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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  1. Brigadeiro says:

    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!!!

  2. Brigadeiro says:

    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 :)

  3. Haley says:

    Mmm, those shoes are luscious.

  4. Tara says:

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

  5. Allie says:

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

  6. rebeca says:

    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!

  7. juliet says:

    I tagged you!
    juliet xxx

  8. jess says:

    amazing!
    love the ghost chairs + wooly covers.

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

  10. Daniela says:

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

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

  12. Harm-ony says:

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

  13. ISTilettos says:

    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.
    :))

  14. Love it! Great photo!

  15. kajsa says:

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

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

  17. Moi says:

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

  18. tanya says:

    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.

  19. Yes, please give us some ebay tips…
    What a fun garment.

  20. jo says:

    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

  21. Wax says:

    dammit, you’re fierce!

  22. a la mode says:

    fantastic bolero and great shoes!

  23. kate says:

    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!

  24. cheng says:

    i LOVE the hideousness of the jacket.

  25. connie says:

    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.

  26. Kristina says:

    its perfect, but only because you are wearing it.

  27. Juley says:

    your shoes are BANANAS

  28. madeline says:

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

  29. ryder says:

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

  30. elizabeth says:

    jane.
    seriously,
    BEST
    THING
    EVER.
    I WANT IT !

  31. White says:

    I die.
    On another note, those cozy ghost chairs are delicious.

  32. Julie says:

    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

  33. stefanie says:

    it’s totally bananas.
    great combination!

  34. Becca says:

    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!

  35. Saree Elias says:

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

  36. Thedoc says:

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

  37. betty says:

    the jacket is really ugly

  38. WendyB says:

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

  39. R says:

    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?

  40. rachel says:

    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…

  41. Eden says:

    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.

  42. Eper says:

    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.

  43. mybeaumonde says:

    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

  44. mybeaumonde says:

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

  45. eliza says:

    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.

  46. those shoes are a m a z i n g. your whole outfit screams ‘cool’

  47. The bolero is great, but the shoes are amazing!

  48. Carolyn says:

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

  49. tindi-rindi says:

    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.

  50. Stompface says:

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

  51. Sunset says:

    Trainwreck yes… but it works so good. Love it!

  52. Mizztissa says:

    What sort of hat might you wear with this?
    heh

  53. Marina says:

    Do you know “Zadig & Voltaire”? it’s clothes really pretty !

  54. hz says:

    hothothot!
    my personal favorite gram parsons wore this jacket: http://greatpointcustomleatherworks.com/images/gramparsons.jpg … also bananas.
    love yours, love his!
    //hz

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  56. Anna says:

    THAT SHIT IS BANANAS
    B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!!
    (LOVE IT/WOULD NEVER WEAR IT)

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