Lookbook: Lumberjack

I realize I look about 16 years old in these pictures. It’s a combination of what I’m wearing and how my stylist styled my hair that day (I got it cut and added some bangs). It actually makes me laugh only because I bought this dress at a very teenager-y store so it’s quite fitting.

What I’m Wearing:
Top: Wet Seal
Leggings: Forever 21
Boots: Aldo

Do you see the background? Yes, we woke up to snow. Ugh. I thought we were done with snow in December. I was highly irritated with the weather that day so just put on something that I could layer easily and wear my boots to keep my feet warm. (This was also taken before we left for Cabo so you can only imagine how excited I was to leave, only to come back to more snow!)

My husband and I love living in the city and try not to go anywhere that requires us to take the freeway to get anywhere. We really don’t need to as we have the best restaurants and boutiques within a 10 minute drive or walk, so we rarely shop at a typical shopping mall. (It also takes me less than 5 minutes to get to work which I think is the best part of all!) This also means we hardly ever go to Target, but you know how you always have to make a stop by there before each vacation to stock up on random stuff? So we trekked our way to the nearest Target and decided to check out the mall nearby. I walked by Wet Seal and I hadn’t been in that store since I was teenager but thought I’d take a peek as I remembered reading that Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere had posted quite a cute dress she found there. My initial reaction was that the quality was a bit worse than Forever 21, but they had some cute styles and I couldn’t pass on this little flannel shirt that was only $25!

I was recently sent a copy of City Chic: The Modern Girl’s Guide to Living Large on Less, and reading through it inspired me to create this outfit as I know I’m not the best with outfits on the cheap especially with my shoes so I’m especially proud that this entire outfit probably cost me less than $150. If you are like me and hate sacrificing your little luxuries, I highly recommend getting this book. It not only covers shopping for clothes but home decorating, and even eating out. I’ve had a couple of people tell me that I’m great at knowing when to splurge and when to save which I think is a great compliment and something I learned from my parents. This book covers that and more, I agreed with so many things. Anyway, if you are interested in getting a copy, pick one up here!

Also, I am highly honored to be chosen as Tiger Tem’s latest Blogger Babe. Please go visit me here to read my answers to some of the fun questions she asked!

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  • MizzJ
    March 12, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Cute outfit! And what’s wrong with looking like a teenager again? 😉 Hmm, I’d always wondered about the quality of Target clothing (we don’t have them up in Canada). I can’t believe it snowed either, this winter sucks!!

    hehe I got that book too! It’s pretty useful eh, except for the whole dumpster diving thing.

  • ...love Maegan
    March 12, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Such a cute look on you …the snow is awesome and I WISH I only had a 5 minute commute!!!! Must be so nice.

    {I love the idea of being 5-10 minutes from everything…especially walking. We’re keeping that in mind when looking for houses to buy. I love the small community feel when stuck in a large city}

  • JGeb
    March 12, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    I loooove your new haircut, it looks so good!

    I would love to live in a city and have the convenience that you have. We’re travelling out West this summer and I’m hoping to convince my husband to move out there after he sees it!

  • Kellie
    March 12, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I too love Wet Seal but agree that the quality isn’t superb. However, for the price you can pick up trendy items that will go out of style easily. Same w/ Forever 21. Love those stores!

  • Hanako66
    March 12, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I love this on you…it looks so comfy, but not the least bit sloppy.

  • Triufelis
    March 12, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I like your outfit, you look so laid-back 😉

  • Fashion Therapist
    March 12, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Cute find! You’re much braver than I am…I walked in there a few weeks ago thinking about Emily’s post and I was so overwhelmed by all the graphic tees!

  • J
    March 12, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I may have to pick up that book – it looks good! Love your outfit too. 🙂

  • Kaitlyn
    March 12, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I really love your hair like that. I might just have to pick up that book 🙂

  • issa
    March 12, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    omg i think you look super kute in these photos!! haha and i always look 16… sadly.. and that book is quite good isn’t it! 🙂

  • Diane
    March 12, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    what an adorable look!
    i really love your boots!
    and i’m SOOOOOOOOOOO glad all of our snow is melted 😛

  • Nina (femme rationale)
    March 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    really? wet seal? it’s super cute. and i really like your hair. it looks fuller and thicker, actually.

    i need to get that book. i’ve been hearing so many great things about it.

  • Lotus
    March 12, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    You look so adorable! I love the red top- I want one..but we don’t have a wetseal in Canada, I’ll be on the lookout though. Love your new hair! 🙂

  • Hot Bot
    March 12, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Adorable! Gosh, I wish I could get away with more casual attire at work.

  • captivateme
    March 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Red is such a great color on you. Congrats on the feature!!

  • Fashion Prescription
    March 13, 2009 at 1:38 am

    cute outfit! I like the look…especially your boots!

  • freeTEYme
    March 13, 2009 at 4:05 am

    i love your hair – you look so cute!!!! and the outfit is just adorable!

  • Atia
    March 13, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I can't see the bangs. but I am really liking boots & leggings. I see those boots up here in Vancouver, but I never thought about how they look ON. thanks for showing me.

  • Savvy Mode SG
    March 13, 2009 at 11:46 am

    i didnt know red flannel can look so chic….

  • Ms. Lovers Knot
    March 13, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    The hair cut looks great, I’m in need of a major trim myself. The thing about being asian is that its so easy to look like your a young/pre teen.

  • Couture Carrie
    March 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Congrats on the Blogger Babe feature, darling!
    Your lumberjack chic is impressive!

    Be sure to stop by my blog as I am having a contest today!


  • ♥ fashion chalet
    March 13, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    What is it about leggings and boots? I’m strangely addicted. I THINK it’s the comfort level mixed in with sophistication.

    Thnaks for your comment, by the way, made me BLUSH! :]


  • jukejka
    March 13, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    you look so great !

  • The Stiletto Effect
    March 15, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    great casual outfit! love the shirt.

  • citysage
    March 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Cute outfit–loving those boots!–and that looks like a great book too. I’ll have to check it out next time I’m at the bookstore. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • kelly
    March 15, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    cute! cute! cute! those boots are definitely better then uggs…sorrry! i just dont like ugggs!