Tuesday, January 17, 2012

chambray makes my day

Good Morning! Monday was surprisingly productive, so let's keep the momentum moving into Tuesday! This week in Nashville is "Restaurant Originals Week" - meaning, local (non-chain) restaurants have awesome deals on preselected menus, with a 2-course meal costing $20.12 and a 3-course meal $30.12. And, people, these are restaurants that I normally cannot afford on my Graduate Student stipend, so I am pumped! Tonight me and my girlfriends are going to check out Mambu for a delicious 3-course meal - a little Southern/Cajun home cooked goodness!

Then this weekend, Ty and I are going to check out CaffĂ© Nonna to stuff ourselves with 3 courses (calamari and scallopini get in my stomach) of amazing Italian scrump-dilly-uptious-ness (yup, just make up that word to describe how amaze it is going to be!)

Whenever I vacation, I usually plan my activities around eating, so it is fun to "vacation" in my own backyard and try out some new eats in the process! I'll let you know how the new places measure up!

In the mean time - I'm still rocking my chambray button down! This is my way of convincing myself that one day I will be able to pull off a 30 for 30 Remix... one day... maybe one day when it is warm again
Maxi Dress - Old Navy (similar)
Chambray button down & belt - J.Crew
Necklace - Spike the Punch
Booties - Charlotte Russe

This maybe my favorite way to layer chambray yet - belted over my simple black maxi dress. I am lame and do not currently own 1 single maxi skirt - unlike the awesome Kenzie Faith {who owns 7!} I haven't found one that "fits"... got my eye out still... so this allows me to pretend!

Oh and this Spike the Punch necklace pretty much makes every outfit I pair it with. I don't wear much jewelry, but give this girl a statement necklace and I will wear it with sweats!



  1. Ahhh I like this... I may have just found my inspiration for a Friday outfit! 


  2. amazing chic maxi dress!! love your shirt and belt!! lovely style!!


  3. I love your necklace! You can find the best unique  jewelry on Etsy :)


  4. I really like how you layered that shirt over your maxi dress, super cute!

    xo Jennifer


  5. you look awesome in chambray! love how you've styled it here with the maxi & belt. and ooohhh we have a similar deal in minneapolis with restaurant week. always a fun way to get out and try new places! yum! enjoy the week!! xoxo!

  6. You are so so cute! I just love these pictures. This outfit is perfect!

    And yes, 7 maxi skirts! I know... it's ridiculous.


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