If It Makes You Happy

This shirt is ridiculous…

Yeah I said it. I mean the sleeves, the hot pink gingham, the whole kit and kaboodle.

But you know what? I love it anyway. It makes me happy to look at and it makes me happy to wear!ย I fully realize that my husband will make fun of me each and every time I do, calling me everything from Jerry Seinfeld to a picnic blanket, but the punchy pink and fun silhouette bring a smile to my face so I’m going for it.

Most of the time, I don’t spring for trendy or over-the-top pieces, but I’m so glad I did just this once. Sometimes it feels good to step a little outside of your comfort zone and wear something that is sure to get a few comments and stares.

If this pink number isn’t your thing, some other interesting silhouetted-tops that I’ve come across and loved lately are this pretty striped one and this ruffle one that comes in navy and pink. Side bar, as I was looking for a fun shirt, I found this top which made me laugh because what?!?

As I was putting this post together last night, I needed a little extra smile because I picked up a stomach bug from Amalia over the weekend and it knocked me out. Luckily she is completely over it and I’m probably 80% as of this morning so things are looking up for the week!

Gingham Shirt / White Jeans / Gingham Flats c/o / Sunnies



Gingham Shirt / White Jeans / Gingham Flats c/o / Sunnies

Photos by Carter Fish.

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  1. EM said:

    I usually hate ‘trendy’ but that is super cute– and gingham is a rather classic print anyways. The sleeves are a bit different than those on a classic button down but they look like they aren’t the kind that would get in the way (into food, for example.) Enjoy!

    P.S. On the topic of husbands making fun of that print- maybe it’s a central Europe thing? (I seem to recall your husband is originally from central Europe.) I like gingham too and mine will make comment that it looks like a picnic blanket.

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    • Julia said:

      Hahah maybe it is. Anel is from Bosnia and loves to make fun of anything that’s remotely trendy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Angela said:

    This shirt is so cute and fun for spring, I love it!

    Angela | Cue the Coffee
    https://cuethecoffee.blogspot.com/

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  3. Heather said:

    Sometimes a girl just has to have fun clothes! I recently came across your blog and love your style! I purchased the Gingham Flats this past weekend and can’t wait to wear them. Happy Monday.

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    • Julia said:

      Thank you so much, Heather! You’ll love the flats, they’re so cute in person and surprisingly comfortable too.

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  4. Justina said:

    I think there should be more hot pink gingham in the world!
    Also, I now blame you for Sheryl Crow being stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

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    • Julia said:

      OMG dying. I’ve had it in my head all day and STUPIDLY didn’t even think about why. Sorry but we’re in it together haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Allie said:

    I love all the gingham! Also, that top is definitely what?? Thanks for sharing that morsel; itโ€™s already been a long day and hat made me laugh. xAllie http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

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  6. Tamara said:

    I totally agree! I purchased a similar shirt last summer – one shoulder, blue stripe with ruffles and each time I would put it on I eventually would change into something else because I was sure everyone would make fun of it even though I secretly loved it. Finally I got up enough courage to wear it out to dinner and I ended up getting so many compliments on my “fun” shirt. I was sad that I had waited so long to wear it! It taught me that I should go for it more often with fashion.

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    • Julia said:

      Yes yes yes! Love that. Wear it again this summer!!

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  7. Love how you paired the gingham shoes with the gingham top! I absolutely love this top too- so fun! My hubby has also called me a picnic table for some of my shirt choices ๐Ÿ™‚ Men!
    xoxo, Jenna
    Bostonchicparty.com

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