Outfit: Denim on Denim

June 11, 2012

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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  • http://www.thestylishhousewife.com/ the stylish housewife

    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

  • Grace Atwood

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

  • http://twitter.com/PPFGirl PennyPincherFashion

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

  • Sarah

    LOVE the high bun! you look so cute!

  • http://twitter.com/MayMayLew Aimée (not Amy)

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

  • http://twitter.com/MeganFrugalista Megan Zietz

    love that necklace with the denim!

    xo The Frugalista Diaries

  • http://www.smartnsnazzy.com/ Lia

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

  • RealGirlGlam

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

  • AnnGMorrone
  • http://queenofla.blogspot.in/ Jordan - Queen of LA

    i wish my hair looked that cute in a bun! 

  • http://fashionbyalicia.blogspot.com Fashion By Alicia

    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!

  • Jamie

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

  • http://www.thirtysomethingfashion.com/ Carly

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

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

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

  • http://littleblacksweats.com/ littleblacksweats.com

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

  • AdventuresinDressmaking

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

  • Telewomyn

    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

  • http://www.riamichelle.com Ria Michelle

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

  • http://www.pennychic.com/ Brittnie

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

  • http://www.socialatte.blogspot.co.uk/ Yelena

    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!

  • http://twitter.com/BonBonRoseGirls Kristin & Megan

    Seriously want those espadrilles!

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  • http://twitter.com/abigailc Bianca Castro

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

    Visiting from the blog hop. If you have a sec, I would love to hear your thoughts on my latest: http://fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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  • sarah

    you look simply superb!!

    i love it!!


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