Chambray for Casual Looks


Since we began our blog a few years ago, many things have changed…the quality of our images (thank goodness), our site’s design, the length of our hair and, most importantly, the passion we put into each post.  One thing that hasn’t change over the last several years?  Our mutually shared obsession with chambray.  In fact, when we first started working on Baubles & Backdrops we featured a series entitled, “A Chambray Look Every Day”.  Here’s a flashback to two of our looks we featured…

We remember feeling so awkward in front of the camera back then.  Let’s be honest, neither of us is truly comfortable in front of the camera now so we usually try to just talk and catch up whenever we shoot.  It helps take our mind out of the moment and minimizes how funny we can feel standing on a busy street in front of the camera.

Okay, back to the topic at hand…chambray.  We still wear chambray all the time.  Our favorite way to wear chambray has remained the same.  A simple button-down chambray top still proves irresistible to us.  Because we are thinking about new pieces to help us transition to fall, we wanted to share our current favorite chambray button-downs with you all!

Simply scroll and click on the individual images for details!



Tiffany & Lindsey


“Grandpa Chic”

Happy Wednesday, all!

How is everyone’s week going?  Things around here continue to be busy…and productive.  I am finally seeing the light at the end of tunnel with regards to getting the house organized before baby girl’s arrival.  My goal is to have purged and organized every room and every closet.  The only thing I will not touch?  The unfinished storage area in our basement.  First of all, it’s completely daunting and unless David is by my side in there, I might have a breakdown.  So. Much. Stuff.  Second of all, our community has a massive garage sale each year so we are waiting until then to begin pulling everything out of storage.

On a positive (and exciting) note, I ordered several pieces for the nursery yesterday.  Her crib, dresser, chair and a mirror should all be coming within the next few weeks.  The plan is to order the two bunny prints that will hang above her crib later today.  Next up?  Find wallpaper for her crib wall.  I am trying to find a wall covering that will match the existing paint color and, so far, it hasn’t proven to be an easy task.  Fingers crossed that one of our local wallpaper shops will have a perfect match.  Maybe I’ll head there tomorrow.  Up until about a week ago, I had been super low-key about her room.  Ryan didn’t start sleeping in his room until he was between 3 and 4 months old so I wasn’t too concerned about having her nursery completed based on that timeline.  However, I don’t know what the heck happened this past week but now I’m like, “It’s game-time, people!”  I want everything DONE.

Part of this entire process involves cleaning out my closet.  I donated several bags of clothes last week and sent a ton of stuff to my favorite local consignment shop, Dress.  The irony?  The very next day, I received  shipment of items that I had ordered from Nordstrom.  My bad.  Inside the box was this amazing cardigan that I am wearing below.  While I have always loved what I fondly refer to as the Grandpa Chic look, I am LOVING these new cardigans that have a more slouchy look.  This particular one offers a less structured vibe and the color is pretty incredible.  I can absolutely understand why someone would shy away from this copper color but I couldn’t resist.  To keep the look fairly streamlined, I decided to pair it with all-black.



Have a wonderful rest of the week!




High Tops For Fall

Yesterday, I noticed that the flower petals from our Crepe Myrtle trees were beginning to gently fall off.  That, coupled with the beautiful breeze we experienced, made it feel like fall is truly on the horizon.  That’s not to say that we couldn’t have a crazy temperature spike again for a couple of weeks before the temperature actually begins to decrease for good, but it gives me hope.  I have always said that I could happily live somewhere without a summer.  Unless I am laying in a pool or at the beach, heat is not my friend.  In fact, the main thing I miss about L.A. (besides my friends) is the dry climate and the cool nights.  I’m that annoying friend who is wishing for fall within the first week of summer.

The slight change in temperature were are having here in Raleigh is making me so excited fall clothing.  While the hot clothing items for the upcoming season are layering pieces such as dusters, kimonos and cardigans, one of the main shoe trends seems to lean more towards athleisure and cool comfort.  More specifically, high tops are huge for fall.  If you have followed us for awhile, you may have noticed that they have been a favorite of mine for years.  It’s funny because when I wear my high top sneaks, I always have women comment, “I love those shoes but I could never pull off high tops” or “Those are so cool but I’m too old to wear them.”  Listen, my mom is in her late-sixties and she looks so ridiculously cool (and adorable) when she wears her studded high tops.  Forget the traditional rules and just wear what you are drawn to despite that little voice in your head.  I am no spring chicken but I have zero plans of giving up my high tops.  At the very least, give them a try!  A great option this fall is the high top sneaker bootie.  It offers a bit of a more conservative look versus Converse or Vans.  I have linked some great options below.

I am so psyched that there are so many amazing options out right now so I wanted to share my favorite picks with you all!  I have included a variety of price points ranging from affordable kicks to more high-end ones.