Chambray Saturday

Hi, Denim and Dots readers! I’m Amy’s friend Reina and I’ll be guest blogging for her while she’s on her trip to Ecuador. First, isn’t Amy’s blog the best? I know I’m an avid reader, so I was honored when she asked me to fill in for her while she’s away. Just to tell you a little about myself, I live in Washington, D.C. and work in corporate communications. Like Amy, I grew up in New Mexico (we went to high school together), so I love sunshine, color and all things spicy. On the weekends, I love exploring the city, enjoying good food and, let’s be honest, a little shopping.

Yesterday was a pretty typical Saturday for me. I spent the day running errands and then met a friend to watch the Notre Dame football game (I’m an alum – go Irish!). I like to be comfortable on the weekends, yet stylish. I LOVE color, so I couldn’t resist these orange pants when I spotted them at Loft. I may have also purchased them in aubergine. I think a good chambray shirt is an essential to any wardrobe and since I am known for my love of polka dots, this one was perfect! I bought this one last year, but I’ve seen similar styles in the stores this year.

I’ve gotten really into statement necklaces this year, and I think it’s a great way to turn a simple outfit into something special. Being from NM, I am drawn to turquoise. This one I purchased from Accessory Auctions via Facebook. Last but not least, the booties. So, at first I was on the fence about booties. Are they really flattering? Will I look like an elf? However, after much consideration, I’ve decided that I like them. I’m not sure I’ll be brave enough to wear them with a skirt, but I think with pants they just look like boots. I didn’t own any shoes this color, and one of my favorite bloggers, Sweet Caroline in the City, wore a similar pair the other day and I was sold. I found a pair via Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly sale, and I think they’re a great investment for fall/winter.

This was first “outfit post” ever, so I hope you guys enjoyed it. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Pants (Loft, in Intense Lava); Shirt (old, Land’s End Canvas, similar here); Necklace (Accessory Auctions, similar here); Booties (Nordstrom)


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I really enjoy booties too. They work double duty because you can wear them with skinnies or bootcuts.


    Thanks! Yes, exactly! (This is Reina via Amy’s account)

Amy Bishop (@drmngincashmere)

I love that necklace with that blouse!! SO cute!


    Glad you like it! Thanks for reading! (This is Reina via Amy)