Monday, September 19, 2011

outfit post: Fool Enough

Checkered Past: vintage gingham and hounds tooth gets paired together for a funky twist on the shirt and short combo.
I L-O-V-E gingham. So this shirt is coming with me well into the shady days of Fall, even though it is a summer red, tissue thin and very light weight. My gingham shirt is just so easy to wear. The shirt was last seen HERE. This time I dolled it up with a vintage acetate hounds tooth print scarf and trilby hat, just to give me some practice in layering. 

After all, Sacramento has a hot September, it's basically still summer weather, but I'm chomping at the bit to start dressing for one of my favorite seasons. What makes Fall so fun is that it is the season to layer, and I can't wait to pile up scarves, sweaters, jackets and shirt-on-shirt action.

 I usually associate gingham with summer, and other prints bring Autumn to mind, like paisley, but in this day and age, anything goes, right? So I'm going to treat my gingham as another form of plaid which is definitely a print I plan to mix this Fall. Plaid on plaid. Plaid with Florals. Plaid vs Polka. Plaid and Lace. Oh the possibilities are ENDLESS.

I've been seeing some wonderful combinations of this classic print. Two brilliant outfits were worn recently by two of my favorite +40 bloggers. Sacramento, of Mis Papelicos looked smart mixing an animal print with plaid in her recent post, Tartan JungleAnd Desiree, my muse from Down Under, also rocks a plaid with a leopard print that looks absolutely amazing on her! You can gasp in awe by clicking HERE. And just so you don't think I have to go abroad for plaid/animal print inspiration, I'll share with you a post from Street Style SACRAMENTO that captured a local artist rocking the same sweet and sassy combo. You can check out her outfit HERE

I also dig dudes who can rock the gingham, as in year 'round, rain or shine, any day of the week.  A gent who knows how to sport this delectable checked print is someone I'd be a fool NOT to fall for. Oh, I won't mention names. BUT YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. 

Fool Enough to Fall for Gingham. Year 'round.
Now Wearing:
  • vintage hounds tooth trilby, thrifted
  • red heart shades, Freestyle 
  • vintage gingham shirt, This N That Thrift
  • vintage hounds tooth neck scarf
  • See-thru Soul super short denim shorts
  • yellow stone bracelet, c/o Anika Burke
  • vintage plastic LOVE bangle, thrifted
  • bad-ass platforms, Heart Clothing Boutique


Unknown said...

I think this is one of my most FAVE outfits by you and I must have you teach me how to tie a scarf like that! I love the girlie/tomboy look so much! i hope it's not too hot for much longer. *I can't wait to see your fall looks! xoxo

Stacey Kay said...

I love the bowtie accessory!

Goodwill Huntingg

Vix said...

You are clever by using autumnal patterns rather than fabrics and such a kick-ass outfit, too.
I wish our hot weather would return. It's feeling distinctly chilly here but once those tights are out they are there until at least May which is pretty much like a prison sentence in my opinion. x

Please may I? said...

Adore that blouse with the bow too. Starting to feel very chilly here and layers are looking like they may be needed. Come back summer!

X x

mispapelicos said...

You are the greatest and most generous of the blogosphere.
Thank you for your inside out.

Stacey said...

I love gingham as well! Possibly a throw back to my childhood days, when my favourite movie was The Wizard of Oz. Gingham looks great on you, and I love the shorts.

Unknown said...

Ooh gingham and heart shaped sunnies - were we separated at birth?? You look fabulous Bella!

Sarah xxx

Susan B said...

Your shirt looks perfect for hot weather, and yes, would be great layered with other pieces for fall. I love ginham in unusual colors (lavender, olive), but haven't seen much lately.

Shybiker said...

You look great in this. It suits your personality.

Unknown said...

That gingham blouse is going to transition so well into Fall! I've imagined 3 outfits while reading your post, lol. That tie scarf is genius! You look amazing Bella dear!!

Rebecca said...

I love gingham too, so I am loving your whole outfit.

Susan Tiner said...

Your gingham shirt looks playful, like you. What fun.

Thanks for the links to those other cool bloggers!

WendyB said...

I saw some cute gingham nails the other day.

The Closet Shopper said...

MMM HMM. I love that shirt. Gingham is great. But on you? It's amazing.


Unknown said...

I LOVE the bow you added with the black gingham. It's brilliant. You should most definitely rock this shirt in the fall. I can't wait :)

coco kailee said...

Um...HOW FREAKING ADORABLE ARE YOU? I absolutely love this outfit. Especially the gingham and that adorable little ascot/bowtiw is definitely a great touch. I'm so crushing on ascots this Fall its not even funny!

I agree with you on Gentlemen in Gingham too, by the way. A man who knows how to work it is a-okay in my books! Hehe!

P.S. I really, really love your badass platforms. For reals.

xoxo Coco L.
Muffin Top Baby

Anonymous said...

You know Bella, it's already Fall here in Canada! You can stop chomping at the bit and come layer it up with me in the North. Bring your gingham because you're rockin' it! I especially love how you tied the neck scarf and accessorized with the hat and glasses. You're a babe!

Stephanie Loudmouth said...

I love houndstooth and you look hot.

Hang T. Tran said...

I love your sunglasses, your bow, your hat, your shoes and of course the lovely blouse ^_^
you look relaxed and chic!

Luna Tiger said...

I love everything in this look ! Yes, I agree with you, welcome back to the season of layers O___<

The Style Crone said...

The trilby is killer, as is your third photo. Bella, you really know how to wear a hat!

Anonymous said...

So perfect with the vintage trilby!

Jenmarie said...

Loving your accessories in this post, girly!

Porkchop Rules said...

you forgot about the blanket jacket you wore that looked so cute and had a wonderful glow about you

Rosalind said...

Just goes to show that it's a combination of what one wears with the WAY that one wears it. You just exude head-turning confidence here - especially in the last photo.

Annie Lollapalooza said...

this is SO ADORABLE!! =)

Jamillah said...

I remember you rocking this guy!!! Seriously you do gingham in a completely fresh way. Inspires me to get myself a piece of gingham I can see how it would fit into my fall wardrobe quite nicely. And I love the mix of prints with the houdstooth.