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.

2017 04 06 14 07 51Even 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



Published by Stephanae

👩🏾‍🦯 | INTJ | HSP | Collector of knowledge | Alpaca Fanatic “If I stop to kick every barking dog, I am not going to get where I'm going.” ~Jackie Joyner-Kersee Hi, I'm Steph! I'm a highly sensitive proud introvert and a recovering people-pleaser. These traits or quirks used to bother me because I always felt out of place until I began a recent process of self-acceptance. While I'm still a work in progress, I view my quirks as my superpowers and am grateful that they contribute to who I am today.

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

  1. Aw. Thanks, Steph. Still have a long way to go to the end of the whole story. I hope it holds your attention and grabs your heart they whole way through <3

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Good look for warm days Steph. I now have a cane following my accident last year, and on my son’s instructions. It’s very pretty, dark green with flowers and yes, it folds up too.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.)

  10. Gorgeous! Sounds like a very hot look for getting out and about! I didn’t know your cane was yellow (I thought that mobility canes always had to be white and red), but that sounds very bold and beautiful. Something that Abigail would endorse!

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