Frilling Ways to Chambray: Super Casual

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Hi all! It’s moving week for us, so things are really crazy right now! There isn’t a lot of time for posting, but there is plenty of time for some super casual looks with my chambray top.

I love mixing different textures and patterns.

I’ve been on a Clark’s kick since the summer when I got these and these.

How do you casually wear your chambray? If you don’t have one are you convinced yet?

chambray top: J. Crew / linen tee: Madewell (similar) / lace shorts: Langford Market / wedges: Clark’s / ring: Circle & Square (similar)

 

April 4, 2013 9:01 AM | Comments | Categories: Outfit posts | Tags: , , , , ,

Frilling Ways to Chambray: In Lieu of a Jacket

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Besides the recent (and hopefully last) cold snap we’ve just experienced, Spring has really sprung here in Austin, and I’ve been getting plenty of use out of my favorite knit dresses as a result.

It’s probably no surprise to you that denim is really popular lately. Besides my chambray top, I’ve recently acquired this denim vest, and I am so excited to style it with dresses, shorts, etc. Still, as the weeks have gone by, I’ve started to realize how much a cropped denim jacket would do wonders in my closet. I have styled the one we have at J. Crew in so many fun ways for clients (try pencil skirts, woven and silk dresses, maxi skirts and dresses), and now I find myself wishing I had one for similar items of mine.

Fran found a great one at H&M not too long ago, but I’m still hunting for the perfect one. Do I want a white or colored one? How dark should the denim be? How fitted and cropped? Until I’ve found the one I’m totally FRILLED by, I’ve been using my chambray in lieu of a jacket or cardigan. Here, I’ve paired it with this super fun knit dress.

I added a pop of yellow with my shoes, bag and nails for some FRILLS.

It was a no makeup/dirty hair kind of day, and I purposely kept the jewelry minimal. I wanted to be super simple and laid-back.

chambray: J. Crew / dress: urban outfitters / shoes: J. Crew / bag: target (old) 

March 27, 2013 8:34 AM | Comments | Categories: Fashion, Outfit posts | Tags: , , , , ,

Frilling Ways to Chambray: Sophisticated Chambray

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Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! Today I’m starting an ongoing series on the many ways to style a chambray. I’ve had mine since September, and since then I’ve found that I wear it AT LEAST once a week. I’m starting to feel like a pro when it comes to getting various looks out of it (see here and here), so I thought it would be fun to document the chambray top’s endless functionality and versatility as a basic closet staple.

Today’s look is pretty simple. I’ve left the chambray untucked and am letting the details do the talking.

Layered bracelets, but not too many. I wanted to keep things simple and classic:

A rolled sleeve over a coral colored cardigan:

Buttoned all the way up to accentuate the deliciously gaudy, layered necklaces as well as to emphasize  the preppy vibe:

Gold heels + Animal print = sophisticated statement piece:

I’m excited to show you some other fun ways I style my chambray in the coming weeks. If you have a chambray top, what are some of your favorite ways to wear it?

gold cuff: Madewell / mint cuff: H&M / Everything else: J Crew (Chambray / Cardigan / Pants / Flats

March 5, 2013 9:00 AM | Comments | Categories: Fashion, Outfit posts | Tags: ,

I Dream in Polka Dot

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Happy Friday everyone! Today I am thinking about polka dots. They just can’t get any more popular can they? Big polka dots, small polka dots, colored polka dots, polka dots of different fabrics. Polka dots are everywhere! And now that I think about it, I have a little bit of a polka dot obsession. In fact, I’ll prove it to you. Later today, I will instagram a photo of some of my favorite polka dot pieces. You just wait and see. It’ll make sense that I dream in polka dot.

Ever since I began styling at J Crew, my own style has been evolving like crazy! I am in the midst of style inspiration constantly, and it has given me the opportunity to grow and be creative with my personal sense of fashion. I love getting to play with different patterns and textures. No matter how crazy, it’s never too crazy to wear to work!

Here I am layering polka dots using my dress and tights (both from Madewell), and then I am toning it all down with an unbuttoned chambray. I didn’t want to feel too dressed up, and the added chambray top was the perfect addition for a casual, day-time look. Finally, I added my favorite long necklace as of late (it reminds me of an everlasting gobstopper, and I kind of want to eat it).

Do you have some favorite polka-dot pieces? Email us: youfrillme (at) gmail (dot) com, and we may post your favorite piece on the blog!

chambray: J Crew / necklace: J Crew / dress: Madewell / tights: Madewell / shoes: Clark’s Indigo / Lips: Russian Red by MAC

January 18, 2013 10:14 AM | Comments | Categories: Fashion, Outfit posts | Tags: , , , ,

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.

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