December 15, 2011

Lace & Pleats: Remixed

It's true that Forever 21 isn't known for their customer service, but the trade-off is admittedly lower quality, but definitely on trend pieces.  This beautiful celadon dress caught my eye as I walked past Heritage 1981's store window.

I was in love with the color, but not so much the cut.  Still, I tried the dress on twice with mixed feelings and a less than enthusiastic endorsement from Aili... To be honest, I was apprehensive about purchasing, but I couldn't pass up the color, and at 25 George Washingtons, the price wasn't awful.

As soon as I got home, however, I had instant buyer's remorse.  I've been trying to maintain a well-edited wardrobe filled with quality classic pieces, and in general, Forever 21 doesn't exactly fit the bill... Plus, I'm sure you're all familiar with Forever 21's less than generous Exchange (not return!) Policy.  Considering those combined factors, I was determined to make this dress work with my existing wardrobe, so I spent about hour (okay, okay 2. At least.) trying out different pairings before I was happy with my purchase.  All in all, I must say that this dress is a fun and colorful addition to my wardrobe.

Black has proven to be a fabulous contrast to this celadon shade, but I definitely plan on trying out some more colorful pairings.  Stay tuned for those!

Dress: F21 (worn backwards) | {1, 2}
Shirt: Old Navy (old)
Cardigan: Embroidered Chiffon Back Cardigan, AE | shop
Brooches: Thrifted
Shoes: Abalene, Nine West | shop


  1. You look great in that color! The gingham is a fun touch. And a wardrobe of classic pieces always has room for a fun, versatile, and affordable trend item. :)

  2. Beautiful outfit! You are so GORG!

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