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THE CRAZY EIGHTIES DRESSES

I am so into these crazy eighties dresses right now…
lots of volume, dramatic cuts, shoulder pads, and narrow waists…
This black beauty is not mine for keeps-it's for the vintage site. Couldn't resist trying it on before it's sent to a new home. Again, you can email me or my mom if you're interested in it!
My mom and her friend Kelly were thrifting this week and Kelly picked out this incredible dress-thanks Kelly!
I am so in love with-I know I say this about a lot of things, but I really think this might be my favorite dress I own.
It has so much fabric…even though the fabric isn't the nicest quality, it feels very luxe because of the volume. 
The dress doesn't look half as good without this belt, in my opinion. It's the perfect color. I like the leopard print vs. zebra print.
You really need the crazy eighties necklaces with these eighties dresses.
I hope to find some more soon-expect to see some on the vintage site soon maybe!
xo JANE

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  1. cassiopeia wrote:

    Love that dress! Very McQueen wood print methinks. You look lovely as ever. Great hair :-D
    Xxxc
    http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

    4.19.09 · Reply
  2. The first one is gorgeous, but not everyone could pull it off the way you do. The second dress is more my style of silhouette – gorgeous!!
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    4.19.09 · Reply
  3. Both dresses are beautiful, great silhouettes

    4.19.09 · Reply
  4. anna wrote:

    what shoes are those????

    4.19.09 · Reply
  5. i am in love with these looks!

    4.19.09 · Reply
  6. jem wrote:

    i love the first dress soo… much! i think the way you styled it helped to make the dress

    4.19.09 · Reply
  7. mazpe wrote:

    THESE DRESSES ARE SO HOT I LOVE THEM BOTH AND THE BELT REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE
    http://www.moneasywardrobe.com

    4.19.09 · Reply
  8. Lola Re wrote:

    amazing photos, and beautiful house shots as well! i want to read a book now… :o)

    4.19.09 · Reply
  9. kelly wrote:
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  10. the photo of the belt is awesome!! you can see your mom’s reflection as she takes the pic – so cool!!!
    looking fabulous as ever!
    xox

    4.19.09 · Reply
  11. jules wrote:

    fabulous in every way!
    http://www.styleanthem.blogspot.com

    4.19.09 · Reply
  12. the black dress is wonderful… such a key piece

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  13. Amee wrote:

    LOVE the second dress with the triangle bib necklace Jane! Your Alaias look beautiful with it too!

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  14. wow! great finds!!

    4.19.09 · Reply
  15. Vanessa wrote:

    Okay, those two dresses are fantastic– you look gorgeous and I’m jealous.

    4.19.09 · Reply
  16. Zarna wrote:

    beautiful dress!
    and are those the shoes from the news cast? i love them!
    -zarna
    http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

    4.19.09 · Reply
  17. Morgan wrote:

    THOSE BLACK SKY-SCRAPER MARY JANES
    lust lust lust lust lust
    I’m also very very down with the 80’s resurgence. Volume in all the right places; dramatic without losing any chicness.
    Bravooo

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  18. annie wrote:

    in love with both dresses.
    you look amazing in black.
    agreed about the belt.

    4.19.09 · Reply
  19. Brigadeiro wrote:

    That black dress is absolutely stunning! Love the drapeyness of the skirt in particular, GORGEOUS!
    xx

    4.19.09 · Reply
  20. these look great, especially the third.
    annabelle x
    http://annabellerachaeltaylor.blogspot.com/

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  21. Wendy Toth wrote:

    I love how you made the second dress work, especially with your perfectly undone crimped hair.

    4.19.09 · Reply
  22. Wow…very 80’s indeed! Great modeling pics as always, Jane!
    http://stylescientist.blogspot.com/

    4.19.09 · Reply
  23. wowzas, these dresses are fabulous. and i agree – that belt is the perfect addition to the zebra dress.

    4.19.09 · Reply
  24. Eli wrote:

    your hair does sure look great like this, I really like this crimped/wavy look on you, so beautiful

    4.19.09 · Reply
  25. These are great! Not everyone can pull off a crazy 80s dress but you look fab!

    4.19.09 · Reply
  26. Ashley K wrote:

    I love your hair crimped, it’s so pretty! And that 2nd dress is just great, especially with that belt. Hotness!
    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

    4.19.09 · Reply
  27. Cari wrote:

    Love your second look. http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

    4.19.09 · Reply
  28. Elizabeth wrote:

    Both of those dresses are absolutely gorgeous. The eighties? Ah, indescribable. Haha!
    Oh, and you’re style is equally amazing! You have an amazing eye for what looks fabulous together.

