gingham top // jeans and similar on sale! // sandals // sunnies // necklace

I love gingham because it never goes out of style. I’m happy to announce going up a size in this top really accommodated my growing baby bump! I paired this top with some classic white jeans with a gorgeous raw hem. I included some of my favorites below!

Some more gingham tops and dresses:

More gingham swimsuits:


As always my shop page is open 24/7 and check out some of my picks for the Nordstrom half yearly sale!

skirt STORETS and SIMILAR :: polo shirt LACOSTE :: sneakers LACOSTE 

Never enough gingham – EVER. We are filming a fun project today, so stay tuned. I plan to share it on every channel once it goes live. And yes, I’m a little nervous but even more excited to share it. Cheers to lots of gingham, pool days and the weekend!

Summer is all about picnics, running to the beach on a whim and catching the sunset, just in time. So, there’s usually no time to overthink an outfit. My fun go-to is gingham, flouncy sleeves, jeans and sequin flats. I’m not sure about you, but I live in these flats as well. The best way to style wrap tops is with simple gray or white jeans, flats and a small bag.

wrap top WAYF white version here :: gray jeans EXPRESS :: sequin flats AGL similar ::

Gingham is not just for picnics. It’s a fun-loving easy-to style print that I love with jeans, white pants or skirts. For example, I’ve had this beautiful gingham wrap dress in my closet forever  but it was too short on me, but then in dawned on me, I could pair a fluted navy skirt underneath. Midnight styling sessions while the kids sleep really is paying off. However, the 7am alarm clock is a rude awakening. Thankfully, my in-laws arrive next week. Think lots of new fresh content and date nights. Can you tell I’m excited? See here and here how I styled gingham and shop my top 6 picks below.

gingham dress and this $38 version :: fluted skirt :: white heels similar :: Senreve bag :: photo’s by Tasha :: white bag ::

More gingham picks:

While it may seem like Abercrombie + Fitch is catering more to the younger set (think tweens and teens), a recent shopping trip there was an eye-opener. Abercrombie + Fitch has stepped it up and I’m loving all the colors, enviable basics, and great classic styles that made it so popular in the first place. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice I’ve been wearing this trench coat on repeat. Thankfully, this taupe beauty happened to arrive at my doorstep during the heart of LA’s crazy cool and wet February weather. Also, these jeans and gingham top, like most Abercrombie + Fitch items are under $100.
Oh, and did I mention the kids’ section? The selection is melt-your-heart good.  The darling shorts are still darling after lots of active wear–and still in one piece, without holes. They’re cute AND shenanigan-proof. Can you ask for more? And I was more than happy that he actually liked his hat well enough to keep it on. His dad is even jealous of that hat.  It’s the little things in life that make you smile, right? Thank you Abercrombie + Fitch for sponsoring this post and reintroducing me to the brand and new styles. Go find some new favorites!

Photos by Tasha

His HAT  // His WHITE SHIRT // His SHORTS //




Within walking distance of the Alfred Tea Room on Melrose, we found this beautiful house which became the location for this shoot. While we were standing out front, the owner came out and invited us to his garden and coach house, both of which looked straight out of a magazine or an exotic location in Costa Rica. 

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2016_06_23_ShaliceNoel4-893-EditI’m obviously loving gingham lately and it has proved to be not just for picnics, but an ever versatile warm weather sister to plaid. And when in doubt, the bigger the check, the better. 

Shop my top 5 gingham picks below:

Navy OTS gingham dress

Gingham Cold Shoulder Dress

Gingham check shirt 

Gingham espadrille  (and these HEELS)

Red Gingham OTS dress

shot on location in West Hollywood, CA, with Felicia Lasala Photography

and MUA Molly Paddon

gingham top STORETS  white version HERE/ jeans ELAINE KIM STUDIO / SIMILAR / sunnies RAY BAN / heels SIMILAR  Similar AQUAZZURA (lower heel HERE)