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the bricks

so matt and i were out and about the other day, procrastinating from responsibilities...

we were heading to the loom, a (yuppie) loft development. the bottom floor contains art space, a coffee shop, a yarn cafe (!), yoga, a screenprinting shop, and some other cool businesses.

they have a permanent book swap in the common area, and i had previously spied "letters to mrs. roosevelt" there, a book he said he apparently coveted.


halfway there it started to rain, so we ran the rest of the way. we ducked in and decided to do something constructive with our time- outfit photos!

chantilly outfit 1

i've always favored a much more fitted silhouette... with my shapelier body type, i always figured if i didn't show my waist, you wouldn't know it was there :)

however, lately i've been finding myself embracing the slouchy. i thrifted this plain, shapeless dress thinking i'd never wear it. but it's been a staple for me this summer.

chantilly outfit 2

chantilly outfit 3

chantilly face

hat- thrifted, maine
dress- thrifted, rhode island
cardigan- thrifted, ny
scarf- urban outfitters
bag- beacon's closet, ny
knee-highs- c/o we love colors
shoes- thrifted somewhere

chantilly outfit 5

chantilly outfit 4



  1. I love me a good slouchy outfit! Layers and layers! This is such a great one. I, too, prefer a slimmer silhouette to accentuate my curves, but every once in a while, you just gotta slouch!

    Happy Monday!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  2. I'm with you! I certainly feel like I can't do slouchy or I just look dumpy! You can totally pull it off though.

  3. lookin very pretty miss chantilly. i dig the slouchy look, it's like a more acceptable version of the snuggie or pajama jeans. we can be comfy and not look completely insane, this outfit proves it. :)

  4. Hi Chantily, thanks for your comment on my blog! Well i'm glad you like my taste in fuglies! Loving the knee socks in this outfit. Loving your blog definitely following! xx

  5. Anonymous10/10/2011

    I really love your blog and LOVE that outfit. BTW I added your button to my page :)

  6. Lovely outfit. I really like the color scheme & the silhoutte. It's something I'd wear without doubt, it's so my style.

  7. LOVE the colours in this outfit x

  8. I always swing back and forth on slouchy vs. cinched. I love slouchy for comfort, but go back to cinched for flattering. Ultimately, we all have to wear what we like!

  9. This hat is adorable. I have a couple 'slouchy' things in my closet that I've decided I don't even care if they don't give me an hourglass figure. Because I love them. This is super cute on you. Your knee socks? Also awesome.

  10. Wow, what a fun place...they seriously have a bit of everything I love! As for your always inspire me with your fun and creative color combos. This one is sweet and I love the dress. I'm a curvy girl too and am completely a sucker for slouchy frock dresses like this because they are so darn comfy and cute. Looks darling on you:)

  11. This is a very adorable outfit, Ms Chantilly! Love it! :p

  12. thank you everyone! i'm glad i'm not the only sucker for slouchy :)

    comment of the day: "this is like a more acceptable version of the snuggie or pajama jeans." -ali/ spinners end. lulz 4-eva.

  13. Love your outfit! I'm a big fan of slouchy layers too :)

  14. Such a cute outfit!!!!!

  15. Anonymous10/12/2011

    That hat makes me happy! ^_^

  16. I love this whole outfit..the tights are a a great color!

    plus, that hat is adorable.

    xo katie

  17. great outfit, such a good color pallet

  18. katie & violet- this hat is a long standing favorite of mine. get used to seeing it ;)


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