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Monday, May 21, 2018

Royal Wedding Inspired: Polka Dots & Gingham

No, I did not wake up at 4 a.m. to watch the Royal Wedding. Sleep is too precious. But I did catch the coverage on both TV and Instagram later in the day. Although I wasn't a big fan of her dress, I did enjoy the veil, the simple makeup, and I loved her reception dress. Also, I liked the overall vibe of the wedding: Prince Charles walking her down the aisle; the children holding the back of her gown; and that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had that amazing choir. It was cool, too, that she had people like Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra in attendance.

So I had already planned this polka dot and gingham look for weeks, but after waking up to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, I felt like I needed to add something to the look: this fascinator. I actually bought this for a 1920s themed party a few months back, but thought it would fit here. You can't have a royal wedding inspired look without a hat! P.s., Amal Clooney and Lady Kitty Spence had the best fascinator hats that day. Am I right?

OK, back to the look. The first thing that attracted me to this dress was the asymmetrical neckline. It did me in! I mean, how could you not love that. And polka dots are great. We all know that. But I had to ask myself -- would polka dots still be great if paired with gingham? Yes. The answer was, is and will always be yes.

These Lola Shoetique block heel sandals that you might remember from here are so perfect for summer that I just had to find a way to include them on the blog. And then I had these trendy cat eye sunglasses just dying to get worn. But one of my favorite accessories in this entire look are the earrings, actually. They're clip-on and they're fabulous!

On Saturday, the hubs and I attended Maker Faire, which touts itself as a festival of invention and creativity -- part science fair, part county fair. It's a great event to attend if you're into tinkering, DIY crafting and robots galore. Later that night we went and watched Deadpool 2 and thought it was pretty fun. What did you think? And no. I definitely did not wear this polka dot and gingham ensemble to Maker Faire. This look is way more high tea than steampunk.

Oh, and if you're unsure of this polka dot look as a dress, you should know that it comes in a top version, too!
On the Muse: | Shein foldover knot asymmetrical polka dot dress (similar) | Urban Outfitters wild child cat-eye sunglasses | Tassel chandelier clip-on earrings (pierced version) | Gingham headband | Gingham slide block heel sandals c/o Lola Shoetique (similar) | Similar fascinator hat |
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29 comments

  1. This would be totally perfect for a guest dress to the Royal Wedding, you look stunning!


    xo
    Pinksole

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  2. Lovin the polka dot dress, Cheryl:) Also love the addition of the fascinator. And thank you for saying that about her dress! I thought I was the only one who didn't love it. Kate's wedding dress was more my cup of tea. I did like the Stella McCartney dress as well she wore at the reception though.

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  3. That fascinator is totes fabulous and it makes such a chic style statement with that dress!

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  4. Those polka dots are so much fun! And I love that fascinator!
    xo Jessica
    www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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  5. You should have been invited to the wedding. Love the dress. Love how you styled it. I did catch the pictures on instagram but I couldn't care less about the Royal anything.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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  6. I love the pattern mixing! This polka dot dress is gorgeous on you!

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  7. Amax Look! I love the mix of polka dots and gingham. As for the Royal Wedding I watched it later on YouTube and have the same opinions as yours! Beautiful wedding! Loved the preacher and choir. And I really love how in love the royal couple appeared to be.

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  8. I love the polka-dot and gingham outfit on you! I also love how the purse goes with the outfit and is totally color-coordinated with the outfit. :)

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  9. In love with this dress and that head piece it is just royal! You are indeed ready for a special event. I did watch the wedding pretty awesome event.

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  10. I am so obsessed with this look! Such a great post you look gorgeous. I love how you coordinated the polka dot shoes and dress.

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  11. Love this look and the headpiece is beautiful. It really pulls the entire look together!

    xx
    Lauren

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  12. I enjoyed the vibes of the royal Wedding too and agree that Amal Clooney’s Fascinator was one of the best. I also loved Serena’s and Oprah’s look too but Amal’s whole look was the winner for the day in my opinion.

    I love your mixed print pairing of polka dots and gingham prints and actually swooned over that Gingham Sandals when I saw it on Insta. Happy Monday 😃

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  13. You would have been certainly photographed and made the top 10 best dressed Cheryl.
    This is such a classic yet modern royal look !

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  14. I love the mix of patterns - and I totally agree on your opinions of the royal wedding!

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  15. I love this look! The fascinator is the perfect accessory :)

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  16. How cute are you?? I am in love with those cute polka dots!

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  17. You're seriously working this pattern mixing! I love the polka dots AND the gingham. Gorgeous, girlfriend!

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  18. This dress looks so cute and comfy!
    Xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    www.TheHouseOfSequins.com

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  19. I love this dress on you and the outfit is perfect for a wedding. I did not like her wedding dress and did not watch the wedding.

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  20. Such a chic dress you got there dear! Love how you styled it with gingham sandals, really completes the whole B&W look!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  21. You should have been invited to the royal wedding! You'd fit right in, in this wonderful outfit!

    Megan | www.pipmegan.com

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  22. You look stunning in polka dots babe
    Love the total look

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  23. I love this look! Polka dots are super cute and an ideal royal wedding theme look x

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  24. Sleep is too precious .. I second that!! You look so fab though and would definitely have been one of the best dressed if you were attending!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  25. How gorgeous are you!! I love the whole look! xo

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  26. I LOVE this! This fascinator is AWESOME!!! And the polka dots are on point. OK - full disclosure: I feel Givenchy could have done a better job with Meghan Markle's dress. It seemed ill-fitting and too big for her. It was a tad boring too. Sigh. She was completely resplendent in her reception dress though. WOW!

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  27. You would've slayed in this at the royal wedding!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  28. This look is adorable!! And I'm with you - I was not a fan of her dress at all but Harry was looking handsome as always!

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