl’s, exact, similar


take one, pass it on 2017: days 15-18

I’m just now realizing that I didn’t really set out any real rules for myself for this challenge. At first, I thought I should be remixing only clothing items, but as time has gone on, I’ve allowed myself to use accessories as the “pass it on” items…first shoes (see here), and now purses. Whatever, it’s my blog, and I make the rules.

day fifteen:

blue striped button up: Banana Republic Factory, similar // navy skirt: J.Crew, similar // tan clogs: Lotta from Stockholm, exact // red crossbody bag: Ann Taylor, similar // tortoise sunglasses: Warby Parker Banks, exact

day sixteen:

blue striped button up: Banana Republic Factory similar // olive skirt: J.Crew Factory, exact // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact // cognac belt: Merona, similar

day seventeen:

ivory tee: Banana Republic Factory, exact // olive skirt: J.Crew Factory, exact // two-tone wedge sandals: b.o.c., similar // tortoise link necklace: J.Crew, similar

day eighteen:

red striped tee: J.Crew Factory, exact // white shorts: JCPenney, similar // tan wedge sandals: Chaps, exact // tortoise link necklace: J.Crew, similar

This batch of outfits is a good example of why I like to do these challenges every now and then–I’ve owned all of these items for quite some time now, but these are all new combinations. I’m not sure I love any of these particular outfits, but I do like that I’m trying new things. Stay tuned for the next roundup for more re-mixing!

Take One, Pass It On: Day 29


I’ve made it to the home stretch of this challenge! For the look I’m sharing today, I predictably remixed my navy + pink print shorts.


I wore this look for a day of house hunting (ugh) and celebrating my sister’s birthday. For the record, it’s still a bit too hot for my chambray shirt–I ended up changing into a navy tee in the middle of the afternoon.


chambray shirt: J.Crew, similar, similar // navy + pink print shorts: Crown & Ivy via Belk, similar, similar // taupe wedge sandals: Merona via Target, exact, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

print shorts

Take One, Pass It on: Day 25

DSC_0055So, are you sick of seeing me in navy blue yet? Yes, I’m wearing it again today, but at least this time I’m pairing it with a different color: olive green. I’m a big fan of the navy/olive combination, even if I don’t seem to wear it all that often.

DSC_0048This cardigan is a new-ish item in my closet, and I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. The particular shade of green has a bit more yellow/brown undertones than I would prefer, but I think I can make it work. Hopefully it doesn’t remind you too much of baby poop (or is that just me?). Regardless, I was very glad to have this cardigan today as I sat through a dissertation defense (not mine, obviously) and a few meetings–the air conditioning was downright frigid. #summerinthesouth


navy print top: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // navy skirt: J.Crew, similar, similar // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // olive cardigan: Loft, similar, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar // cognac leather strap watch: Wristology, exact, similar

navy print top