Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tangarine & Chambray


Bonjour à tous!
This tangerine skirt was the perfect pop of color to a gloomy day. And again I am wearing Hubby's chambray shirt - I should seriously think about getting one of my own!
 Although chambray appears similar to denim, it is actually a much lighter fabric and stems from Cambria in France back in the 16th century. As it is a less coarse fabric, it's a lot more versatile than denim and is more  comfortable and less abrasive. 
This faithful fabric has been used for years to make men's work shirts but has since than gone from rugged to refined. To give it a more feminine look, I paired it with this skirt to give it a dash of color and a clean-line silhouette to tone down the toughness of the shirt.
There is a sincerity and lasting quality about chambray that makes it so interesting. I love that it is not masculine or feminine which allows me to pair it with different textures and silhouettes without having any limitations. I've also noticed that it is a fabric that can be washed and will age and become softer in time which makes it such a keeper.

[Outfit]
Shirt :: GAP Men's
Skirt, Hat, Belt, & Clutch :: H&M
Boots :: Steve Madden Tanngoo via TJ Maxx
Wrap Bracelet :: Macy's

Thanks for reading!

96 comments:

  1. You're too stinkin cute! Love the tangerine and the trapper hat!

    ~Meghan

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  2. That skirt is such a pretty shade! Love a chambray shirt, so many ways to wear it!

    -Sharon

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  3. That tangerine skirt looks awesome on you Thu! And I love Chambray! :D
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  4. i agree with the versatility of chambray. its perfect for so many occasions. i'll let you know if i find any good ones as im on the search, too!

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  5. Nice outfit !
    I love chapka, they are so fun for winter !

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  6. Cute! Love that hat! I see snow out there :)

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    -N

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  7. Love that skirt, especially paired with the chambray. :)

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  8. That's such a smart skirt......& so bright & vibrant too!!

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  9. I love this bright burst of orange!

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  10. Oh, your boots are just perfect!


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  11. The color of your skirt is SO pretty. It really pops with the top you are wearing. Love the boots, too. :)

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  12. thank you so much for the comment:)
    you look so cute here, the hat is stunning:D

    Love,
    Nee
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  13. Oh thank you! :)
    I really like your blog, too, love your outfit! I hope you had a great start into 2012, too :))
    I'm reading your blog now :)

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  14. I love that you get to steal your hubby's clothes! :)

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  15. thank you:))
    yes i had, i hope you had one too!:)

    love the oufit:)
    xo

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  16. I love how that hat looks on you :)

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  17. I love that tangerine skirt! I have matching nail polish lol

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  18. I love your hat! The orange skirt is amazing.

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  19. Your skirt is divine!! And the hat must to be so warm!!

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  20. yours is great too, love the outfit ;)
    how about following each other?

    xoxo

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  21. loooving your tangerine skirt, so perfect to brighten up winter weather! i know what you mean about chambray shirts, i've never had one, nor even tried one on, but i've been seeing a fair bit of them lately & i'm totally tempted! i love how you've paired it with something very feminine. If i find one, i'd love to do the same - i think the light blue would look awesome with a marilyn monroe red lip :)

    Katie x

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  22. Love the bright skirt and that hat is adorable!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  23. I love the color of that skirt!! So pretty!

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  24. I love chambray exactly for that washed-out look!

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  25. I totally agree with what you said about chambray. I used to hate it; now I don't think I could live without it! It's so versatile - and cute, of course.

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  26. I loved your booties and this orange skirt is fab !

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  27. Gorgeous! Love that color on you!

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  28. this outfit is soo cute! i love orange color on you. ;)

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  29. you look sooo cute!
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  30. You lovely...cool layering & color combo!

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  31. love this! this is the cutest!

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  32. Chambray is a great fabric to wear, you're right! Love this look, the orange skirt adds such a fire to the outfit.

    And wow, I didn't realize we were both from the same general area! You're in the Boston area?

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  33. Love it! That fur hat is sooo cute! :)

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  34. I love the pop of color your skirt has. Nice hat too, looks cozy. xx

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  35. LOVE the orange skirt, it's so adorable the way you have styled it. I am thoroughly convinced that I need a chambray shirt after seeing so many bloggers wear them today. Your hat is also adorable!

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  36. Love the chambray and orange skirt! And yay it's your fuzzy hat :)

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  37. I have been loving chambray this season.. I want to wear it everyday! And tangerine was named the color of the year by pantone so you are right on the money!

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  38. Your sentiments on chambray are so true! I love the pairing you did with the blouse.

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  39. Love the skirt!
    xx
    Jessica
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  40. oh how i love this combo, you pull it off well!!!

