July 27, 2010

Forever 21 Dress as a Top

I lamented the shorter length of this Forever 21 dress the other day when I first wore it. I tried to remedy the problem (all too common with skirts/dresses from F21) by layering a slip underneath. And that was fine. But I wanted to try it another way to visit a friend downtown for happy hour. We met up in Saks to check out the 70% off sales. So I decided to style it as a top. I think it works particularly well with this high waisted skirt by Lauren Moffatt from Anthropologie. I paired it with a vintage necklace, some teal suede ChloƩ flats, and a Longchamp Le Pliage tote.
You can see the details better here. I liked how the skirt highlighted the mustard yellow accents of the top. The Saks sales associate was also wearing Forever 21 (unless this is a very literal knock off of something else). Tomorrow if I have time before my first wedding dress fitting, I'll post a few fitting room reviews from the 70% off rack.


SWF_Terra said...

Absolutely stunning. I love the color combinations and the little bit of pattern play.

NoGuiltFashion said...

I like the dress a lot styled as a top. It looks great with that skirt.

A-Dubs said...

The layering works really well, I think. I am inspired by how well you've done, and how great you look doing it!

'Looking forward to the reviews.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

I am impressed by the creative remixing! The colors on the top are lovely too.

roxy said...

You look beautiful! Love the mix of the dress/top and the the belt of the skirt. Your hair looks fab too. You have really been rocking some stunning outfits. :)

Desert Flower said...

What a great idea, Jess! I have the same problem with F21, everything is wicked short. This solves that problem nicely, and you can still wear it as a dress with a slip under it as you did before. Dual purpose, gotta love it.

I really like your necklace!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

That's a really beautiful combination you've put together. I assumed it was just a really pretty dress :)

Jessica said...

I love that skirt, it is so pretty! And I love the subtle mix of prints in this outfit.

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

SWF Terra, I've been trying to more consciously play with patterns and this was a more subconscious mix but I like it too! Thank you for commenting!

NoGuiltFashion, Thank you for the compliment!

A-Dubs, You are too kind!

Rad, Creative remixing is one of the many stylistic things I owe to the smart and inspirational blogosphere.

Roxy, thank you!! I'm normally so miserable in summer that I stop caring/paying attention and there have been a few days like that but when the humidity breaks I seize the moment.

Desert Flower, Thank you!! I rarely buy bottoms/dresses from f21 because of the length factor. But clever layering can correct that.

A Stylized Hysteria, Thank you! I thought it looked like it could have passed for one of those dresses that look like separates too.

Jessica, you are too kind! Thanks for reading!


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