Wednesday, October 3, 2012

buttoned up

{ What I Wore: Urban Outfitters button down // Citizens of Humanity boyfriend jeans // Nine West wedges // Tano purse // J.Crew belt }
{ Get the Look }
checkered shirt {$21} + boyfriend jeans {$69.95} + leather wedges {save $35 // splurge $135} + brown belt {$20} + orange purse {$50}
This look might be for the boys: baggy jeans, button-down shirt, thick leather belt... but I can't help but steal it for my own!
If someone were to ask me what is my favorite shirt style for day, the one I would love to stock my closet with, I would say - feminine silk blouses in every color and print

But instead, I have found myself with a closet full of button downs... so I guess I should work on embracing that (while working on building up my silk blouse collection)...
accentuating the positive: Button downs are year-round wearable, layerable, dress-up and down-able, and all around comfortable (especially when un-tucked!)... so I can deal
What is your ideal day shirt?
But what is actually in your closet the most??
Any other button-down girls out there?
xx
Jessica

25 comments:

  1. This is a really cute look, Jessica! I love comfy jeans and a good button down. I have a ton of v-neck fitted tees as well as a bunch of button downs in my closet. I would love to have some higher quality tops - the idea of silk blouses sounds lovely! Although that would probably require some more ironing haha :)

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  2. I love button up shirts.  I have 4 in 3/4 sleeves and 5 long sleeves. I love them because they don't have to be put on over my head. 

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  3. loving this casual look. the top is really pretty

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  4. always love a great plaid shirt! u look great!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  5. those boyfriend jeans are just perfection on you....I have yet to find a pair that i like one me!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  6. what a cute outfit!! I love those jeans!

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  7. Oh yea - didn't think about all that ironing... Hmm, might have to invest in silk tops and some quality wrinkle release! ha
    xx

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  8. Thank you! I found these and bought them in 2 washes... I knew once I found a good pair, I might not ever find another! Happy searching
    xx

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  9. Super cute outfit! I am loving your boyfriend jeans and those wedged heels!

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  10. I love button downs too, they're just so versatile. This casual, relaxed look is great on you!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Chicnova Giveaway! 

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  11. Adorable outfit! I love plaid shirts. I just bought  a new one and cant wait to wear it! 
    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  12. I definitely have plenty of button downs too! Cute look!

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  13. That is a FABULOUS plaid! I love it!!! Your shoes are awesome. A great polished look!
     http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  14. Love this laid back style! It looks awesome!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  15. Love your button down -- I have been looking for one all summer that doesn't make me look like Farmer Joe. haha

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  16. From the amount of plaid I have been seeing in the blogging community, it really makes me think I need some in my closet down. I love the messy tuck and the cute rolled jeans. It feels so down-to-earth and casual, yet the wedges dress it up so nicely. Really cute outfit, Jessica!

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  17. This is my kind of relaxed look - totally boyfriend for girls wear.  Love it!

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  18. Great casual look - I love that you dressed it up a little with heels, it definitely takes it up a notch!

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  19. I love how you styled the plaid! It looks great with the bf jeans!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  20. So weird...my outfit post today ALSO features a half-tucked plaid button-down. It's the only plaid shirt I own. It's probably been over 10 years since I had one! But it's growing on me :)

    Sarah's Real Life

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  21. I love the way you mixed the masculine with your feminine look. 

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  22. I LOVE button downs. I know many girls aren't fans, but there are so many cute casual button ups out there (like chambray, my best friend). 

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  23. Ooh girl, you know I love me some chambray!
    xx

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  24. I love this casual and comfortable look.  Great shoes!

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  25. I loooooooove this look!  I need more plaid button-downs!  But what I'm liking most are those jeans!  So cute, I want some!

    Julia
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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