Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Chambray & Lace

...Or in my case, tweed and an oxford. But it has the same look/you get the idea!

I saw this ad for Ann Taylor Loft and really loved the whole ensemble. I love laying a bold, statement necklace over a button down top. It's a sort of preppy/girly vibe that I'm really into these days. Also, in my opinion, the structure of the blouse (pockets, scrunches sleeves, collar) paired with the simplicity of the skirt (simple a-line shape) creates a really pretty silhouette for more curvy women-- and I happen to be one. That works out nicely for me!

One of these days I'll pick up a lace pencil skirt, but until then, this gorgeous multicolor tweed skirt from J. Crew factory store is a great alternative! I don't own a chambray top, so instead I rolled up the sleeves of a blue Polo oxford. This necklace I'm wearing is one of my favorites! I picked it up from J.Crew (shocker) a few years ago when I was in college. It ties as a ribbon in the back-- beautiful detail when I wear simple tops/tanks/dresses where my neck is visible. Lastly, I wore nude heels to match the Loft ad and to finish the look.

I also modified the look for when you leave the office and it's a bit colder outside
by swapping out heels for boots, and layering on a puffy vest for warmth :)

Is this an outfit you would recreate with your own wardrobe? I'd love to see pics if you do! I'll feature them on my blog if you send them to me :)

Make it your own:
Skirt: J. Crew Factory (Similar) orig. $89.50 (I picked up on sale!)
Boots: Civico 10 from DSW (Similar)
Shirt: Ralph Lauren Polo (I got mine from the outlet, but this one's similar)
Vest: J. Crew (Similar) 
Necklace: J. Crew
Bracelet: Handmade piece from local craft fair


  1. I love the necklace i remember the day you bought it!

  2. I have that J.Crew skirt, and I love the way(s) you styled it. I usually wear mine with a black or dark teal-ish top, so I'll have to try it with my light blue Oxford. Super cute.

  3. Loreal-- Yes one of my fave necklaces!

    Jen-- isn't it such a great skirt?! I think a dark teal top would be so pretty with this skirt. Good choice!