Button it up.

March 6, 2013

Filed Under: Style

I’ve really been loving this fully buttoned look lately. This is the third time I’ve featured an outfit incorporating this in the past week. A little obsessed? Maybe. It feels a little conservative, a little nerdy, and a little fancy pants. Just the right combination.

I had my concerns that attempting this look with a chambray shirt could go cowboy-chic really quickly. I knew I wanted to pair it with the Enchanting Three necklace from Le Mode. (By the way, how pretty is that green color?) Even though I had an inkling it would really add to the western feel, I was convinced it could still be a successful combination if I added some girly elements. This wool cardigan and these black heels dressed the look up just enough that it didn’t feel too costume-y.

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Outfit Breakdown:
Cardigan: Gap (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Shirt: Gap (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Necklace: c/o Le Mode (Same.)
Jeans: Gap (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Heels: Ted Baker (Save. Spend. Splurge.)

Hair:
Side topsy turvy ponytail with a series of topsy turvys down the length of the ponytail.

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21 Responses to “Button it up.”

  1. Heather P. says:

    I really like this outfit! I’m not usually big on the buttoned-up look, but this one seems to work for me – definitely not cowboy-ish at all!

  2. Star White says:

    Your necklace and shoes are SO lovely! Love the green color of the necklace with the gold details. And your loafer-esque heels are just adorable!

    Great look all around!

    Blessings & peace!
    http://www.beautyandbows.com

  3. Rebecca says:

    How pretty! Your cardigans looks so warm and cozy, I love your jeans and heels – and that polka dot chambray! Gorgeous!

  4. Gorgeous and you definitely look great with the all the way buttoned up shirts. I don’t think I could pull it off like you.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

  5. Ashleigh says:

    For a second I was confused like how would that feel costume-y…Then it clicked. I think you are safe! You just cute, as usually. I can’t do the every button buttoned look. I feel claustrophobic!

  6. Kimberly says:

    I love the fully buttoned up look – I think it’s such a modern way to wear a blouse & it’s so chic! This polka dot top is super fun :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  7. I love the fully buttoned up look with the statement necklace. The heels totally make the look not western!

  8. Leslie says:

    I love that necklace – it looks wonderful with that outfit too. I haven’t tried buttoning up all the way….maybe I’ll give ‘er a go! I’m also loving the hair – I’m totally stealing that look idea.

  9. Jenny says:

    I love how you layered this: the cardigan over chambray looks so comfy while still being stylish! You’re right, that necklace color is beautiful. Very in since emerald is this year’s color! Great post!

    Jenny
    http://www.bravo-style.blogspot.com

  10. Kristen says:

    That dotted chambray is precious! I like the buttoned up look! You are inspiring me to try it out :-)

    Kristen
    Radiating Splendor

  11. Amy Melissa says:

    Oh that necklace! It’s beautiful. I always love how you do your make-up too, such a fresh face.

  12. kelsey says:

    this looks great! adore your hair
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

  13. Sarah says:

    Wow! Love your hair! The things you come up with are so creative. :)

  14. I don’t think this looks too “western” at all – I really like it. I also love the hair!

    http://2ndhandknowledge.wordpress.com

  15. Naomi A says:

    I’m loving all the topsy turvys!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  16. allie says:

    I LOVE the hair. I couldn’t wait to try it out – currently sporting it :)

  17. Alyssa says:

    This is totally something I would wear, and I’m obsessing over the hair. What a pretty twist (literally!) on the braid!

  18. I love this so much. I may have to do some buttoned all the way up,action too cause you look so chic.

  19. Screendoorgirl 3 says:

    So pretty! I love your outdoor shots. Great job!

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