Dreams of Denim: Little Chambray Dress

Dreams of Denim: Little Chambray Dress

Dreams of Denim: Little Chambray Dress

I used to believe there was nothing better than a LBD (little black dress).  That is, until I discovered the power of the LDD (little denim dress).  While a LBD tends to give an air of power and class, a LDD is playful and flirty, and can be worn a million different ways!  I found this chambray cutie at Charlotte Russe – for only $30 I might add – and the second I tried it on, I knew I would never want to take it off.  Not only does it have the popular cold shoulder trend, but the sleeves are ruffled, and the fit is as comfortable as can be.  It’s ridiculously flattering and has infinite style options.

For this post, I’m sharing two ways to wear this chambray piece – dressed up and dressed down – but let your creativity take you for a ride and tell me how you might wear it!

Dressed Down

Dressing something down and casual doesn’t mean it has to be boring.  Along with my totally over-worn Adidas Superstars, I chose some fun bangles and cuffs to layer for some sparkly arm candy.  I also grabbed my favorite Chloé Faye dupe and a pair of oversized marble sunglasses to spice it up.  I can see myself wearing this on a day of wandering around a new city, to run some errands with my boyfriend, or even to a sports event!

Dressed Up

Dressing chambray up is way more fun than I expected.  I didn’t want to draw away from the piece itself too much, so I kept it simple.  I picked my favorite pair of block heel sandals from last year (similar here) and added a bright, candy-colored necklace for that necessary pop of brightness!  Styling it this way, I could totally wear it to Sunday brunch, to the rooftop bar with my girlfriends, or to a networking event.

The best part about this dress is that because it’s denim, you can think of endless options, just like with your favorite pair of jeans.  Layer a sweater over it, wear bright shoes with it, add a belt to it, and most importantly … have fun with it!  You can’t go wrong with denim!

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dress | heels | sneakers | bag | necklace | nail wrap bracelet | “let your light shine” cuffblue gem bracelet | sunglasses

photos by Lauren Miles Photography


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    May 12, 2017 at 1:57 AM

    such a super cute chambray dress and love the dressed down option with superstars!

    cute & little

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    Helen Chik
    May 12, 2017 at 2:52 AM

    I love how our choice of shoe can so often dictate how a look turns out and personally I love anything styled with sneakers these days. Comfy and so incredibly chic!

    Helen xx

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    May 12, 2017 at 5:19 AM

    I always so many cute outfits from Charlotte Ruse on my Instagram feed! I wish we had it here in Australia so I try it out to know sizing for online shopping 🙁 I love this blue dress so much!!


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    May 12, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    Such a cute dress and I love the different looks!!!

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    Morgan England
    May 12, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    I love how you styled this dress for day and night! Looks amazing. I’m a sucker for tennis shoes!

    XO Morgan

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    Taylor Mobley
    May 12, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Both styles you put together for this dress are fabulous. I am a huge sucker for versatility so I would definitely love the fact that you can easily wear it both ways. Charlotte Russe is a winner!!!

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    May 12, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    I adore when pieces of clothing are so versatile and you can dress them both up and down. You look great!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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    Janelle Reeves
    May 12, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    That dress is so cute & versatile!

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    Tiffani at Breton Bay
    May 12, 2017 at 10:04 AM

    I am loving this casual chambray dress..there are SO many places you can wear it!! And, after you read my post, you’ll see why I am totally digging it with those adidas 🙂


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    Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    May 12, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    This is the perfect chambray dress! I literally just wore this identical complete look last week. Twinsies!

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    Anna English
    May 12, 2017 at 1:17 PM

    I love how you paired this dress with sneakers!

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    May 12, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    I love how you styled this both ways so we could see that it does work well for casual or for dressier circumstances! It really is versatile and such a steal for $30!! And the shoulder details are so cute!

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    May 12, 2017 at 1:57 PM

    Playful and flirty are the perfect words to describe an LDD! Love the cold shoulders on this one. While I tend to lean more toward the dressed up look, I really like the dressed down look here! It would be fun to wear that to a sporting event or something of that sort!

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    Adiel of Rose Gold Lining
    May 12, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    I can’t decide which version I like more. I’d rock them both!

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    Amanda Kruse
    May 12, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    This dress is so cute – I love the cold shoulder!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    May 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    I love the way how you can pull off a dress with sneakers. I don’t think I can pull it off but you’re totally tempting me to try it out. Those sunnies are so cool, totally add a street vibe to the look!

    Iliana | http://www.sophisticatedfashionista.com

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    May 12, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    So fun! I love the dress both ways, but I’m so into comfy sneakers lately!!!

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    May 13, 2017 at 2:22 AM

    How cute is this chambray dress with your sneakers?! You are such a doll Stephanie!

