gingham gal

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!

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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,


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  1. In my opinion there is nothing classier than white & navy! I love your tote!

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  2. Love that tote! Gingham is one of my favorite spring and summer prints, this tote would be perfect for work in warmer weather! Also loving that sweater, I think it’s a need!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  3. Oh my gosh, I’m obsessed with this outfit! That sweater is so cute, but I really love the way it looks with those fabulous boots. So cute!


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  4. Kathryn said:

    I love your bag but I’m completely obsessed with your sweater! The ruffle touch is amazing.

    xx Kathryn

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  5. Aubrey said:

    I love Barrington Bags! They are literally my favorite.

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

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  6. Sara Kate said:

    Love the mix of navy and gingham!!! So true. It really is the perfect southern look.

    Sara Kate Styling

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  7. Emily said:

    So cute! I LOVE shopping at NorthPark Mall. Nordstrom is my favorite, but I’ll definitely have to check out the new Banana Republic!

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  8. Omg Kate, LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! So simple, clean, and chic.

    Phyllis |

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  9. Love this look!!

    I’ve felt the same way about banana republic republic before but now I’m going to have to reconsider!! You look stunning!

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  10. sandra said:

    I love that sweater

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  11. Dominique said:

    This is such a lovely look, plus your hair looks amazing!! xx

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  12. Katie said:

    I love your outfit, so classic and cute! The tote is gorgeous!


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  13. dianajaen said:

    The sweater is so darling!

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  14. That sweater is lovely.

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  15. Love the boots and bag!

    Sara | Lipstick, Lattes & Lunges

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  16. ToryBri said:

    Great look, love your TB Derby boots. Happy Valentines Day ?

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