4.17.2014

stripe maxi.

Forever 21 Maxi // Deena & Ozzy Shoes // Urban Outfitters Scarf // Kate Spade Watch // Forever 21 Necklace

I am not too thrilled about the fact that it's windy and I'm still wearing scarves, but the snow is gone so I won't complain. I scored this maxi dress at Forever 21 during a sale and it was stupid cheap. I almost feel guilty shopping there sometimes because of the low prices, but it is such an amazing store for fast fashion or trend pieces. Ben and I snapped these pictures on the way to dinner at a hole-in-the-wall Mediterranean restaurant we found. One of our goals in moving to a new place was to try as many restaurants as possible. Madison has a pretty great local cuisine.. with lots of support for Wisconsin farms. It's almost farmer's market time too, which means I need to get some new recipe ideas from my friends at Kitchenblend!

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4.15.2014

las vegas.

Vintage Suitcase // Levi's Denim Short // J.Crew Passport Holder (similar)// Forever 21 Tank // Ray Ban Erika Sunglasses // Casio Watch // Lands' End Panama Hat // Canon Camera
 
 
I am beyond excited for an upcoming trip with my favorite ladies to (you guessed it)... LAS VEGAS. Our lovely and hilarious friend Jamie is getting married, so where else would we celebrate? I'm pretty excited to do the good 'ole fashion Bachelorette party in the city that never sleeps. Jamie is the perfect person to celebrate here, never a dull moment with that one. I have been trying to think of outfits to pack that encompass all that Vegas truly embodies. I also am aware that I am not 21 anymore, and there is a way to look sexy and not slutty. I put together a inspiration board to get some ideas flowing. There are a couple pieces I feel are key for packing for a warm weather vacation. Great sunglasses, shorts, sandals, stylish heels, colorful swimsuit, light jacket, jeans, statement necklace, and a casual and formal dress. I think when going somewhere like Vegas, it's okay to add a little extra flare. Better get packin'!

Swimsuit // Etsy Print Las Vegas // Showgirls (December ‘59 issue of ‘NUGGET’ magazine) // Balmain Dress

I tried to find credit for all pictures, I really did! With Pinterest, it can be really difficult.
 
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4.13.2014

cocktails on patios.

 Forever 21 Dress // Theory Tank // Kate Spade Watch // Zara Shoes // H&M Sunglasses // Old Navy Jacket// Marc Jacobs Bag

I'm a little off on my posts this week, sorry friends! I blame the fresh spring air and crazy fellow Midwesterners busting shorts out of hiding for all to see our glowing pale legs. WE ARE READY. This weekend was kicked off with a night filled cocktails, friends, and a grill. I've realized that might be my favorite activity in the summer... finding somewhere new to eat and drink on a patio somewhere. Hey, can you blame me?

With taking some time off this week I've been thinking a lot about my blog. I'm creeping up on Lady Jane's one year anniversary and I've realized that I don't share a lot about who I really am. It took me a while to get comfortable with putting myself out there completely with photographs, it's a scary (online) world out there! When I look at previous posts, there isn't any content based about how I enjoy spending my time. Of course how I dress is a part of getting ready for these activities I enjoy, but it's not all I got folks!

I won't say much about this look today- other than (AH!) this purse! Not to sound like a big lady, but I am always searching for the perfect purse and it doesn't seem to exist. This might be it, you guys. It's nylon so it's wipe-able, actually fully closes, isn't huge and heavy, and sits nicely on my side out of the way. Also, I got in on sale AND scored cash back with ebates. Thanks to my friend, Krista, I have discovered this magical site that helps you score cash on your online purchases. Right now Norstrom is offering 9% cash back (SCORE)...Check out EBATES here!


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4.09.2014

work + play

Zara heels // Rachel Roy Pants // H&M Blazer (similar) // Old Navy Tank // Michael Kors Bag // Triwa Watch


Well hello pretty shoes!! Alas, I have finally received my long lost Zara shoes (dang you FedEx) and I am pretty pleased with my purchase. I went on a bit of a kick, looking for that perfect black shoe to go with everything in warmer months. I loved the shape and height of these heels, but the options below were close runners up. They add just a little kick to your look, but are subtle and easy to wear. I am lucky enough to work in an office where pretty much anything goes as far as attire, but I still like to look decent. My older sister is laughing if she is reading this, because I'm sure she does not find this to be a professional outfit for the workplace. It could be generational as well, but it also has to do with the fact I am working in the apparel industry. I enjoy adding a little flare: fun earrings... great shoes. I think the most important thing is to be covered appropriately and to keep the form fitting looks to a minimum. A pop of color can work just fine, like I did here with this mustard blazer. Hopefully these shoes are comfortable enough to last a whole workday + happy hour drinks! Stay tuned.



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4.03.2014

dots + stripes.

Target Pants // Urban Outfitters Bag // Club Monaco Shirt // Forever 21 Necklace (short) // Urban Outfitters Necklace


As much as I love crazy florals or vibrant flashy prints, polka dots and stripes are always my favorites. When I saw these pants at Target a while back, I knew they had to be mine. They are straight up like wearing pajamas. So ridiculously comfy and I'm seeing them more and more at different retailers. I'm crushing on this pair from Anthropologie right now (swoon). The key to wearing wide leg pants is a tighter fitting top to balance out the look. I'll be wearing these a lot this summer with some light tank tops running around Madison. Speaking of that, some of my oldest friends are coming to visit me in Mad-town this weekend. Wine, LOTS of food, Cards Against Humanity, & the piano bar awaits! Anyone have anything grand planned for the weekend?!

Pants last seen here. COME ON PICNIC SEASON!!


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