Dorothy and Dimantes
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Gingham Skirt and Top Zara
I recently purchased this killer Gingham/Check two piece set from Zara, and I've been going crazy for it! It was a little bit of an impulse buy, because as soon as I saw it on the website, it was in my basket, paid and ready to pick up in store, before I could do my usual 10 minute debate where I look at my bank balance and the price tag repeatedly. The struggle is real people! However I threw caution and all my self control to the wind and snapped it up!
I was whipped ! Zara had done it again !
Now unless you've been living under a rock these past few months, you would have noticed something ever so subtle.....GINGHAM IS IN!!
I am loving the rebirth of gingham and check, that has graced my various timelines and newsfeeds. You can now wear you primary school summer uniform and you won't look like a div!
In fact, you might even be seen as quite stylish dare I say it!
Gingham is so versatile, I love how it can be dressed up with bardot necklines and crossover blouses, and dresses down with cute scrunchies and pinafores.
I myself like a good dressed down look, but I still like to keep it a lil boujee* now and then.
Trainers Just Fab
Now I'm not usually a fan of elasticated waistbands, but.....the detailing on this waistband is just gorgeous, it actually adds to the whole set, which normal elasticated waistbands just don't do!
Also totally vibing the frill detailing at the hems of the bandeau and the waist of the skirt.
The frill detail, a.k.a smocking, (which my mum told me later was the correct term) gives the bandeu a really cute 1940's bathing suit look and lends the skirt, a faux paperbag waist, which I must say I am just a die hard fan of!
This set is also really reminiscent of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz pinafore dress, and so I thought I would pay homage to her buy pairing the set with my trusted red snakeskin detail trainers! When I click my heels together, I am however not transported to magical Oz but to Maidstone Barracks train station instead! A girl can dream!
Anyways, I'll be honest I wasn't 100% sure of how to style this, as I said it was an impulse buy, so I didn't really have time to envision several outfits as I usually do.
When the set arrived I spent a good hour or so trying to figure how to style it both together, as a set and apart as individuals.
I found that for the set to work I needed a block colour to be worn under the bandeau to make the print pop! I tried pink, blue,grey, black and finally white, which was just a match made in heaven! I also realised that a plain white t-shirt and the bandeau not only go together like "rama lama lama ka dinga da ding dong" (if you don't get that, I can't help you, no one can) but the whole bandeau over a tee is suuuuper in right now!
Not to mention the top also has ruffles! Instagram trend, check!
I wanted my whole outfit to give that "I'm an innocent milkmaiden but I make bare stacks" kinda vibe! And I decided I needed a lil bit of glamour yanawhadimsayin??
I started my outfit with this fire lil choker from Ohchoker and that started the ball rolling!
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Anybey, I threw on this adorable lettuce edge sleeve top, a red bandana and my Zara Check/Dorothy memorabilia set and took to the streets of Kent!
Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing this!
Dorothy we love you! But not as much as Toto!
The Aesthetic Lookbook x