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December 01, 2008




Our house is all decked out for Christmas, you guys, can you tell we take Christmas pretty seriousely in our house?!! Gifts are already being wrapped and my sister is baking our special Christmas cookie recipe right now. Even Townsend and Shelley are feeling the Christmas spirit.

All the Christmas spirit has me kinda thinking about these Pradas from Spring 08...

I'm not crazy about the shoe itself, but the color combo is to die for. Red and green are a great color combination all year round. I would totally be wearing these all month long if they were mine.

Mmkay, my email inbox is totally insane right now, people are asking me a ton of questions about a ton of different things and I honestly don't have time to get to them all! So, inspired by Camille, I will be doing a Question and Answer post.

Before a ton of people ask the same question, here are some of the most common questions I am asked.

1) Where do I find the Ann Demeulemeester boots? Do they run true to size?
I would suggest getting in contact with the sales department at Ann Demeulemeester via email (see the Ann D website) and yes, they do run true to size.

2) Where do you shop on eBay? How do I find good vintage online?
Please see the eBay post. It's all about using the right search terms, believe me! Oh, and finding your favorite vintage designers (and I don't mean YSL and Chanel, those tend to get snapped up quickly and go for mega $$$$, find obscure vintage designers by running searches on vintage dresses or based on the label of a great thrift store find. For instance, my mom picked up a Flora Kung dress at a thrift store and then ran an eBay search on Flora Kung, and pulled up two more dresses that she loved and got them for under $30)

3) What program do you use to make your graphics?
I use Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 for everything on Sea of Shoes.

Oh and some people have the notion that I'm eighteen years old....I'm not (even though it says 18 on my Facebook, haha), I am sixteen years old. but not for much longer!! My birthday is two days before Christmas ;-P

Feel free to ask questions about sizing, where to find stuff, whatever. I'll be happy to answer as many as I can in an upcoming post.


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love the decorations!

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For someone who never wears heels but would like to start, are there any styles or designers that you recommend for comfort?

Also, favorite movie, and: how are you so awesome?

Photo of Ashron

Aw your house looks lovely!!!! :)

Photo of Emily

LOVE the light fixture over the table. Very inspirational.

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I absolutely love the long chandelier above the dining table! GORGEOUS!

My questions:

1) Do the beaded/sequinned DVN shoes run true to size? (not that I have a hope of finding them now, boo hoo! If anyone sees these in a 38 please let me know ;))

2) Any tips on how to walk in high heels (eg. Marni platforms and other over 4" shoes) & be comfortable in them?

3) What do you plan to do after you finish school?


Photo of tess

Do you have any recommendations for vintage/secondhand shops in Fort Worth or Southlake? I'm at TCU and haven't found any good places yet. Thanks for trying to answer everyones questions!

Photo of nenuca

yay for christmas! my house is nuts as of now as well, i love how your house is very crisp and clean but still very chrsitmas-y mine is like candy-land on steroids haha. I see that you're turning 17 yay for 1991 babies! woo

Photo of hanui

classy decorations and thanks for the tips :)

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Jane - You're a Capricorn like me!

The house looks gorgeous.....

Enjoy your sister's cookies!

Photo of Shar

Hi Jane!
What camera do you use??:)

Photo of Saree Elias

Oh Girl, you're so so busy these days! i haven't talked to you for a good while.. well hope to catch up with you soon... plus get online sometime on msn or aim.

PS. OH yeah i almost forgot! Jane.... its pretty rare that you have not previously published about what Fragrance/Perfumes do you prefer or use before... maybe thats a good idea for a Post...



Photo of Marina

Do the Marni S/S 08 platform wedges run true to size? Would you consider them comfortable?

Does it ever bother you when people give you strange looks for what you wear?

Photo of Mel

How can you afford such expensive items? Do you get a large allowance or is your family fairly rich/moderate? Haha sorry if my questions sound so nosy or weird?

Love your house! The decorations are gorgeous!

Photo of Sunset

Wow, so decked out! I love the Christmas spirit.

What designer inspires you the most and why?
Is that your natural hair color? ('cause it's totally beautiful ^__^)
What are some must-have basics you think every girl should have (or that YOU personally have)?

Happy early birthday!

Photo of arianna

what kind of camera do you use?

where do you learn about all those awesome indie films/bands/artists and EVERYTHING?

Photo of The Stylish Wanderer

jesus. martha stuart house anyone?

YOURE SIXTEEEN!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photo of mei

your house is absolutely amazing jane!

.. would love to live a day in YOUR shoes! :)

mei x

Photo of izh

i'd love to live in ur house, if given a chance :D
and it's soo christmassy, our house doesn't even have any christmas feel on it yet. ahha.

Photo of Cécile

si jeune et déjà tellement de goût, d'originalité..! Merci de nous faire partager tes inspirations. Bonne journée (une lectrice française qui n'ose pas écrire de commentaire en anglais de peur de faire des fautes!)

Photo of Fashion Tidbits

oh wow. all up in the Christmas spirit, ey :)

Photo of yilin

do you have any good sites to recommend for home decor inspiration?

