Gingham, lace & denim: one foot in summer, one in fall

One thing that I don’t think I do enough around these parts is outfit posts. Would you agree? Would you like to see more?

A few weeks ago we had a nice cool spell, which actually made it feel like fall was on its way. And so I started ditching my skirts and dresses for jeans again. Of course then after that we sweltered in the heat for awhile, naturally. But even still, I’ve been finding myself wearing jeans a lot in these dwindling days of summer.

lace Hey look, I post photos with my belt crooked… the things I do for you!

I paired my jeans with a blouse I’d never actually worn! You see, it’s part of a vintage set. I initially loved the idea of the separates as an outfit—but I didn’t count on the fact that the lacy blouse and tea-length skirt with scalloped hem would make me feel like a walking picnic table. Finally about a year after buying them, I realized the blouse was great… without the skirt.

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I love how the armholes are trimmed with lace like the collar. I’m really not a big fan of lace, I admit, so this is one of the few lacy things in my wardrobe!

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Pairing my plastic strawberries necklace, sleeveless blouse and polka dot clogs with jeans, I definitely feel this outfit keeps one foot firmly in summer, while the other is creeping into fall.

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Now, where’s the picnic?!! Actually, as you read this I’m off galavanting in the north woods of Wisconsin, so I might even be enjoying a picnic right now. How  about that!

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outfit details

jeans: Freddie’s of Pinewoods
Bakelite bangles: various
gingham and lace blouse: Time Bomb Vintage
belt: Juicy Lucy Vintage
necklace: gift
shoes: Cape Clogs

 

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Golly, 31 Comments!

  • Ah!! I love that shirt!! So super cute. I also really need to get a pair of Freddie’s Jeans STAT.

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  • Yes, more outfit posts, please! I love getting ideas for accessorizing things that way. I’m with Rochelle, I’m not sure how much longer I can hold out without a pair of Freddie’s.

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  • Love this outfit Tasha…it’s just lovely and cool and retro and all things amazing! Yes please to more/regular outfit posts ;o)

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  • What a lovely outfit, and that belt is to die for!

    I must go shopping with you and Mel some more… I’m in a dreadful need of accessories. Where do you generally shop (in person or online?)… if you don’t mind divulging your sources of course. :D

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  • You look fabulous! I love the looks of jeans and pretty blouses. I truly wish I had a pair of vintage jeans but alas they don’t make them for plus size gals like me. I may make myself some corduroy pants for the winter months.

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  • So cute! I love all the contrasts in this outfit! Not to mention it’s in one of my favorite color palettes!

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  • I love your outfit posts, so yes to more :)
    I also love this blouse. I am not generally a fan of this style of blouse (on me), but the lace really makes it. I am officially converted into liking that style blouse!
    I agree that the jeans look with it is the way to go, it looks wonderful! Have you figured out how to wear the skirt without the blouse?

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  • Now I’m curious to see the skirt!

    It’s a great late summer outfit, and I *adore* your strawberry necklace.

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  • I love how tailored the gingham top feels in spite of the eyelet and everything. It’s so sporty! I need to reevaluate that neckline for myself, because when I see it depicted on patterns my eye often finds it too modern, but here it’s pure vintage, modest, and flattering..

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  • Just to state the obvious: All of this is way too adorable. I’m with you on the lace thing, sometimes it just too frou frou. But this isn’t too much at all! The belt is fantastic – what is that made of? smitten kitten over here. Hope you are having fun in Wisconsin!!
    xo Sara

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  • Oh, what a lovely colorful outfit!!!
    I love this top and I’m pretty sure that the skirt is also Darling perhaps wear with a simple white blouse!
    It’s still really hot here, we had a incredible sunny summer!

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  • You look so fantastic! You have such an amazing concept of colors-I tend to matchy matchy and I need to get out of that-I need a colors 101 class asap hehee The top is so fab-reminds me of the early 80s tops and dresses I wore when I was little hehe xox

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  • I love your shoes!

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  • Yes please, more outfit posts would be fabulous, just because I’m a sticky beak and like to see what others are wearing. He he he :) I love this outfit, you look fabulous and that belt is to die for!! I’m with you on the lace thing tho’. However I don’t mind a touch here and there.

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  • Complete and total “season saddling” outfit perfect. I am smitten, thoroughly and completely smitten, with the details at work here. That necklace is the epitome of cute, the collar on your top is so darling, and that belt will have me searching for a similar one for the rest of time now. You look so awesome, dear Tasha!!!

    ♥ Jessica

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  • This is gorgeous and my fave style on you. I hear ya’ with the gingham….love the print but just can’t bring myself to wear it!

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  • Lovely outfit, casual with a vintage flair are always my favourite too! And more outfit posts from you would definitely be welcome!

    xxJuliette

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  • I agree, the lace peeking out around the armhole is a super cute detail! And I vote “yes”on more outfit posts! :)

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  • I am in love with this look! And I hear ya on what the weather is doing! Right now it’s cool and suppose to rain! (And here I am at work without an umbrella) but over the weekend it’s suppose to perk back up into the 80s!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  • I love this outfit! The blouse pairs perfectly with the denim trousers, and that strawberry necklace is FANTASTIC!

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  • Welcome to Wisconsin! :)

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  • What a great outfit! The cutesie blouse looks so nice with jeans and the colourful belt and bangles top it off perfectly – I just love the whole outfit! I think I need to get me a pair of Freddie’s jeans too. :)

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  • such a beautiful outfit. i love the gingham blouse and the belt. fantastic pieces!!!
    sadly i really struggle with the new style of the blog. i don’t like to click on post appetizers just to get to the real post (it’s stealing too much time) – but this might be the blog future. ;)

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  • Yes, more outfit posts, please! I love the variety of topics you cover here, but your outfits are always so inspiring :)

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  • I love the shirt, especially for the tiny lace detail at the armhole! Details nearly always are what win me over.
    Yes, yes for more outfit posts! Seeing others wearing great vintage outfits will encourage me as I make a switch from ‘what I wear’ to ‘what I want to wear’. Plus I love seeing how other women style pieces similar to those I like. Love the gingham!

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  • I love that blouse and you make jeans look so interesting. i’ve been wearing them a lot recently, but I never feel ‘dressed up’. I think you’ve inspired me to make another effort!

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  • Which type of Freddies of Pinewood jeans are the ones you’re wearing?

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  • Oh, and I’d definitely enjoy more outfit posts!

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  • I luuuuuuuuurve everything about this outfit! The top! The necklace! The belt! THE BAKELITE! You look soooooooo pretty!

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  • Oh, this is just lovely. The outfit says: We can do it (and look pretty while doing it) :D

    xoxo, Saperlotte

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