Sunday, October 11, 2009

I Love Cheap Thrills and a Guest OOTD!

I have a love/hate relationship with Forever 21. I'm always attracted to the idea of cheap prices, and things look so cute online, but I am usually disappointed in person when I check the pieces out. But when F21 does do something right, it does it *so* right! I love finding the diamond in the rough, the one piece that will last and look good! I am against the idea of disposable clothing (it was fun in college, when I wanted to wear something different every time!) and lately have been pretty good about buying quality pieces I love, not something I will wear once and toss. I'm trying not to get sucked into buying items that I will buy only because it is on sale and is inexpensive. But today while going shopping with my sister, I found this adorable skirt! It's a bit poufy but I love it! And it was under $20, which makes me love it more. I think it will look cute in the winter with a pair of tights and fun shoes.

What I'm wearing:
green plaid Forever 21 jacket
white Madewell tank
black Forever 21 skirt
taupe Seychelles shoes
Forever 21 chain necklace

I tried to take a better photo of the skirt, so you can see the poufy-ness!

My new Seychelles, aren't they so fun! I love the cut-out wedge, and the elephant-y taupe color. They also came in black, but I figured I have a ton of black shoes already! They were on sale at Neiman Marcus Last Call.

Closeup of F21 necklace

Well enough about me, let me introduce to you my sister, Teresa! She is 15 and one of the coolest gals I know. I love hanging out with her when I'm home, and she's the best shopping partner. She can be ruthlessly honest about the things I try on, which I appreciate a lot.

What Teresa is wearing:
J.Crew Evening Primrose cardigan
white C&C tank
Urban Outfitters skinny jeans
gold Matt Bernson Love sandals
orange Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Clutch

Do a few things look familiar? The great thing about living in a family full of girls is that we swap clothes and accessories all the time. This time, I gave my mom this great printed J.Crew cardigan (which Teresa borrowed to wear today) and I gave Teresa my orange Rebecca Minkoff! I am not coming home empty handed though. I snagged this great green plaid jacket from my sister Sophia's closet, and a few other cute coats too. I love it when things are "new to me"! And the best part of giving things to your sisters is that if you ever want it back, all you have to do is ask.

I am headed back to Annapolis tomorrow! I am a bit sad about this, but it'll be good to be back.


  1. very cute looks! i love that skirt and those cool wedges:)

  2. love the skirt and teresa was uber rosa-fied.