Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots + Style With a Smile Link Up

Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots

After making her first appearance on the blog back in January Isobel has been keen to make it a regular feature. In my previous post we both wore black lace: a skirt for me and a top for Isobel, but I’ve been promising to get us matching outfits. So when I picked up a gingham dress for her in Sainsbury’s reduced from £11 to £3.60 I knew it’d be a good opportunity to find a similar one for myself. Gingham has been everywhere over the Summer so I was hoping I’d pick one up in the dying days of the sales.

While wearing our matching gingham dresses and boots we added our own little flourishes with accessories.

While there were plenty of gingham options still left in the sales, finding a similar dress in my size was more difficult than I’d anticipated. Luckily I tracked one down at PrettyLittleThing for less than £10. Although it’s shorter than I’d like it works with thick tights, and I could also wear it over jeans. As it’s a loose fit I added a belt to cinch in the waist so it didn’t look shapeless. Isobel copied me with the belt from her school pinafore dress 🙂 The material is quite thin so I plan on wearing a vest underneath when it gets cooler. While wearing our matching gingham dresses and boots we added our own little flourishes with accessories. The headband was mine, but along with several perfumes and a few handbags, it now belongs to Isobel. She’s only eight…goodness knows what she’ll be like when she’s a teenager!

Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots

I felt the black and white outfit needed just a little bit of colour, so I added the red bucket bag. After I put the outfit together I thought the hat would give it a little boho vibe. Sometimes you just need a hat to add balance to an outfit. The deep V of the dress required a necklace, but nothing too busy. I chose my elegant Eternal Collection Akoya pearl and cubic zirconia necklace (first seen here) to mirror the colour scheme. Simple pearl drop earrings and a ribbon and pearl cuff completes the look.

Are you still wearing gingham into the new season or are you putting it away until Spring? It’s link up day so scroll down to add your outfits and see last week’s favourites!

Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots

PrettyLittleThing dress | red bucket bag from Asos | Pied a Terre boots (old) | Eternal Collection Akoya pearl necklace c/o | hat from Debenhams (old) | Joe’s sunglasses | cuff from eBay (old)

Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots

Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots

Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots

Dress from Tu at Sainsbury’s | boots and bag from Matalan (old)

Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots Minnie Mouse bag

Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots


Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots

Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots cat ear beaded headband

crystal and pearl bracelet

Matching Gingham Dresses and Boots

Last week’s favourites were Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge, Johanna of 101 Things I Love and Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish!


This is where I link up!



  1. September 26, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Emma, what a pleasant surprise to see myself featured here this morning! I am so flattered. Thank you so very much! So gingham is totally my jam! And I love how you have styled it for fall. I have had my eye on some cute gingham dresses but kept thinking I should wait until spring to order one. But maybe I have changed my mind now that I see how perfectly you have transitioned the print into fall. Thanks for the inspiration!


  2. September 26, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    This is just so cute! I wish I could get my daughter to join me in a shoot and she’s a grown up! I will keep on at her! Tell lil miss Blogger I think she’s got it all going on xx

  3. September 26, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    How cute is this post, your daughter is adorable and looks great – well you both do.#
    I love this idea, and hope to see Isobel again. x Thanks for the link-up too. Jacqui

  4. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    September 26, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Oh Emma you both look sooo cute. Such an amazing dress and a cute Mini Mouse bag 🙂

  5. September 26, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I love that Isobel wanted to join you!! And is loving the matching you outfits! I have photos of matching outfits with my mom, and they are so heartwarming!!

  6. September 26, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    Interesting accessories and beautiful dress 🙂 congratulations !

  7. September 26, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    You girls are just too cute!

  8. September 26, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    You both look adorable! I love your matching dresses! Too cute!

  9. September 26, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    That is too adorable. Love Mums and daughters matching and you both look gorgeous. You’re so lucky, you can train Isobel to be a bloggers’ helper! x

  10. September 26, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Thank you for the feature Emma! look at your daughter, a natural in front of the camera! Love the ginham and yer little mouse purse is adorable! Great styling on your outfit as i do love this look with the boots and all of your pretty accessories. Love that pearl bracelt!
    have a great week!
    jess xx

  11. September 26, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Totally adorbs!!! Love the polka dot accessories:)

  12. September 26, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Oh, you both look adorable in your matching gingham and boots! I like how you made these dresses work well for fall weather. Such cute photos, too! I typically wear my gingham button up shirts year round – just layered under sweaters and cardigans in the fall and winter.

  13. September 26, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    I love this mommy & me look! So cute! Your blog is beautiful!

  14. September 27, 2017 / 1:59 am

    such cute matching outfits!!!!

  15. September 27, 2017 / 5:05 am

    well i think this is Special day you both looks perfact yours daughter so sweet well i like baby handbag & both of yours boots thank you… 🙂 wp bestwordpressthemes

  16. September 27, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    This is so cute! I love mom and daughter matching outfits. My daughter is 8 and would love this outfit, especially the headband!


  17. September 28, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    So cute this gingham dress!
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  18. September 29, 2017 / 1:16 am

    You both look so cute! I love the matching Gingham outfits and black boots that you’ve selected. They are so perfect for fall, and the dress looks very flattering on you.
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree

  19. September 29, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Your daughter is a natural. I love the idea of matching outfits! Thanks for linking-up with us.

  20. October 1, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You look great in this gingham dress!

  21. October 6, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    What an adorable twosome! I will never tire of gingham but it looks particularly fresh the way you both styled it. After reading this creative post and seeing these lovely image, I find I am in need of a cat ear headband. Just smashing!

  22. January 7, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    Really love reading this article about the gingham dress and boots.
    Are you going to be posting more about this ? I would love to read more blogs from you.



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