Yellow Gingham


I might run a fashion blog and be rather familiar with regular picture-taking, but I still find myself quite intimidated by the odd garment or two. You see, I'm quite the opposite of everything I picture a model to be and at 5'1" I think many styles are beyond my scope. Some of those dramatic bell sleeves that are popular right now? I think they dwarf my frame. Ditto on so-called mom jeans or really most of the recent denim trends--although I did give Thomas laugh when I tried on a regrettable pair of "girlfriend fit" Levis. So when this dress arrived in the mail with tier upon tier of bright yellow gingham ruffles I wasn't sure I was ever going to wear it out of the house! In some ways it's a combination of a lot of things I can't get enough of--yellow! gingham! romantic ruffles! But maybe too much of a good thing, like trying to eat three desserts at once. But I persevered to at least give it a solid go. Nothing like some can-do spirit in the wardrobe department. I cinched on my thickest belt, threw on my beaten-up flats and headed out into the sunshine. As I was setting up my tripod to snap these pictures the loveliest older lady walked by and complimented me on my outfit. She said I looked so lovely someone, "should be taking pictures of you!" I didn't tell her I was about to take pictures of myself, since that's a bit difficult to explain to the non-blog indoctrinated, but it was just the compliment I needed to slip into my faux-modeling mindset and start snapping away. I think I will be wearing this dress out of the house again...


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17 comments:

  1. This dress is absolutely darling on you! Especially for the season!

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  2. aw, do you mean the pair of levi's wedgie jeans? i've been waiting for you to wear 'em in a post ever since you mentioned getting them months ago! i remember it clearly because i've been eyeing that style, too, and wanted to see it on someone the same height as me haha. so does this mean we'll never see it on the blog?? i feel like they'd look super cute on you though! perhaps with the right top & shoe combo... <3

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    1. Yes, I was so excited about them! Everyone was raving about how perfect they are, but they honestly were a disaster on me. I ended up returning them. :/ I am open to other styles of denim than skinny jeans and Levis vintage styles look so nice on some girls, but I think it's something I'm going to have to try on in store b/c the ones I've gotten online ended up just being a horrible fit. I think with some of the Levis style if you're our height you might need to size down; it was just cut too loose/big on me; not in a like "relaxed fit" sort of way, but instead in a "those jeans are falling off" sort of way :/ It was a bummer b/c I want to look like those cool girls in their logo tees and vintage-y jeans!

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  3. Yellow gingham is a colour I rarely see on the print, it looks so pretty and dainty!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  4. Prettiest dress ever, looks perfect on you! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile

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  5. Lovely! I think it goes very well with the jean jacket, too.

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  6. That yellow dress is so, so pretty on you! I'm glad you decided to wear it out of the house and document it for this blog!

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  7. Your dress is so cute, love the gingham
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  8. You look gorgeous, I love this dress x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

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  9. I feel the same way sometimes being 5 foot 2! But I just wear what I feel good in. I love mom jeans lol!

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  10. Maybe it is too much... but it's super cute as well :)
    Karo
    http://inkpotstories.com/

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  11. I think you should wear this dress many more times, Rebecca. It looks amazing on you because you're petite. Bigger frames would not be able to pull it off quite so well, and it does give the odd flamenco vibe that is fun to play with and speaks of long Summer days. It is really adorable and complimenting on you.
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  12. This dress screams summer! So pretty.

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  13. I'm also 5'1 and I would never think to try on a dress like this because I'd assume the ruffles would overwhelm me. But after seeing this post, who knows, maybe I'll try on something ruffley next time I'm shopping!
    Also love the jacket. Finding jackets that aren't awkwardly long on me is such a struggle :/

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    1. Hi Celeste, Yes it's so easy to get lost in clothes with volume! I think the belt is what saved this look. And I usually buy my denim jackets from the kids department! Perfect fit every time :)

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  14. I love the dress so much! And it must be a dream to live in your gatehouse <3

    Kisses
    Michaela
    Michaelablog
    Bloglovin

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