Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hot Pink Hue (See Jane With a Bird)

Zara jacket, Gap skirt, F21 stole + bracelet, Express shoes

Nothing gets you through hump day like a hot pink hue.  I bought this skirt on sale at the Gap with the intent of saving it for summer; however, I realized it would work for a blustery, Chicago winter (but dry) day just as well.  

On a side note, wearing maxi lengths have always made me feel a bit self-conscious.  As a taller gal, I have always thought they look better on my shorter friends and counterparts; I think I just look like a column in them.  But, I like the aesthetic of them and it's one of those instances where my better judgement overrides my insecurities.


PS Thanks to my friend/co-worker Birdie for snapping some pics for me on our way to Walgreens!  She's in head to toe J. Crew...very cute.

42 comments

Jen said...

I don't think you look like a column at all- if anything, I think taller girls tend to pull off maxi skirts better than us shorties... I feel like short girls can get swallowed in them!

Anyway, I haven't visited in a while but just wanted to say that every single outfit on this page is beautiful. I especially love the one with the leather skirt and leopard blouse. You have such great style, Jane!

xox
Jen

Christy U lam said...

beautiful skirt, you look bright and cute. I like how you add some edge to it by paired with lather jacket. You both look so cute !!!
Christy

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Sarah said...

LOVE this, you look spectacular! And Birdie is so adorable!

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debbiecutieface.com said...

I actually think maxis look better on taller people. This looks awesome on you :)

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

love how you styled your hot pink maxi for winter :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Annie said...

You look fabulous in that hot pink maxi! I have the opposite problem...I feel like I'm too short for maxi's - I always trip on them (unless I hem them...which I'm not so great at :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Ruth said...

You look like a very colourful pair ;) Sounds like a fab day out!
(And that maxi looks stunning on you)

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Lisa Griffin said...

i face the same issue with maxi skirts! i feel like more fitted ones are the only ones that work on me because they show some shape to break up the height. but then shorter girls say maxi skirts make them look squat, so i guess we all have our insecurities!
in dramatic fashion

The Fancy Teacup said...

I always thought maxi skirt looked better on tall girls, I feel that they make a petite girl like me look shorter. You look beautiful in it, and the pink hue is total eye candy. x

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Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE your outfit! And I think Maxis look better on taller girls, I feel like I look stumpy when I wear my only one, haha
And Birdie has such a cute outfit on!
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Doux Rousse said...

I love how the black looks against the fuschia.

P.S. Head-to-toe J. Crew is always a win!

XO,
Doux Rousse
www.douxrousse.com

blue roses said...

i saw this skirt on sale at gap and debated to feverishly about it; i have one that is similar, same cut, from a boutique, but in a more dusted, prairie pink. i thought they would be too similar.... sigh. regret.

taller girls definitely look better in maxis than most shorter girls, especially shorter girls that are not a complete waif. maxis can truncate the length of the legs, making someone who is short appear even shorter, and look like they are dressing up in their mom's clothes. this is a beautiful look for you!

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StylishlyFabulous said...

you look fab! how tall are you?

Ashley {styleash} said...

I always get self conscious about maxi skirts/dresses too but you really pull it off beautifully! Love the outfit!

Courtney Erin said...

Love the hot pink! I'm average height (five six) and always feel awkwardly short in maxi lengths (although I think that might mostly be in my head) but I love seeing other people pull them off confidently!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

hrcktheherald said...

I'm tall as well, and I struggle with the long hemlines too. It's one of the trends that I haven't bit into yet. But I agree with the other commenters, it does look fabulous on you, and I'm glad your better judgment won out!

Tiffany Elam said...

I love the fact that you look so fierce in this hot pink maxi. I've wanted to try a maxi skirt, but can't seem to find the right length for me. You've inspired me to try this trend- thanks!

Tiffany
http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

Lynzy said...

I agree! I am only 5"5 but i still tend to feel self conscious in a maxi, but I still love them. This hot pink hue is perfect for the winter blues!

xo Lynzy

Bog-Bog said...

I love that pink skirt!

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Megan Muller said...

I think the opposite about maxis on tall vs short people. I'm short and I think it makes me look stumpy! You pull off that skirt so well.

And I love how your coworker paired the leopard cardigan with the orange top. She looks great!

Meg
@MissMegasaurus
www.glamoroushustle.com

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

The hot pink is amazing amazing!,

Grace
Http://herumbrella.com

Christina said...

I think I have that same shirt your friend is wearing. Just wore my maxi skirt, and then it rained later in the day so I appreciate your comment about dry. Love the black and pink!

skippysays said...

That's so funny- as a shorter gal I always thought maxi skirts look terrible on me and can only work on taller girls :)
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Alicia said...

Awe, Birdie looks darling in her leopard cardi + bright orange!

Layken Elizabeth said...

I love that pink skirt, I always think i'm too short to wear those fun maxi skirts !

Hannah said...

love this hot pink hue! i feel the same, but i am a shorty! i have seen some patterned maxi skirts recently and may have to buy one for the spring!

Hannah
tatttosandpearls.com

Lotte for What Lot Spots... said...

I think you look great in this maxi! The colour also suits you very well. xo

Casey said...

You both look tres chic!! It's such a great idea to make a Maxi work for wintry day...a bright pink one at that :)

Taylor said...

i had my hands on that skirt today, it is gorgeous! glad you caught it on sale!! and it is so summery! yet perfect for the winter, the way you've styled it.

Y. Garza said...

And when do you pull out the snowsuit?! The weather is brutal today. The hot pink skirt looks great btw, good choice pulling it out now!

Yanira
http://manolosmanicuresthismom.blogspot.com/

Tabitha said...

Awe love seeing Bird on your blog. :) She was my co-worker once (tear! we miss her!!!)

Mi armario favorito said...

Hello!! I love your blog
kises :)

Josie said...

I totally disagree, actually! I'm 5'3" and feel like I can NEVER wear maxis... I always think they look better on taller girls! You look like a model. Per usual. What a shock. I love the pink!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Jackie @ This Is What I Enjoy said...

I totally disagree about the maxi skirts. I feel like they look HORRIBLE on me because I'm short!

leyla. said...

it's a mystery to me how our insecurities sometimes get the best of us. i tend to over think things in general anyway. i often second guess myself when it comes to fashion and new things that i would love to try.

you look lovely and so does does your friend!

leyla.

The Jones said...

See, I've always been self-conscious about maxis because I'm petite! Thought they made me look small and dumpy :P I just got converted to them this past summer, but now that I've worn a maxi once...I can't get enough! They are so graceful, fun, funky, and easy to wear. LOVE the hot pink, makes it extra special.

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Collections said...

Neon pink looks awesome on you :)

Collections

Dylana Suarez said...

Beautiful skirt! I love it!

xoxo,

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Suzy { Inspire Me Now } said...

I thought it was just me! Being a taller girl, I too feel a little conscious in Maxi's.

Sell WoW Accounts said...

great color combinations!

{Emily} Simply Southern said...

have that skirt as well and love it!

Alicia said...

is your friend wearing the J.Crew MacAlister wedge?