So here we are at the finale of the gingham dress challenge. Hallelujah! I can hear you all shouting. When I originally spotted this dress I knew … [Read More...]
10 Gingham Dress Style Ideas
Are you sick of this gingham dress yet? Ha!
Just a quick recap of the outfits I’ve already shared…
I had to take a break from this series last week because I was suffering from gingham fatigue.
I’m back this week with seven more outfit ideas.
Once I got on a roll with this the ideas just kept coming.
Don’t worry…I’m only sharing four more outfits today and I’ll share the remainder soon.
Gingham Dress Outfit #7
I’m kind of obsessed with pushing the outside of the envelope so I tried bold florals next to the bold black and white gingham. It’s okay…but it’s not my favourite.
Gingham Dress Outfit #8
This look is a winner. This styling would be better in motion to show off these funky thrifted tights.
Gingham Dress Outfit #9
Plaid and gingham is fun too. This look has a bit of a Mary Poppins vibe which seems to be my go-to lately.
Gingham Bonus Outfit #10
This one is a simple outfit but it’s one of my favourites. It is interesting without being overwhelming.
I like the idea of combining gingham with polkadots. Especially colourful polka dots. Does that surprise you? ; P
What do you think of these 10 gingham dress style ideas? Which one do you prefer?
I still have three more outfits to share with you. I had four but kicked one to the curb. My gingham mojo was suffering a bit at that point I think.
I have to add that I was happy to be included in IFB for their Links à la Mode last week.
Links à la Mode, April 12th, 2018
- LunaVida Blog: Casual & Converse | Cardigan + Tank + Skinny Jeans + Sneakers
- Fashion to Live: Sunday Fun Day in Tampa Heights
- Kintan Fashion: Hello Spring & Goodbye Winter
- Online Personal Stylist: 20 Sustainable Fashion Facts that Will Make You Shop Smarter!
- Online Personal Stylist: Simple Knitting Series: Learn How to Knit Without Needles in Just 5 Minutes!
- Posh & Spicy: Spring Wardrobe Guide – My Favorite Spring Items
- Style Diary by Osy: Floral Stamp: Here for Spring
- Suzanne Carillo: One Dress Three New Looks – Gingham For Spring
- The Borrowed Babes: MBabes on Babecast – An Inside Look at Podcast Recording with Meghan of WAPE 95.1
Linking up with the lovely Patti for Visible Monday
We all know that life is constantly changing, evolving and moving forward. Sometimes it feels like we are stagnating or moving backwards but that is only our perception. We continue on our own path inching forward daily.
The One Constant In Life Is Change
One would think by the age of fifty-one (soon-to-be fifty-two) I would be accepting of the inevitable changes that occur in life. I should understand that every moment gives us a new beginning and a new ending. Changes should be celebrated and not feared, yet I find myself railing against major changes in my life more so now than I did when I was younger. Instead of viewing them as an opportunity I worry about their consequences and how it will affect the trajectory of my life. Instead of remaining in the moment I’m years ahead of myself.
I’ve lost that magical connection to the present.
The ability to breathe and appreciate where I am.
Remaining in the here and now is a skill set I excelled at in my early years.
Didn’t we all? When the world was our oyster and nothing would stop us from achieving whatever we wanted?
With age comes acceptance and sometimes acceptance can slow us down.
Allowing reality to step all over implausible dreams is another way of saying we have matured and acquired wisdom.
Acceptance of reality without abandonment of dreams is the sweet spot.
Reality has a way of poking crater-like holes in my dreams until they are finally just fluffs of air that blow away with the slightest wind.
I’d love to have some of my youthful naivety back.
That blissful ignorance that propels us to react without reflecting, jumping without looking for a place to land.
I stumbled across this quote and it resonated with me today…
“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” – Robin Sharma
Do you find that you are more or less accepting of change as you grow older?
Linking up with Fancy Friday