SNOW LEOPARD

When will it be winter already??

For no reason in particular I seem to have accumulated a lot of leopard print in my life as of late…and most of these pieces are much better suited for cold weather, and not the 100 degree heat we're experiencing in TX at the moment.

Particularly this one.

This is an Ivan Grundahl  faux leopard cocoon coat that my mom got at a sale at the If boutique in Soho. My mom and I are both big fans of Ivan Grundahl, so it was an exciting find, especially at something like 80% off..ridiculous!

I wasn't with her when she bought this coat, she had it shipped home. I had to try it on as soon as I saw it. The plushy fur is so soft, and the coat is reversible, so you can wear it on rainy days too!

Worn with Balenciaga ankle boots & a vintage Razza elephant necklace.
This is a leopard print skirt found at the Goodwill for 99 cents. The print is great and the length is perfect for my Miu Miu studded ankle boots.
Worn with a shearling bomber jacket by Richard Chai, an antique kimono sash that my mom got in Tokyo long ago, and of course, the Miu Miu ankle boots
I found this Junya Watanabe leopard dress/shirt at the If sale too…I was so happy, I had almost bought this top in Dallas a few months before, but here it was on sale 75% off!
If it weren't for the fact that it is made of wool it would be perfect for today's weather. Even though it was hot in New York I wore this outfit around town.I have to say that as much as I love this top, it's very impractical. My left arm was virtually imobilized in it. A fashion straight-jacket so to speak. 
Worn with running pants, an LGB flannel, and Y-3 bag. Weird outfit, I know.
I guess winter isn't too far away…I'm just impaitient to wear some of these things! 
Till next time…xo Jane
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  1. Little Red says:

    Absolutely loving your leopard print pieces! I’m especially liking the dress/shirt in the last photo. It looks great paired with the red plaid!

  2. Fannah says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE. The first jacket is the best winter thing.. And I love the leopard top too! Only it’s weird that it’s wool but still a summer-looking piece. I hate when they combine something like that..

  3. Great style. Cool jacket
    tashagregson.blogspot.com
    xx

  4. Midge says:

    Leopard print is pretty classic, isn’t it? Looking forward to fall weather and the clothes that come with it!

  5. i’m in texas right now for the first time in my life. it’s so hot and dry here! unbelievable.

  6. Cypriotchick says:

    They all look lovely on you! the first coat looks incredibly warm and the miu miu studded ankle boots are just incredible!
    Cypriotchick
    cypriotchick.blogspot.com

  7. Jen Tarte says:

    That coat is fabulous! I especially love how you found that skirt for only 99 cents!

  8. Michelle says:

    Love the cat eyes. It goes really well with your theme. :)

  9. Lisa says:

    Love everything…
    I am going to New York for the first time next week, any suggestions of really amazing places to eat and shop and see?
    Thank you lovely!
    Lisa
    http://www.worthlove.blogspot.com

  10. jane i dont know how you do it, but seeing your mom i figure it is in your DNA, but you just have this true gift for mixing patterns and prints and textures w/o looking like a clown. even though there is a lot going on, there is a harmony and cohesiveness to it. it’s amazing how you do it! i esp. love the 2nd outfit. and when it comes to animal prints i like them as natural as possible, but black/white print is truly exceptional! and i LOVE that kimono sash/scarf!!!!!!!!
    -ps. i love your tights in the 1st ensemble. they are not something i get to wear, but i love them on other people!

  11. Lisa says:

    I love it !
    I fell in love wih your blog !
    I’m trying to begin one but I don’t have lots of time :/. All is writen in French but if I have foreign readers, I’ll change the language.
    I need opinions & advices.
    http://Ls-Avenue.blogspot.com
    Hope you’ll enjoy,
    Kisses from France,
    L.

  12. Ljubica says:

    love the skirt, 99cents, that’s an absolutely ridiculous steal!
    i love all the shots too :)
    but be thankful for hot weather, it’s already freezing up in Canada!! (which it shouldn’t be, at least not in August)

  13. ava says:

    Hi jane! I love all the leopard, PERFECT. <3 Ava

  14. Ann says:

    Love to see your post before sleeping and yeah! here U go!!
    Great outfits — really Love that leopard skirt and that length.
    :D

  15. Nicole says:

    love the coat. that skirt is an awesome find, the print is amazing! also love your miu miu studded ankle boots – always love your shoes, you have an incredible collection.
    also love your hair and how it’s thrown up in that loose chignon, very pretty.
    take care!

