**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 wrote:

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

    12.26.08 · Reply
  2. Love the Richard Chai shearling jacket Jane.
    Nini Nguyen

    12.26.08 · Reply
  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.

    12.26.08 · Reply
  4. interesting bag. and also cool boots.

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  5. ava wrote:

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

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

    12.26.08 · Reply
  7. Amee wrote:

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

    12.26.08 · Reply
  8. ann wrote:

    i noticed the boots more!

    12.26.08 · Reply
  9. Wax wrote:

    you look amazing. :)

    12.26.08 · Reply
  10. SD wrote:

    i really like the bag
    and the jacket is beautiful

    12.26.08 · Reply
  11. sarah wrote:

    gorgeous jacket, perfect union of feminine & contemporary!

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  13. 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!

    12.27.08 · Reply
  14. priya wrote:

    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.

    12.27.08 · Reply
  15. Chelsea B wrote:

    beautiful bag and boots! happy belated birthday.

    12.27.08 · Reply
  16. absolutely adorable amazing outfit !

    12.27.08 · Reply
  17. Mika wrote:

    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!

    12.27.08 · Reply
  18. LOVE that prada bag!! Definitely not a normal prada bag, and that jacket is so great!

    12.27.08 · Reply
  19. B wrote:

    Who makes those AMAZING boots???

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  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.

    12.27.08 · Reply
  21. mayk wrote:

    wonderful presents * * *

    12.27.08 · Reply
  22. kajsa wrote:

    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.

    12.27.08 · Reply
  23. love that outfit picture! your blog is so well done whereas mine keeps getting worse and worse! ;)

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  25. a la mode wrote:

    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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  26. bex wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  27. Hannah wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  28. Mimi wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  29. addison wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  30. Jaann wrote:

    What are those boots? They are quite amazing.

    12.27.08 · Reply
  31. anonymous wrote:

    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!

    12.27.08 · Reply
  32. Golubka wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  33. dominika wrote:

    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 .

    12.27.08 · Reply
  34. Vi wrote:

    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 (:

    12.27.08 · Reply
  35. Ines Ben. wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  36. lisa wrote:

    very cool bag!!!
    kisses from vegas

    12.27.08 · Reply
  37. Emma wrote:

    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.

    12.27.08 · Reply
  38. suzie wrote:

    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! ^^

    12.27.08 · Reply
  39. Juice wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  40. Linn wrote:

    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 !

    12.27.08 · Reply
  41. escritora wrote:

    great boots!

    12.27.08 · Reply
  42. sjfslfjksjkflsdf wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  43. stefanie wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  44. Min wrote:

    love love LOVE the prada bag!
    love from chicago

    12.27.08 · Reply
  45. ephemerall wrote:

    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.

    12.27.08 · Reply
  46. ephemerall wrote:

    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.

    12.27.08 · Reply
  47. Tina wrote:

    I love the jacket!

    12.27.08 · Reply
  48. ----- wrote:

    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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  49. alice wrote:

    I love your boots.

    12.27.08 · Reply
  50. Natasha wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  51. The Minx wrote:

    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 :)

    12.27.08 · Reply
  52. Casey wrote:

    Those are chloe “wing” calf boots

    12.27.08 · Reply
  53. Black Cat wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  54. Haley wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  55. sarah wrote:

    Hey Jane!
    Beautiful bag! What style is it?

    12.27.08 · Reply
  56. sarah wrote:

    Hey Jane!
    Beautiful bag. What style is it?

    12.27.08 · Reply
  57. RWS wrote:

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

    12.27.08 · Reply
  58. Eden wrote:

    You sarky, you. Christmas cheer indeed.

    12.28.08 · Reply
  59. rel wrote:

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

    12.28.08 · Reply
  60. Céline wrote:

    Your bag.. is wonderful !! Oo

    12.28.08 · Reply
  61. issa wrote:

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

    12.28.08 · Reply
  62. Nathalie wrote:

    the bag is amazing!

    12.28.08 · Reply
  63. milly wrote:

    Great Bag!!!!!

    12.28.08 · Reply
  64. ainsley wrote:

    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.}

    12.28.08 · Reply
  65. Eper wrote:

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

    12.28.08 · Reply
  66. Sunset wrote:

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

    12.28.08 · Reply
  67. LoveMore wrote:

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

    12.29.08 · Reply
  68. T wrote:

    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.

    12.29.08 · Reply
  69. regalis wrote:

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

    12.29.08 · Reply
  70. songy wrote:

    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? :)

    12.29.08 · Reply
  71. Ce sac est superbe :)
    Bonnes fêtes!

    12.29.08 · Reply
  72. sarah wrote:

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

    12.29.08 · Reply
  73. Carina wrote:

    love the bag!

    12.29.08 · Reply
  74. Greentea wrote:

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

    12.29.08 · Reply
  75. simar wrote:

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

    12.29.08 · Reply
  76. E wrote:

    mom did good

    12.30.08 · Reply
  77. Anonymous wrote:

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

    12.31.08 · Reply
  78. JOHANNA wrote:

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

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  79. Becca wrote:

    I love that prada bag – fantastic!

    1.1.09 · Reply
  80. andrea wrote:

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

    1.1.09 · Reply
  81. 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.

    1.2.09 · Reply
  82. Whitney wrote:

    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!

    1.20.09 · Reply
  83. fatema wrote:

    What brand of boots are they? Their amazing!

    2.18.09 · Reply
  84. i want that brown jacket! its awesome.

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