in my closet now, part ii

Yay for cute summer clothes!

Now if it would only get warm and stop being 50 degrees with rain. Last night I wore my Ugg boots and a sweater for girl’s night! Northern California weather is so weird. But anyway, here’s a list of the five fashion “trends” (and by “trends” I mean what’s in my closet right now..they may or may not actually be trendy to anyone but me) I’m loving this season.

1. Banana Republic “colorful exotic hobo bag” in coral. Such a fun, bright bag in the perfect shade of pink! This is an example of a bag that can be considered part of an outfit. Despite the color though, I pretty much take mine everywhere…no matter what I’m wearing.


2. JCrew “boy shirt” in oxford blue. It’s a longer button-down, so I wear mine over skinny jeans, black leggings and my bikini in the summer. It’s feminine and classy without being too dressy. I’ve had mine for over a year and love it!

3. Cheap maxi dresses from Target! I still love the ones I bought back in ’09…they always seem to last forever and make feel feminine and pretty. 🙂 Pair them with a Target necklace and you’re good to go!

4. Floppy summer hats! I got the one you see below in blue from Whole Foods (San Diego Hat Company) and love it. Who knows if I can actually pull it off, but whatev…I think they’re so cute!

5. Flowy blouses….like this one from Banana Republic! They’re light and pretty for summer and can easily be dressed up or down.

What pieces are you loving right now? Like I need an excuse to sit on the couch and shop online any more. Okay, thanks, bye.

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    Erika @ The Teenage Taste
    June 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Jenna, I want your closet! Can we trade? Pleaseeee?
    Seriously, you have such a great sense of style! I live in maxi dresses this time of year. 🙂

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    Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles
    June 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Oh that dress!…. And, YAY for girls nights!

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    June 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I like all your clothes! Right now I’m in love with sundresses from Kohl’s.

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    Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect
    June 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I’ve been trying to save money lately, so no new fashion finds in my closet. Love that bag, flowy blouse and your dress. PS: Your hair looks great!

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      Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
      June 29, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      I was going to say (or comment, rather) the exact same thing. ..Trying not to buy ANYTHING, but I also love the flowy blouse (great color!)…and your hair does look quite lovely.

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    June 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I love that you have girls nights and a girls book club!! That is very cool! your the 3rd person i’ve heard that loves their boy shirt…i need to get one!

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    Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    June 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Love the boy shirt!

    I am digging colorful long cotton skirts with stretchy plain-colored tanks. In Portland, the weather isn’t warm yet, so I can pair this with a jean jacket or khaki jacket and hat and I’m good to go.

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    Lisa S
    June 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I’m digging my solid color ae drop shoulder tees. So comfy and cute. That and skinny capris.

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    R. Chandra
    June 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    i LOVE the j. crew button down! i need onnnneee!

    i’m pretty abstract with clothes. i like unexpected combinations, polka dots, high-waisted skirts and high collars. word.

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    June 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I adore the boyfriend shirts!!! They are the best – so chic and adorable but comfortable. Whoever thought of this is genius.

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    Gina (Yogattude)
    June 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I’ve been eyeing that Banana bag for awhile! I finally bought my first maxi…a beautiful brown and coral halter from BR and scored it for about $65, I love their sales!

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    June 29, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I have been having a little too much fun with JCrew Outlet which goes online on the weekends. I got a bunch of things delivered yesterday (free delivery!) and these are a two of my favorites:

    Very cute dress – (may run a teeny bit big)

    Such cute earrings –

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    June 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    All of it is cute, Jenna! Love your style.

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    June 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Haha I just bought a maxi-dress 🙂 but mu go-to piece this summer is a sexy one piece for lifeguarding bahaha gotta love those tanlines…not 😉

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    Courtney @ Girl In The Pink
    June 29, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    On my summer shopping list… White jeans, oversized black sunglasses, pink aviators, a denim shirt, some summery booties, flowing floral dresses and colorful skirts!

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    June 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    You are soo skinny & blonde..!

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    June 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I have a floppy hat that is attached to my head all summer long…Love them! I wish people would wear hats more often!

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      June 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm

      I would, but I always feel a little silly. I just bought one with a smaller brim, so I’m hoping to wear that out and about more.

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    Katie @ peacebeme
    June 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Love that first dress! What color is it? And the peach shirt too!

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    Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique
    June 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I love that dress in the first photo! So adorable! 🙂

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    Cait's Plate
    June 29, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I think you hit on a lot of my favorites right now – cute summer dresses, maxis and flowy blouses 🙂

    Love that last picture of you – you look so cute!

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    June 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I love how the boy shirt is paired with a sparkly skirt. What an awesome juxtaposition!

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    Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    June 29, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I love the first dress 🙂 I can’t wait to get back to my full wardrobe in the US!

