Blue gingham and cherry blossoms

Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a blue gingham dress from Shein with a wide brimmed straw hat. She’s standing under a cherry tree in full bloom.

Wearing ✶ Gingham ruffle dress c/o Shein (Similar here) ✶ Wide brim straw hatRaffia bag c/o SheinMenorcan sandals

Although we took these photos a while ago, it’s taken me a hot minute to finally get around to posting them! We spent the past week moving to a new hosting provider after a particularly trying time with our original one – who knew that self hosting could be such a pain?! I’m just grateful that my developer is in-house and on call 24/7 since he happens to be my husband!

Moving on from website woes, these photos are making me so nostalgic for the sunny, blossom laden part of summer which seems to be all but over now. Gingham and cherry blossoms are simply the perfect duo, aren’t they? I can’t think of any other print or fabric that immediately evokes summer. This blue gingham dress was gifted to me by Shein and hits all the right spots when it comes to the details. I love the flared sleeves and skirt, and the wide sash belt is the sweetest vintage touch. I’m wearing the 3X (UK 22) here, which is super roomy even on my pregnancy bod. I’d definitely recommend sticking to your usual size or checking the actual dress measurements if you’re shopping for similar styles on Shein.

Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a Shein blue gingham dress with a wide brimmed straw hat and a raffia bag. She’s standing under a cherry tree laden with blossoms. Her bag is filled with purple flowers.

A classic summer outfit could never be complete without some straw accessories, so I obviously had to break out my favourite hat of the season for this look! It was sold out for a while but it’s back in stock again now, so if you’ve been looking for a super wide brim boater at a not eyewatering price, you can shop it here!

My raffia bag was also gifted by Shein and I’ve been getting a lot of wear out of it this summer. I just adore the fact that raffia and straw are everywhere right now, summer dressing always feels so incomplete without natural materials like these!

What is your favourite part of this season? While I miss seeing all the flowers everywhere, I’m still holding out for some scorching days in June before babby arrives! Next stop: the beach!

Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a Shein blue gingham dress with a wide brimmed straw hat and a woven raffia bag. She’s standing under a cherry tree in full bloom. her bag is filled with purple flowers.
Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy photographed under a cherry tree in full bloom. She’s wearing a blue gingham dress from Shein and a wide brimmed straw hat.
Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a blue gingham dress from shein with red menorcan sandals. Only her legs are visible in this shot. She’s standing on a grassy verge strewn with cherry blossom petals. There’s a raffia bag filled with purple flowers on the grass next to her.
Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a blue gingham dress from Shein with a wide brimme dstraw hat and woven raffia bag. The bag is filled with purple flowers. She’s standing under a cherry tree in full bloom holding the brim of her hat.
An image of a wide brim straw hat hanging from a branch of a cherry tree laden with blososms. Photographed by blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy.

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Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a Shein blue gingham dress with a wide brimmed straw hat and rasffia bag. She’s standing under a cherry tree with blossoms and holding the skirt of her dress.
An image of a woven raffia bag filled with purple flowers photographed by blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy. The bag is hanging from a branch of a cherry tree laden with white cherry blossoms.

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