I admit, I haven’t bought anything from Forever 21 in months (years?). Granted, the closest brick and mortar store is probably ten miles away (but 45 minutes drive time–ohhh, NoVa traffic…), but I just have been more into buying quality over style. I think that means I’m growing up. (Shh, Mom. Stop crying.)
Anyway, I was on their website today looking for pieces to complete my Fran “The Nanny” costume for my 90′s New Year’s Eve party, and I was surprised at how quickly my online shopping cart filled up.
Their sizing is tricky for me sometimes though. Usually I can wear tops and dresses that aren’t super fitted, but for anything body-conscious, I normally size up so I don’t fall on the skanky side of life. Also, the dresses tend to run short, so I normally only buy things that would look okay with leggings or super opaque tights.
Okay, so here are some really cute things that surprised me.
This is so cute. It’s such a vintage print–like it’d be the wallpaper of Dita von Teese’s powder room. I would probably wear this under a black cardigan or suit jacket with a skirt. They also have this print in a tunic form, which I think I like better!
I love this for a myriad of reasons–one of the foremost being that I find myself saying it at least twenty-three times a week. I teach Sunday School to…ahem…a lively bunch of three and four year olds, and this shirt seems tailor-made for Sunday School teachers everywhere. I’d pair it with a tweed jacket (faux Chanel!) with some pearls.
Dude. This skirt is gorgeous. And it’s getting great reviews too. I think it’s the perfect NYE skirt! Maybe with some fur! Or for all those Gatsby themed parties that are bound to start coming down the pipeline.
This looks identical to the Nordstrom necklace I put on my Christmas list. Sigh.
As for my Nanny costume ideas, I thought this sequined tank could work. I will probably end up going for more of a leopard themed look though. I have a leopard print skirt, and then maybe I’ll pair it with some super bright sweater. Or vice versa. Bright skirt, black stockings, and a leopard top. And of course, red lipstick and super teased hair! Oooh, I can’t wait! :)