A BAND JACKET OF MY OWN//via archive vintage


Two weeks ago I spotted this band jacket at Archive Vintage (an amazing boutique here in Dallas run by the talented Kerry Bonnell) whilst shopping there with Jackie from V.O.D. But I didn't buy it until this Wednesday! It's soo fun to style, I've been playing with a ton of different outfits with it.

It's vintage Perry Ellis and it's ultra-suede with this grey industrial cord-like trim and eppaulettes.

I am wearing them with a bib from the Urban Outfitters Andersend & Lauth collaboration, a red silk miniskirt from a label called Mischen, Betsey Johnson tights, and Balenciaga Fall 2006 ankle boots.

I see Garance Dore and Refinery 29 are doing features on band/military jackets too-check them out!

***I am also very excited to announce that I (and many other bloggers-including That's Just My Vibe, the respective Queens of Style, and Mademoiselle Robot) are working together on a top secret project for Vice-can;t say much now but I'll let you in on the details as soon as I get the go-ahead!***

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  1. Amee says:

    Horray you found one! It looks fantastic and I love how you mixed all of the textures together. :)

  2. Jane you fabulous girl. Reminds me of the military inspired velvet jacket I have from Emporio Armani

  3. mani says:

    that is one gorgeous jacket! i love how yours is so unique yet still has the general elements of a band jacket :D And i love the way you put together the outfit!

  4. Sammy says:

    love the outfit of course.
    and oh, Vice Mag also emailed me asking to contribute.

  5. Dexter says:

    What a beautiful jacket! It looks fabulous! Of course, I also like the ankle boots!

  6. zana says:

    I’m there with you with vice ;)

  7. Vintage Tea says:

    You look amazing as always. Band jackets are defo ” it” right now.

  8. Emma says:

    Your blog is beautiful! I stumbled upon it recently and have been completely addicted to it, not gonna lie.
    And I love this outfit, by the way.

  9. Nice. I bailed on the Vice offer but I’m stoked to see what happens with so many other rad contributors.

  10. Su-Shi.com says:

    Your jacket is really gorgeous, I will add your picture to my band & military jackets post.

  11. Sophia K. says:

    Your Balenciagas are killer and the jacket really compliments the outfit.

  12. Fahmida says:

    I just really love how your style is so unique; and you’re not afraid to try something / don’t really care what other (obviously non-stylish/ single-minded) people think.
    PS. that jacket is amazing. I’m jealous.
    PPS. your mom is so cool. I wish she would adopt meeeeeeee! :)

  13. Liz says:

    Aw, that jacket is such a great find! And I love your shoes, too!

  14. Melissa says:

    killer fabulousness going on in that picture. congrats on find THE ONE!!!

  15. Gala says:

    Hey sweetheart! I just noticed you’ve linked to me in your favourite blogs list. Thank you so much, I’m incredibly flattered — love your work! Big kisses!

  16. Larae says:

    Hi sweets! Looking fab! What’s your mom going to do with those fabulous french gold chairs in the background? :-) *hugs*

  17. Jules says:

    wow, Jane!!! 4 amazing pieces on their own, but spectacular together. you have the best style of anyone I have seen, honestly

  18. you got your dream jacket!!!!! awesome!!

  19. truepenny says:

    I’ve been reading for a while, but never commented, but I had to when I saw this jacket. I’ve never been a huge fan of the band/military jacket, but seeing this might just change my mind. I love it!
    And those boots are, as always, fabulous. I really need a pair of boots that seems to magically go with everything!

  20. Kristel says:

    looks hottt!!!…. i really like the beatles style jackets from sgt.peppers

  21. Laura says:

    Love your vintage band jacket! Is it possible to see a pic of the back of the jacket? You look great!!!

  22. sara says:

    Girl, you are living the life!

  23. grace says:

    i freaking love that bib

  24. Jeunesse says:

    Looks great on you Jane! Great find!

  25. Brenda says:

    wow, amazing jacket and outfit altogether.

  26. chantelle says:

    WOOOOT!!! I’m so excited for you!

  27. Jenny Cindy says:

    That is the perfect band jacket!

  28. KatGeorge says:

    This is amazing. Perfection.
    I’m going to be working on the Vice project too.
    *Wink wink*

  29. a la mode says:

    Thats amazing! I am still so jealous of your shoes!

  30. Sonea says:

    damn, you’re so pretty it’s not fair

  31. izh says:

    Of course. It’s so fab and pretty. Unique too. The way you styled it and wore it. :) luv this outfit

  32. SarahKyera says:

    Who-a. This jacket is like…wonderful! So original and pretty… I love the way you wore it too :)

  33. Joce says:

    you look so amazing in that jacket!! and i would kill for those booties.

