This post is sponsored by Express, but all opinions are 100% my own.
Shorts c/o // Top c/o // Sandals c/o // Hat c/o // Bag c/o // Watch c/o
Did everyone have a great Memorial Day weekend? Shane and I spent time in NY for the week and then ventured over to CT for a couple days for a wedding. We had such a nice, relaxing week overall (even with all the hustle and bustle in the city.) On our last day in the city, we had some gorgeous weather. I’m talking about summer shorts weather. Since we were doing a little walking around and touring, I reached for one of my favorite new casual looks from Express.
I’m gonna let y’all in on a little secret. Express was my absolute jam in high school. I spent more money there than at any other store. These were the 90’s y’all. I’m talking about they had the best fitting jeans for school and skirts and tank tops for date night. If you would have told me back then I would be working with Express one day, I would have thought you had lost your mind! Fast forward a couple years to college, and I opened my first credit card ever. That’s right, at Express. I was ready for a more mature wardrobe complete with office appropriate looks for my job and for classes. I’m pretty sure that almost my entire closet consisted of Express.
Well, thank goodness my style has changed a little over the years (goodbye skintight black pants and crop tops.) And so has Express’ style. Express isn’t your old store you used to shop at in high school anymore. They have something for everyone. Looking for casual clothing that is perfect for the mom on the go? They’ve got it. But they also have great new trendy pieces for date night, going out, dressier pieces for events or even classic or more professional pieces for work. Seriously, Express has everything. I even picked up a super cute polo shirt for Shane from Express. I love when I can shop for both of us in one store.
I have been looking for some black denim shorts for a while now. I spotted these shorts online at Express and love the frayed and destructed look of them. They run true to size and are perfect to get you through summer. And since y’all know I have a gingham obsession, I just had to pick up this button back top. It has the cutest little bows on each sleeve and buttons all the way up the back. This Yay Weekend hat I will basically be living in every weekend this summer; how could I not?! And these sandals are definitely the perfect pair for summer. They can be dressed down like I did with this outfit today, or they can be dressed up with pretty lightweight summer dresses.
Make sure you check out the featured bloggers and linkup your favorite prints and patterns for the Trend Spin Linkup below! What are your favorite prints and patterns for summer? Have you shopped at Express lately?
Next week’s Trend Spin Linkup theme is tassels and poms! All bloggers will be able to submit their post links via the inlinkz widget below every Tuesday at 12:00am CST (aka midnight on Monday) with their take on our trend of the week. The linkup runs for 1 week. This allows bloggers to show off their personal style, find new followers and meet some great fashionistas! You will also have the chance to be featured on our blogs the following Tuesday! So grab the button (on my Trend Spin Linkup page) and link up. For all bloggers, we simply ask that you please follow your two hosts and your cohost of the week – myself, The Fashion Canvas and Chic in Academia (the first 3 links in the linkup), and provide a link to the Trend Spin Linkup in your post or add the button here to your blog. Don’t forget to stop by The Fashion Canvas and Chic in Academia to see how they wore the trend today too. See you next week in your favorite summer tassels and poms!
33 thoughts on “Trend Spin Linkup – Prints and Patterns with Express”
this gingham top is so cute and i love the back too! i LOVED Express in the 90s too and have been loving their latest collections too!
cute & little
Super cute top! I love the split back. And those sandals are so adorable, too!
I'm in love with the entire outfit!! Great post!
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What a fun time—I absolutely love NYC because of all of the hustle & bustle!!
And this shirt you're wearing is fabulous—it'll go with everything!
What a fun trip! I'd love to go to NYC one day with my hubby! Love that cute top on you!
I have been loving Express lately! So cute lady.
Straight A Style
I really love the back on your top, so very cute and you look darling!
Sounds like a super fun trip, the taxi background is brilliant!
I laughed out loud about your express comment, it was all the rage in the 90s!!
Love this look, casual and still so chic. Love your top!
I love Express but recently they have really had some amazing things. Their jeans are major awesome! Love you fun casual outfit! Aren't you glad it shorts season? Peace!
What a cute outfit! Love the gingham
That hat is so cute and I love the details on the back of the shirt! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth
absolutely obsessed with the gingham!!
express has been killin it lately with their spring and summer pieces! i'm a huge fan of their store (actually gonna go shop there this afternoon)! i've been loving their gingham items recently! this outfit is too cute!
Loveeee these nyc shots and girl, I gotta check out express! Next time, let's do a shoot together too. 🙂
Love your outfit so much! Have to check Express out next time I go to the mall <3
Such a cute top! I love gingham and the back opening and ribbon tie is just adorable!
This is such a cute top! Definitely need to stop in Express soon!
Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com
Express is one of my favs as well!!! I am so with you in how I've continued shopping there even throughout the different phases of my life and it never disappoints! You look so lovely in this casual summer outfit! Thank you so much for the feature!!!
Trendy & Tidy
Love that top and the fact that it splits in the back!!
Abby | Life in the Fash Lane
I kind of love the idea of brands evolving over the years and being able to still love to shop at the same stores we shopped as teenagers. I had a similar relationship with the Gap, and I still have my gap credit card, it's my favorite one, lol.
Chic on the Cheap
I'm loving anything gingham lately! Love how you styled your top!!
Much love from Napa Valley!
Paulina | Shenska
What a perfect link-up for today since I'm wearing a floral printed dress from Express lol! LOVE your gingham top!!
Love Express! The open back of that top is too cute!
Express has the best summer pieces! Love your top babe!
Such a cute look! I love your gingham top! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com
I love how you said that. Express was your jam hahahaha!!
What a cute shirt?! I really love this casual cool look!
Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com
Love express so much!
love express so much! lots of good things!
I have been a fan of Express since the 90s too. I haven't been there in a few months but I need to go. Your gingham top and studded sandals are both gorgeous!
I host a style linkup every Thursday and would love for you to share your latest posts dear Laura. You have great style. Link is below.
Nothing beats gingham + a yellow taxi cab in NYC! Your trip sounded like so much fun & I love this look!
Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass
I love how these photos turned out, last minute photographer ended up making them amazing!! I am totally going to wear this outfit though, so chic!