To me, nothing is quite as timeless and quintessentially Southern as a good gingham! I swear I own this pattern in just about anything and everything. In fact, my most-worn item in my closet is a classic navy gingham button down I’ve owned for years. So when my favorite tote, the St. Anne, was debuted in a beautiful navy gingham with a gorgeous coral monogram, I knew it was a must-have!
TOTE st. anne tote | SWEATER banana republic ruffle sweater (comes in 3 other colors!) | SUNGLASSES forever21 sunglasses | JEANS j.crew white jeans | BOOTS tory burch derby riding boots (25% off) | WATCH michael kors watch | EARRINGS pearl earrings
I wanted to play up the preppy vibe of the gingham and monogram tote, and this ruffled sweater from Banana Republic turned out to be just the ticket. Truth be told, I’ve never been much of a Banana Republic shopper, but they opened a new store at the mall I frequent (Northpark) it’s changed everything. The previous location had been crowded, oddly compartmentalized and overwhelming… so much so that I never saw the absolutely darling offerings the line carries! With the fresh, clean layout of the new store came a new obsession on my end. So many feminine, classic pieces I can’t wait to get my hands on. I have the feeling this sweater is the first of many purchases! (Dying for this mint blouse next…)
While this specific tote monogram color isn’t available just yet, Barrington is debuting their spring collection in the next couple of weeks and I have a feeling it’s going to be worth the wait!
Love from Texas,