Showing posts with label forever21. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forever21. Show all posts

August 7, 2015

Tale of A 32 Year Old Shopping at Forever 21


Once upon a time, there was a 32 year old woman (let's call her "Naria") and she was reading Tara's Bargain Saturday blog post one day wherein she linked the most exquisite top.  Naria said "I need it."  Naria clicked on the link to the much wanted/needed top and the 32 year old Naria found herself being taken to the Forever 21 website.  Ok, I can't keep this story up but yes, at 32 years old I longed for a Forever 21 top.  Now, college even law school me rocked Forever 21 like nobody's business but I haven't shopped there in forever 21 (see what I did there) but I had to do it.  I had to have it.  Plus, Tara liked it and Tara's awesome!  I opened my package, tried it on, and luuurrrvvveed it.  Lurve, people.  And at like $15, my wallet and husband loves it even more!

Sweater: Nordstrom  /  Shirt: Forever 21  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Handbag: Tory Burch


September 26, 2014

Casual Friday


It's 2014 and I am still rockin' a waist tied sweater like nobody's business.  Okay, I ended up wearing the sweater in its ended purpose once I stepped foot in my Antarctica office but I judge no one who wants to tie their sweater around their waist.  I will judge if you wear socks with sandals...Have a great weekend!

Shirt:  Banana Republic {Similar}  /  Sweater: Forever 21 {Similar}  /  Skirt: Loft  /  Bag: Coach Factory  {Similar}  /  Necklace: J.Crew {Similar}  /  Sunglass: Marc by Marc Jacobs


November 4, 2013

Simple Does


Is it really November already? This year is just flying by and I can't stand it. However, my favorite holiday is approaching! I already have Lucas' outfit picked out for when he goes to sit on Santa's lap! 

Well, as the title of my post says, just a simple post today as it's busy busy at the office. I can't complain! Happy Monday :-)

Sweater: Kohls  /  Shirt: Loft {similar}  /  Pants: Loft  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Necklace: F21


October 23, 2013

Plaid Daze


Most of my posts lately have been about or with Lucas because, well...he's quite literally my whole world right now.  I've been back to work for about 5 weeks now but I still have not settled into a good morning routine.  Most mornings are spent running around trying to put on my makeup in 5 minutes and make a half decent/presentable pony tail in order to make it to work on time.  Before becoming a mom, I spent most every weekend lounging around the house and although I still do that, we are making an effort to get out more with the baby so he's not so cooped up anymore.  I admit that I was one of those mom's that never went out with the baby before his vaccinations so not that he's been vaccinated, we're having so much fun get him outside more often!

I mentioned on Monday that we skipped the fall festival this year because of the warmth and crowds, but I still wanted to get out of the house on Saturday.  Since Lucas is quite inquisitive these days and grabbing everything (my hair is his personal favorite), we went out for an evening walk and to my parents house for dinner.  As we were sitting on the bench, my husband noticed that Lucas had grabbed a little souvenir, a fallen leaf.  He stared down that leaf and would smile and laugh at it.  I love seeing his little personality coming through.  We have plans for more family outings this weekend and, hopefully, the weather is nice so he can wear more cardigans.  I mean, really?  Cardigans for babies?  I DIE.





Shirt: J. Crew {similar}  /  Sweater: F21 {similar}   /  Shorts: Loft
Lucas' outfit is from GAP


October 21, 2013

Oktoberfest 2013


One of my favorite fall traditions is going to Oktoberfest and the fall festival.  We decided to skip the fall festival this year because it was during the day and too warm for Lucas to be outside for a long time but we did take him to Oktoberfest Friday evening.  I remember last year seeing all the little kids running around in costumes, getting their faces painted, or running towards the snow cones and thinking, one day, I'll be bringing my own little one to the festivities.  

My favorite part of Oktoberfest is the Halloween festivities that go on like the dancers performing "Thriller" in the street and the creepy decorations all around.  Lucas, however, was definitely not a fan of the loud music.  At one point he started to almost cry which breaks my heart every time when I see his bottom lip stick out.  Although he was too little to enjoy Oktoberfest, and even though his onesie says "Never Grow Up," I look forward to the coming years and letting him run loose, face paint, costume, and all!








Sweater: Old Navy {this year's version}  /  Shirt: F21  /  Jeans: AE  /  Shoes: Target
Lucas' onsie is from GAP


October 9, 2013

Wednesday Adams


Black continues to be my go to color and with my fair pale skin, I have to be careful so I don't go around looking like a zombie.  

