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. corie wrote:

    great find!

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  2. Amee wrote:

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

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

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  4. mani wrote:

    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!

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  5. Sammy wrote:

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

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  6. Dexter wrote:

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

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  7. zana wrote:

    I’m there with you with vice ;)

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

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  9. Emma wrote:

    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.

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

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  11. Su-Shi.com wrote:

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

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  12. Sophia K. wrote:

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

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  13. Fahmida wrote:

    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! :)

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  14. Liz wrote:

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

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  15. lovely look

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  16. lovely look

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  17. lovely look

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  18. lovely look

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  19. Melissa wrote:

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

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  20. love it !

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  21. Gala wrote:

    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!

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  22. Larae wrote:

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

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  23. Jules wrote:

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

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

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  25. truepenny wrote:

    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!

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  26. Kristel wrote:

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

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  27. Laura wrote:

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

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  28. sara wrote:

    Girl, you are living the life!

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  29. grace wrote:

    i freaking love that bib

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  30. Jeunesse wrote:

    Looks great on you Jane! Great find!

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  31. Brenda wrote:

    wow, amazing jacket and outfit altogether.

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  32. chantelle wrote:

    WOOOOT!!! I’m so excited for you!

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  33. That is the perfect band jacket!

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  34. KatGeorge wrote:

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

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  35. a la mode wrote:

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

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  36. Sonea wrote:

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

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  37. izh wrote:

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

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  38. SarahKyera wrote:

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

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  39. Joce wrote:

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

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  40. Antonia wrote:

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

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  41. Lizzy Webb wrote:

    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!

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  42. P@trici@ wrote:

    Me encanta tu chaqueta.

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  43. Jan wrote:

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

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

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  45. Nubby wrote:

    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

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  46. Mia wrote:

    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.

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  47. that jacket will go with everything! xx

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  48. dayna wrote:

    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

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  49. geri wrote:

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

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  50. carlotta wrote:

    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

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  51. Enfievre wrote:

    big hearts for band jackets!

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  52. Pen wrote:

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

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

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  54. it’s fab!

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  55. what a great find! it looks great

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  56. Sunshine wrote:

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

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  58. Jane,
    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

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  59. yael wrote:

    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!

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  60. Hannah wrote:

    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!!

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  61. Rissa. wrote:

    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.

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  62. dami wrote:

    you look amazing, love the whole look it works wonderfully

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  63. 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!

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  64. 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!

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  65. Sandra wrote:

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

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  66. Linn wrote:

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

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  67. tess wrote:

    really amazing jacket :)

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  68. La Condesa wrote:

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

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  69. jes wrote:

    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!!!!

    12.11.08 · Reply
  70. candy wrote:

    amaaaazing jacket and boots – love the whole look!

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  71. 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!!

    12.18.08 · Reply
  72. lis wrote:

    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

    12.21.08 · Reply
  73. lis wrote:

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

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  74. Tina wrote:

    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 :/

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  75. ella wrote:

    very nice, pls see nice moncler jacket http://www.monclershower.com/Moncler-Men-down-Jacket-Red

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