monogrammed chambray shirt (+ a giveaway)

May 4, 2015

Meghan Donovan I how to style boyfriend jeans

Meghan Donovan I wit and whimsyIf I had to wear the same look for the rest of time, it’s safe to say I’d stick with jeans + heels (if you want a fun read on the denim you should own, I’ve built a list here.) I’ve waxed on about the amazing-ness of these DL1961 boyfriend jeans before in this post but they are the most comfortable and I have been reaching for them more than any other pair in my closet recently. As I’ve blogged about before, I love pops of red (see here, here) in outfits so when this monogrammed Madewell shirt came to me I knew I had to style it with jeans + these stellar stilettos.

Meghan Donovan I wit and whimsy soho

Meghan Donovan I styling a chambray shirt

How did this shirt come to be? A few weeks ago I had the extreme pleasure to visit the J.Crew Headquarters here in New York for the Madewell Fall press preview and felt like I should be pinching myself. It was such an awesome moment to walk into those offices and as a takeaway the brand was monogramming their iconic chambray shirt for editors that attended. Their boyfriend shirt is a wardrobe staple for me (I’ve styled it here, here) and is now carried at Nordstrom. I love having something so personalized and it has served as quite the conversation starter – I sure do love my monograms (note necklace in this post :))

wit and whimsy I how to style boyfriend jeans

meghan donovan I leather jacket and boyfriend jeans

Many of you know this, but when the weather cooperates, I walk to and from work every day. I love the moments of silence in Soho before the city wakes up and so enjoy getting my coffee and sipping on it as I meander to my desk. For the past six months or so the Bowery Mural space has been boarded up due to construction but you may recall the sensation around last year’s masterpiece. When I rounded the corner the other morning and saw the space had finally unveiled a new look I was so excited and knew I had to shoot in front of it. It’s a very interesting piece to say the least and incredibly tongue and cheek but worth checking out if you’ll be in the Nolita/Soho area.

Meghan Donovan I wit and whimsy denim and red heels

One quick note on beauty: I am in love with this $8 lipstick that is the perfect matte red. It feels glamorous and retro and is the perfect pop of color when dressed in more neutrals (which is essentially the story of my life living in New York. I was appalled the other day at how little color my closet seems to boast at this point!) And I just tried white nails (gels) for Spring given my intense travel schedule and I’m pretty in love. It’s such a fun take and stands out among a sea of pinks, red and peaches. I highly recommend it if you haven’t already!

As mentioned in this post, I’m doing a series if giveaways all month long to celebrate the new wit & whimsy and today I’m excited to share that I’ve teamed up with my favorite beauty brands, Birchbox, to giveaway a six month subscription to their monthly boxes full of amazing beauty products – hoooooray! And in case you missed my recent tour of their Soho store, check it out. Leave a comment on this post + follow me on Instagram to enter & good luck!

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I got back from Austin late last night so today will be a massive struggle-fest but I had so much fun experiencing a new city and celebrating my best friend’s numbered days as a single lady! In just under three months I’ll get to stand beside her as her Maid of Honor when she marries one of the best guys and I couldn’t be more excited. And if you’ve never been to Austin, Texas…add it to your list ASAP!

Shop the look:

Madewell Boyfriend Chambray Shirt

Boyfriend Jeans

Schutz Cady Lee Sandals (I love them in gold for summer wedding season and PSA they are comfortable!)

Leopard Clutch (I use this non-stop)

Leather Jacket

Monogrammed necklace

Celine Sunglasses

Meghan Donovan I styling denim on denim

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

comments +

  1. Jess Zimlich says:

    Am I the only person left on this planet that hasn’t tried Birchbox yet?! My guess is yes 😉 I’m loving this Canadian tuxedo paired with your leather jacket – fierce girl!

  2. Kim Henrichs says:

    My best friend lives in Austin. I LOVE visiting her! that city is more fun than should be allowed… lol

  3. grace says:

    Love the website redesign!

  4. Anne says:

    I have never tried Birchbox and am dying to do so! Your style is so classic and lady like but with a fun edginess to it!

  5. Rowena Chien says:

    What a fabulous shirt! I couldn’t make it to the Madewell preview and am so bummed i missed out. Thanks for this cool giveaway!

  6. Maddy says:

    This look is so cute! I agree, white gel nails are the best for springtime – there’s something so classic about them even though they’re kind of a newer trend. And I love the monogrammed shirt!

    Also, in case I haven’t mentioned it before on any of the social media-s, your new site look is AMAZING! Congrats on the reveal!

  7. GF says:

    Love the monogram necklace with the monogram blouse! Lots of personalization. 🙂 I would love a birchbox subscription!

  8. Rachel says:

    Loving the new look of the site!

  9. I know exactly what you mean about the neutrals in your closet! I had all my sweaters laid out before I put them away and my roommate did a double take! She was like, do you realize all your beige sweaters are identical? OOPS!!
    meg of An Affair of Character

  10. Shannon says:

    Those shoes!

  11. Megan Ancheta says:

    Such a cute outfit! Love the monogram!!

  12. Wendy Sue says:

    i’m dying to visit the brick and mortar birch box store! What an awesome “party favor” to get a monogrammed shirt!

  13. sydney85 says:

    Love the monogram on the chambray shirt. It really takes it to a new high level.

  14. Ali says:

    This is a great giveaway! Love the new blog.

  15. Kimberly says:

    I kinda want to steal those red sandals. 😉

  16. Lori S H says:

    I would love to try Birchbox! Thanks for the fun contest! : )

  17. Kari Wetzel says:

    I love a great monogram and this shirt is great!! Jeans & heels would be a perfect go-to for me too!


  18. Love the outfit- the perfect combo of comfy + cute!

  19. Kendall says:

    I was recommended to your blog by Jessica Sturdy’s Bows & Sequins. I’ve been meaning to try out some new make up and this is a perfect opprotunity! Love the new blog design!

  20. sarah says:

    this giveaway looks so great! i love chambray shirts and monograms too 🙂

  21. elizabeth ashley says:

    ah I love the monogram! I’ve been wanting to try birchbox, but haven’t managed to sign up yet. I hear they are increasing their number of more natural products; would love to try some!

  22. Merritt says:

    Love this denim on denim look! CHIC!

    The Style Scribe

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