gingham + scallops

It was the most gorgeous day I’ve seen in a while yesterday, y’all. Us Dallasites have been lucky enough to experience some lovely days as of late, but yesterday was downright magic. Sunny skies, a warm breeze, everything you’d hope for a perfect April Saturday. I couldn’t help but pull out some tried and true spring favorites to enjoy some time outside in!

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SKIRT   scalloped white skirt (under $50, also love these shorts)    |   SHIRT   gingham button down (old Gap, similar linked)   |   JACKET   white denim jacket (under $30!)   |   BAG   tory burch clutch/cross body   |   SHOES   tan flats (Chanel, similar linked)   |   SUNNIES   forever21 shades (similar to this designer pair)    |   LIP COLOR   cherry blossom + scandal   |   WATCH   michael kors watch

It’s almost laughable how much I’ve worn this very gingham button down on the blog… in fact, I dare you to type “gingham” into the search bar to the right if you have time. But it’s because there’s simply no better staple with which to build a timeless, lady-like look no matter the season! In this case, I couldn’t help but add another southern staple, the scalloped hemline, to the mix. Could you dream up a cuter, more southern skirt than this? I can already tell it’s going to rival the gingham button down in terms of how much wear it gets!

Throwing on a white denim jacket was the perfect way to keep the ensemble springy without sacrificing warmth. The beauty of a white denim jacket is that you can throw it over all of your favorite summer tanks (this fun peplum, for example) to ease them into the still-chilly first months of spring! Definitely a must.

I hope everyone is enjoying the very first day of March! Hip, hip, hooray! Once we get past February, I feel like spring is finally here and my whole demeanor brightens up a bit. It doesn’t hurt, either that the…


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Last year I had the best luck scoring amazing deals on pieces I wore all spring and summer, including this gorgeous tassel coverup! To see my favorites from last year’s sale, click here and shop below. (Click directly on the images to shop.)

1. Tassel Dress   2. Drop Waist Dress   3. Scalloped Shoulder Dress   4. For Love & Lemons Lace Dress   5. Parrot Dress   6. Michael Kors Jeweled Sandals   7. Pearl Sandals   7. Jeweled Sandals   8. Yellow Tassel Bag   9. Crystal 10. Tassel Necklace   11. Ombre Tassel Earrings   12. Pink Wildfox Sunglasses   13. Tortoise Wildfox Sunglasses   14. Turquoise Mirrored Sunglasses   15. Pink Kate Spade Phone Case   16. Leopard Kate Spade Phone Case   17. Turquoise and Neon Dress   18. Blue Maxi Dress   19.Blue and White Ombre Dress   20. Blue Scalloped Tunic   21. White Ruffle Dress

Best of luck!

Love from Texas,


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  1. Tammy said:

    Your outfit is perfection !!! I love a beautiful Gingham button shirt :)

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  2. Brooke said:

    That skirt is gorgeous! I’ve been wanting some scalloped shorts or a skirt for spring.

    XO, Brooke

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  3. Loving that bag!

    Sara | Lipstick, Lattes & Lunges

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  4. Absolutely adore this look! xo

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  5. nadin said:

    loved this!

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  6. Ashley said:

    I love your skirt!! Where is your gold bangle from?

    Ashley | Blog

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  7. You have the right to wear this button down, it is amazing. Great combination too.

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  8. Sara Kate said:

    So pretty!!!! I love the cut and color of that skirt and what a perfect shirt for the look.

    xo,Sara Kate Styling

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  9. I love how classic and timeless this look is! I am also dying to add a scalloped skirt to my closet :) This one might be the one!

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
    IG: teacupofstyle

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  10. mei said:

    Such a lovely outfit!

    Big Dreamer

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  11. Aubrey said:

    I love those sun glasses!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

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  12. Mariah said:

    Gingham really is such a classic! Everyone needs a gingham top. Us, Southern Californians, have been enjoying some great weather too! I am totally loving it!

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  13. Kathryn said:

    I absolutely LOVE how you’ve styled the gingham button down! So cute :)

    xx Kathryn

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  14. Classic Catherine said:

    You can’t go wrong with a basic gingham blouse! Love it with the skirt!

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    • A Lonestar State of Southern said:

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  16. Katie said:

    This outfit is way too cute, Kate!


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