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

La Petite Olga said...

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

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

TIMELESS IS MORE said...

love the entire outfit! nice !

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Brunette Blogging said...

Love this! Looks really pretty :)

Dubravka Dodig said...

great look, love your shirt!
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Kate said...

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!

Lippylash said...

You look beautiful love the outfit!

RosaLovesDC said...

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.

The Fancy Teacup said...

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

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Lynzy said...

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

Cassie Lee said...

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.

Shelby said...

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

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Bud and Leo said...

So cool & casual! Love the Jcrew outlet finds!

Best Foot Forward said...

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!

Bog-Bog said...

Love the shirt so much!

loftyappetite said...

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!

audrey marie said...

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!

Taylor Sterling said...

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

Kayla said...

wear the hell out of it. It's too cute not too!

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Katherine Sawma said...

Love it Anna!

MG said...

I love it! You look incredibly gorgeous.

April said...

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

His and Hers said...

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

His and Hers said...

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

Taylor said...

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

this free bird said...

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

Meisha.Style said...

love this chic look! adorable bag!♥

Jenna said...

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

xoxo
Jenna

jamie marie said...

adorable outfit! love it!

xoxo, jamie

Marie a la Mode said...

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

Style-Pursuit said...

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

Lisa Fergus said...

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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Chloe said...

Love this outfit. The shirt is just so lovely.

C x

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The Science Fair said...

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

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE this outfit! That shirt looks sooo soft! I really need to get myself some silk button ups :/
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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

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

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

This is perfect simple chic!! So pretty!

Caroline said...

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

Josie said...

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
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Rach said...

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

Cristiannnna said...

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

MICHELLE said...

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

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Lizzy Loo said...

I absolutely LOVE your shoes!!!

Crystalin said...

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

3closets said...

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

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Amber's Notebook said...

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

Jaclyn said...

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

In Pursuit of Style said...

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

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Corks + Caftans said...

this shirt is FANTASTIC, AJ!

Gal Meets Glam said...

you are so beautiful! and I love your style

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Kristin said...

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