The Chambray Shirt

I had been holding my breath and waiting for a chambray shirt to go on sale. Finally, right before I passed out, Anthropologie’s Cloth & Stone pindot chambray hit the sale racks. I ordered the shirt and waited for it to be shipped. And waited. And then I got the dreaded cancellation email.


I had a coupon for $5 off a $50 purchase for the Nordstrom Rack. I thought perhaps they might have a denim shirt I could love. As soon as I entered the store, I saw it. It was the only one on a rack full of miscellaneous clothes. And guess what? It was a Cloth & Stone Chambray. It was the same price as my cancelled Anthropologie sale shirt, but had originally been more. It is longer in the back and shorter in the front. I appreciate this so much. I like anything that covers my backside. Amen. It was originally $128. I paid $45 for it after my coupon. I think it was called Cloth & Stone Slouchy Chambray. It is no longer being sold.

I love it more than my cancelled item. Everything happens for a reason.



I paired the chambray shirt with my pilcro stet pants in pink. I felt very sassy in this outfit. I love the necklace. It is called Cameo Creature Locket from Anthropologie. This one has a bulldog head on it. How could I resist? My daughter took one look at me, and said, “Is that new? It looks like you took Ollie’s head and mounted it on a plaque. Ugh.” From the mouths of babes. Kids will always tell it like it is. I still love it, though. And I bet I see my daughter wearing this necklace next week. How could she resist? I am also wearing my vintage Frye cowboy boots.


I have to thank Roxy at Effortless Anthropologie for this skirt. Every Friday, she hosts a post entitled “Friday Popbacks.” Sweet people will leave hints about what sale item is showing back up in their wishlist that day. Because of that post, I scored this skirt for $7.50! It was originally $128. It is no longer being sold, but it was called the Scattered Wings Skirt. I like the chambray shirt with it. I am wearing the Frye boots again. My earrings are also a sale find from Anthropologie recently for $10.



Last but not least, I am showcasing the chambray with a maxi dress. I love a maxi. This one is sleeveless. Momma can’t do those anymore. So, I paired it with the chambray shirt and I felt comfortably me again. The dress was an XL clearance score from Nordstrom Rack (you can’t trust those size tags!). It is by Presley Skye and called Smocked Bodice Print Dress. By the time the poor dress got to me, the removable straps were long gone. That is okay. I would rather save the 65%, than have straps. Do you recognize the necklace? It is the one my daughter and I share: Anthropologie Little Musings Necklace.

Which way do you like the chambray worn best? Have you invested in one of these staples yet this year?

12 thoughts on “The Chambray Shirt

  1. Im loving chambray shirts right now. I especially love your new find paired with skinnies and boots. Sneaking into my daughters closet, I can find 2 chambrays as needed….. One is a dark wash and the other a beautiful faded and worn out shade of blue.

    • I love that! That is the great thing about daughters! Of course, it sucks because it works the other way, too. They can also raid our closets. I’m not such a big fan of that. I would love a lighter fade as well. Lucky duck to have two options!

      Thanks for commenting! Have a marvelous day!

  2. I love all three looks, Jenni. My favorite one is the second look (chambray shirt with orange skirt). Maybe it is because I tend to wear chambray shirts with skirts myself. What a great score that skirt was! It looks great on you!

    • Thank you so much! It was my best score… I just caught on to the chambray trend. So I am behind in the game. You have better style than me! It never occurred to me to wear it with a skirt before last week…

      Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it! Have a wonderful day!

  3. I love when stuff like this happens! 🙂 Love the chambray looks, especially with the skirt. I bought the Anthro pindot chambray, which I love, but because it doesn’t button all the way down I can never wear it like that, which is the only drawback. I don’t know if I could pull it off anyway, but it looks lovely on you!

    • I still love the Pindot Chambray, but it and I are no longer on speaking terms since it broke my heart. The only reason I like this one better is because I can tie it. Of course you could pull it off! If I can, anybody can.

      Thank you for the kind compliment and for commenting. Have a great day!


  4. Great find at The Rack!! I love all 3 looks- you have great style. Yes, I purchased 2 of the Chambray Shirts from Anthro before sale (Pindot and a Cloth and Stone). Gasp! Love the Bulldog necklace- so, so cute!

    • Thank you so much Loraine! Two chambrays! Lucky girl! I am now lusting for more…

      Thank you for the compliment. After losing so much weight, I am just now beginning to find my style again. Your sweet words were so nice.

      Have a super day!


  5. I like the shirt with the pink pants – so cute! And that’s funny about Ollie’s head on a necklace…he’s so famous and he doesn’t even know it. The maxi dress is super cute too – and (side note) I like your hair in the girly low pigtails.

    • Thanks sis! I love that necklace, too! Ollie is so unaware… Unless I was wearing bacon around my neck, then he would never leave me alone.

      The pigtails were my favorite part, too. I have not worn my hair like that in awhile. It was fun!

      Thanks for always commenting. Love you!

      Have a great day!


  6. I am so glad you were able to find the shirt, it looks great on you and I like how you showed the different ways that you can wear it. I especially like it with the peach pants! XOXO

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