Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #22

The Chambray Shirt & A Little Pop Of Color

I'm posed standing with my right elbow on my counter, chin resting on my hand holding my white cane in my left hand.

Busy, busy, busy. Between dental appointments, shopping for new hair, and taking my mom to the eye doctor I’m exhausted.

Where has the week gone? It seems like yesterday it just started and here we are now on Friday.

Since I’m typically at home attached to my computer, if you were to visit, you’d find me looking like a castaway on some deserted island. So what an exhilarating change of pace to grab the opportunity to coordinate outfits and full makeup for four days in a row.

Even though temperatures were in the mid to upper 60s earlier in the week, for me this range is a little too cool for sleeveless yet a little too warm for a jacket. The solution was a chambray shirt atop a sleeveless top with jeans and yellow & natural striped espadrille wedge mules. The bonus here (this is totally accidental), is the yellow in my shoes matches the yellow on my white cane.

Wearing a button down shirt open, partially buttoned, or tied as a cover-up is a nice, simple, easy-going look in comparison to a blazer.

Description On What I Wore:

  • Ann Taylor sleeveless navy with tiny white polka dots top
  • Old Navy chambray shirt, unbuttoned with rolled sleeves
  • Ann Taylor dark denim jeans
  • Nine West yellow & natural striped closed-toe wedge espadrilles



Author: Steph McCoy

Hi I'm Steph, a businesswoman, style setter, blogger, and abilities crusader who breaks the myth that “blind people can’t be fashionable.” “It’s about walking boldly with confidence, transcending barriers and changing the way we perceive blindness”

16 thoughts on “Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #22”

    1. Thank you Diana!! By the way I’ve begun reading Catling’s Bane The Rose Shield. I’m only 25% of the way through it and I’m already feeling a little down as I know the ending will inevitably come.

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    1. Hi Judith, sorry to hear that you had an accident last year. Your cane sounds lovely. I was surprised at how many custom made canes are available and some of them are so unique. They’re very appealing.


  1. Thanks for the insight Stephanae! My Ambutech cane is boring white and red. A little scuffed up bent and beat up, but it boldly gets me out and about. As a Bold Blind Beauty reader, the next one will have to be blinged out accordingly, something that Ms. Abigail would love!

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    1. You’re welcome Carla. My first cane was red and white. When I found Ambutech I promptly put the old one away (a spare for those just in case moments) and there was no turning back.


  2. You look lovely.
    Great minds and all that… We almost dressed alike today. I was about to wear Tommy Hilfiger jeans with a dark t-shirt and a Disney denim over-shirt. Then I remembered we haven’t unpacked the iron.
    (I wound up with my usual white canvas pants, a blue knit shirt, and blue All-Stars.)

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    1. Thanks George! Bummer on not unpacking your iron but the ensemble you describe sounds fetching.

      My son talked me into getting a Mickey Mouse baseball shirt but unfortunately it’s a little snug but he thought it was “cheeky” and since I’m so serious all the time he felt it would loosen me up.

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    1. Thanks Carla, there’s a continuing debate within the blind/VI community on colored canes. To be clear, since my cane is foldable, it’s only the last section nearest the tip that is yellow and the handle is green. I had a blue one but ended up losing it while grocery shopping. Ambutech based in Canada makes custom canes in assorted colors. My next one will be blinged out.

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