Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chambray Saturday.

Outfit details: Shirt and Jeans: J. Crew; Shoes: G.H. Bass; Bag: Vintage; Scarf: J. Crew circa 2004 (I think, it's older)

I had to resist calling this something like cham-brain, although I putting it as the starting line of a post isn't much better.

I have plenty of chambray dresses. In fact, most of them that are have become my favorites, and yet I've really resisted the chambray shirt. I don't know why. I never saw one and thought, yes, I want that! I need it to be in my life! Hanging on racks I never found myself inspired by one, clinging to it in sadness, leaving it behind, united at last in purchase.

But the thing is, lots of people have them and wear them with almost anything. Calivintage, comes to mind. I suspect it might be her that pushed me over the edge into buying one.



I think you can also tell that I was reading Tomboy Style this morning. This is one of those outfits that stumps me. Most of the time my aesthetic is something dreamy, floaty, beribboned or bowed in some way, and then every now and then I feel the need to be bookish and fusty, like old furniture, I need something downright boyish.


Pictures taken by John M.

38 comments:

  1. Your neck tie is so adorable! And I think I have the same shoes as you :)

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  2. This is super cute, from the bow tie down to the loafers.
    I really like the cuffed jeans. One of my favorite looks.

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  3. I love this outfit, especially the bow! Please show us how to tie a proper one!

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the little scarf made bow tie..

    xoxo.

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  5. i love everything about this outfit.
    you look perfect and chic. i need those loafers!!

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  6. I love the boyish styling with this shirt - you are adorable! The perfect cut pants too - it all balances so nicely.

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  7. I can really relate to this particular post. I gravitate toward markedly girly, romantic clothing, but whip together a tomboyish outfit every now and again. I always feel really put-together and stylish in a chambray button-down and rolled-up jeans; I've no idea why!

    Anyway, this style really suits you, and I'm *crazy* about your shoes.

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  8. You worked this look just perfectly. I love you in a bow tie. You're just the most adorable lady.
    XOOX

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  9. i think this tom boy style suits you perfectly!

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  10. Love the bow with the shirt, it makes it unique.

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  11. I love this look. You make tom boy style so damn pretty.

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  12. Well I think you look adorable in ANYTHING. I myself prefer to dress down and a bit boyish for the most part.

    (BEE SQUISHED)

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  13. I lovvvve this outfit. You make tomboy style look so sweet!

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  14. I love how you styled this look. I really want some loafers like those

    Miranda
    www.indcfashion.com

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  15. Somehow I never heard of Tomboy Style before. Now I am totally obsessed!
    I too, was doubtful about the amazing powers of a chambray top. The one I have is not perfect, but I do love it. Now I am on the hunt for the it chambray button up.

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  16. I sometimes get that....where I'll resist a trend for a really really long time and then finally try it out. I think this is quite a cute outfit even though it's unusual for you. I think it was a good buy!

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  17. All-around awesome!

    The bow-tie and those gorgeous shoes! Love love love!

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  18. that bow is the perfect touch for this outfit! i love it!

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  19. I know exactly what you mean about feeling the need to be boyish every now and again, and you pull it off so sweetly!!

    Jess x

    http://pinkindielondon.blogspot.com/

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  20. i am so jealous that your weather allows you to wear a scarf and long sleeves right now. i'm dying out in the desert. dying.

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  21. The little bow is the perfect touch

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  22. I know exactly what you mean. I go through fits and starts with different looks. I'll be loving a rocky, edgy look one month and be really into vintage 1940's the next month. I think you look seriously cool here though. xxx

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  23. I bookmarked this post because that same Saturday I was also wearing chambray and I thought that was super cute!

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  24. Fun outfit. I love the rolled up jeans

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  25. you look so darling in these photos! love the cute lil bow tie:)

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  26. The perfect cut pants too - it all balances so nicely.


    a deal a day

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  27. Your bow tie looks divine! I love the colour of your shirt too!


    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  28. Boyish dressing is a constant win for me, what with having a hectic toddler! I love the scarf as a bow-tie as well, lush.

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  29. Love this look, especially the rolled up jeans with the penny loafers. Sally x

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  30. love the style
    www.thesocialbuyer.com

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  31. Really like the bow with the clothing, it creates it exclusive.

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