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August 21, 2008

Evolution of an outfit

Sometimes just the act of putting on a piece of clothing can give you a lot of ideas of how to wear it. I'd been thinking about how to wear this Ralph Lauren striped turtleneck (with a cute little embroidered emblem on it) and tried on the first outfit, tweaked it until it became the second outfit, which evolved into the third outfit, etc etc

1. Ralph Lauren turtleneck, Ralph Lauren jodphur (both from thrift stores), Marni heels, gold chain necklaces
2. Same shirt and necklaces, with a Pierre Cardin velvet coat (from thrift store), vintage 501's, Alaia heels (which are polka dotted though you cant tell from this picture sadly)
3. Same shirt and necklaces, with a leather and fox fur jacket (from thrift store), Hysteric Glamour jeans and mid-calf Chloe harnessed boots
4. Same shirt, Dries van Noten marbled slip dress, Tom Binns floral Faux Real cuff, black patent Marni heels, and a silk scarf tied into a bow

I guess I'll be wearing this turtleneck a lot this fall. I'm already trying to come up with some fall outfits-I'm anxious to wear my favorite fuzzy sweaters and leather jackets that have been collecting dust in my closet all summer long.

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64 Comments

Photo of Sammy Doll

It's so wonderful to see this process in pictures! I love the third and fourth looks myself! That leather jacket is an amazing thrift find!

Photo of Heather

Wow, that turtleneck will be getting a workout this fall. I love the look of the layered necklaces over it.

Photo of Stephanie

Wow- great outfits! I especially like the second and third!

Photo of trisha

ooh la la

i like the 2nd and third outfit especially

Photo of Hail Mary

My fave are definitely the second and fourth. The fourth looks so, "How dare you interrupt my art. Begone!"

I can't explain that, it just does.

Photo of Hannah

I don´t like the necklace- it makes you look older and "too grown up" for my taste dfblgksd :D
And I just think it doesn´t match with the shirt underneath
But those Chloé boots are fantastic. I´d kill for them :D

Cheers!

Hannah

Photo of Heather

You have the most amazing sense of style! Thanks for inspiring me and giving me some great ideas. Don't ever lose your fashion flair. It's a gift! :)

Photo of natalie

my fav has got to be the 3rd and 2nd
but they are all great!

Photo of richel

Jane, Jane, Jane. I always love each and every one of your outfits. That Ralph Lauren turtle neck is simply wonderful as it is such a versatile piece!

On a side note, I just realized that I have your sequined skirt!

Photo of Amelia

I love all of them. Expecially the one on the far right. It is interesting to see and think about how outfits evolve and progress.

Photo of Dion

love your leather and fox fur jacket!

Photo of Dion

love your leather and fox fur jacket

Photo of Jamie

You are so cute and stylish. I look up to you even though you are younger. Way to rock it.

Photo of kelly

wow. just discovered your blog & adore!!!

spent the day reading every page! you & your mom are too cute & totally inspiring!!!

way to be 16 & more stylishly daring than most twice your age.

Photo of Rosie

you are my favorite blogger by far. i always anticipate your posts.
keep it up :)

Photo of erinlynne

my favorite is undoubtedly the 3rd. not a huge fan of the 4th one though. & i agree with hannah - the necklace is a bit matronly.

Photo of icon

love seeing how one clothing article can 'evolve' into so may different and inspiring outfits. I'm really loving the third outfit (and that jacket!)but still liking the second and fourth outfits. love it as always!

Photo of yulanda

Love them all, but I must say my favourite is the fourth outfit. I do like the velvet blazer with the turtleneck though.

Photo of deanna

love the first look...clean and simple + pearls! yay!

Photo of chauss

you know i love 2 and 3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Photo of kristin

what a great evolution of outfits/ photos- great idea! I think the third is my favorite.

Photo of bluejay

I only ever check three websites every day - my e-mail, the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page, and your blog. :)

Cheers
xox

Photo of Becca

I love your creative styling of this turtleneck in so many cute ways! Great outfits! My faves are two and three, although that marbled dress is AMAZING.

Photo of beth

love them all! but i think number 3 is the best. you're gorgeous girly, only just discovered your blog and it rocks!

Photo of alana

I love how you like to shop at vintage stores and sale racks. You're so stylish!

Photo of grace

loveeee the 3rd outfit!

Photo of nicole santos

congrats on your WWWD debut!

Photo of Annie Spandex

I think I like the 3rd look best. :]

Photo of Jess.

I adore all four of these outfits! One of my favorite things to do is reinvent my wardrobe using pieces I already have. It doesn't take much to completely change the look of a few pieces.


*Jess

Photo of Jess!

The third outfit is pure genious!!!

Photo of Anika

Seriously, it's amazing with how many different and spectacular ideas you come up for just one piece. #2 and #3 are my favourites!

Photo of allysa

i cant belive that just one girl can give so much inspiration to me!
you r so gourgeous

Photo of ashqina

i often shop for my friends, and while we don't know each other i follow yr blog religiously. don't think its weird or anything but i found this top while browsing, it's quite you. boho, unusual, yet designer. let me know how it goes!

http://cgi.ebay.com/595-ETRO-Purple-Paisely-Chiffon-Wrap-Top-Sz-40_W0QQitemZ330262899287QQihZ014QQcategoryZ63868QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Photo of Devoted blog reader
Devoted blog reader August 22, 2008 at 08:24 AM

Jane-
I just wanted to say that I love your blog. You are such an inspiration to many and you are so blessed with all the amazing clothing possessions you have. Please be thankful for all that you have because so many have nothing.
Keep up the nice outfits!
- Devoted Blog Reader

Photo of Prêt à Porter P

very cool. the chloe boots and the alaia heels are amazing

Photo of zelda

hello from the philippines! :) love your blog! :p

Photo of yi

oo.. I'd love to get myself a pair of chunky Marni heels too!! Love your style!

Have you seen yourself on whowhatwear.com? You are their myspace muse this week. Not surprised!!

Photo of Richel

Jane! Have you checked whowhatwear.com? You're featured in August's Myspace Muses!

Photo of arabelle

you are an inspiration...

also, your aa heather gray sweater.... what style is it online?

Photo of merkovsky

third outfit is definately the best. very emannuelle alt. i love the combination with the necklace, too!

Photo of Lindsay

Hey your on whowhatwear.com , on myspace muses, congrats!!

Photo of carrie

what thrift stores do you like to go to in dallas??

Photo of Mike

mmm i love those alaias

Photo of julianna

I love your blog! You have so much style for a 16 years old girl! I wanted to tell you that who what wear has post an image of you in there myspace muse. Here's the web site http://www.whowhatwear.com/website/home.php. XOXO

Photo of Devoted blog reader
Devoted blog reader August 23, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Do you have cowboy boots?

If you do can you do a post on how to wear them? thanksss

Photo of Raiment Urbane

Congrats!...I just went to http://www.whowhatwear.com/website/home.php and you've been named a myspace muse.

:D

Photo of Ashley

i love the necklace on the first three outfits, and of course the striped polo-neck is pure genius!!
I have a question, how much did you pay for the marni heels (in your first outfit)? I've been scoring the internet for MONTHS and now finally have the chance to buy them, but don't want to get ripped off.
Any information you could give me would be great! Thanks!

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