Gingham Girl

July 1, 2014

Ready for summer picnics, garden parties, & BBQs?

This month’s How I Wear My series hosted by the lovely Miss Jill of Everything Just So and lovely Miss Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) asked for chic picnic looks.  I decided on a gingham theme, because who isn’t loving gingham this summer?!

Look #1 … for a romantic picnic or garden party ….

Ann Taylor Loft gingham shirt tied at the waist over this Old Navy summery white skirt.  Straw hat and bag and aviators.   Silver earrings and bracelets, and silver Impo sandals.

 Look #2 … for a casual backyard BBQ or picnic at the park ….

Patriotic colors!  Navy and white gingham shirt over red tee (all from Target), Gap Always Skinny jeans, Old Navy sneakers, Ralph Lauren sunnies, and London Fog bag.

What kind of dork tries to turn 
mustard into an accessory?!  
That would be me!  

Hope all my fashion dolls are having a wonderful start to their July! Happy 4th everyone!
May your fireworks be bright  ….and your condiments always compliment your outfit!  😉

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Dawn Lucy
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  • Reply Trina July 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    You are so adorable and your posts just make me happy, they're always so upbeat. When I think of picnic, I also think of gingham (I actually did a picnic post last year at this time dressed almost identical to you in your white skirt), yes, we could be good friends and shopping buddies. Your back yard theme with your denim is also perfectly put together. Now let's talk about your incredible huge and ever so awesome picnic basket, wherever to you find this? It makes me want to run right over and join you for your backyard picnic.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 1, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      Aww, you're so sweet, Trina! And wouldn't we have fun shopping together?!! I love that crazy oversized picnic basket too. I've have it forever … maybe 20 years! It was from Williams Sonoma and used to be filled with cute picnic gear that all got lost along the way. But there's no way to lose that big basket!
      Love your blog, Miss Fabulous!

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles July 1, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I'm so on the hunt for a great gingham top like yours… did an awesome styling job on yours!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:46 am

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! OXOX

  • Reply Morgan Farr July 1, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE your style. I am currently writing a series about fun maternity clothing. I would love to hear your thoughts!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:48 am

      Thanks so much, Morgan! I don't know anything about maternity clothing, but it will be fun to check out your blog anyway! OXOX

  • Reply awhite July 1, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    So cute in gingham!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:48 am

      Thanks, Ashley! OXOX

  • Reply iamchiara July 1, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Love all your looks! Love your snickers as well!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:48 am

      Thanks so much! OXOX

  • Reply Alexandra Stella July 1, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Hello! Both of these looks are nice, but I prefer the first one with the skirt and the knotted purple gingham shirt.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Reply dawnlucy July 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Alex!

  • Reply Marta C July 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    These are both great summer picnic looks!! I don't own any gingham pieces-not sure why because I love the pattern. Your Old Navy maxi skirt is so pretty they have the best maxi's this summer I just bought a flowy blue one. Love the condiments comment, lol!
    Have a wonderful 4th of July:)
    Marta, xo

    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:46 am

      Hee … thanks, Marta! Old Navy has some really cute stuff right now! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Joni James July 1, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Very nicely put together in your gingham!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:47 am

      Thanks, Joni! OXOX

  • Reply susan burpee July 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I really like how you've styled that long skirt. I see so many people wearing a long skirt or dress … and it just looks… well, better left unsaid! I love a rolled jean too. So Sandra Dee!
    Happy Canada Day!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:47 am

      Sandra Dee! So fun! Thanks, Susan! Happy Canada Day to you! OXX

  • Reply Sabina B July 1, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Fun and awesome style put together!!! Got a checkered shirt like yours and will try it out! Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy 4th of July, always liked bbq at beach when I was living in SD:) Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:49 am

      Thanks Sabina! Happy 4th! OXOX 🙂

  • Reply Spashionista Alicia Searcy July 1, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Happy 4th Dawn Lucy! Your picnic looks are fab, perfect for the heat of July. I think we should talk the "How I Wear My" girls into doing one featuring condiments – then we can all be dorks together 😉


    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:50 am

      HAHAHA … Alicia … condiment chic on the next HIWM! 😉 OXOX

  • Reply Grace in Style July 1, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I love gingham & you wear it wonderfully!
    Grace in Style

