5/16/18

Chambray Jacket + Link Up

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One advantage I've found to the cloudy "May Gray" weather we've been having is that it makes it a lot easier to find places to take outfit photos for the blog. Not to say that I wish we had more clouds since I'm perfectly content with nonstop sunny weather. But now at least I can (ironically?) say there's a bright side to the gloom! At any rate, cloudy or not, this chambray-linen jacket is a perfect layer for the more moderate Spring days we've been having.

JACKET: This jacket is very soft, lightweight and breathable. By comparison, even though my denim jacket is also soft and stretchy, it's definitely a thicker fabric than this. This fabric is thinner and lighter. It is a linen blend so as expected, it does wrinkle with wear. I ironed mine before I put it on and as you can tell it doesn't stay that way for long. One thing I didn't think about before purchasing and wearing is that the sleeves have an elastic cuff. I do think that's a drawback since I'd prefer something I can roll/cuff to different lengths, but really that's my only minor complaint. It does run true to size and I'm wearing an XS here.

T-SHIRT: This t-shirt also runs true to size, although I should tell you that I have it tucked in the back (hidden under the jacket) so that it looks more fitted from the front. The natural fit of the shirt would be wider if left completely untucked. I usually front tuck these but I just didn't like those proportions with the jacket length and the white jeans when it was tucked in.

TAUPE SANDALS: These sandals are true to size, are very comfortable to walk in, and a crazy good bargain since most color/size options are under $20.

JEANS + NECKLACE: My jeans are true to size (I take the short length at 5'4") and my necklace is a custom Color Bar Creation. You can create the same exact silver/white color combo as well by selecting the Teo Necklace Style, Rhodium Metal, and Iridescent Druzy Stone.
Chambray Jacket | Black Tee | White Jeans | Taupe Sandals (c/o) | Tory Burch Satchel (c/o) (Budget Option) | Necklace | Earrings 

I've had lots of fun seeing pics of everyone's moms this week and I added plenty of new books to my "must read" list thanks to all the participants in my little Instagram Story Challenge #storiesonthedaily. There are no requirements, no minimum participation days, and no prizes for posting (hm....maybe I should change that to increase participation!), but I'd still love to have any of you join in and post with me on any of the remaining topics this week. Also, add this to the list of the mysteries of Instagram, but for me the hashtag is not showing up on searches. (Boo!) So if you participate and want me to tag your story in my end-of-day roundup of people that shared on topic, make sure to tag me in your Insta-story post!
I think I'll do it again next week since I have more ideas for daily topics, so stay tuned to Friday's post for next week's schedule!

Linking up with: The Blended Blog | Kelly, Anessa | Brooke | Dawn | JoLynne




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29 comments:

  1. What a lovely jacket! It looks so nice on you. I like cloudy days too as blog photos are easier - I don't have time to mess with the settings so I can have overexposed photos if it's too sunny sometimes (which let's be honest happens often here, ha!)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a really nice week so far :) I'm enjoying the cooler autumn weather!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Ha, glad you can relate to the photography struggles of sunny days! I do love the weather here but my photography skills aren't up to those challenges!

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  2. That is a great jacket! Sounds like the perfect fabric, I love a lightweight jacket like that, so versatile and the chambray is so pretty. Love the way you styled it and your TB bag is so pretty - love the light pink and chambray together. Super deal on those shoes and glad to hear they are comfortable! Win - win!!! Great look Gina!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thanks Kellyann! It really is a great jacket.

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  3. cloudy days are just perfect for pictures, this jacket is so good.

    xo
    Pinksole

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    1. If only my photographers weren't in school every time it's cloudy! LOL.

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  4. Ooh I just spotted that jacket on Old Navy's site and am super tempted - it puts together one of my favorite types of jackets with one of my favorite types of materials. What's not to love?! You look fab pairing it with white jeans.

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    1. Thanks Anne! It's really great - I think you would love it. :)

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  5. I love that chambray jacket, and I agree with Anne about chambray being a favorite material. I have the Old Navy camo field jacket and I don't love the elastic sleeves either, but otherwise I love that style of jacket. I keep forgetting to join in your IG stories challenge, I love the idea and need to try. I'm just now getting the hang of even doing stories... so I'll get there :)

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    1. No worries -it's all in good fun! And glad you could understand about the sleeves. Not sure why they did that but if they re-make it, maybe they'll take note!

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  6. The cloudy weather does make for beautiful pictures! Hopefully the sun gets to shinning soon though. I love the chambray jacket and your tee looks great. I've been looking for new tees, they're my favorite to wear during the summer!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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    1. It's a good one to try! I like the relaxed-but-not-sloppy fit.

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  7. What a numskull I am. I mean a serious photographer idiot. I didn't think about the best days to take pics are actually overcast. I need to capitalize on that. Thanks Gina for bringing the light to my eyes. HA! Cute outfit. A good, versatile light weight jacket is a find for this time of year. The chambray will go with everything. I'm going to try to join in on the #storiesonthedaily! Happy Hump Day! XOXO

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    1. Ha!! Love your sense of humor Lisa! Would love to have you join the challenge and good luck with the cloudy day photography quest!

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  8. Great look! I love that jacket, especially the drawstrings

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  9. I am so with you, wanting the sunshine but the clouds are so much better for blog shoots! Love this look, your jacket is so pretty!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad to hear my fellow bloggers can relate to the struggle here!

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  10. That jacket is so cute! I love the color, too. It's such a great alternative to a denim jacket. I reach for my denim jacket way too much. Your pink bag is darling with this!

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    1. Thanks Laura! I do love the color too and don't have anything like it!

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  11. Amazing look!! I really love the jacket

    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: ROOFTOP IN LA

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  12. Fabulous jacket! Thanks for hosting!

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  13. That jacket is so cute! Now I wish I had tried it on, since I'm always looking for new jackets to take camping.

    I think your #storiesonthedaily are great! I will participate as much as I can this week!

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    1. Thanks Noelle! I appreciate the support!

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  14. Clouds really do help with blog photos, haha- makes it easy to shoot anywhere! Love the jacket, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  15. That look is adorable! I love the color of the jacket.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  16. Loving this jacket! And I hear ya on the only upside to the cloudy weather - great for pictures! <3
    Green Fashionista

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