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!

xox

21 Comments

  1. Alissa
    August 14, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    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. Adrienne Scott-Trask
    August 14, 2013 / 2:16 pm

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

  3. Savannah
    August 14, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    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. Agnes Mayer
    August 14, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    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

    • Lilly
      August 22, 2013 / 5:05 pm

      Check nordstrom, they sell them there are well 🙂

  5. Chelsea
    August 14, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    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. Luba Lovely
    August 14, 2013 / 3:29 pm

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

  7. Beautygirl24
    August 14, 2013 / 4:56 pm

    The shoes! I need those 🙂

  8. still being [molly]
    August 15, 2013 / 1:32 am

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

  9. kateprs
    August 15, 2013 / 3:48 am

    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. Ella Pretty Blog
    August 15, 2013 / 6:52 am

    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. Anonymous
    August 15, 2013 / 1:56 pm

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

  12. Alicia Fitzpatrick
    August 15, 2013 / 10:14 pm

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

  13. Diane C. Jones
    August 16, 2013 / 11:23 am

    You're so fabulous!

  14. FitTravelerAJ
    August 18, 2013 / 4:22 am

    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. Ashley Allison
    August 18, 2013 / 3:46 pm

    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. Julia
    August 19, 2013 / 11:38 am

    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. Dana
    August 21, 2013 / 12:27 pm

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

  18. Just Another Shopaholic
    August 22, 2013 / 3:00 am

    Love this pretty casual look.

  19. Anonymous
    August 22, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    Simple but chic. Love this look!

  20. Priscilla - Wheelchair Mommy/Stylish Gimp
    August 27, 2013 / 3:28 am

    those shoes are FABulous!

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