Denim and Blues

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Chambray top
hand strap clutch
star necklace 
denim chambray top
hand strap clutch
pointed toe black flats


hand strap clutch

I have become totally enamored with button down chambray/denim blouses. It can be 95 degrees outside, and I think to myself, "well I can just roll up the sleeves." For the last year, I have been living with only a single chambray button down, so I decided it was time to find a second! I discovered this top at none other than my trusty Goodwill! It's a size too big, but I don't mind because that way I can tie it without my navel showing like a teenager. < - - - I think I may need a hip replacement after that comment right there.

I love the styling of a casual top with a stretchy black pencil skirt. I can virtually wear this look anywhere. I can wear it to the office (my dress code is more casual), I can wear it on a date with my husband, or I can wear out running errands. This outfit looks very put together, but in reality it's über comfortable!

Did You Know: Chambray is commonly mistaken for denim, and although both are made from cotton, they are different. Chambray can actually be produced in any color (as you know, denim can too), but most of the time Chambray looks like a light wash denim. So, what is the actual difference? It's very simple, it comes down to the weave. Denim is a diagonal weave, while Chambray is a crisscross weave.



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18 comments :

Helen Le Caplain said...

I love good chambray shirt - perfect for throwing over a floral dress or teamed with shorts!

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Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

your chambray looks great! Would've never thought it was a size too big. I've been tempted to wear my button downs too, even with triple digits temps, I just love this look!

dana dimitras said...

Really great look!! :)
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Ashley said...

I recently got a second chambray as well...and I tell myself that all the time, "I'll just roll up the sleeves!"

Victoria Mason said...

Ooh, that is a fantastic look and it makes me want to go out and buy a chambray shirt!

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Cassi Brightforest said...

I love it with the black skirt, I am going to have to try this one

Clare UnderstatedClassics said...

I too am falling in love with chambray all over again. Then again, I haven't found the perfect one! Love yours, and paired with this skirt, you look oh so chic!

Dora said...

The bracelets are so cute! I also love the shoes

Amanda Cobb said...

I'm kind of in love with those shoes!!

Also, I did not know the exact different between chambray and denim, I thought it had to do with weight/thickness - so thanks for that! :)

Elizabeth said...

I did not know the difference between denim and chambray - good to know! Love your outfit, especially those flats!

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Lauren @ Style Elixir said...

Such a darling look! Loving those flats, too.

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Happiness Winner said...

I love pairing loose shirts with more fitting skirts. Love the look! And those flats are beautiful.

- Sukhi
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Chelsea Oliver said...

Love this look! It really is so versatile! And I'm obsessing over your clutch.

-Chelsea
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TheTinyHeart said...

Love how you styled the chambray with the black mini! I have sadly had to retire my chambray shirt for a while...it's just been too hot out. Thanks for linking up :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Agnes Mayer said...

Great outfit. Love the layering of the jean shirt over the dress.

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Tiffany Opp said...

Love the look! Yours is the second hand strap clutch I have seen today. I think I may need one for myself. Great find!
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Rhea D said...

Never knew the difference with chambray and denim! Thanks for sharing!