I just bought a heap of gingham shirts from JCrew. For summer entertaining, I keep piles of the cheap stuff in every color. It's less than $4/yd and makes any party so festive. I just pick my color to set the tone and whip out the pinking shears. My fav scheme is the cornflower blue with my blue/white Spode dishes and pink and orange garden roses. This first image, via Scot, will be forever filed in "favorites." Unfortunately, I can't see my husband agreeing to those hot yellow pants.
Of course, this inspired a fantasy shopping spree....
Fantasy Shopping resources for those of you lucky enough to care:
Dress, Giambattista Vallie, $719 (on sale from $1800) at barneys.com
Snake skull clutch by Alexander McQueen, $1360 at harveynichols.com
Diamond earrings, Munnu $7500 at barneys.com
Shoes, Reiss Women, $290 here
Watch, Michael Kors at net-a-porter