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October 23, 2008

WEARING A NEWLY PURCHASED VINTAGE BOLERO//isn't it bananas??

This sequinned bolero I am wearing was purchased on eBay early last week and I was thrilled to see that it was as much as a beautiful trainwreck in person as it was in it's pictures-they colors are hideous in the most fabulous way. Its like a bad piece of folk art reincarnated as a tacky 80's relic.
I haven't worn this out yet but I can already hear my friends going 'oh what is jane thinking this time...' :-P

I really should have taken a better picture of it-will do so soon.

Worn with vintage Levi's, American Apparel tank, and Bruno Frisoni shoes.

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Photo of Brigadeiro

Oh my! The jacket truly is bananas, hehe (so unique, amazing how you made it work with your outfit, which looks gorgeous)! :) Those Bruno Frisoni shoes are seriously 2D4!!!

Photo of Brigadeiro

PS. Did you mom hire an interior decorator to deck out the house, or did she do so herself? Because from the pictures I've seen, it is as gorgeous as your wardrobes and shoe collections! LOVE it! Although I'm not usually a fan of those clear chairs (I mean, they look in magazine spreads, but lack 'warmth' and 'come sit on me' sort of look), I love how with the addition of that gorgeous 'woolie fur throw', it fixes just that: adds warmth and looks so inviting to sit on!

Sorry about the rambling :)

Photo of Haley

Mmm, those shoes are luscious.

Photo of Tara

That jacket is AWESOME! I'm not sure how many other people could pull it off, but it looks great on you!

Photo of Allie

Holy smokes! It is everything you say it is. It is amazing.

Photo of rebeca

you look like one hell of a sexy, retro mamacita with that! you wear it well you know..cause i'd be worried about the funny factor with those sleeves but it looks classy instead!
i liked the necklaces in the background mannequin too!

Photo of juliet

I tagged you!

juliet xxx

Photo of jess

amazing!

love the ghost chairs + wooly covers.

Photo of jamieofalltrades

I know what you are thinking... that you look awesome. Love the jacket. Rock it!

Photo of Daniela

girl, when are we gonna get some ebay tips? im dying to go shopping.
you look great
xoxo

Photo of Johanna på SHOEBOX

It´s truly bananas! I could never make it work like you :P

Photo of Harm-ony

Its an amazing piece _ love the green nail polish :D

Photo of ISTilettos

I have been following your blog for a few months now. I just had to say something after this post :) I am amazed by the way you carry pieces that are so hard to pull off - especially for a 16 year old. I am still trying to define my own style. It must be great to know what you like and what looks good at such a young age :) Keep up the great creations! I am sure you are an inspiration to many.

:))

Photo of kajsa

Its super banana weird! And I love it.. in some kinda..also..very weird way! HAHA

Photo of Miss Urbanita

I need this shoes for my birthday!!!!!
Bolero is so Pucci...
Kisses.

Photo of Moi

woow,absolutely gorgeous!! You have an amazing style.Love how you mix all the different pieces together..Simply unique! Keep it up girl :)

Photo of tanya

That bolero is bananas
B-A-N-A-N-A-S
That bolero is bananas
B-A-N-A-N-A-S

sorry.
i just couldnt resist.

Photo of arline Jernigan

Yes, please give us some ebay tips...

What a fun garment.

Photo of jo

i think it's really great. somehow friends are less accepting (approving sounds a bit harsh?) of slightly outlandish wear... is it a universal thing? haha

Photo of Wax

dammit, you're fierce!

Photo of a la mode

fantastic bolero and great shoes!

Photo of kate

hey! :) I love your blog!! and I just discovered it today!! :O (I missed out on a lot!)

If you don't mind my asking... How come you travel alot? what do you do? :))

Cos I find it so cool! :)) I'd love to know :))

THANK YOU!

Photo of cheng

i LOVE the hideousness of the jacket.

Photo of connie

I'm glad you kept it simple. I could see how people could make it look 100x more tacky than it already is. But you just have enough to make it pop without overdoing it.

Photo of Kristina

its perfect, but only because you are wearing it.

Photo of Juley

your shoes are BANANAS

Photo of madeline

Oh my gosh you really can make ANYTHING look like a million bucks!

Photo of ryder

bollero is fab! combined with vintage levis, great!!! love the contrast! and the shoes... AMAZING!!!

Photo of elizabeth

jane.
seriously,
BEST
THING
EVER.

I WANT IT !

Photo of White

I die.

On another note, those cozy ghost chairs are delicious.

Photo of Julie

Love the jacket on you.

I am also a fan of the chairs. A friend of mine has them in her dining room, and they are supercute. I think they came from highbrowfurniture.com

Photo of stefanie

it's totally bananas.
great combination!

Photo of Becca

Bananas indeed. That is one crazily shiny colourful 80's moment ine one garment. But somehow you make it work? You're a brave lady, but you pull it off!

Photo of Saree Elias

OH MY FREAKING GOSHH! I LOVE THAT BOLERITOO! LOVE IT IM IN LOVEEE JANEEE!! KISSES!!

Photo of Thedoc

First time commenting but long time reader! Love the whole look, including the coffee cup! hihihi

Photo of betty

the jacket is really ugly

Photo of WendyB

Awesome jacket. You're lucky I didn't find it first!

Photo of R

Sorry Jane, not even you can pull off that appalling jacket. It looks somewhat decent sitting down, but I'm sure that's just the work of the angle and camera. Standing up, I'm sure it looks appalling. Starting to try too hard. Where's your once effortlessness?

Photo of rachel

AMAZING BOLERO!!! AMAZING OUTFIT!!
I'm from israel, so you can see that your outfits are evaluate even here haha..
This sea realy seduce me to swim in...

Photo of Eden

Hilarious- "starting to try too hard" when she's doing what she's always done ;)

I have an urge to deconstruct the jacket...into something.

Photo of Eper

Definitely bananas! Only you could pull it off!

Been watching The Rachel Zoe Project?! :D I DIE!!! Love that show! I just discovered it on youtube yesterday and I watched the first 5 episodes nonstop.

Photo of mybeaumonde

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT... I WAS BIDDING AGAINST YOU FOR THAT JACKET!!!! it is the most amazing thing i have seen ever and i thought i would never see it again but i click on your blog and there you are sitting smugly with it (and rightly so!) i actually swore out loud to myself and my boyfriend is now thinking i am crazy! well... if i couldn't have it i'm so glad it went to a good home! x

Photo of mybeaumonde

also... EVER WANNA SELL IT? LET ME KNOW! X
www.mybeaumonde.blogspot.com

Photo of eliza

Oh wow, I had wondered if anyone was actually going to buy that bolero. I recall seeing it on ebay; it is definitely a perfect fit with the rest of your wardrobe. You make it work.

Photo of belle fantaisie

those shoes are a m a z i n g. your whole outfit screams 'cool'

Photo of Ida and Hannah

The bolero is great, but the shoes are amazing!

Photo of Carolyn

Gorgeous jacket, gorgeous shoes, cool a$$ chair and I have the same coffee mugs...haha. :) You have great style!!

Photo of tindi-rindi

I love the jacket itself, but I think more like an art piece than an item of clothing. It looks delicately made and definately by a funky person :)P You wear it very nicely indeed.

Photo of Stompface

Wild wild bolero! And shoes too actually. I am pretty much in awe of your blog.

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