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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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  1. Sammy Doll wrote:

    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!

    8.21.08 · Reply
  2. Heather wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  3. Stephanie wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  4. trisha wrote:

    ooh la la
    i like the 2nd and third outfit especially

    8.21.08 · Reply
  5. Hail Mary wrote:

    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.

    8.21.08 · Reply
  6. Hannah wrote:

    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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  7. Heather wrote:

    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! :)

    8.21.08 · Reply
  8. natalie wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  9. richel wrote:

    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!

    8.21.08 · Reply
  10. Amelia wrote:

    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.

    8.21.08 · Reply
  11. Dion wrote:

    love your leather and fox fur jacket!

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  12. Dion wrote:

    love your leather and fox fur jacket

    8.21.08 · Reply
  13. Jamie wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  14. kelly wrote:

    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.

    8.21.08 · Reply
  15. Rosie wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  16. erinlynne wrote:

    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.

    8.21.08 · Reply
  17. icon wrote:

    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!

    8.21.08 · Reply
  18. yulanda wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  19. deanna wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  20. chauss wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  21. kristin wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  22. bluejay wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  23. Becca wrote:

    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.

    8.21.08 · Reply
  24. beth wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  25. alana wrote:

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

    8.21.08 · Reply
  26. grace wrote:

    loveeee the 3rd outfit!

    8.22.08 · Reply
  27. congrats on your WWWD debut!

    8.22.08 · Reply
  28. I think I like the 3rd look best. :]

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  29. Jess. wrote:

    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

    8.22.08 · Reply
  30. Jess! wrote:

    The third outfit is pure genious!!!

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  31. V wrote:

    hi

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  32. Anika wrote:

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

    8.22.08 · Reply
  33. allysa wrote:

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

    8.22.08 · Reply
  34. ashqina wrote:

    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

    8.22.08 · Reply
  35. i adore the 2nd outfit!

    8.22.08 · Reply
  36. Devoted blog reader wrote:

    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

    8.22.08 · Reply
  37. very cool. the chloe boots and the alaia heels are amazing

    8.22.08 · Reply
  38. zelda wrote:

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

    8.22.08 · Reply
  39. yi wrote:

    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!!

    8.22.08 · Reply
  40. Richel wrote:

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

    8.22.08 · Reply
  41. arabelle wrote:

    you are an inspiration…
    also, your aa heather gray sweater…. what style is it online?

    8.22.08 · Reply
  42. merkovsky wrote:

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

    8.22.08 · Reply
  43. Lindsay wrote:

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

    8.22.08 · Reply
  44. Michelle wrote:

    How clever!

    8.22.08 · Reply
  45. carrie wrote:

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

    8.22.08 · Reply
  46. Mike wrote:

    mmm i love those alaias

    8.22.08 · Reply
  47. julianna wrote:

    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

    8.23.08 · Reply
  48. Devoted blog reader wrote:

    Do you have cowboy boots?
    If you do can you do a post on how to wear them? thanksss

    8.23.08 · Reply
  49. Congrats!…I just went to http://www.whowhatwear.com/website/home.php and you’ve been named a myspace muse.
    :D

    8.23.08 · Reply
  50. Ashley wrote:

    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!

    8.23.08 · Reply
  51. amy wrote:

    Hi i am trying to email u but i can not get your email through the link could you please post your email love your outfit

    8.23.08 · Reply
  52. william shatner wrote:

    evolutions 3&4 are both great.

    8.23.08 · Reply
  53. veronica wrote:

    Hello there.. I became totally addicted to fashion blogs this summer.. and I found yours.. one of the best.!!
    let me tell you.. I looove your shoes and your outfits..you are so beautiful and your mom is, too!! you are both an inspiration
    I am totally in love with this blog!! and you are only 16..(younger than me) but as someone wrote here before : I look up to you too
    glad you enjoy mexican places..Guanajuato is awesome =)
    keep on blogging !!!!
    saludos desde Monterrey, Mexico!

    8.23.08 · Reply
  54. rochelle wrote:

    hi jane, i’m a follower of yours and I saw this website on our local newspaper in the Philippines and visited it. You are in the homepage of the site.
    http://whowhatwear.com/website/home.php

    8.23.08 · Reply
  55. Ashlee wrote:

    i love the way you styled this. that’s what makes the art pf dressing so fun. taking one great piece and wearing it a million different ways.

    8.24.08 · Reply
  56. Ashlee wrote:

    i love the way you styled this. that’s what makes the art pf dressing so fun. taking one great piece and wearing it a million different ways.

    8.24.08 · Reply
  57. Vicki wrote:

    CAN YOU DO TWO OUTFITS INSPIRED ON THE SHOW GOSSIP GIRL? ONE OF SERENA AND THE OTHER ONE OF BLAIR? IT WOULD BE GREAT!!! I REALLY LOVE THESE OUTFITS. THEY ARE SO SO CHIC!

    8.24.08 · Reply
  58. alice wrote:

    I think that you are darling and creative, daring and very articulate- you seem to have many fans, but some mean girls (and boys) who accuse you of being wealthy, of having too many nice clothes and SHOES. Kudos for your responses to them! They are presuming that you are spending big bucks because the end product is so delightful..Probably more ingenuity than bucks created your wardrobe. Even if your bought at RETAIL- none of their business, unless you want to tell them. Are there some rules to this game? Are all the girls and boys playing the same game?

    8.24.08 · Reply
  59. Jamie wrote:

    I think the way you dress is ridiculously inspiring.

    8.25.08 · Reply
  60. marsha wrote:

    Reminds me of this Dolce & Gabbana AW09- paired with a long skirt with a scarf-print skirt. Veryyyy niiiiice.

    8.26.08 · Reply
  61. I love outfit number three, and those boots are divine. Le sigh.

    8.26.08 · Reply
  62. Rory wrote:

    I like the second look best. I found nearly the same turtleneck on this website I’m gonna get one : http://www.terressalines.com/terres%20salines.html ,thank you for your amazing style.

    9.1.08 · Reply
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