Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gingham, Again

I had my eyes set on this J.Crew shirt, but couldn't swing the $72 price tag. By the time it went on sale, of course my size in neon pink was sold out. Luckily Aubrey mentioned A&F/Hollister had gingham shirts almost like J.Crew's. The only noticeable difference I could tell was the addition of two front pockets. Surprisingly I ended up buying the neon pink in a size small. When did Hollister change their sizing? The last button-up I bought from them (maybe 1-2 years ago?) was a medium and the shoulders felt tighter and the length shorter. The sleeves however, haven't changed. They are still as long as ever. That's ok because I usually roll 'em up. This is it -- I'm finally gingham-ed out (and pink-ed out!)
top: Hollister (currently sold here; similar)
belt: H&M (similar)
skirt: Gap (similar)
bag: Chanel (similar)

27 comments:

  1. great shirt! Love the outfit :)

    Kelly

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  2. i thought it was the JC shirt...really great dupe! who would have thought to put HCO& chanel together!? so classy and polished w/ a preppy twist :)

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  3. I've been waiting for this post! Do you like the fit? Aubs told me about this too and I was too chicken to pull the trigger...LOL It looks great on you! I'm looking for a lighter pink gingham but this is adorable!

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  4. I saw you ladies tweeting about gingham shirts and was wondering when you were going to do a post on this shirt ;) (creeper, I know...) Looks fab on you and I love how you paired the pink with the red/orange tones. Can't wait to see how you layer this one! Old Navy is having a 30% off sale today, so I ordered their yellow one. I'm hoping it won't be too wide on me, I just really loved the pattern when I saw it on Atlantic-Pacific.

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  5. ooh so this was what you guys were tweeting about! I love the colour! You wear gingham so well Cee :)

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  6. Another gorgeous look! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. @Kelly - Thank you :)

    @kimchi girl - Hollister with Chanel wasn't intentional. I knew I wanted to carry a black bag, and chose the Chanel over RM, haha. But I'll take it!

    @Really Petite - Yup, I do like the fit. The shoulders fit great -- this is what I usually worry about. I'm not generally picky when it comes to the width on button ups (can be kinda tight to sorta loose). No worries, one of these days you will find the perfect light pink gingham shirt :)

    @R.L. - A-P wears everything beautifully, doesn't she? I want to go out and buy every piece she owns so I can copy. Now that's a stalker, lol. Did you see Aubs wearing the ON gingham? I believe she's wearing XS P and said it was too wide for her :( I'm hoping the yellow will work out for you though!

    @Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) - Yup, this among other various colors for ginghams :)

    @Anna - Thank you for taking the time to read and leave a comment :)

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  8. I adore this hot pink gingham. I just bought a peachy-orange one from Crew outlet. They are addicting!

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  9. Love this shirt on you, Cee! You know why you are drawn to gingham? 'cuz you look great in it!

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  10. i cant remember the last time i went in hollister. that shirt looks great tho, you absolutely rock the pinks!

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  11. That is so cute on you. I love seeing it on other ladies but I am not sure if I can pull it off. You know exactly how to mix and match. I need more creativity.

    I know our bagaholic minds think alike..haha.

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  12. Who knew gingham could be so classy? I've tried before, but you seem to be the master :) And that color is so much fun!

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  13. I would never have thought to pair red with that pink; it definitely keeps things fresh. I'll have to try it soon!

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  14. Do not quit gingham! You are the gingham queen!! Everytime I see it I think of you, and I wish they had it in my size! I fear that by the time I find my gingham it will no longer be in style! :p

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  15. Love this top....I've been wanting a shirt like this, hopefully I'll get around to getting one soon!

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  16. I also bought a gingham shirt from Hollister because it was so much cheaper than J. Crew! Haha. Mine is blue though. :)

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  17. I have a Gingham shirt from the Limited.. purple, and maybe can style it the same way you have. Except, I never have the courage to wear gingham! I like the photoshopped background in that picture :)

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  18. I do really love pink on you and I've always loved you in that purple gingham shirt (and how you've styled it in so many different ways!). Great find!!

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  19. it all started when I saw that purple one on you. My hunt continues...

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  20. @eek - Can't wait to steal styling ideas from you ;)

    @Vicky - Haha, gingham is about the only patterned print that I wear nowadays. Hopefully this will get me out of my comfort zone onto other prints.

    @purses and puppies - It's funny b/c sometimes I still pair items as if they come straight out of Hollister's catalog. Don't know why I stopped shopping there -- but I must give them a chance again :)

    @Nelah - Perhaps gingham in a reddish hue will change your mind? ;)

    @Tara - Next step, pairing gingham with other prints. I wonder if it will clash with my LOFT floral skirt. Hmm...

    @Jane - Do let me know how that turns out!

    @Michelle - You could possibly give XS a shot. The shoulders are narrower, so it may work. The problem is the width... it may still be too wide. They're currently having another 25% off on top of 50% off sales right now :)

    @Kish - Thank you!

    @Tara - I think a bright gingham would fit right in your wardrobe of other bright colors :)

    @♥☮Renee - Hi gingham twin! I'll have to look to you for some styling ideas :)

    @Ai - Aiya! I must be losing my touch! And here I thought I did a good job with Photoshop, lol. The right side of the pic is real, but the left side is Photoshopped in. What unsmooth mistakes do you see?

    @SewPetiteGal - If I start wearing this pink gingham too much over my purple one, please let me know! Sometimes I have a tendency to overwear new items while the old is left untouched... :(

    @AubreyOhDang! - As always, I'll keep my eyes out. Do you want to share some of that patience with me? :)

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  21. I just got a pair of underwear from Victoria's Secret that matches your shirt perfectly. I can't help it ... I couldn't help thinking of them when I saw your shirt! And would you mind if I used your comment about constructive criticisms being welcome?

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  22. Interesting about Hollister sizing. I wonder if it's changed. Cute alternative :)

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  23. I love when I am able to successfully stalk down an item I have been wanting....on sale! Makes victory all the sweeter! I also love how you paired it with the H&M belt (I have the same one in about 5 colors, goes with everything).

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  24. Didn't see any mistakes with the photoshop... just know that it's not a real background? I thought the whole thing was a photoshopped background, lol. :P

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  25. Just found your blog:) LOVE the styling of this outfit. The pink with the red is unique and outstanding.

    Sincerely,

    Julie

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