Personal Style Outfit-Giving Thanks

In high school, Seattle's Kurt Cobain grunge look infiltrated my school's style sense as all of my friends spent hours at Tommy Hilfiger and West Seal stocking up on flannel shirts and wide leg Mudd jeans. I wanted to get in on the fun but Mom disapproved the messy tomboy look (but Mom, that's the whole point!) and forbade me from amassing my own stock. Never one to give up on fashion, I bypassed her restrictions by shopping my Dad's closet as flannels and Chinese Fathers inexplicably go hand in hand. In the mornings, I'd sneak the shirts inside my navy Jansport backpack and put them on the moment I stepped foot on the lawns of Arcadia High. Oh the euphoria! I was beating the system and achieving fashion freedom. Mom: zero. Jenny: flannel. 

I thought I could keep up the jig for at least a season but two days into my fashion con, I got caught. Dad came to pick me up from school fifteen minutes early and saw me in his red and black flannel shirt. When our eyes locked, my face turned as red as the flannel. I got in the car. Sheer silence. Then, he broke out a small grin that turned into amused chuckling. He said to me, "You like my clothes? Cool." That's the day I discovered my Dad was cool.

So, I'm taking the Thanksgiving holiday to thank my Dad for handling the flannel incident like a cool Dad and for being forever amused by the silly fashion antics of his daughter.

Flannel shirt: c/o Bella Dahl
Maxi skirt: Forever 21
Necklace: c/o Lia Sophia
Watch: c/o Guess
Bracelet: c/o Stella Dot
Skull ring: Alexander McQueen

{live fabulously}



  1. I really liked the combination of a plaid shirt & a maxi skirt...

    xo, Violeta

  2. U look absolutelu gorgeous!!!
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

  3. I'm such a sucker for plaid, and this looks is no exception! Love how you've contrasted it with an elegant, flowy skirt. I really enjoyed the text of the post- I was all about the grunge look in the mid-90's and definitely had a "dad is cool" realization when I found that he had some ripped jeans hidden away in the closet :)


  4. I love maxi skirts and who knew that a plaid shirt would pair so beautifully with one..great outfit idea!

    x Natasha

  5. you are beautiful! :)
    follow my blog maybe?

  6. WoW!!!! Love your blog and your style!!!!! I'm a new follower!


  7. Your high school too? Flannel was all I remember from high school fashion. But I must admit, I'll always love flannel.

    Beautiful outfit. I like your shirt with the long skirt.

    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

  8. The skirt is great!! :)

  9. GREAT STYLE! Love the combination of the shirt and the skirt.

  10. great look !!!

    i invite to me too

  11. Love that skirt and the shirt!!!
    you look beautiful :) so cute!
    following you
    maybe you could look at my blog?

  12. Wowo love this look !

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  13. your outfit is amazing:)
    Skirt is beautiful:*

  14. this is such a pretty outfit. i love the maxi skirt and plaid combo, they oddly work so well together. nice! beautiful photos, too :)

    thanks so much for coming by my blog, it's really sweet having you visit :)
    how have you been, dear? i do hope you enjoy the weekend.
    xox, amber

  15. Such an amazing outfit, love your extra large skirt, is stunning! :D

  16. I loved that story! And this look is fantastic!! I love how unexpected this combo is, yet it works so great!

    I just found your blog and really love your style. I would love if you checked out my blog.


  17. thanks for the sweet comment!
    i am loving your blog - now following! :)
    also, i LOVE your flannel shirt & that hilarious story... oh, the fashion days of childhood ha! i was hunting down the perfect flannel shirt on black friday, but didn't succeed... oh well!

  18. First time visiting your blog and I love your style! =) Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving.


  19. wow you look so pretty, in love with your amazing shirt!!amazing look

  20. Amazing!

  21. Thumbs up for cool dads!

    Grunge hit when I was in college, and I certainly had my moments. But I never had an amazing necklace like yours here... WANT!

  22. Amazing, gorgeous outfit!

    High five to your dad haha! I think that's also the moment when he realized (fully) how amazingly cool YOU are for sharing his sense of style. Haha! So cute.

    Happy Holidays and thank you for stopping by my blog!

  23. You look stunning!
    Love your blog
    I'm following you now
    Hope you can follow back!


  24. Fabulous look!
    xo Jac

  25. This outfit looks stunning on you! Love your way of mixing pieces, very inspirational! Thank you for inspiring and sharing, x S.

  26. J'ai très envie de te serrer contre moi et de me frotter contre ta jupe longue !!

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