So if Jane wasn’t busy enough lately she spent most of the party dealing with an over abundance of socializing and questions about her personal life. But she still took the time to make an effort and dress for the occasion. Personally, I think she did a wonderful job. This lovely, sleeveless, 1950’s style white dress is conservative enough for a private person but still very figure flattering with it’s high neckline, cinched waist and full skirt. The sheer overlay gives it a sophistication that only comes from subtle, tailored details and the large, melon colored blooms have an air of innocence perfect for a baby shower. Paired with simple, thin strapped, taupe summer sandals and a matching, perforated, taupe shoulder bag, Jane fit right in. Even if it wasn’t really her usual kind of party.
A recent conversation with my coworker Jane about the Peruvian mountains, and her ease in describing them, reminded me how well traveled she is. It also reminded me that the best part of her personal style is the way she picks individual pieces with lots of personality and a worldly flair then somehow makes them all work together. The perfect reflection of someone with a variety of different personal experiences that all come together when applied to her work. Like this peplum, pale blue blouse with white lace overlay in a distinctive pattern of circles and stripes. It’s feminine and reminds me of traditional spanish lace. She wears it with rolled up, fitted jeans to better show off her earth tone, cutout sandals that have an ancient Greek flair. Her satchel, like so many of her bags, is an adventurer’s dream made of distressed, brown, faux leather with a skeleton key clasp that reminds me of old European villas and mysteries ready to be unlocked. Finally this floral inspired, statement necklace is like a modern take on a Hawaiian Lei. One look at Jane reminds me of all the places I’ve been and makes me long for all the ones I’ve yet to go.
No matter what life throws at her Jane’s approach is always the same. Stay on target, and look straight ahead to whatever comes next. To some people that might seem like a mood killer, but when things get tough there’s no one better to get everything back on track, and that’s to be admired. I think that’s why Jane has so many practical and comfortable outfits in her wardrobe. It might seem like a waste not to take the opportunity to get dressed up everyday but Jane proves you can still look fantastic without your wardrobe getting in your way. Like this adorable, coral, polka dot button-up blouse. Simple, professional, kitschy, and classic it’s easy to wear and easy on the eyes. Paired with fitted jeans, neutral ankle strap dress sandals, and a pale pink, perforated purse she looks refreshingly ready for anything!
Well, well, well. What in the world has gotten into Jane today! I know short skirts and towering platform heels are sort of a staple around our office, but up until now Jane has always preferred loose, knee length dresses, jeans, and flats. Things have obviously changed! To be fair this outfit still posses a lot of Jane’s simplicity, comfort, and organized coordination. For instance this sheer lemon tank seems innocent enough until you match it with a short multi print skirt with matching yellow polka dots and take it in with a tie waist. Then she just had to wear it with black, platform, peep-toe pumps and yet another perfectly matching accessory with this black clutch covered in small, round, gold studs. When asked her why the change of heart, she just smiled and said she was in the mood. Personally, I think I’ve been a positive influence on her. Or at least on her wardrobe!
Jane, the latest addition to our team, is an ideal worker. She’s fair, intelligent, dedicated, and proper. And by proper I mean polite, circumspect, and professional under all circumstances. No matter what. A personal style that is well represented in this outfit just as our new company is well represented by Jane herself. This classy and elegant taupe top is almost regal with its feminine and fluttery short sleeves and peplum hemline but held together with a core of strength by these black button accents and side tab details. Perfectly complimented by skinny black jeans and sophisticated, faux suede, black d’orsay flats. An outfit this together is both surprisingly simple and thoughtfully well balanced. But I think of it as Jane just being Jane.
Jane must have gotten some inspiration from Harriet and her many theme printed dresses. But, like decorating her office, she found a way to make it completely her own. For example, Jane is highly educated and knows something about pretty much everything. She is also more than meets the eye because once you get to know her you realize how much you don’t know. Which is why this particular dress is so perfect for her. At first glance this dark blue wonder with a sweeping full skirt and cinched waist seems to be decorated with stars and constellations, making one think of the mysteries of the universe and our fates being written in the stars. But upon closer inspection it’s actually depicting a series of colorful, perching owls who are often used as symbols for wisdom and knowledge. Worn with basic, neutral heels that make sure nothing distracts your focus and this dress manages to say so much, and imply even more.
Between Caroline (our former client), and myself Jane has heard enough lectures on fashion to last her a lifetime. But we must be getting through to her because she seems to be coming around. Or at least fighting less. But her outfit today was a wonderful start! A simple, sunny, super soft day dress with pale stripes in an optimistic yellow. Nude ankle strap heels and her favorite brown leather satchel add to the look without distracting, but nothing makes me prouder than her choice of a bold, turquoise and gold, braided, beaded statement necklace. It’s way more decorative and daring then Jane tends to be, but as much as I would like to take the credit, I suspect her aunt’s influence. Maddy has great taste in jewelry.
Meet Jane. See Jane help Emma and Alex save the world. See Jane avoid having her picture taken.
If you haven’t guessed yet this is Jane Fairfax, the latest and greatest addition to our team. And while Jane is a lovely young woman with a natural and relaxed sense of style, she’s a wee bit uncomfortable in front of the camera. You can tell from the way she dresses. Elegant, simple, never trying to attract attention, but getting it nonetheless. Starting with this sweet and sentimental, silky peach, collared blouse with a romantic lace overlay on the upper half. Draped over fitted jeans she pairs it with an Indiana Jones-ish brown leather satchel and flat, nude sandals subtly decorated with beading. Casual, professional, and ready for adventure. Yep, that’s sounds like Jane.