**I am bursting with Christmas cheer as you can tell from this photograph!**
This is what I wore to our Christmas gatherings yesterday.
I am really excited about the new Prada bag my mom got me for my birthday!
To be honest, at first I didn't know if I liked it.
But I thought about it some more and decided it was actually really, really cool. It's leather patches made it look like a dinosaur and the double zipper even sort of resemble the teeth of a T. Rex. It's actually a really wierd bag-definitely not the typical purse you'd expect from Prada.
The prehistoric Prada bag??
It's just the sort of bag for a non-bag girl like me. Thanks, Mom. 
I am also wearing a shearling and suede jacket by Richard Chai. It is a very inky black that is a little bit green. You can actually do a lot of different things with the collar and various zips and snaps but I like it best this way. Definitely one of the best birthday buys ever! 
(* Some very exciting things just arrived in the mail from eBay this weekend and I can't wait to blog them-hopefully I can do all that this weekend!*)
Hope you had wonderful Christmases yesterday :)
xox Jane
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  1. caroline says:

    i’m not really one for bags either-but that is seriously killer.
    and that coat looks so cozy!

  2. Nini Nguyen says:

    Love the Richard Chai shearling jacket Jane.
    Nini Nguyen

  3. I’m not usually a Prada bag fan either but that one is so killer. It will definitely compliment all your outfits perfectly. Love the double zips. Also, reading about how much your Mom likes dinosaurs makes the comparison you made of the bag seem kind of perfect coming from her.

  4. interesting bag. and also cool boots.

  5. ava says:

    Hi Jane, it is Ava here. I can not wait to see your ebay finds. I like your bag, jacket and boots.

  6. the boots …THE BOOTS!!! …yes, I’m screaming!!! FAB.

  7. Amee says:

    The bag definitely reminds me of a dinosaur. Love your outfit as always Jane.

  8. ann says:

    i noticed the boots more!

  9. Wax says:

    you look amazing. :)

  10. SD says:

    i really like the bag
    and the jacket is beautiful

  11. sarah says:

    gorgeous jacket, perfect union of feminine & contemporary!

  12. i love your new Prada bag! it’s unique and very cool!

  13. Miss Glitzy says:

    I’m not a bag girl either but this Prada is the kind of bag I can handle and I really like your jacket. And I’m wondering what you’ve got from eBay! Happy holidays!

  14. priya says:

    ah! that prada bag is awesome, can’t wait to see the ebay finds.
    also, I know that you’re into asian designers, espeically ones from japan, you should check out yesstyle.com cause it carries exclusively asian brands from korea, japan, china, malaysia, indonesia etc.

  15. Chelsea B says:

    beautiful bag and boots! happy belated birthday.

  16. katherinelou says:

    absolutely adorable amazing outfit !

  17. Mika says:

    hi jane-
    so i noticed the christian louboutin bloody mary python shoe on your wall (not sure if they’re yours or your moms) and i was wondering if you have any tips on wearing them so they don’t kill your feet! i love them and am trying to decide whether to get them or not because they are very uncomfortable. please let me know if you have any tips for wearing this particular shoe or for high heels in general to make them more comfortable. i tend to collect pretty heels but not wear them because i’m a wimp to the pain, esp. on the balls of my feet :( thanks!

  18. Amy Williams says:

    LOVE that prada bag!! Definitely not a normal prada bag, and that jacket is so great!

  19. B says:

    Who makes those AMAZING boots???

  20. I love all your boots- I just got the Ann Demeulemeester boots also- and I also just bought the Chloe boots I saw in your closet- love your shearling Richard Chai.

  21. mayk says:

    wonderful presents * * *

  22. kajsa says:

    Amazing jacket! It looks so soft and cozy. Like a..teddybear or something. Haha
    And the bag is really cool. As you sad, very not Prada. Simple but yet different with all the small details like the pattern and zippers. I like like like a lot.

  23. mybeaumonde says:

    love that outfit picture! your blog is so well done whereas mine keeps getting worse and worse! ;)

  24. my mom always picks me out things that i would never pick out for myself but i always end up loving them anyway!

  25. a la mode says:

    Awwww your posts always cheer me up! You look fabulous, glad you had such a great Christmas and birthday, can’t wait to see your ebay finds! xx

  26. bex says:

    you have the most amazing wardrobe. you always look so fabulous.

  27. Hannah says:

    I love the way your mind works when it comes to clothes :)

  28. Mimi says:

    I’m not 100% sure if I like the prada bag but anyway it looks cool.

  29. addison says:

    i absolutely love that richard chai jacket. the leather and the sherling is great together!

  30. Jaann says:

    What are those boots? They are quite amazing.

  31. anonymous says:

    that bag is absolutely stunning! i have never seen it before, from which season is it? and, most importantly, where did your mother find that jewel of a bag? I’m in love!

  32. Golubka says:

    Mmm…beautiful jacket! The bag is definitely not the first thing one would expect from Prada, which is great.

  33. dominika says:

    jane when did u have ur birthday ?
    and ur mother is a designer or something about that ?
    i want a chanel bag or maybe prada bag but i haven’t got lot of money .

  34. Vi says:

    I’m amazed you wore that thick of a coat since it was really quite warm yesterday in Dallas. But then again, your outfit is WAYY too cute (:

  35. Ines Ben. says:

    I love yout Bag!
    Prada, very good choice!
    XOXO from Paris.

