Double Take


Shirt- Madewell perfect chambray shirt | Belt- American Eagle (old) | Jeans- Gap wide leg trouser (old) | Bag- 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli in “Rust” | Shoes- fibi & clo (c/o) | Wrist- Dolores Petunia bracelets (mentioned here

I will be the first to admit it: I have a tendency to find favor in the routine. If I’ve found the perfect breakfast taco, why would anyone keep trying other places? I only trust the baked potatoes at my work’s cafeteria–so I’ve been known to eat them everyday for a week. I don’t know for sure if its a genetic trait, but if my father’s routine of eating a bowl of Corn Flakes every morning for 30 years is any indication, well…I think we’ve answered that question.

I’ve worn a similar rendition of this outfit before, you see. The truth is, when I find something I like, I stick with it. Double denim is one of those combinations that I absolutely love playing with. And in this iteration, I don’t think it looks too country cowpoke hick farmer-girl when paired with a few chic, stereotype-shattering accessories like a high-end bag (a crossbody, naturally), sparkly flats, and rhinestone-encrusted friendship bracelets.

Honestly, why mess with a good thing?








    That is so cute. Love that bag.

  • ash

    I love how everyone is showing off their phillip lim for target satchels and you have the actual, real designer bag!The difference in the quality is amazing! The mini satchel for Target does have the same shape but the leather on this one is just outstanding.
    I love the flared jean hear with the button down! It’s c=so classic and clean, very all American. Like a Ralph Lauren add.

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Haha to be honest it wasn’t really planned that way – I just discovered and really loved the bag and had to have it! Oops!

  • Rachelle

    Love your mini satchel I got the Target ones but still want the real thing and aren’t those sandals the cutest. I have them and I love fibi and clo.

  • Heidi

    I have those exact same sandals! I need to get a chambray shirt ASAP because I can’t believe I don’t own one. Do I have to hand over my little fashion cred card with that revelation?

    • Kristina

      Not at all Heidi! This is the only chambray shirt I own and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve thought about wearing it! It’s such a shame really because it really is a comfy shirt. Mostly I wear it for extra layers in movie theaters. :)

  • FripperyVintage

    Love this look! Laid back but very cool.

  • Emma Finlayson

    Love this look! Totally classic!
    xo Emma

  • Deanna

    I haven’t seen that bag in that color yet! I love it!

    Because I’m Obsessed

  • Tricia @ The Domestic Fringe

    Love this outfit. Your sandals are so pretty and I love the bracelets too.

  • Shannon

    Loving the mini Pashli. I have the medium and am totally in love. Will you do a review or what’s in my bag for the mini. I want the crimson but am afraid it wont hold much.

  • Raquel

    There is no such thing as too much of a good thing right? There’s nothing wrong with sticking with a fabulous outfit that you love. Ps. the blog is looking amazing, it’s been a while since I visited but I love the new header.

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Oh good! Finally settled on one I love and can live with for the next year or two. :)

  • kiwifashionblog

    You are absolutely right! Why ruin a perfectly good thing, let it be routine or not lol :)

    Ps your mini pashli looks so cute :)

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Aw, thanks! He is a cute little thing isn’t he?

  • B @ BKCsquared

    What a cute little bag!! I have one like it, but mine’s just a tad to big — the one you have is perfect!!

    xo, B

  • Yasi

    Chambray is great, it works dressed up or down and I love my chambray top ALOT! I wore it all the time this past summer.
    And those baked potatoes are the bomb, I ate them almost everyday when I worked there too, to the point that they knew the way I liked it :)

  • Lacey

    I’m the same way with routine. I’ve eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch everyday since middle school.

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Amen, sista!

  • Sienna

    Love the bag! Also, I completely relate when it comes to routine. Once I’m in a routine I like to keep doing it, and I don’t really find it hard or boring to have the same thing everyday.

  • Asma from Haute Muslimah

    So I haven’t really regretted not doing the whole Philip Lim x Target thing until I thought this was a bag from the collection- and then I was all holy crap I missed this gorgeous bag?!? And then I was all like whoops, nope it’s the real thing.

    …and then I felt a little better

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Ha! You’re too funny!!

  • Elle

    I love doing double denim! You can get so many varieties and textures from it. Especially in the fall! That definitely plays a role in why it is my favorite season =] I love this combination by the way very comfy looking yet has a “done up” look.

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Thanks Elle! It’s so comfy…I wish this could be my work uniform.

  • Charly

    Super cute! I think the reason this particular look works so well is the color difference between the two denims. That is key for me. And all the accessories help too. :)

  • lippylash

    This is such a cute look of yours and the bag is so beautiful!

  • Chanel

    Love the denim on denim look along with the wide leg pants! Check out my favorite Leather Strip Wide Leg Trouser Pants on |

  • shinny

    So classic. I love so much.

    • Sarah Woods

      I love also.

  • Karina Smith

    Suuuppper love flare jeans! Am I the only one who misses wearing these?