  16. Vanessa says:

    I’m usually not a fan of leopard print, because most people don’t pull it off well. But, it’s a different story with you. You make leopard print look elegant and chic, especially in that last picture!
    I also am more of a shoe girl (over a handbag girl) myself!
    - Vanessa
    http://asliceofretailheaven.wordpress.com

  17. noa says:

    The leopard coat is really amazing!!
    I can’t wait for winter because the summer in Israel is really hot!
    http://hookthelook.blogspot.com

  18. Cindy says:

    I love all three outfits but I think #1 is my favorite… Where are the tights from?

  19. aliena says:

    Girlfriend I feel your pain! Just moved here to Dallas from LA and dreaming of fall, its too hot!!!

  20. Lizzy says:

    i wish it was summer too!! love the outfits

  21. Catarina says:

    The coat is stunning! Regarding the dress,I really like the way you mixed it with plaid, very interesting looks.

  22. Your leopard coat is just LOVE

  23. christina says:

    wow. i never really liked leopard print but after i saw your amazing coat… i’ll might [definitely] change my mind, haha!

  24. Isabel says:

    you look as beautiful as always!
    x

  25. Brooke says:

    I feel the same way about winter. While I really like summer, winter clothes are so much more fun! I love your new coat, and you certainly can’t beat a 99 cent skirt. My aunt is obsessed with leopard print. She claims it is a neutral, and I totally agree!

  26. Isabel says:

    The leopard cocoon coat is EPIC! I’ve never seen anything like it! So beautiful.

  27. Ofelia says:

    So much leopard. I don’t like that print. But vogue’s like this.
    Nice day!

  28. Rikke says:

    I think it’s really cool that you like Ivan Grundahl – a Danish designer. You should come to Copenhagen and see his shop here. I think I have seen you wear Vibskov as well. They are both very loved here in Denmark.
    Hi from Denmark,
    Rikke

  29. Shannon says:

    Wow that coat is incredible!
    Great blog!
    xx. Shannon
    http://blondechicette.blogspot.com/

  30. Alex says:

    Oh, I wanna some cold days, because I bought grey coat. And I fall in love with it :D

  31. I know the feeling, I can’t wait for cooler weather, so bored of my summer wardrobe that I am craving some layers and my leather leggings!!
    http://fashionpearlsofwisdom.blogspot.com/

  32. Jigsaw Jones says:

    I love leopard stuff. That coat is amazing, as is the impractical leopard top. I’m in Austin, so I feel your pain with this effing ridiculously hot weather.

  33. Alex Dom says:

    i love the miu miu ankle boots!

  34. CHICMUSE says:

    GORGEOUS LEOPARDS. AS I´M IN LOVE WITH THEM TOO.
    LOVE IT
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    XXX
    CHICMUSE
    http://thechicmuse.blogspot.com

  35. alison says:

    what a gorgeous coat…especially since it’s faux leopard! you are rocking it!
    xox
    http://www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

  36. maria says:

    Gorgeous! That coat is stunning. I covet all your leopard prints.

  37. Andrew J says:

    Great coat! And I totally feel your pain, I’m ready for fall weather already! I have too many wonderful cool/cold weather clothes for this heat lol.
    -Andrew J
    http://meandmarisa.wordpress.com

  38. looking good! i heard that your blog is banned in china btw. sad. and wtf, i don’t get the hate!! lol.

  39. Simone Renee says:

    Leopard print is one of my absolute most favorite things. It has the potential to be very tacky, but if worn right, it is flattering, timeless and beautiful. Both of your finds are incredible!
    -Simone Renee

  40. I love leopard print, when done right it is extremely chic!

  41. Jane says:

    I can’t wait for winter either! Today, it hit about 66 degrees though (a HUGE change from the 80 degree weather of just yesterday) so I was temporarily happy :)

  42. H&M is selling super cute tiny leopard jackets for little girls.

  43. lilly! says:

    FUGLY!

  44. Marion says:

    I LOVE the coat and the dress/shirt i’m so impressed by your finds i really wonder how you do i wish i could find such things with such prices where i live that’s so sad you’re so a lucky girl jane i should get you as my personal shopper ;)
    Marion -xx-

  45. Dana says:

    Seriously, we get the brunt of the heat here in Texas. :(

  46. Noura says:

    Oooooh. That first piece… I’m wanting it so badly.

