Forever 21 Spring Haul

Spring has arrived and that means shorts and sandal weather is finally here! Today I am sharing a recent Forever 21 spring haul, filled with the cutest new arrivals. Pieces you can wear for lounging, as you stay home and do your part during this epidemic, and out and about later this season!

Outfit 1 – Knit Tank // Linen Striped Shorts

I have been shopping at Forever 21 for YEARS! It’s one of the first places I go when updating my wardrobe from season to season. I love that they carry the cutest, on trend pieces at prices that don’t break the bank, making it so easy to refresh your wardrobe from season to season.

When I made my seasonal visit to Forever21.com, I looked for pieces I could lounge around in now and wear out and about later this spring and summer. Because I’ve been spending all of my time at home, comfy shorts and knit tanks were the first pieces I added to my cart. I don’t know about you, but I want to feel comfortable, and yet still cute while working from home! Forever 21 has tons of options that fit this category. Items that work for lounging, but can easily be mixed and matched with the rest of your closet when quarantine ends.

These linen shorts are one of my favorite finds, so nice I bought them twice (or in two colors!). They are lightweight and so perfect for working from home. I’ve been wearing them with my favorite graphic tees and slippers, but plan on pairing them with cute knit tanks and espadrilles. This knit tank is a perfect contender. It’s comfy and has a flattering fit, and looks just as cute with loungewear joggers as it does with denim!

Outfit 2 – Maxi Dress

When it heats up, I love wearing dresses around the house! They are comfy and breezy, especially when it is hot! This option is stunning! The vibrant color combo is cheery and instantly brightened my mood when I put it on (don’t you love when that happens?). I can see myself pairing this with a denim jacket and wearing it in classroom when I finally get to go back to work!

Outfit 3 – Striped Knit Tank // Twill White Shorts

I have been wearing these twill shorts so much lately! They are NOT SEE THROUGH, which is hard to find in a great pair of white shorts! I love that they are pull on and high waisted, making them a comfy lounge contender. Clearly I’ve been loving the knit tanks, but this one was hard to pass by! I love the stripes and how lightweight it is. Despite being knit, it is so breezy and perfect for the temp changes ahead!

Outfit 4 – Sheer Top // Cami // Shorts

This gorgeous sheer top is not something I will be wearing around the house, but is a piece I look forward to wearing on a future date night. I fell for the ruffle sleeves and the sheer fabric (I paired it with this cami). It’s a flattering little number that makes me feel like a million bucks and is exactly what I want to wear when I can finally go on a dinner date with my boo!

The shorts I paired with it are another pair that work for working from home! They come in a ton of colors and are so soft and easy to move in. I like the sweet little belt, but would dress them up by swapping it out for a leather option.

Outfit 5 – Ribbed Tank // Striped Linen Shorts

Last but not least, this tank is another favorite find. I love the tighter fit, which gives it that bodysuit look without the inconvenience of a bodysuit. It has the cutest ruffle detailing on the bottom, which can easily be tucked in (as worn here), or left out, making it a versatile option. These shorts are the prettiest shade of coral and are so fun for spring and summer. I love shorts like this for days at the lake!

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A big thanks to Forever 21  for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.

The Denim Mini You Need

Top // Denim Mini // Slide Sandals // Hat // Basket Bag // Taudrey ‘Pearly Girl’ Necklace and Taudrey ‘Simply Pretty’ Choker

I have been looking for the perfect denim mini for ages. In middle school, I had two denim mini’s (one from Hollister and one from Abercrombie) that were at the top of my closet rotation. I wore them frequently and felt like a million bucks every time I wore one out of the house. I loved them so much in fact that I hung on to them for way too long, keeping them tucked in the back of my closet for a rainy day. The day I finally purged my closet of them, I realized that they weren’t actually that flattering (boxy and so low waisted…was this really the style?!), and I vowed to find a better one to replace them with.

As the years passed, many denim mini’s have come and gone, but nothing that has been worthy of the sacred denim mini spot. That is until this little number entered my closet! It’s only fitting that this skirt comes from the same place as one of the originals, but this one is SO MUCH BETTER! There are so many reasons to love this mini. First off, the wash is a perfect light wash that goes with everything. It has just the right amount of distressing and has a high-waisted fit, making it perfect for tucking tops into or wearing with crop tops! Bonus, the price tag isn’t one that breaks the bank! At only $58, it’s the perfect denim mini to pick up if you want to try it out but don’t want to spend a fortune!

Since purchasing this mini, it has quickly become one of my closet staples. I love dressing it up with wedges and a pretty blouse or down with sneakers and a tee! I paired it with this flirty little tank and some sandals for a brunch date a few weeks ago. Speaking of this tank, it’s only $16 and such a cute summer find. The color is more of a pale yellow than it appears in the photos, one of my current favorites for summer!

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Workout Wear Under $50

Open Back Tank // Cutout Sports Bra // Palm Print Leggings // Sneakers // Favorite Hair Ties

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One of my New Years resolutions was to workout consistently. I started BBG, and while somedays it totally kicks my booty, I’m loving the changes I see taking place! I feel stronger and am feeling more toned and fit…and I’m only 4 weeks in! I can’t wait to see the results when the 12 week program ends!

One HUGE motivator for me is cute workout gear. I don’t know about you, but cute gear always helps me get up and get moving. While browsing for some new pieces to freshen up my workout wardrobe, I stumbled across these fun palm print leggings and had to give them a try! For $20, they are a steal and SO cute! I ended up snagging a cute cutout sports bra and a breezy open back tank to complete my look and spent UNDER $50!

I will definitely be ordering some more pieces! Check out what I have my eye on!

 

Black + Gold for NYE

 Black Sweater (on sale!) // Pleated Metallic Skirt ($25!) // Earrings // Black Booties // Bracelet // Rebecca Minkoff Handbag 

Happy Wednesday friends!

Being on winter break, I actually forgot what day it was. I spent all yesterday doing absolutely nothing. I stayed in my pjs, didn’t do my hair or makeup and just binged watched Netflix shows. Sometimes you just need one of those days to fully feel relaxed! 

I’ve been obsessed with the midi skirt trend, so the moment I saw this pleated gold option, I knew I had to order it! This is such a fun skirt for the holidays or even a winter date night! I styled it with an easy black sweater (this one is currently on sale for under $30) for the perfect NYE look, but have also worn it with a loose tank and faux leather jacket for date night with the hubs. At just $25 this is a fun piece to add to your wardrobe to mix things up this winter!

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