    4.19.09 · Reply
  29. Elizabeth wrote:

    Excuse my horrible grammar! I meant your style. Not you’re style!

    4.19.09 · Reply
  30. Jane- The dresses looks amazing on you.

    4.19.09 · Reply
  31. MK wrote:

    love the dress and accessories!
    tres cute.
    xx mkay

    4.19.09 · Reply
  32. Part 80’s- love it, born in the 80’s myself :)
    part Daryl Hannah (in Splash, also 80’s) love that hair on you, dear!
    xo

    4.19.09 · Reply
  33. Amanda wrote:

    that zebra one is awesome! i love the bottom of it!

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  34. Hui wrote:

    The way the skirt of the first dress sort of billows and folds downwards, creating that most remarkable shape – is too lovely to behold.
    I love how you’ve matched the jewellery with it. An impeccable match. :)
    <3
    Hui

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  35. Pete wrote:

    Love it keep up the amazing work!!!
    http://enviouspursuit.wordpress.com/

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  36. gennie wrote:

    that belt is so ridic cool! love it against that crazy print :)

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  37. you are gorgeously fashion

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  38. Sabrina wrote:

    I love that necklace! It’s the perfect size, nice and big

    4.19.09 · Reply
  39. Brooke wrote:

    love the first picture. very beautiful.

    4.19.09 · Reply
  40. iru wrote:

    The drama and glamor are really speaking to me. The volume / silhouette of the first look is dead on. And it’s great how the same set of accessories works so well on different dresses. Great as usual!
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    4.19.09 · Reply
  41. Bri wrote:

    i am crazy in love with that belt!!!
    did you get it here in dallas?
    http://sidecars-are-for-bitches.blogspot.com/

    4.19.09 · Reply
  42. The first dress is gorgeous. I love how sculptural it looks.

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  43. Kathleen wrote:

    both dresses are totally awesome, though i love that belt best!

    4.20.09 · Reply
  44. Nora wrote:

    wow, i really love the shapes of these! certainly gives a lot of volume and dimension! the first ones make your legs look super long and fabulous and your jewelry are always amazing :)

    4.20.09 · Reply
  45. yilin wrote:

    You look absolutely fantastic. Great that you play around with your hair. Don’t think I’ve seen this part of your house yet. Love the warm-coloured wood. I’d like to have a better look at that painting, it looks interesting.

    4.20.09 · Reply
  46. Susan wrote:

    I heart vintage prints. People aren’t as adventurous as they used to be…

    4.20.09 · Reply
  47. S.I.Q. wrote:

    i love the black one!!
    your waist is so tiny! you are so lucky!!
    -Marc Jacobs
    -Chloe for Opening Ceremony
    -Pirates of the Caribbean 4?!
    on
    http://siqlogic.blogspot.com/

    4.20.09 · Reply
  48. i loveee both numbers – if only i had the funds for them!! im so diggin the crimped hair as well
    xox.
    The Voguette

    4.20.09 · Reply
  49. Diane wrote:

    that’s a crazy dress!! lovee it! it reminds me of dolce gabanna s/s a few seasons back..love the way you styled both outfits with the necklace and belt.very very chic :)

    4.20.09 · Reply
  50. Karen wrote:

    that black dress is incredible! i love it and it looks amazing on you.

    4.20.09 · Reply
  51. I totally prefere when you wear hippy kind of stuff.. I think it suits you more even if this one looks great on you! but it make you look too old this is the only thing
    all the best
    the bat
    http://lachauve-souris.blogspot.com/

    4.20.09 · Reply
  52. Femke wrote:

    Both dresses look very good on you!

    4.20.09 · Reply
  53. Dexter wrote:

    The black dress is fantastic, I love it’s design and the accessoires!

    4.20.09 · Reply
  54. mila wrote:

    The first one is soooooooo fabolous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4.20.09 · Reply
  55. Layla wrote:

    looks amaizing~ both your dress and house.
    Is it your house?

    4.20.09 · Reply
  56. quelle wrote:

    both dresses are amazing! i really love that black dress, but it’d probably swallow me whole. and the belt! wow!

