Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Guest Post: 21 Forever

Hi everyone! My name is Marisa and I’m so excited and honored to write a guest post for Kelsey’s blog! I’ll be honest, though I love love love reading TCB, the only thing that ever catches my eye is her Forever 21 picks! I’m beyond obsessed with that store (the result being every clothing item I own is from there), and since I’m 21 myself, I decided that it would be the topic of my guest post!

Forever 21 can be a hard store to navigate. Not only is the layout of their stores and changing sizing charts frustrating, but it often seems like they are hiding their gems among a lot of clothing that to be honest, very few people would want to wear to anyplace other than a costume party.

Below, I’ve come up with two fun summer outfits that won’t break the bank, and that will add articles to your wardrobe that are easy to mix and match so you can wear them again and again!

It’s not easy to find a white or cream dress that can be dressed up or down, but I think
this one just might be the perfect LWD. The square neckline, the delicate details, and the
barely there polka dots…I love it!

I’m a huge Sperry’s fan, but these metallic gold knockoffs are to die for. The best part,
they’re only 1/3 of the price – I’m adding a size six to my cart as we speak!

If you want to class up the dress a little bit (to make up for the fact that you’re going to
wear flats), I love this simple necklace that will sit high enough on your neck to finish the

I’d wear this outfit out on a dinner date or to grab drinks with friends, or maybe even
on the weekend I’m feeling a little snazzy. All together this ensemble costs only sixty
dollars, and when I look at each piece separately, I’m thinking of countless outfits that I
could include them in!

Is it just me, or does this look like the most comfortable shirt in the world?! I really
like the different tones of light pink on this, as well as the fluttery features of the longer

I had originally picked a pair of chocolate shorts for this outfit, but I could not get these
out of my head! Teal is one of my favorite colors; and is rich enough to wear right into
the throws of early fall. It’s a done deal!

Usually I just throw on a pair of black flip flops during the summer because they go with
everything, but I wouldn’t mind jazzing up even the most simple shirt and shorts combo
with these!

This statement necklace is fun, and plays off of the Bohemian-chic look I love to play
around with. It’s set on a longer chain, so it really will help you make a statement even on
the most simplest of tops.

This outfit brings together teal and light pink, which might sound like an unexpected combination. The importance is to maintain the continuity of the colors, which in this case are balanced between the shoes and the shirt and the shorts and the necklace.  I’d probably wear this on the weekends when the DC heat is really getting to me: the looseness of the shirt will help me stay comfortable, and the bright shorts will keep a smile on my face as I’m melting my way down the National Mall.

Forever 21 (the store and the age) can be overwhelming, but when you find something you love, all of your time will suddenly seem worth it. I hope you enjoyed my picks for today!



  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE! and now I want to shop!!! You're killing me! lol

  2. Ah I got those metallic loafers and LOVE them! Great picks and great post!!

  3. I am 31 and STILL love Forever 21, thanks for posting those Sperry look alikes...gonna be buying those!

  4. WHY are those metallic loafers only in size 6 now!!?? I wish I had seen this post sooner! They're to DIE for!!


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