When I started this blog, many of my outfit posts—and my closet, for that matter—consisted of fun Forever21 pieces, like this lacy top and eyelet-trimmed skirt. While I don't shop there as often as I did in my twenties (at this point, it feels ironic since it's been forever since I was 21), I rarely walk past a store without stopping in, partially out of habit and partially because sometimes I'll come across a piece like this. I'm a huge fan of the star pattern since it's playful without looking childish, and at $23, the price was just as appreciated as it was in my 20s.
Walking the Line
Often—and especially with dresses—one beauty decision can make the same piece look totally cool, or cheesy. This simple, end-of-summer dress walks that line, and in styling it, I was careful to keep it from looking like a potential prom outfit. Where a sleek updo could have had ...read more