This past week has been absolutely beautiful! We are in full-on spring weather here in Iowa. We thought we’d celebrate the end of winter with the springiest of spring fabrics: Gingham! Gingham has been popping up in all sorts of places, from darling swimsuits to dresses to even sunglasses!
1. Perfect for hosting a spring fling party!
Picnic Hostess Dress :: Modcloth
2. No such thing as too many sunglasses!
Cat Eye Sunglasses :: Opening Ceremony
3. Red gingham is so adorable. And this cute knotted crop is great.
Red Gingham Crop Top :: TheBraidedBandit via Etsy
4. These would be cute for a day date.
Paris Hilton Amina Green Platforms :: Heels.com
5. Never too early to start bathing suit shopping.
Pool Party Picnic Swimsuit :: Modcloth
6. These drapey, light shorts go with everything.
MINKPINK Gingham Shorts :: Urban Outfitters
Who loves the fair??? I do, I do!! It’s a beautiful time of the year to embrace all things Iowa: agriculture, crafts, fried food and short shorts (ok, maybe that’s not all Iowa specific, but it’s all fantastic nonetheless.) John and I always make a beeline for the fried veggie stand- it’s our absolute favorite! Fried pickles are never better than from this veggie stand, not to mention fried mushrooms, cauliflower and cheese curds. Cheese is a vegetable, right? We also picked up some gigantic tenderloins along the way and proceeded to stuff our faces full of food. It was amazing!!
Other highlights included John’s personalized screen printed unicorn t-shirt (another fair tradition of ours), me coaching Marlena through our ski lift ride, admiring all the super cute goats, and the matching, engraved unicorn necklaces John and I treated ourselves too. Unfortunately I was too stuffed to indulge in a deep fried cupcake (so sad!) but there’s always next year, right?
I love to go to the fair in style and pulled out my own favorite pair of short shorts for the occasion. A great thing about the Iowa State Fair: you can pretty much get away with wearing anything. Nothing says country to me better than gingham print and ruffles and wouldn’t you know, I just happened to have that perfect combo! Also spending a day at the fair calls for the purrrrfect pair of walking shoes, so I pulled out my trusty Worishofer’s, which never do me wrong. And finally, topping everything off with animal accessories, I think I fit in beautifully!
Outfit details: top :: thrifted | shorts :: Urban Outfitters | shoes :: Worishofer, zappos.com| belt :: H&M | earrings :: gift | ring :: I-35 truck stop| purse :: Urban Outfitters