Monday, April 4, 2011

April Showers (See Jane Wear)

H&M blazer, BB Dakota lace top, Club Monaco skirt, Rebecca Minkoff bag (via Gilt), J Crew shoes (via eBay), UO sunglasses
I had a bridal shower this past Saturday and although temperatures were on the chilly side, I was determined to dress in spring clothes and lose the tights once and for all.  I wanted to wear something feminine and light, so I opted for soft colors and romantic fabrics like chiffon and lace.  The bridal shower was my first and it was so much fun (it was held at Jane's in Chicago...how appropriate!).  It was followed by my bachelorette party that evening where the fun continued long into the wee hours of the night.  I'm just so grateful to my friends and family for hosting and attending all the events on Saturday--I had such a great time seeing everyone and letting loose.  And, let's just say I rode a mechanical bull.


How was your weekend?

63 comments

Alex said...

Love the skirt and your legs look incredibly long in that outfit. So jealous. I'm also obsessing over the shoes. Hope you had fun during the celebrations.

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this free bird said...

I love that lace top! Tell me you got pictures on the bull. Post.immediately.

xo,
c

Style-Pursuit said...

Beautiful combination! And those shoes.... I'm obsessing over a similar pair from Madewell! :o)

x

Kendra said...

Oh, how fun! Sounds like you had a great weekend... congrats on the shower!

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TIMELESS IS MORE said...

such a sweet outfit, you look really pretty!

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Dubravka Dodig said...

Great look, skirt is wonderful!
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Lynzy said...

Sounds like you had a great bachelorette weekend :) I love your combination of stripes and lace here, it's adorable on you!

xo Lynz
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Cassie Lee said...

Congrats again--so exciting! I love your shoes and really want a Rebecca Minkoff bag of my own one day :)

Kate said...

Okay, first you look GORGEOUS, this outfit is so, so pretty on you! And second, I styled pretty much the exact same outfit on the weekend but then decided that wearing it with tights made it lose something, and decided to wait until I could wear it with bare legs and nude shoes. TOO funny. Glad to hear you had a fun weekend - love that you rode a mechanical bull! Ha! Again, you look SO pretty here, miss Anna! xo.

Molly said...

This outfit is such a fantastic mix of texture! So feminine and pretty. You look lovely. I hope you were showered with love and lots of FUN gifts!

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

asequindressatbreakfast said...

any great bachelorette party should end with a ride on a mechanical bull! :) i had a shower this weekend as well and also enjoyed the first bare legs dressing of the year!

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Miranda said...

What an amazing outfit, I love the blazer and how you wore it with something lite.

Those shoes are awesome!

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Lisa Fergus said...

I love this look! Beautiful contrast with the lace and romantic skirt!

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Collections said...

I absolutely love your skirt and top! I've been to a bachelorette party before they can be crazy but so much fun!

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Leah said...

I wish there were a word for my mouth dropping open... I absolutely love this outfit! It is the perfect mix for a bridal shower, and you just look so beautiful in that pink lipstick!

xo L.

Julie and Lauren said...

Love your cute blazer, Anna. Hope you had a great time with all the festivities- share pics of the bull ; )
Xx

christine donee said...

Yay for spring and pretty skirts

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

What an exciting time! WOOOHOOO for bullriding!!!
xxx

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Mariel said...

Jane I adore your outfit!! It's one of my favorites yet. So perfect for a wedding shower :)

Taylor said...

So adorable - loving that skirt!!!!! And AMEN to loosing tights...although this morning was not nearly as was as I would have liked!

Briana + Stephanie. said...

um,i'm in love with that lace top! great outfit lady!
care to follow each other?
xx

featherfactor said...

What a great bridal shower look! Modern but still perfect for a shower :) I loved the stripes with the pale pink and the lace detailing <3

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Kayla said...

Love the outfit. I need an H&M now! So many things I adore on bloggers that I can't get my hands on.

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April said...

So adorable, as always! Wasn't it great to enjoy a little "spring" weather in chi-town? Boo to rain this week!

Nicole Marie said...

such a cute outfit! love the lace top!

Katie said...

Your skirt is beautiful! Great photos :)


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Marie a la Mode said...

This outfit is so cute! Your skirt is so beautiful, I'm actually in love with it I think. I'm going to have to check out Club Monaco. We only have one in the city and I haven't been there in ages.

And yay for riding a mechanical bull! I've never done it but I've been tempted before. Very tempted.
;)

Josie said...

My dear, this look is PERFECT for a spring bridal shower! I love the soft shape and color of the skirt. Like, I'm obsessed. And it pairs so beautifully with that striped blazer. Glad you had such a fabulous time!
xo Josie
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Cat said...

