Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cacti Crop

















Top: Forever 21; Pants: Gap; Shoes: BCBG via TJ Maxx

This weekend was stormy and rainy which provided the perfect opportunity to go shopping, do some house-cleaning and sip warm chais at our favorite little bakery down the road. I secretly relish these wet weekends because the rain tamps down Ben's desire to play outside and I can get what I want done! I decided to do the once-every-six-months, mentally-prepare-for-hours, Forever 21 trip. I actually really love shopping at Forever 21 when the seasons change, as it's an affordable way to add some punch to your wardrobe. I like to buy my jeans from the Gap, where I know they'll last forever and ever and therefore don't mind spending $70 a pop. I also feel the same way about slacks for work. My Limited and Gap slacks ran me about $70-$80 and have lasted for two years without showing signs of wear. For trendy printed crop tops like this one above, I'm happy to only shell out $15 at Forever 21 and wear the heck out of it for a year.

After filling a dressing room four times over at Forever 21 and having Ben edit my choices (I wasn't allowed to leave with a bright pink and white peplum, tight olive jeans, or a military-style olive cargo jacket), I left with some awesome clothes for spring and headed to the Gap. Do you find that when you're not looking for anything in a store, you suddenly find everything? That was my trip to the Gap! Every single pair of printed 1969 jeans and always skinny skimmers fit me perfectly. Then their blouses were all in my favorite colors, their dresses the perfect length, and there was a huge sale. I edited my own purchases there and walked out with a beautiful shirt-dress and the pants above for a total of $30! The pants were... wait for it... $12! Get to the Gap, ASAP!

Happy Sunday!

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31 comments

  1. I love all the prints going on in this outfit. That cactus print is the cutest!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  2. That pants are very nice,. Have a great day.

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  3. Great pants, sucha good forever 21 find. I feel the same way about shopping, when Im not looking is when I find exactly everything I need!
    xo Dina

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  4. Such a great deal on the pants! I buy all my super trendy only wear for a year stuff at Forever 21 too!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  5. Love the trousers soo much!!

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  6. That cactus shirt is right up my alley.

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  8. I love that top so much! looks great on ya!

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  10. so beautiful pants! :*

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  11. Gotta love a guy who helps out - sometimes! I am not allowed to have some things, but mostly because my husband is against them (high waisted shorts, leather or faux leather jackets for instance). I LOVE the cactus print - how cute and fun. Gotta love fun prints like that. And these photos! They are so pretty

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  12. You are so gorgeous! Gosh, could your stomach be any flatter? So jealous!

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  13. Wow that's a great deal!! I'll have to check it out...
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  14. that top is amazing!! So cute! Love your blog. :)

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  15. Cute outfit and love the little duckies!! :)

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  16. THAT PRINT is genius, I need! xoxo chelsea at http://nowismagic.blogspot.com

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  17. You look gorgeous!! I love the pants.. can't believe they were so cheap!

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  20. Nice photos! great pants! wonderful colour for spring!

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  21. Very flattering outfit, nice pants, & love the shoes!
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  23. I LOVE this shirt, like seriously love. I need to go find it ASAP! :)

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  24. Adorable look dear! I love combo of pink pants and black blouse!
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  25. Gorgeous girl!! Love the capris!

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