  47. I’m obsessed with leopard print right now, too!! I love the skirt with the Miu Miu ankle boots.
    http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

  48. Anon Coward says:

    Your feet are going to be straight BUSTED when you are 21. I bet they look nasty NOW. YUCK!

  49. Kate says:

    i always hate the akward transition between summer and winter and fall…
    http://www.getobsessed.blogspot.com

  50. GALA PADILLA says:

    Pretty pics!!!! kisses
    Paula (GALA PADILLA)

  51. I can’t wait for fall! Winter, however, I despise. I have a hatred of extreme temperatures.
    Amazing pieces!

  52. jae says:

    you look so damn tall in your first two shots while i’m here at 5’0…. hahaha

  53. Victoria says:

    heyy Jane!
    I absolutely loooooooooove your blog!!! If you are ever in portland check out the the Bonnets. It has really cool hats. I was recently in portland and remembered that you loved hats. Their blog is bonnetsboutique.com. Also, have you seen the Balmain zipped ankle boots yet? They are really cool. You should check them out. And lastly, have you ever been to the store LF? there are two in NYC. maybe you could check it out. One is on 5th Ave. and the other on Spring Street in SoHo

  54. wOw!
    i love your outfit, jane!
    i’m inlove with leopard/animal prints too!
    http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

  55. Brigadeiro says:

    What an amazing coat! Love the brown shearling most! And *sigh* those Balenciaga’s…gorge! :)
    xx

  56. WJ says:

    Very gaudy and completely non-trend based. I love it. Leopard print is a classic and I’m loving the look on such a young girl like you. You work it in many different ways, both ostentatiously and in a more relaxed manner. The key to great dressing is versatility and creativity – you you have shitloads of both! Also it’s great to see that you are pretty much the only blogger who has the Balenciaga boots whilst everyone else drools over the Edelmans.

  57. Vanessa says:

    I absolutely adore your leopard prints! The coat is amazing.
    And I absolutely agree about the weather– winter needs to be here ASAP!

  58. The long leopard skirt is my favorite,
    so chic!
    -N
    http://www.fanseapants.blogspot.com

  59. Nini's Style says:

    All of the photos look great Jane. I know Dallas’s weather is way hot and I can’t wait for it to cool off soon :-)
    xoxo
    Nini

  60. That is such a beautiful jacket! (:

  61. Libby says:

    Love the print fun and sexy yet very versatile..suprisingly!
    XOxOX
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

  62. Leia says:

    I love leopard print! I have been on the hunt to get a coat just like the one you’re wearing in the first picture. I love love love that top, too. Great finds! :)

  63. Joan says:

    The last outfit is the best–so eclectic (such a dumb, over-used word, I know), I love it.

  64. P says:

    I was ALSO at the IF Boutique sale in SoHo! I was there on the first day of the sample sale — odd that I didn’t see either of those pieces. There were some really insane half nude mesh/half black leather Margiela knee high boots there that reminded me of your crazy shoes.
    I picked up an Ivan Grundahl piece too — a really fabulous wool/silk vest with a long (triple wrap) leather belt. I’d never even heard of him but I really liked his stuff. I’m jealous of your coat, it’s beautiful.

  65. Stephanie says:

    There’s something about leopard print that has me torn, when worn by others it can look elegant & chic, but for some reason as soon as I wear it I feel like an old lady. I can’t explain it. I do love the folds of that first coat though, just beautiful.

  66. Nina says:

    you look like bjork. and that is fully a compliment.
    very unique and original.
    i love you blog :)
    <3

  67. Maya says:

    i totally know what you mean about the weather. It hasn’t been nearly that hot up here but i keep coming up with outfits that would be great for winter. Love the coats. Those boots look great with the skirt.
    xx
    http://plasticflowerpeople.blogspot.com

  68. Becca says:

    I am in love with the voluptuousness of that coat. It looks perfect for a Canadian winter if you tire of it in Texas.

  69. Shannon says:

    Your makeup looks beautiful! Loving your tights in the first picture with the Balenciaga boots.
    http://shoemein.wordpress.com

  70. Jo says:

    I actually think leopard print and flannel match perfect together!

  71. I love the tights and the leopard with the plaid!
    http://ebayfashionaddict.wordpress.com

  72. Alice says:

    LOVE your hair in the first outfit picture and your makeup.

  73. Jessica says:

    The leopard cocoon coat is so fun! I think I could get away with it for my all-black work wardrobe… which you can follow at http://www.blacktowork.blogspot.com. Jane, you are adorable!

