Chambray + Floral

This look was inspired by this pin. I think it's more than a little bit of a contradiction that I love nostalgic florals and full skirts but like them contrasted with clean lines and crisp tailoring. It's a little hard to pull off for me right now given my desperate need to shop for new underpinnings (bras, shapewear etc.) and my lack of will/energy to do it ;-). So my crisp isn't as crisp as I would like it to be but I still think there's enough of a contrast in this outfit.

Happy Thursday and thanks for looking.

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  • Deb replied 9 years ago

    What a lovely look! I would never have thought to combine chambray and have styled them beautifully together. Love it. Well done.

  • Alana in Canada replied 9 years ago

    Lovely. I like how the softeness in the colours play well with one another.

  • Alassë replied 9 years ago

    The skirt ends at a very flattering length on your legs!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 9 years ago

    I really, really like this soft romantic skirt on you, Day Vies! And your chambray shirt adds just the right amount of structure to the look. You look beautiful in these softer colors, and the sandals make your legs go on forever.

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    This is so pretty! It's somehow unexpected on you -- I associate you with higher contrast prints and outfits -- but it's absolutely lovely. I think it's partly because you really shine in that chambray blue. You are looking really well! 

  • replied 9 years ago

    I like that you can tuck in the shirt and it looks good, without a belt. I struggle with that on some of my skirts - I would like to tuck in a blouse or shirt but it looks wrong with the skirt. Love the skirt - just my style too!

  • Ingunn replied 9 years ago

    Yet another color that is perfect on you. You are gorgeous in the soft blue, and I love how you've paired it with a floral. This is definitely crisp enough for a new mother :) I don't get how you manage to look so fresh so soon. 

  • lyn* replied 9 years ago

    I am always jealous how wonderful chambray looks on you, and you know I love that floral skirt! I have to be good and stop buying so many florals :p

  • Quietgirl replied 9 years ago

    You look so beautiful! (Great shoes, too!)

  • gardenchick replied 9 years ago

    Great look!
    Super impressed that you are able to pull yourself together at the level with a newborn. At this point I was wearing very baggy...very baggy whatever!

  • Sal replied 9 years ago

    YLF.....lovely blue on you...and those sandals are super leg lengthening and flattering.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    Are you sure you just had a baby??? You are looking fantastic.

    I adore you in all shades of blue DV but you look particularly lovely in chambray.

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    I was really pleased with this combination and it is a little unexpected for me Suz I see this as a bit more rustic and romantic than my usual style. I think it's reflective of my mood which has been meditative, reflective and nostalgic.

    Alana - yes this is a softer look. Honestly this is not the easiest look for me to pull off because there are so many factors to balance, color, structure, proportion, fit etc. I'll be returning to this combination and working to improve upon it.

    Alassë - I thought the same thing too when I picked this skirt up 8 years ago at H&M. Part of me can't believe it's been that long ago.

    Floradora - I struggle with tucking, belting and not tucking. I have a short waist and if I'm not careful I can give the impression that my legs start under my bust :-D Whether I tuck or not depends a lot on fit and where the tail of the shirt hits. Belting is the same. I am a big fan of playing in my closet.

    Ingunn - I don't feel as fresh as I look! I do realize I feel better on the days I make the effort to get dressed. My greatest frustration is the fact it just takes longer to do everything. I love shades of blue in general. I have also realized that I tend to put in more effort to make blue work (if the color is a little off) than say a shade of red or purple. 

    lyn* - you can never have enough florals ;-)

    gardenchick - I can relate to baggy whatever. Those are the days I don't post which is most days. DD has a sixth sense about these things. She wakes up just when I'm about to leave the room.

    Shannon - Thank you!!!! My body remembers that DD was born a month ago even if my image suggests something else :-D! It's nice to be able to ditch the drool-stained lounge wear and focus on myself for the hour or so it takes to put myself together.

  • viva replied 9 years ago

    Wow, you look gorgeous in this outfit! I love it. It's soft and beautiful.

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Beautiful! Motherhood is a pretty radical change to your identity - no wonder you are feeling introspective.

  • Ingunn replied 9 years ago

    I hear you on the everything takes longer-issue. When I had my first, I had a hard time getting ready to be anywhere before 1pm. But when no. 2 came, we were out of the door by 8.30. It will get easier :) And I wore baggy anything, too.

  • Lantana replied 9 years ago

    Chambray+floral hooked me immediately. I like your rendition and I had to smile at your "crisp not as crisp as you would like it to be". Believe me, you look plenty crisp enough for the mum of a newborn.

  • Asingh replied 9 years ago

    DV, I really like this look, it has a retro vibe to it. :)

  • Deborah replied 9 years ago

    Beautiful. You look so gorgeous, it's hard to believe you have just had your little one.

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  • Hil replied 9 years ago

    I cannot believe you only had a baby four weeks ago - you look phenomenal! 

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