shirt: gap // skirt: j.crew // belt: j.crew // necklace: j.crew // earrings: kate spade // shoes: michael kors // nails: essie “borrowed and blue”
whenever i wear this shirt, i feel like such a kansan. here is the thing: i know that a gingham/check shirt is totally classic, but for some reason i just cannot shake the idea that i look like a farm girl or cowgirl when i wear this one! while i am far from describing myself as either of those words, it is one of my most worn shirts, though most of the time i like to dress it up with a necklace or a sweater to downplay the previously described situation. plus, though i do love parts of this state, particularly my alma mater and all my friends and extended family here, california will always be home. even if i never went back there for the rest of my life (the horror!) i would still always consider it home.
ps i took my own advice and bought the necklace i had mentioned in this post and i must say, i love it already. it added just enough glitz to counteract the “farm girl” of this shirt.