Chambray Shirt & Suede Flats (& Link Up)

August 9, 2018

Every closet needs some classic basics, like a relaxed chambray shirt and comfy little flats.

J.Jill Kara flats

Post is a collaboration with J.Jill. All opinions are all my own.

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I have to admit that basics haven’t always thrilled me.  I was always one to go for the interesting, the trendy, the edgy piece instead! But as I mature, I really appreciate how basic staples are the building blocks of a workable wardrobe.

J.Jill Relaxed Chambray Shirt

This classic basic is 100% woven cotton with rolled up short sleeves. Machine wash. Size down one size. (c/o)

Kara Slingback Flats

These almond shaped flats are super comfy with an elastic strap on the heel and padded insoles for comfort.  The black and dusty rose shades are leather, but I picked the camel color which is suede.  Great basic summer to fall shoe. True to size! (c/o)

Also Wearing

The J.Jill Basket Bag(c/o),  Old Navy Curvy Jeans, Kendra Scott Elora earrings, pink sunnies (cute option), black leather belt (good basic option), and my Daniel Wellington petite classic watch. (c/o)


versatile shirt and comfortable flat shoes

chambray shirt, black jeans, basket bag

J.Jill Kara flats

All photos by Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista.(Gonna miss our summer lunches, Cath!)


My pick from last week’s link up party is Jen of Librarian for Life and Style.  How fabulous does she look in this pretty bright red blouse, black fit and flare skirt, and adorable statement piece bag?

How’s your week been going, Friends?  I’ve been super busy getting ready for going back-to-school next week.  In case you missed it, be sure to check out my back-to-school outfit ideas. They’re actually great wear-to-work ideas for many jobs!

And New York Fashion Week is only a month away. I’m getting super excited about that!  In this post, I’m looking at the fall 2018 runway trends and ways to translate them to your closet right now.

As always, thanks so much for being a part of my style and blogging journey!

Fun & Fashion

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Mica August 9, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    That’s a great chambray shirt and I love the double denim with the jeans! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you have been having a great week and have a nice weekend ahead of you! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks so much, Mica! 🙂

  • Reply Kellyann August 9, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    A short sleeve chambray shirt makes so much sense, it’s still so hot! I love Old Navy jeans, they fit so well and look great!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 9, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Yeah, I’m wondering how I didn’t have a short sleeve chambray shirt in my closet already, right? Seems like a no brainer! 😀

  • Reply Sue Burpee August 9, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Happy start-up next week, Dawn Lucy! Oh… how well I remember the excitement of the first week of school, seeing colleagues and catching up, new classes, beaming faces of the new grade nines, and the exhaustion on Friday night after talking, talking, talking all week. How great it felt to slump on the sofa with a glass of wine that first Friday night. Okay… make that every Friday night. Ha.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy August 9, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Oh my goodness, it’s such an exhausting time of year. To be honest, I feel totally worn out every single day of the first week! By the second week, I’m feeling more in the swing of things. OXOX

  • Reply Cheryl Shops August 9, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I love this outfit—so classic, so casual, so good! Happy almost-weekend!
    Cheryl Shops |

  • Reply Kim August 9, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    This is a perfect summer look going into fall. I really like the bag.

  • Reply Jodie August 9, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    How funny because I am EXACTLY the same way. Give me the fun pieces every time, yet that doesn’t always make sense. Because I pair those fun pieces with basics…..

  • Reply jodie filogomo August 9, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I am EXACTLY the same way, Dawn. I will always gravitate towards the fun pieces, yet what do I pair these fun pieces with?? The basics. It only has taken me 50 years to figure this out…LOL!!

  • Reply Nicole at High Latitude Style August 9, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    You look gorgeous in this casual classic all American outfit! Thanks for hosting the party and for joining the Top of the World Style linkup.

  • Reply Nancy Baten August 9, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Great cool look! Thanks for hosting!

  • Reply Cristina - Memories of the Pacific August 10, 2018 at 2:27 am

    I love chambray shirts! The suede flats look great too, Dawn 🙂
    Thanks so much for hosting!

  • Reply Kathtrine Eldridge August 10, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Love this classic denim look! Thanks so much for the link up!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge August 10, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Dawn, this is such a great classic look that never goes out of style! I have about 5 different chambray shirts and I don’t wear them often enough…maybe once the weather cools down! And congrats again on your 18 year achievement!


  • Reply Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies August 10, 2018 at 5:25 am

    These photos are really cool!! Love the simple and classic outfit, you look great! xx

  • Reply Emma Peach August 10, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Such a great chambray shirt! It looks fab with the black jeans and straw bag!

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style August 10, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Looooooving your sweet summer bag! And thanks so much for the shout-out — it was such a nice surprise to see my outfit featured in this week’s linkup 😀

  • Reply Elle August 12, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    What a lovely casual look ! The soft chambray shirt and straw bag is so ok point!
    Happy new week!

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