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Chambray Shirtdress


A few weeks back I had a reader ask me a question about this particular dress. She wanted to know how she could dress it up for a casual summer wedding. I gave her a few ideas for some cute sandals and a bright clutch and then the next time I was in Old Navy I walked right into it. The dress was even cuter in person and there was a sale going on (as there frequently is) so I grabbed one and ran to the fitting room. I happened to have these skinny jeans on at the time and as I threw the dress on over top (being too lazy to take them off) I actually liked the look of wearing it as more of a tunic…at least for the time being. I’m in no rush to break out my pastey legs and the temps aren’t quite there yet either. Although I certainly am looking forward to the warmer months where I can throw on flats or cute summer wedges with it for a simple but chic outfit!







Details: Old Navy dress / LOFT denim / Stella & Dot necklace (similar) / Shoes (similar option here and here) / Blair Ritchey PAK  / Michael Kors watch


  • Jen says:

    Hello. I am thankful for your post today. It was very helpful for me to see it you rather than the model online. It gave me more confident in wearing it. I have no waist, no chest but have been blessed with hips and thighs. So it is tricky for me to find clothing to look decent.
    I am a soft color palette girl but like to make a pop sometimes.
    You are an inspiration to me!! I look forward to your postings.
    Oh the Kelly green clutch you gave me as idea…just so happens to be my favorite color
    I’m thinking about making the toaster strudels

    • Jen says:

      Sorry about my typing. Typing on an iPad with a 12 month on my lap can be tricky

    • marisa says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, and thank you for bringing this dress to my attention! Such a great piece for any closet. Keep me posted on how your outfit turns out!

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