Monday, September 26, 2011

Catty (See Jane Wear)

Zara sweater, Gianetta blouse c/o, J Brand jeans, Forever 21 necklace, Enzo Angiolini boots, Elizabeth James sunglasses, Chloe bag
I've never been a huge fan of silky, button-down shirts until the past year or so.  Although I wear them quite often, I still have a bit of a complex about them because I think they make me look a little too boyish.  I've gotten over my insecurity simply because of how versatile they've proven to be--tucked into a skirt, under sweaters, or worn as a tunic over jeans, just to name a few ways.  Plus, when a blouse has a leopard print like this one, it's impossible to feel like a pre-pubescent boy when wearing it.


So, how was your weekend?

55 comments

Kendra said...

This is my favorite combo for fall right now! I keep pairing all of my sheer blouses with a chunkier knit.. such a great way to transition! Happy Monday!
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Camilla L. said...

Love this look. Simple and elegant! So cute!

I hope you'll come to see my last post: light and pink!

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Have a nice monday!

sharon lei said...

I love this look. I may have to copy it. I have that same necklace too! :D

xx Love & Aloha

Kate L. said...

Great look as always!

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RosaLovesDC said...

Love this outfit, probably because I am ready for fall. It's a little warmers and humid than usual in DC but I not for long.

Nikki said...

Amazing look! I love the leopard print with the soft, beige sweater. It looks so cosy and stylish! x

La Petite Olga said...

I had always the same problem with shirts but now I'm loving them and if could I would wear silk shirts everyday!
And you look really great in this combo!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

Lynzy said...

Uhm hi. I need to steal both your sunglasses and those boots. MM k? ;)

Sheer said...

I love your outfit! I can´t wait to wear fall clothes!

Kelly said...

Love the blouse, it looks great !

The Fancy Teacup said...

I adore how the leopard print plays peek-a-boo underneath, and those boots are such beauties!

♥, Jamie
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briannelee said...

Love your necklace and bag!

Nautical Wheeler said...

Uber cute outfit! Love the leopard print. I can never seem to get enough of it.

debbiecutieface said...

what a cute outfit!

Aleksandra said...

Very pretty!

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Courtney Erin said...

This is such an amazing look - the touch of animal print is wonderful and that sweater layered over top looks so lovely for fall weather.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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hello, Friday said...

I'm so loving the hint of the leopard! and that necklace is such a gem! xoxo

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Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

That blouse is so pretty! And I must invest in this Forever 21 necklace that everyone has been rocking!

Rhiannon said...

i love your blouse and necklace!
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Leah said...

The boots are great! They complete the look perfectly and the punch of sparkle with the necklace makes it more feminine.

xo L.

April said...

You look great...not boyish at all!! Love those boots!

Ashley said...

Love the pop of sparkle at the collar. Very fresh! :)

-Ashley
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Pencil Skirts and Lattes said...

LOVE THIS!! I'm always a sucker for the classic sweater-over-the-button-down look, but this is a great twist on it with the leopard!

-Sarah
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Taylor said...

I LOVE THIS LOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!

skippysays said...

There is nothing boyish about this! I've never ever thought you look boyish when wearing button down shirts-- you're way to feminine looking. And you have an elegance that boys just don't have :)

Josie said...

I love that fun print blouse! Really cute, especially with the sweater layered over it.
xo Josie
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Unknown said...

casual glamour! I love it!
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Style-Pursuit said...

No boyish look in sight! This outfit is simply gorgeous! :o)

x

TheChambrayCountess said...

So cute! You made preppy a little blingy and it looks great!

Kate said...

Ooh, Anna I LOVE this outfit! It's funny that loose button downs make you feel like a boy, I find they make me feel like an awkward business lady! Though at the same time, I do love them! The leopard is gorgeous, and I am SO in love with your sunglasses! They are perfection! xo!

Daily Cup of Couture said...

what a PERFECT Fall outfit! You look adorable!

xx

Simi said...

love the booties! and the necklace. perfect match.
~Simi

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE this outfit! It is perfection :)
I finally bought my first shirt like that and I love it! But I do agree, you have to wear them carefully :)
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leyla. said...

i wish i could finally bring out my fall/winter sweaters to wear. unfortunately the summer heat is still going strong here in florida.

i love the colors of your outfit and the boots are my favorite!

ciao.
leyla.

Taylor said...

in love with your boots, they are so cute!

Ashley said...

Great outfit! Especially the hint of leopard :)

Tiffany Elam said...

Great outfit!! This may be my favorite color combo for fall.

cait said...

Love the subtle leopard - totally something work appropriate without freaking out the non-fashionistas.

NomNomBlingBling said...

I love love this look! It's very understated chic and well I just love me some leopard:) Just found your blog and you have amazing style!

Stephanie said...

loving this look and you blog!! i love how you play with such clean and simple looks =)

SHF said...

Love this look! You always have the best ensembles.

SHF
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Zoe said...

your outfits are always amazing and inspiring!!

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Crónicas de mi armario said...

WOW! I like EVERYTHING in this outfit!

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Collections said...

Loving this layered look. Those boots are awesome.

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My name is Susan Hazel. said...

You made animal prints look cozy. Well done madame. Also, I love the boots.

Julie and Lauren said...

Cute, Anna! Especially love the boots.

Natalie said...

Great boots! I love them!

E said...

I looove your beautiful bucket bag! And this is such wonderful layering, I'm almost not sad it's getting cooler out!

london camille said...

quintessential fall outfit. comfy with lots of texture but very chic. great blouse, sweater, and costume necklace combo. also, love the booties. i am looking for a pair of my own!
-london camille

Residentialred said...

I just wanted to stop by to say i am a recent follower and love your website, style, and fashion.
As someone new to the blogosphere I love seeing what everyone else is doing and how they are doing it. Plus you're my first blog from Chicago :)

And I do quite love your city.

Jaclyn said...

I love how you've styled this. The weather has definitely inspired me to get more sweaters too.

Athena said...

I love your sweater!

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Em in the Sun said...

I am loving the animal print that keeps popping up this fall! You are looking totally fabulous in this outfit! I love your blog. It is really inspirational for me as a new blogger!

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

I absolutely LOVE how you styled that blouse! I have the same one and I think I want to do something similar soon with mine. It's so cozy and chic!

Kayla said...

Saw the up-close picture of your collar and necklace on pinterest and loved it so much that I had to check out your blog! I LOVE it! Following you now :)


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