  74. Jacob says:

    I love your blog, your style and everything you wear! Keep the good work

  75. shocolaat says:

    Lol you made this the same day of the release of Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard Release.

  76. Betty says:

    New eyebrow shape? Looks great!

  77. dannie says:

    oooh yeeees
    aamazing leopard fiiiinds ;)
    esp. the immobolizing top, haha- its sooo vibrant and cool, you could weasr a billion diff ways ;)
    i loove your quirky take on it ;)

  78. Indie Cake says:

    I love wearing plaid with cheetah print!!!! :)

  79. Eneida says:

    Very very beautiful!
    I live very much animal print!
    Kiss!

  80. Love tha jacket, it looks so warm and cosy!

  81. Amy says:

    Jane,
    A while ago you mentioned you didn’t wear makeup — you only did your eyebrows, I think you said. Do you have eyeliner/mascara on in these pictures? Any reason for the change of heart or just trying something new?

  82. Molly Rose says:

    Those pieces are fabulous! I love them.

  83. Cruz says:

    When I saw that last one of your twitter, i was like WOW I love the plaid and leopard together. It may be weird, but it kicks ass!

  84. i cannot wait for winter, either, although of course my winter wardrobe is not as elaborate as yours. but you inspired me, i really need to buy something leopardy, too.

  85. Jennifer says:

    I love your cocoon coat! And congrats on making Style.com’s “Who’s That Girl?” list, where you’re featured
    with some of the fashion world’s youngest it girls!

  86. Lilee says:

    great outfit! the leopard print is amazing!

  87. i am very impatient for winter!!!! where i live, we only have hot, hotter, hottest, and not so hot. so you see my dilema…
    http://www.getobsessed.blogspot.com

  88. Josephine says:

    great post! i love this
    thequeenjosephine.blogspot.com

  89. haha, I know what you mean, can’t wait to break out this almost Rick Owen cut army coat I found for about a dollar. granted, it has to be taken in, so that makes it, what, 9 bucks? I think I can handle it :P
    and, excuse me, where the hell, do you put all this stuff?!? I have trouble with my pathetic collection, no doubt you have major space issues with all this fabulousness, am I right? don’t know how everything looks so fantastically tidy all the time, I’m totally jealous :P

  90. Christine says:

    really sucks about the weather, a family friend told me its been 100+ for over a month. I love the skirt, and coat. I really want some leopard stuff!

  91. I love anything leopard print. I remember having a fuschia leopard print sweater that I loved to bits in grade 7, even if all my relatives thought I was off my rocker for wearing it.

  92. Catherine says:

    Oh my, I love leopard print. Its so classic and glamorous.
    -Catherine
    call-it-catherine.blogspot.com

  93. Jessica says:

    I absolutely love that elephant necklace! I want one now, where do I get one?
    ♡,
    Jessica

  94. Heini says:

    UGH, animal print is something I´m absolutely despised of. But I have to admit it doesn´t look that bad on you.

  95. Marion says:

    Just discovered your blog and fell in loooveee…

  96. jun says:

    oh just curious, what foundation do you use, if you do?

  97. Axi says:

    i need a leopard print fur too. i just discovered lately that some things look 1000 times better than you expected them to look, because a received like a whole stack of clothes from my aunt. all vintage:X so, as you do, i can’t wait to wear them this fall & this winter.

  98. Cecilia says:

    You have a very chic, original way of putting clothes together. Nothing about it is forced or cliched. I honestly think that some stylists could takes tips from you. My favourite outfit is the Richard Chai jacket with vintage skirt and Miu Miu boots. Gorgeous.

  99. Emily says:

    You look so lovely in the first picture…I so enjoy reading your blog, it is one of the few blogs that I come back to everytime and look forward to reading future posts, you are such an individual with an immense sense of style!
    x

  100. I really like the leopard and flannel combo!

  101. Anika says:

    God, that first jacket is beyond belief. So beautiful, so plush (looking atleast). I reckon you cannot go wrong with strategic use of leopard print. G’luck with colder weather so you can strut out these killer pieces :)

  102. Cecylia says:

    Can you actually walk in those Miu Miu booties? The Balenciage shoes look much more comfy. Digging the futuristic look.
    Cecylia

  103. Liv says:

    i love those balenciaga boots. what a lucky find!
    http://www.anchorintheocean.blogspot.com

