every girl needs a chambray shirt dress

A Pretty Penny | Chambray Shirt Dress


When I bought this little chambray number on sale at Kohl’s last year, I had no idea it would become one of my all-time favorite basics.

This comfy dress is easily transformed from weekday to weekend with belts, shoes, and accessories. I’ve thrown it on with flats countless times for busy days at the flower shop, but I’ve also worn it as cover-up at the beach, with heels and a statement necklace for casual business meetings, and over tights and boots on chilly days. It’s one of the most versatile — and comfortable! —  pieces in my closet, and it just keeps getting softer and better with each wash and wear.



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    Posted 10.18.14 Reply
  2. I just reblogged this!

    Posted 3.28.14 Reply
  3. Reblogged this on the heart shaped life and commented:
    I loved this post . And I actually found the dress. And it is so comfortable.

    Posted 3.28.14 Reply
  4. Loved this post and today I was driving by a Kohls so I stopped in and bought the dress. It was on sale for $19.99! Thanks for this great inspiration.

    Posted 3.28.14 Reply
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  6. FilzaAhmar wrote:

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  8. Nikki wrote:

    A chambray shirt is a must-have staple in every closet. :)

    Posted 3.20.14 Reply
  9. Wow! I may need one of these! :)

    Posted 3.20.14 Reply
  10. Very cute outfit! I love to put a bold necklace with mine!


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  11. RadhikaJit wrote:

    I love the dress! I have a black one that’s a similar style, but the chambray one is so cute! Might have to go to Kohl’s this evening :)

    Posted 3.19.14 Reply
  12. I love this post and the outfit. I tried one on at anthropologie this weekend and wasn’t sure if I would wear it. I just got my birthday coupon in the mail from them. I’m going back to see if they still have it.

    Posted 3.19.14 Reply
  13. muffinslayer wrote:

    Pretty dress! Goes really well with a pop of red (like that bag)! All your looks and outfits are so inspiring :)

    Btw, what size did you end up getting? My measurements are 34-26-36..will a size XS work fine or will a size S fit better? Many thanks for your help :)

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  14. I love this little chambray number! Khols has great finds :)


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  15. I absolute love it! Great match

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  16. I bought mine at kohls last year to. Best purchase of my LIFE. And probably the most versatile piece of clothing I own. Love how you styled it!

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  17. Target has one right now I just purchased. Can’t wait to wear it using your styling tips!

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  18. What a cool outfit!


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  19. Love this outfit ensamble! A chambray top is definitely a staple.

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  20. oauxier wrote:

    My chambray shirt has just about seen it’s last day. It has had just about every spill on it and also after about 454098 runs in the dryer, it is a little ill-fitting. I thought I need to invest in a new one, but maybe I will make it a dress instead…

    Posted 3.18.14 Reply
  21. Dress and scarf; great. Metallic toe-capped pumps; fab. Wooden floor, really awesome ;) !


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  22. Elizabeth wrote:

    I see those and always wonder if it’s worth it. Thanks for the information. I may go shopping today!

    Posted 3.18.14 Reply
    • Totally worth it! I’ve worn this dress more than any other in my closet :)

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  23. Anna Marie wrote:

    Love this. From Kohl’s too? Such a deal.


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  24. rhiannon wrote:

    that is such a cute look!


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  25. Amy wrote:

    i need on of these in my closet

    Posted 3.18.14 Reply
  26. Love the this outfit! I absolutely love denim shirts, dresses, everything! Thanks for the share:)

    Posted 3.18.14 Reply
  27. This whole outfit is adorable! Definitely going to pick up this dress tomorrow AND I have $20 Kohl’s cash! Score! xx

    Posted 3.18.14 Reply
    • Whaaaa? You’ll get it for like, a dollar! And I thought I got a good deal ;)

      Posted 3.18.14 Reply
      • I just added a post featuring this shirt dress along with a link to your blog! :)

        Posted 3.24.14 Reply
  28. I agree! Chambray is the new black!

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  29. I love my denim shirt, it is the best summer accessory…I am now looking on ebay for a dress!

    Posted 3.18.14 Reply
  30. elkee wrote:

    I love Chambray….I have a chambray dress from Nasty Gal but it’s not a shirt dress more like a sun dress. Those capped toe shoes are divine by the way.

    Posted 3.18.14 Reply
    • Thanks! These flats were a personal victory for me ;) They’re Brian Atwood, and I stalked them in a Hautelook Sunday blowout sale for 30 minutes before making them mine for less than $50. I wear them all the time!

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  31. alexnguyen wrote:

    I totally agree! Love the accessories! :)
    -Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

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  32. Mégan wrote:

    I love this outfit ! ♥

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  33. Bee wrote:

    I need this in my life. I’m admittedly a really lazy dresser, and I love versatile items that I can just throw on with some accessories while knowing that I still potentially look awesome.

    I now need to remedy my lack of amazing shirt-dress, thank you!

    Posted 3.18.14 Reply
    • You pretty much just summed up my style philosophy in that first paragraph ;)

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      • Bee wrote:

        To this, I say: “Internet High-Fives”!

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  34. budgetsai wrote:

    I have more than one! So versatile!

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  35. jacbianc wrote:
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  36. I have one too that I am obsessed with! Love your sunnies too!

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  37. anonymous wrote:

    Love it! I may need to make a trip to Kohls today! It’s on sale, too!

    Posted 3.18.14 Reply
    • It sure is! I’m thinking about buying the darker one, too.

      Posted 3.18.14 Reply
  38. Reblogged this on Tanushree kadian and commented:
    A Must Have…

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  39. Melanie wrote:

    I know your post is about the dress, but I love that scarf! :) Love how you’re making denim look so chic and dressed up with your accessories.

    Posted 3.18.14 Reply