Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Flirty Floral from Forever 21

Once I reached a certain age, the idea of shopping at Forever 21 seemed a bit juvenile.

Walking into the store to look through racks of cute clothing among high school girls lost its appeal, and I began to find that fitting into the clothes themselves was becoming more and more difficult.

About a year ago, I swore off Forever 21 completely. I had simply gotten too old and (ahem) too womanly for the store. It was time to move on.

So when I was killing time at the mall recently while Matt was participating in a nearby Outback Steak House taste test (he seriously falls into the most random opportunities!), I passed Forever 21 without giving it a second look.

That is until I walked by it again in the opposite direction after having browsed two levels of the entire mall. "OK," I thought as I went in, "let's see if I've been missing out."

The answer? Yep, I had.

At least at this particular Forever 21, which offered an abundance of styles for women, men and plus sizes. I found black leggings for $7 each (can't have too many, especially at that price!) and this adorable floral print dress.

Now, I'm shopping the website for even more flattering finds.

So, I apologize, Forever 21. I was wrong about you, but please don't be mad. There's a polka dot dress in my online shopping bag just begging to come home to me. And it isn't at all "juvenile."

Outfit Details:
Garden Party Fit & Flare Dress from Forever 21
Target Tights
Target Shoes (old, similar)
Icing Purse
Necklace (gift from Matt from Etsy shop CeciliaJewelry)
Urban Outfitters Ring (old)
Nectar Clothing Earrings (old)

Photos by my sweet fiance, Matt

This post contains Forever 21Urban Outfitters, and Nectar Clothing affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you click on them and make a purchase.


  1. Super cute dress for spring and love Cleo of course ;-)

  2. I love your floral dress, and those cute colored flats go perfectly with it!

    1. Thanks so much! I almost sold the flats in a yard sale last month because I rarely wear them. Good thing I kept them so I can wear them with this dress, right? :)

  3. I'm reading back through your old posts and becoming more and more obsessed with your dog! Also, this dress is fantastic on you, makes me want to venture back into the chaos of my Forever 21

    1. Aww, thanks! Cleo is so adorable, isn't she? I love her to pieces! <3