August 12, 2010
Skirt: Forever 21
Belt: Forever 21 (came with skirt)
Shoes: Steve Madden (Nordstrom)
Necklace: Betsey Johnson (Nordstrom Rack)
Ring: BCBG Max Azria
Bangle: Tasha (Nordstrom)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Saks)
Bag: Coach (Nordstrom)
I bought this skirt the day before, and I couldn’t wait to wear it. I love, love, love black and white stripes! This look came together very quickly, just a simple tank and a skirt, but I have to say that while I love to dress up I often feel my prettiest in unfussy looks like this one. This basic look can be styled in so many ways but for a lunch date followed by errands I decided on sweet accessories and pops of color. This necklace always brings a smile to my face. I love the Betsey Johnson aesthetic: unabashedly girly and cute, and that’s exactly how I felt. I wanted to show my boyfriend a little extra love (his name begins with a “b”) since this is his last week of work and I am so very much looking forward to hanging out with him on the beach every day! Once I decided on the pink necklace, I felt a bit romantic and went with pink wedges, a pink bangle and a colorful bag. I intended to change into my tutu before going out for drinks in the evening, but I liked this look so much that I decided to only change out my shoes for a higher pair.
I have a question for all of the lovely ladies who rock Forever 21 on a regular basis. I noticed that this skirt is dry clean only despite being cotton. I can’t imagine that I would actually take it to the dry cleaners since the cost of one trip would be about half what I paid for the skirt. Would you dry clean it or throw it in the wash?