    4.20.09 · Reply
  57. Jonna Dark wrote:

    Love that first dress and the belt..
    http://darkfashionplay.blogspot.com/

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  58. OMG! This dress are BRILLIANT! I love it <3

    4.20.09 · Reply
  59. Holly wrote:

    Those dresses look incredible on you. The first in particular is very flattering. It’s all in the belt..
    ridingthecarrousel.blogspot.com

    4.20.09 · Reply
  60. Suzanne wrote:

    yeah, the dresses are lovely.
    x

    4.20.09 · Reply
  61. Ina wrote:

    I agree! The black dress is divine! It suits you perfectly!
    http://fashionhotpot.blogspot.com/

    4.20.09 · Reply
  62. Im sooooo in love with the 2nd one! Its AMAZING!
    x

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  63. say wrote:

    these dresses suit u perfect! i adore them! your hair looks wonderful on the photos
    greets from germany, say

    4.20.09 · Reply
  64. wow i love the black dress! you look stunning! xo
    http://www.fashionistadiary.co.uk

    4.20.09 · Reply
  65. Kimmy wrote:

    hmm… su much for “anti-trend” …

    4.20.09 · Reply
  66. Geri Wu wrote:

    o my… i love the blue dress, and i especially love the belt!
    xx, Geri
    http://lovegeri.blogspot.com

    4.20.09 · Reply
  67. Cynthia wrote:

    There is no compliment that I can write that you haven’t read before.
    Jane, you are not only a vision when it comes to fashion, but also an extremely lucky girl to have the opportunity to enjoy so many luxuries and post them on the internet for the world to enjoy as well.
    Continue on your path, you are an inspiration for anyone who wants to go into the fashion industry!
    Cynthia

    4.20.09 · Reply
  68. Olya wrote:

    Both dresses are amazing. Shame you have to part with so many beautiful peices.

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  69. Cece wrote:

    The accessories definitely make the dresses…
    I love the volume too – we are actually working with some high end couture lately and we have a fab Oscar De La Renta skirt that has loads of volume on ( posted our blog ) with a rock n roll t and a feather fedora! Accessories, accessories, accessories!

    4.20.09 · Reply
  70. Anika wrote:

    Nooo, keep that first dress. C’est magnifique. And with that belt, its beyond the definition of dramatic.
    Loooooove it!
    Once again, a fabulous outfit.

    4.20.09 · Reply
  71. Those dresses look incredible. And I love a cinched in waste can do wonders for a woman’s form. Great accessorizing!
    xx
    Elle Victoire

    4.20.09 · Reply
  72. Line wrote:

    The Dresses are amazing, I love your style!

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  73. Oh my god the black dress is just way too perfect and the belt… just “wow”!

    4.20.09 · Reply
  74. second dress it cooool!
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  75. Meagan Smith wrote:

    I would LOVE that black dress.
    Meagan Smith
    mas12685@gmail.com

    4.20.09 · Reply
  76. miriam wrote:

    beautiful dresses, that belt is pretty nice too!

    4.20.09 · Reply
  77. polly wrote:

    i have never commented on your blog before but can i just say that i love it and read it every day! i love how you always wear the most outrageous things and still look amazing :)

    4.20.09 · Reply
  78. your dress is beautiful!

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  79. Libby wrote:

    You style these dresses so well!

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  80. Kelly wrote:

    OK, I found the dress now I want it back. Just kidding. You look great in it. I had a lot of fun with your mother going to thrift store.

    4.20.09 · Reply
  81. Valerie wrote:

    the black one looks super gorgeous on you!

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  82. Cha wrote:

    Beautiful and stylish. Congrats ! :)

    4.20.09 · Reply
  83. Deltay wrote:

    Wow, those are incredible! Very classic/regal looking. & the spinning picture looks so cool!
    xo
    http://lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com

    4.20.09 · Reply
  84. ash wrote:

    the belt is so spring louis vuitton. and that necklace is just like crazy. love it.

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  85. jennifer wrote:

    Hi! I was just wondering why the photos on the vintage site are shot on mannequins rather than on you? I know it would take abit of time to shoot each one individually…but it really gives such a better idea of what the outfits look like on! and of course you look so fab in all of them! :)

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  86. Wale wrote:

    I like the belt! Once again: I wish I had your tiny waist!!….

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  87. Sydnie wrote:

    Both of your dresses are gorgeous! I’m particularly in love with the second one. I’m so jealous of your wardrobe!
    Sydnie
    http://www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

    4.20.09 · Reply
  88. Amy Guidry wrote:

    Did you go on one of those Home Makeover shows? I’m used to seeing the white walls, minimalist backgrounds with distressed furniture. Not that this isn’t nice, just wondering…

    4.20.09 · Reply
  89. hanako66 wrote:

    Only you could wear that first dress and look fabulous!!!

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  90. Kaylene wrote:

    They are the perfect length and volume! You’ve inspired me to go searching through my wardrobes to see if i can come up with something similar.
    -Kaylene

    4.20.09 · Reply
  91. claudia wrote:

    I love these but the first is my favorite

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  92. Love that first black dress A LOT!
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  93. Intreegue wrote:

    lovely dresses!

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  94. Everything about these pics is gorgeous!

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  95. rosa wrote:

    where was this photo taken?

