Get Dressed: Denim and Lace with TwentyThirtyForty

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One day last January I welcomed three out-of-town friends to my home: style experts Arlene and Brandon of Chicago fashion outpost TwentyThirtyForty.net, and photographer extraordinaire Nathan Michael. The former rooted through my wardrobe and made outfits from the clothing that had been boggling me. The latter documented the process. Not only did I learn a lot, I had way too much fun! 

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First up? A denim vest I'd made by cutting the arms from an old jacket. Such a good idea at the time, yet I couldn't move past my old associations of denim vests and a particular episode of Seinfeld. Also a closet conundrum that the TwentyThirtyForty girls helped me solve was this Tibi skirt that I'd purchased last fall under the certainty I'd wear it into the ground, but I hadn't even taken the tags off it!

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We paired the troublesome items together; the laid-back air of the vest offset the skirt's potential for fussiness, while the ladylike lines of the skirt brought the vest back from Hippiesville. It was just the meeting in the middle that I needed, since it was the opposing extremes of the two individual pieces that had been throwing me off. A few accessories to tie it together and I was good to go! Genius, no?   

Also: A HUGE thanks to The Make-Up Dolls for my hair and make-up in these photos. La-la-loved working with them. I have two more looks from this day of styling and shooting to come. Stay tuned later this month! 

  • http://www.twentythirtyforty.net/blog/ Brandon

    So so happy to see these photos! I’m going to let your readers in on a little secret here: Anne Sage needs no styling help! You’ve got a great sense of style and I can’t think of when I’ve had a more fun-filled day! Do it again soon?

  • http://www.valleyandcolifestyle.com Aleah + Nick

    What fun! The perfect burst of sunshine for this Tuesday…

  • http://creativeblessing.blogspot.com vee

    LOVE your hat!!

  • http://lindseyyoung.net Lindsey

    What a fun project! Love this outfit so much! Your hat is so adorable!

  • http://rubypr.com/blog Becca

    wow anne!! you look awesome!! :) love the no-glasses look, too!!

  • gia

    I know, I love the no- glasses too. Those black ones are too much for your pretty blonde hair!

  • http://www.twitter.com/Rowaida Rowaida

    Love this project Anne you look amazing love xo

  • http://www.thrifteye.com Eli

    You’re going to think I’m crazy but at first I thought you were posting a photoshoot with Anna Faris?!! You look wonderful. Hmm now trying to figure out where I can get a hair person to do my hair every day.

  • http://www.miminicoleblog.blogspot.com Jillian Nicole

    Such a wonderful outfit! I’m always at a loss when it comes to denim vests, so it’s so great to see it styled here!:)

  • http://madebygirl.blogspot.com Jen Ramos

    Too cute I love it all
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  • http://www.avantgardedesign.blogspot.com robin pulsifer

    love this post, and i didn’t recognize you without your specs, love your look both ways. so fun!

  • http://stylishhomes.tumblr.com/ Jo Way

    Like most commenters I was thrown by how different you look sans glasses! Would love to have some stylists friends to whip my wardrobe into shape. Or maybe I’ll just add more style blogs to my reader – it’s almost the same, right?

  • http://theclosetanthropologist.com The Closet Anthropologist

    I absolutely love the denim vest over the chambray shirt! I wouldn’t have thought to combine the two but it looks great, especially with that skirt!
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