Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Miniature Gingham

Hat: Vintage, thrifted| Dress c/o HERE (Use "inmyjoi" to save 20% off + shop more HERE), plus other gingham goodies HERE, HERE, and HERE
Red purse: Zara| Tweed booties: Marshalls, also worn HERE

Dressing for fall is a bit of a conundrum in SoCal. In fact, in case you haven't noticed, the weather is often a topic of discussion here on the blog. The reason? It has a major bearing on what I wear ๐Ÿ˜ My husband and I originate from the Midwest (with an East Coast vibe). We were accustomed to experiencing four full seasons each year. Once we moved to the West Coast, that all changed. Several years in, I still at times find it a challenge to adapt...  For instance, thus far this fall, temperatures have ranged from 50-105° degrees Fahrenheit...
SHEIN recently reached out to me and invited me to snag a few pieces from their new plus size offerings. Believe or not, I actually had to check the weather before I made my selection(s). LOL! 
I ❤ classic gingham prints, in fact I was enthralled by the Gingham Storm this past summer... When I saw that mild temperatures were in the forecast, I immediately opted for this off the shoulder gingham ruffle dress. I sized up (a habit that I have whenever trying a brand that I am not familiar with), but as it turns out- I didn't need to with this dress ๐Ÿ˜ณ Nonetheless, I made it work by adding in a belt. 
I styled the dress with a top and without a top underneath to give you an idea of how you might layer it. Actually a black turtleneck also comes to mind, as does a black leather moto jacket... My husband said that with a top it reminds him of something off of Little House on the Prairie - ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Until next time Babes,
Xx 


26 comments:

  1. I really love that dress! I love Gingham dresses, and I love the miniature pattern. I love it with and without the top, great differences for people who have all 4 seasons :).

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    1. Aw- thank you very much Laura!! I'm happy to know that everyone doesn't think I look like a character on Little House on the Prairie :) LOL!

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  2. I love gingham too and this dress is so versatile. I love it on you Sis and those shooze. . . .

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    1. Isn't it though?! Thanks so much Neti!

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  3. Such a beautiful dress. Love your red accessories :) Great look Joi. Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop.

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  4. Beautiful dress! You look pretty!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  5. Fabulous dress! I love the red accents! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  6. I absolutely love what you are wearing, the dress is all kinds of fabulous. Love the fedora and pop of red. I envy your weather there, but understand it can get really hot too. I hope you harv not been affected by forest fires,
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thank you very much Elle!!! I don't live near the fires, but I am saddened for all those affected by them :(

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  7. love the gingham dress & REALLY love those booties

    michellespaige.com

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I agree, the boots introduce a new flavor to the game ;)

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  8. Okay that gingham dress is adorable on you. I also adore that red bag of yours! It's so unique and goes perfectly with those boots!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  9. I love that you took this dress and actually this exact same outfit and transformed it from sunny Summer to chilly Fall. Love the dress - I too own an OTS gingham dress. Love yours and those ruffles! Also red looks great here because the outfit has a Spanish vibe, Joi. =)

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    1. Thanks so much Ada!! I'm thinking this dress is a keeper :) Next time I want to style it with yellow!

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  10. I absolutely love the gingham pattern of your dress! It looks so nice paired with your red belt, and those shoes are so cute! I definitely need a piece like this for the holiday season.
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

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    1. Thank you Sheree!!! I too was pleasantly surprised that gingham can transcend seasons effortlessly :)

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  11. What a great idea to style this dress! Your booties are so cool too. Thanks for linking up at Top of the World Style.

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    1. The boots truly made the look :) Thank you Nicole!!

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  12. This is a fabulous look (both options) and I totally get the challenge of Fall fashions for a warmer climate as I'm also in SoCal. One of the stand-out pieces of your outfit are the boots because I think that I have the same pair! Thank you for sharing your styling brilliance and for joining my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. I didn't realize you were in SoCal too Rena!! You fully understand the weather conundrums :) The boots although tweed totally tied this look together and gave it a fall-like effect. Thank you Rena!!!

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  13. I love how you styled it over a turtleneck!!! Such brilliance!!

    I would love for you to join our linkup on Monday!

    -Adriele
    StyleAssisted.com

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