December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays 2012

Thank you for reading Jane Squared this year! We hope you have a delicious, safe, and happy holiday! We'll see you in 2013!

December 12, 2012

Bean Boots - Winter is Near

Fashion Fundamental:  Winter Boots

The cold weather is creeping up, and before we know it we'll have snow on the ground. Any midwest gal knows you need some solid shoes to trudge through our heavy snow. I've had these boots for a while now and I am a true believer. These sturdy boots have kept me safe from the elements. Not only are they quality boots, they are also quite handsome looking. Form + Function = win win.

Check out more winter boot reviews here. Stay warm & thank you for reading!

Vest: JCrew | shop
Shirt: Hollister | similar
Jeans: Sweetheart Jean, Old Navy | shop
Shoes: L.L. Bean | shop

Linked up at the Pleated Poppy & Two-Thirty Five Designs.

December 11, 2012

Monet Dress

Have a great day!

Fashion Fundamental: Black Pumps - Always a staple in my closet.  Enough said. :)

Sunnies: LOFT | shop
Dress: Target
Belt: Macy's | similar
Shoes: Ann Taylor | shop

December 5, 2012

Museo Nacional de Antropología

Fashion Fundamental: Scarf - When I travel, I always bring along an oversized scarf; they are on double duty as a wrap/shawl, blanket or pillow on the plane, and style statement.

If I can avoid it, I'd rather not carry along a heavy coat, so I chose a scarf in lieu of a coat, which worked perfectly for my day at the National Anthropology Museum.  That about covers my mini-reunion with my college buddies in Mexico City.  The only other thing that I'd definitely recommend is a trip to an amazing series of caves that you can hike through--Grutas de la Estrella.

If you're interested in seeing more of Jane Squared in Mexico, click here.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Sunnies: Loft | shop
Scarf: Random airport buy | similar
Blazer: Gibson | shop
Top: H&M | similar in an adorable polka dot print
Jeans: Pac Sun | shop
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | shop
Flats: JCrew | shop

December 4, 2012

Great Friends & a Brew Tour

Fashion Fundamental:  Black Boots

When am I not talking about these boots?! I'm more than obsessed (1, 2, 3, 4...) and I just bought them in black. These are comfortable, and give me a bit of height. Everyone needs some sturdy black boots, and I highly recommend this pair by BP at Nordstrom. Ailyn and I are also fans of the Melissa Button boots by Frye (Fryes in brown). I think both boots are great for pairing with dresses or for tucking those skinny jeans. Boots are great for the fall/winter months to keep covered, but these still have a way to make you look chic. 

So, I hosted my favorite gal pals (Laura & Sarah) and Will visited for the weekend. We had brunch and went to an awesome brew tour for the day. These people are pretty legit, and truly my favs.

Thanks for reading & happy Tuesday!

Shirt:  Striped shirt, Loft | shop
Jeans:  Old Navy Sweetheart | shop
Purse:  Kate Spade | similar
Necklace: similar 
Boots: BP Runway Boots | shop

December 3, 2012


Fashion Fundamental: Crossbody Bag - I wear this Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC constantly.  I love crossbodies with a chain or convertible strap for several reasons: they're hands-free, secure, and you can wear 'em so many different ways.  I've mentioned earlier, that I'm a fairly light packer when it comes to my everyday essentials, so something small and lightweight is perfect for me.

My Mini MAC worked well even while climbing up the super steep steps of Teotihuacan. :) Teotihuacan was a great day trip from Mexico City since it's just 30 miles from the city.

Sunnies: Loft | shop
Cardigan: Uniqlo | similar
Top: JCrew | similar
Jeans: Pac Sun | shop
Flats: JCrew | shop
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | shop