in my closet now

by jenna on May 11, 2011

I got the idea for this post from my friend Gina, who started a wonderful series of fashion posts on her blog. Let it be noted that Gina is, and always will be, way more fashionable than me. My usual attire consists of stretchy black yoga pants and old sorority t-shirts splattered with tomato sauce. I’m really not that cool.

However, despite my inherent uncoolness, I still love to shop. Sometimes, a little too much. But, hey, I’m a girl and that’s what we do…right? So here’s a few of my favorite closet items right now.

1. Silence & Noise navy boyfriend blazer from Urban Outfitters

I wear this with jean shorts, skirts, jeans, pants, dresses…pretty much anything. I love the funky print and the fact that it’s casual enough to throw on over jeans, but nice enough to dress up any outfit.

2. Cotton printed scarves from Urban Outfitters

I wear this with t-shirts or tank tops in the summer. It’s still pretty chilly at night in NorCal, so lightweight scarves are the perfect cute option with jeans.

3. Old Navy sundresses

I wear this with clunky Target necklaces and a lightweight button down sweater….or over a bathing suit! These dresses are only about $10 and can be worn for numerous occasions.

4. J.Crew striped cardigans

I wear this with anything and everything! I have an obsession with stripes and guess I am lucky right now since it’s apparently in style. I don’t know if J.Crew currently has this exact cardigan, since I got it on sale a few weeks back from an outlet store, but there’s some comparable sweaters in the store right now.

5. “Colorblock sandals” from Gap

I wear these with sundresses, skirts and shorts. They are super comfy and really cute!

6. Ruffled tank top from Banana Republic

I wear this with jeans, jean shorts and skirts. It looks like silk but it’s not! That means no dry cleaning tears or sweat prickles. I love the cute ruffles and the flattering fit of this top. I got it from the Banana Republic Outlet a couple weeks ago but have seen some tops just like it on clearance right now in the store!

What’s a “must” in your closet now?

Ps–wedges in first photo are from Banana Republic. I like to wear them while frying chickens.

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Luyi May 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm

You have such a rockin’ closet – I love your style!

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jenna May 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm

how dare you post the cutest pair of wedge sandals i’ve seen and not post the brand!!???? :) love this alot!!

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Luyi May 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm

As for my closet, I adore dresses from Patagonia. Bright and floral, yet at the same time super-durable. The kind of clothing that you can not worry about, always rely on, and have last for ages.

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Erin May 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I LOVE those wedges at the top of your post! For some reason my boyfriend hates wedges though. IDK what’s wrong with him, but if he can accept my converse sneakers, I think he can deal with me wearing wedges occasionally. Your sandals from Gap are adorable too. I wish I didn’t work in a lab where I had to wear closed toes shoes on weekdays :-(. I should take pictures of my closet. People might die seeing how much clothing/shoes I have…

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Kelly May 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Aren’t boy the weirdest creatures ever? My husband will tell me he doesn’t like a dress that I really want to buy, as he stands there in a tshirt from high school and cargo shorts, for goodness sakes!

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Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Bahahah this is so true. Along with espadrilles. He HATES espadrilles ;)

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Lisa @ I'm an Okie May 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Cute cute pieces! I have the same sundress from Old Navy and you are right–it’s very versatile!

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Elizabeth May 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm

@jenna: thank you! Where is the link for me to go buy these adorable wedges?! :)

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Moni'sMeals May 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Your style rocks! We have very similiar taste too. I love the green dress, the first blue shoes at the top, and the last shirt the best. :)

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Kristin Murdock May 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Super cute wedges! My current closet obsessions are white LOFT shorts (the perfect length! not “Mom” long but not “junior high” short! :) I’m also really liking my gold Kelly & Kate sandals – they look good with everything.
LOVE those scarves, Jenna! Cute stuff.

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Urban Wife May 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Love it, especially those chic Gap sandals. Perfect for Florida! :)

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Kelly May 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Old Navy is most definitely my favorite store…um ever!

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Kelly May 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I love cotton dresses right now in solids and florals. I love my gladiator sandals I bought in Italy and always love the huge turquoise necklace I’ve wore every summer for the past 4 years.

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Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy May 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm

You have great style, all this stuff is kind of adorable. (Esp the blazer..love.)
My staple right now is pencil skirts. I wear them almost every day bc I’m super tall and I think they’re the most flattering. I’ve actually put myself on a pencil skirt buying freeze…it was getting a little out of hand…

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Maggie May 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I love the wedges and everything else. I was reading the post and thinking I had to ask you where the wedges were from, but then you got it in there. Thanks! :)

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Love those wedges!! I have a very similar pair! My wardrobe staple are dresses. I wear them all summer and then all fall/winter with tights.