  104. Jennifer says:

    I love the first coat!
    I’ll be so glad when the Texas heat ends, but that really won’t come until about the end of October. I’m dying to break out all of my sweaters and coats!
    I’m so glad you mix thrifted pieces in with your outfits, there really is so much to be found if you look for it!
    xoxo

  105. Enjoy the warmth, winter will come.
    Unfortunately it already feels like January here today!!
    Love the Junya Watanabe leopard dress/shirt.
    Florrie x

  106. stacey says:

    You have to see the Inglorious leopard ensemble worn by the french interpreter in the Tarantino movie!
    http://www.bobbintalk.com/2009/08/inglourious-hat.html

  107. Bobbin Talk says:

    Very cool Leopard!
    I could never pull it off but you look amazing!
    xoxo
    BobbinTalk

  108. Kat says:

    Hi Jane! You’re so breathtaking to look at…the clothes are stunning as are you!
    Happy Sunday to you!

  109. Samantha says:

    I am so jealous of that first coat. I could definitely get a lot of wear out of that in Pittsburgh, PA. I agree though, I can hardly wait for colder weather.

  110. danny says:

    jane, i think you are a pretty young girl, but dress way too old for your age! its almost sickening to look at.
    the best you have looked ever is in the shoot for simone, you should style yourself like that more often. not dressing like your mom.

  111. I hate winter (love winter clothes, though), so please please don’t wish the few remaining summer days away. Ahhh forgot that you live in Texas where winter is no colder than 50 degrees and is usually sunny. I live in New York where winters are bitter!

  112. lancelonie says:

    This is so fabulous! :)

  113. CC says:

    Oh! The Miu Miu studded boots! *drool*
    Its a wonder that you can wear all that animal print and not look tacky but gorgeous.
    Love Love love your blog. :)
    Xx

  114. Oreoluwapo says:

    AMAZING BLOG BEST I’VE SEEN
    you have an excellent camera

  115. Corrina says:

    that skirt was a very good find.
    although i’d look ridiculous in it with my shortness. ha.

  116. bru marx says:

    Love everything,I just love your blog.

  117. Jess says:

    i’m kind of obsessing over animal prints right now also. absolutely adore the 3rd one.
    barefootdiarygirl.blogspot.com

  118. Chelsea says:

    The second outfit is my fav! 99 cents? Great find!! I love those kind of finds… they just make you smile everytime you wear them. :p
    The last outfit is a little off the cuff, and strangely not flattering. But hey… i’m a fan of wearing what you like, and not what other people like.
    I can’t WAIT for winter! It has been beautiful weather here lately in the city. Fashion Week is looking to be fab.
    <3 Chelsea
    UNordinarychic.blogspot.com

  119. Marion says:

    I love the outfit with flannel shirt. It’s goergous!
    You’ve got lovely hair. :)
    Kisses
    Marion from marionscloset.blogspot.com

  120. avi says:

    fashion fail!! first jackets look huge on your small frame. now you look like 5000 lb person =(

  121. Gonzo says:

    Your blog is a microcosm for America and please, let me explain. You’ve got your standard megalomaniac at the top (that being you) leading the masses of simple minded, sycophants, who essentially operate as megaphones for everything you say and do. You talk about your indecisiveness over, say, your inadequacies as a person and the sea of the blind, amplify their personal inadequacies so they can “totally relate.” You’ll just grow larger and larger, while the individual minds of the collective grow smaller and smaller. It is quite depressing really.
    God Bless America, wherever you may be.
    And long live the one eyed man.

  122. Kat says:

    i really like the first pic, although i’m not that into the whole leo stuff :)

  123. matilda says:

    In my eyes that last outfit has such a strong nineties vibe about it. The plaid and the short tights evoke some memories of my early teens when plaid shirts and Nirvana were the coolest thing. But your way of putting these elements together results in something that is of this time, not a clumsy replika or pastisch in any way.
    I respect your way of using clothing and the resources you have to express yourself with such intellect. It is a rare talent.

  124. Criss says:

    love the dress and the 99 cent skirt…..so cool! you go girl!

  125. Dithy Rambe says:

    Elephant necklace? Unforgettable!

  126. OMG! I love those Black ankle boots. Where could I shop ankle boots like those? BTW, I’m Raiyanenchaviz, aspiring fashion designer and a newbie blogger too. I really like your blog specially this post and count me in if there’s a new post.see yah!

  127. Wooow! I Love your blog and your shots, congrats for your job :D!

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