This past weekend, I took out all my fall decorations and lit yummy candles (this one's my favorite!).  Something about fall decorations and cinnamon apple scented candles always puts me in a good mood.  This weekend, we plan on taking Lucas to a pumpkin patch and I couldn't be more excited.  Although I love Christmas season, October is probably my favorite month.  I look forward to the annual Oktoberfest festivities, fall festival, and Halloween.  October might be my husband's least favorite month because I self-imposed an annual tradition of watching Hocus Pocus on Halloween while eating worms in dirt (chocolate pudding with oreo crumbs on top and gummy worms swirled in).  That just happens to be my favorite tradition :-)

I really can't believe that we are in October?!  Seriously, where does the time go?  

Sweater: F21  /  Shirt: J.Crew {similar}  /  Skirt: Loft  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Target  /  Jewelry: Tiffanys, David Yurman


June 17, 2013

Blue Shades


Have you ever wondered why pregnant women are always cradling their bellies?  I always did.  I would think, ugh, why are they always holding their stomachs?! And now, I'm one of those women.  For me, personally, it's just natural.  He's moving around so my instinct is to hold my stomach and sometimes rub my belly which is even weirder.  Another selfish reason I hold my belly sometimes is to be like, look, there's a baby in there and not that I ate too many hamburgers!  Although, lately, seeing pictures of me holding my belly is almost comical because it looks like I'm trying to smuggle a watermelon under my dress. 


Dress: Target Maternity  /  Sweater: JCP  /  Shoes: MIA  /  Jewelry: Ann Taylor, David Yurman, Pandora  /  Belt: F21


June 12, 2013

Survival Work Mode


Dressing for work has become a thing of survival.  What works, what fits, what's comfortable...One thing is for sure, flats are a must.  It's been awhile since I've worn heels.  I even had to work from home one day because the swelling in my feet were so bad.  What a strange reason to work from home too.  Sorry, my feet look like Fred Flintstone's making it impossible to come to the office.  Surprisingly though, swollen feet suck!  Okay, enough about my feet...trust me, it was not pretty though.

Sweater: Forever 21  /  Shirt: Gap Maternity  /  Pants: Loft Maternity  /  Shoes: MIA  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM  /  Necklace: Banana Republic


May 1, 2013

Neon and Stripes


If there's a rule that pregnant women should stay away from stripes then I clearly have broken it many times throughout my pregnancy.  Not only stripes but bright pink neon stripes that scream huge hormonal lady coming your way!

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and everything is right on track.  Little man is measuring well and all the symptoms I described to my doctor are "normal."  Apparently, running out of air just walking from the couch to my bed is completely normal.  Good news!

Linking up with T+J Designs today!


Shirt: Loft  /  Blazer Vest: Banana Republic  /  Skirt: Motherhood Maternity  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor  /  Bag: London Fog  /  Necklace: Forever 21


April 15, 2013

Milking It


Even though this light cardi is navy blue, I was feeling a lot like Barney this day.  I'd catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror or reflection and think "Whoa! I'm huge!"  My husband will sweetly remind me that I'm pregnant but, I'm not gonna lie, I milk the pregnancy card when I'm pigging out.  This was the conversation that took place last week between me and my husband:

Him: What do you need from Publix (Supermarket)?
Me: Apples and Nutella
Him: You don't need Nutella.  We have half of a bottle left and an unopened one in the cabinet.
Me: No, I need Nutella.
Him: You have two jars left.
Me: Nope.  I ate them both.
Him: Oh...are you sure?  I checked last week and they were both there.
Me: Not anymore.  Get me Nutella.
Him: Alright...okay, I'm thinking and it was definitely just three days ago that I saw both jars in the cabinet.
Me: GET ME MORE NUTELLA!


Dress: Target Maternity  /  Sweater: Forever21  /  Shoes: Steve Madden 'Vegass'  /  Necklace: Banana Republic


March 11, 2013

Casual Stripes

 Jacket: Forever 21  /  Dress: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton

I loved this outfit on Franziska of Franish so I decided to recreate it preggo style.  In December, I purchased a bunch of maternity clothes (before my shopping ban) and since I had no clue on sizing, I ended up purchasing items that are currently too big on me--like this dress.  It was only $4.00 though so I'm not too upset and I know I will eventually grow into it.  I probably should have tried things on in the store but (a) doing anything productive during my first trimester was a bust and (b) I'm lazy. 


February 24, 2013

Bump Style with DCinStyle


Words cannot express how excited I am about collaborating with Elena of DCinStyle today.  I've been an admirer of her art and blog for awhile.  She's so amazingly talented and created the art work above based on our photos.  This print is definitely going in my baby's nursery! 

