Friday, May 18, 2012

Frock Fridays

{av} set us a real challenge for today's link-up: chambray.  It's the hot new thing in fashion, apparently, but I had to Google the word to find out what it is.  (According to Wikipedia, it's a kind of cloth that looks vaguely like demin; raise your hand if you didn't know that either, please.)  It seems like something that hipsters might wear, so I Googled "chambray hipster" and - lo and behold - came up with 4.4 million hits.  Comparatively, "seersucker hipster" only got 105,000 hits, so you know I'm on to something here.*

That's a really convenient coincidence, because Jon and I are heading to Shoreditch tonight for merriment.  East London is full to the brim of hipsters, which means we'll be surrounded by these people.**  I'm not desperate to embrace their style or ethos, but I can try to blend in a bit, can't I?  Enter chambray, a cross-body saddlebag, and ironic colorful rubber bracelets.

chambray in shoreditch
[ dress / bag / shoes / bracelets ]

If you're wondering, we're heading to Shoreditch to enjoy Street Feast London, a popup market featuring delicious food in a carnival atmosphere.  What happens after that depends on how adventurous we're feeling - we might hit up a bar to sample some indie microbrews that have hand-drawn labels, or maybe we'll go listen to a band so cool and undiscovered that it hasn't even been formed yet.  Who knows?  But I'll be prepared in my chambray, that's for sure.

* However, "chambray preppy" found 10.4 millions hits on Google, so it's possible that I'm approaching this post from the wrong angle.

**no offence, duh.


  1. I've heard this word many times but never knew what it looked like. One sec, I'm googling it cause I can't picture it well enough...Oh ya! I know that fabric...but I always just thought it was a different kind of denim.

  2. I love those shores! They are perfect for the dress!

    Such a cute blog!

    Happy Friday!

  3. Haha I'm not the biggest fan of hipsters either ;) But I am a fan of this look!

    Sounds like a fun event/experience you have planned!

  4. That dress is beautiful!! Love the whole look. Have a great time + weekend! :)

  5. Haha, love your tiny asterisks at the bottom. :) Your night in Shoreditch sounds like fun. Hope you'll share the details so that we can read about it! Have fun!

    Mendi & Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  6. HAHA that little video is hilarious! Good luck with the mad amount of hipsters! Love the little dress though. I think it's time I expand the chambray section of my wardrobe and this little dress would fit right in! xx, Allie

  7. I am always hesitant to buy chambray because I don't know what to pair it with but you have given me such gorgeous inspiration! What a great summer look! :)


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