Shimmer + Chambray

When Amber from Real Girl Glam first posted about Inspired Fall Fashion, I knew I had to participate! I used to heavily rely on magazines and designer ads for style inspiration, but nowadays it’s real people that inspire me. Reading other style blogs is my main form of seeking outfit inspiration, especially when I feel like I’m in a funk or a rut. I always keep a little notebook with me to write down all of my outfit ideas as they pop into my head. Then when I’m having a morning where I feel like I have nothing to wear, I get out the notebook. There are some days that I will scour Pinterest for hours and jot down ideas. I actually found my inspiration for this outfit on Pinterest.

I saw this photo and knew I needed to pair sequins with one of my chambray shirts. I love the look of the two paired together. It’s the perfect mix of sparkle and grunge.

I had to add some warmth to the outfit considering it is now in the low 30s in Chicago. BRRR! I was SO cold taking these pictures. (See what I go through for this blog?!) I simply added a black scarf and an extra layer with a long sleeve t-shirt. I experimented with adding a thin tissue-weight turtleneck underneath, but it just felt too stuffy and covered up.


Sequin Top: Express
Chambray Shirt: J.Crew
Black Pants: J.Crew
Boots: Frye
Scarf: Nordstrom
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelets: J.Crew, J.Crew, Bauble Bar (no longer available), Vintage

(Photog: Megan H)

Here’s the link to the official link-up on Real Girl Glam. Go check it out!

PS- How do you like these night-time pictures?! My street just got like 25 new street lights so it’s super bright and relatively easy to take pictures! :)

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  1. 11.18.11
    Erica commented:

    This is the 2nd chambray post I have seen today & I am totally inspired to bust my shirt out & pair it with sequins! Thanks!!!

  2. 11.18.11
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    Oooh I love everything happening in this outfit. I saw your tweet about removing the leopard scarf, but I don’t think that would’ve been too much. My motto “It’s never enough until it’s too much.” Great outfit!!

  3. 11.18.11
    ppfgirl commented:

    Love this idea – will definitely try with my sequin tank & chambray shirt! :)

  4. 11.18.11
    Michelle commented:

    I absolutely love this outfit! I really need this in my closet! :)

  5. 11.18.11

    I saw that on pintrest too and LOVeD it! great re-create! you look great girl

  6. 11.19.11
    Sorcha commented:

    I need to get involved with chambray. Mixing them up with sequins is such a stellar idea and you pull it off marvellously!

  7. 11.28.11

    This is a perfect look for you to re-create! Love the sequins with the chambray. Thanks so much for participating in the link up! :)