I Will Gladly Go Any Of These Places...

I will gladly go any of these places...

...And it turns out I am also willing to travel to any Gap to find these tees.  

These Gap graphic tees are rockin' my world.  And man was I panicked when I went to my nearby store to find them almost all gone and none left in my size! Thank goodness there is a Gap on almost every corner so I have multiple options for searching.  Naturally I am having major anxiety over which city to support.


CC Stands For Colorblock Cardigan

Sometimes I feel like I pick on J.Crew.

It's not that I don't like J.Crew because I really do.  It's just than an average person like myself cannot continually afford to invest in their stylish classics...as tempting and practical as they may be.

Featherweight Cotton Cardigan
$72.50 at J.Crew  To Buy

Sometimes a basic cardigan needs some jazzin' up.  A colorblocked cardigan achieves just that: fashion and function together as one in knitwear.  This style cardigan is appropriate for a professional wardrobe while also being perfectly casual with jeans and a simple tank.

Colorblock Cardigan
$49.50 at The Limited  To Buy

The colors might be flipped on this cardigan but that is okay with me because I prefer more yellow anyway.  If you are looking for a cardigan with a bit more polish, this cardigan is perhaps more your speed.  It is also $25 less than the J.Crew version but I wonder if you are getting the same amount of versatility?

As much as I am always up for a savings, I feel a stronger attachment to the J.Crew version because I absolutely love the pink and navy combo.

This might be the rare occasion where I think it is worth spending a bit more money.  For the extra $30, the J.Crew cardigan is more versatile and can be worn across your entire wardrobe.  A colorblock cardigan in general packs value, especially one that can be worn dressy or casual.  

Score 1 for J.Crew in the CC books!


You Rasscal

I feel like I have committed to warm weather dressing.  There have been some questionable days where I have not worn tights when my legs had zero self-tanner.  It was shocking.

The reason I bring this up, is my transition to a warm weather wardrobe reminds me I purged most my sandals last year and now have a sandal opportunity.

Steve Madden 'Rasscal'
$89.95 at Steve Madden  To Buy

I have been looking for a flat or slight wedge sandal that somehow involved tan and black mixed together.  I love the coral addition as well.  The 1" wedge also adds a little lift compared to a normal flat.  These sandals are perfect because they will look good with shorts and dresses as well as my transitional denim.  The price tag is not too lofty but I still may wait to see if they get marked down.

There are some other interesting color combinations of this sandal including some that involve rope straps.  This combo is marked down to $63.  My second favorite option is the teal and white.


Mirror, Mirror

Scarf print is a big trend for Spring that I think will have some legs come Fall.

I have been on the hunt for something scarf print and affordable but have not had much luck.

Generally lack of success leads to me to make bad fashion decisions.

See Exhibit A.

Mirrored Scarf Print Skirt
$13.80 at Forever21  To Buy

I am pretty confident this skirt is going to be too short and too tight which is always a winning combination when you are referring to a heavily-printed bottom.  But for $14, I thought it was a worthwhile risk.  Stuff of this nature tends to sell out quickly online so I had to act fast.  All this considered, I think I am setting myself up for failure but am optimistic for a pleasant surprise.

I am also intrigued by the blouse they pair with the skirt....


Recent Forever21 Finds

As you well know, I spend a lot of time at Forever21.

One of the reasons I enjoy shopping Forever21 is their abundance of affordable transition pieces.

Most of their pieces work well with tights or bare legs; under a jacket or on its own.

Here are some of my recent finds:

Recent Forever21 Finds

  1. Pleated Polka Dot Dress $27.80 Once you get past the optical illusion, this dress is adorable.  Very retro but can be updated with a modern jacket.
  2. Sequin Front Top $19.80 Bronze sequins are of the four-season variety. Solid investment.
  3. Vibrant Tribal Bracelet $5.80  Awesome mixed with other bangles and all-black attire.
  4. Lacquered Pyramid Bracelet $6.80  Seriously looks so expensive and chic.
  5. Playful Polka Dot Blouse $17.80  My new favorite blouse to go with all my red bottoms.
  6. Ruffled Polka Dot Dress $14.80  Not so much a dress as a long top. Perfect with leggings and reminiscent of one of my favorite tops ever. 
Overall what I appreciate of these items is their ability to transition my wardrobe from soggy, chilly Spring into warmer weather.  I also apparently appreciate polka dots.