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alana’s chambray shirt style project!

Pardon me while I let out a little shriek! In my mind, this post qualifies as cuteness overload!

But then again, maybe it’s just because I’m partial to this sweet little girl and because I have a thing for Chambray. So naturally, I become giddy at the combination.

While the Pinterest world continues to re-pin my Chambray Shirt Project (thank you, Pinterest, for making me seem way cooler than I really am), I have been tossing around the idea of doing a Mini Chambray Shirt Project…one with 5 year old Alana and her little wardrobe. She loves it when we occasionally set up the photo booth and play around with outfits and see what we can come up with. It’s fun, it’s girly, and it got her out of her reading lesson on this particular day – which led to glowing accolades such as “You’re the best mom EVER” and “Thank you SO MUCH for letting us play in the photo booth instead of do my reading lesson. I’m so glad God gave me YOU as my mommy!” I do not jest. She was that excited 🙂

And so, yesterday I set up the photo booth and snapped away while Sierra napped (correction: Sierra played in her crib and avoided napping). Alana and I had a blast creating 24 outfits with her new Chambray Shirt. The thing about Chambray is, we could have just kept going. It goes with everything. Literally.

Like I stated in my blog post with my own Chambray Shirt Project, it’s the most effortless article of clothing ever! It can be worn with skirts of various lengths, shorts, skinnies, trousers, rompers, dresses, leggings, etc. The options are inexhaustible, and that’s my idea of a true closet staple – versatility at it’s finest!

I hope you enjoy these outfit ideas as we “shopped Alana’s closet,” and if you have kids, maybe you’ll find a little inspiration here! Happy Monday, friends!

  • Mom - March 4, 2013 - 11:03 pm

    Fun, fun, fun! I love this one as much as your original post!

  • Melodie Stiles - March 4, 2013 - 11:21 pm

    I thought I would be able to pick a favorite, but it has proven difficult.

  • Meghan - March 4, 2013 - 11:29 pm

    Seriously?!? I love you and her for doing this, so precious!! Gosh we need several girls together like this, coordinating, colorful outfits…..I might pass out!!

  • Pixie - March 5, 2013 - 2:35 am

    Ridiculous. Absolutely insanely positively ridiculously cute. I can get enough of this child!

  • Lacey - March 5, 2013 - 10:41 am

    The faces!! There are so many! Haha! LOVE!! She’s so stinkin cute! (and may have more clothes than me 😉

  • Christina - March 5, 2013 - 10:50 am

    So cute! Where do you get her long skirts? I love them

  • Kate M. - March 5, 2013 - 9:34 pm

    Heather, Fun and beauty in all degrees run deep in your family! You and Alana have a wonderful blend of style and playfulness. I would love to see some of these side-by-side with your project because I see similar expressions and colors! Will Sierra, Aunt Pixie or your mom take a turn in the future and extend the tradition?! Anticipation is in the air! Fun, fun!

  • […] **edit to add link to my most recent projects: my gingham shirt project and my polka dot shirt project! And if you want to see a post similar to this but in miniature form, please check out the chambray shirt project for my daughter, 5 year old Alana!  […]

  • […] stop at just doing a chambray shirt project for myself (which you can see here), and one for Alana (which you can see here) but suddenly it was in my head that I needed to do a toddler one as well! Why leave our favorite […]

  • […] my Chambray Shirt Project, which eventually inspired a chambray shirt project for both Alana (seen here) and Sierra (seen here). It was a fun little project that snowballed into similar projects for the […]

  • Toni Scott - June 27, 2014 - 2:22 pm

    She is SO stylish. When my girls were small I just bought them t-shirts and “stretchy” pants. LOL!

  • Dan - October 26, 2015 - 4:27 pm

    Those are really nice. Colors are popping and the and the backgrounds nice and white.
    Very well done !

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