Sunday, August 21, 2011

spin cycle


After seeing the many ways one can be styled, I searched far and wide (two days and four thrift stores) for the right chambray top.  I found this one in the men's section of a local Goodwill and it fits like I imagined it would; like a classic button-down.  I try to avoid buying into trends and it seems that for over a year now people have been falling over themselves about chambray so for a long time I resisted, but at this point I'm convinced that it's a versatile classic.  Here I am, jumping on the bandwagon.  And liking it.

Speaking of following others, I saw this streetstyle photo a few weeks ago and recently pinned it for reference, and here it is in all its plagiarized glory.  It's definitely an outfit for summer days- simple, bright, casual, not a Monday-to-Friday work look but great for Sundays at the laundromat. 


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19 comments:

Natasha said...

Very cute! This top fits you absolutely perfect.
I have yet to jump on that bandwagon. I love love love the look, but decided that just because I love it on others doesn't mean I will love it on me...so instead I will just admire it on you and all the other ladies who make chambray look lovely!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

Love your version of her look. And I hear you on chambray, I was reluctant and got one from Target that was the right fit and price. Now that I have it I wear it almost weekly but I am still glad I didn't pay an arm and a leg for the trend!

Fashion By Alicia said...

Love your look and who knew a laundry mat would be so good for taking photos.

woreout said...

I love the laundromat backdrop, these photos are great! I got my trusty chambrey top in the men's section of my local Goodwill almost 4 years ago and I've worn it almost weekly ever since. It's so comfortable and such a versatile layering piece, I love it trendy or not. I really enjoy your "copied" outfits as of late. It's fun to see your finished look beside your inspiration!

Frannie Pantz said...

I have worn my chambray top so many times I cannot even count anymore! I love it paired with the yellow skirt. If I had a yellow skirt (or your awesome DIY skills to make one), I would have to plagiarize your plagiarism! Love the cool laundromat photos as well!

Kinsey said...

This is my favorite photo location ever! You look great! I steal looks all the time! Style is meant to be borrowed!

Mimi said...

This is awesome and I love that you got your inspiration from street style. I think tying shirts up at the waist is adorable, except I have no waist...I'm a total rectangle so I never do it even though it such a cute trend.

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Pixie in Pumps said...

this looks so lovely! I like the chambray with that yellow skirt. And while I don't actually own anything chambray I agree it's a classic.

And this photo location? brilliant!

Nikki said...

Love that yellow skirt :) I really want to take outfit pictures at a laudry shop too now, haha ^^ x

Celynne said...

I seriously need to start trying to knot some of my button-downs. I don't own any chambray myself, but I feel like it would wind up making me look like a washed out 70's songstress or something hah.

Salazar said...

I just recently got a chambray shirt too! Maybe I will re-create this look - esp. the knot, which is so cute. And of course the yellow skirt is lovely.

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Shea said...

I love your take on the chambray shirt--this is such a fun look! Not to mention an awesome photo shoot!

Mommyblogger said...

That is seriously one cute outfit!

Fashionable Momma said...

Love the yellow skirt and I love that you made it. I wish I knew how to sew better so I could make cute skirts like these. Maybe one day I will take a class on how to use my sewing machine that just collects dust in the closet.

guildedsecret. said...

you have an UNCANNY ability to rework outfits! this sunny yellow is BRILLIANT on you - love the outfit location :) functional and fun!

with love,
guildedsecret

Slauditory said...

That is super cute and summery. The skirt style is really interesting. Your sewing looks so professional!

Slauditory said...

Also, I am all about xxl men's button-downs from the thrift store. I wear them with leggings!

Stef / Diversions said...

Love the look (yellow/blue awesome!) and the laundromat makes for an amazing backdrop! Such cool geometry with those open portholes and the column in the middle.

Cammila Albertson said...

Hooray for laundromat photos! I LOVE shots in unusual places -- you look so editorial! And not to be harsh, but you clearly look a hundred times more chic and sexy than your inspiration shot. :)