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What I Wore | Gingham + Black

In case you’ve missed the memo, I’ve been battling with an epic sunburn. My calves got FRIED when we went kayak fishing last Monday so I’ve been avoiding wearing pants like the plague. And due to said epic sunburn, I also haven’t been able to shave my legs regularly so sundresses and shorts are out of the picture. Enter: maxi dresses! These have been my lifesaver.

I needed an outfit that included a maxi dress but wasn’t totally Summer because the weather is still being wishy-washy and I work inside all day. Enter: gingham button down that I recently scored at TJ Maxx. I thought this outfit ended up really cute and not “Hi, I’m suffering from a horrific sunburn and making up outfits to accomodate. Nice to meet you.”

Here’s how you can recreate this look.


  1. Gingham ShirtOld Navy, on sale for $17.00
  2. Bow Flip FlopsTarget, $14.99 (same)
  3. Jersey Maxi DressOld Navy, $29.94
  4. WatchReactor (Oxide), $500 (same, c/o); affordable alternative
  5. Gold Triangle NecklaceForever 21, $8.80

This outfit ended up being really comfortable and inspiring. I have a couple more maxi dresses that I can’t wait to style similarly. Also, Adam complimented this dress which is rare. He usually compliments my overall look but never one single piece so I’ll have to be sure to find more excuses to wear this maxi in his honor.

As a note, the watch is something that I recently received through a program at work. Reactor is a brand that I highly recommend if you’re looking for a new timepiece. They’re stylish and rugged, unlike many designer watches. (The Oxide is waterproof up to 200M.) I have five of their watches and love each for different reasons. (This is my second favorite.) This is not a paid sponsorship, just me promoting a brand I love.

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