    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:50 am

      Thanks so much, Grace! OXOX

  • Reply Laura B July 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    What a cute picnic look! It makes me want to pack up a lunch and head off right now! That purple gingham is super cute, too! I'd love it if if you could show off you looks in my new link up today!
    I do deClaire

    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:50 am

      I linked up, Dear! Also added your button to my blog. Check it out! OXOX

  • Reply Sabrina July 2, 2014 at 4:28 am

    You're looking very cute and country in gingham!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 2:42 am

      Thanks, Sabrina! OXOX

  • Reply Lorna Sharp July 2, 2014 at 5:15 am

    This is exactly how I consider fashion in the summer … Navy and gingham !
    And straw hat of course, well done.
    Have a lovely week girl.
    Cheers from Paris,

    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 2:43 am

      Thanks so much, Lorna! Have a fabulous week in fabulous Paris!

  • Reply Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos July 1, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    I absolutely love gingham and think we all need one in every color! 😉


    • Reply dawnlucy July 2, 2014 at 2:51 am

      Okay! Let's go shopping! OXOX 🙂

  • Reply Marie July 2, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I wore my purple gingham last week, we could be twinsies. Never enough gingham. I prefer mustard to ketchup as an accessory for sure.
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 2:46 am

      Yay for twinsies! 🙂

  • Reply Leslie Poynter July 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    You make that mustard look good girl! Loving your how you styled your gingham!
    Les @

    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 2:43 am

      Hehehe … thanks, Leslie! OXOX

  • Reply Erica Zar July 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    You are too cute!! Love both of these looks!!

    Wish you a great 4th!!

    xo, Erica

    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 2:44 am

      Happy 4th to you too, Erica! Thanks, Hon! OXOX

  • Reply Jill July 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Dawn Lucy, thank you for joining us for "How I Wear My: Summertime Picnic Look" and thank you for the links to our blogs! Your gingham shirt/skinny jeans was one of my favorite looks for this roundup. Let me know if you start a Twitter account. I was looking for you there but can't find you. XO Jill

    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 2:45 am

      Aww, thanks so much, Jill! I'm not on Twitter yet, but I'm on Instagram @fashionshouldbefun and on Facebook (find me through Adrienne's friends list!) …. Your Coney Island picnic pics were so adorable! OXOX

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga July 2, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Where do I start, lovely lady! Looks like we are both doing floppy sun hats today.( you look way better in this kind of hat) I love this purple checked gingham on you, great color and love it tied with the white long skirt. You look great. The jeans with the blue gingham looks like you are ready for that picnic. Hey, have you seen Kate Spades clutches lately, you could make that mustard bottle into a clutch hehe.
    Have a great day
    from the link up, jess
    please stop by

    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 2:46 am

      Hey, I'll have to check out the new Kate Spade clutches! I do love a big floppy sun hat! Thanks so much for stopping by, Jess! OXOX

  • Reply Kelsey Bang July 2, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    these looks are so cute and fun! they totally make me want to go on a picnic! happy 4th of july! (soon 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 2:47 am

      Aww, thanks! Happy 4th, Cutie Pie! OXOX

  • Reply Lea Frazier July 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I love that you're having so much fun with both of these looks. Plus, I want to come hang out in what I'm assuming is your back yard. Beautiful!

    Thanks for stopping by HighHeeledStyle too!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 2:47 am

      Aww thanks Lea! Yeah, it's my backyard! Come on over! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner July 2, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I KNEW there was something missing from my summer wardrobe line-up, dear Dawn!! A gingham shirt (or ANYTHING gingham, really!) is such a quintessential piece for this time of year…so cute tied at the waist like you did for your first look!! And even though I'm not really a sneakers girl, I think the ones you're wearing for your second outfit are kinda awesome!! XO

    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 2:48 am

      You definitely would look adorable in gingham, but what wouldn't you look totally adorable in?!

  • Reply Jing Xu July 3, 2014 at 1:00 am

    What a great idea of pairing a long breezy white skirt and a gingham shirt!
    They look so good on you.

    From Jing at

    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 2:48 am

      Thanks a million, Jing!

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins July 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Gorgeous! Loving both if these gingham looks especially the maxi!

