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April 21, 2009

Dressing up again

So my mom picked up this vintage wrap dress the other day and before it was shipped to it's new home, I wanted to play around with it.
I'm kind of obsessed with the idea of being able to wear a wrap dress both as a coat, and as a dress. What a versatile piece-you could get so much wear out of it.

These shoulders and sleeves are what really kill me. It's always nice to have those pockets, too.




Very smart and sophistacted worn on it's own. Kinda feel like a power lady. But the right amount of decolletage showing keeps it a little bit sexy.



Wear it over cuffed black pants (mine are Y-3) and eccentric brogues and it's a whole new look. Casual but not sloppy.



The silver chain necklace was a recent purchase-it's sooooo beautiful, isn't it? I feel like I don't wear much jewelry but I will definitely be wearing this a lot. Worn with my Alex and Chloe deer horn and an old cross that was lying around one of our jewelry boxes in the garage.


Close up shot of my Yohji Yamamoto silver brogues. 




Heap on a scarf, uncuff the pants, and try some sculptural boots for something perhaps a little more agressive. To me, these boots make anything predatorial!


Everytime I post these Balenciaga Fall 2006 boots, I always get people asking me how I got them-it was a very, very lucky find. I was at Neiman's Last Call outlet and they had just gotten a shipment of shoes in that day. These boots were a season old at that point, but they had been sent to the outlet because one of the boots was missing a harness. I don't even wear the one harness I do have. So I got them for a great deal-lucky, huh? People are absolutely rabid about finding these boots now.


On a sidenote, I am totally obsessed with these Dries van Noten faux-croc pumps. I am stealing them from my mom, so they're a size and half too big for me. But if they go on sale I will get a pair for myself!




That heel is so beautiful and I love the capped toe. Sometimes it's nice to not show toe cleavage.

 

Randomly shot this gorgeous black and white pleated skirt. It'll be up on Atlantis vintage soon.
This skirt is really quite amazing-every individual pleat had to be sewn together. Worn with Dries van Noten black and brown strappy sandals, and a Richard Chai shearling jacket.


Why, oh why did it have to be that I got this faux fur Sasson jacket in April, right before summer started? If it was winter right now, I would wear this crazy jungle-green thing every day. It's crazy, right? Well, only 6 more months until I can wear it.

Gonna sign off now-I am so ridiculously behind on my email, it's horrible. I have email phobia!
XOX Jane

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Photo of ashley

hey jane -
is the wrap dress going to be up on plain objects? if so i would love to purchase it.

thanks

Photo of mira

love these wrap jacket piks. so versatile! love the naughty teacher piks;)my fav is the cuffed pants look. i think those accessories make it! and those shoes.im in lust..sigh

Photo of Brigadeiro

LOVE LOVE LOVE the wrap coat/dress! Love all the outfits you built with it (especially with the Balenciaga boots), and yay, love those DVN sandals (I have the same & posted an outfit with them recently)!

GORGEOUS!
xx

Photo of Jules

WOW im speechless too much CHIC in one post lol I love the different ways that you wore the wrap dress, and you truly did get lucky with the Balenciaga shoes....love the fur and the pleated skirt. I love it all!

great jewelry too

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Photo of Cruz

Love that dress, it's a shame it's gone but you wore it magnificently! Love the brogues, I love when women wear brogues because even though they have way more options open footwear wise, they choose not to choose them. Kind of a sacrifice but not at all since it looks great! Love the faux fur too, I hate this hot weather already too since it's keeping me from wearing some of my favorite winter pieces. X|

Photo of Jenny

Wow. The wrap dress is fab. The shape is fantastic...I love the hourglass look with cinching at the waist. And its versatility makes me adore it all the more...! Love your blog.

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Photo of Meg

I vote you wear those glasses in every photo shoot from now on!

Photo of yilin

Every outfit is wonderfully stylish. My favourite is the vintage wrap dress as a coat over th Y-3 cuffed pants. By the way, I love the the Yohji Yamamoto brogues. Silver is such a rad colour for brogues. Any chance that you could give us a photo tour of your house? There are many nice details that I'd like to have a closer look at, such as the tree sculpture above your mantelpiece.

Photo of Nini Nguyen

Jane, I love your Yohji Yamamoto silver brogues.

Photo of mr. freddy's mom

absolutely perfect and gorgeous outfit, jane!
i've seen some of the photos on your mom's blog!
i love all your shoes and outfit!

Photo of jessie

the wrap is near kimono-like. very sophisticated, indeed. love the different ways you put this piece to use. my fave is the first one :)

Photo of Tea

Hi Jane,
Where did you get those cute black framed glasses from?
I'm lusting after a pair.
xx

Photo of denise

i love all your outfits, as usual, but your house is amazing! so chic.

