Listen. This isn’t a fashion blog. (Yet.) I get it. It’s a blog about food and blah blah blah, but hear me out. As a yoga teacher/marketing manager of a yoga studio, I spend most of my hours in sweaty black spandex. The ninja uniform, my roommate calls it. It makes me feel slovenly, like I just woke up on a Sunday to a Say Yes to the Dress marathon on TLC. Only it’s like, a Tuesday afternoon and I’m working. This is my daily existence. So if you will, allow me this (and the occasional forthcoming) fashion moment(s). I’ll bake you some peanut butter blondies. Cool?
Cool. Let’s talk about chambray.
If you’re anything like me, you didn’t know what chambray was without Googling it because chambray is just a code word people use when they don’t want to admit they’re wearing denim on denim, a la THIS:
I LOVE THEM. I love them on men and on women and on more denim. I don’t even care.
Until today (which is November 11, by the way), I only had the one I’ve been stealing out of my roommate’s closet. (How do people get dressed when they live alone?) But after an impulse buy at Target–isn’t every buy impulsive at Target?– I’m now the proud owner of my very own denim shirt.
After a quick first pass through my closet, this is how I would wear it if I had somewhere to wear real clothes:
Work: But only if your office is laid back and cool or you work from coffee shops like I do. If you can’t decide if your office is laid back and cool, ask yourself this: How many of the men in here are wearing pleated khaki pants? If the answer is more than one, your office is not laid back and cool. I’m sorry.
[Target chambray shirt, Banana Republic black & navy skirt, Taryn Rose black pumps, Target chunky necklace]
Lunch with Mom: But only if your mom is laid back and cool. Just kidding. You can wear this with all moms. I have already decided this will be my Thanksgiving outfit because my mom will be like, “THAT’S SO CUTE” and my grandmother will maybe hopefully not tell me I’m starting to look old.
[Target chambray shirt, Marshall's lace shirt, American Eagle black jeggings (you heard me), black stilettos, Target chunky necklace]
Casual Date: If you go on those… I’m thinking like a cute little day date to a farmer’s market or museum or something. Pair shoes accordingly. Don’t be that girl in heels at the pumpkin patch. Do not.
[Target chambray shirt, Marshall's crocheted top, Marshall's big pocket skirt, Seychelle's nude heels, Forever 21 purple necklace, Target sunglasses]
Post-Work Drinks: My work day doesn’t really begin or end. It kind of just… is. But if I had Happy Hour like the 9-to-5ers, I’d be there in this because it’s all like, “Yeah I’ve got a job and I pay my bills but, yes, I know all the words to all the Rihanna songs and I would like another tequila, please.”
[Target chambray shirt, Madewell striped skirt, Forever 21 pink belt, Forever 21 purple necklace, Taryn Rose black pumps]
Uptown: Full disclosure: I’d never actually wear this. I don’t think I can pull it off on the conservative streets of Charlotte. Maybe in Plaza Midwood but only if I had a PBR tallboy in my hand and that’s just never gonna happen. You, however, you hipster in Brooklyn, you will rock the socks off this look at the next show for that band that you knew about before anyone else did.
[Target chambray shirt, Marshall's crocheted tank, Marshall's lace shorts, black stilettos, Target chunky necklace]
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