Monday, January 14, 2013

Fashion Forward

In the depths of dreary winter weather, I often dream of spring clothes and even start buying them. I guess I'm an optimist at heart and can't help but look forward to brighter days and warmer weather (it's either that or slit my wrists from the gloom). Luckily, the bright colors and stripes of last year are still around and on trend. Yesterday, my burgeoning fashionista daughter and I hit the mall for a little retail therapy. First up, Forever 21. Look, I know what you're thinking . . .
Yes, I'm 39, but I can still wear some Forever 21 clothes (albeit a size up from what I usually wear because their clothes are cut so small or so poorly made or both). But for trendy, colorful pieces, I find their selection pretty spot on usually. And they have a girls section, so my daughter can grab some trendy too. Here's what we found yesterday . . . 
Essential 3/4 Sleeve Striped Tee
A little striped boatneck tee because you can never have too many of these, and some of mine are looking rather ragged after years of wear. 

3/4 Sleeve Lace Top
A little pop of yellow lace to brighten any outfit.

And somewhat inspired by this photo of Miranda Brooks in the latest Vogue . . .

I picked up this eyelet embroidered top to wear with jeans . . . 
Eyelet Embroidered Top
I also got another blue on blue striped blouse, but I can't seem to find it online and don't feel like trying it on to snap a photo. But trust me, it will look great with white jeans whenever white jean weather finally arrives!

My daughter couldn't pass up the stripes either with this great little tunic . . . 
Rugby Stripe Tunic
She also got some minty leggings to go underneath, but of course, those aren't online either. 

And speaking of minty tones, we also hit up Old Navy for some budget finds including two sparkly tanks in stripes (duh) and solid (because a girl can't wear stripes every day . . . or can she?):
Women's Sequin-Front Jersey Tank

Although the sun's not shining here today, these pieces have put me in a better mood. Plus, my cold seems to be improving day by day, so I'm very thankful for that and for all your kind wishes for my speedy recovery . . . they seem to have worked. Happy Monday!


Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Ahh, retail therapy. I was just at Old Navy returning a Christmas gift last week and saw some adorable striped sparkly shirts. Sadly, horizontal stripes and me don't make a good match. If it helps, the weather here is crappy and has been for days. Over it.

charmaine said...

Love the eyelet top. Glad you're feeling better.

Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

Glad you are feeling better. I am so missing the 70 degrees of yesterday. I'm so NOT a winter person. - Brandy

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I just read your other post, too. Did everyone think you were the walking Flu bug? I know what you mean about spring shopping in the winter. I always say that I will pick up the bargain winter clothes, but the thought of winter during the winter is too depressing. My daughter loves that store, and at 39 you are fine.

bluehydrangea said...

Loving the stripe shirts!! And I too shop at Forever 21. So great for trendy pieces!!

therelishedroost said...

Oh to be 39 again, that was a very good year!!!My girls shop Forever 21 all the time, unfortunately at 47 I cannot go there now! :(

Great Post!!
xo Karolyn

My Interior Life said...

Thanks, everyone. Now, I can't wait to wear my new clothes. My daughter wore her tunic today!

Erin said...

Ha, I shop at Forever 39 all the time!

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