Why spend $200 on a pair of pants when you can spend $35?! In the fashion blogging business it is very unlikely that you’ll wear the same garment more than a handful of times. Luckily I have been a fan of Forever 21 since my teenage years and there is no end in sight. Regardless of the “stigma,” I always find what I am looking for there and I am not ashamed of it! For example, this pair of ombre jeans will get me though the season until I move on to the next trend and I am not suffering from buyer’s remorse. Score!
Nine times out of 10 the quality meets my expectations. But there is a smart way to shop from mass produced retailers with an exchange only return policy. To begin, I always glance through the product reviews. After making an initial assessment, I check the model’s measurements. Is she 5′ 10″ and wearing a dress that hits at mid thigh? If so, I’ll DEFINITELY be making a trip to the tailor. I also pay attention to the composition. Does the material stretch? I’m petite but curvier than the average size model. I hardly ever buy anything that appears tight on the model’s lower half. Ask yourself these questions before purchasing something from Forever 21 and save yourself the hassle and aggravation of a trip to the mall.
Now about this outfit…I am wearing a size one in these ombre jeans and they are a little bit big in the waist. But when you have a booty, and there is no stretch in the fabric, the infamous back gap is to be expected. Regardless, I love girlfriend denim and this is the most unique pair I’ve ever seen. The dip-dye fabric adds a bohemian twist to an otherwise classic style and the rips are all the rage. Just be careful not to step your foot into the wrong hole when you are putting them on!
I call this ensemble my summer brights outfit because it is vibrant but not in the traditional sense. I’m only wearing two colors: white and blue. Between the white top and the white sandals, however, it creates a strikingly bright combination. Obviously the pops of yellow don’t hurt but even if you took those away it would still be a radiant ensemble. In case you were unaware, yellow is the new neutral. Follow along as I style this purse throughout the summer and fall. In the meantime, remember to read the reviews, consider the model’s dimensions and the fabric before purchasing something you cannot return. Happy
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