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    Lindsey @ Gluten-Free Lindsey
    June 29, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I want that bag right now!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    June 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I really love that shirt at the end. It’s sad that I have nothing “trendy” to contribute b/c I haven’t shopped since winter. Seriously.

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    June 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Absolutely love that first photograph!!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    June 29, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I feel like my closet is identical to yours! lol I absolutely love everything posted here and would definitely wear all of it! I especially love those maxi dresses! They’re actually a part of my “wish” closet. I have yet to buy one, but I’m on the lookout!

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    June 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I’m a big fan of maxi skirts…the dresses never fit right on my shoulders or in length but the skirts are just right!

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    Molly @ RDexposed
    June 29, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I LOOOVE your style. Classic/Timeless!! Please come shopping with me this weekend.

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    June 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Where is the dress in the first picture from? I must have it!

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        June 30, 2011 at 7:42 am

        anthropologie: my drug of choice. well, that and free people…and i’m pretty sure i’m going to hit up that chocolate mousse too… 🙂

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen
    June 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Love the dress and the flowy Banana top! and I love my floppy hat. haha

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    Baking 'n' Books
    June 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Are you going into the world of fashion now perhaps?…or Modeling?..

    And yes you can pull it off. But I think you know that.


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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    June 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    “Last night I wore my Ugg boots and a sweater for girl’s night! Northern California weather is so weird. “-

    I live in San Diego and have not put my Ugg boots away! It’s COLD here at night and I am out and about and refuse to be cold so I rock jackets and boots. No shame in admitting that.

    What am I loving right now? Be Present pants. Yoga meets streetwear. Have been wearing them daily for 6 yrs. This is not a trend for me. It’s a forever thing 🙂

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    Liz @ Something To Chew On
    June 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Thank YOU for giving me more reasons to sit on my couch and online shop 🙂 haha

    I really like the “boy shirt” – I’ve been meaning to find one to use as a cover up at the beach.

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    June 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I love that BR blouse! Salmon/coral/pink are my favourite colours to wear in the summer!

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    lauri (
    June 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I’m in love w/ ALL the dresses at target right now! I actually just left there w/ a pink n black bathing suit cover up to wear this wkend at the beach! I especially love their kimono dresses- simple, flowy, comfy!

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    Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out
    June 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    After being overweight for a LONG time, I bough my first pair of shorts (Lucky Brand) in 10 years. Yeah, that’s right!

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    Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    June 29, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Mmm I’ve been pretty obsessed with J.Crew V-neck t-shirts in bright colors (I currently have hot pink, lime green, and sky blue), and Nars Orgasm blush – looooove.

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    Madeline - Greens and Jeans
    June 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I’ve actually been buying men’s shirts from JCrew recently! They are generally cheaper and in xs or s they are a little long, but give me the “real” boyfriend look! This summer I’m living in paper bag waist shorts. And boat shoes in every color my wallet will allow me to buy.

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    Kristen @ Not-So Domesticated
    June 29, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I have to “ditto” everyone else and say that I wish I had your closet! 😉 But I’m loving fun summer shoes… light-colored ballet flats, “fancy” flip flops, and cute wedges!

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    amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    June 29, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Love it all Jenna! Especially those lovely long dresses! My apt. is sans AC so I’m a sundress kind of gal. Anything that breathes 😉

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    Sonia the Mexigarian
    June 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Maxi dresses for sure. I just got two more for my aleady busting closet.

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    Lee @ in the pink of condition
    June 29, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I talk about fashion on my food blog as well…I think it lets people get to know you a little bit better 🙂 I love the flowy blouse, and you look GORGEOUS!

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    June 29, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I love that last picture!! The color and cut of the shirt are perfect!! And you’re gorgeous!!

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    June 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Can I have all your clothes? And will you cook all my meals? That would just be super. Thanks! 🙂

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    June 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Right now I’m loving sundresses – I can’t get enough of them!

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    Grouchy Karen
    June 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I also live in NorCal too! And boy, the *ONE DAY* of summer weather from last week sure was nice! I feel like I’ll never be able to bust out the cute summer frocks without covering them with a giant ass coat.

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    June 29, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I love the *idea* of maxi dresses. Unfortunately, at 5 ft 4 in I just can’t pull them off….every one I’ve tried on makes me look like I’m wearing a mu-mu 🙁 Ah well, thank god for knee-length sundresses for summer!

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    Jackie @ That Deep Breath
    June 29, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I love the maxi dresses. So cute!

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    French Heart
    June 29, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I love that hat. I’ve had a ‘no patterns’ rule for me since I was 2…except in Hermes or Chanel scarfs I only like solids. For me, I like cut, texture, and reiterated details. For instance the detail on the earrings that references that on the purse, the ruffle detail on the shoes w/the bow accent on the dress:

    But when I was 26—was tan all the time & lived in sleeveless sheaths/white shorts & sandals. I never buy a lot, but classics & (mostly) keep in my color range.

