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Putting some Gingham into Gingham and Sparkle!

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Off-the-shoulder-top – 

Gingham print – 

Monochrome with a splash of red – 

Matching Mum and daughter look – 

READY FOR SUMMER – √√√√√

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You may have noticed the High Street inundated with lots of off-the-shoulder tops and dresses lately and everyone getting ready to bare their shoulders for summer! And yes – there is no getting away from it, off-the-shoulder is HUGE and here to stay for a while at least so now would probably be a good time to get those shoulders tanned (fake of course!!) and be prepared to show them off! You may have noticed, I’m a fan of the off-the-shoulder look – I just think there is something quite sexy about a woman’s shoulders so if you have them (and we all do!!) why not show them off?

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You may have seen in a recent blog post – see here – I also talked about THE hottest style of the summer and wore a gorgeous pale blue off-the-shoulder piece from Dubai based fashion brand – Tiny-Toots.  Again the top itself is so comfortable to wear and as a busy mum-of-two it’s perfect for a fab summer look (well in Dubai, it’s almost an all-year look given the weather!) #sorrynotsorry.  So imagine my excitement when Tiny-Toots revealed a GINGHAM version AND one for your own’mini-me’!!

‘Queue first in line for these beauties’!!!

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Now I just want to talk first of all about the fact it is GINGHAM!!!  I mean…..it was inevitable Gingham and Sparkle would have one of these tops given my name-sake….it just had to happen ha, ha! Being a black and white gingham top excited me more because as you all know I love monochrome…….so the countless possible outfit-matches were literally exploding out of my brain! Gingham is a huge trend for Spring/Summer 2016 and has become ‘bolder’ with designers such as Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham and Zac Posen all featuring the happening print in their catwalk collections.

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So again, love it or hate it…..gingham is here to stay for a while – don’t worry though, it’s looking so much more grown up and summer-staple-chic rather than school-girl uniform meets Dolly-Parton-country-and-western-chic!

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I think most mums of girls will agree with me, that having a daughter simply personifies the ‘girly-ness’ in all of us and little thoughts of having your own ‘mini-me’ who’s interested in fashion and makeup and similar interests excites us! Well……for me it does anyway!  My daughter Molly had no choice really when she saw me coming with matching gingham off-the-shoulder tops for the both of us! She’s two…..so she doesn’t really get the whole ‘fashion-excites-me’ concept yet…….but I think my excitement which you can see from the pictures made up for it ha, ha!

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Tiny-Toots stock a whole range of off-the-shoulder tops and dresses as well as an extensive range of kids gorgeous threads! The matching mummy and daughter tops are seriously so cute, you will want one in every colour and design.  They can be found in Dubai at Ripe Market every Friday at Zabeel Park and the Ripe Night Market on a Saturday evening in Barsha park as well as other markets around Dubai when held.  The tops and dresses etc can be also made to order in a colour and design you like.  You can find out more details and contact Colette direct who is owner and designer on her Facebook page or Instagram account.  They also deliver worldwide so everyone can have a piece of these gorgeous designs.

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Shop Our Look:

Irene

Gingham off-the-shoulder top: Tiny-Toots – buy here

White ripped jeans: Sportsgirl – buy here (and on sale now!!)

Red lace-up flat shoes: Topshop – buy similar here (and also on sale!!)

Red lace-up block heels – Public Desire – buy similar here

Sunglasses – Quay Australia – buy here

Molly

Gingham off-the-shoulder top: Tiny-Toots – buy here

White jeans: – H&M – buy similar here

Shoes: H&M – buy similar here

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So anyone wanting to channel their inner ‘Daisy Duke’ and re-live their 90’s days……….you will be as happy as a kid at Christmas with the multitude of gingham print everywhere this Spring/Summer.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you!!  Thanks a million for stopping by my corner of the blogosphere and really hope you enjoyed the post.

As always I’ll leave you with some words from the Queen of Gingham herself…….Dolly Parton…….

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Happy Shopping

Irene xoxo

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2 Comments

  • Reply Colette Merrick Richardson

    Excellent post as always ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    March 15, 2016 at 2:09 pm
    • Reply Irene Feeney

      Thank you so much Colette!!!!

      April 15, 2016 at 10:58 pm

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