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a classic piece

Striped button down: J.Crew (similar here on sale) (also here, herehere, here)
Jeans: 7FAM - they run a little big (similar for under $55,  for under $28 here and here)
Shoes: Sole Society -tts
Belt: Target
Bag: Coach (fab options for less here, here, here)
Watch: MK (old) (similar on sale)

For someone who hardly owned any button ups or downs, button front, whatever you call them, I have accumulated a few.  Some still look awkward on me, as much as I'd like to think otherwise. 

I know that some of you completely understand what I'm talking about. 
Example - I can't button it up all the way to the top and wear a cute necklace around the collar - yea that cute look.  A seriously-awkward-almost-considered-a-crime-look on me. 

But one thing is for sure - classic button ups/downs/front never go out of style. A timeless must-have.
You just have to find one that fits your body type right and most importantly feel comfortable in. 

Thanks for reading!



  1. I used to hate button ups and now I have about 10. I have learned that they are definitely not always right for people with larger chests, the gap entirely too much! It's always about finding the right fit!

  2. This is so cute! I really want to buy a few button ups for school. I feel you on not all of them looking good. Oh the button up struggle. Have a fab day!

  3. Love this outfit. Those heels are fabulous. Too bad they're sold out of my size.

    Dont' forget to link up tomorrow for my weekly tres-chic fashion thursday link up.


    1. Check nordstrom, they sell them there are well :)

  4. I love this button-up on you but I know what you mean. I have the hardest time with t-shirts on myself... something about them is just wrong! You look gorgeous though and those rockstud shoes are so fun.

    Chelsea & The City

  5. Love those jeans! Very flattering on your figure!!


  6. The shoes! I need those :)

  7. hahaha i can't button my shirts all the way to the top either! it looks so stupid on me. you look adorable!

  8. I can relate to the button up all the way being a no go. I also really like this look on you-- when I try to do it myself, I end up looking frumpy. Maybe it's because I don't have those rockstar shoes. Or I just need your long lean legs :)

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

  9. There's nothing better than a well-fitting button-up...and nothing worse than one that is too boxy or doesn't sit right LOL!

    Your shirt looks perfect on you - and I'm drooling over those heels!

  10. Anonymous8/15/2013

    I'm always up for a good classic button up. Great outfit!

  11. I think I might need that bag in my life. :)

  12. I bet you look fab with the button up/necklace combo you mentioned! Then again, I've tried it and feel dumb as well. Love the pink and nude!


  13. I have a closet full of button ups I don't wear! They fit fine in the dressing room (where you don't move much) but in the real world they feel so awkward! Lol womp womp!

  14. I completely understand the button up and necklace thing. I often have to use a necklace extender in order for the necklace to lay in the right spot without feeling like its choking you!


  15. I just love this look! those shoes are adorable.

    The Casual Classic

  16. Love this pretty casual look.

  17. Anonymous8/22/2013

    Simple but chic. Love this look!


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