    April | http://www.thebluehydrangeas.com

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    Rachael Thomas
    May 13, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    This is the cutest denim dress, and I love it styled both ways! I’ve been in love with the cold shoulder trend this season.

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    Jordan Chapman
    May 13, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    Chambray goes a long way (totally didn’t realize that rhymed til after I typed it!), but I love how you style this!
    Jordan xx

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    Christine Kong
    May 13, 2017 at 2:58 PM

    I am all about versatile outfits that can be dressed up or down and this chambray dress is perfect for summer. I love the ruffled open shoulders and the length is great too. I personally love it with the classic Adidas kicks but if you need to change it up, the summer sandals are great too. I love the marble sunnies and those are my fav! Great looks for either occasion – day or night! xoxo, Christine

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    May 13, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    I love chambray anything. This dress is super cute, and I’m especially digging the peek-a-boo shoulder.

    – Gita (mimiandchichi.com)

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    May 13, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    This dress is so cute!! I love how you styled it!

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    May 13, 2017 at 7:43 PM

    Chambray is always a classic! Love the casual outfit idea with the sneakers!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    Samantha Mariko
    May 13, 2017 at 8:45 PM

    I think this is the first time seeing a chambray dress with ruffles and cutouts on the shoulders, but I like it!! It really suits your style, and I love how you styled it two ways with sneakers and heels 🙂

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    May 14, 2017 at 12:20 AM

    I couldn’t agree with you more, you can’t go wrong with a chambray dress! It’s definitely just as timeless as the LBD. Your dress is so cute and so perfect for summer. Love your sunnies too.

    xo, Jo

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    Sharon Wu
    May 14, 2017 at 12:29 AM

    i am a sucker for all things chambray, my closet is filled with chambray goodies from tops to dresses to shoes! they’re especially perfect for spring/summer and i love how you styled this chambray dress. you look gorgeous as always! xo, sharon


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    May 14, 2017 at 6:33 AM

    I love this blue chambray dress! and I love how you dressed up and down by changing shoes. It’s quite amazing how we can totally change the look of an outfit by changing the shoes!!

    xx, Jessie

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    Thomas Falkenstedt
    May 14, 2017 at 1:41 PM

    I love seeing this beautiful chambray on you and once again you show your expertize in fashion as you know both how to dress up and down a beautiful piece like that and you do it with such effortless ease that I’m thinking darn. I know how to do casual, but I’m not equally good at dressing up and here’s a somewhat envious Thomas saying I wish I was as talented as you are!


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    May 14, 2017 at 10:14 PM

    This is the cutest denim dress I have seen. Love the sneakers and sandals with it. Great post! Price point is great too.



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    Candace Hampton
    May 14, 2017 at 11:28 PM

    That’s the beauty of chambray dresses; they can be worn in any way you want! I love yours because it’s cold shouldered and is also loose fitting, perfect on those date nights when you eat too much, haha!


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    Caitlin | Beauty & Colour
    May 14, 2017 at 11:28 PM

    Love those adidas, I’m considering getting a pair!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

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    May 15, 2017 at 8:11 AM

    Love how you styled this dress both ways! This denim dress is such a great closet staple.


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    Makayla M.
    May 15, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    The most darling denim dress on you! You look so cute!

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    May 15, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    I’m all about a feminine dress with some casual kicks. Totally a great contrast! Love this color and cut on you too. Such a great deal at only $30.

    xx Yasmin

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    Emily Lunstroth
    May 15, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Amen dressing down does NOT have the boring! I am usually dressed down and I don’t think I’m boring haha

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    Sarah Tripp
    May 15, 2017 at 8:03 PM

    Love how you styled this dress two ways! I’m all for the heels, but the tennies look so chic, too!

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    May 15, 2017 at 9:36 PM

    Girl- chambray is my fav! I love how you dressed it up and down.. $30 what a find! I favor the block heel look for this, but they are both super cute.

    Lauren // http://www.mylifeaslaurr.com

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    May 16, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    love that dress, I just received a similar dress is white and I styled it with my adidas shoes as well!


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    May 16, 2017 at 9:23 PM

    I’m always a fan of anything denim so this dress is calling my name love he heels paired with it!


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    Jenn Hanft
    May 18, 2017 at 2:51 AM

    Ahhh I love denim plus cold shoulders!! I love how easily it is to dress up and down a dress. Throw on some adidas and you’re casual, throw on some heels and you’re chic! Hehe ^_^

    With love, Jenn

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    Deddeh Howard
    May 22, 2017 at 10:58 PM

    I have been looking for dresses you can dress up and down lately. This is amazing girl. You look beautiful.

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    Nicole Green
    May 23, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    Denim && cold shoulder? I’m in love! Cutest little dress for MDW!

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    May 25, 2017 at 2:12 AM

    This is the cutest chambray dress babe!!! Love the detail in the shoulders and cute little sleeves.
    The length is also perfect and you look stunning.


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