Once upon a time, when I blogged about cheap ways to stock up on workout clothes, I put Forever 21 on my list because it was not only accessible to most folks, but affordable too, despite not being too stylish. Now, however, it’s much more trendy. And thank goodness, too—not everyone wants to shell out a c-note for a swaggy pair of tights.
Forever 21 sprung for a mini-haul for me to check out their activewear, and I shared that on my IG. But what I didn’t share, was the specifics of what I got! Here’s a look at my F21 mini-haul (and, if you use any of my links to buy, F21 gives me a few coins as a thank you for showing you the light!):
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Personal style is so subjective. And frankly, there’s nothing really personal or original about this outfit. I didn’t do anything revolutionary here. I’m not wearing anything particularly trendy (aside from the spikes on my necklace and shoes) that deserves praise for originality or a round of applause for bravery.
But with all that said, there’s nothing that exceeds expectations quite like the classic color combination of black and white. No pop of color, pattern or fabric can outshine this no-fail duo. Sometimes while trying to be original or chasing the trends, that fact gets lost on me. On occasion, it’s nice to be reminded that sometimes less really is more. And of the beauty in simplicity.
This wasn’t the first time the Gossip Girl alum revealed that she rocks Forever 21 on the red carpet. She previously told Glamour UK that she wore a strapless yellow dress from the popular retailer to her second-ever premiere.
I’m wearing a $13 dress from Forever 21. On the red carpet, people were like, ‘Who are you wearing?’ But when I told them, they said I shouldn’t admit to it, like it was more impressive to have a designer gown that’s thousands of dollars. After that, I just told people it was vintage.
Something tells me Serena van der Woodsen would not approve, but props to Blake for keeping it real and embracing her love of all things Forever 21.
If you’re looking for a new, affordable, and extremely versatile evening bag, Forever 21 has the cutest outfits! They have a lot of things to choose from and I bought some really cute necklaces and shorts there recently! Would recommend this to everyone.!
12 GORGEOUS GRAPHIC MAXI DRESSES
Thanks for all the supportive comments on my last post about Winston! I’m so happy to report that he is still recovering nicely. I brought him into my office yesterday to keep an eye on him and he had lots of fun terrorizing visiting with my co-workers, so I’m taking that as a sign of good health :)
Anyway, on to more fashion-y topics!
I just love a good maxi dress, don’t you? They are so easy to style and incredibly comfortable; basically the perfect item to throw on and walk out the door. The oncoming of spring has inspired some gorgeous, graphic prints that have made me fall deeper and deeper in love with the maxi. But alas, it’s not quite spring yet here in Oregon.
For the end of winter… throw on a leather biker jacket and leather booties to make any of these dresses seasonally appropriate (like I did here).
When spring is in the air… switch out your leather jacket for a denim jacket and break out your sandals (or keep the boots).
And when summer eventually rolls around… go jacket-less (or wear a denim vest) and polish the look off with a statement necklace or layered chain necklace. And at the beach, throw on your maxi as a swim coverup.
There. Now that you no longer have any excuses not to wear your maxi dresses year-round, here are some of my favorite graphic maxis available today.
Dresses pictured above (and a few others):
- Mara Hoffman
- Pencey Standard
- Mara Hoffman
- Shona Joy
- Young, Fabulous & Broke
- Forever 21