Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blending In (See Jane Wear)

Zara sweater, H&M blouse, J Crew pants, Kohls heels, LV bag
Remember how I spoke of bold, bright colors yesterday?  Well, here is a prime example of how I'm not quite giving up my love for neutrals just yet.  This is actually a real-life work outfit--computer bag and all.  It's a little safe, a tad boring, but that's what one must sacrifice when employed at a conservative workplace.  I'd be lying if I said looking great at work was a top priority for me; I like to sleep in as much as I possibly can.  Because of this affinity for sleep, I opted to try Beth Jones' "Carrie Bun" which was super quick and easy (it doesn't look as good as hers...I have finer hair and I imagine it would work better for gals with thicker locks).  I used to keep my ponytails as work on the lower end, but now I'm venturing out and going higher and higher.  It's my own little way of rebelling against the strict tendencies of corporate America.



Do you get gussied up for work?

61 comments

Jenna said...

Such a cute outfit - I don't think it's boring at all, and I am digging the hills!

I will def be trying the carrie bradshaw bun tonight!

Thanks for the tip!

xoxo
Jenna

Style-Pursuit said...

I am soooo stealing this look from you! It's absolutely beautiful!!! :o)

x

MissCupcake said...

It's a lovely outfit!

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Collette Osuna said...

The neutrals look fabulous on you.....super cute tie top:)

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Cassie Lee said...

I really love this look--it is exactly how I hope I can dress after I graduate and HOPEFULLY get a job haha.

Lace and red lipstick said...

I really like Your blog! U have a great style :)

RosaLovesDC said...

I love neutrals with a touch of color, you look super chic!
Unfortunately, due to the nature of my job, I do not get gussied up for work. But sometimes I wish I could.

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit!!
I get dressed-ish for work since that's the only time I really get dressed, but my place is more casual so I have a bit more freedom XD
(and I don't care for Gwen's blog either ;) )
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Molly said...

I'm lusting over that beautiful blouse. So feminine without being too too girly. And the perfectly paired stripes just complete the look.

TIMELESS IS MORE said...

oh I have the same bag in my last post!!

Following your blog, love it <3

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Taylor said...

LOVE it, these are my EXACT work outfit!!! I have one on very similar today!

And I have that same bag! Goodness girl, who are we! HA! Lets do shopping or mani's soon!

Michelle said...

I absolutely LOVE this outfit! I try to get dressed up for work, but on days like today, it's a simple sweater and pant day. Thank you for the inspiration!

Julie said...

Nice blend of neutrals in this outfit. Cute!

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Valerie said...

I love the neutrals and I am the exact same way for work. I put minimal effort into it and I try not to "stand out" in any way because I work at a conservative company. I love your coral blouse with the striped sweater! And your Carrie bun looks great! I need to try that.

PursuitOfLLT said...

i wish i got super jazzy for work, but like you i love sleeping in!

i usually go for neutrals and if i want to get crazy i will put on a bright scarf or cardigan or whatever.

i wish i was stylish like anh from 9to5 chic but i feel like it depends on where you work? my job is pretty conservative so it's suits and what not for me. i try to find as many ways to get a feminine blazer as possible.

Caitlin said...

I love this outfit! It's perfect for the spring weather and effortlessly chic. Even though my office has a casual dress policy I always feel more together when I dress professionally.

That being said I'm not one to sacrifice sleeping in (until the last possible minute) for fashion. I can't wait to try the Carrie Bun, it seems like a perfect and easy solution to my morning hair quandaries.

LabelSnob said...

I LOVE this look! I wouldn't call this boring at all! It's more put together than I even dress to work! I am like you I want every second of sleep that I can get.
I even bought one of those rolling rack things to plan out my outfits like every Sunday so I could put more thought into what I wear instead of slapping on whatever is close!

Nicole Marie said...

dies for that bow on the shirt!

Miranda said...

Neutrals are so great and classic though, I can't give em up either.

You look lovely!

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Christina said...

I really can't believe that you consider this outfit boring because this is the type of outfit I love to wear and I am actually wearing something very similar to right now but in a different color palette.

Anna Jane said...

@christina, it's not that it's completely boring, I just get tired of work clothes because I have to wear them so often! ;)

Marie a la Mode said...

This is great! I always love your outfits.

I get so tired of dressing for work, I seem to wear the same (conservative) clothes all the time. It gets quite boring! And like you, I like to sleep in as much as possible!

The Closet Shopper said...

Your bun looks WAY better than mine! Love it. Also, you look gorgeous. I love it all. That bag needs me. Xo, Tracy

Kayla said...

Your Carrie bun is great. I have been trying to perfect it and it just hasn't quite happened yet. I work mostly from home so I consider myself gussied up if I opt out of sweats and pj's.

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Amber's Notebook said...

You're so gosh darn chic and then you tell me your heels are from kohls. Do you have a chic -seeking radar? you must. Just amazing

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this free bird said...

