Soon after Liam was born this chambray button-up shirt went on sale at J.Crew Factory. I had wanted one for ages but it was hard for me to pay a high price for it, and the ones at Target or equivalent weren’t very flattering. With the sale (that is still going on!) it was a good deal, so I bought it and it was the best purchase I’ve made in a long, long time.
This shirt is amazing. It’s not too thin or too thick. It’s loose enough but still flattering to my figure. It’s a neutral so it pretty much goes with everything. I wear it with maxi skirts, jeans, and yoga pants. You could wear it buttoned up or open like a cardigan, or you could layer it under sweaters. You can roll up the sleeves or leave them down. Honestly, I would wear it every single day if I could. I usually wear it a couple times a week at least, and that’s only because it eventually gets spit up on or milk-drooled on.
The arrival of this shirt into my wardrobe sparked a brutal clean-out of my closet. My style has changed over the years but my clothes haven’t. I like looser and longer tops now (probably because of my post-baby pooch). I like to stick to neutrals in most cases. I don’t like to show as much skin as I used to; I’m just more comfortable when sleeves go to my elbows and I like to avoid shorts if at all possible (sometimes in the summer I’m desperate though). Mostly I realized that if I had paid three times the amount for that chambray shirt, it would have been worth it. I am really looking for quality items that fit me and my style.
I don’t have a whole lot to wear now, but it’s kind of freeing. I also don’t expect to be adding much to my wardrobe for a long time because I have $0 to spend on clothes, but I do enjoy pinning images to my style board as I figure out what I like, and I intend to add pieces to my wishlist in hopes of receiving them as gifts one day.
What are your thoughts on your own personal style?