Friday, May 20, 2011

BRafter5 Recap + I'm Off (See Jane Skedaddle)

c/o Banana Republic vest + necklace, BR dress (old), Steve Madden wedges, c/o Foley + Corinna bag
A huge thank you to Banana Republic for allowing me to participate in the Banana Republic After 5 event!  I had so much fun mingling with shoppers and other Chicago bloggers while checking out the new summer line.  I loved helping ladies pick out new wedges or summertime appropriate work attire (business casual is my specialty).  All in all, it was a great experience and it was great to have Audrey from A Lovely Escape with me.  Here's a photo recap of the event:

the lovely Audrey
Chan Luu + Banana Republic bracelets
Taylor (Curly in the City) + Kim (Anthroholic)
helping to pick an outfit
Kiley (A Sequin Dress at Breakfast)+ her friends
Also, I will be absent until after Memorial Day as I'm getting married a week from today!  It seems like just yesterday that Eric proposed and now the big day is nearly here.  I have some great guest bloggers lined up to entertain you while I'm gone--I know you'll love them.



  1. I really, really, REALLY love your outfit. I believe you when you say business casual is your specialty..I am so obsessed with the vest! Congrats again girlie.

  2. Looks like a great event. I LOVE BR:) Have a wonderful wedding...cant wait to see the pics...miss you!

  3. Love the outfit!
    And how fun that some of my favorite blogger got together at this event.
    Have a gorgeous wedding!

  4. You always look so chic and sophisticated. Glad the BR event was so much fun! Have an absolutely, heavenly wedding, and I'm excited for you!
    much love.

  5. I really love all your picks from Banana. Normally I really don't like Banana at all, but everything you have is so great and chic!

  6. Love your outfit (again...haha) and it looks like soooo much fun!!!!

    Have a good week and congrats on your wedding being so close!!! EEEEEEP!! :D

  7. This event looks so fun! Congratulations on getting married I hope it's a wonderful wonderful day! I can't wait to see pictures :)

    Fashionable Collections

  8. Love those wedges! Good luck with the last week of wedding planning! And an early congratulations.

    xo L.

  9. It was such a pleasure seeing you last night, my apologies for looking disheveled! HA! Darn fog frizzed the heck outta my hair! :)

    Again, have SOOO much fun at your wedding and can't wait to hear all about it when you return!!! Enjoy every minute! When you get back lets plan to hang out!

  10. Aw, you looked gorgeous! I am so in love with that vest & necklace! Great picks!

  11. love those espedrilles! I have them in brown and i wear them like it's my job. wish i could have come to the event!

  12. ps. - congrats on your wedding! have the best time! i'm sure it will be amazing.

  13. Best of luck with everything over the next week!!!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  14. You look beautiful! I so wish I could have been there! Kiley made it too! I adore her! :)

  15. You look great!I love your outfit!

  16. It was so lovely to meet you Anna! Thanks for hosting a fab event and for helping my friend find the perfect shoes :)
    COngratulations and have a wonderful wedding!

  17. oh my, this looks like such a great event ^^ hope you had lots and lots of fun. and oh, I am looking foward to see some guest bloggers ^^ and hope you have a wonderful wedding! x

  18. YAY! Looked like a blast!! YAY for kim and Taylor coming out!
    WE will miss you xoxo!!! Can't wait for a wedding recap =)
    Amber's Notebook

  19. YAY Happy Wedding - Happy Mexico!!! Can't wait to hear all about it... xx

    The BR Event looks like it was quite the success, how fun! ;)

  20. Very neat site!

    Pigalle Passions

  21. Enjoy all your pampering and preparing for your special day! I'm sure everything will go smoothly! xx

  22. I love your Steve Madden wedges, they're really cute! Have a wonderful trip and a wonderful wedding! Eeeeee! You must be so excited! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back : )

  23. You look ADORABLE. And it looks like your Banana event was a huge success -- you should be so proud. Anna, you're going to be a stunning bride and I know your wedding will be absolutely perfect... Can't wait to hear all about it, love!
    xo Josie

  24. Oooh, it looks like it was a fun time!
    And congrats again on your impending nuptials! Have a blast!

  25. Congrats and have a FAB day!! Can't wait to see your pics and get the deets. Glad to hear last night was a success too...girl you've had quite the week. Time for 10 margaritas.


  26. have a fabulous time in Mexico and truly enjoy & savor every moment of your wedding day!


  27. So excited for you and your big day - travel safely and HAVE FUN! <3 Woohoooo!

  28. I love your vest! Super cute outfit!

    Lindsey Turner

  29. WOW you must be SOOOO incredibly excited! What an amazing time in your life!!

  30. The vest is adorable! I love your outfit. you look great! I follow you now. Cheers!

    Fashion Cat

  31. love ur blog!

  32. So fun! Wish I'd known, would've dropped in!
    A week from today - aaaaah! So exciting! Best wishes on the big day!

  33. Love your outfit!! Enjoy your big day and I hope everything will work out great!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  34. I've been lusting over that vest for awhile... love what you've done with it! :)


  35. Congratulations! I can't wait to see the wedding pictures.


  36. Love ths blog, all the outfit are fantanstic:)

    following now:)

  37. I have that green vest and I totally love it!!!

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