Monday, May 16, 2011

Utility (See Jane Wear)

J Brand jeans, J Crew Outlet shirt + necklace, Chloe bag, Lovely People wedges
I never used to like oxford-style shirts.  I always thought I looked like a pre-pubescent boy in them, which is probably due to the fact that I had to wear them every day in high school (where I wore no makeup and my my hair in a ponytail everyday--the advantage of an all-girls school; don't worry, I gussied up on weekends).  Once I started donning oxford shirts for my first job out of college, I got more comfortable wearing them; fast forward nearly four years and I can't seem to take them off.

I snatched this silky, utility-esque oxford up at the J Crew outlet a few weeks ago.  So far, I've worn it to work, the movies, and to my parents house, among other places.  I suppose the real question is:  where haven't I worn this shirt?




Also, if you're in the Chicagoland area this Thursday (5/19), please be sure to stop by Banana Republic After 5 event on Michigan avenue from 5-7PM for some discount shopping and the chance to win a trip to LA.  All are welcome to attend, so if you're around, I'd love to meet you!

50 comments

  1. Love this kind of shirts and it suits you really good!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  2. love the entire outfit! nice !

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  3. great look, love your shirt!
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  4. I've never been one for stuffy button up shirts, but over the last little while there is nothing more comfortable & instantly chic than slipping on a loose fitting blouse! I LOVE this one you picked up - such a great color & fit, and I also am loving this necklace! So pretty!

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  5. You look beautiful love the outfit!

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  6. Cute shirt! I need to go check out the JCrew outlet more often. Like you, I was never a big fan of oxford style shirts, but with all these new silk and softer fabric options, I have become a huge fan of them.

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  7. You look lovely in the oxford shirt (I can see why you wear it all the time!) and your wedges are darling!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  8. I am now a huge fan of oxford shirts now too, I never used to be! I LVE your Chloe purse too by the way, I may steal it ;)
    xo

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  9. You always have the greatest shoes! I love yours and just looked up "Lovely People" haha. I also need to learn how to master the half-tuck shirt.

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  10. you look gorgeous in that shirt, it looks wonderful with the dark jeans and sparkly necklace. i don't really like oxford shirts on myself, but you look so chic i might have to try wearing more <3shelby

    www.makemesparkly.blogspot.com

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  11. So cool & casual! Love the Jcrew outlet finds!

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  12. I went to an all-girls high school too, so I understand your aversion to button-up shirts. Love this look though; that silk top looks polished but also comfortable. J.Crew outlet is the best!

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  13. Oh I totally understand the all girl school trauma. it took me a while to get back into collared shirts or combining navy and white!

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  14. i don't think i really realized it but my catholic school/uniform upbringing probably played into my lack of oxford shirts up until a couple years ago too! great finds - love them both!

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  15. I love the neutral colors and the wedges! Great look girl!

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  16. I love it! You look incredibly gorgeous.

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  17. Love how you're wearing the shirt with that necklace! Hopefully see you on Thursday!

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  18. the silky fabric totally adds a feminine sex appeal to this top. love!!!

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  19. the silky fabric totally adds a feminine sex appeal to this top. love!!!

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  20. I've been living int hem too! Perfect for work & Play! Must head to outlets, I want this ONE!

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  21. okay this outfit is THE snazz. why is it that when i don a shirt like that i feel like a college aged guy with a ponytail?

    ps-i see tanned arms. soooo close to d-day! or i guess it's w-day :)

    xo,
    c

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  22. love this chic look! adorable bag!♥

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  23. I love this look :) It suits you perfectly... and I just might have to try and re-create for myself!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  24. adorable outfit! love it!

    xoxo, jamie

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  25. Another classy and chic outfit! You never disappoint. I love the oxford shirt. You do NOT look a pre-pubescent boy in it!

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  26. This shirt looks really good on you! No wonder you're wearing it a lot these days! I would to the very same! :o)

    x

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  27. I was going to say great blouse, but the more I scrolled down the more I fell in love with the entire look!! Flawless!!!

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  28. Love this outfit. The shirt is just so lovely.

    C x

    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  29. Say hello to your newest follower! So happy I cam across your blog today!

    I love this shirt, and tend to live in things like this myself, especially when the weather is being stubborn and hasn't quite yet decided if it wants to be hot or cold. : )

    Hope you're having a happy Monday!

    Laurren

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  30. LOVE this outfit! That shirt looks sooo soft! I really need to get myself some silk button ups :/
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  31. looking gorge lady...absolutely loving that top! xo

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  32. This is perfect simple chic!! So pretty!

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  33. You look stunning!! I love that outfit! xo.

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  34. I LOVE that shirt on you. It's super cute. And I'm with you on button-downs; I never used to wear them but can't get enough these days! Can't wait to hear all about your event, doll!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  35. I love everything about this outfit! The shirt is baggy but there's still something sexy about it. And the shoes are fabulous.

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  36. I always feel the same way about these types of shirts but you make it look so chic! LOVE!

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  37. Love this! Simple and feminine, yet a little bit tough.

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  38. I absolutely LOVE your shoes!!!

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  39. so in love with this top! I suppose I should check out all my Jcrew outlet emails :)

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  40. oh that top looks so comfy! I love the fit. and those shoes are so cute=)

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  41. LOVE this look!! So simiple and pretty -- sometimes the best!

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  42. I love the color of your top, it's a great neutral and looks perfect with your jeans.

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  43. I have been meaning to head to the JCrew Outlet - and now your purchase will light that fire!

    In Pursuit of Style

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  44. you are so beautiful! and I love your style

    xo galmeetsglam.com

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  45. What a gorgeous casual chic look! I hope your wedding weekend is simply amazing!

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