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Monday, June 13, 2011

Chambray tuxedo shirt

You might recall this past winter I was desperate to own a chambray tuxedo shirt. There was the J.Crew version for $88 and a less expensive Gap version. I bought the Gap shirt only to find the size medium was way too big for me and all the smaller sizes were sold out.

Then the J.Crew went on sale for $50 a few months ago, add in another $8 for shipping - I just couldn't do it.

Which brought me to ebay. If you have never taken advantage of their saved search feature, you are missing out. It is like the obsessive compulsives dream - scanning ebay hourly for new listings matching your search criteria and then sending you either emails or push notifications to your phone.

When the listing for a J.Crew chambray tuxedo shirt in a size 8 popped up in my inbox I knew it was meant to be mine. And I was the only bidder (awesome) so I got it for the opening bid of $20. Sadly the bow tie didn't come with it. I probably would have only ever worn it once just to be cute, but still.

Chambray Tuxedo Shirt
For it's debut, I'm copying Tierney of Ruby Woo Loves You, but in a way, I'm copying myself, since we collaborated on the creation of the look. Only I had to knot the ends, because it's my new favorite thing.
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The Rundown
Chambray Tuxedo Shirt J.Crew - Leopard Skirt Forever 21 - Cork Sandals MRKT Holly via DSW - Earrings Thrifted - Ring Lia Sophia - Sunnies Old Navy - Nail Color Sally Hansen The Real Teal
Chambray Tuxedo Shirt

Congrats to Alex Elizabeth who has won the Perricone Giveaway!

37 comments:

Mrs. J said...

What a great deal! I have never bought anything from Ebay, but sounds like a thing I must try. I love the leopard print skirt you paired with the blouse.

ps. I may have to try the tie trend! :)

Kayla said...

I love this outfit! This shirt is fantastic and those shoes are so chic! I love this whole look!!

Terri said...

My husband has a shirt like this in his closet--I just ran to check. But it is way too big on me. I like your knotted tuxedo shirt!

Courtney Erin said...

I'm so glad you finally got it! And man do I ever love Ebay!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

eek said...

Fantastic new shirt! I love the casualness of the denim matched with the cool print.

DaniellaBella said...

I never knew how to wear those shirts chicly. You've just proven that it's possible!

Frannie Pantz said...

Perseverance and patience always pays off! I love the knot in the top. You look so lovely! And chambray is officially the most comfy fabric of all time.

Oh, My Darling said...

Ooh, I keep contemplating a chambray purchase!

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

I love tying my shirts like this now, it reminds me of my 8 yr old self!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great look! xo style, she wrote

Melina said...

Ebay is a godsend sometimes! Also, I'm glad you were able to get the J Crew one because that has to be the cutest chambray top I've seen!! Love it paired with the leopard print too.

xx Melina

Stephanie said...

I love this mixed with the leopard skirt. It's the perfect mix of edgy and classy. I'm also kinda in love with your nail polish...

Mochachocolata Rita said...

the shirt looks fantastic on you!

Style Eyes said...

I love this outfit, especially the suinglasses. The shirt is a great find, I really need to checkout ebay more often

The Fancy Teacup said...

Glad you snatched up that chambray shirt, it looks so pretty paired with the leopard print!

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

La Fille D'or said...

Hehe : 0 I have this top - I got it with a B-day gift card before going to nyc - I may try knotting it with some highwaisted jeans :) aww though I think you would have liked the bow...


This is how I wore it

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockandrolllovesyou/5141958892/

LCR said...

sounds like an epic battle for a gorg shirt!
looks great, girl.
xo
L

Bad Joan said...

You always look so cute and stylish! Love the tied top, it goes perfectly with the skirt. The earrings are so cute too!

http://badjoan.blogspot.com/

Lydia Marie said...

I really love the chambray with the leopard print! And sweet find for just $20!

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silvergirl said...

love the look here
i actually snagged the GAP version for a song quite by accident this winter. i love my shirt and will keep this look in mind when the weather cools off, if it ever does again. lol
brett

Closet Fashionista said...

LOOOOVE IT!!!! I'm so glad you finally got it!!!!! :D
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Coco Coterie said...

Always love the classic look of a tied shirt ~ and you've paired it with those great specs ~ xox Alexandra

Rebecca said...

That tuxedo shirt was a great buy! for some reason, I never think to look for clothes on ebay.

Rachel said...

I can't help but love Ebay, even though I know I probably shouldn't use it so much!
Beautiful shirt, the details are fantastic!

Style Journey said...

That skirt is so great! I love how you paired the chambray shirt with it. Fantastic!

Becky said...

cute! love a good denim shirt :]

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Melanie said...

Wow, I love the top and your skirt. Gah, and those shoes. I'm looking for some similar ones for a wedding for next spring!

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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Kristin said...

Chambray and leopard...I'm loving this combo!

jess said...

The shirt looks great with leopard. Honfest is a celebration fo the Baltimore hon. Its a streetfair there's food music vintage clothes. And a lot of people dress up in beehives and leopard.

Gracey said...

Love the shirt - great Ebay find! And I love it with this skirt; it's a fun and unexpected combination.

You've been looking so adorable with the knotted shirt. I'm probably going to copy you, but don't worry, I'll give you credit!

Kavery said...

Awesome look Lyddie. And thanks for the heads up about eBay. I've often thought of looking there but never have. Will try for sure this weekend.

Claire said...

love the chambray! and as a tuxedo shirt? brilliant. looks great with the leopard print.

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Silver Strands said...

Definitely cute, and I LOVE your earrings!

Mimi said...

aaaah, ebay! that is so amazing! my friends swear by ebay, but i have yet to try it. ;)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Shea said...

Okay, that Ebay feature sounds awesome--thanks for sharing! But it also sounds a little dangerous... I love how you styled your new find! I may have to do a copycat version!!

Snow Black said...

So chic ! ;-)

Alex Elizabeth said...

Oh nice find! I should look on ebay more often. I love that you wore the chambray with a leopart skirt!!