Lookbook: Back from Jamaica

After spending an entire week in the sun wearing cute little dresses, bikinis and sandals, I arrived at home and was actually excited to put on jeans and a jacket!

What I’m Wearing:
Blazer: Forever 21
Shirt: Halogen
Jeans: rag & bone
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

I got a comment awhile back from one of my readers to do a lookbook on blazers so annchen, I thought of you today when I put on my blazer! As you can see from my Prepster lookbook, there are so many looks that you can put together with blazers.

You can probably tell, but I didn’t put too much thought into my outfit. I actually got home from the airport at about 12:30AM the night before and by the time I showered and did a bit of unpacking it was about 2AM. So you can say after traveling for 12+ hours, I was TIRED. I woke up in the morning and didn’t want to wear anything too complicated and so reached for one of my many blazers.

Whenever I wear this blazer, I always get compliments and people who ask me where I got it. There is always a moment of disbelief after I tell them it’s Forever 21. I get so many emails from readers about how to choose clothing at places like Forever 21. As I mentioned before, fit is a really big factor but another key thing is to always look at the details. It can either make it look extremely cheap or extremely nice. The piping on this jacket is the detail that makes this jacket look more expensive than it really is.

My bangs are growing to that awkward long-ish stage where I can’t decide to go back for a trim or to just let it grow out. I put a bobby pin to hold it back but of course the awkwardness came back to bite me as some of the bangs still slipped out and managed to give me a weird looking bald spot. So I promise I’m not going bald, just got some weird bangs! 🙂


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  • Diane
    May 12, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    i too am so surprised that your blazer came from F21! looks great!!!
    and i know what you mean about growing out bangs…i’m in the same boat as you…ugh!!!

  • Fashion Moment
    May 12, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    You’re gorgeous, lady!


  • Terrica with Fabuluxe™
    May 12, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Adorable! I love it! Welcome back home!

  • steph
    May 12, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Love the blazer! I’m looking for one too, because it always looks great – for dresses or jeans! Can you believe I don’t have one?

    My bangs are doing the same weird thing – I just ended putting my hair in a pony tail. Lol.

    Xoxo, Steph

  • Lo
    May 12, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Very cute blazer! They also helps for the sudden air conditioning temperature changes!

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere
    May 12, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    what a great blazer! and i can see why you always get so many compliments…it adds such a fresh and crisp vibe to your outfit!

  • kelly
    May 12, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    great blazer! you always are well put together!


  • Emilia
    May 12, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Aww I love that blazer. Reminds me of prep school! What a great find.

  • Tamstyles
    May 12, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    love your style everytime I come over here! GET IT GIRL!

  • fabulous everything
    May 12, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Cute blazer! Love it!

  • ...love Maegan
    May 12, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    omg you’re so adorable!!! I love your fabulous smile! …you make me smile every time!

  • Dila
    May 12, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    omg this looks great!

  • Chrystina
    May 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    im in love with his look! It looks nice and put together but also comfy and easy to do, which is always nice for days when we want to look nice but just dont have the energy to go all out. The jacket and the shoes def spicy up the outfit and make it just seriously amazing!! I want that jacket haha, it’s amazing the finds you can get at forever 21… I have found pieces that I get more compliments on than the expensive pieces I wear with it, so funny. Anyway darling- you look lovely!

  • Marietta
    May 12, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    It looks great and you look great yourself!So simple yet so stylish!

  • Savvy Mode SG
    May 12, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    absolutely adorable.

  • Lainey
    May 12, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Cute blazer! It reminds me of mine, except it’s in brown and white. but I really want one that looks like yours.

  • Nina (femme rationale)
    May 12, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    really? forever 21? wow, it’s really nice! loving the shoes, too.

  • Elizabeth Marie
    May 12, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Love the entire thing! You’re making me want to get into blazers!! XO

  • Fell4fashion
    May 12, 2009 at 10:57 pm


  • Lotus
    May 12, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    This look is perfect! 🙂

  • MizzJ
    May 13, 2009 at 1:36 am

    Do you find that you get a bigger thrill out of revealing your pricy item as a cheapy one and hearing that gasp of surprise? hehe I am so in love with your blazer!

  • Cari (isnotfashion)
    May 13, 2009 at 2:37 am

    I love this outfit! The same thing happens to my bangs when they grow out :/ I can’t wait to see your shopping adventure entry. xo Cari http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

  • Cupcake Couture
    May 13, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Hello! Just came across your blog, and I absolutely love it!!! I love your style, and this is an adorable outfit… I'm following your blog 🙂


  • saralovesshoes
    May 13, 2009 at 4:57 am

    very cute! I’ve been crushing on those same Jimmy Choos for a couple months now.

  • Couture Carrie
    May 13, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Welcome back, darling! Love this look – that blazer is fab!


  • Chelsea
    May 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I spent an hour at F21 last night… I just get too overwhelmed with everything. Next time Ill try to focus on details, that seems like a good tip.

  • dreamer0703
    May 13, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I like this chic and casual look, but it must be uncomfortable wearing those the pointy heels. Any solutions for a short girl who wants to look casual yet chic in this kind of outfits?

  • Megan Brynn
    May 13, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    So cute! You’ve inspired me to dig out my blazer for tomorrow!

  • freeTEYme
    May 14, 2009 at 3:31 am

    my bangs are in that stage too. Sideswept is what i was going for but the humidity is just awful!

    Love your outfit and I have the same Choos!

  • Agent Noir
    May 14, 2009 at 5:55 am

    I can’t believe this blazer is from F21. I’m so thoroughly impressed. I’m definitely feeling this outfit a ton. You look so put together, preppy and sophisticated yet very fashion forward. Way to bring it together, lady! loves it!

  • Hanako66
    May 14, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    you look adorable….I totally love the blazer:) I actually love the whole thing! And you totally can not tell that you are running on little sleep here…you look fab!

  • blushingjoy
    May 15, 2009 at 8:13 am

    That blazer looks great!! I too can’t believe it’s from Forever 21!! Looking gorgeous as always!!

  • captivateme
    May 16, 2009 at 5:24 am

    must…have…that…blazer!!! can’t believe it’s from forever 21–love it 🙂

  • justbecausefashion
    May 16, 2009 at 6:52 am

    the blazer is gorgeous… just to invite u to know our new blog 😉

  • Tina { Luphia Loves... }
    May 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    the chic blazer is amazing!

  • Jennifer Ramos
    May 19, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    LOVE your look here, i want that blazer!

    Jen Ramos
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