Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Totally 80s (See Jane Wear)

Equipment top c/o (similar), Zara jeans (similar), J Crew heels (sold out but similar), 3.1 Phillip Lim bag, KW sunglasses
Ever feel like you grew up in the wrong decade?  I was born in the mid-80s, grew up in the 90s (and don't get me wrong, I loved it), but always felt like I would've thrived in a Bret Easton Ellis-era novel.  It just seems like it makes sense; I love Wham (and everything related to George Michael), the Smiths, Hall & Oates, and my flat hair could probably use a perm.  Plus, I feel like this outfit, with its acid gray and faded black tones, is a throwback to the decade where I belong.


32 comments

sip-n-wear said...

I dont know about anything else, but i do love this outfit!

Rosie said...

Oh that lovely bag! the outfit is great too!!

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Kimberly said...

As a child of the 80's, I definitely love this - it has a modern twist which is perfect! :)

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Ladies in Navy said...

very chic! adore your purse
kw ladies in navy

Hiding In Heaven said...

Love it all ! that shirt and those heels are just perfect with the jeans...

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My Honey Studies Money said...

I totally wish I grew up in a different decade! Like you, I was born in the mid-80s and grew up in the 90s. I believe our TV shows were the bomb, but in terms of style, I have to throw up a little bit if I see another Delia's catalogue, pair of platform shoes, or one of those "tattoo" choker necklaces. Haha!

Love those jeans.

Cheers,
Amelia
My Honey Studies Money

Allie Emme said...

I love Hall & Oates too! You Make My Dreams Come True was my ringtone in college haha :) Cute outfit.
xx Allie | A Song to Pass the Time

Maggie K said...

I love your outfits and how accesible but stylish they are. So great that you live in Chicago and have similar weather to us here in Michigan.
-MK

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Kacie Ellis said...

Love this! Fab bag!

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Lindsey said...

Lovely bag!

Shannon Willardson said...

Loving those animal print shoes!

Shannon
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Render Sublime said...

Aaaaah I agree with you... sometimes I feel like I should actually be in the 70's! Love this outfit though :)

April Giannosa said...

Girl, I'd be there right in the 80's with you!

April
knocked up fabulous

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

"My hair could probably use a perm"...LOL. =) I had a perm in the 80's and it was a DISASTER. You look adorbs.

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Jordan Shaner said...

Love the outfit and I totally agree with you! I'm a nineties kid but I've always had the desire to be young in the 60s.

xx

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Madeline Veloria said...

Well, you know how they say fashion always comes back around :) Loving the fade of the jeans!!

Veloria in velvet
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soulofashopper said...

love the outfit...those jeans are great! xo, Alma
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LS said...

George Michael fell from (the passenger side) his car on the M1 (a motorway in the UK) over the weekend... He's in hospital at the moment and there hasn't been much other information to come out. I love Wham and GM too. Oh and your handbag :-)

Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie said...

Adore the tie-front blouse & that gorgeous bag. Lovely styling!

Meaghann Bendis said...

your bag is amazing!!
xo, Meg
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Star White said...

I've got to pull out my grey skinnies again! Cute!

Blessings!
Star
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Andrea Litsch said...

those sunnies look great on you!!! One can never have too many pairs!!! Cute outfit love that bag! What can't you fit in there?! Mary Poppins would be proud!


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Megan Maddison said...

Oh that bag is lovely! Great outfit.

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

Adrienne @ BlackWhiteColor said...

Just when I thought the bag was my fave...I saw the shoes and fell in love!!!

Chelsea said...

I definitely agree, the 80s seemed like such a blast! I'm loving your look, the leopard heels are so fierce Ana.

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

Ashley said...

Love this outfit! So chic and effortless!

Ashley

Jen said...

As a child of the 80's, I can tell you that you're pulling out the best aspects of it. What you're not recalling are the pegged jeans, double popped collars, frosted lipstick and lace trimmed bike shorts worn out in public. I look back at photos and think, "thank GOD the internet wasn't what it is now..." I wouldn't have wanted to have that documented! :) As an aside, I've been on the fence about that bag for ages...does it bother you that it's not lined? I'm scared of something leaking and ruining the leather - because otherwise it's perfect.

Anna Jane said...

@Jen - it really doesn't bother me! It took a bit to get used to but I use it for work (and pile tons of crap in it) and it works better (for me, at least) when there's a lot of stuff in it. Hope this helps.

PS Oh I remember "the French cuff" which my older siblings taught me when I was in kindergarten...long live peg leg jeans! :)

Jen said...

Thanks @Anna...that does make sense. I'm a mom of two, so I have to tote around some caustic items (hello, diapers). I might have to buy it for myself and put it into a "WITHOUT KIDS" zone.

On another note, I follow you on Instagram and think I went to college with your brother...Hillsdale? Small world!

Anna Jane said...

@Jen - yep, my brother, Blue, and sister, Sarah, both went to Hillsdale...definitely a SMALL world!

Shannon Hearts said...

Love this outfit! The skinny jeans are great.
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octoberchic.com said...

simple outfit but really gorgeous.

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