Monday, June 27, 2011

Gingham Couture

I just caught a lovely post on gingham at The Adventures of TartanScot. I immediately gushed to Scot about my longtime love of gingham. It's so summery, so fresh. It's at once uber preppy, yet country. Right now, it's even couture. Is there any fabric more all-American? 

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
Snake skull clutch by Alexander McQueen, $1360 at
Diamond earrings, Munnu $7500 at
Shoes, Reiss Women, $290 here
Watch, Michael Kors at net-a-porter

Images: The Adventures of Tartanscot; Atlantic-PacificAlexandra Rae's fantasy shopping files; Audrey Hepburn, Bridget Bardot, via my pinterest boards; last collage from The City Sage;

1 comment:

  1. yep, I love it too. There is something so americana about it. Great for summer entertaining!


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