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Christie May 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Lovethe wedges!! Who makes them?!

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Holly @ The Runny Egg May 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I love stripes too — and those wedges are so awesome! I love the buckle.

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 11, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I just got done leaving a comment on Gina’s fashion posts!

Anyway, love your closet and clothes…so pretty!

Must have closet item: Be Present pants. They are a lightweight yoga/around town pants and you’d love them! Perfect for Cali weather and just wearing around. Soooo comfy. Drawstring and lightweight, love em for the past 7 yrs or so…my go to pants.

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Kristi May 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I have that same dress from Old Navy. I think it was my first green purchase in a long time.

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Jesse May 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

love the wedges, fabulous.

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Lia {sprightly} May 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Fun post! A must have for me right now is scarves. A pretty printed scarf can make a white tee, jeans and flats look so chic – and they’re especially great since it’s still a little chilly in Boston. I also have a new-found love for stripes, can’t get enough of them right now.

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Heather at Heather's Dish May 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Ok can I please have all of your shoes? Pretty please?!

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Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL May 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Those wedges are fab! So fab.

http://goldhearted.etsy.com

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Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition May 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Those are adorable espadrilles! I just bought some really cute ones from the Gap, believe it or not. I never shop there but walked in randomly the other day and saw these really cute nude espie’s that are super comfy! Soooo excited for summer clothes!

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Emma May 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Ooooh I have the same scarf and I LOVE it! Is there nothing more genius than a circle scarf? Recently my millions of other scarves get ignored for that one and a multicolored Madewell scarf.

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The Teenage Taste May 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Can we trade closets, Jenna?! I have loads of t-shirts! ;-)
I love those wedge sandals – so summery!

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Katy @ A Healthy Shot May 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I’m kind of obsessed with J.Crew skirts right now. And anything that Kate Middleton wears. ;-) Love all of your favorite things! I just purchased a similar pair of wedges this afternoon!

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Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Totally digging those wedges. And sundresses are my favorite part of summer!

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Amy May 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

This might sound a little lame, but could you do a little tutorial on how to put on a scarf so it looks casual? Thanks! The favorite things in my closet are cute, casual skirts by Aventura from sierratradingpost.com. They run a size big though if anyone is going to order.

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Deanna May 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Amy: This YouTube video will help! 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LYAEz777AU&feature=youtu.be

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Amy May 12, 2011 at 2:45 am

Sweet! Thanks!

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Emily @ Savory and Savage May 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

My fav are the gap sandals:-)

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McKella May 11, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I love tan cargo shorts. I also love my beaded sandals, hunter green motorcycle jacket and my new favorite tee shirt from target, navy blue with a green “painted’ flower. And of course my Fraggle Rock tee shirt and yoga pants. It’s ok, I’m not cool either.

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Laura May 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I love everything you’ve posted! Right now I’m obsessed with my Blue Sea necklace from Anthropologie (one of my favorite purchases ever since it dresses up the most casual of outfits), a striped J. Crew cardigan (very similar to the one you posted), and the Mariposa tank from Anthropologie. I just want to wear anything remotely springy all the time now.

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French Heart May 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Very cute.

By coincidence, today I did a post on ‘I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style’ by Amanda Brooks, Fashion Director of Barneys….etc etc etc.

LOVE this book and only $19. very good investment, excellent clarifying ideas. Have always loved classics as was in a profession that paid (literally) to dress with some elegance. But after reading this decide love ‘Minimalist’ even more–although all the category looks are fun to read about–it’s what fit the person. ie Bohemian, High Fashion, Street, Eclectic, Basis, Cheap Chic, Designer, Vintage, etc.

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Molly May 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Oh wow I really like the featured items in your closet currently. Those first shoes especially :o)

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Annalise May 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Oh, no, now I think I’ve got to go shopping! Sorry bank account!

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Lauren Z. May 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Love, Love, LOVE those wedges! Spring/Summer staples for me are definitely wedges/espadrilles (multiple styles and colors of course ) :) and cardigans. Although I do need to kick it up in the sundress department.

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Ashley May 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

The wedges are adorable!!

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Krystina (Organically Me) May 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm

That blazer is fan.tast.ic

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Fancy May 11, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Great post! :)

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kaila @ healthy helper! May 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I love all those pieces! Especially the sandals from Gap! SO CUTE!

