Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gingham Style!

Springtime is just around the corner (well, maybe I'm getting ahead of myself a bit!), and there are few things that say "Springtime" the way gingham does. As an American, gingham seems to embody our very way of living; youthful and patriotic, innocent yet romantic, playful and unpretentious. The beauty of gingham is that yes, it is pure Americana, but can just as easily be worn to the French Riviera and look ever so chic. Gingham is an attitude. Gingham is a feeling. Gingham is universal!

My newest addition: a sweet little dress made from strawberry milkshake colored gingham, trimmed in cream crochet, with pockets and an adorable little bow! Les adorables.
My All Black Crochet Oxfords

 I can't wait to find the perfect accessories to go with it...a wicker purse adorned with strawberries, cherry colored cat eye sunglasses, and a fuzzy 1950's cardigan! The whole look makes me think of strawberry milkshakes!
And now for my favorite part: inspirational photographs!
Brigitte Bardot in her favorite print: gingham!

BB in powder blue gingham

This was just too fun not to include!

Our American muse, Marilyn Monroe, sporting stylish gingham print capris

Stunning Sophia Loren in a crisp gingham print shirt

The ever so chic Gina Lollobrigida sipping an American classic: the milkshake!

The adorable Norma Jean Baker in the cutest playsuit ever created!

The always elegant Audrey Hepburn in her summer best

The fabulous Lady Liz sunbathing in true Hollywood fashion!

The history of gingham!


  1. Marilyn in a gingham bathing suit, with ball fringe? Yes, please! Awesome photos

    1. Isn't that such a fun photo? I can't believe I'm already looking forward to Spring, I just have had enough of the cold!

  2. I love gingham. I just found vintage sheets that I'll be turning into a button skirt. I've been wanting more gingham in my closet.
    All these photos are great. Liz looks so glamorous just laying there.


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