Elena is also pregnant so we decided to both incorporate patterns and colors into our bump style for this collaboration!  I encourage you to visit Elena's blog so you can see how super talented she is and such a cute mommy to be!    

Dress: Old Navy  /  Sweater: Kohls  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Necklace: Forever 21



Here's Elena's Look:


Check out Elena's post here!


February 18, 2013

Out of Element

Shirt: Old Navy  /  Shirt: Forever 21  /  Pants: Gap Maternity  /  Shoes: DSW  /  Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

This past Saturday, my husband, mom, and I ventured out to Buy Buy Baby.  That store is crazy!  It's literally a Bed Bath and Beyond but just baby stuff.  I was so overwhelmed and out of my element.  I've never been very good at buying anything for children and even worse buying things for boys.  I had fun looking at the little toys and clothes but when I realized how many things a baby actually needs, my mind got scrambled.  Just being honest :-/  I realized that I need to do more research but thankfully I've got some time.


February 14, 2013

Love Is All You Need

Sweater: Forever 21  /  Shirt: J Crew  /  Skirt: Motherhood Maternity  /  Shoes: Stuart Weitzman  /  Handbag: Chanel  /  Accessories: J Crew, Ebay, Stella and Dot, David Yurman

Happy Valentine's Day!  I wore this outfit on Sunday and thought how Valentinesy it looked then I remembered that Valentine's Day was today!  Oops, pregnancy brain.  So I'll be wearing this again since only like two people saw me on Sunday.  Does anyone else do that?  

Today is extra special because, fingers crossed, we find out the baby's gender at our appointment this morning!!!!!!!!  I'm so excited I can barely stand it!  I've been reading online how some women drink Mountain Dew or something really sugary to make sure the baby is alert during the appointment.  I'm going to play it safe with some orange juice and hope for the best.  I have a feeling it's going to be a boy but will be very happy either way!


January 28, 2013

Weekend Errands


These are my new maternity jeans.  I banned myself from shopping but these were purchased with a gift card I received for Christmas.  Back to the main topic though - maternity bottoms.  Seriously, how will I ever go back to normal pants, jeans, or skirts?  Maternity bottoms are the most comfortable things EVER.  I'm not kidding.  I don't even care if the maternity band shows - that band is magical.  My favorite pencil skirts for work are from J Crew but, unfortunately, they don't have a maternity line.  I would love to know if anyone knows where I can find colorful maternity skirts!  I think I would cheat on my ban if I could find them...shhhhhh...

Sweater: J Crew  /  Tank: Gap  /  Jeans: Maternity Gap  /  Shoes: MIA  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM  /  Jewelry: Forever 21, David Yurman


December 13, 2012

Berry Lines


Excluding a dress I accidentally purchased from the maternity section this summer, this sweater is my very first maternity purchase.  Even though this sweater was in the Gap Maternity section, I don't really see what makes it "maternity."  It fits a little looser and longer so those are the only differences I see.  In regards to maternity clothes, I only want to buy essentials and maybe a shirt or two that doesn't fit the "essential" mold.  However, I work every day from 8:30-who knows when so I'm realizing that my idea of just buying three things may not be realistic.

We took these photos early morning Saturday and it was super foggy which is why the pictures are sort of blueish.  These were also the only non blurry pictures...photographer/husband fail!  We were on our way out to go car shopping which my husband says was his "push" present.  He CLEARLY does not understand the concept of who receives a "push" present :-)

Sweater: Gap {non-Maternity}  /  Shirt: Forever 21  /  Jeans: Old Navy     
Shoes: Me Too  /  Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Jewelry: Ebay


December 4, 2012

Most Used


I remember thinking, "how often will I really wear a polka dot chambray top?"  Well, apparently lots and lots of times.  My Old Navy polka dot chambray top is definitely one of my most used items.  I love when I use a piece of clothing over and over again because I feel it was worth it.  At almost, $20 or so, this shirt is not only worth it but a great price as well.

Thank you so much for all your congratulations and well wishes on yesterday's post!  My husband and I are so excited about this new journey.  Yesterday, we had an ultrasound and saw the heart beating for the first time...heart melted...

Sweater: F21  /  Shirt: Old Navy  /  Pants: Loft  /  Shoes: Sole Society 'Kelly'  /  Handbag: Coach  /  Necklace: C Wonder


November 13, 2012

Daze Off


My husband and I had the day off yesterday except we didn't know it and worked anyhow.  Clueless we are, I tell ya.  I never said I was perfect :-)



Jacket: Forever 21  /  Shirt: Old Navy  /  Scarf: Missoni for Target  /  Jeans: American Eagle  /  Handbag: London Fog  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Jewelry: J Crew, David Yurman, Stella and Dot


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