Gingham shirt: Old Navy; Red shirt/pants/necklace: F21; Leopard shoes: Target
I ended up loving the look of the open button-down; it has the same streamlining and lengthening effect of a long cardi or vest, but with a little less bulk. I also summerized it a little more with some brighter tones and a more casual necklace and loved how it turned out. So thanks, Janssen!
(I spy...a shoe switch. We walked all around the zoo that morning, so the Saltwaters were definitely needed for comfort.)
Oh, and today was fortuitously an animal print link-up at Marionberry Style!