Photo of Kenya

ohh, my birthday is 3 day after christmas! :P

Photo of mary

can i marry your house? :D
it's so GORGEOUS. <3

quickie question: the balenciaga fall 2oo6 booties? were they a lucky find or did you snatch them up in store? XD. i've been looking for these forever, and i've only seen them once on ebay in the past six months and they were brown. ):

love your blog! xx

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Only 3 weeks left, but I think it´s too early to redecorate home. I´ll wait a little. Love yours. Fantastic! Kisses

Photo of Hannah

Your house looks incredible! No questions from me, just wanted to say that snap! We share the same birthday!

Photo of Lu

I love your blog Jane - would Judy consider doing one herself?? xxx

Photo of Nina

Your house looks absolutely amazing!
question - what does your mother do for a living? and following on from that what would you like to do as a career?
also - have you been approached to be a model, and would you like to model?

Photo of rachelle

holy moly your house is like a vogue spread! its hot.
indeed, are you guys super rich? personal, but we're all thinking it.

Photo of anne

the y-3 poncho spant thing--what size is it? thx!

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that sofa look wayyy too comfortable !!!!
i love christmas!

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I just wanted to say you and your mom amazing. Everybody tell this but I just wanted to tell by myself. My english is terrible I know. I'm from Turkey. I have a question for your mom in your older post Judy was wearing levi's from their collectible collection. What size is this? Can you tell me your mom weight and height? I can figure out more easily if you give me this private questions answers pleaseeeee? Before I invest $ 325 (this money is little bit less than my monthly allowance :(

Also I pray to god every night for one daughter like you when I got married :) You are sooo adorable and cute. I hope good luck both your mom and you in fashion business. Maybe some day you will become Vogue editor I will show my daughter and say I know her, I know her.

Thank you for your time! Time is precious don't forget and do not grown fast. You will miss this age when you are 28 :( I missed a lot.

Kisses and hugs from Turkey :)

By the way My name is Deniz (means sea in Turkish language like mediterranean)

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Judy what is your grey balenciaga leather jacket size?

Photo of Cece

Love the decor. Great Christmas look...just the right touch.

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What?! 16? You're younger than my little brother and dress like that? It must run in blod (and it clearly does as we have seen). I is very very brave of you to dress in the way that you do. People rarely have the courage to do it.

juliet xxx

Photo of Frida

Oh my! What a fab blog! I´ve been to Dallas, Texas. August 2005. It was great, really really great!


Photo of Karen

Not really a question but I just want to say: props to you for supporting our local Belgian designers :) I love Dries myself so it's nice to see he gets appreciation from other younger people apart from myself :)

Photo of Amelia

what are the necessary basics for todays girl/woman?

i have a fear of wearing high heals, i feel like everyone is staring at me, because i'm 6 feet tall or more... are you really tall in heels? does it make you nervous? your mom seems taller maybe she'd know...

Photo of Malin

Where are you from? Are you all american or what are you?

Love your blog, its the best i've ever read!

/Love from sweden

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1.) I've been waiting to get a chance to ask you this, I don't think there's anyone who can give me a better answer to this question than you:
When you're wearing high heels; how do you keep them from not getting "scratched" by the heel? (I'm asking because everytime I'm buying a new pair of shoes, I can only wear them once, before the "fabric" around the heel looks schratched and ugly, and then I don't want to wear them anymore!

2.) How do you stay in shape; are there anything you avoid eating? Do you ever exercise?

3.) During a "normal" day; what do you usually eat? For breakfast, lunch and dinner? What is your favourite snack?

4.) Do you have any favourite "fashion-movies" that inspires you?

5.) What would you like to do after finishing high school?

6.) I know it's impolite to ask questions about money; but I'm just curious about how you can spend so much money on clothes and shoes? I mean, some of the things you purchase are _really_ expensive! Do you have an extra job, or something?

Thank you so much for an amazing blog!
You should know you have a huge fan-base here in Sweden!

Photo of Emily

Your house looks gorgeous!
And thanks for the Q&A. :)

Photo of Katie Ebbitt

Where did you get the stuffed animals on your dinning room table? Also, the white Christmas trees? Too cute!

Photo of Amy Williams

Wow, your house looks amazing! Looks like it could be in an interiors magazine, love it!

I have one question -
When did you become so interested in fashion, was it something that developed over time?


Photo of Ling

how tall are you?

Photo of ness

your house and dog look really cute

Photo of Allie

how do you afford all of your gorgeous designer shoes/clothes?

Photo of Iole

You have really really really grate xmas stuff!!!!!!
Love it

Photo of Lady Godivas Operation

Love your white feather christmas trees! Absolutely wonderful.

Photo of Saree Elias

Oh yes Jane and i think you should divide in sections like Judy and Jane in Sea Of Shoes so we can se Judy often too. KISSES!

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hello! i absolutely love your blog, when i found it back in july this year i spent all day, reading it through (don't think i'm a stalker or something now!). sooo, my question: in a post a time ago you said something about your swedish heritage, is that true? have you been to sweden, can you talk swedish? i'm a swede so that's why i'm so curious about it. well, keep on doing the good work you're already doing(actullay, you're becoming quite famous at swedish blogs o.O)!

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