Chambray and Leather

Chambray 1

If you had told me a year ago that I’d be wearing a jacket and leggings with leather details on my blog, I would have laughed in your face. But that’s the thing about fashion: It evolves, it changes, and it improves with age. Last fall, this is what I was wearing. See the difference? Not that I don’t still sometimes wear all pink with a collared shirt poking out, but now I embrace my edgier side as well.

It’s actually kind of cool that I have a place to document this change, season by season. I’m happy with my style these days, although I’m sure I’ll look back on it in a year or two and cringe at a few of my choices. Do you ever have that feeling? Which look do you prefer? The preppier, more colorful Julia or the edgier, more New Yorky Julia?

In other news, one trend that I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of is chambray (My dad likes to make fun of me and say that chambray is just a fancy way of saying “jean shirt”. He has a point!). It’s like the gift that keeps on giving, am I right? It’s been in style now for over 3 years and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

Chambray 2

Chambray 4

Chambray 3

Photos by Anel.

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  1. staci said:

    wearing all of my fave things 🙂


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  2. stephie said:

    Great look! I love chambray!

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  3. Dana said:

    I love that about fashion and blogging, it gives you a record of how your style has evolved! Going to be funny to look back in 10, 20 years!!

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  4. daisy said:

    blogging really is so great to be able to look back and see how much you’ve changed! totally loving this outfit, and chambray is def not going anywhere anytime soon 🙂 x

    & Pretty Things

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  5. Zoe Cayetano said:

    Love this whole outfit! When I started blogging, it ultimately changed my life. It’s the best decision ever to start my blog. Great post!

    xoxo Zoe

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  6. Liz McAvoy said:

    I’ve been looking for a chic black jacket like this one and was striking out everywhere — hadn’t even considered Express but this one is just perfect!!

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