  34. Antonia says:

    Pls read my new blog! Or just check it out. :D

  35. Lizzy Webb says:

    I LOVE your outfit. and blog. I follow it all the time.
    I gave you this award so go check out my blog for all the rules!

  36. P@trici@ says:

    Me encanta tu chaqueta.

  37. Jan says:

    i love that u’r style is so unpredictable and NOT trendy. keep it upppp lovey

  38. Amy Williams says:

    Your Band jacket is amazing!
    Love it, and love how you styled it.

  39. Nubby says:

    Jane, I just noticed today that you linked me in your Favorite Links and I wanted to say thank you! I am totally in awe of your style and fashion sense, not to mention how smart you are. Keep up the amazing blog!! xoxo

  40. Mia says:

    I am soooo in love with military jackets! For years I wanted to have one, but a) I cannot find one that really suits me or b) I have no money :´(
    Despite all my misery: you look so gorgeous! I love it! <3 Trying hard no to be jealous.

  41. that jacket will go with everything! xx

  42. dayna says:

    okay I read your blog religiously. I feel like I must or else I’ll miss something major but I just started blogging recently. so, Karl Lagerfeld is your father?? you seem like such an interesting, genuinely nice person. aw, I wish you’d give me fashion tips of my own!
    xx Dayna

  43. geri says:

    Adore the new jacket and can’t wait for Vice! I love their do’s and dont’s!

  44. carlotta says:

    oh perfection in a jacket right there!
    did that fit you so nicely originally or did you get it tailored? it looks like a great fit

  45. Enfievre says:

    big hearts for band jackets!

  46. Pen says:

    Your jacket is amazing! Esp with that red skirt! FAB!

  47. i can’t get enough of you. That jacket.. that skirt.. all of you..

  48. what a great find! it looks great

  49. Sunshine says:

    Very cool jacket!
    Am still in love with Balenciaga booties!
    Desperately need them!

  50. Nini Nguyen says:

    I’m in love with your jacket ! Diffa having party tomorrow at barneys hosted by Modern Luxury magazine. It’s a great party you and your mom should come !!!
    Nini Nguyen

  51. yael says:

    Love the jacket, love the Balenciaga boots. Check out my site for great vintage, http://www.vintagecouture.com
    Also, check out my new blog
    and we have a resale store
    PS I bought that bib at UO yesterday and cant want to wear it!

  52. Hannah says:

    Normally, I’d think that 5 statement pieces in one outfit was too much, but you pull it off spectacularly! It doesn’t look overdone at all, just absolute perfection, as usual. Great, great jacket, and of course shoes!!

  53. Rissa. says:

    I love the jacket, the red and the stockings. I think this is one of my favorite looks from you, everything is just spot on.

  54. dami says:

    you look amazing, love the whole look it works wonderfully

  55. Wow! I love both band jackets and Archive Vintage. I’ve been shopping on their site ever since they launched a few months ago, and featured some band jackets on my site a while back too!

  56. oh wow! I just found a jacket really similar to yours at Nasty Gal! I posted about it on my blog!
    I hope you like it!

  57. Sandra says:

    Oh I love that jacket. A jacket like this can look a tad much, but you pulled it off beautifully!

  58. Linn says:

    Love this vintage jacket ! I knew you’ll find the good one day ;)

  59. tess says:

    really amazing jacket :)

  60. La Condesa says:

    I just finished a military jacket I did for my boyfriend. You can check it out here. Would appreciate your comments on it

  61. jes says:

    can you please please please sell me your balenciaga boots! I’ll buy them for like three times the price you got them! I am dyinggg!!!!! email me please please please!!!!

  62. candy says:

    amaaaazing jacket and boots – love the whole look!

  63. Lady Vivian says:

    Hey love your blog and was just wondering whre you got your Balencigas from? I’ve been trying to hunt that pair down for ages!!

  64. lis says:

    AM I FUCKN’ PSYCHIC OR WHAT!!!!! AHHHH! I KNEW you were from the big D!!! Highland park right??? Or Plano? Frisco? West village? Uptown?? LOL

  65. lis says:

    how old are you? what are you studying at SMU? LOL or are you skipping town and moving to NYC all by yourself??

  66. Tina says:

    I love your jacket, it’s super cool! I’ve been looking for something similar. Seem one from 3.1. Phillip Lim, in red. Love it! But it’s super expensive :/