Monday, February 28, 2011

On Edge (See Jane Wear)

J Crew blazer + belt, UO shorts, F21 top, Zara boots, Express tights, clutch - gift from friend
At a first glance, this outfit may seem slightly adventurous but once you see the demure, classic blazer and hints of lady-like lace all traces of possible edge seem to disappear.  I first wore this outfit when in Los Angeles last month when the temperatures were hot enough to wear shorts without tights but I wasn't quite ready to reveal my winterized legs (but here I am again, wearing it again in Chicago where tights are most definitely needed).  Sometimes when I travel and spend time in different cities, I like to dress in a bolder manner and take more chances with my clothing than I normally would; it's sometimes fun to be out of your element and take on the characteristics of the city you're visiting.


How was your weekend?


47 comments

Jenna said...

Love the clutch and the jacket and the look in general :) Recently started following your blog and enjoy the whole feel of it :)

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Kendra said...

This is adorable! Love the lips and the pink jacket lining peaking out :)

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Collette Osuna said...

Great outfit...love the jean shorts and the clutch....:)

AmyW said...

The purple lining of your blazer is so fresh and unexpected - love it!

Lynzy said...

I dont know what it is about shorts in the cold months with tights but I just adore this look! The blazer with the peep of purple is a great touch!

xo Lynz

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit!!! :D My weekend was boring, sadly :p
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Kate said...

Ooh, I really love this! SO cute! The booties & the clutch are especially cute! And I kind of feel the same about moving to a new city, I feel like I should really take advantage of wearing whatever the heck I want, since nobody really knows me, I might as well just wear what I want knowing they have no preconceived notions of what's "me"! Kinda fun! Hope you had a lovely weekend, m'dear! xo.

Four Flights said...

Really like this look. And love the clutch

Leah said...

I love the pop of colour on the blazer! Very chic!

xo L.

Lisa Fergus said...

You look amazing! Love the purple peeking out from the blazer and that oversized clutch!!

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Nikki said...

You look so so cute! Love this look on you.
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Julie said...

This whole outfit is great! I really need a blazer like that. I love the purple lining! :)

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Taylor said...

HAWT GIRL!!!!! Glad you are rocking the shorts and tights so frest and fun!!! And great practice for spring!

Style-Pursuit said...

I just love all of it, and the clutch... it's AWESOME! :o)

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Kim said...

I agree, it's almost as if being in another country (or state) allows you to be different or more daring :)
Love this combo!
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Alicia said...

You look amazing!!! Love that jacket! PS: Excited for tonight :)

Melissa said...

I love this outfit. The purple accents are great!

Alex said...

I love this outfit. And the bag is absolutely divine.

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Collections said...

Love the Zara boots.

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Marie a la Mode said...

Love love love it! You styled this so well!

Josie said...

I loooove this look! The blazer is so chic and polished, and I love it with the shorts and tights. And I'm legitimately obsessed with that clutch... Super chic.
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silvergirl said...

My favorite part is the bit of purple peeking out at the sleeve!
Brett

Rebecca said...

i don't think it's too adventurous - it looks well put together and stylish - great styling, love the look!

More than Mode said...

Love it!!!!
I'm voting for you right now!!! ;)
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Valerie said...

I love the entire outfit! The blazer is fabulous and I love the purple interior. I agree about being more adventurous when in another city. Especially when that city has warmer weather. It seems easier to be adventurous when you're dealing with fewer layers. Hope you had a great weekend!

Melissa said...

I LOVE the shorts and tights on you! The purple lining on that blazer is such a fun pop of color. This is a great outfit!

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D e g a i n e said...

Great outfit, you look amazing!


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Jaclyn said...

SO adorable! I love your tights with the cut-off shorts. Your blog is great, such wonderful outfit photos.

Rach said...

great outfit!! I really love your shoes!

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A.Co said...

Such a great clutch, Anna.

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Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

Ahh this is so cute! Love this outfit! And I do love denim shorts and tights..:)

potpie du monde said...

I love the purple peeping out of the cuffs of your blazer and I love those Zara boots! I've been searching hi and low for those shoes, and they are sold out everywhere! You look so chic!

TheChambrayCountess said...

This is such a cute look! Love the ankle booties with this :)

monicawoodhams said...

Favorites: the boots and the clutch!

Julie and Lauren said...

You look great, anna! Always on the hunt for the perfect pair of cut-offs.
xo

Daniela said...

cute! You look great!

Amber's Notebook said...

So cute! I love this combo and your lipstick really inspires me!

Meg said...

Looks great! Love your lipstick color too! :)

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Love this Anna! The touch of pink on the blazer is the perfect pop of color too. xo

this free bird said...

ooooh this is sexy. i love when you show off your gams and the tights beneath shorts things is my fave, too. yay!

Sabby V said...

Love the outfit and the boots. Really cute!
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Nicole Marie said...

so cute! love the clutch!

Laura J said...

You look adorable!! The blazer adds just the right amount of preppy chic:)The clutch is supr cute too- I cannot get enough clutches these days!
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Taylor Sterling said...

liking the colors here girl and the lipstick!!

Amy said...

I am loving your boots! They're so great and edgy.

I agree with the weather thoughts and how it affects what we wear. I add black tights to every outfit whenever I'm in SF. And then when I come back to LA, I realize I've left my tan somewhere in August, and I have to wear black tights again. You make this outfit look wonderful though!

Kristin said...

Absolute perfection! Inspiration file for me!

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