Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thankful (See Jane Grow Wiser)

Theory leather pants, J Crew blazer, F21 faux-fur stole (old but similar), Club Monaco blouse (old but similar), Prada booties, thrifted clutch, Gap sunglasses
It's been a hectic fall for me and it won't slow down until the new year.  This past Wednesday, I celebrated my 28th birthday followed by Thanksgiving with my loved ones and this upcoming weekend my best friend is getting married.  In a couple weeks, I'm off for a quick vacation with Eric and then it's Christmas with loved ones and finally, a brand new year.  As life continues to speed up, I sometimes can't fight the feelings of melancholy that overcome me knowing that time is slipping away.  However, I'm thankful for everything I'm able to do and for everyone in my life; it's easy to get nostalgic and yearn for the past but it's better to give thanks and live in the now.



40 comments

kiley said...

you look at darling as ever! as soon as this crazy year is over let's plan my chicago weekend :)

Closet Fashionista said...

I love this outfit! And I know exactly what you mean! Time seems to go so fast and years go by...I still feel like I'm a kid but I'm an adult now...scary scary
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Jill said...

I hear ya! I just turned 31 in october and still can't quite believe it! My dad is 70 and still says he feels the same why he did mentally when he was young. As ong as we stay young in our heads and hearts growing older will be all good. AND we have this BEAUTIFUL and exciting city of Chicago to do it in!
HOTPINKstyle

blue roses said...

happiest of birthdays! always beautiful to spend the birthday with friends and family.

i am the same way, usually giving pause on these types of traditional holidays to feel some bittersweet nostalgia. i sometimes get lost in my head and can get a bit distressed at the inherent and incessant flow of time, but, your words are wise.... live for now, and be glad.

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Kimberly said...

Love this post (and your perspective)! Happy belated birthday :)

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Alissa said...

You look so cute! I love that scarf and the sophistication it adds to your already adorable outfit

I also get really, really sentimental this time of the year. Everything suddenly seems nostalgic.

Teresa y MarĂ­a said...

so nice the red touch with the handbag! Happy birthday!
kisses from Spain

Teresa & Maria
http://thelittleblackdressvlc.blogspot.com

Lyndsay said...

Happy Birthday! This is such a great look, love those pants!

Meanne said...

I'm new to Chicago! How do you stay warm in an outfit like that when it was so cold?! Do you layer a coat on top?

Lace And Tulle said...

super nice outfit!! I love the top!!!

Natali said...

Fabulous blazer and blouse!

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

girl...just wait til you are my age! ;) you look adorable. happy belated bday!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Soulofashopper said...

gorgeous outfit! love it from head to toe! xo, Alma
http://www.soulofashopper.com

Diana Teodoro said...

Times goes by but be glad you're doing something with it.;) Can't say the same for myself...
Really loved the outfit. Super chic!;)
Love,
Diana from http://thegirlwhocouldntbeafashionista.blogspot.ie/

Irina said...

great look!

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Fashion is for idiots [like us] said...

You look simply great! x

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arayofsunblog.com said...

Wise words! It is a hard time of year but like you, I yearn for the new year and new beginnings! Hang in there.

btw- love this outfit!
xoxo
Megan
A Ray of Sun

Susie said...

Love your fall neutrals, and love what you said here – so important to remember to live in the present!

Sea and Swank

Siobhan Doane said...

I love how this outfit makes neutrals exciting! So cute for this time of year!

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Natalie said...

I can't tell you how much I identify with feeling melancholy - my 24th birthday was yesterday, and I was that crazy lady on the plane home crying about how quickly my life is going by! You look absolutely beautiful in this post (and in all your other ones) and you seem to live such a wonderful life. Happy birthday, and may year 29 be the best one yet!

Natalie
Name's Not Ashley

Josie said...

Happy belated birthday, Anna! And those pants are seriously amazing on you.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Donna said...

I couldn't agree more on getting a bit older each year, but such a great perspective! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!! Love the outfit.

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Street Lily said...

happy 28th! you look great girl! good luck this holiday season- just have a blast ;)

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when we wander said...

Time may be slipping away, but it's great that you're aware that you need to just take it all in once and a while and enjoy it. Besides, these all sound like really awesome, fun things to look forward to! No need to be melancholy (though melancholy time is totally a good thing too).
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The Egg said...

i heart that clutch

xo the egg out west.

girl in the poodle shoes said...

I just bought a coat that looks very similar to your blazer from Anthro… LOVE the look, I will definitely try pairing it with my leather pants :)

Best,
Casey
Girl in the Poodle Shoes
@poodleshoegirl

Giovanna said...

Cute look! Loving your blazer!

xx
Giovanna
www.heyloveblog.com

Sense and Sequins said...

In love with this outfit, love the combination of neutrals and texture. Love the peek-a-boo polka dots.

Sofia Donatelli said...

Great scarf. I got one in oxblood. Love it!

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Kacie said...

I love the fur scarf!

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Angela Joy Holmes said...

Adore this chic look.
Can never get enough of camel & black, add that pop of color with your clutch and all I see is flawless :) You're a pro.

XO Angela
http://fashionablecents.blogspot.com

Lexi said...

I'm having an equally crazy year ... I feel you! Love that jacket and those sunglasses (loving that they're from the Gap!)
Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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awhite said...

I feel this way too, sometimes- just a general, "Where did time GO?" sort of awe.

Love the outfit- gorgeous neutrals with a quick pop of persimmon. So pretty.

-Ashley
http://lerougestylo.blog.com

celesteandpearl.blogspot.com said...

That scarf just makes it!! Loves the mix of textures-
xox Liz and Lo {celesteandpearl.blogspot.com}

Christine Yun said...

This outfit is too cute and I love how you assembled everything together. You have amazing posts and such cute style. Looking forward to more posts!

Christine
http://www.trendenvy.com/

Janet Mandell said...

LOVE this look :) Hello from a fellow fashion blogger in chicago.

xx

Janet

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MerelyMarie said...

Those leather pants are perfect!

trendy clothes said...

Hey mind blowing...I like that scarf made with entire fur and the bottom pant also looks cute....

Anne said...

Happy Holidays, Jane... just discovered your blog. Its great, your style is great! As to feeling a bit melancholy about time slipping away at 28... well, I'm just over 60 and having a fabulous time! You'll see, each decade brings rewards, esp when you can slow down a bit -- wishing you a wonderful new year!