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!



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  1. 8.14.13
    Alissa said:

    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. 8.14.13
    Adrienne Scott-Trask said:

    So cute!!I love your shoes!-Adrienne. xoCitizen of the WorldCitizen of the World

  3. 8.14.13
    Savannah said:

    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!xxxwww.glamorousgirl2014.blogspot.com

  4. 8.14.13
    Agnes Mayer said:

    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.Agi:)vodkainfusedlemonade.com

    • 8.22.13
      Lilly said:

      Check nordstrom, they sell them there are well 🙂

  5. 8.14.13
    Chelsea said:

    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.xoxo,Chelsea & The City

  6. 8.14.13
    Luba Lovely said:

    Love those jeans! Very flattering on your figure!!Lubawww.lubalovely.com

  7. 8.14.13
    Beautygirl24 said:

    The shoes! I need those 🙂

  8. 8.15.13
    still being [molly] said:

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

  9. 8.15.13
    kateprs said:

    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

  10. 8.15.13
    Ella Pretty Blog said:

    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!

  11. 8.15.13
    Anonymous said:

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

  12. 8.15.13
    Alicia Fitzpatrick said:

    I think I might need that bag in my life. 🙂

  13. 8.16.13
    Diane C. Jones said:

    You're so fabulous!

  14. 8.18.13
    FitTravelerAJ said:

    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!-AJFitTravelerAJ.com

  15. 8.18.13
    Ashley Allison said:

    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!Www.pinkmargaritapearl.blogspot.com

  16. 8.19.13
    Julia said:

    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! JuliaGlitterandjuls.com

  17. 8.21.13
    Dana said:

    I just love this look! those shoes are adorable.The Casual Classic

  18. 8.22.13
    Just Another Shopaholic said:

    Love this pretty casual look.

  19. 8.22.13
    Anonymous said:

    Simple but chic. Love this look!

  20. 8.27.13
    Priscilla - Wheelchair Mommy/Stylish Gimp said:

    those shoes are FABulous!