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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lookbook: Maybe Menswear

Happy Leap Day!
It's official. I'm 26! The 23rd was my birthday and it was pretty fun. I actually celebrated last weekend with wine tasting and a zip line tour through a redwood canopy in Sonoma. Basically, it was pretty chill (do people still say that?)

So did I accomplish everything on my 26 by 26 list? You'll have to check out the blog next week to find out!Today's lookbook post is all about menswear...and the '80s. In honor of being born in the 1980s, I give you 1980s hair!

I wore these F21 Harem pants on the blog back in a 1 Outfit, 3 Ways lookbook post from March of last year. And I don't think I've worn this Charlotte Russe vest on the Muse since the Vested Interest outfit post back in 2010! The fairly new buckle boots you've seen recently in the Studded Hearts lookpost post. Oh, and I thought I was super cool so I added this butterfly dangle clip-on earring--just the one--to my look. Very '80s, I know.
My menswear look was inspired by this awesome Jason Wu for Target dotted tie tee. The top and the satchel are 2 of the items that I was able to snag from the collection. I also have the chiffon dress in navy and the flared dress in black.

Note: The Jason Wu clothing runs a little big and the material isn't super top quality, so those are the cons. But they do look very girly and original. I had no issues when purchasing this collection. I bought online around midnight on Feb. 5 and everything was delivered to me within the week. I went to an actual Target store to return an item that was too big and even found some Jason Wu dresses (in my size) still hanging on the rack, so I picked up one last thing. Don't you love my arm party? Also wearing the Charla Zoya polish that seriously lasts a really long time.
Gah! I love this hair flip to one side. The only thing I'm missing is a crimper.
What do you think of my menswear-inspired look?
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49 comments

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

You are always so fashionable and on trend. Adore, adore the footwear. So glam rock!
And you always have the most fun nail varnish colour too. Happy 26;-)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look marvelous, love the ensemble and the pop of colour on your nails!! Happy Be-lated birthday, I hope all your wishes and goals come true always!!! xxx

nil said...

Cheryl my love, you're such a stunner! ♥

Swarnali said...

My my,you look gorgeous!! The androgenic look looks great on you. I love everything on you. And I am inspired to do a 20 to do before I hit 20 post :D
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Courtney Erin said...

Happy belated birthday! You look stunning, as usual!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Heidi said...

Nice outfit - love the shoes! Happy Birthday! :)

Tanvi said...

Love your hair like that!!!!

You are looking like a rockstar!!1

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Hello Naka said...

i love your hair and the waist coat, I quite enjoy men's clothes :p

Jamillah said...

Zip line tour?!?!? Jealous! Happy belated, it sounds like it was a great beeday. Love the outfit...per usual.

Elle Sees said...

Your hair is so cute like this.

Jillian said...

Hey Missy!

LOOOVE the look and those boots are to die for. The Jason Wu collection was pretty hit or miss for me too.

Great blog! I'd love it if you visited mines sometime.

Jillian
www.NuSophisticate.com

Shels415 said...

Happy Belated Bday! I need to make my 30th bucket list this year! Great job on this look! I love vests and I need to find a tweed fitted one! Loving the arm candy!

XOXO
Shels
http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope you had an amazing time (which it sounds like you dis ;)!

And you look adorable! That bag is incredible!!

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Happy belated b-day, I wish u to stay so fab always!! Love this look, it's so fierce. Even if it has light masculine touch u're wearing it completely like a chic lady! Btw I must to check 26 by 26 next week!:)
kisses

Jelena
glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

Sia said...

Hot boots x

amy b.s. said...

love the outfit. love the bag. and happy birthday!

Couture Carrie said...

Love this look, darling ~ the vest is perfection!

Happy Birthday, gorgeous!

xoxox,
CC

Emmy said...

Cheryl, I love love love this outfit. You look stunning! And that arm party is rockin'!

Belated happy birthday:)

What Sadie Did said...

Ahh crimpers!! I remember those - I used to look like a Fraggle with all my puffy crimped hair! Love your side sweep, you should wear it like that again - and i love your menswear look. Hope you had a FAB bday, sounds like you did!

