Ruffled Red Gingham

red gingham top with ruffle and pom poms, navy striped monogram clutch with tassel, ripped jeans

I’m in an endless summer mindset lately, but I can’t say the constantly-changing Chicago weather is in the same boat. One day it’s 90 degree and muggy, the next it’s a chilly 70 degrees. We all know I am absolutely in love with fall, but only after I’ve had a sufficient summer! Considering it didn’t actually feel like summer in Chicago until mid-July, I’m not ready for the breezy temperatures that we’ve had lately. (Four weeks of summer is not nearly enough!)

This off-the-shoulder, ruffled gingham pom-pom top just screams summer, and I absolutely love it. It’s preppy, feminine, and belongs at a picnic. And I obviously mean that in the best way possible. I actually got the topย after the fourth of July or else it would have been perfect for the festive holiday weekend. I don’t know what it is lately, but I can’t stop wearing a mix of red and navy blue. (Evidenced here, here, and here.)

mixed prints - red gingham, navy stripes - cute fourth of july outfit

Beyond clothing, I’ll be trying to soak up every last bit of summer over the next few weeks… Dining alfresco, days by the pool, and every glass of rosรฉ I can get my hands on. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe even a picnic that I can wear this top to!

Of course, if it actually felt like summer, I’d be pairing this top with my pair of white scalloped shorts and my trusty Jacks. I guess there’s always next year…

red and white gingham top off the shoulder pom poms

Believe it or not, this is the first off-the-shoulder top I’ve purchased this season. Obviously, they’ve been all the rage, but I just felt pretty indifferent about them. (It was the ruffle, red gingham, and the poms that sold me with this top!)ย Strapless styles have always been the most unflattering on me, but I like how this top feels kind of like a strapless, but conceals the arm/shoulder area.ย Much more flattering!

FYI: I think this top runs pretty small. I’m wearing a medium!

red and white gingham off the shoulder top with pom poms, ripped jeans, red ankle strap heels, striped clutch

red and white gingham, navy and white stripes

red gingham ruffle off the shoulder top with pom poms

ripped jeans summer outfit

Get the Look…

Gingham Topย (only $48!)
Ripped Denim Jeans
Monogram Tassel Clutchย (mine is sold out —ย similar here, here, & here)
Red Ankle-Strap Heels
White Aviator Sunglasses
Slim Bracelet Watch
Pearl Cuff Bracelet
Front-Back Earringsย (just got these!)

red gingham summer outfit

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  1. 8.25.15

    LOVE this top on you! Crossing my fingers for warm Chicago weather for all of my friends who live there…

  2. 8.25.15

    That’s a gorgeous way to wear gingham. Always nice to see a fresh spin on a classic.

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  3. 8.25.15

    That top is adorable on you! Such cute detailing with the pom poms, and the pattern mix of gingham and stripes looks so good, since you kept it more subtle ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 8.25.15

    Oh this is such a pretty and feminine day time look! You look lovely dear! <3

  5. 8.25.15
    Preeti said:

    such a cute patriotic look!

    xoxo, Preeti

  6. 8.25.15
    Aubrey said:

    Love the red look, so cute for summer!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

  7. 8.25.15
    Kim said:

    This entire outfit is adorable, you look so gorgeous! XO -Kim

  8. 8.25.15
    Emma said:

    Love the gingham trend, such a cute top!

  9. 8.25.15
    Liv said:

    Love the top. So eye-catching.


  10. 8.25.15

    Omg how cute is that top?! Love!

    Her Heartland Soul

  11. 8.25.15
    Meghan said:

    So cute, Jess!

  12. 8.25.15
    Rebecca said:

    I am in love with the gingham!! Such a cute outfit!


  13. 8.25.15
    Yaya said:

    Perfect color combination and I am loving the clutch. I have a thing for #allThingsStripes

  14. 8.25.15
    Lauren said:

    I’ve been seeing off the shoulder tops everywhere lately, but none like this! It’s AMAZING! And the pom poms are just too cute! Also, love it with that striped clutch!


  15. 8.25.15
    Natali said:

    Fantastic shoes and top, you’re looking so cute in this outfit!

  16. 8.25.15
    Kate said:

    This is a perfect summer outfit! I love the navy and red; it’s so classic and preppy. I too am not ready for fall yet.

  17. 8.25.15
    Kristin said:

    Loving this look! My favorite parts are your bag & top! I feel you on the off the shoulder tops, I’ve been feeling the same way about them too. Also I’m jealous that you’re still soaking up summer, school started yesterday so my summer is very over now!

    The Blush Blonde

  18. 8.25.15

    Adorable outfit!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  19. 8.25.15

    LOVE that top on you! And such a gorgeous smile in these pics! Cheers to that endless summer ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo Lacey

  20. 8.25.15

    This top is a-dorable!

  21. 8.26.15
    Bella B said:

    You look adorable in this outfit! I need to buy more red clothing.

  22. 8.26.15
    Prudence Yeo said:

    The pom-pom details along the off-shoulder ruffle are so cute and lovely! Pretty top!


  23. 8.26.15
    Kristie said:

    Love the off the shoulder top!

  24. 8.26.15
    Liz Adams said:

    This is the cutest top ever! Also you look like really pretty.

  25. 8.26.15

    Obsessing over this tip! I haven’t found the right off the shoulder top yet either- but this one has a classic feel to it that I love!

  26. 8.26.15
    Heidi said:

    Such a fun top and I love your jeans! Also really loving the new site design!

    Wishes & Reality

  27. 8.27.15
    Sophia said:

    The top is so lovely! Maybe my next project that I will sew ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the inspiration! xo Sophia

  28. 8.27.15
    Ashley said:

    I couldn’t agree more! Four weeks of summer is most definitely not enough!!

    Sed Bona aka @MushroomStew

  29. 8.27.15
    Emily said:

    What a fun look! Love the gingham!


  30. 8.29.15
    Dee zobrist said:

    Loved seeing your looks. Your mom said you have a clothing line coming out. WAY to go! Wishing you much success.