Monday, August 12, 2013

Chambray, finally.

Chambray Blouse - J Crew, Skirt - Madewell, Shoes - Banana Republic, Bag - Rebecca Minkoff MAC Mini, Necklace - J Crew, Sunnies - Joe Fresh, Watch - Michael Kors, Bracelet - H&M, Hat - Smart Set

I'm sure every blogger knows these basic rules. Don't take pictures in full sun, and don't take pictures in crazy winds. Well, clearly, I'm new at this because I decided to take pictures in both on Saturday afternoon. My sister and I were on a little mall trip and I figured we might as well snap some pictures while we're at it. So if I look like I'm making a dance move, it's because I was trying to make my clothes not look like they're sticking to me. And if you notice that some pictures are in the shade, it's because my sister and I waited for clouds to pass by. I learned my lesson, that's for sure.

I'm finally part of the Chambray Fan Club! Yay! I haven't owned a chambray blouse until last week - can you believe it? I just never happened to find the perfect one - the more I saw them out in the store, the pickier I became about choosing one. Does that happen to you? A lot of them looked too western to me, then I got picky about buttons (I didn't want snap buttons), then some of them were too dark, too cotton-y, it was never ending. When I saw this J Crew blouse on the website during the sale, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. It's structured, yet casual, the color is perfect, and the buttons are simple and cream colored. I can see myself wearing it dressed up or down.

Happy Monday friends!

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  1. Can't believe that's your first chambray!! Worth the wait, because it's super adorable.

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  2. Welcome to the Chambray club! I have a slight obsession with this type of top - I won't put myself on blast with the actual number in my closet - let's just say I haven't been as picky. Lol! Love the classic style of yours - definitely a great choice. And I love these shots! The light in close up images is beautiful. ;)


  3. I just love that skirt! I can already think of so many ways to wear it!

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  4. You chose a great shirt. I recently got a chambray too but it doesn't fit as well as i thought. I'm starting my search again. Love how well it looks with that skirt.

  5. hey,new follower, I just love this look :)
    hope you like my blog ! andy

  6. I hear you on the high wind - It always ends up super breezy when I'm shooting outfit photos, but I've just learned to work with it.

    Great statement necklace!

  7. Ah yes taking photos in the sunshine is the hardest! As is with the wind (a constant I have to deal with in Wellington). Anyway, you look gorgeous in your chambray blouse, I just love the tone of it x

  8. Gorgeous outfit! I'm loving that skirt.

  9. Gorgeous! Love your style!! And yes we've all had those wind in your face pictures :)

    xo, Jessica

  10. I like your pics - and the outfit. Nice!

  11. I can't believe this is your first chambray shirt! It will quickly become your go to piece. I wear mine probably once a week. Love it with that skirt!


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  13. Woot woot - welcome to the chambray club! I swear, chambray goes with EVERYTHING. You look so cute - I think the pictures turned out well.

  14. Fab outfit and gorgeous necklace!

    Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions.

    Lauren xx

  15. ah you are so adorable and im so happy that i found your blog!
    i think i've been inspired to wear my chambray top today haha

    newest follower <3

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  16. I have that J.Crew top! Love it! Isn't it perfect? So glad that was your first one! Get reading because you might fall in love with more!
    Thanks for linking up!

  17. Gorgeous! Love how all the details come together wonderfully! What a beautiful composition.

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