Clothed with Grace: Stripes and Dots

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stripes and Dots

 Ok, I'm going to say it.  Forever 21 is really overwhelming to me.  There's just so...much...stuff. I know the prices are great, but the sizing is so random, I guess that comes with the territory.  This keeps me away, even though I see friends who find the cutest things there. However, when I was in Kansas City about a month ago I went in with a friend, because she needed to make an exchange.  I came across this adorable polka dot top and was so excited, because I ruined my own last year and was on the hunt for a replacement. I decided to pair it with my striped blazer and favorite cobalt pants for work.  I'm not going to lie, I really like this outfit.

Blazer: TJ Maxx similar
Top: F21 same (I sized up)
Pants: Loft similar
Necklace: Mariposa Medley c/o similar
bracelets: chloe + isabel c/o same and Stella and Dot same
Shoes: Nine West similar
Bag: Coach

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  1. I love it too Ginny!! I have been able to find some fabulous pieces in Forever 21 - you just have to look and try things on. They have amazing prices too! Have a happy Wednesday! Susan

  2. I haven't been to Forever 21 in ages for those very reasons. I KNOW there are hidden gems (like this top) but it just seems too overwhelming to find them. This is such a perfect pattern mixing look, by the way. Plus the cobalt is great paired with the black and white :)

  3. I don't really go there's such a big store, it is overwhelming and their sizes are super wonky. I haven't had much luck there at all in my adult years.

  4. I'm not going to lie either, I like this outfit, too! F21 is definitely overwhelming, and you didn't even mention the crowds that typically pack the store! I haven't been there in a while, but if I get the urge I typically shop online!

  5. It definitely takes time to shop in F21 I usually look online first and then go in to the store so I know what I'm looking for, I find that really helps. This top is a gem so pretty and classic. Love how you styled it with the striped blazer and blue pants. You are just too adorable.

  6. I love the pattern mix. I agree f21 is so overwhelming... I often just stop in to look at the jewelry and that's about all I can get through.

  7. I find it overwhelming too, I have to be in a patient mood to go in there lol...your print mix here is adorable!

  8. Totes adorbs! F21 has been hit and miss for me. The music drives me insane. Props for finding this polka dot gem.


  9. This is a wonderful look, one of my favourites on you!. I love the shades of blue plus the mix of stripes and dots. I also love the length of you trousers, you look fab!

  10. I am totally with you--Forever 21 is SO overwhelming. And the sizing is so wacky that I pretty much just buy jewelry and handbags there!

  11. Love this look - I may have to copy you!

  12. Love the cobalt! Great look girl!!

  13. I need an entire day to go through Forever 21 because they have some amazing hidden jems. And I'm obsessed with your cobalt pants! Actually the whole outfit pretty much.

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  14. I feel the exact same way! When I go to the Forever 21 on Michigan Ave, I cannot believe it has separate floors! Where do you even start! They are hit or miss with me!

  15. Love the dots and stripes! I definitely agree about Forever 21. Have you ever shopped there online? I appreciate being able to filter to just skirts for example and then evaluating them individually though I recognize that sometimes the sizing can be confusing.

  16. F21 is one of the craziest stores ever. I usually walk in there and freak out after 2 minutes because its just too much for me. I love a good deal but my patience is too thin!


  17. I'm loving those blue pants - great outfit!

    Disco Daydream

  18. You look so pretty Ginny! Love the combination of stripes and dots :)