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 top 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 rosé I can get my hands on. 😉 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!) 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. 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 Top (only $48!)
Ripped Denim Jeans
Monogram Tassel Clutch (mine is sold out — similar here, here, & here)
Red Ankle-Strap Heels
White Aviator Sunglasses
Slim Bracelet Watch
Pearl Cuff Bracelet
Front-Back Earrings (just got these!)

red gingham summer outfit

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  1. 8.25.15
    Annie Reeves commented:

    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
    Lindsay Ava commented:

    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 🙂

  4. 8.25.15
    Ann-Louise commented:

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

  5. 8.25.15
    Preeti commented:

    such a cute patriotic look!

    xoxo, Preeti

  6. 8.25.15
    Aubrey commented:

    Love the red look, so cute for summer!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

  7. 8.25.15
    Kim commented:

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

  8. 8.25.15
    Emma commented:

    Love the gingham trend, such a cute top!

  9. 8.25.15
    Liv commented:

    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 commented:

    So cute, Jess!

  12. 8.25.15
    Rebecca commented:

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


  13. 8.25.15
    Yaya commented:

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

  14. 8.25.15
    Lauren commented:

    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 commented:

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

  16. 8.25.15
    Kate commented:

    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 commented:

    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
    Vera Sawicki commented:

    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 🙂

    xo Lacey

  20. 8.25.15

    This top is a-dorable!

  21. 8.26.15
    Bella B commented:

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

  22. 8.26.15
    Prudence Yeo commented:

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


  23. 8.26.15
    Kristie commented:

    Love the off the shoulder top!

  24. 8.26.15
    Liz Adams commented:

    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 commented:

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

    Wishes & Reality

  27. 8.27.15
    Sophia commented:

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

  28. 8.27.15
    Ashley commented:

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

    Sed Bona aka @MushroomStew

  29. 8.27.15
    Emily commented:

    What a fun look! Love the gingham!


  30. 8.29.15
    Dee zobrist commented:

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