Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Made For Summer (See Jane Wear)

c/o JC Penney top, Andre J lace shorts (similar here), Pour La Victoire wedges, Rebecca Minkoff bag, UO sunglasses

One term I've never used to describe my style is boho.  An effortless, peudo-hippie look is something I strived for a bit back in college (and even sometimes today), but could never quite get right.  There are those natural bohemian-esque girls with their perfectly, messy hair, over-sized shirts, arms full of bangles and peasant skirts that drag along the floor; much to my chagrin, I've just never been able to pull it off.

I was asked by JC Penney to particpate in the American Living's Made for Summer blogger challenge.  They sent me this top and told me to style it however I pleased.  I tried for the boho look yet again, but instead of a long skirt, added my crochet, lace shorts and highest platform espadrilles (yes, all three times I've worn them have been documented right here on the blog).  While I realize that there's a whole myriad of textures happening here, my inner bohemian tells me that it's ok.  Afterall, when one goes boho, one must go all the way. 



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64 comments

  1. This looks fabulous!! I love the shorts with that top. It gives a complete different egde to boho.

    C x
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  2. Oh boy those lace shorts are my favorite! Along with the sky high wedges, haha! Great styling! Off to check out the rest of the participants!

    Hope you'll stop by soon & check out my giveaway!

    xoxo!
    http://pancakeSTACKER.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the shorts!!! & the top!!! I would like also to see this top in other outfit, is absolutely lovely!!!

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  4. Those shorts are so cute! They look almost like a skirt1 Love them!

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  5. I love the denim and white scallops together. Throw in some red shoes and it's Fourth of July again. Next year, sigh.

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  6. Love the layering!

    Fashion Cat
    www.firstlookbook.blogspot.com

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  7. This is one of my all time fave outfits- DYING over those shorts! So cute! And the denim top and your new wedges?? Perfect! xo

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  8. You look so pretty! The off the shoulder peasant top is so lovely, and I have similar lace shorts, love them on you.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  9. The boho thing never works for me either but this looks great on you! I especially love those shorts.

    Lissy

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  10. I love the way you styled this top! Love how it's off the shoulder! Hope you had a wonderful 4th! :)
    xo Lynzy

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  11. Oh I think you styled the top just perfectly.

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  12. LOVE how you styled the top! your shorts are too cute. kinda like boho prep. love it. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  13. Those shorts are the cutest!! They are perfect on you! I don't know as I can pull of a boho look, either - I end up feeling costumey! You look super summery & adorable here though, loving this on you!

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  14. This outfit is ADORABLE!! LOVE those shorts - you look fantastic!

    -Sarah
    http://pencilskirtsandlattes.blogspot.com/

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  15. That is a FANTASTIC top, especially on you! I love it with the shorts and the wedges/shorts look always makes me happy.

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

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  16. Those shorts are killing me - I want a pair!!
    http://pennypincherfashionista.blogspot.com

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  17. You look adorable!! I love the lace shorts, and I think you pulled boho off perfectly :)

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  18. love how you styled it! the lace shorts are super cute!

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  19. beautiful as always ms jane! i love those shorts - your legs go on for days!

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  20. I think this turned out really well...it's got some boho flair to it for sure!


    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  21. I love those shorts! They are so cute

    xo Julia
    galmeetsglam.com

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  22. Love how you styled it!! Just saw it over on Color me nana and thought it was a great look. Fun to see how each of you make it look so different! xo

    http://www.stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  23. Oh I absolutely LOVE this!! The denim top looks perfect with the beautiful lace bottom...stunning wedges too, love the look!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  24. This is so gorgeous, but those shorts........i need in my life.

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  25. My all time favorite outfit of yours...EVER!! Lovely!

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  26. love the lace shorts! super cute!

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  27. Love the lace shorts - they're so chic and cool for summer.

    http://louboutinsinlalaland.blogspot.com/

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  28. Gorgeous outfit - you shorts are to die for!! Love <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  29. in love with those shorts - they are gorgeous and perfect!

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  30. Love how you styled it! LOVE the shorts!

    www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com

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  31. cute shorts! loving your wedges

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  32. Nice outfit, I looove those shorts!

    <3 Sofiina

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  33. i have the same problem! some girls are just meant for a more preppy look. :)

    and those shorts are amazing!

    xoxo
    alicia

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  34. I'm in love with those lace shorts! So cute paired with that top!

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  35. Summer is my boho season. :)
    Love the outfit!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  36. One of my favorite ways I've seen it worn :) <3

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  37. I LOVE those lace shorts! So cute!

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  38. I love how you've styled this top... it's such a sweet, feminine look!

    www.theheadlessmannequin.blogspot.com

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  39. You look so cute! I'm obsessed with those little shorts, and you've styled the top in such a fun, unique way.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  40. Very cute, Anna! <3 those shorts and wedges. Perfect combo with the shirt. Xx

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  41. Nice styling. Absolutely love the shorts and great wedges. It's interesting to see how the other bloggers have styled the top also.

    Miss Bias
    www.missbias.blogspot.com

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  42. I love the outfit! so gorgeous ;)

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  43. Cute! I love the different textures. So pretty!

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  44. i've been eying those wedges for quite some time now on SB... they look so good!!!

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  45. I love those shorts and I LOVE your blurbs!

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  46. Loooving this look on you. I think you pull this off effortlessly, boho or not. The shoes are just perfection, as they are in every outfit post. WONDERFUL buy!

    Kristin

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  47. You look gorgeous! Such a fantastis boho outfit ;)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  48. I love that top and how you paired with with those shorts! I've been wanted to add a pair of shorts like that to my closet! Gorgeous!

    MEGAN LAND
    xx

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  49. You are too cute. I love this outfit on you. I don't think I could pull that off, but in my fantasies, I could wear that and look as gorgeous as you.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  50. Love the lace shorts...so feminine and perfect! And your gams are looking amazing! xo

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  51. Fabulous outfit!

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    https://zoelove.bigcartel.com

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  52. Really adorable, 'effortless' outfit :) I've always loved those layered lace style shorts, wouldn't have thought to pair them with that style of shirt, but you definitely made it work.

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  53. I love it!! You killed it in this one and kudos to you for the sky high shoes.

    ps-I have those shorts and LOVE them. What's not to love?? HAWT

    xo,
    C

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  54. There are also similar shorts at Charlotte Russe for a little less if your readers are interested....

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  55. LOVE your shorts :)

    xo

    www.ericawark.com

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  56. Love this outfit. Perfect for summer :)

    delia
    http://www.lovelaughlipglosses.com/

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  57. I am in love with your shorts. Love the way you've styled it with the blue top and wedges. Seriously stunning. I'm having this obsession with lace and crochet. Just bought 2 pairs of lace shorts at TJ Maxx, still looking for an ivory pair.

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