Ankara and Chambray | Thriftanista in the City

12.08.2014

Ankara and Chambray

I try so hard to avoid wearing my chambray shirt all the time. I wear it a lot. It's probably my most worn thrifted piece. I'm afraid of wearing it out before I can thrift another one. It really lives up to its perfect shirt name. So easy to wear. Nicely broken in and goes with everything. Of course it looks good with ankara!

j crew chambray shirt


I could seriously wear ankara prints everyday. The custom made pieces can be kinda expensive for my pockets. I love it though. I am obsessed with gorgeous images like this one and this one!

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I need to sew up some more pieces. I have tons of fabric and a dusty sewing machine. I'm still trying to organize my new craft area and it is slow going. An ankara "collection" is just the motivation I need to bump it up on my list of priorities. 

diy ankara skirt

Like most weekends, I take a break from kitchen duty and we dined out. This is what I wore and then it was back to my Netflix binge watching of American Horror Story Coven. Saturday I stayed up very very late forgetting V could care less about my wild moms night in of wine, witches, and voodoo priestesses.

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As usual when I push the limits of bedtime, V woke up extra early. Never fails. I'm happy to report that I've finished the entire season though. I have no self control. It wasn't like it was going anywhere anytime soon. I had been waiting on this season forever. It was just the escape I needed after a week of unfortunate events.

How was your weekend?

wax print maxi skirt
THRIFT J. Crew shirt - leopard print skinny belt -  Barefoot Originals vintage boots DIY ankara maxi skirt GIFT necklace

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13 comments

The Real Arnolds said...

You just cannot go wrong with a chambray! They go with everything. Love your colors in this pairing.

Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Edwige Foltek said...

Really nice combo! The Ankara maxi skirt fits you so well! Beautiful
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Jane the torontoShopoholic said...

The maxi skirt is fantastic and a gorgeous print. And yes a chambray top pretty much goes with everything!

JustJewels4U said...

Beautiful! I always look forward to your post.

LyddieGal said...

Chambray is such a great, go-with-anything piece, like the jeans of shirts! It's hard to not want to wear it all the time!
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Fashionably Fabulous said...

Super cute look. You can't go wrong with the chambray....you can rock it with practically anything and get away with it. I've been eating out lately.....I almost killed myself in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, LOL. Sister needs a break! xo

Toya Nicole B said...

Lovely as always! You have great style!

Antionette Blake said...

I think everyone should have the classic denim/chambray shirt in their closet - as you know, it's so versatile!

Kimani Fisher said...

I hope your week got better, because you looked fab! I tore my favorite chambray top, and haven't found a good replacement yet. Keep your safe!

Crystal Starkes said...

That skirt is everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiffany Ima said...

Love this beautiful skirt!

Tiffany Ima
Style Honestly

J. Elle said...

Sounds like you and I had the same weekend - I was binging on Coven, too! This maxi skirt is beautiful and I love that you paired it with your chambray shirt!

Kat - An English Mamma in Stockholm said...

What a gorgeous outfit! I saw the first couple of pics and thought it looked lovely. And then I scrolled down and saw it was a maxi skirt and loved it even more :)

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