As most people are trying to enjoy their last few days of warm summer rays, here in Austin, Texas we are still trying to beat the heat… well… and the summer rainstorms along with the muggy, humid weather. Doesn’t the fickle Texas weather excite you and make you want to visit? No, really, Texas is a great place to visit! I’m not knocking my home state.
Pro Travel Tip: when traveling to Texas, be sure to pack for every kind of weather… no matter the season.
Despite the unpredictable weather, I have a cute top that I’m incredibly excited to share with you! This button down top is one of those cute little thrift store finds that is pure perfection.
Let’s be real, in Austin, summer doesn’t end until October. However, I was casually browsing those late summer finds, when I spotted this lil guy hanging on the rack, and I got actual heart-eyes. With warm weather lingering - for what seems like the rest of my life - I can never pass up a super cute, casual, lightweight top. I adore this green gingham print button down. The green makes my eyes pop, while the fabric is lightweight and breathable. I’m also low key obsessing over the button detail, not only on the front, but all the dainty, beautiful bloom buttons down the back.
I cannot begin to tell you how many compliments I’ve received while wearing this shirt, and I’m not talking about those creepy compliments from guys that are really hinting at something else. I was getting compliments from other girls, you know, the kind of compliment that makes you respond with: Oh my goodness, you are so sweet! Can we be best friends? Basically, I was making new bestie girlfriends left and right while wearing this top.
One thing I love to do with button-down tops, especially when I’m dressing for a more casual look, is tying a cute little knot at the bottom (like how I’ve styled it in a few of my photos). For me, I find that button-downs provide endless style options, ranking them in the top tier of easy, grab-and-go versatile shirts. Maybe next week I’ll just wear this same shirt all week, but style it differently each day. Hahaha! Can you image the look on all my co-workers’ faces when I show up for work 3 or 4 days in on my experiment, and they’re like “ew” (insert the scene of Kate Sanders calling Lizzie McGuire and outfit repeater). All hail The Queen of Versatility! Furthermore, the cute little knot emphasizes my totes adorbs high-waisted skinny jeans, giving my overall outfit a fresh, I’m-not-trying-too-hard-I-promise look.
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Boy shirt in crinkle gingham • J.Crew • $59.50
The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens The Teal Check Essential Icon Shirt • $62
Miss Selfridge Gingham Flute-Sleeve Cotton Button-Down Shirt • Miss Selfridge • $55
nastygal Garden Party Gingham Top • Nasty Gal • $40
Pink Gingham • Draper James • $88
Gingham Bell-Sleeve Shirt • Madewell • Sold Out
Marissa Webb Effy Gingham Blouse • Marissa Webb • $170
Flounced Gingham Top • Talbots • $41.99–47.99
Courier Button-Back Shirt in Gingham Check • Madewell • $69.50
ASOS Petite ASOS PETITE Cold Shoulder Top Seersucker Multi Gingham • Asos • $27
River Island Womens Navy gingham check tie front cropped shirt • River Island • $30
The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens The Pink Check Essential Icon Shirt • $62
Cooperative Cherriane Gingham Bustier Top • $29.99
Lively Open Front Top • $24.99
Beaded Gingham Shell • Talbots • $41.99
River Island Womens Black gingham button down midi skirt • River Island • $24
River Island Womens Black gingham print button down midi dress • River Island • $40
ASOS Petite ASOS PETITE Gingham Smock Dress with Shirring Detail • Asos • $67
ASOS Petite ASOS PETITE Gingham Shift Dress with Bow Details • Asos • $56
Gingham Side-Tie Skirt • Madewell • Sold Out
Women's Frame Le High Skinny Front Split High Waist Jeans • Frame • $225
TOPSHOP 'Joni' Super High Waist Skinny Jeans (Tall) • Topshop • $32.97
Women's Paige Transcend - Margot High Waist Ultra Skinny Jeans • Paige • $215
Women's Paige Hoxton High Waist Crop Ultra Skinny Jeans • Paige • $209
Women's Free People Gummy High Waist Jeans • Free People • $68
Women's Kate Spade New York Here Comes The Sun Drop Earrings • Kate Spade • $38.86–58
Vanessa Mooney The Astrid Knotted Tassel Earrings • Vanessa Mooney • $45
Women's Baublebar 'Pinata' Tassel Earrings • BaubleBar • $36
Women's J.crew Beaded Ball Drop Earrings • J.Crew • $65
Kendra Scott - Harlow Necklace Necklace • Kendra Scott • $136–225
Kendra Scott Carinne Earring in Metallic Gold. • Kendra Scott • $55
Women's Kendra Scott Ellie Oval Stone Stud Earrings • Kendra Scott • $65
Women's Kendra Scott Emelina Wrap Necklace • Kendra Scott • $125
Kendra Scott - Elle Earring Earring • Kendra Scott • $55–65
Women's Kendra Scott 'Carrine' Semiprecious Stone Drop Earrings • Kendra Scott • $55
Women's Kendra Scott Carla Semiprecious Stone Drop Earrings • Kendra Scott • $70–80
Women's Kendra Scott 'Alex' Teardrop Earrings • Kendra Scott • $55
Kendra Scott Yvonne Necklace in Metallic Gold. • Kendra Scott • $85
Women's Kendra Scott Elaina Birthstone Bracelet • Kendra Scott • $50
Women's Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace • Kendra Scott • $50–65
Women's Kendra Scott Lee Small Filigree Drop Earring. • Kendra Scott • $55
Women's Kendra Scott Elisa Filigree Pendant Necklace • Kendra Scott • $55
Women's Nine West Pruce Ankle Strap Sandal • Nine West • $79.95
Women's Sarto By Franco Sarto Gweniver Slide Sandal • $34.47
WORTHINGTON Worthington Beckwith Womens Heeled Sandals • $34.99–55
Women's Rebecca Minkoff 'Christy' Ankle Cuff Sandal • Rebecca Minkoff • $149.95
Women's Frye Miranda Gladiator Platform Sandal • Frye • $160–171
Women's Vince Camuto Fauna Sandal • Vince Camuto • $71.37
Women's Sam Edelman Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal • Sam Edelman • $119.95