Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Been There Done That Messed Around

What I'm wearing:
*Forever 21 Embroidered Dress (similar here)
*Steve Madden Nataliaa Wooden Platform Sandal (similar here)
*Marc Jacobs Sophia Bag in Meadow (similar here)

I picked up this casual summery number on my last trip to Forever 21. I've been finding a lot of great stuff there lately, which surprises me because it's always so hit or miss. I loved this dress when I first saw it, but before I could wear it I had to make a couple of adjustments. There were straps that tied the neckline together, so I just snipped them off. There was also a thin tie that tied around the chest into a bow in the back, I hated it so I cut those off as well. After those quick & easy changes, this dress was ready to wear!

I am officially obsessed with these shoes. You will see me wear them as often as I think I can get away with! They are pretty comfortable and I feel like they just go with everything.

I wore this outfit to meet up with a friend for drinks at the The Dove Parlor. It is such a cute little place, and a great place to catch up with friends over happy hour cocktails (my favorite was "The French Lavender" - lavender infused gin, orange liquer, and a touch of grapefruit).


  1. Oooh, I love the adjustments you made to your dress! Your sandals are awesome too.

  2. I also hate the sewn-on ties that knot in back! I cut them off whenever I can.

  3. Super, super, super cute dress. The sandals are great and I agree, they look like they'd go with just about everything!

    What a fun outfit for cocktails with friends and that sounds like a yummy cocktail too! Now I want a drink... :)

  4. love the shoes! great summer outfit.


  5. I love how you're wearing your platforms here! I just bought my very first pair of platform sandals (Stuart Weitzman for $30 on Ebay!!!), and I'm still trying to figure out how to wear them. I just may have to use your look for inspiration : )

    Jamie at

  6. I love that you massacred this dress. It makes a lot less cutesy than the one on the website. I would be so afraid of cutting a hole to do that.
    I feel like F21 has gotten much better and given that they update their website so often, there is always cute new stuff available.

  7. Love the whole look, the shoes and the bag especially!! You look cool despite the heat...I can't believe you took shots outside! It's death out there.

  8. OH my ! this is a cute dress and I love what you did to it too. I might have to get one for myself now!

  9. You look so pretty Rosa! What a wonderful summer outfit. Oh, and I too have listened to Bulletproof over and over again this summer, so I love the title of your post!! :)

  10. I wouldn't have ever known this was from F21!