Gingham, Lace, Leather, & Tweed

gingham in the winter

gingham in the winter

gingham in the winter

gingham in the winter

gingham in the winter

gingham in the winter

The poll has ended and the results are in:
you guys wanna see more outfits.

Well I kinda hate to break it to you, but I really don't look too cute all the time, especially in the colder months. To add to that, I've just enrolled back in school for the first time in three years and the early hours have sorta dampened my creativity. Not to worry though, I'll do my best to post at least two outfits a week even if they aren't my very favorite looks.

The outfit I'm wearing here is full of all kinds of new pieces I added to my closet this week. The gingham dress was a Goodwill find that's actually 3 sizes too small but fits because of all the wonderful gores, and the lace bodysuit which I'm in absolutely in looove with was an American Apparel purchase that I splurged on after admiring all the different lace pieces on lookbook and other street style sites. The shoes are probably my favorite part though. Even though they were left at my house nearly two years ago by an old fashion school friend I've waited till now to actually put them on, and now I think they're my favorite pair. I can't believe they've sat there unworn for so long.

I tried to have a bit of fun with the photos today too. I get tired of being posey-posey all the time and sometimes just wanna let some personality show. These photos are a great representation of just how silly and energetic I can be. I've also been playing around with lots of different editing colors and styles too, but I'm not real sure what I think about this set yet. Any kind of feedback would be greatly appreciated, especially from all you awesome photographers out there.

Cardigan: Gap, hand me down
Gingham Dress: Goodwill $4
Lace Bodysuit: American Apparel $40
Tights: Target $5
Vintage Leather Coach Purse: Estate Sale $30
Tweed Oxfords: Belong to Mollie.

All photos by my sister, Kristi.

A little update here:
I forgot to announce the sweater giveaway winner yesterday, so I'm gonna have to squeeze it into todays post. Congratulations Jen from Jennifhsieh, you got a new sweater coming to your door. :) And thanks to all who participated. I had a lot of fun looking at everyones submissions!


Amanda said...

I love this outfit. I know how you feel, it's so difficult looking any kinda cute during the semester! I like the photos, they add an even more feminine feel.

Django et Coco said...

Wow!! These picture are BEAUTIFUL! I love the filter you put on them! Pretty outfit and You look Gorgeous!

I also cannot get over the layout of your blog; everytime I come here I feel like mine need a mega makeover! :)

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

Rosie said...

you literally just mentioned all my favorite fabrics.

Leproust Vintage said...

You look so gorgeous! I love the pairing of gingham and those adorable oxfords! It so so terribly difficult to dress in the cold of winter!

joy said...

I love the lace underneath.


M. said...

I love that you paired the lace bodysuit under the dress it looks great!

lovelove, M.

D. said...

These photos are great. I love that you got silly in them! And I want those oxfords!

Meggy said...

These are beautiful, beautiful photographs, and I love the energy that you put into them -- so inspiring for my own photographs. I use a tripod for mine, so I feel a little silly running around and acting up on my own, but maybe I should get over that and stop posing so much!


Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Loveeee this look!! I just bought a lace bodysuit just like that, and I'm trying to figure out how to work it! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Sher said...

Wow, I think the combination of this outfit was just perfect! And your pictures are so carefree and really shows off your personality well! Your sis is an amazing photographer, I really like the vintage feel and lighting of these pics:)


Miss Tofu said...

I'm always jealous when not only the outfit is wonderful but the photography is equally so..... like now, for instance. XD

I adore the shoes............ would love a pair (in a high-heeled version, that is! ^_~)

Valencia Lia said...

Ahhhhh,I really love love the photos and how the colors on them look! How did you edit them like this?? Ohhhh,your sister really takes beautiful photos of you.

I do love how you pose for this post. Its random but I love it much more!
Adore the dress with the AA's bodysuit. Wooohoo,you got something from American Apparel. Their stuff are really so comfy right??

I've got the same lace one from AA but its a bra. Have yet to go get the lace bodysuit heee

Adore the first and last photo,it looks like it came out from pages of a magazine! No kidding.
Yup!!! That's the ring I wanted to email to you ahaha I really love it sooooo much. You can take the photo from my blog but I have one more thing to email to you as well.

It one of my very precious gems too!! Sorry for the long comment big hugsssss. Congrats to the winner on the giveaway as well<3

piglet said...

I love these photos, especially the first one.
Very lovely :)

Rhiannon said...

I love how each one of your outfits has something extra creative in it . . . that bodysuit underneath the dress is such a great idea and looks so lovely. :)

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

I love how you put that body suit under the dress. Really cute! And these photos are beautiful. I love the tone of the photographs...how do you get that effect? And to answer your comments on my blog: 1)I'm not tall! Only 5'4'' and 2) my Formica was $200. It's the most I've spent of any piece of furniture. Annie.

Chloe said...

these photos are beautiful, cute outfit and blog

Anonymous said...

Aww I love your dress, your whole outfit looks adorable! I went to this wonderful vintage store (in Boston) over weekend and thought of you- so many things I could have seen you wearing. I actually wound up getting a great vintage purse that I will be using a lot come spring. :)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Much love,


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Lo said...

I love how you combined the dress with the body suit, it looks fantastic!

really lovely blog too : )

Jen said...

these pictures are really beautiful :) i love how you paired the lace bodysuit with that dress. and i'm definitely loving these silly poses of yours, they make your pictures all the more fun! Your sister is quite the photographer.

And I can't believe I won the sweater giveaway, I'm so excited and I can't wait to wear it all the time (I'll wash it of course haha). :)

Delightfully Tacky said...

These photos are gorgeous. You look adorable.

April said...

I WANT YOUR SHOES. like so badly. they are perfect in every way.

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

These pictures are adorable! I just read through your whole blog and love it! You find such amazing vintage items! I'm going to have to find some estate sales around here...