Photo of tanya

OMG this is the first time youve shown us a close up pic of your Yohji Yamamoto silver brogues. They are simply divine!
I know you got them ages ago but where are they from? I am obssessed with them!

ps. love when you do these multi image dressing up posts. Theyre always my fave posts <3

Photo of Sydnie

Jane, I love it when you wear those glasses! It makes the picture that much more funky! GREAT clothing choices this post! I especially love the wrap dress and the black and white skirt. PS: I'd steal your mom's shoes too; they're so cute! :)

Sydnie
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Photo of Style Scientist

This post is full of eye candies! You look so cute in the last pic with that green fur jacket. Love your styling!
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Photo of Corrie

Ahhhhh thanks for sharing all of these photos. You home/shoes/clothes/mom's shoes/mom's clothes are just so indulgent and amazing. Lucky lucky girl. Oh and nerd glasses + red lipstick is super cute.

Photo of Libby

You and your mom are great fashionistas! Love all the shoes and the fur coat!
XOXOXO
Libby
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Photo of S.I.Q.

i looooove the outfit with the Yamamotos and the Balenciagas!!

but you are amazing in all of them!!

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Photo of olyaiscool

I have been reading your blog for a while now, and I have never been so impressed as I was by these photos. You look amazing, yet age appropriate. The clothes is awesome. Love!

Photo of KD

chic . . . overload . . . *heaves breath*

Photo of Chelsea Von Mach

Your outfits are absolutely fabulous! You own such unique and original pieces! lovelovelove your blog!

<3 Chelsea'sGirl

Photo of iru

gotta love pieces that do double duty -- especially when they work well as coats or dresses. very donna karan as a dress. explains why you felt like a power lady. next stop the white house? :) super chic as always!

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Photo of yuka

i love everything you are wearing jane!

so lucky you get to play dress up with so much fun stuff!

Photo of Connie

I see that you finally got yourself a remote for your camera! Unless you're holding something else in your hand in the last picture... but it looks like a remote! Yay!

Photo of Karen

those glasses look awesome on you, very sexy business woman :)

Photo of Arianna

Hi Jane, I hardly ever comment but now I felt I simply had to! You look absolutely fabulous and you have such a unique and mature sense of style, its very admirable. You are an inspiration to all fashionable girls and your blog is so different and a refreshing change from the usual grunge-y, hipster, erin wasson-obsessed blogs. Thanks for giving us great looks and a peak into what I believe to be the most FABULOUS closet in Texas!!
x
Arianna

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Photo of gennie

omg this post is a crazy amalgamation of AWESOMENESS. hahaha. LOVE EVERYTHING!!!!!

Photo of Izzy

Omg, I also have that green jacket! Crazy! I bought in a vintage store in New York years ago, but I rarely have the nerve to wear it. I think I'll have to have a little fun with it next winter (or maybe next week, knowing Seattle).

Photo of Peter

Jane Why do you have to have so much steez!!! Love you for it!!!!!! Your beautiful and keep up the amazing work!!!

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Photo of Rachel

I love that wrap dress, how lovely is your mum for getting that for you! I love that you matched it perfectly with simple colours :)

Photo of Ashley K

Love your glasses, you look so cute with them on! And that chain necklace is amazing. Goes without saying that all of your shoes are hot!!

Photo of Maude Irene

The necklace -- great.

I am in love with wraps as well, except for up here my main motivation is warmth, then style. Be thankful you don't have to deal with it.

Lastly, those shoes!!!! uhhhh to die for. Looking for a pair NOW.

xx
Maude

Photo of Brianna

The first piece is very Kamali, so great! The glasses are pretty boss too : )

Photo of sarah

wow what a beautiful dress! looks comfy too, that's a plus! you make it look great! i don't think i could pull something like that off! your brown shoes however... those i could do!

Photo of marina

your posts lately have been SO GOOD

Photo of brinn

jane!

I love these outfit choices.. i am looking for the perfect pair of black jeans and I love the ones you are wearing in these photos.. do you remember where you found them? thanks!

Brinn

Photo of meg

I also agree the dress is very Donna Karan. Are the glasses the Tom Ford 'Cary' by any chance? I've been debating between the Cary and Oliver Peoples 'Tycoon' for months but you've swung me into the Cary camp....

Photo of Katie J

Those boots ARE fantastic...loving the neck chains too!

Photo of The Minx

your brogues are so beautiful, like works of art...the color is just stupendous :)

Photo of Monique

your yamamoto brogues are LOVELY...

Photo of Dana

That first piece was brilliant. I wish I had managed to snatch it up at the shop first ;).

Photo of Miss Glitzy

Great outfits and I like the way you play with them. I walk a lot so I'm a big fan of brogues and those by Yamamoto are awesome but I also love Dries van Noten faux-croc pumps.

Photo of Rachel Sage

The wrap dress really brings the brogues to a new level!

Photo of Christine

I especially love the second look and the final look. The green/orange combo is great.

Photo of Diana

ohh, the dress is beautiful, your blog is very interesting.

Kisses

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Photo of Helen

I love the black and white pleated skirt.

Photo of Mimo (fashion stylist in Paris)

Woow, the wrap dress + pants outfit is gorgeous and those Dries heels are absolutely stunning!

Photo of grace

soo jane birkin in the photos w the dress.

tina chung would be proud.

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