BUSINESS CASUAL MUST-HAVE: The Chambray Button-Down

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Remember when chambray was just called denim?

I wore all sorts of denim when I was a kid. One of my favorite outfits was comprised of a light pink floral denim skirt with a light pink denim button-down top, complete with sheer sleeves and skirt-matching cuffs and collar. Let me tell you something about that outfit: it was the height of fashion. I planned to wear it to my 9th birthday party. Sadly, it had to be postponed thanks to a blizzard. Considering the weather, it’s probably a good thing I wasn’t out wearing a denim skirt.

This shirt makes me feel really cool. You probably think denim is kind of casual, but I love that I can pair it with just about anything in my closet and feel put-together. Paired with this pretty, frilly skirt and I am definitely ready for the office. Which is why I’m adding this to my list of business-casual must-haves.

Needless to say, I am thrilled that denim chambray is back in style.

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Shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom Rack
Chambray Button-Down: Old Navy
Skirt: NY & Company
Heels: Payless

Simply Cozy

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I took these photos on a teleworking day late last month. It was dreary and cool and while this yummy chicken noodle soup cooked away in the crock pot, I just wanted to cozy up inside with this sweater and scarf combo.

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Wearing
 Scarf & Sweater: Target
 Jeans: Old Navy
 Boots: Diba via DSW

Booties!

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I feel like I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect booties for-ev-errrrr. Well, my search finally came to a very satisfying end on Friday when I scooped these up at DSW.

Here are some of my favorite booties from around the web. What do you think? Do you see booties in your fashion future?

Booties
Volatile | BCBG Paris | Madden Girl

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Wearing
 Sunglasses: Rayban Wayfarer
 Top: Old Navy
 Belt: Forever21
 Skirt: Thrifted
 Wedges: BCBG via DSW

What are you doing?

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Today while I was taking photos, a landscaper dude stopped and asked me if I was taking pictures. Yup, I replied. He gave me a curious look and asked me what I was taking photos of.  I wish I had the camera pointed at him to capture the look he gave me when I told him I was taking photos of my clothes. For a blog.

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Wearing
Sunglasses: RayBan Wayfarer
Button-Down: Old Navy
Belt: Heritage1981
Handbag: Coach
Shorts: Target
Oxfords: Restricted via DSW

 

Casual Friday

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Happy Friday everyone! I work from home a couple days a week, so I actually get to have more than just casual Fridays. Most of the time those teleworking days are really casual. As in, I don’t get dressed. All day. I actually decided to get dressed today. I couldn’t be bothered to put on even a stitch of makeup, but at least I changed out of my PJs. One step at a time.

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Wearing
 Cardigan: Target
 Necklace: Forever21
 Tank: Old Navy
 Flats: Payless

Casual Look for a Long Weekend

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You know those days when it’s sweltering hot and you want noting more than to lay in front of your air conditioning all day and never go outside, but you have to because the errands aren’t going to run themselves? This was one of those days.

I wore this on one random teleworking day last month. I had to run some errands at lunchtime and had class in the evening, so getting dressed was actually required. This outfit was perfect. My flowy, satin tank kept me cool, my awesome new hat (read: scored it for $11 on Amazon!) kept the sun off my face and my scarf made me feel put-together. Check and mate.

Hope you have a lovely Independence Day and a superb long weekend.

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Wearing
Hat: Roxy Women's Breezy Hat via Amazon
Scarf: Target
Tank: Old Navy
Shorts: Aeropostale
Sandals: Bamboo via GoJane

Combat Casual

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My mom gave me these boots for my birthday back in January and I absolutely adore them. I usually just wear my pants tucked into the boots, but I got a pair of wool socks for walking the dogs in the cold and liked the way they looked peeking out of the tops. These boots are kind of out of my comfort zone, but I’m really happy to have them and I’m excited to see how many different ways I can remix them!

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Wearing
Scarf: TJ Maxx
Jacket: Tulle via TJ Maxx
Jeans: Delias
Boots: Steve Madden via DSW