Gingham print has always been a favorite of mine, it conjures up visions of things that make me happy such as picnics or tablecloths in Italian restaurants. I bought this bra top, aka the top half of a bikini, for my summer trip to Tahoe unfortunately it did not arrive in time but then I saw this ruffled, gingham pencil skirt on Shopbop and I knew the two had to meet. I love how the contrasting colors and sizes of the checks work so perfectly together and the white and red piped bouclé blazer from genius designer Veronica Beard was the topper on the cake of one of my favorite outfits of all time (I do have to make a disclaimer about my poofy hair, it was 95 degrees at 8:00 AM with insane humidity when I shot this) I don’t feel as comfortable as I once did about wearing just a bra top as a top especially since putting on my “covid 5” but I’m pushing my fashion boundaries without concern for looking physically perfect while I am doing my best to stay fit while being stuck at home.
I am getting this post up extremely late today as I had to take my beloved pet rat to the vet. We had an unfortunate incident this week where Queen Mushie (named by my child) startled our Boston Terrier Stella while she was on her free range outing and lost a lot of blood and possibly incurred a head injury (it was most likely a kick & not a bite). She is doing much better today and eating again which is great news. At 2 years and 4 months, Queenie is older for a rat so she’s not expected to live much longer but we’re doing all we can to keep her comfortable. Please check out my IG page dedicated to my pets to see pix of The Queen and all the others @blackandwhitecuddles I assure you rats make amazing pets especially for little ones, they’re exceptionally smart and affectionate unlike hamsters, gerbils and other rodents.
Wishing you all a lovely almost last weekend of the summer… xoxo ~Zia
NORMA KAMALI GINGHAM PENCIL SKIRT c/o SHOPBOP || J. CREW GINGHAM BRA TOP || VERONICA BEARD BOUCLÉ BLAZER (SIMILAR HERE)|| ETTIKA SHARK TOOTH CHOKER c/o || HOUSE OF HARLOW 1961 HEELS || CLEOBELLA STRAW BAG VIA SHOPBOP ||
Max Aria Photography
What an amazing skirt Zia! You look amazing on those vintage vibes 😉
Eli – Curly Style
Thanks so much Eli! x ~Zia