Interview with Anna Jane

Today’s interview is with the lovely Anna Jane of see jane – one of my favorite style blogs. I love Anna Jane’s blog because she has a really fantastic sense of style and her looks are always very chic, but also wearable. Enjoy meeting Anna Jane!

Who are you? Where do you live, and what do you do?

I’m Anna Jane and I live in Chicago with my fiance. I’m a higher education consultant and spend a lot of my time traveling for work. My blog is my little escape from the finance world and touches on my true passions, like fashion and cooking.

Who are some of your favorite style icons that you consistently look to? 

Not to sound cliche but I’ve always been a huge fan of Kate Moss’ style. I also love Diane Kruger, Olivia Palermo, and Joanna Hillman. I feel like they all lean towards classic shapes and silhouettes but put their own twist on it, which is what I like to do. I also love looking to my fellow bloggers for style inspiration. It’s refreshing to see real girls put themselves out there, who clearly don’t have a team of stylists and hair/makeup artists look just as chic as celebrities.

What are some of the most worn items in your closet? Which brands do you own the most of? 

My closet is such a mix of brands that it’s hard to say where my loyalty lies…I try it all out! I do have my favorites, though; a few of the things I can’t stop wearing include:

a black Burberry trench I bought at Bloomingdales during a promotion (30% off!) that I wear constantly–every season, work, play, and everything in between… best clothing investment I ever made

J Brand jeans. It seems that everyone has “their brand” which flatters their body type and fits like a glove. J Brand is that brand for me and I pretty much only buy their jeans (I’ve had some pairs since college..and I’m 26 now!)

J Crew cardigans and pencil skirts are part of my work “uniform.” Cardigans are great for layering and I always grab one before I head out the door. J Crew always has them on sale in multiple colors, too. As for pencil skirts, I work in a corporate environment so I live them. I think they’re such a classic silhouette, too and I’ve been wearing them every since I graduated college and don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.

My fiance gave me a Chloe bag for Christmas and honestly, it’s the nicest, most supple, beautiful bag ever. I’d carry it more if I wasn’t so scared of ruining it!

What are the dream items that you’d like to own in your closet one day? 

I’ve always had an affinity for bags, ever since high school, and I would definitely like to see a Mulberry, Proenza Schouler, YSL, or Chanel in my closet some day. And maybe some Goyard monogrammed luggage someday, too 🙂

What did you purchase that you thought you would end up loving…that you haven’t worn so much?

I’ve definitely had my share of these types of occurrances. Usually these types of purchases are dresses I buy on impulse that aren’t really my style. I have a few dresses in my closet that have only been worn once (but I’m holding onto them in case I’m in the mood!).

What are some of your other hobbies? 

Blogging is definitely my main hobby as of late! I also love to travel, go to concerts, cook and read.

I know you’re getting married soon. What have been the most fun and least fun parts about wedding planning? 

It’s been so fun looking at other weddings for inspiration, but at the same time that can be a double-edged sword. It can be frustrating making those decisions as I’ve gone through phases of second-guessing my plans and I’ve found myself worrying that my wedding won’t be as beautiful as those that I see in the blogs. That being said, you need to remember that it’s a day about you and your loved one and that things like decorations ultimately don’t mean that much in the end.

Any final parting words of advice, on fashion, weddings and life? 

Thank you so much for interviewing me! I just want to say that I love the blogging community and that I’ve met some really great people through this outlet–I honestly never anticpated this when I originally started it. It’s also been a great way to release my creative energy so I’m so thankful that people are so receptive!

Thank you so much Anna Jane for being such a sweet interview subject and for all these gorgeous photos 🙂 Also to my readers, Anna Jane just got married – so if you visit her blog, make sure to give your congratulations! For more, visit her blog here.

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  • Lydia
    June 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Another great interview. Love her outfit in the first photo and the one with polka dot blouse. Thanks for exposing me to these great fashion bloggers (besides yourself) 🙂

  • Michelleesque
    June 8, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Thank you for your sweet comment! I absolutely love the last few of her outfits (I'm such a jacket/blazer freak). I especially LOVE her wedding invitations!

  • Annette
    June 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I love her outfits! She looks so chic and put together. Definitely going to be following her blog from now on, thanks for doing another great interview!

  • audrinajulia
    June 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    She's beautiful! Love her sense of fashion as well:)

  • Lily
    June 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    She is so cute !! Love her style.


    June 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    i love her style, there is a twist of classic and edge to the matter in which she assembles her outfits.

    great post,

  • Andrea
    June 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    awesome interview!

  • DSK Steph
    June 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I love her style!

  • LV
    June 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Great Interview! She has a relaxed effortless style and looks amazing. I am thrilled to discover a new blogger to follow.

  • Sara Shoemaker
    June 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    she's adorable. I love her style and wow such classy wedding invites!thank you so much for visitng my blog and leaving a comment 🙂

    House of Shoes

  • Lisa
    June 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    she has gorgeous style! love 🙂

  • rach.
    June 8, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    great interview! i love her! you are so inspirational! i would really apprieciate it if you checked out my blog and told me some of your opinions on it. 🙂 not to mention i just did a great post on some hot eye candy. 😉

    follow me?–

  • lovemins
    June 8, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    she is stunning! reminds me of olivia palermo 🙂
    xoxo, saskia

  • Tangles
    June 8, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Another fab interview, Kat! I love this girl's style – those polka dot bow blouses w/ a cardi! Simply TDF! Makes me wanna step up my work looks!

  • Nelah
    June 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Nice interview, you have always featured coolest bloggers out there. Jealous of her super long legs.

  • Paloma {La Dolce Vita}
    June 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Her style is fabulous! Thank you for introducing me to her blog.

  • Style Journey
    June 8, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Wow, so effortlessly chic! I love every outfit. Thank you for sharing.

  • Tara @ Haute Lunch
    June 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Great interview, Katherine! I will have to check out Anna Jane's blog. She's a Chicago gal like me! Love her look!

  • homestilo
    June 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Such timeless style.

  • Marissa
    June 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Her style is so chic! I loved this interview! xoxo Marissa

  • Kate
    June 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Aw, great interview! I adore Anna – she's a total sweetheart and has awesome style!

  • Meera
    June 9, 2011 at 2:27 am

    This is such an amazing interview! She has an amazing sense of style-I can't wait to check out her blog.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog! I love yours, and I will definitely be stopping by again.


  • audrey marie
    June 9, 2011 at 3:24 am

    wonderful interview!! i love anna – such a sweet gal!

  • RosaLovesDC
    June 9, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Anna Jane is one of my favorite bloggers, she has such great style.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

    great interview. And her blog is fantastic

  • chicology
    June 9, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    She is beautiful and I love her style.

  • Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet
    June 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Great interview! Jane has great style. Her outfits are so wearable yet still stands out. Love it!

  • vanda
    June 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I found her Blog today and I am already a fan!! Indeed she has a great sense of style, she is very elegant and sophisticated!!! Nice interview and nice blog of yours!!

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    June 10, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Wow. Wow. Wow! Thank you for introducing her. My word, she looks like a model. I love her style!

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    June 10, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Wow. Wow. Wow! Thank you for introducing her. My word, she looks like a model. I love her style!

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    June 10, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Wow. Wow. Wow! Thank you for introducing her. My word, she looks like a model. I love her style!

  • Urban Jungle Fashion
    June 12, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I'm glad you interviewed her! This girl has fantastic style!