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Outfit: Denim on Denim

This outfit totally depicts how I’ve been feeling lately (blue! check out the vent sesh this week for details) and is an ode to a color that has been among my favorite since I was eight years old. Man, I loved my blue. Blue and stripes and the 12-year old version of this chick was a happy girl. Now that I found my chambray shirt at the J. Crew outlet I’ve been dying to wear it all the time. I wore it a few weeks ago with pink denim (a brief glimpse here) and here it is, denim on denim style, for super casual. Funny how denim on denim was such a “no” just a year or two ago and now it’s a major “yes” (just go for color contrast when doing so).

What I love about this outfit is think about how easily this outfit changes with shoes (and perhaps a tote to a clutch, too). And, this is a glimpse at my “ballerina bun.” In reality it’s my lazy ‘do that happens about three times per week until I find a minute to blow dry my hair. As long as I keep it slicked back (I use Garnier hairspray) I’m in good shape.

 

chambray button down: j. crew factory (may 2011) // jeans: forever 21 (may 2011; just $10!! similar, same price) // necklace: j. crew bubble via ebay (details here) // flats: soludos (may 2011; obsessed!) / bracelet: baublebar / nail polish: light blue is essie and darker blue is zoya (stay tuned for colors!)

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    Bianca Castro
    June 23, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Big fan of blue too! I must say your chambray top is gorgeous with that necklace. And I adore your nail polish <3

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    Kristin & Megan
    June 18, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    Seriously want those espadrilles!

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    Yelena
    June 13, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    I have recently realised the beauty of double denim (different shades of course or one ends up looking like they are in 3rd grade again…although those were the good old days :)) I  did a post about it myself. http://www.socialatte.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/do-you-double-denim.html
    There’s just something so comfortable about the combo and my GAP denim shirt is one of my favourite things to throw on that really makes an outfit.
    I am also loving your necklace! Such a fab statement piece. I wish we had J Crew here in the UK. I miss it!

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    Brittnie
    June 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Love the denim on denim!! And the statement necklace completes the outfit!!

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    Ria Michelle
    June 12, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Love your topknot. It’s totally my lazy do too! 

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    Telewomyn
    June 11, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    You are always so together, blue is for sure your color.  Your eyes just pop with your beautiful bun.  You are always a show to us gals every Monday.  Thank you,  Mom

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    AdventuresinDressmaking
    June 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Cute, I love denim on denim! I totally almost bought that necklace on eBay, still might…

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    littleblacksweats.com
    June 11, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    You DO have that necklace in every color, don’t you!  Looks FAB as always!!

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    Tara
    June 11, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Your shoes are adorable, and I’m dying over that pale pink bubble necklace!

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    Carly
    June 11, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    everything is fabulous..love denim on denim..that necklace is the perfect compliment and those casual shoes are KILLER!  Perfect for spring/summer.
    C

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    Jamie
    June 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    I absolutely LOVE this outfit. That necklace is to die for!!! Here is a hug to make you feel better!

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    Fashion By Alicia
    June 11, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    You look gorgeous in blue!  I love that top with those shoes and the pop of pink!  So sorry that you have been blue!  Thinking of you!

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    Jordan - Queen of LA
    June 11, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    i wish my hair looked that cute in a bun! 

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    AnnGMorrone
    June 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

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    RealGirlGlam
    June 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Love all of the blue! Such a cute look. The shoes are adorable!

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    Lia
    June 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Love the light / dark denim contrast, it really allows that necklace to POP!  Great look, Alyson!
    xx
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

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    Megan Zietz
    June 11, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    love that necklace with the denim!

    xo The Frugalista Diaries

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    Aimée (not Amy)
    June 11, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    As blue as this is, it’s so NOT drab at all! Well done. I love the pink necklace addition, too. 

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    Sarah
    June 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    LOVE the high bun! you look so cute!

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    PennyPincherFashion
    June 11, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    OMG – you are so cute with your top knot!  Love the denim on denim and your fabulous bubble necklace…adorable!

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    Grace Atwood
    June 11, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Love the bun!  You look adorable!  Hope you are feeling less blue, soon.  xox

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    the stylish housewife
    June 11, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    LOVE the bun…and those are such cute shoes!!! i’ve only worn denim on denim once and i also wore my bubble necklace…it is a perfect accessory to break up the denim #greatminds! you look great!

     xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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