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  96. Mavis wrote:

    Jane,
    I love your straight hair more!!
    But still looks great now..
    Reader from Hong Kong!!
    Miss M

    4.20.09 · Reply
  97. Libby wrote:

    The black dress is stunning. And i adore that belt!
    XOXOXXO
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

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  98. juliet wrote:

    I like them both -though usually 80s give me just a bad taste in mouth.
    juliet xxx

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  99. Diane wrote:

    The first one is wow ! I love it ! and the necklace is amazing !
    x

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  100. Sophiemei wrote:

    it’s not so crazy dress
    i love that…so unique
    Black is the best…haha

    4.21.09 · Reply
  101. beth wrote:

    that belt is just so glamorous and i just enjoy the way they are different patterns mixed together and it turns into something completely different.
    your a brilliant style icon, and i love shoes just as much as you, however i cannot afford some of the top designs.
    so i am defiantly jealous of your collection:)
    http://littlebrew.blogspot.com/
    visit mine if you have the time :)

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  102. Caithness wrote:

    damn girl! you make that black dress look FIERCE like no other! and i love the other dress on you as well! beautiful shapes jane!

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  103. love the dresses especially the first one. you really rock it!

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  104. iole wrote:

    it’s really so eights.
    You look great!
    xoxo

    4.21.09 · Reply
  105. Grace wrote:

    You are an absolute doll!
    I don’t often say this… but I adore the animal on animal print.
    I am not sure if you exchange links, but either way I’m linking your page!
    Love. Gracie.

    4.21.09 · Reply
  106. Lauren wrote:

    The print on that dress is beautiful, very safari and such a complimentary shape.
    xx
    http://www.smartscruffyfashion.blogspot.com

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  107. Eva wrote:

    Yu have possibly the most amazing fashion choice ever !
    your bold choices look simply beutiful on you !
    that black dress is fabulous !
    i have been searching For something like it ! any ideas where i could find anything like that ?
    keep up the great work !
    E Xx

    4.21.09 · Reply
  108. lizzie wrote:

    I love how you combined the dresses with the big belt! Amazing xo
    http://www.liz-piration.blogspot.com/

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  109. Jason wrote:

    love the photos!
    http://citizencouture.com

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  110. Laura wrote:

    wow you look great.
    tiny waist or what!
    the black one is the best imo.
    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

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  111. Lindsay wrote:

    Hi Jane! I love your outfits so much! This dress is beautiful, and I love the contrast between the belt and dress :) I’m from Dallas too. I have been snooping around your site for a while now and love everything you wear! also I love your hair like that :)
    -Lindsay

    4.21.09 · Reply
  112. shirin wrote:

    Those dresses look amazing! And the belt!!
    My mother owns a necklace simular to the one you have on the pictures, it once belonged to my grandmother and now i borrow it sometimes because I think it just looks so gorgeous :)

    4.21.09 · Reply
  113. lilix wrote:

    You are stunning!!!!

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  114. Maeva wrote:

    The first one is the best !

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  115. ediot wrote:

    the hair. so so beautiful and great. the dress is really eighties and the fantastic necklace- love it all.

    4.22.09 · Reply
  116. It’s all about the zebra print. Awesome.

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  117. LOVE IT

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  118. olga wrote:

    awesome post!
    i love the dresses, they look stunning on you!

    4.25.09 · Reply
  119. mare p wrote:

    love the belt and all the vintage finds!

    4.25.09 · Reply
  120. genna wrote:

    the first outfit looks so cute!!!! i dont know where i would were it but maybe if i was a model it would come in handy haha :p
    also loving the necklace so big and gold *drooling*

    4.26.09 · Reply
  121. mili wrote:

    woww the dress <3

    4.26.09 · Reply
  122. jacket wrote:

    LOVE the last one.
    And its even more fabulous with the belt and necklace.
    jacketspace.blogspot.com

    4.28.09 · Reply
  123. Robby D wrote:

    Drool…OH how I LOVE the first dress!

    5.1.09 · Reply
  124. Julia wrote:

    Jane! TOo beautiful.
    Just wondering, what size is your waist? It looks so tiny!

    5.3.09 · Reply
  125. the first dress was awesome, it was purrrfext with your hair like that..great job dear.

    5.19.09 · Reply
  126. Dionne wrote:

    You are so cool, realy!
    a couple of days ago i found this blog, and i love it!
    you are a kind of model to me.
    thank you for making this blog!
    greeting from Holland
    Dionne.

    5.27.09 · Reply
  127. Mary wrote:

    Nice dresses. All modern style dresses could be found here http://www.dashingmall.com/sf1/Search-141.aspx

    8.25.09 · Reply
  128. lisa wrote:

    you look so damn great….i can’t find the right words….wow

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