Navy Stripe Cropped Blouse - Forever 21 via Fashion District ($2)
Blue Elastic Belt (not pictured) - Forever 21 ($4)
Gray Knit Pencil Skirt - Uniqlo ($10)
Blue/White Loafer Wedges - BC Footwear, Ross ($10)
I don't very often wear such an obviously themed outfit, but when I bought this shirt last week downtown L.A., I knew I'd run with the nautical theme. Overall, I got positive reviews, though a few of my friends called this my "Flashdance" top. Whatevs; it was super comfy, and for $2 I was going to make it work. Also, though you can't see it really well in this photo, I am wearing a totally awesome sailboat brooch! Believe me, I caught a lot of flack for wearing this brooch (from my less vintage-inclined friends), but it made me quite happy throughout the day.
The last 48 hours have been quite a blur. In a nutshell, I worked for 8 hours Friday, then went out for some happy hour drinks with a few friends. We spent the rest of the night (and part of the morning) catching up at a friend's house and I didn't crawl into bed until after 1:30 am. Today I was supposed to meet up with my friends for breakfast at the Original Pancake House, but decided my sleep was more important than pancakes (so unlike me, I know, but I was extra tired). Instead, I met them later in the morning to catch a movie before I had to run a few errands (i.e. washing my filthy car). Finally, I wrapped up the evening at a dinner party with some - you guessed it - friends. Hectic. I am only just now getting to watch the hours and hours of television stacking up in my TiVo. Heck, I haven't even watched SNL from last Saturday and there's already a new one recording as I type this!
On a more gush-worthy note, I have been lusting after these microsuede wedge booties at Forever 21 for the past month or so:They are $26, a lot for a cheapskate like me, but since I've pretty much been dreaming about them every day, I finally decided I would just bite the bullet and order them online since I could never find them in any of my local stores. Of course, by the time I decided to buy them, they were all out of my size :( Imagine my shock then, when today I made a brief trip to the mall and just happened across one lone pair of these booties in black and a size 9! Ideally, I wanted them in gray because I own so many pairs of black shoes and I feel I need to branch out, but once the salesgirl told me it was the last pair in the store (and in any store for a 25 mile radius) I knew I had to buy them.
I've always stayed away from shoe purchases at F21 because I definitely feel their overall quality isn't super great, but for these awesome shoes I have made an exception. What about you guys: do you wear shoes from F21? If these booties are relatively comfortable, I may become a full-fledged believer.