Sadie xx

francesca romana capizzi said...

Belated happy birthday!!!!! I am drroling over your booties!!

Lacy said...

You look wonderful in this outfit! I also love the nail polish! Happy belated birthday!

Boheme.Fille said...

Happy belated birthday!:)

Love the hair and those awesome boots!

P.S: I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog: http://boheme-fille.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-win-great-prizes-with-mochi.html where you can win some wonderful prizes. Would love if you enter.

Sharon said...

U MY DARLING,ARE A STUNNER. lOVE THIS LOOK SO MUCH SHOULD BE ON COVER OF VOGUE MAGAZINE<3

Alexis Grace said...

Happy BIRTHDAY! I am glad you had a nice chill one. :)

I really like this look on you!

Elie Fournier said...

You look adorable in that outfit!!!

Ashlee said...

This might be my favorite look you've put together. Although I do love that brocade/damask jacket. Way to bring grown and sexy back :)

Mandy said...

You look gorgeous! Love the way you styled your hair. I'm looking forward to seeing how your 26 before 26 list came along...I really need to catch up on my 24 before 24 list b/c this year is flying by!

Mandy
Kini Style & The Klury Report

Sonshu said...

Loveee the hair girl! :P Does great things for you. And the look is pretty stylish. I like the boots of course.. And the vest looks great too. :P Super cool look! :)

fashion said...

i like your dressing style and footwears such a amazing look very nice.keep it up.

Nicole said...

Happpppy Birthday! You still look 18 to me ;)
I love your outfit (and the 80's hair). Your boots are divine!
xx

Tamara S. Putri said...

Those boots are to die for!

Tam
Word[Ad]Dict

MosaMuse said...

work it! cute boots...and ur hairs looks GREAT!
xo
MosaMuse

Cafe Fashionista said...

The boots, bag, and vest are absolutely phenom on you, Cheryl! LOVE this look! :)

Sam said...

Hi darling, hope your birthday was amazing! Lucky 26 although you don't look a day over 20! Can't wait to read your list next week. I am crushing on your killer boots, you look fantastic, very sassy chic!

Fashion Tales.... said...

Excellent look for you hun, I love the side flip, it's my favourite! Glad that you had an amazing birthday. -xo

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Happy Birthday Cheryl!!! I love your "arm party"! So fab! Glad you had an awesome birthday and I love your outfit. Great incorporation of the Jason Wu items. :)
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Diana said...

You always look so chic, I wish I could rock a vest like you do ;) Love the boots too. Glad you had a great time for your birthday!! Mine is coming up this month!!

Love your nail polish color and all the bracelets and bangles, esp the teal leaf!! xoxo

LabelSnob said...

Happy (belated) Birthday!!!! Can't wait to hear how you did on your 26 by 26 list! Great outfit! Love the 80's vibe!
XOXO

Kavery said...

Wonderful outfit- I specially love the bag

Ari van den Berg said...

Those pics turned out great love

Mitha Komala said...

belated happy birthday dear, all the best for ya! you look so gorgeous with the boots and bag <33

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Kirstin Marie said...

You are so gorgeous, Cheryl. Happy belated birthday, lovely!! I hope you had an amazing day.

Fé... said...

Happy belated birthday honey... :) I am 26 also at the moment and I think it has been a fantastic year. I've gone through a lot, I think I've matured and have a better understanding of life and what I want to do with it. So it's been pretty lovely. I'm wishing you a fantastic year ahead. May there be lots of new adventures waiting for you!

Rocker Chic said...

Happy belated pretty girl this is by far my fav outfit that you have rocked. You look perfect from head to toe girlie.

I am loving the menswear you my friend have inspired me :)

Ayantika said...

happy belated birthday :o)
loved your accessories <3

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Love,

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Happy Belated Birthday Cheryl!!! LOVE your outfit and boots girlie girl. You styled the Jason Wu items really well.
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Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Happy belated Birthday!! I love menswear looks on women :) Psst I have that Jason Wu blouse - looks super cute on you.

mel said...

Happy belated birthday love!! I hope you enjoyed every minute of it!! :)

xoxo

Margaret said...

looking fierce ! Gorgeous boots <3

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