Black, White, & Gingham

Jessica Sturdy from Bows & Sequins wearing Baublebar hoop earrings, a monogrammed straw hat, and a White Elephant Designs off the shoulder ruffled gingham dress.

If I have a second-string summer uniform outside of my usual red, white, and blue, it’s for sure some mix of black and white with gingham peppered in. Over the years, I feel like I’ve started to gravitate towards more of a classic look. Not all the time, because I still love experimenting with color and trendy silhouettes, but I have found myself reaching for the classics more often than not recently!

Jessica Sturdy wearing a ruffled off the shoulder gingham dress from White Elephant Designs with white and black sunglasses, black block heels, and a straw hat.

This little off-the-shoulder ruffled dress is so fun for summer! Perfect for BBQs, rooftop drinks, date night, weekend brunches, and Saturday or Sunday strolls… You can totally dress it down with flat sandals (or sneakers!) or pair with a heel for an elevated look. (Pun not intended 😜)

Fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a monogrammed White Elephant Designs hat and a black and white gingham off the shoulder ruffled dress.

This hat is one of my favorites, for obvious reasons! After leaving my Janessa Leone hat on a plane in Japan (#tears), this one has become my go-to. It’s the exact same shape for a much lower price! (You don’t have to get it monogrammed, btw.) I think the personalized style is so fun for bachelorette parties, gifts, or even just to hang on your hat wall.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a ruffled off the shoulder gingham dress from White Elephant Designs with white and black sunglasses, black block heels, and a straw hat.

Get the Look…

Off-the-Shoulder Gingham Dress
Black Ankle-Strap Block Heel Sandals (similar here for less!)
Monogrammed Straw Hat
BaubleBar Zig Zag Hoop Earrings
Old Navy Black Pouch Clutch (old; similar here, here, & here)
BP Black & White Sunglasses (old from Nordstrom; similar splurge, similar steal)

Jessica Sturdy wearing Baublebar white hoop earrings, black and white sunglasses, and an off the shoulder gingham dress from White Elephant Designs.

Fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a straw hat, black and white sunglasses, and an off the shoulder gingham dress with an Old Navy black clutch.

Fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a straw hat, black and white sunglasses, black block heels, and an off the shoulder gingham dress with an Old Navy black clutch.

Jessica Sturdy wearing black and white sunglasses, Baublebar hoop earrings, and an off the shoulder gingham dress.

Fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a monogrammed White Elephant Designs hat and a black and white gingham off the shoulder ruffled dress.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a ruffled tie-waist off the shoulder gingham dress with black block heels, a monogrammed straw hat, and black and white sunglasses.

On an unrelated note, LOOK AT THESE GINGHAM SHOES! I couldn’t wait until Friday Finds to show you. They are SO CUTE!

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5 Comments

  1. 6.21.18
    emma commented:

    Cute summer look! I have been looking everywhere for a boater hat!
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  2. 6.21.18
    Allie commented:

    I love that hat, it’s just darling!
    Gingham is one of summer favorites too, xAllie
    http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

  3. 6.21.18
    Sam commented:

    Super cute! Love the ruffles on that dress!

    xx
    Sam

  4. 6.21.18
    Laura commented:

    So sad RIP your Janessa Leone hat!! I have been looking for one similar to this, might have to try it out asap!

    http://www.areweadultsyet.com

  5. 6.21.18
    Kate commented:

    Gingham in the summer is a must!!!
    Kate || Kate Koutures