    <3 Shannon

    • Reply dawnlucy July 4, 2014 at 3:44 am

      Thanks so much, Shannon! OXOX

  • Reply TRENDSURVIVOR July 3, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Love how you wore your gingham shirt! Super super cute!
    x Nina

    • Reply dawnlucy July 3, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Aww thanks Nina! OXOX

  • Reply garaytreasures July 3, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Hey Dawn, thank you for coming by and for your comment, I will keep you in prayer with cleaning out your moms house/things. When did she pass? So sorry Hun. Thank you for saying a prayer for me to. Following you! Rachel xo

    • Reply dawnlucy July 4, 2014 at 3:45 am

      Following you too! Thanks, Dear. It's been a hard year. OXOX

  • Reply Tina Bradley July 4, 2014 at 12:18 am

    I absolutely adore gingham! You look lovely in both renditions–what a great summertime classic! Hugs! T.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 4, 2014 at 3:45 am

      Thanks so much, Tina! OXOX

  • Reply Lauren July 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Great looks! I especially love the first look with the maxi. Cute picnic look!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

    • Reply dawnlucy July 4, 2014 at 3:44 am

      Thanks, Lauren! OXOX

  • Reply Lana July 4, 2014 at 1:49 am

    I love gingham so much! Both of these colors are perfect – you look amazing!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 4, 2014 at 3:45 am

      Thanks so much, Lana! OXOX

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood July 4, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Hi Dawn I am Ada. I have stopped by your blog before but I am not sure whether I commented or not. Love the name of your blog and especially your style. Your style is fun.

    Adorable outfits you are wearing today with your cute gingham shirts, so patriotic too. I love the first one. You look gorgeous in that wide-brim hat and the maxi skirt is Fab. I am your newest follower on Bloglovin and would love the support back in following me. Welcome by my blog and check out my style.

    Thanks and Happy Holiday Weekend!! Ada. =)

    • Reply dawnlucy July 5, 2014 at 3:42 am

      I'm following you now too, Ada! Loving your style! OXOX

  • Reply Doused In Pink July 4, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I'm always a fan of gingham! Love both of these looks but my favorite is the purple with the white skirt!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 5, 2014 at 3:41 am

      Thanks so much, Jill! OXOX

  • Reply Andrea InMamasWardrobe July 4, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I love you in the dark gingham & jeans outfit! It has such an adorable 50s vibe to it! Ax

    • Reply dawnlucy July 5, 2014 at 3:41 am

      Aww, thanks, Andrea! OXOX

  • Reply Lorna mai ltd July 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Look number 1 definitely. I love it! Ilike how you've tied your gingham shirt at the front and worn it with a romantic looking white maxi skirt. Where are you? I absolutely love the setting for these pictures. It looks like you live in the forest. I am now following you on bloglovin. I will leave my link in case you're interested.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 5, 2014 at 3:40 am

      I'm following you on Bloglovin' too, Lorna! Thanks! I'm in my backyard. We live in the Santa Cruz/ Los Gatos mountains in California. Lots of redwood trees! OXOX Lovin' your blog!

  • Reply Renae of Simple Sequins July 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Oh Dawn Lucy! dang chemo has kept me out of the loop. Love these versions of gingham you have today on this post. There is something so summery about gingham; light weight, casual and still perky. Great info. See ya next week!!!!! {*FiF*} thanks you.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 6, 2014 at 2:24 am

      Aww, no worries at all, Renae. I don't know how you're doing all that you're doing. I'm totally on board and excited about next Friday!

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. July 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Darling gingham outfits Dawn. I love that you thought of the whole fun picnic style. I wish I could have done this! Adorable with the hat too! x Kim

    • Reply dawnlucy July 6, 2014 at 2:24 am

      Thanks, Kimi! I was hoping to see a Hawaiian themed picnic look from you!

  • Reply Lynn Tran July 7, 2014 at 5:06 am

    You looked adorable in all these pictures. Love your white maxi with the striped purple gingham.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 8, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks dear friend! OXOX

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades July 8, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Love both looks! The gingham shirt is just perfect for a picnic or BBQ. You look lovely as always. ~Cynthia

    • Reply dawnlucy July 8, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      You're a sweetie, Cynthia! OXOX

  • Reply Johanna July 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Love your picnic look – adorable!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks, Johanna! OXOX

  • Reply Gina G July 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Great outfit ideas, they are so perfect for a picnic. Also love that amazing picnic basket lol~

    Pink Wings

  • Reply Natalie Kennedy July 14, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Both looks are so perfect for the occasion – and now I really want some gingham shirts of my own!

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