Utility (See Jane Wear)

J Brand jeans, J Crew Outlet shirt + necklace, Chloe bag, Lovely People wedges

I never used to like oxford-style shirts.  I always thought I looked like a pre-pubescent boy in them, which is probably due to the fact that I had to wear them every day in high school (where I wore no makeup and my my hair in a ponytail everyday–the advantage of an all-girls school; don’t worry, I gussied up on weekends).  Once I started donning oxford shirts for my first job out of college, I got more comfortable wearing them; fast forward nearly four years and I can’t seem to take them off.

I snatched this silky, utility-esque oxford up at the J Crew outlet a few weeks ago.  So far, I’ve worn it to work, the movies, and to my parents house, among other places.  I suppose the real question is:  where haven’t I worn this shirt?

Also, if you’re in the Chicagoland area this Thursday (5/19), please be sure to stop by Banana Republic After 5 event on Michigan avenue from 5-7PM for some discount shopping and the chance to win a trip to LA.  All are welcome to attend, so if you’re around, I’d love to meet you!


  1. I've never been one for stuffy button up shirts, but over the last little while there is nothing more comfortable & instantly chic than slipping on a loose fitting blouse! I LOVE this one you picked up – such a great color & fit, and I also am loving this necklace! So pretty!

  2. Cute shirt! I need to go check out the JCrew outlet more often. Like you, I was never a big fan of oxford style shirts, but with all these new silk and softer fabric options, I have become a huge fan of them.

  3. I went to an all-girls high school too, so I understand your aversion to button-up shirts. Love this look though; that silk top looks polished but also comfortable. J.Crew outlet is the best!

  4. i don't think i really realized it but my catholic school/uniform upbringing probably played into my lack of oxford shirts up until a couple years ago too! great finds – love them both!

  5. okay this outfit is THE snazz. why is it that when i don a shirt like that i feel like a college aged guy with a ponytail?

    ps-i see tanned arms. soooo close to d-day! or i guess it's w-day 🙂


  6. Say hello to your newest follower! So happy I cam across your blog today!

    I love this shirt, and tend to live in things like this myself, especially when the weather is being stubborn and hasn't quite yet decided if it wants to be hot or cold. : )

    Hope you're having a happy Monday!


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>