Thursday, March 24, 2011

Street Smart (See Jane Wear)

                                                               H&M sweater, UO striped top, J Brand jeans, Bakers shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses
I used to tell my family growing up that I was "street smart."  I honestly thought of myself that way and I'm guessing it was my wild imagination.  In reality, I was raised on the mean streets of rural Ohio.  My "street" growing up was actually a long, winding road until we moved to a cul-de-sac.  Now that I've lived in a big city for a few years, I can once again (truthfully) claim that I have street smarts.  Now, please know that this doesn't necessarily equate to having common sense--case in point: I left my coat in the car on this blustery day.

(Note that I'm wearing the Carrie bun thanks to B Jones Style again--I'm addicted!)

56 comments

Alex said...

Such a cute look. I love everything nautical inspired.

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RosaLovesDC said...

I love that look! I wish I had long hair so I can wear a B Jones Carrie bun as well.

Kim said...

Pretty! I love the wall & your outfit looks great, casual&stylish!

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Kate said...

Those sunglasses could not be a better shape for you! I love them on you! And loving this cute & casual outfit, too! I have the striped version of this sweater, but I must say I love how you layered it over stripes! Suuuuper cute!

Collette Osuna said...

You look great...loving the bun and your stripes....:)

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Cara said...

Adore you Carrie bun :)
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Alex said...

I love the way you layered the cropped sweater with the striped tee - it looks so good!

Taylor said...

HA! I do that too, all bc I want to show off my cute outfit! HA!

PS- I know just where you are, based off that wall! ;) And I too think I have the smarts, my Hubs always points out that I don't!

Christina said...

I love your bun and that cropped top!

Miranda said...

Loving it, I was wondering how to wear a cropped sweater or sweatshirt, thanks for the inspiration!


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Collections said...

Love your sunglasses and striped shirt. I watched your refinery 29 video last night it was great :)

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JenLynn said...

Such a cute and effortless look.

Mariel said...

Love the cropped sweater with the stripes and shoes :).

Ana said...

your outfit looks great and I love that sunglasses!
xoxo
Ana,

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

ahhh! you just reminded me that i have the striped h&m sweater like that! YOU look adorable =)

~xo
the stylish housewife

A.Co said...

I absolutely love the striped top & sweater combo!

Your hair looks sooo good up!

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{N} said...

it's funny, once you gain big city street smarts in one city, you can pretty much go to any city and walk around like yo know what you're doing

Valerie said...

I love the carrie bun and the stripes! I agree that living in a big city can give you street smarts in a hurry.

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit, you look amazing!!
and haha, I live on a cul de sac now!! :D They're awesome ;) I wouldn't be able to handle a city
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Kristin Kerr said...

I spy my old hood - picture taken around the corner from the Hollywood cleaners? As a fellow bun addict, I suggest you purchase the AMAZING Goody Spin Pin -

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A real life changer :)

Alicia said...

I think that I have "street smarts" too... but I'm really not so sure ;) We'll see if I can survive in the crazy city of Ithaca. HA

Taylor Marie said...

I love this outfit, you look so chic! I am a new follower and I love your style/blog! :)

Becca [Free Honey] said...

I love that mural. Fine, I love your outfit too!! Especially the cropped sweater and the blogger bun you have going on. I don't think I have thick enough hair to pull off the bun the way it was intended. I tried it the other day and mine just looked a little sad. Woe is me.

In Pursuit of Style said...

I am always looking for a cute/work-comfortable/trendy outfit and I think this one will go in my arsenal! Looking great.

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this free bird said...

I love the background - and the bun!! It's my go-to as well. Sweeet! Great pics Anna.

xo,
C

PursuitOfLLT said...

i am loving this bun! must try.

and street smarts come fast in chicago for sure. my whole family grew up in the city and we were out in the burbs and they used to make fun of us all the time. i'm happy i didn't grow up in the city but absolutely love it now. i'm torn on what i'd do when i have kids...

Marie a la Mode said...

You look so chic, Anna! I love how you put simple pieces together to create a classy and cute outfit. And I love your buns!

Marie a la Mode said...

Oops, I meant to say BUN! I love your bun, not your buns! lol

Jaclyn said...

I love how you layered your two tops. You have such great classic style. I want those sunglasses too!

The Closet Shopper said...

Love the outfit. And that bun looks so good on you. So, I think you should start calling it the See Jane Wear a Bun bun.

xoxo,
Tracy

Josie said...

Your hair just looks SO cute like that; I love it. And your layered stripes and cropped sweater are so sweet.
xo Josie
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Kayla said...

You can't go wrong with the Carrie bun! Love your crop sweater.

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Crystalin said...

lady, this is one of my favorite outfits on you! to my tumblr you go :)

GlamorousGirl said...

love it!

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idratherbeshopping said...

love this look on you -- so casual yet chic!

xo,
joAnn

Hayley said...

LOVE the layers here and LOVE the bun.

Two Pitties in the City said...

And it looks so great against that background! We love that wall and pass it often.

Santina said...

I know I already mentioned my love for these photos over on Twitter, but I wanted to show a little more over here! That mural is so fun and a perfect backdrop for this look. I love the mixed proportions of your layers, and those oxfords are amazing!

christine donee said...

addicted for good reason! It's so cute :)

xoxo
Christine
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Allie said...

Love this look! It's classic and simple but so great. All I need to complete this look is the cropped sweater. Thanks for the inspiration.
xx Allie

Life is a Runway said...

Such an adorable look! Love it!

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Brynn

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Jacqueline said...

so cute! Love the outfit and location.
xo
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Fifth Sparrow said...

This outfit is kinda like a bottle of sunshine, so cute and chic! The stripe, the bun, the glasses- I'm quite smitten! xx

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely love that cropped sweater, great outfit!

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Sassy said...

Love your smile :).
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Julie and Lauren said...

The bun looks fab! Gonna try it soon.
Xx

Patty Ann said...

cute cute outfit, love the shoes

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KcomeKarolina said...

amazing pics!!!



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La Petite Olga said...

Just found your blog and I'm loving it!! Such a great outfit!!

xx Olga
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Sabrina said...

Beautiful! Your blog is always a delight to read.

April said...

Such a cute and casual outfit!

Julia said...

This is a funny story -- and you look lovely with your high bun and stripes! Just found your blog; how've I missed it? I love it.

xo Julia

Allie said...

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Lindsay With An "A" said...

Absolutely LOVE this look!! YOu look SO chic!!

Jessica said...

love this look... those shoes are great! so happy to have found you blog!!

lulu said...

Which Ray Ban sunglasses are those? I want them!