7.13.2011

style crush- {see jane}.

i am very excited to introduce to you my (chicago) july style crush...anna jane from see jane. she's got style and skills (see jane bake and cook too). i love her easy going personality and stylish wardrobe...
here are a few of my favorite outfits and how you can get her look::


utility (see jane wear) :: white silk shirt $110 or green button-up $39jeans $98.50, sandals $188, necklace $78
name: Anna Jane
location: Chicago IL
occupation: Higher education consultant
hobbies: Music, going to concerts, reading, cooking, being with my friends and family, traveling, volunteering (currently looking for a new organization to work with if anyone has suggestions), fashion, and Words With Friends (my name is seeannajane if you want to play!)

what is your favorite store in chicago? I know you mean clothing, but I love the Whole Foods in Lincoln Park.  It's my happy place. In terms of clothes, I love shopping at Nordstrom, J Crew, and H&M.

what is your favorite trend this summer? Bright colors and maxi skirts
what is your favorite season (in terms of the clothes you get to wear)? Fall for the layers and change of dress completely and summer for the light fabrics and sandals--I can't choose!

what is your favorite accessory? Earrings--I feel naked without them, but I only like to wear studs or posts.

what do you feel most comfortable wearing? Any kind of dress.  

whose style do you admire? Joanna Hillman, Jenna Lyons, Diane Kruger

what inspired you to start your blog? I started it on a whim while my dad was ill in 2010 as a distraction from life's realities and also as a desire to combine my love of style and writing.

who are your favorite fashion bloggers? I read so many great blogs that it's hard to narrow it down!  But currently, I'm loving B Jones StyleBrooklyn BlondeCheetah is the New Black9 to 5 ChicAtlantic-PacificThis Time Tomorrow, and Lucy Laucht

do you have any advice to new fashion bloggers?  It's pretty daunting to put yourself out there like this, but if you love it, then I'd advise to stick with it!  It's also super easy to get caught up in the comparasion game, but I think it's super important to stay true to yourself and to have your own voice.  Also, the best way to get readers is to reader other blogs and get involved with the community.  Stay genuine and reach out to other bloggers that you can relate to through emails/comments/twitter. 

xo, 
jillian

ps now you can email me and nominate your style crush and she (or he) will be featured next month!


pps i am guest posting over on two of my favorite blogs today:: where we love is love and mo, pie please. don't miss it!

35 comments:

  1. I just found your blog and LOVE it! This post is lovely - who wouldn't love her style? :) Can't wait to see what else you have in store!!

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  2. thanks so much, jillian! love the feature. we should meet up sometime!

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  3. I absolutely love See Jane, such a fun blog! And love even more that shes a Chicago girl!

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  4. She is just so beautiful! I am trying to master the whole tuck in the front of my shirt thing but it doesn't look as natural as hers.
    I love her advice about being yourself as a fashion blogger. Although I love the wonderful fashionistas out there, I know my body type is different but it's hard not to try to dress like them. They look so dang cute! But I'm just very different and that's okay.

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  5. Ahhh we have to plan a Chicago blogger get together so I can meet you and Anna. You two are my local blogger crushes that I have to meet.

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  6. jane is one of my favorites! i get a lot of my style inspiration from her and her blog!!!

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  7. I am new to See Jane and totally love her style and this feature! It is always nice to be "introduced" to new Chicago bloggers, popping over there now!

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  8. Wow, I love this. Definitely keep up this series! She has amazing style. :)

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  9. Lovely! What a great series :)

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  10. Great feature! I love her style!

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  11. Wow, she's got great style. I especially LOVE that first dress.

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  12. Such a fun series! Love her blog and how honest she was with her answers! :)

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  13. Love these looks! They are stunning. And love the Q&A too! Great post!

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  14. I love her style, it fits my aesthetic really well.. but she makes it look so effortless and easy!

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  15. love this! she has great style - thanks for the introduction.

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  16. Great series, I love See Jane's blog! fantastic interview.

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  17. She does have some insanely fabulous style!

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  18. Loved reading this! Anna is one of my favorites!!

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  19. I looove See Jane and how you've recreated her look here! She's such a lovely person, inside and out :)

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  20. she is beautiful!! love her outfits. off to check out her blog now :)

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  21. Great feature! I love her blog =)

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  22. Thank you for introducing to her blog! She's so down to earth and I love her advice! xoxoxoo

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  23. whoa homegirl's got mad style!

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  24. I definitely love anna jane's style!

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  25. Great taste in clothes! And grocery stores :-)

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  26. I love her blog too!! And I just found your blog from hers, which I'm now a fan of as well! :)

    www.pearlsandgreentea.com

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  27. Love her style-so chic and bright!

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  28. ahhhh this girl is so darn cute! plus she gave me some great fashion blogs to stalk! :)

    www.natyouraveragegirl.com

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  29. Great blogs! Love yours too.

    http://blog.badjoan.com/

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  30. She has the cuest style...Totally smitten:) Muah, sunshine

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  31. oh i just wish i could be this fabulous!

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  32. I just stumbled upon your blog and am loving it! My new favey!

    taoowl.blogspot.com

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mucho thanks for the blog love! xo