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

Chloe said...

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

C x
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pancakeSTACKER said...

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!
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vanda said...

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

LV said...

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

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Danielle Celeste Couture said...

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

La Petite Olga said...

Love how you styled that top!!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

Kate L. said...

Love the layering!

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Bud and Leo said...

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

debbiecutieface said...

oh my goodness, LOVE the shorts

The Fancy Teacup said...

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

Lissy said...

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

Lissy

Lynzy said...

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

RosaLovesDC said...

Oh I think you styled the top just perfectly.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

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

Kate said...

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!

Collections said...

Great look. I adore those shorts!


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Sarah said...

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

-Sarah
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Melissa said...

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

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Kimberly said...

Those shorts are killing me - I want a pair!!
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Kim said...

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

Marie-Louise said...

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

Zarna said...

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

Courtney Erin said...

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


xoxo ~ Courtney
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Gal Meets Glam said...

I love those shorts! They are so cute

xo Julia
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Lisa Fergus said...

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

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Cara said...

Oh I absolutely LOVE this!! The denim top looks perfect with the beautiful lace bottom...stunning wedges too, love the look!
xo Cara
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Nicole Marie said...

love those shorts!

Helena @ BrooklynBlonde said...

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

Peetzi Jen said...

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

Marie Photographie said...

That is one perfect outfit! So so cute!

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Meisha.Style said...

love the lace shorts! super cute!

Alex said...

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

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Lidiya said...

Gorgeous outfit - you shorts are to die for!! Love <3
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Linley said...

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

Abbie said...

Love how you styled it! LOVE the shorts!

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AURA said...

cute shorts! loving your wedges

Sofiina said...

Nice outfit, I looove those shorts!

<3 Sofiina

Al said...

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

and those shorts are amazing!

xoxo
alicia

His and Hers said...

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

Ashley said...

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

-Ashley
http://lerougestylo.blog.com

LBVieVintage said...

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

jess said...

Those shorts are so cool.

Alex said...

I LOVE those lace shorts! So cute!

The Headless Mannequin said...

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

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Josie said...

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

Julie and Lauren said...

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

Miss Bias said...

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

Claire M. said...

I love the outfit! so gorgeous ;)

Marie a la Mode said...

Cute! I love the different textures. So pretty!

V said...

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

Natalie said...

I love those shorts and I LOVE your blurbs!

Michelle's Style File said...

Fabulous shorts! LOve those wedges too : )
x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

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

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

You look gorgeous! Such a fantastis boho outfit ;)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Meg said...

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

The Closet Shopper said...

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

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

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

Coily Mystic said...

Fabulous outfit!

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Cait said...

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.

this free bird said...

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

Jen S. said...

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

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

Erica Wark said...

LOVE your shorts :)

xo

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delia said...

Love this outfit. Perfect for summer :)

delia
http://www.lovelaughlipglosses.com/

The Key To Chic said...

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.