Friday, July 29, 2011

More Stripes

Bold black and white stripes remind me of prison uniforms, haha. I always picture that over orange jumpsuits. Nevertheless, when I saw this skirt on Lilly, I had to have it. So after browsing through the skirt section on forever21.com, I only found this and this, which looked completely different on the model. As it turns out, it was the right skirt. Size M probably would have fit me better, but L was the only one I could find in the store and the fit wasn't too bad. I like how I can wear it longer for the pencil-skirt look.

Happy Friday!
top: American Eagle (currently sold here)
tank (underneath): Old Navy (similar)
skirt: Forever 21 (currently sold here; similar)
ring (mostly hidden): H&M (similar)
bag: Chanel (similar)
shoes: Mossimo (similar)

21 comments:

  1. This skirt is SO cute. I love it and nautical stripes are really fun right now. Amazing find it's always nice finding cute clothes at F21. My fave store

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

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  2. Great skirt! So surprised it is a large!

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  3. Really cute! and I'm amazed that both the skirts you posted were like $6. I thought F21 stuff was getting expensive these days!

    The shape is simple enough that you can just take in the sides with a sewing machine if it's too big. Just don't make it TOO tight though, hehe

    Anyway, super cute. I love how you layered the tank, I totally thought it was a belt!

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  4. Wow, what a great way to blend all these affordable labels together - you couldn't even guess where everything came from because it looks so well put together. I'm a fan!

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  5. omg i have that skirt too. it was super cheap at f21 so i couldn't passed up the deal. however i haven't worn it out yet cuz it kinda shows off the booty and i don't wanna draw attention that way haha. but yours doesn't look too tight so it's way more appropriate! :)

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  6. I'm so glad you were able to find the skirt. It looks great on you. :)

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  7. The best and worst thing about following style blogs - coveting items girls are wearing! I love your take on the skirt. And if you are wearing an L at F21, I would never even be able to squeeze into that skirt!

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  8. I'm really into stripes lately too. (I wrote tripes earlier and I'm glad I caught it. lol) I can't imagine how a size L would fit you, it probably just "sits" on your hip? Anyway, love the outfit.

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  9. That skirt is so cute and it looks great on you!!

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  10. I want it now too! Looks great :) happy Friday to you too

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  11. interesting, the skirt doesn't look like in the stock photos online at all (which looks more hoochie, haha) Yours look perfect and comfy!

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  12. Love this striped skirt....I've been looking for one like that as well!

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  13. i've been loving striped skirts lately and this one is perfect on you! i'm surprised that it's a Large but hopefully with these kinds of skirts alterations aren't too difficult (or costly).

    cute & little

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  14. I like the striped skirt... maybe the med would have looked a little better.. but this fit still looks fab on you!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  15. I adore stripes and the skirt is realy cute ;)

    xxx

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  16. I never can get enough of stripes truth be told!

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  17. @kimmie - I've noticed their price increases too, but perhaps this simple cotton + design didn't warrant for a high selling price. I'm definitely not complaining ;) There is some gap in the fabric around my stomach area, but I simply folded the excess fabric over and it worked wonders. Voila, no sewing needed. Thank you for the tip!

    @Anna - I was this close to doing a post on accidentally dressing in affordable clothes... until I realized the bag I had on doomed my plans :)

    @Sunshine - Your comment made me glad I sized up :) Can't wait to see you wear yours -- if you've got a booty, show it off!

    @Lilly's Style - Thank you so much for your help!

    @eek - I bet you can fit into the large. It just will be tighter on you if you're bigger than me... that isn't necessarily a bad thing :)

    @Vicky, @kileen - There's a slight gap around my stomach area, but I folded the fabric down a few inches to get rid of the fabric wrinkling. The stretchy fabric helps keep everything in place.

    @sharon lei - Silly me forgot to hang up the skirt after washing.. so I think it actually shrunk a little. Probably fits more like a medium now. A good thing or bad? I guess I'll find out the next time I wear it.

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  18. that striped skirt looks amazing, esp w/ that peek-a-boo tank underneath, ;) love how the large size turned it into more of a pencil skirt!!

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