    My favorite look is the famous Villa Artemis pix of CZ Guest: It’s all about cut and silhouette. A friend who is super rich and has GREAT taste…LOVES shopping at Marshalls. She can go through that entire store & come up with the most amazing finds. They’ll always have some wonderful detail & she is an ace accessorizor with ethnic jewelry.

    If I were the type (which am not so would look ridiculous on me) I REALLY love bohemian….like Frieda Kahlo or the famous potter Beatrice Wood. Even at 100 she looked so stylish and intelligent and just compelling. The look isn’t me–but love it on others that do it well:

    Everything you put together looks great….love all the color as you can pull it off.

    Today was talking to a lovely guy who is studying at the Fashion Institute in NYC–he’s on summer break and working at his family’s store. We started talking about design and we just off having a great time. He MET Anna Wintour!! Showed me his terrific portfolio.

    I LOVE so fun to see the individual looks people come up with. Its about really thinking things thru… Am glad went to design school but would really have loved to be Rachel Zoe…or a nun. I like nun clothes too. 😉

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    French Heart
    June 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    PS Love the little striped sundress

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    June 29, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Loving all the outfits! Come here is alway mid to high 90s MaN I miss the cool weather- never thought I would say that!

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    June 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I’m totally digging the big hat. Hot!

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    sally kate
    June 29, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    dresses from target always save the day.

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    June 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Cute clothes !
    Come to Texas if you want summer. We’re having a heat wave. During June we’ve had several 100 degrees days already. Can’t wait to see what July and August will be like.

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    Kristine @ Running on Hungry
    June 29, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Loving ALL those items! And of course you can rock the hat!

    I’m loving wedges, really soft supima cotton t’s with cut-offs, maxi dresses, and tunics as coverups (loving the oxford cover up as well!)

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    June 30, 2011 at 4:25 am

    You couldn’t look any prettier than you do in that pink banana blouse, Jenna!

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    June 30, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Hey there, new reader, and loving the blog!
    I stumbled upon and floral maxi skirt that is short in the front and turns into full length in the back. Very different, but I am obsessed with it this summer! Also, I can’t get enough of lace dresses, I am looking for one in red!!

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    Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots
    June 30, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Ooooohhhhh, I love that top! It is so hot in Atlanta right now, that I pretty much wear dresses everyday. So, that is my summer trend this year… dress. Earth-shattering, I know 😉

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    June 30, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Yay for Target dresses!

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    Sarah @ goingongoals
    June 30, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I am loving Old Navy right now! They have some cute summer blouses. Also Ross can have some great summer dress finds for $10, it’s just hit or miss.

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    June 30, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Right now I’m loving summery skirts and dresses – this one from Francesca’s is my fave at the moment (I’m wearing it right now, mwahaha):

    Summer maxi dresses (just ordered this one from Macy’s to wear at my rehearsal dinner):

    And I’m really coveting this baggy sweater-dress-thing from Free People to take to my honeymoon on the beach or throw over yoga pants… so not practical for work, but whatevs:

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    June 30, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Mossimo Boyfriend Tees from Target. Super soft, pretty colors and look cute with anything.

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    June 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Love this post!

    My summer must-haves include a couple of strapless dresses (like so:, wedges and open-toe flats, dangly silver earrings, and a good pair of sunglasses. (I’ve had a pair of Dior ones for years – courtesy of my amazing mom – and I love them ferociously).

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    June 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    In my closet for summer-Anthro cotton sundresses, always (I have far too many of them…oops!), the J Crew Jackie cardigan (to wear over my sundresses, because hey…it’s Norcal and its not exactly hot here). Wedge/platform sandals-way more comfy than flip flops, imo. I also like big dangly earrings in the summertime, and oversize sunglasses , even though I look a bit silly in them. I wish I could do the big floppy hat thing, but I always look way too stupid in hats…

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    Dianna @ The Kitchen prep
    June 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    What pieces do I love right now, you ask? Pretty much all pieces… it always seems like the cutest stuff always appears when I’m on a strict budget! But if I had to choose, I’d have to say pretty much every pair of shorts currently made by Lilly Pulitzer {I know some of the prints are a bit loud, but that’s how we roll in S. Florida!}, along with this adorable dress: Sigh… a girl can dream. 🙂 P.S. I’m lovin’ the floppy hats, too. And yes, I think you can pull it off!

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    Chelsey (Cookteen)
    July 1, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I’ve been wearing skirts and dresses all day every day for work…I bought two new ones recently I am obsessed with…one’s my favorite corally orange color with lacey trim on the sleeves 🙂

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