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katie May 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Love the silence and noise blazer! Super cute! I love your style, its’ you ‘ and that all that matters!!!

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Ida May 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm

that last line of this post might be the greatest thing I’ve ever read on your blog!

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Cara May 11, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I love your wardrobe! Those shoes are adorable!

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Julie (Food & Other Things) May 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I love all the clothes in this post! Especially the scarf and the ruffled tank from Banana Republic. Scarves are such a fun way to add color and print to an outfit!

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stephanie May 11, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Ha. Wedges while frying chicken. Cute.

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Daisy May 11, 2011 at 4:57 pm

you have great sense of style, jenna!

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Lauren May 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I JUST bought that exact same J. Crew striped cardigan. I haven’t worn it yet but I LOVE it! :)

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McKayla (green groats) May 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Love the gap sandals. I wish I was as stylish as you!

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Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I like the banana republic ruffle shirt. Cute!

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

LOVE the shoes!!!!

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Molly @ RDexposed May 11, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I just got a new Target dress to prepare for the CA heat next week!

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sarah May 11, 2011 at 6:45 pm

LOVE. THIS. POST. you are adorbs.

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock May 11, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Love all of these Jenna! My must are sundresses…it’s not quite warm enough yet, but they’re all I like to wear in the summer!

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Kim May 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Love it all! The blazer is right up my alley. My wardrobe is pretty much skinny (stretchy, not tight!) jeans with a tank top, blazer, and big earrings or a big necklace. I just snagged the cutest dress ever at Old Navy too. I can’t wait for summer! :)

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Heather M May 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I love the blue wedges!

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The Newlywed Chefs May 11, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Classic Old Navy flip flops. I sort of live in them over the summer…

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Kate @ Fitting into the Windy City May 11, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I’m so into cardigans right now, def have to hit up Jcrew!

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Kristin @ FoodFash May 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I have a pair of gold linen Banana wedges that I bought like 5 years ago that are in sad, sad shape, but they are still my fav. Your blue wedges remind me of how badly I need a new go-to pair!

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Katrina May 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Your shoes make me so jealous.

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gina (fitnessista) May 11, 2011 at 9:17 pm

you’ve gotta stop understating your amazing fashion sense- you always look gorg when i see you :)
thanks for the shout out! love you <3

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Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily May 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm

That j.crew cardigan is really cute. A great year around sweater.

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Holly May 11, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Ready for a chuckle? I’m wearing that exact Banana Republic outlet ruffle top right now, except in a chartruse and navy leaf print – and I have it another green and brown brushstoke print too! But I wish I would have seen the polka dots one too :)

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Amy May 11, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Love this post as much as I love your closet pieces!

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khushboo May 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Can we go shopping?? I love your style! Harem pants are a must in my current wardrobe! It’s so freakin’ hot in Mumbai right now that the mere thought of putting on jeans fills me with dread!

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Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise May 11, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Very cute things! Love the sandals! Right now I have a horrible obsession for “Joie” shirts. A very $$ habit that must STOP!!!

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Ruth May 12, 2011 at 3:06 am

Those wedges are gorgeous!

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Paige @Running Around Normal May 12, 2011 at 5:07 am

A) Love those wedges!!

B) Love pretty much all the pieces in this post.

C) You are so stylish! Really!

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Ashley S. May 12, 2011 at 5:28 am

I am so glad to see you doing a post like this!!! I read Gina’s blog everyday and she has such good tips and seeing what she buys inspires me to try different things- whether its food or a different way to style my outfit!!! Thank you =)

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Katie May 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

I love all those pieces. You inspired me to put a little more zing in my style today! ;) I am loving this new skirt I just got from Victoria’s Secret.

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wendy May 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

Hah! Sweat pickles…never heard that! Thanks for the chuckle.

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bethany May 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

I can’t stop drooling over those shoes.

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R.L. May 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

I love the fashion posts! More please!

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Ashley May 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

Wedges wedges wedges!!!! Inquiring minds want to know :)

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Lindsay May 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I have been catching up on your blog, and was wondering if you are going to put together a summer reading list for 2011? :)

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Lauren May 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

Oooh, I love that last top!!!

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Julie June 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Your closet is fantastic! Love the wedges so much! I think I’d pick them for the birthday outfit, they are adorable.

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Aimee June 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

Wedges are from Banana Republic. They dont have the navy color anymore but some other cute options! Happy shopping

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