Monday, December 13, 2010

We All Shine On (See Jane Wear)



Weather in Chicago was completely bi-polar this past weekend.  It started innocently enough with temperatures in the upper-30s and then slyly moved into torrential downpours and full-blown blizzards; suffice to say, it was fun watching the city mildly freak out (myself included).  Although I had things to do and places to be, I wasn't about to let a little precipitation get in my way.

I wore this outfit to a Christmas party but at the last minute opted to lose the leather jacket due to the sheer wetness (and freezing temperatures) of the night.  The skirt was purchased the day of the party while out Christmas shopping; I wasn't planning on buying anything for myself, but when I saw that this sparkly number was 50% off, it was hard to say no.  I paired it with a top I already had in my closet (worn here) and ended up knotting it instead of tucking it in--that simple maneuver gave me a whole new appreciation for this basic top!



Zara leather jacket, J Crew skirt (currently on sale in stores), Forever 21 top + shoes

Also, the winner of the CSN giveaway is #26 (via random.org).  Rachel, I'll be emailing you soon with details on how to claim your prize.  Thanks again to CSN and everyone who entered!

37 comments

jemina said...

Oh My, I LOVE your J Crew skirt babe so much!!!

XOXO
J

Collette Osuna said...

What a gorgeous skirt...perfect for a Holiday party!! I know how you feel....Michigan was bombarded with snow yesterday!!

You look great...stay warm!!

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RosaLovesDC said...

I love that skirt. I have the earlier version of the JCrew sequin skirt, but in gold, and it is so much fun.
Your outfit is gorgeous.
Stay warm and safe in Chicago.

Jessica said...

Adorable outfit! I can't believe that skirt is on sale in stores - we both know where I will be after work today!

I'm in Madison, Wis. and our weather was just as horrible. But I wasn't as cute as you en route to a holiday party - I wore a big coat and boots!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this, the skirt is amazing! Good find! :D
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Victoria said...

Ann, I love snow photos. It makes it look like the holidays are upon us. Gorgeous leather jacket too.

Victoria
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Chas said...

I love your shirt and jacket! Gorgeous!

Cara said...

Adore!
Lilac and Grey

Josie said...

I LOVE your skirt! So fun and sparkly and perfect with the leather jacket. As always, your legs are a zillion miles long. Jealoussssss. Wasn't the weather crazy? I would go into the library in the morning and come out at night and have absolutely zero idea what happened, but I have managed to catch heavy snow, sleet, and ridiculous wind.
xo Josie
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delia said...

Beautiful photos and loving the outfit :)

delia
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Taylor said...

I love the skirt!!! I may need to run over there stat to grab one!

PS - the weather sucked in a major way!!!! Sat rain, Sunday blizzard, what?!

Julie and Lauren said...

Love the knotted shirt. Adorable!

Nikki said...

look at that snow!!!! crazy!!
You look super cute in your party outfit, I love the new skirt!!!


xx
Nikki

Lisa Fergus said...

Great outfit! I am LOVING that skirt!!! GUSH!!!

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Jamie said...

WOW, that skirt is STUNNING on you!!

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Erica said...

Absolutely love this outfit. The skirt is gorge!!

Alicia said...

aww you look way cute for that freezing of a night! ps that skirt was a great purchase and love that you knotted the blouse ;)

TheChambrayCountess said...

What a great find and the outfit you made turned out really well! Super fun and a bit edgy- perfect!
Stay warm!

this free bird said...

ohemgee HOT! you look awesome and that skirt was made for you. i love it with the leather coat, too.

Anh said...

Gorgeous! You have amazing legs lady!!!! =)

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Darling paired with the jacket.

Miranda said...

Love it you look fabulous, I like how you tied the top!

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Gigi LaFleur said...

I love that outfit and the skirt is definitely something I would wear. Hmmm, maybe it'll be a Christmas present to myself. That's a good idea.

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Valerie said...

Oooh, I LOVE your new skirt! The whole outfit is holiday perfect. Okay, about the Chicago weather. It was cold and crazy and I needed a huge puffy coat or something that I didn't own. But the city is beautiful and so fun! So sad we didn't meet up this time, but I might be back soon and we'll have to try it again then! Hope you had a great weekend.

xo
Valerie

Katie said...

The skirt is perfect!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

That skirt is fab and the leather jacket adds the perfect touch! Stay warm :)

Kara said...

I love how you knotted the tee instead of tucked.. I'm gonna give that a try. And I love your skirt!

xx Kara
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Kate said...

I lovvvve your skirt! I have been eyeing the sequin skirts from J Crew online, because they have such great shapes - I love that they're not tight & fitted, so they can easily be worn more casually! Unfortunately the one I want is sold out, but this might be the perfect alternative! Can't believe you got it for 50% off! It's gorgeous!

MelindaJane said...

Love that skirt and those tights! So chic!

xox
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asequindressatbreakfast said...

sequins...leather...gold chain...love! i think next time i come to chi i need an 'outfit post' lesson :)

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Perverse Beauty said...

Saw this on lookbook.nu and fell head over heels in love with the whole outfit! Lovely blog, following you. Hope you can do the same doll!

xx - Lera

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Krystal said...

your outfit is so so cute!

oomph. said...

love the skirt. great photos...love how a few of them captured the rain/snow?!

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6roove said...

gosh, your legs are gorgeous!
You should go on minis all time :)

hugs!
Watching the waves

Robbie said...

You look so great in that skirt, in fact I love the whole outfit!
You have a really lovely blog, now following. Thanks for your sweet comment, would love you to follow.
xxx

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Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Can I just say... you look amazing! That skirt is great!

Samara said...

Adore your sequin skirt--super jealous :)
Props to you for braving the weather conditions to take outfit pics! haha

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