January 14, 2013

Chambray + Giveaway!

Is it just me or did the weekend just fly by?  The temperature was great, but I’m ready for the rain to take a break.  I’ll go ahead and warn you this post if quite random, but we all love random stuff, right?  First, I just bought this chambray shirt last month but it’s already sold out now.  I just love it though.  It is a great neutral and versatile piece, and I keep finding myself looking for more and more stuff to wear with it.  I copied this look from Pretty in Pink Megan.  She is a great Memphis fashion blogger and actually the first fashion blooger I ever started following.  Shortly after I found her blog I saw this outfit post and couldn’t refrain from going out and buying the same skirt at Old Navy.  I ended up getting it on clearance for $12, and it has been worth every penny as much as I’ve worn it.  I wore this last week when it ended up being 70 degrees.  And now it’s 30 today; welcome to Memphis.  What are your favorite things to wear with chambray?

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Ann Taylor Chambray Top.  Sold Out, but similar style here for $19.97.
Old Navy Maxi Skirt.  Old, but I love this BB Dakota one here for $29.99.
J. Crew Orange Enamel Necklace.  Old.  Last seen here.


Coach Flagship Handbag.  Old, but similar one here.  Last seen here.


Coach Dora Flats.  Other colors on sale for $69.  Last seen here in black.

On Sunday, Shane and I finally made it over to the Downtown Y for the first time in 2013.  I’m slacking, believe me I know.  Since it was so gloomy outside we decided to just play racquetball, but I had to just snap this great view as we were heading to the courts to play.


Downtown Memphis outside of Blue Fin.
Charlotte Russe Ribbed Faux Fur Vest.  $18 after signing up for emails.
Diane von Furstenberg Tunisa Top.  Old, but same one here on eBay.


Rich & Skinny Jeans.  Sold Out, but similar style here.  Last seen here.

We had a $30 gift card, so we decided to go to Blue Fin in downtown Memphis last night.  I’ve always loved Blue Fin because it is owned by the same company Sekisui is owned by so they have a similar menu.  Personally I like the food a little better at Sekisui, but Blue Fin has more traditional style meals in addition to sushi and other Japanese food.  We started with their miso soup, and I think it was the best miso I’ve ever had.  It had scallions and mushrooms in it.  I didn’t think their house salad with crab meat in it and ginger dressing was that special (once again I prefer Sekisui’s house salad with crab), so I’ll definitely just order miso soup next time for an appetizer.

For dinner I had the Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Butter, Brussel Sprouts and Cherry Jus.  This entree was really good.  The brussel sprouts were cooked perfectly and I loved the blue cheese butter (really just a blue cheese sauce.)  The only thing I would have changed is that I would order the tenderloin medium rare next time.  I usually always order medium rare, but for some reason I ordered it medium last night and it was a little drier than I like.  Near the middle of the tenderloin, it was much more tender though.  I would definitely order this entree again though.  I love Blue Fin and would definitely recommend it.  Shane and I actually went there to eat on our wedding night after the reception.

And now to the interesting stuff – the winners of last week’s giveaways. First, I want to thank everyone who entered. It means a lot to me that you all take the time to read my blog and even filled out a survey. = )

The winner of the Orly Halo nail polish is…..
Keyona! Congratulations! Please email me for details.

The winner of the Nail Bar Gift Certificate for a free manicure is…
Ty! Congratulations! Please email me for details.

Now to this week’s giveaway! This week I’m giving away a brand new beautiful Loft Gunmetal Stone & Gold Bracelet. It really is a great statement piece!! All you have to do is 1.) Make sure you’re following me via GFC. 2.) Leave me a comment on this post.  What would you wear with this bracelet if you won?  The random will be chose randomly, and the contest will run through this Friday at 6:00pm.


Don’t forget to check out the GFC Collective Blog Hop with Peacoats & Plaid today.



28 thoughts on “Chambray + Giveaway!”

  1. We LOVE the Downtown Y 🙂 My boyfriend actually works for the Y (not in the downtown office though) but we go every chance we get!!

    I haven't been to Blue Fin yet!!! I feel like I'm missing outttttt.

  2. Cuuute bracelet!! Hmm, how would I wear it….practically with everything. I have a cute shift dress that I could wear that with and some black drop earrings.

    You need to try Red Koi off Poplar and I240. They have my favorite ginger dressing ever. It's super creamy. Their sushi has actually become one of my favorites as well. They have a huge selection.

  3. I have the perfect black top to wear this with. It is work chic but simple so the bracelet would be the real focus point! it would also look amazing with this pretty silver dress i have!

  4. Haha, you weren't kidding – that is a random post! Well, it combines some of my favorite things…fashion and food…so it's good in my book!

    Beautiful bracelet! If I was picked, I would wear it with a fashion t-shirt. I love mixing casual and glam.

  5. OMG that skirt is freaking CUTE!!! I love it!! Also I love your fur vest!!
    You are just so pretty!!
    Memphis sounds like good ol' Missouri weather. Friday and Saturday it was almost 60 then early Sunday morning it was 30 and snowed a little. Crazy weather!!

    Have a great night! P.S. Emailing you now 🙂

  6. Swoon. Love that bracelet. I'd wear it with my pajamas right now, since I never get to leave the house.

    Or I'd wear it on the nigh of Feb. 27th when the bar is behind me!!

  7. Love the bracelet! Would go great with some dark skinnies and a blazer for a night out with the girls.

    PS- new to the blog, thanks to MamaLaughlin. Love your style tips and thank you for pointing out ahead of time if something is sold out (saves me the heartbreak) 🙂

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