Oooh now this is cute on you and not too work-y. I feel like the bow and color of blouse in combo with the stripes kind of keeps it fun. Looking good!

I'm so happy I don't have to dress up for work. I'd be so late every day.

xo,
Carrie

Kate said...

I think this is an adorable work outfit! My work outfits vary greatly now that I work from home. Dresses some days, yoga pants some days, and today I'm even wearing jeans (RARELY happens!) And I love the carrie bun on you!! I've been meaning to try it for ages, but like you, I have fine hair and I'm not sure it would work! But I love it on you!

katou said...

This outfit is not boring at allll i love it so chic and classy you look really stunning!!!
actually in my job we don't have a strict dress code you can pretty much wear anything besides pyjamas and bikinis it's cool but i have to do simple comfy outfits most of the time because i'm always running from school to work and vice versa :)
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Liz said...

Absolutely impeccable. I read too many blogs for my own good, but yours my dear is one of my favs!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I think it's safe to say that you pretty much ROCKED the bun. I have fine hair too so I tend not to wear it up...but you have inspired me!

Laura said...

I love your tie neck blouse and I think the bun looks awesome!

I always try and dress nicely for work, but I don't always style my hair as nicely as I would like, because I share in your affinity for sleep.

Loren said...

You always look so pulled together. Love this outfit.

I do dress up for work, even though no one sees me I like to feel like I look nice. It puts me in a better mood :)

lindsey lowe said...

i love this look... very put together and preppy. so cute.

Josie said...

You look SO chic and sophisticated here. I love your hair, and that tie-neck blouse is fantastic.
xo Josie
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TheChambrayCountess said...

Your outfit is not too "safe", it's chic! Very polished :)

Laurita P said...

boring?! you're crazy. that bow on the top and those stripes are just plain playful and cute!

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Julie and Lauren said...

Amazing, Anna! So jealous of your high bun. I can never quite pull it off! Looking fab.
Xoxo

MONYALE said...

I like it a lot, its not boring at all !!

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christine donee said...

this is actually one of my favorite looks! Only boring if you look at it that way.. and I don't!

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I V Y said...

beautiful. the pants looks so great on you!

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Carrie said...

Beautiful, girl. I have a crush on your style. xoxo

It blog girls said...

wow beautiful outfit, you have a great style
perfection for work

crystalin said...

such a cute outfit!

Jamie said...

I love this striped cardi! :)

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Allie said...

Not boring at all. Great color combo! Love the color of the top!
xx Allie

Becca [Free Honey] said...

You're adorable! This is such a cute, stylish work outfit. Now, call me crazy - but working from home makes me a little sad because i don't have the same excuse to get dressed up and put together everyday. While it's nice to throw on jeans and a tshirt - sometimes you want to look smart and polished like this! Here's to more days working from home dressed like this!

vojacque said...

lovely outfit; one of my favorite color combo for spring!

potpie du monde said...

Always such a huge fan of your blog & style! This outfit is so classic & chic!

Meri said...

This is such a cute look! I'm a new reader, I just found you through bloglovin (apparently our blogs are similar? I wish haha!) Your pink lipstick is really fun. I get dressed up for certain days at work, and other days if I"m not meeting with any clients or families I just wear whatever I feel like. I'm lucky that it's pretty flexible.

Cheers!
Meri
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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Oh I've just tried the bun yesterday but like you I have fine hair so it didn't work at all... boohooo... great look, great blog, you've got a new follower! ;)
xxx

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cait said...

So great to see a work outfit from someone who works in a conservative office! I love this look & the bun looks adorable.

xo.

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Dahl said...

Cute!I love the neutrals. Somtimes simple outfits really look best without going all out or following the trends. Totally adore those sunglasses and the lovely pink bow on the top! http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

Shelby said...

Love this outfit, the colors are so soft and pretty... perfect for spring! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm a follower now your style is great! <3

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kate @ undeniable style said...

You left out where the sunglasses are from!! (and I'm dying to know.) Do tell! The whole look is adorable.

xo,
kate

Collections said...

Great outfit! Love the striped cardigan and orange blouse.

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Bailey Hospodor said...

Love your sunnies, who makes them?

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Libby Bates said...

completely in love with this look! Perfection, from head to toe---you look amazing!

And to answer your questions, I am a college senior graduating in May, so my work wardrobe is only a bunch of thoughts (and good looks like this!) You are an inspiration though!

Heidi said...

I love this outfit!! So chic and I like the color pairings as well, the coral color is one of my favorites at the moment!

Trés Awesome a Chicago Street Style Blog said...

You look so executon professionalle!
Good work.
xo

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Love LuLu said...

Love that tie collar blouse! Amazing style, great blog.

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Kara said...

Love it! When I get a 'real' job, I want to dress just like this.. very inspiring. (And as always, I love those sunglasses!)

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