Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stars 'N Stripes (See Jane Wear ..A While Back)

H&M dress (worn as shirt), J Crew skirt + shoes

These pictures are from a few weeks back from when the Refinery29 came to Chicago to shoot a short video with me.  I bypassed posting these due to lack of lighting, but after a bit of editing, I was able to brighten them up enough to show you all.  Although I'm trying to phase black out of my wardrobe in preparation for spring, I may attempt to get one more wear out of this skirt before I stow it away with the rest of the winter clothes.  Although it was a total impulse purchase (to wear for a Christmas party, shown here), I have no regrets about buying it whatsoever.  In fact, because I consider it a "statement piece," I want to hold onto this skirt until I can pass it on to my future daughter or niece; I think it will definitely be one of those items that they'll laugh at me about and ask to borrow for "Retro Day" during Spirit Week in high school.



Which, by the way, my future children may also laugh at me for being dead last in the Refinery29 Style Blogger Contest...so (if you can) please vote for me!

36 comments

Allie said...

love the ribbed tights. they add a nice touch to the outfit.
-Allie
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Amber's Notebook said...

Omg I love your shoes!! Adorable!!

Collette Osuna said...

Love the outfit....and the shoes:)

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Cassie Lee said...

Haha I still love sequins, retro always makes a comeback! I'd be a dancing granny in sequins!

RosaLovesDC said...

That's such a cute skirt and I am always this close to order it when I see it on the J.Crew site. I have refrained because I already have the other gold sequin version from J.Crew.

Bud and Leo said...

Who would have thought stripes and sequins look soooooo cute together?? Love it.

Bud and Leo said...

And we just voted for you! You're our fav by farrrr!

Kate said...

Hahahaha, I love the bit about your future kids asking to borrow it for retro day! I always wonder what those items will be... what photos will they look and and shriek with laughter? What songs will survive that they'll consider 'oldies'? So funny to think about! That all said, this outfit is adorable! As always!

Taylor said...

I've voted as many times as I can - used every computer i can think of! And I agree, I'm sure there are some items we are LOVING now that will be laughed at by our kids!

dCc said...

Love this outfit!!! I voted! :)

xx

Julie and Lauren said...

Love the outfit- you look adorable. Im jealous of your long thin legs!!!
Xox

Tori said...

Love the mix of sequins and stripes! I have purchased 5 new stripe shirts in the last couple weeks, it is becoming a problem :)

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Lisa Fergus said...

Love this look! Great mix with the sparkle and stripes!

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Collections said...

I have that same skirt, I love it so much the sequins are great. Love the way you styled it.

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Valerie said...

I can't get enough of sequins and your J.Crew skirt is definitely one you should hold onto. I love it paired with your striped top/dress. How can you be last?? It won't let me vote for you again, ugh. I've tried. Good luck, I'm rooting for you!

xo
Valerie

Amy said...

This is such a great outfit! My sister bought the same skirt from JCrew after Christmas, but I think she has yet to find a casual way of pulling together a sparkly skirt. Thanks for sharing!

And voted! Good luck.

Julie said...

Those booties! Love them!

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Closet Fashionista said...

I love that skirt!! Soooo gorgeous :D
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TheChambrayCountess said...

I love the skirt and the shoes are soooo great! And I voted for you!

Fashion Momma said...

I want this skirt so badly! You look amazing.

Rene Braun said...

Lovely style!!!

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Josie said...

I love the texture of that sequined skirt against the ribbed tights. And you're so right about that skirt; it's a great statement piece and will be fabulous in the future as well.
xo Josie
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Christina said...

I definitely impulsively bought a sequin skirt for a Christmas party as well! Love the shoes. Can you vote everyday?

Lynzy said...

Texture Heaven, I love your combination here! We can't vote for than once right? I try all the time and it never lets me :(

christine donee said...

Ribbed tights = happy heart.

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Christine

Laura J said...

Love your twinkly skirt! So cute with the stripes!
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LJ
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Kim said...

I love this outfit a lot! Would totally want to wear that :) the skirt is perfect, I like it even more in gold but this one's pretty too (and it's better in black for this outfit)

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Jamie said...

I have loved this skirt since the first time I saw you wear it. This is no exception! I love everything stripes and everything sequined and the two together are a match made in heaven!

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Brooklynn said...

just voted. Love your blog.

Natalie Suarez said...

so so cute! want ur skirt! :)

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Love that skirt Anna! Going to vote again now...have a great weekend. xx

asequindressatbreakfast said...

miss anna jane!!!?! don't you dare put that sequin skirt away with the rest of the winter clothes...rock it all spring and summer long with bare legs and a simple tee or tank or jean jacket! :)

last min trip again-i'm gonna be in chi all weekend visiting my friend you met last time! we'll be out and about tomorrow - would LOVE to see you again!

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kirstyb said...

loving that skirt x

Ashley said...

that skirt=beautiiiiiiiiful!!!!!!! i need some sparkly like that in my life! good luck in your contest!

Lisa Maria said...

I love that skirt!! And you make me feel better about some of my purchases... whenever I buy something as a "statement" piece I always think about how awesome it will be to pass it on to my future daughter.

Moxie Chick said...

i luv the skirt!
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