Monday, March 19, 2012

Blackbird (See Jane Wear)

Zara top, J Brand jeans, Topshop necklace + shoes, Marc Jacobs bag, Maya Brenner initial necklace (c/o), Karen Walker sunglasses, Maybelline 'Coral Crush" lipstick, ButterLondon "Teddy Girl" nail polish
On Friday, Eric and I went to Blackbird, a restaurant here in Chicago known for its innovative food and sleek interiors.  I'm all about dressing for the occasion so I paired a no-fuss, peplum top with simple, ultra-dark denim.  Blackbird showcases a very modern and mostly white interior with dark accents; I felt as if I had been plucked straight from the interior!  Now, speaking of coordinated dressing, what should I wear to the aquarium with my nephews next weekend?  Probably aqua socks.

63 comments

Jen said...

Gorgeous! I love how classic and elegant you look. In a trend-saturated blogosphere, an ensemble like this is very refreshing and understatedly stylish!

Have a great Monday :)
Xo
Jen

Style-Pursuit said...

Well, I actually think that this beautiful outfit also happens to be perfectly on trend, thanks to the peplum top and snake print shoes! :o)
Love all of it!

x

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

lovely! you can't go wrong with black and white!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Sarah said...

So gorgeous! You look so chic and classic. Love it!

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Jamie DeLoz said...

This is my favourite way that I have seen the peplum trend worn! Classic and figure-flattering. Love it!

Doux Rousse said...

Are the Topshop shoes comfortable? Those are adorable but I've heard they're kind of painful!

XO,
Caitlin
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Arantza said...

So pretty!!!

The Fancy Teacup said...

Such a classy, beautiful look!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Loving this outfit!!! So simple, but so perfect!
And JEALOUS! I want to go to the aquarium...haha
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jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i love this outfit! it's so chic and pretty!!! xoxo jillian:: Shopbop $100 Giftcard Giveaway!

blue roses said...

i love using interiors as inspiration for outfits, especially those that are immediately memorable. white and black accents are hard to beat.

beautiful necklace.

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Shelby said...

You look stunning and so chic... Love the simplicity of your black and white outfit with a few amazing accessories. Classic <3shelby

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Estherina said...

You look so elegant. :)


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Blush said...

Classic, simple, chic

xoxo
Paula
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Courtney Erin said...

I love how sleek and minimalist this is!


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Lisa Griffin said...

i love this simple outfit, that top is a great peplum, not too big and at the right height
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sip-n-wear said...

I love this look, and the shoes are just amazing!

Renee said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm getting more and more addicted to classic simple outfits. This peplum top is perfect!

In the Blue said...

This is such a timeless look, and you look great!
I love this top, I want one too!
xx

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erika said...

Love this top? Is it recent?

erika
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TheChambrayCountess said...

You look great! I love pairing peplum tops with skinny pants for balance and your outfit definitely works. Hope you had a great night :)

His and Hers said...

I love the decor at Blackbird! I've only been for drinks, but must go back for dinner one night. Hope you two had a lovely date night! You, of course, looked beautiful!

Nuha said...

absolutely dying over this outfit!! it's simple and perfect - very audrey :-)

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Nay said...

I love this whole concept- it's like everyday's a theme party!!

Christine said...

Love this classic look!

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Lindsey said...

What a great look! I have to get to Zara and find that shirt! I am loving the peplum trend going around right now so much!
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Josie said...

You look perfect, per usual. I love the sleek look, especially the pretty white peplum top!
xo Josie
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Rebecca said...

Gorgeous outfit! I'm in love with peplums. So flattering and feminine.

Rebecca (hearts)...

Mini said...

Love the peplum top! So cute!

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Teresa said...

Beautiful tortoise shell glasses! Great coloring and perfectly oversized!

Sara said...

Love your look :)

So simple, yet so beautofil!!

Kiss,

Sara

Lacey said...

So lovely! I adore the beautiful necklace and the peplum styled top. Also think the sunnies are perfect,

Lacey xoxo

.aubrey c. said...

Love the fitted top!

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La Petite Olga said...

Gorgeous top and necklace!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

Anonymous said...

The speaking advertisement you have put on your blog is beyond annoying. I have NEVER seen any other blog that does this. Sadly, I won't visit again because of this need for $$.

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

nice outfit, very chic :)

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Princesses with Crowns said...

love those shoes <3

Karissa said...

Love this outfit - classic, simple and elegant. The top, shoes and bag are lovely.

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Jackie @ This Is What I Enjoy said...

This outfit is simple, but so chic! Love it :)

Anna Jane said...

hi @Caitlin - the TopShop shoes are a bit uncomfortable. They're definitely not dancing shoes but I can handle going out for a bit in them!
hi @erika - the top is recent! Just bought it last week.
hi @anon - care to tell me what advertisement you speak of? I only have two and am not aware of any that use sound. thanks.

Kate said...

What a gorgeous outfit! You have such lovely style, and I love that statement necklace of yours. Hope you can take a look at my blog some time, lovely.

Kate {Something Fabulous}
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V said...

Those skinnies with the peplum top make for a super flattering outfit on you. Lovin' the KW DeepFreeze glasses on you as well, I have the same ones ;)
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Stacy Chan said...

That top fits your body so well! So flattering on all different levels, i love. I'm inspired to get those tops that flare out on the bottom after seeing your post.

Stacy Chan said...

That top fits your body so well! So flattering on all different levels, i love. I'm inspired to get those tops that flare out on the bottom after seeing your post.

Bettina said...

Love this super chic look!

Collections said...

Beautiful I love the delicate necklace.

Collections

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

So gorgeous + chic!

Teresa y MarĂ­a said...

we've found this blog and we love it!! very stylish.. are you from Chicago? Amazing city, I was there the last year and I wish to come back!!!
we'll read more often :)
kisses from spain!

Anna Rose said...

I love the entire ensemble!! You look great : )

xx Anna Rose
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The Jones said...

Find it wonderful that you dressed for the location...thought I was the only one who thought about crazy things like that! Your outfit is the epitome of class and sophistication, so simple but structured and accessorized beautifully. Love the peplum top!

<3 Cambria
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SILVIA said...

I love your python heels!

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Giovanna said...

Cute look! Love the peplum top!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

A.Co said...

You look GORGEOUS. I love the peplum top on you. Wow!!

I'm also loving your mint skinnies down below w those cap-toed pointy flats from Ann Taylor - you look great!! (Clearly I'm catching up on old posts ;)

Jaclyn said...

This is such a chic outfit, I love how everything is styled so well and low key. Dying to go to that restaurant too, it sounds amazing.

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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

what a perfect date outfit!

cryskay said...

i'm in LOVE with this neutral palette and all the details like that amazing statement necklace & snakeskin shoes! xx

amy said...

i LOVE this outfit...especially the top...SO cute!

amy said...

i LOVE this outfit...especially the top...SO cute!

Petite Adventures said...

Love this look! It's so chic!

Gaby said...

I love your outfit, and your bag! What style MJ is that? I cant seem to find it.

Mariel Torres said...

So in love with that blouse... just gorgeous!

Jenava said...

Blackbird has really good food, too! (-: When we visited from Seattle we made a point to check it out.

Phuong said...

A spectacular outfit! I love everything about it. So simple yet so classy. :)

~Phuong
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