Monday, February 20, 2012

Violet Hour (See Jane Wear)

Zara coat + sweater, F21 shorts, Express tights + wedges, J Crew belt + scarf
Let's just address the fact that it's mid-February and I can wear this outfit without freezing my tail off.  I'll also touch on the fact the two main components of this outfit is from older items that I semi-forgot I owned (exhibits A and B).  I'm guilty of getting caught up in the new things I buy and totally neglecting old pieces; I need to regularly go through my closet to ensure I'm not buying multiples (i.e. wasting money) and that I'm actually wearing what I already own.  It can be hard--especially when spring collections are emerging and tempting me.  Do you make yourself wait to buy spring items until it's, you know, actually spring?

48 comments

  1. This looks lovely, your hair is beautiful. Is it just me, or does Zara seem to pull it out of the bag every time?! xxx

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  2. Love the burgundy tights!

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  3. Wow, you are stylish and beautiful :-)

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  4. Love this look!!! Great color combos.

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  5. the tights are amazing with this outfit! I like :)

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  6. i really love the violet plum tights with those wool shorts.... great pairing!

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  7. I love this look from head to toe! The pop of violet is divine!

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  8. This is such a pretty outfit! I love the hues of purple.

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  9. gorgeous look! i really love those wedges!

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  10. I just love a good shorts and tights look - this is so cute!


    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  11. Shorts and tights are always so cute on you. I have to remind myself to "shop" in my closet or I, too, end up with multiples of things or just plain forget about things!

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  12. love the violet and those wedges!

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  13. Love that color! It's crazy that shorts in February is actually doable this year. I definitely forget about items I own, too. But it's such a nice surprise when I find them again!

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  14. LOVE this outfit! It is perfect! :D
    And I try to wait for Spring but I do always get a few things in anticipation, hehe
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  15. You look gorgeous. I love the pops of color from the tights and scarf.

    Collections

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  16. I already splurged on some DVF skirts and dresses. Just couldn't wait until spring to wear all those fun colors. xoxo
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  17. Im just as guilty of that! I basically live in my closet now!
    When asked where I spend most of my time, my answer is my closet! haha

    ::always::
    Polished White

    http://polishedwhite.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm loving the F21 shorts and purple tights - you look so chic!

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  19. Nope, I don't wait. I bought my first spring dress two days ago and a lovely pair of exotic XL earrings to match it and then some more cute pastel accessoiries today. I'm so not good at waiting, haha. I love this outfit by the way :) those purple tights are amazing! xo Nikki

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  20. Love that coat and the shorts are so fun!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  21. oooh i love the idea of wearing shorts and tights together!

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  22. Love those shorts, and the tights! Very pretty.

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  23. Love the pretty colour of your scarf and those fun tights! This outfit couldn't be more perfect and I feel the same about wearing my new clothes more often,

    Lacey xoxo

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  24. Love your Violet Hour look and that bar! :)
    I'm totally getting tempted by spring pieces, but find myself holding off until I can actually wear them. You just never know what else will appear in stores as we get closer and closer to the season!

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  25. So chic...love the shorts with bright tights and the purple scarf is suc ha pretty shade!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  26. I was just in Chicago this weekend to visit friends and the weather was beautiful! I really love the plum tights, a nice change to the normal every day black! Club Monaco has a pair of deep blood red skinnies I've had my eye on! You might want to check them out!

    Rachel

    www.revolvingmarket.blogspot.com

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  27. This is my first visit to your blog - it's lovely! As are you!

    Love this look! Especially the purple scarf! =D

    Nice to meet you!

    Heather
    kaizenfashionproject.blogspot.com

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  28. I love how you mixed plum with leopard. Looks great!

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  29. I love shorts with tights this season. The color combo you have chosen is perfect. Love it.

    XX-Myrna

    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

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  30. Oh Anna Jane, how I love your style! You're so effortlessly chic and would look great even wearing a paper bag. This outfit is perfect! Love the scarf and colored tights!

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  31. You look so pretty Anna, I love this outfit!! I own so many colored tights but never seem to wear them but you've style them perfectly here! And I always struggle whether to wait until spring to buy spring things or buy them when I see them... It's just always the worry that the things I love will be gone by the time spring actually arrives! Like trying to buy gloves in January... it's when you need them, but they are nowhere to be found!

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  32. I love this look Anna. It's classy with just the right amount of quirk thrown in. I love that you courageously mixed two purples together... so often people are afraid to mix two shade together. If they're far enough apart (like here, with lilac and plum) the look becomes a home run.

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  33. You look great! This happens to me all the time - then I have to ask myself why I have 3 of the (almost) exact same sweater!

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  34. Violet is a great color on you! I am loving that scarf and jacket!
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  35. You just convinced me that I need to add violet tights to my wardrobe :)

    ~Ashlei

    http://kinksarethenewpink.blogspot.com

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  36. love the sunglasses! would love to know the brand if possible.

    ~lauren
    sequinedsprinkles.blogspot.com

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  37. Love the tights you look super cute.

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  38. I am in LOVE with this look! The color mixing is fab :)

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