Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pink gingham and wool

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I’ve been making several trips back and forth to Old Navy lately. I don’t shop there very often because of their generous sizing. Although, I do think Old Navy has stepped it up as of late. I picked up a few items last week on super sale including this gingham shirt. I wasn’t looking for one because I already purchased the J.Crew perfect gingham shirt not too long ago. While I was there, I spotted a tiny-looking gingham shirt and had to give it a try.

What I am wearing:
Shirt: Old Navy - size XS regular (buy similar)
Pants: LOFT wool trousers - size 00P (buy similar)
Belt: AT perfect skinny leather (buy similar in coral - 50% off)
Shoes: AT perfect leather pump (buy in leopard print - 50% off)
Watch: Michale Kors 5128 in rose gold

A few notes (compared to the J.Crew gingham shirt):
- I am not generally a pink type of girl but was sold on the fit of this shirt. The cut is slimmer in the chest and sleeves than my J.Crew one (I got mine in a 00 regular).
- Material is not as sturdy/crisp as the J.Crew one. It’s more like a casual shirt for the weekend. If you’re looking for a dressier gingham, this is not it.
- The overall length measures 25 inches long. I almost always tuck my shirt in so I don’t mind the length that's a bit on the longer side
- It was on sale for 40% off a few days ago but I couldn’t find it online anymore. Check your local store if interested. It’s also available in yellow – I think?

Since this color is so girly, I wanted to pair it with something masculine. This LOFT wool trousers came to mind while looking through my closet. Till this day, they are hands-down still one of my favorite purchases. Hope you enjoy this outfit!

Now that 2011 is almost over, I hope this New Year fills your life with happiness, perfect health always and much more success.

See you in 2012!



ooo I want that watch.. its so pretty!


Love this look! Your blog is so pretty and your style is fabulous!


That shirt looks so good on you!

Jen (@CasualChicMom)

I had to de-lurk to tell you how fabulous your look is! It's preppy meets glam. :) have to keep the masculine+feminine combo in mind and try it out sometime. I love how you, Jean, Cee, and Khatu have been glamming up your ginghams. I agree that Old Navy is being more on-trend these days. I saw the yellow one in store and it looked cute, but I picked up the red plaid one and love how comfy/slouchy it is compared to the J. Crew perfect shirt - great for casual days. I already wore it in so many different ways (including an Atlantic-Pacific inspired outfit)! Looking forward to your posts in 2012 (and perhaps that vibrant clam lady day? ;)

Jen (@CasualChicMom)

*vibrant flame! Darn iPhone auto-correct. ;)


Ok...I just might have to check out Old Navy tomorrow! This shirt fits you so well!

Hope you enjoy your New Years!

Honey from

That shirt color looks good on you!


I definitely need to take a trip to ON now!! That shirt looks amazing and fits so well! I'm surprised it did for something you got at old navy! Love it with those wool pants. I gotta get some of those too!


Very cute, love how you styled it! I picked up the same shirt a few weeks back..hopefully it will make it's debut this week :)

Karen (littlepiecefnb)

Love this look! The pink suits you and cute pearls!

Girlie Blogger

I love this shirt on you. With those pants, the shirt actually looks dressy. But I think it can go casual too. And the pink is the perfect color on you.

Hey, is that Starbucks? It's the BEST accessory :O)


Such a nice outfit. I really love your pants! Looks really good on you.



I have those pants, but STILL haven't worn them...


@Jen (@CasualChicMom) Thanks Jen! Speaking of "vibrant flame", I love it! Hopefully, I'll be able to snap some pictures this weekend.


the pink checkers are really girly and look nice with your tweed pants (the skinny belt works perfectly). happy new year to you and your family sydney :)

Bravoe Runway

I almost bought this shirt Sydney! I ended up buying a different one you'll see it in an upcoming post, it was a mere $9, 100% too. I don't expect top quality at old navy however I have to say in recent years they've stepped up their game. I hope you feel better and get to enjoy some NYE cheer tonight, all the best in 2012.


your heels are the best:)! PS. Christmas is over, but I still want to give you a present.. Join my ‘Mystery fashion goodiebag’ giveaway with Monki, Pull & Bear goodies and more! Only a couple hours left! here:

just tututiny

This shirt looks amazing on you. I am a big fan of pink so I may be a little biased ;) I usually have pretty good luck with ON but for some reason haven't found anything good lately.

Hope you have a great New Year!


I like how you paired the casual shirt with more dressier pants. You look really good Sydney!

Happy New Year!


I totally agree with you - I normally wouldn't consider Old Navy, but they've been making some nice clothing lately! And with their low price point, it's hard to say no! The shirt is such a beautiful colour on you!

Happy New Year! :)


Even though you don't typically wear pink, I think it looks so lovely on you. I'm loving this larger pattern of gingham. I tried on the red / black / white version of this but had issues with gaping at the bust and didn't want to size up. Ahh, the perils of breastfeeding LOL.


LOVING the gingham!! I am obsessed with the J.Crew ones but this Old Navy one is adorable too.. I love the pink. It's girly and not worn as often :)

Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)

You did a fantastic job styling this one, happy 2012 Sydney!

My Dressy Ways

Hey there! I bought the same shirt from Old Navy and the first time I wore it, I paired it with the same Loft trousers you did! :) Too funny. Only difference is I added a cardi on top. Check out my outfit here:


I love your style! I've seen a lot of the Ann Taylor perfect leather pumps and am thinking about purchasing them during their next sale! Do you feel they stretch with wear? I love how you add a touch of elegance to the preppy shirt and trousers with those pumps.


@Anonymous Thank you! Since these shoes are made out of 100% leather, they do stretch with wear. You probably should go a half size smaller than your typical shoe size.

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