  36. lisa says:

    very cool bag!!!
    kisses from vegas

  37. Emma says:

    I LOVE the boots you are wearing. And that bag is def a goodie (but I agree with how it grows on you – but then again the best things usually do)!
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas/Birthday.

  38. suzie says:

    Love your mind with clothes and shoes etc. Young mind but super up front.
    Like mother like daughter, was reading your previous posts, your mother rocks too! ^^

  39. Juice says:

    I think it’s funny that the 1st thing I noticed in your outfit is your bag. :) Love it!

  40. Linn says:

    That bag is so cool ! A special design. It doesn’t look like a Prada bag anyway. Nice present :)
    Hope you had a great christmas !

  41. sjfslfjksjkflsdf says:

    unveil us the nude louboutins and the orange shoes! I have been wondering what those were!
    LOVE the jacket!

  42. stefanie says:

    Ooh I love the bag, it’s actually not very Prada at all
    which is probably the reason I like it that much ^-^

  43. Min says:

    love love LOVE the prada bag!
    love from chicago

  44. ephemerall says:

    Wow, I wish I got presents like that on a regular basis.
    It must be nice to have divorced parents and a rich dad…
    Go Mom! hahah.

  45. ephemerall says:

    Wow, I wish I got presents like that on a regular basis.
    It must be nice to have divorced parents and a rich dad…
    Go Mom! hahah.

  46. Tina says:

    I love the jacket!

  47. ----- says:

    hey ephemerall, youre a jerk, are you stuck in 1962?
    ever thought that money could be made by someone other than a man?
    i cant believe you would assume that about her dad
    come to the 21st century

  48. alice says:

    I love your boots.

  49. Natasha says:

    Love your outfit…Mom did a GREAT job on the Prada bag!
    Happy Holiday’s!

  50. The Minx says:

    I like the Prada bag! You’ll use it all the time, it’s a perfect size. Can’t wait to see about your other gifts and purchases :)

  51. Casey says:

    Those are chloe “wing” calf boots

  52. Black Cat says:

    I love the outfit and the presentation!
    Great blog :]

  53. Haley says:

    Those boots have got to be Chloe! They are gorgeous. Love the purse- edgy & mod at the same time.

  54. sarah says:

    Hey Jane!
    Beautiful bag! What style is it?

  55. sarah says:

    Hey Jane!
    Beautiful bag. What style is it?

  56. RWS says:

    I’m obsessed with this bag. It would be perfect for carrying a macbook, right? I love it :)

  57. Eden says:

    You sarky, you. Christmas cheer indeed.

  58. rel says:

    oh my! PLEASE tell us more about those EXCELLENT boots you are sporting… they are everything i have been looking for!

  59. Céline says:

    Your bag.. is wonderful !! Oo

  60. issa says:

    the bag looked so tiny when pictured alone. i wonder if prada made a tiny version of that.

  61. Nathalie says:

    the bag is amazing!

  62. milly says:

    Great Bag!!!!!

  63. ainsley says:

    ohhhmygod jane that’s probably the most pretty picture i’ve seen of you! lmao i love how you get a prada bag for christmas, and i get an easy bake oven. {my mom seriously got me an easy bake oven.}

  64. Eper says:

    Belated Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! Love the Prada bag! :)

  65. Sunset says:

    I never seem to NOT like your outfits. And that bag is definitely a keeper!!

  66. LoveMore says:

    one very cool jacket and prada bag i must say! love them. Merry Belated XMas hun xx LM

  67. T says:

    Oh how jealous I am of your collection of shoes!
    I’m thinking about buying these amazing shoes from Acne.
    I think you would like them. Check them out at:
    Love from Sweden.

  68. regalis says:

    The bag is sweet, but I’m in love with your shoes! Who are they by?

  69. songy says:

    I say that the bag alone isn’t all that much. (Yeah I know Prada is big) I like the look of you and the bag together. I know it sounds like a total suck-up (I know.. I’m known to be a bit .. ahem) but I must admit you make it all very special. I don’t think that bag is going to be that special on other girls hands. Do you hear me? :)

  70. christelle2a says:

    Ce sac est superbe :)
    Bonnes fêtes!

  71. sarah says:

    um where are your boots from? im in love with them..

  72. Greentea says:

    I’m really loving those shoes in the first picture! Lucky you have a mom to pick out such a fantastic bag like that.

  73. simar says:

    i’m not a fan of prada, but that bag rocks!….great jacket too.

  74. Anonymous says:

    I do not like that bag at all. It says Prada on it! Very tacky. :(

  75. JOHANNA says:

    Hi Jane could you please let us know what are these fabulous boots?

  76. Becca says:

    I love that prada bag – fantastic!

  77. andrea says:

    Would you mind asking your mom where she got the Prada bag? I love it!!!

  78. I am in love with that Prada bag, it’s spectacular.
    Definitely an unconventional choice, but it’s really cool and much more interesting/tasteful than most designer bags.

  79. Whitney says:

    Hey Jane,
    I know you answered this question before but I wasn’t able to find it when I was looking through your older post. What program do you use to make your collages and stuff. And how do you crop the photos in the shape they are? …Thank you. I love your blog!

  80. fatema says:

    What brand of boots are they? Their amazing!

  81. prada shoes says:

    i want that brown jacket! its awesome.

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