Gingham and Stripe Top

J.Crew Gingham and Stripe TopThis J.Crew gingham and stripe top combines two of my favorite prints so the first time I saw it online, I instantly added it to my cart. I can’t wait to wear it with white denim, a floral skirt or jean shorts this summer.

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This coat is from Zara from a few years ago. I tend to gravitate towards neutrals so I’ve been slowly but surely trying to add more color to my wardrobe, especially with my outerwear. They have a newer version with fun sleeves, and if you’re looking for another fun color and/or print, I love this new style too.

Things you can’t tell from this photo – I was wearing two different earrings all day. I obviously need to slow down in the morning because in addition to different earrings, I’ve gone to work more than once with something backwards or inside out.

I’m feeling refreshed after a much needed weekend at home without too many plans. I got lunch with one of my best girlfriends, had a big family dinner with both of our families (we ended the night with Codenames – if you’re looking for a new game for game night, we love it!), made it to spin class and ended the weekend with a much needed trip to the spa to use some gift cards from the holidays.

If you love gingham as much as I do, Banana Republic has quite the selection right now, and I’ve included a few more tops and a cute clutch below.

And if you love sales, the LOFT and Old Navy sales were extended through tonight. You can shop my picks here (at the bottom of the post!).

Photos by Allison Haslee

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