Gingham tends to conjure up images of little girls in pastel-colored sundresses and picnics, and no doubt it has a ladylike vibe, but when done right the trend can inject a dose of whimsy into your everyday wardrobe without going over the top. For one thing, we're seeing a lot of black & white gingham, which moves the look into sweet and sexy Brigitte Bardot territory. Or mixing gingham prints and colors gives the print a street-style look. Be careful with ruffles which definitely move the look in a girly, youthful direction, so use carefully and only if you're going for a sugary vibe. And don't dress your mini-me ...Read more.
One of our all-time favorite actresses, Sandra Bullock looks casually cute and pulled together as she heads off on a weekend getaway for the 4th of July. Her airport-chic ensemble is a great example of how accessories can "make" the outfit. In this case, she paired basics in black and white with a standout bright aqua handbag and pewter booties. Mom to Louis whom she adopted in 2010, Sandra hardly looks her 49 years and we can't believe that she'll be 50 this month. Wow, we need in on her secret fountain of youth. ...Read more.