The Gingham Dress

April 6, 2018












Dress/Traje: TJ Maxx Bag/Cartera: TJ Maxx (feel in love with it because it reminded me of this Gucci bag!) Shoes/Zapatos: Forever 21 (similar here) Hat/Sombrero: Forever 21 (similar here, love this one!) Sunglasses/Gafas: RayBan Bracelet/Pulsera: Alex and Ani Lipstick/Lápiz labial: c/o CoverGirl Melting Pout Matte Liquid Lipstick in Coral Chronicles

¡Hola! So we actually went to Old San Juan (OSJ) to take photos at Calle Fortaleza where the sky is filled with gorgeous pink kites in honor of Women's International Day but, just our luck, the street was closed for the day (insert face slap emoji here). OSJ still has so much more to offer! We wandered the streets and came across these gorgeously colored homes, perfect for our photo session! We spent some time checking out books in Librería Laberinto, ate dinner at our favorite pizza place, Pirilo Pizza Rustica, and finished with delicious ice cream at Himalaya.  

For days at Old San Juan I love wearing outfits that are nice and fresh because it can get very hot! On that note, it can also be very windy, so dresses/skirts that are too flowy can get swept up and before you know it the world knows what brand of panties you buy. This dress was juuust right. Since I knew we weren't going to be walking around too much, I was more than okay in these low heels. If I knew I was going to be all out touristing in OSJ, I would prefer to wear tenis shoes, even with this same dress. Gingham is a perfect spring/summer pattern and I've left more affordable gingham print options below.

I topped off the look with  this Gucci-inspired bag (a steal for $25 at my local TJ Maxx!) my classic boater hat, my round RayBans, and this perfect coral lipstick from CoverGirl. Come spring/summer, all my coral makeup comes out and this was the perfect addition to my collection. Its ultra lightweight yet pigmented and long lasting. I didn't touch up once, not even after pizza!

What is your favorite lipstick of the moment? Let me know below!

Con amor,
María Eugenia




SHOP MORE GINGHAM

41 comments

  1. I absolutely love this dress, it's just the perfect summer dress x

    franklyflawless.com

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  2. I love this dress. It's perfect. Especially the details. I really like this tiniest hint of your midriff peeking through <3

    E || OH LA LATKES

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    1. I love that too! Although I definitely need a tan! (haha) Thank you!
      x ME

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  3. This dress is beautiful and I absolutely love the photography on your blog!

    Kelly Anne xx
    http://www.anneinthedollhouse.com/

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  4. I love this outfit, all the way from the dress, to the hat, and the shoes. So effortless and chic! My current favorite lipstick has been the Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick from Hourglass!

    www.beingisabella.com

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    1. I haven't tried that lipstick! Will definitely give it a go next time I visit a beauty store! Thank you!
      x ME

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  5. I totally agree with your chose of style.
    Living in Puerto Rico, has always been a constant challenge for me when deciding on an appropriate dress code style due to its seasonal variations, trade winds and a high relative humidity in summer.
    I could see myself as well as many others wearing this style even letting me add a jacket on top to just enjoy the moment letting go unnecessary stress.
    Love the whole outfit idea!

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    1. I feel ya! It would look incredible with a, let's say jean, jacket on top as well! I agree! I'm so glad you enjoyed the look!
      x ME

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  6. Oh I am IN LOVE with this dress Maria! It looks so pretty on you and you styled it so perfectly with this hat. Your braid is super cute as well :)
    xx, Carmen - https://carmitive.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Carmen! I appreciate it! :)
      x ME

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  7. This is the perfect summer dress! I love the your boater straw hat too! My favourite is a L'oreal Color Riche Blakes red lipstick, I dont think they sell it anymore but its the perfect red!! - x

    Lavinya Royes - Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  8. This outfit is sooooo cool! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Anna
    http://atlifestylecrossroads.com

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  9. the dress!! and the shoes! the outfit is so on point!! xx
    www.bonjourchiara.com

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    1. Such a beautiful compliment coming from you! Thank you!
      x ME

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  10. You make gingham dress looks ten times cuter that it is!

    Tam
    www.classictam.com

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    1. Aren't you a sweetheart! Thank you!
      x ME

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  11. Me encanta, me encanta el look. Las fotografías un espectaculo, can't get enough, good job girl!

    https://www.zilmyvazquezblog.com/

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  12. You look amazing in this outfit!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    htpp://mllecoconath.com

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  13. This dress looks so cute!Wonderful pictures:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

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  14. This gingham dress is to die for! Loving all the Spring vibes.
    xx, Eda
    http://luxeandlinen.com/wear-stripes

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  15. Awww, this is a perfect summer outfit hun. That dress is definitely a must-have!

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  16. The gingham dress is so pretty! It's so perfect for spring.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  17. A beautiful look for summer. I love the dress and bag! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  18. That dress looks amazing on you! I love the way it ties at the front, added cuteness!

    www.chausadventure.com

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  19. Un vestido precioso! Tengo que buscar algo parecido para este verano!
    Un besazo preciosa!!
    La ilusión de Nina- http://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com.es/

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  20. Me encanta este estilo de vestidos y el sombrero también :)

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