Now that mild days are officially over, I’m turning to rugged textures for comfort and warmth. I was so happy to re-discover this chambray shirt, now soft from wash & wear. I wore it to death this spring, but once hot summer days rolled around, I got wary of sweat stains (which show up on light chambray loud and clear) and put it aside for fall.
Since the elbow-patched blazer, trousers, and button-up are so “masculine,” I balanced them out with feminine jewels and leopard pumps. This Sparkling Sage jewel bib necklace (also comes in blue) was a random sample sale find a while back, and feels lightweight and a bit cheap – not worth full price, in my opinion. I kept it for the sale price because of the rich jewel tones.
I am so excited to share these affordable chambray finds with you guys. My shirt is a wardrobe favorite, and the styling and layering possibilities are endless. There are many colors of chambray out there, and in my opinion most of them are not “right.” Some are too close to denim, some are too light, and so on. In my ideal world, the perfect chambray is a softly-colored, balanced weave of denim and linen fabric. It should have a casual fit and not be snug. Here are my bargain picks:
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This is probably going to be a pretty good seller on ON.com (unless something is cut very wrong), so get your petite sizing online because once it’s gone, it’s gone! If you can wear regular sizing, ON stores usually have better sales than online so I’d check there first.
Wow – $11.89 and free shipping for what looks like a classically tailored, chambray shirt? I couldn’t believe this deal. I checked out Coldwater Creek’s size chart, and a PXS/4 lists the measurements 33.5B – 26W – 33.5H…so it’s not for extra small petites unless you’re okay with a loose fit. I don’t like the blue version but the Sour Cherry and light black both look pretty good in the photos. I ordered both of those colors to check out. Returns are accepted in stores, plus if they don’t work out for me, I have a feeling Mom might like ’em : )