Gingham and Roses

I was so excited when I heard that Gingham was one of the big trends for this Spring. I already own checked shirts in pink, lavender, blue and orange – but there’s always space in my closet for a little more gingham!

Lou Harvey Rose Print Bag in Alex Sage
Shirt: H&M (similar) / Heels: Old Navy / Clutch: c/o Lou Harvey

I’ve paired my favorite pink gingham shirt with a gorgeous rose print clutch from Lou Harvey. I first learned about Lou Harvey at The Original Petite Soiree hosted by CocoLily Magazine. As soon as I spotted their booth (pictured below) I was transfixed – such vibrant colors and beautiful prints!

Lou Harvey Rose Print

All their products are made of laminated fabrics which are both waterproof AND machine-washable – so their bags VERY kid-friendly. Not only are Lou Harvey products beautiful – they’re also making a difference in the lives of South Africans affected by AIDS and HIV. Lou Harvey’s Durban-based factory provides employment and skill training to grandmothers left to care for their orphaned grandchildren.

Lou Harvey Bag in Alex Sage

Their products can serve multiple purposes – my bag (Alex Sage Large Cosmetic) can be used as a clutch, toiletry bag or to organize items within a larger bag. The whole range is crafted from designer, limited edition fabrics – so if there’s a print you like – stock up on it before it’s gone for good!

Lou Harvey Large Cosmetic Bag in Alex Sage

Lou Harvey have kindly offered to gift a Rose print clutch to one of my Canadian readers. Entering is easy – follow BOTH @ellaprettyblog and @louharveycanada on Instagram, and comment below with your Instagram user name! Contest ends June 26. (PLEASE NOTE – winning clutch will have a rose design but fabric print may be slightly different depending on availability)

UPDATE:  Winner is @Argenplath

And if you’re looking for the perfect birthday or baby shower gift – head over to Lou Harvey and use code ELLAPRETTY for 15% off your purchase! (discount code expires on July 8)

DISCLAIMER: Clutch was gifted to me by Lou Harvey.

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.


Mix & Match Fashion


  1. Heather_S
    June 8, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Ifollow BOTH @ellaprettyblog and @louharveycanada on Instagram, and my IG name is @sibleyh

  2. dianespainting
    June 8, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    I recently discovered your blog and love your style!I would love to win this beautiful rose clutch. My Instagram name in dianespainting and am following you both.

  3. Nic
    June 8, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    Such a lovely clutch! My instagram ID is silverweave. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Jonnie (JB)
    June 8, 2015 / 6:56 pm

    Thanks for the chance! I'm @edmontonjb on instagram.

  5. Jackie
    June 8, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    I love this outfit! Where are your jeans from?

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      June 8, 2015 / 11:21 pm

      They are from Garage clothing (a teen store but their jeans fit my body type)

  6. BlessedTa
    June 8, 2015 / 7:08 pm


  7. Beautygirl 24
    June 8, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    You look beautiful as always! I love pink on you. It really looks great against your warm skintone. And the clutch is so darling.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      June 8, 2015 / 11:22 pm

      Thanks Noelle – I've always loved wearing hot pink clothes – but now I'm a bit obsessed with hot pink lips too LOL!

  8. Christie Geiger
    June 8, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    Cute look! I love pink and gingham! And the rose clutch looks great with it!ChristieThe Closet by

  9. bannll
    June 8, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    Langleybarbara is my Instagram nasme. Thank you.

  10. pinksuzanne
    June 8, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    I followed and my instagram name is suzannegiroux

  11. Dana Nelson
    June 8, 2015 / 11:15 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway! 🌹Dana.Nelson888

  12. Dana Nelson
    June 8, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway! ��Dana.Nelson888

  13. Sandy Trojansek
    June 8, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    Awesome giveaway!! IG: Sassygirlcanada

  14. Kate Style Petite
    June 9, 2015 / 1:44 am

    Love the gingham top! i have a dark navy one that I love and wear all the time!xoxo –

  15. Diane
    June 9, 2015 / 4:02 am

    I love this print (and your pink shirt!). Followed both on IG (@Argenplath) – thanks for a great giveaway.

  16. emilymaiko
    June 9, 2015 / 4:54 am

    I'm loving those vibrant colors and beautiful print. I wish I was a little daring to try some vibrant colors.

  17. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    June 10, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    I LOVE all of your gingham/check options. I need more in my life. ;)Sequins&Stilettos

  18. Susan Liberatore
    June 11, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    @avagracescloset – Mwah!

  19. Michelle C
    June 14, 2015 / 12:45 am

    @teachinfashion! love Lou Harvey!

  20. Mrs C
    June 15, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Gorgeous! You proofed that simple can be gorgeous too! I love the whole mix of prints and colors!

  21. Jenn
    June 15, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    Love it! @vpihoki

  22. Unknown
    June 16, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Thanks so much! :)

  23. Sierra Oblad
    June 16, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Cute outfit! I was happy to hear gingham was a trend this season too! My wardrobe was already well equipped :)SierraSierra Elizabeth

  24. Jeannie Lam
    June 18, 2015 / 12:04 am

    Beautiful clutch!name: @nomnombearinyvrnomnombearinyvr at hotmail dot com

  25. Ang21
    June 24, 2015 / 4:53 am

    gorgeous clutch!! angie421x on ig

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