Posts Tagged ‘Forever 21’

Get the look: Stylin’ in stripes

April 27, 2009

picture-101Remember my friend Amanda with the super cool nerd chic glasses? Well, she is back and looking fabulous as usual. She has this knack to pull together outfits so effortlessly—never looks like she is trying too hard, but yet always manages to wow me with her creations. This ensemble is one of her simpler, laid back looks, but it is just as cute. I am a huge fan of stripes and I love the combination of gray and red together. Add a simple bangle, and either a pair of casual converse or dressier wedges and you are set to go. Plus, don’t you love that each item is $30 and under? Cute and recession-friendly! What’s better than that?!






Pretty in print.

April 27, 2009

img_1320Saturday was my dear friend N’s birthday party and the theme was 1970’s. I am loving N’s dress—doesn’t she look so pretty on her special day? Even though we didn’t exactly go all out with costumes, we did opt for bright, loud florals and bold prints. In a rush to find something to wear, I skimmed F21 earlier in the day and found this dress for only $25, which is now my new favorite spring/summer maxi. To rev up the 70’s vibe, I wore lots of gold bracelets and rings, parted my hair down the middle, slipped into a pair of wooden platforms and I was ready to roll. All in all, a really fun party! What did you all do this weekend? Do tell! I would love to know! SPxx

My new favorite pieces.

February 18, 2009


I wore an outfit very similar to this over the weekend while I was in Chicago, and had so much fun pairing rich and dark colors like chocolate brown, navy blue, and jet black with lighter colors like cream and gray. I am particularly in love with my new scarf, shown above, that I bought at Urban Outfitters. I bought a similiar coat to this one at Forever 21, and feel like a pretty princess every time I slip it on because of the ruffly flair that happens at the bottom when I belt the waist. Stripes in my opnion, are timeless, as are solid accessories like a watch you love and sunglasses that make you feel like a rock star. (Side Note: these of course vary from person to person, so have fun with it!) And, well, in my mind, gray skinny jeans go with almost eveything. They are neutral enough to blend but stand out from the basic blue. Lastly, if you have read this blog or know anything about me, you will know how I feel about brown oxfords. These pair from U.O. are particularly lovely. And, to put the cherry on my shoe sundae, they are on sale. What more could I ask for?! SPxx

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Day and Night: The Maxi Dress

January 29, 2009

I was inspired by a look I saw in the most recent Lucky magazine, where they layered a long maxi dress with a blazer and turtleneck. I became intrigued with it and decided to create two looks—one for day, one for night—based around one dress. Here’s what I came up with! Enjoy! SPxx


Dress, $28.99



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Pendant necklace

Link necklace





Trend: Ombre!

January 27, 2009

Happy Tuesday, dear readers! Thought I would share with you my most recent post on Budget Fashion Report. I have been noticing the Ombre trend for a little while now and have yet to indulge, so I thought I would pull together some of my favorite, affordable pieces first and see what you all thought. Would love to know!







The holidays are upon us!

December 19, 2008

Previously, I had you dear readers, tell me which outfit you might wear to a holiday party. Well, tonight is the boyf’s work party and I am hoping to get all gussied up. I have decided to go with the “sweet” option and donne a strapless black dress with light pink accents. I am also bring a sweet dessert as well, so it should be very fun and festive indeed! What are you all doing for the holidays? Any fun parties or soirees? Would love to hear! SPxx


A dressy affair…which outfit would you wear?

December 15, 2008

Tis the season to be dressy, fa-la-la-la-laa-la-laaaa-la-laaaaa-holiday parties!

The boyf’s soiree is this Friday and I need something to wear. So, I pulled these three ensembles together to get your opinion. Which one is your favorite? Which one would you wear to your BF’s holiday party, or would you save one of these looks for another type of gathering? I would love to know your thoughts! Spxx

Are you…



Dress, Embossed-cotton Lorelei dress

Shoes, Ruffled Leather Platform

Accessory, Battement Necklace



Dress, Sable Jeweled Satin Dress

Shoes, Carmen satin peep toes

Accessory, Rhinestone teardrop earring

or, are you…



Dress, Sequin Sprinkle Dress

Shoes, SAFARA Peep Toe High Heel Shoe

Accessory, Kit

Get the look…

December 9, 2008


In response to my last post on the fantastic Giovanna, a reader asked how she could copy this glorious look. So, I dug around and managed to pull up some items at reasonable prices that resembled G’s original outfit. Of course it is not exact, but hopefully it will inspire you to don these daring yellow pants and pumps!

(Items listed clockwise)

Gap: Back-zipper sweater, $26.99 (on sale!)

J. Crew: City-fit wool herringbone Portman pant, $49.99 (on sale!)

Forever 21: Adrea Satin Pump, $19.80

Forever 21: Square Silk Flower Scarf, $10.80

One dress, three ways

November 21, 2008

Even in difficult economic times, I find it therapeutic to shop–and buy. But I have to be smart about my purchases. My go-to place? Forever 21. This week, I covet this flirty, tiered dress. Read on to see how to wear this cute dress for three different occasions!

Lia Tiered Dress , $24.80


Wave Link Necklace, $5.80

Dawny Cap Sleeve Blazer, $22.80

Cluster Bead Ring, $4.80

Quilted Mod Tote, $30.80

Penguin Peeptoe Platform, $29.80

Button Tab Knit Gloves, $8.80


Multi-Gauge Chain Necklace, $5.80

Antique Bangle Set, $6.80

Diva Platform Stilettos, $26.80

Reptile Detail Clutch, $15.80

picture-26Feathered Fedora, $14.80

Tuxedo Vest, $22.80

Foxton Leather Weave Belt, $9.80

Polished Bangle Set, $4.80

Wilson Slouched Boots, $35.80

Cosmo Faux Leather Clutch, $14.80

My new booties!

November 17, 2008

I just snagged these fabulous booties from Forever 21! Cheap and cute! What’s better than that?! I can’t wait to wear them with bright tights. What would you pair with these boots?

55442275-01Carson Ankle Boots, $29.80