9.07.2009

Pretty, Pretty Paul Bunyan

Of all the things I have longed to be over the course of my life, I have never once desired the title lumberjack. I was always the tiny dreamer lost in fantasies of singing onstage to a sea of adoring fans; the pint-sized pretty imagining a lifetime of nursing sick and injured animals back to health via a career as a veterinarian; even the slightly over the top kiddy awaiting her true parents – a king and queen, respectively – to sweep her off to a spacious castle in a strange and mystical land where she would claim her title as princess. But times change, kittens. The fairytale dreams I once harbored have fallen into a black hole of sorts – one crafted solely for forgotten fantasies. Thus, it’s time to take hold of my inner Paul Bunyan, and channel the chic lumberjack lying deep within. The best way to do that, of course, is by adding a splash of plaid into my wardrobe courtesy of Mossimo Supply Co.’s Boyfriend Flannel TopTarget coupons.

Act as if you can’t see the elegance and grace it possesses all you want, but I simply don’t believe you. If you ask me, it is the Boyfriend Flannel Top that is the ideal way to ring in the crisp fall months quickly creeping up on us. The large buffalo check, the buttoned cuffs, the pointed collar, the chest pockets, the ability to wear it buttoned to the throat, or flying freely about your form. Everything about it screams perfection. But even better is the boyfriend cut – my favorite.

Perhaps that’s it, though. Perhaps you can’t see the femininity within this brilliant piece. Don’t fret, dolls, you know I live to please; so I will do just that by bestowing you with a splendid tidbit of information…if the black and red buffalo check is too masculine for your tastes, simply embrace the Berry, or Yellow Plaid; the Turquoise or Purple. No one ever said that a lumberjack couldn’t be pretty; so dazzle the other timber cruisers and cutters in the forest (or the concrete jungle) by donning styles embellished with splashy shades and poppy prints. Toss back your shoulders, give a subtle hair flip, and be the glamazon of the Amazon!

Don’t you crave the chance to be a lumberjack when you grow up, darlings?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Target for the pictures.
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30 comments

Leah said...

perfectly described, yes I agree with that lumberjack thingy. I never thought i'll succumb to that trend but there are ways to make it look feminine. I did that inner top thing with the flannel top, worn with shorts and I didn't look like a lumberjack at all.

Girl With The Bow Tie said...

Ahh yes, this trend! You're right - this is definitely perfect for the fall! I don't know why, but I'm envisioning how awesome it will look with the changing colours of leaves...

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Couture Carrie said...

Cute plaids! I love Target!

Happy Labor Day, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Emily said...

i love lumberjack plaid shirts -- they are so versatile! and thank you so much for the buddha bag..I recieved it on Saturday and its already been worn over my shoulder more than once!

yiqin; said...

The first jacket is nice!

Couture Cookie said...

I have yet to be convinced that this look is for me! I love plaid but this whole boyfriend jeans/blazer/shirt trend is lost on me!

The way you're describing it makes me slightly more open to trying it, though... maybe I should head out to Target! :)

Jaime said...

I like the yellow plaid- yellow is my fave color :)

Perhaps a trip to Tar-jay is necessary now... Enjoy your day off today!

Luinae said...

It's a good fall trend, but it's all OVER the halls of my high school- so I don't think I will be joining en masse.

E said...

Every day that it gets colder, I need a plaid flannel more. Thank you for giving me some options!

Patty Ann said...

you are totally reading my mind!! i was thinking about getting that top in the first picture from target!! i think i just will get it with those coupon codes! xxxx


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Julia said...

I love "lumberjack" plaids! They are perfect for when you want to feel cozy, and don't worry no one will mistake you for a lumberjack unless you have an ax and fur hat as acsessories!

thanks for the sweet comment!

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Amanda said...

Yes- I do have a craving to be a lumberjack. I live in Wisconsin, so maybe that has something to do with it. I love the plaid shirt look:)

Tiffany said...

yeah i like flannel clothes but some people really over do it and its become so much of a "trend" that the whole individuality aspect of it is lost.

Kristin said...

If loving buffalo checks makes me a wanna be lumberjack, then toss me an axe!!

mom & son said...

i'm an avid fan of any plaid clothes.
i'm two thumbs up for it!

Caramell said...

you're a genious- while writing I feel as it was a really lond story/ diary about fashion, what makes it even more interesting ^^ such a lumberjack would be a great idea for me ;>

All Women Stalker said...

I'll have the purple and turquoise please.

-meream

jayne said...

I finally broke down and bought on this june haha

sherin said...

I like Flannel Tops. They are so versatile. You can make them look feminine by wearing them over a nice tank top.

Eva Internazionale said...

I like the Turquoise one best!

S.Elisabeth said...

Ah I love, love, love this look. So comfy and so cute! Kind of like you rummaged through your boyfriend's closet and came out with this.

Savvy Gal said...

I fell in adoration with flannel and plaid when I saw a model of Ralph Lauren wore flannel plaid with a long black tuelle skirt. The contrast was amazing.

jess said...

I love lumberjack plaid.

Tawney--A Chichi Life said...

I love plaid in the fall! Boyishly chic.
-Tawney

NYC Tidbits said...

Personally think plaid is fabulous and perfect for the beginning of fall-

Happy Labor Day!

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Keith said...

I wore a lot of this type of clothing back in the early to mid-90's.

Never wanted to be a lumberjack though. I always hated chopping wood.

I hope you had a great weekend. Take care. Cheers!

Damsels said...

i'll take the masculine colors please

Little Red said...

Love these tops! The yellow is my favorite!

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

BTW your previous post was just woah!! This post is also woah, you are such a great writer..
xxx

the southern hostess said...

So cute! I love plaid.

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