This year, spring is all about being feminine and flowy, and this year, about prints and sheer materials. I love Fall/Winter for structured skirts and dresses, but when the flowers start blooming, don't you want your dress to do the same? Or your onion (aka: the bloomin' onion...you guys know what I'm talking about).
|Abstract Leaf Dress, Flutter Sleeve Dress, Flutter Sleeve Chiffon Dress, Zig Zag Ikat Print Dress, Tiny Umbrella Dress, Forrest Floral Dress|
Spring in LA is weird because sometimes it feels like winter (aka: high 60s) but sometimes it feels like summer (low 90s), WTF am I supposed to do with that weather? A combination of skirts, shorts, and jeans is clearly my only solution. I know that everyone is on the colored-jean wagon, but I don't know, I don't see myself wearing hot-pink skinny jeans...just so...not me (and kinda gross). Instead, I chose loose skirts, some shorts, and of course, BOYFRIEND jeans. I hope this trend never goes away...I'm just too lazy to have muffin top.
|Petite Stretch Skinny Jeans, Suedette Shorts, Pleated A-Line Skirt, Destroyed Skinny Jeans, Destroyed High Rise Denim Hot Shorts, Flowy Cascade Skirt|
For tops, I like effortless tops that drape across your body and that allows you to eat said bloomin' onion (man, I need to go to Outback Steakhouse). The thing about F21 shirts is that while I think they look great on these models, I'm skeptical on how they'll look on my long-torso, especially since some shirts look on the shorter-end. Either way, I just bought an epilator so I'm excited to wear more tanks! And that cat sweater-shirt made me laugh so I'm adding it.
|Sleeveless Shirt, Sequin Scallop Top, V-Back Top, Contrast Collar Tank, Draped Shirt, Kitty Drawing Top|
Surprisingly, F21 didn't have that many shoe choices online though I think in-store, they're expanding their shoe collection. Here's my gripe about F21 shoes - I have a few pairs, but the heels have broken OFF (like completely off) on two of my heels! Though I did get them fixed at my local shoe repair, it cost me another $25 to do so and honestly, the whole point of F21 shoes is that they're affordable. When I end up paying another $25 to get them fixed or reinforced, it kind of defeats the purpose of finding the deal. Hopefully the chunky heels I chose will fair better. That, or I need to stop walking like an elephant.
|Scallop Lace Ballet Flats, Braided Metallic Toe Sandals, Open Toe Platforms, Lace Up Tennis Shoes, Abstract Oxfords, Chunky Ankle Strap Heels|
Miscellaneous stuff. Now who hasn't gone to F21 and was like "Ooh, nail polish! Ooh, bracelets! Ooh! A hat!" - it's no different online either. They have over 37 pages (at 100 products per page) full of accessories. Talk about @__@. Here are some random accessories/things that would be cool to have, including a chip clip that makes an "oink" noise every time you open it. That's a total deterrent (no it's not, nothing gets in between me and my chip addiction). Speaking of great miscellaneous stuff, Target has a great selection - here is a Target coupon for my readers. Now back to my F21 picks:
|Mixed Print Headwrap, Buckle Trim Hat, Suede Fringe Crossbody, Contrast Strap Belt, Looped Hinge Bracelet, Talking Pig Bag Clip|
There you have it - some trends, some picks, and some secrets (now you know how much I love the blooming onion). After browsing for so long...maybe I CAN squeeze in a few new items in my wedding budget. I mean, I gotta look good to go check out vendors and venues, right? RIGHT?