WIW 06.17 [cheerful gingham and earthy olive]

While yellow isn't a color I wear often, I do enjoy wearing warm golden shades. I loved this top/bottom color combo earlier in the year in a wintery look, so I thought it'd be fun to sport a more summery version for a cooler day. Swapped the vest out for an semi-tuck + ivory studded belt (swiveled so the buckle is at my side, more studs show that way!), the nude boots for pretty-much-nude pointy flats, and rolled the hems up. Accented with a pair of pretty boho earrings recently sent to me by our lovely DianeG, dainty gold bangle, retro peach sunnies (the roundness was fun against all the squares), graphic clutch (fun for the bold lines as well as the hard square shape), and a swipe of cherry-pink lip gloss.

Incidentally I wore this a few days before Angie's Dressy Top, Jeans and Brown Accents ensemble and subsequent similar street style posts, so I was amused to see those a few days later. This outfit does feel in the same spirit, and although I used more ivory/white than brown for the accents it still has a similar earthiness to it. Plus my hair adds an extra bit of boho softness.

Nail photo detail in an earlier post (the yellows don't match but it's still fun!), and available items collected below. Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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  • Tanya replied 5 years ago

    Love this Aida!  You look very pretty in that sunny yellow, you should wear it more often.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Fun, bright outfit. You look great in it, Aida. I admire how well you look in that shade of golden yellow.

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Very nice colour scheme and flattering.  Love the shoes.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    This outfit looks great on you!  A little tomboy, a little flirty.  Your accessories all look perfect with this.   

  • Neel replied 5 years ago

    A very different gingham shirt and I really love it paired with the olive and browns. And so lovely of Diane to send you those pretty Aida earrings :)

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    This has a bit of a "Marilyn Monroe in the Misfits" vibe -- modern and fresh with a hint of vintage and absolutely wonderful

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Gingham style! You know I love this up to and including the shoes.

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    Love the yellow - so different in gingham. Another great Aida look.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Ahh, you have the earrings on, lovely!

    Oh, I see what Beth Ann means about the Marilyn Munroe vibe, yes I think I can sense it too. I love the relaxed chic look. Casual with dressy hints. Love the fun sunglasses and graphic clutch with this.

  • Astrid replied 5 years ago

    This is such a pretty color combination! Love the whole look and the earrings Diane sent go well with it.

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Thank you ladies :D Sadly I I don't seem to come across this sunny yellow very often or I'd certainly wear more of it. I have found that this gingham shirt gets worn quite a lot more than my more traditional blue gingham; I'll probably pass the blue one on soon and pick up another in a more fun color instead.

    Joy, I love the description "A little tomboy, a little flirty". I think I'd like to incorporate more of that vibe.

  • MsLuna replied 5 years ago

    Such a fun yellow and I love it with Olive pants!!!!

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    Fantabulous! Just so fresh.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    I was going to say exactly that -- the yellow is hard to find! It looks really fun on you. 

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    That yellow gingham is so fun and pretty! It looks perfect with the olive pants. The shoes add a perfect touch of brown.

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Yes - love that golden yellow!  It looks so great on you!

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