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  41. i remember learning about chambray when i worked at a clothing store. at 1st i thought it was denim. you are right about it's texture, & suiting both masculine, & feminine. your husband's shirt looks good on you. i like how you paired it with the complimentary color orange. :)

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  42. So colorful and happy! Love it. You pull it off well.


    xo

    Dolled Up Daily

    Haylee

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  43. Cool background information on chambray - I had no idea. I used to hate orange with a passion but am now completely obsessed with it! Great pairing! Hope you're staying warm!

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  44. orange is really in!1 u look so so cute
    Be sure to check out my posts too
    Love &Luck
    XOXO

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  45. Love the two colours together! And you're always so cute in that hat of yours!

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  46. very cute outfit, I love the hat especially. The orange skirt gives a nice burst of color.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  47. Really cute outfit. Love the pop of tangerine colour, and especially love the boots!

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  48. The orange looks so gorgeous on you!! I love the hat too!!

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  49. I steal my BF's shirts all the time. He's a bit larger than me so his clothes look appropriately oversized :) One would think I should buy my own too :P

    I love this entire ensemble on you - the chambray and the orange are a perfect combination.

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  50. You look so cute. The skirt is perfect for a dreary day, and that hat is just awesome. I don't own any chambray but it seems so versatile I'll totally grad something next time I see it.

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  51. Sweet skirt! I love that color! =)

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  52. That tangerine colored skirt is so fun :D

    x0x0

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  53. cute look!! love the hat & skirt!!
    thnx for stopping by & leaving me a comment
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  54. i love the hat!! it really completes the look.

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  55. love how the skirt gives a twist on your total look! ^_^


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  56. I love your hat! You look pretty!
    Thanks for your lovely comment!
    Kisses

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  57. Great colours! i like your boots!

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  58. Thank you for your comment :)

    Love the zesty tangerine skirt! And your hat looks adorable :D x

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  59. I have this urge to pat your hat! It looks so fluffy. Wow, that orange is amazing - you pull it off really well! Great coordination :D

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  60. I like your shirt and your hat suits you

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  61. I´m already a follower !!! Love it!


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  62. Fun outfit! I really love the pop of orange. I also have a hat like yours and I looooove it so so so cute :) Following you on bloglovin'

    Thanks for visiting my blog <3
    Tasia
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  63. this is gorgeous! I love that hat. You've inspired me to start wearing brighter clothes haha I'm always in black. Definitely following :) x

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  64. I loveyour skirt is really beautiful!
    Elegant outfit!
    God Bless you~~

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    xoxo

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  65. Wow a really amazing outfit and that colour looks stunning on you. I want to look good in tangerine! :L

    Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving a comment. It is always great to hear back from people!

    Hailes<3

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  66. that color of the skirt is so vibrating...really love it!!!

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  67. Such a cute style! Love the color of your skirt!



    Kisses,
    Ana
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  68. This is such a cool look. I've never thought to mix chambray with orange but they go really well together.

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  69. this totally looks like a magazine spread! you are so stylish, and love the orange skirt with the chambray shirt! well coordinated, thu!

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  70. Love this big furry monster of a hat! And the combo of that shade of blue and orange is among my favorites.

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  71. So inspirational! I adore the orange skirt with the chambray mix! I need to try that!

    xo

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  72. Original outfit, love the orange touch :) thanks for visiting and sweet comment. Try to visit a zoo to fins peacocks, they are so beautiful close by, have a lovely weekend :)

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  73. love your hat !!! thank you for your comment !!!!!

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  74. Love your color combo and furry shapska! Great post . . .

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  75. Amazing colour combo, you pulled this off perfectly :) xoxo

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  76. oh i want that skirt! lovely orange with the black trim! and great look, so creative!! and thanks for your sweet comment :)

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  77. amazing outfit !! I would never thought orange can look so great !!
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  78. I am absolutely in love with this outfit. I love contrasting colours and blue and orange are one of my favourites!

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  79. It looks amazing! Beautiful orange skirt ♥

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  80. OMG I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS OUTFIT!
    I have never been a fan of orange anything but this outfit has won me over :D the hat, the statement of the skirt!! aahh <3

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  81. What a fun outfit! I feel like chambray shirts are so versatile.

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  82. Thu, that tangerine skirt is so cute! I love it with the chambray, most def! I wish I could borrow stuff off my husband's closet!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  83. Thank you :)!
    I loved this outfit!

    xoxo

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  84. Your orange skirt is really awesome. Love this urban woodsy look. I love how a simply adding a few winter accessories, makes this completely wearable during this season. Only, it would be darn near impossible for me to go bare legged right now in Oregon!

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