Gingham for Summer. How groundbreaking.
I totally watched The Devil Wears Prada while uploading these photos last night.Ha. But seriously, I’ve never gravitated towards Gingham (my last post wearing it was in 2014!), but when I saw this dress, my eight year old heart started fluttering.
When I think of Gingham, I think of back to when my mom still picked out my clothes. Or of Nantucket, a fraternity guy circa 2012, or boxers, whatever. I definitely don’t consider my personal style to lean toward preppy, so I’m always surprised when I purchase a piece that does.
The story of this dress isn’t that interesting, but I like to hear myself talk so I’m going to tell it anyway.
I’d been scrolling for what felt like hours on Amazon searching for what all the fuss was about and this dress popped up in Navy. I clicked in to find a bunch of colors (Amazon is good like that) and fell in love with this orange. Which is crazy in itself, because orange is my least favorite color.
That’s a lie, it’s my second least favorite, purple is my first. Although I’ve been purchasing a lot of that lately, too, so I digress.
Anyway, I carted it right then, and I remember pretty much solely basing the purchase off of the fact that I had the perfect pair of shoes to make it pop. I sit here, two weeks later, and I still can’t remember my great footwear idea. I’ve really gotta start writing these things down. Or quit drinking and shopping. This is not the first time this has happened to me!
Back to Gingham. It’s not that I don’t like the print per se, it’s that I just don’t gravitate toward it. As I said, my personal style leans more toward bohemian, not preppy. I think the fact that it’s tiered and a looser fit is what caught my eye, and I do love a playful print/color.
What I will say, though, is that aside of standing in direct sunlight and sweating profusely in the 1000% humidity that Alabama so generously offers to its residents so that we could get a picture that accurately reflects the color, this look, without a doubt, makes my top 5 here at Bottle no. 5.
Photography by Ryan Sherrod