Chambray & Denim

Since my wardrobe has had to adapt to my new career and lifestyle during
the past year – transitioning from dressing up five days a week to
wearing whatever I want during the day – I have been trying to invest in
quality basic pieces, such as this chambray shirt.

I picked up the top from Banana Republic Factory Outlet last summer (they still sell it!), and I have been able to wear it several different ways with other items in my closet. I love that it is a lighter shade of blue instead of traditional denim chambray shirts, which makes it easier to pair with dark wash skinnies without it looking like a denim overload. The material also is an airy linen fabric, which makes it light enough for warm spring days but warm enough for our cooler Midwest evenings.

Paired with my favorite espadrille slip-ons, some gold accessories and a neutral cross-body, this outfit makes me feel put together and professional, even if I just plan to work inside on the computer or run errands.


skinnies | Old Navy
belt | American Eagle, similar
espadrilles | Gap Factory Outlet, old
necklace & purse | Forever 21
sunnies & heart bangle | LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s
gold bar bracelet | Elisabeth Ashlie
watch | Fossil
nails | L’Oreal Tangerine Crush

What is your go-to casual, but put-together, spring look? 

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  1. 5.16.14
    MellowYellow said:

    Great outfit! I love the color of the shirt! The photos are amazing! Just found your blog and really love it! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, facebook and bloglovin to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!


  2. 4.22.14

    I can't believe that purse is from Forever 21 either! They had lots of cute ones when I was there, and I think I scored that one for only $13. It's my new favorite. And, I can't say enough how comfy those shoes are.

  3. 4.22.14

    I've been on a real jewelry quick lately – I think if I buy any more my husband is going to intervene.

  4. 4.22.14

    The weather was out-of-control nice the day we shot this look. That purse has quickly become my new favorite – and from Forever 21 of all places.

  5. 4.22.14

    Thanks, girl!

  6. 4.22.14

    Thanks, Maya! I've been on a real L'Oreal nail polish kick lately – they have a great color selection and the formula is great.

  7. 4.22.14
    Maya McDonald said:

    I love the chambray + nail color combo! Looking lovely, lady! xx

  8. 4.21.14
    Biana Perez said:

    I love the color contrast of the dark denim and chambray!! Great look!

  9. 4.21.14

    Looks like some beautiful weather!! That cross body is so cute I love it πŸ™‚

  10. 4.21.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    I am a big fan of chambray. Love your bracelets too, I have seen so much cute jewelry on Elisabeth Ashlie, I need to order some πŸ™‚

  11. 4.21.14
    carly said:

    ahh I really need to invest in a chambray shirt! I love this– especially with the bit of white from your bag (that I of course can't believe is from Forever 21). And I'm thinking I need to get a pair of similar shoes!