Love that lace top with that striped blazer...and wow, your legs go on for miles :)

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Um...that skirt is amazing!! Loving how you paired it with the stripes and lace...just perfect. Sounds like you had an absolute blast! xo

Meri said...

haha- my weekend was great, I wore the same dress and tights for 2 days straight pretty much :)
I adoooore your sunglasses!
Meri
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Laura *You Stir Me* said...

oh I love it! This is one of those outfits I'd never think to put together but now it's on my list - just lovely!

Ashleigh said...

Love this ensemble. Skirt = fabulous. Jacket = want it!
It's not a good time until somebody rides a mechanical bull ;)
Did you happen to notice how warm it got late last evening? Divine! Too bad it didn't last :(

MG said...

I love everything about this look. The stripes with the lace and flowy gauze skirt. Amazing!

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Awe that is so exciting! I'm so glad you had a great time and let loose! This outfit is one of my faves of yours and is so inspiring. I am all about lace and delicate pinks right now!

Courtney Erin said...

That blazer is uber fabulous! I love the stripes. And it sounds like you had a super fun hen party - I really, really hope you immortalized the bull ride in photos!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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ash said...

your blazer works so nicely w. ur skirt!

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Becca [Free Honey] said...

I love the idea of you dressed in such a sweet outfit with all these pastels and riding a mechanical bull!! Good for you! That's what bachlorette parties are for! I'm glad to hear you had fun. Now hopefully the weather catches up with your wardrobe and you all get some spring weather soon!

Jamie said...

This outfit is so romantic and absolutely perfect for the shower! I love love love that blazer!

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Collette Osuna said...

Super sharp shower outfit:)

TheChambrayCountess said...

Adorable! I love how romantic-yet-crisp your outfit is- excellent work!

Pamela said...

gorgeous outfit!! I love it and love love love that bag!
xoxo

Jen S. said...

You look fantastic! I love this outfit!

jen
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Jammer said...

Love everything!! Those shoes are too perfect!

RosaLovesDC said...

You looked so perfect for your wedding shower.
And I think the decision of going without tights was a good one, your look says spring all over.

Erika of Style Activist said...

I just went to a bachelorette party and shower this weekend too! Ohhh the wee hours of the night got a little silly. But we had a blast. You look so chic in these colors and I love the glasses! Loveeeee love that you rode a bull. That's a real bachelorette fiesta :)

Xo,
Erika
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pearls and green tea said...

I love Jane's second room for private parties! Been to 2 events there and it seriously is such a charming party venue! I live just about 5 minutes from there. :)

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The Closet Shopper said...

I absolutely love this outfit. I have a flow-y blush skirt that I haven't worn yet but you've totally inspired me.

Also, did you see that B.Jones used your photo today? How cool is that??

xoxo,
Tracy

Jaclyn said...

Oh, WOW this is one of my favorite outfits seen around the blog world - this is so perfect! Obviously, you were a knock out at the Bridal shower. ;)

Jaclyn

OnTheRacks said...

Such a cute striped blazer! And loving that skirt. Adorable as always! xx

sss said...

i love your skirt :)

LR said...

Please tell me where you can find a mechanical bull in Chicago!!

idratherbeshopping said...

love you in your lace tank! so pretty for your shower...hope you're enjoying all of the wedding festivities! soak it all in...it goes by SO FAST!
xo,
joAnn

Allie said...

Love everything about this outfit. great skirt, blazer, top, shoes. I want it.
xx Allie

Melissa said...

Why are there no pictures of you on the bull? Now THAT would be fun. :)

You look utterly perfect for both a shower and a bachelorette party! It sounds like you had a fabulous time, too!

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Corks + Caftans said...

dig that skirt, lady.

Marcie said...

Very pretty outfit, Jane! I just LOVE it.

xo Marcie

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE this! That skirt is gorgeous!
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Savannah said...

I'm so glad I found your blog, you are stunning & you have wonderful style. I'm totally inspired!

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Nikki said...

Aww congrats on your bridal shower! Sounded like the perfect party. You look super gorgeous and very "bridal"

xx
Nikki

Valerie said...

I love that blazer and skirt! I love that you dress for the weather you want it to be, I do the same thing. I'm all about dressing for spring right now. So glad you had a great shower and bachelorette party! Hilarious about the mechanical bull!

lievebee said...

good ideas!

Adventures in Fashion said...

This look is INCREDIBLE! I love everything about it-- that blazer and skirt together is magic! *sigh*

xx
Vickie