Chambray Sunday

petite fashion_chambray dress summer casual outfit

Maison Jules popover dress xxs c/o (2 colors)
Soludos espadrilles, Celine nano bag, Theirry Lasry sunglasses

Chambray is one of my favorite fabrics – it has some hardiness like denim and texture like linen, but is softer against the skin. When I saw this combo of chambray and crochet lace (also comes in all white) from Maison Jules’ latest arrivals, I thought it felt playful and unmistakably summer. I paired it with my cross-body bag and platform espadrilles for an afternoon of showing my family around town. I just realized this dress is part of their “mommy & me” line with a coordinating frock for the little girl in your life…gah! Too cute.
macys maison jules denim embroidered summer dress
I’ve had a few finds now from this brand in my regular rotation (like this cotton gingham dress from an earlier post which fit nicely off the rack). This dress is another good quality piece made of 100% cotton with crochet embroidery that goes around the back, convenient side pockets, and petite-friendly proportions.

ice cream shop boston cute summer outfit soludos platforms
The waistline on this is elasticized so it has a little give, and there is a metal half zipper at the upper back for entry. From their latest summer arrivals, I also tried on this flattering navy striped dress which was very fitted on me in size xxs, and this darling scalloped lemon top (roomy fit FYI – I took xxs).

Measurements of this dress in xxs: 15″ across the armpit, 11.5″ stretching up to 15″ across the waist, and 32″ total length.
maison jules chambray embroidered summer dress
extra petite summer fashion_maison jules denim dress

Thank you to Maison Jules for partnering on this post!


37 thoughts on “Chambray Sunday

  • Reply Vera Sawicki May 22, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Beautiful dress.

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Reply Deasy Noel May 22, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    This is such a pretty casual dress – the patterns is lovely and so is the blue and white color scheme. I love that it has a matching set for little girls. I don't have one, but it'd be cute to pair up with my little niece, hehe.

  • Reply affecionada May 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    These are some of your best photos yet, Jean! You look wonderful.

    Jen | affecionada

  • Reply Uyen May 22, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    So pretty Jean! I love the quality of these pictures. What type of camera and lens are you using here?

  • Reply Jean May 22, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you! These were taken with a Canon 6D and 85mm 1.2 lens

  • Reply Avanti Garde May 22, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    What a cute summer look! Love the shoes and sunglasses.


  • Reply Unknown May 22, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Love your blog!! Would you mind sharing some of your favorite spots in Boston? I go there often and would love to try something/go somewhere new:)

  • Reply Diane Hoang May 22, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    This dress is too cute! I love the color of it!

    xx, Diane ||

  • Reply Karen Liang May 22, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Where did you get that off the shoulder dress with ruffels on Saturday

  • Reply Keri H May 23, 2016 at 1:03 am

    I think anything chambray is so perfect for spring/summer. Love the casual, yet chic look of it. Especially this dress!

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

  • Reply Anonymous May 23, 2016 at 2:02 am

    With a white bag, are you worried about wearing darker denim that may transfer color to the bag?

  • Reply Trang Do May 23, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Love your pretty dress! Looks so cute!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Reply Anonymous May 23, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Hi Jean! Love these photos and your dress! You look lovely as usual! I was wondering if you could do a skincare post! You have amazing skin and I would love to know what products you use 🙂

  • Reply fabi Aguilar May 23, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Amazing summer dress!

    Love the light of the pictures 🙂

  • Reply Margarita Maslova May 23, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Beautiful dress! It's amazing for hot summer! Stylish and pretty!

    RitaLifestyle.comInsta: m_margaritka

  • Reply Maria Abad May 23, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Chambray outfits are so simple and easy to style and definitely my go-t- this season. I always travel with my chambray top and shirts for last minute decisions.
    MariaOnPoint | Find me on IG

  • Reply Thi von May 23, 2016 at 7:38 am

    this is a really cute dress 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous May 23, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Hi Jean.. .where did you shoot this post? Butter crunch ice cream is my favorite! I couldn't help but notice it on the list by the window! Haven't found it in years! 🙂 Love chambray and LOVE your blog!! Check it every day! Gwen Kennedy

  • Reply Cheyanne Jordan May 23, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Beautiful dress!

  • Reply Irina Fernandes May 23, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I loved the dress so much!

    XOXO, IF ||

  • Reply Sharan Kaur May 23, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Love your dress! Looks so comfortable yet chic!


  • Reply Cassandra @ AyeMiLady May 23, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Like the comfy, chambray look!

  • Reply Sophie Spiegelberger May 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Love, love, love the dress!
    I post every Monday and Friday, check out my blog if you have time! 🙂

  • Reply Alina Dronova May 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Really like the dress and lemon print top

  • Reply M&M FASHION BITES May 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Cute dress 🙂
    Maria V.

  • Reply Vanessa Ciliberto May 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    such a pretty dress!!


  • Reply Pamela Gonzalez May 23, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    This dress is gorgeous!Love it♥

  • Reply Petite and So What May 24, 2016 at 1:43 am

    This dress is awesome! In love with it! <3
    So bad that I am not living in the US to shop your fav items!
    It's so difficult for me to dress here in France, there are not much petite collections (apart the one from the English brands and Banana Republic that recently openened!)
    Have a nice day, Xxx

    Julie, Petite and So What?

  • Reply FW May 24, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Thanks for sharing this post! You just convinced me to order it and the matching dress for my daughter. I can never pass on opportunities for matching mommy and daughter outfits!

  • Reply Jean May 24, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you! I'm working on a post, but if you follow me on Snapchat (username: extrapetite) I usually snap favorite places that we visit or new places we try!

  • Reply Jean May 24, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Lord & Taylor…I'll have a review up soon

  • Reply Jean May 24, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Yes I avoid wearing it against darker denim, esp ones that come with dyed color warning tags. I wasn't worried for this lighter chambray since it didn't feel like the type of material that would bleed color

  • Reply Jean May 24, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you for the kind words! I'm still in the process of trying several different products that were recommended to me. Thanks for the post suggestion – I'll keep it in mind!

  • Reply Jean May 24, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Gwen! You have sharp eyes : ) This was at Cream & Sugar at Marina Bay in Quincy. Have you tried Christina's? They always have a long list of flavors!

  • Reply Jean May 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    You guys will look so adorable! I hope you both love it : )

  • Reply Petite&amp;Minimal May 25, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Lovely!!! I love the light blue color and it goes so well with your ice-cream. <3

    Annie | Petite&Minimal;

  • Reply Anonymous June 24, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    hi jean! do you have to iron this dress after every wash?

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