Look at me!
I look sooooo “street style” in this photo – I might even pass off as a real fashion blogger! Take note of the urban background, the cropped-off face, and the contained, nonchalant pose ;)
I admit, it’s not quite me.
Ah this is a bit more familiar: me, back at home, being goofy in front of my studio mirror haha!
Anyway, I bought this L’America gingham dress from David Jones a few weeks ago. L’America is the cool, street wear, sister brand of cult Aussie label, Ellery.
The dress was on clearance sale and had a further 25% off the original 50% off. Or something like that. I think I ended up paying $35 for it? It was originally $150. I can’t seem to find a link to it online, I’m guessing that it was from their last season’s collection. (Oh here it is. But it’s out of stock.)
I stood in the changing room, wearing the dress, thinking: Why is this size 6 on clearance sale? What is wrong with it? There must be something very odd about it, which is why they can’t sell it.
But I absolutely loved it! It was so cool and so cute! Summer style (tick!), off-shoulder (tick!), black and white (tick!), flippy skirt (tick!), short and mini length that’s good for me (tick!). For $35, I couldn’t really go wrong.
Now that I think about it… I have quite a few clothing items with checked patterns. And I’m surprised by how timeless they are. I mean, I have been wearing my checked shirts (red+black shirt and white+black shirt) for years. That must be a good sign.
I put together a whole heap of checked love for you to browse. Hope you find something you like!