More Stripes

by - Friday, July 29, 2011

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, 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)

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  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


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

  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!

  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!

  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! :)

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

  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!

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

  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

  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

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


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

  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.

  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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