Country time: styling a ruffled gingham skirt with a graphic tee, denim vest, ankle boots, and a baker boy cap

Last weekend Robin and I and my baker boy cap did the city…but this weekend??  It was “country time” all the way!!

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - ruffled gingham skirt, graphic tee, denim vest, ivory booties, baker boy cap

And what could be cuter for a country drive than this ruffle-embellished gingham skirt?!  I first spotted it at H&M about a month ago, but I was running late and didn’t have the opportunity to try it on.  And then when I went back a few days later to do just that, it was gone.  😞

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - ruffled gingham skirt, graphic tee, denim vest, baker boy cap

Aldergrove, British Columbia, Canada

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - ruffled gingham skirt, graphic tee, denim vest, ivory booties, Fossil bag

Not really surprising, considering how big the gingham trend is right now.  So imagine my glee when I popped into H&M last week to check out their summer sale and saw the skirt again…and with a $10 clearance tag to boot!!  I took two sizes into the change room with me and ended up going with the larger one; not because my regular size didn’t fit, but because I’m (still) not a fan of high-waisted anything.

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - ruffled gingham skirt, graphic tee, denim vest, baker boy cap, sunglasses

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - ruffled gingham skirt, graphic tee, denim vest, baker boy cap, sunglasses, Fossil bag

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - denim vest, baker boy cap

The lesson here – of course! always! – is that #iwillwearwhatilike.  Black and white gingham is a no-brainer for this neutrals-loving girl…but that doesn’t mean I have to wear the skirt up under my armpits (teehee) the way everyone else does.  And what about you, dear readers??  I’d love to hear about the personal spin you’re giving your own summer trend faves!!

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - ruffled gingham skirt, graphic tee, denim vest, ivory booties, baker boy cap

    

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6 Comments

  1. July 19, 2017 / 4:37 am

    I am so glad you scored that skirt! I am loving this gingham skirt trend. I have a really old gingham dress that I keep thinking I need to reconstruct into a crazy skirt. Life hasn't cooperated to give me time! Work is nuts and I have had other family priorities going. But I still may get to it sooner or later. In the meantime I can get vicarious pleasure from seeing yours!

    • July 20, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      I've promised myself to do at least a couple more outfit combos with this skirt before summer is over, dearest Linda…fingers crossed that the gorgeous weather we've enjoyed in Vancouver for the past month keeps up!! And I hope I'll get to see the result of your gingham dress transformation when it happens!! XOXO

  2. July 19, 2017 / 6:36 am

    I always enjoy seeing your outfits! You always give trends a turn to your own style. Perfect!

    • July 20, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you so much, dearest Nancy…that's a really lovely compliment!! XOXO

  3. July 19, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    That skirt is adorable. I need more gingham in my life. What a great deal too. There have been times when I have coveted an item in a store, decided it was too expensive, changed my mind another day and found it gone, and then been willing to pay full price when it returned. Always better if you can get it for less.

    • July 20, 2017 / 6:51 pm

      Apparently, if you can't stop thinking about a particular piece, it's a good indicator that you really do "need" it in your life, dearest Rachel!! ;D

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