Sequins and Sea Breezes: Brights and Spikes

Brights and Spikes

5/01/2014


WOW, how is it May already?!? I feel like this year is flying by! Well Happy May Day everyone!

Is it just me or has Forever 21 been killing it with their stuff lately? If you read my blog regularly you already know I was obsessed with these Jeffrey Campbell Puffer sandals and just had to have them. So I gave in and bought them only to get an e-mail that they were out of stock in my size shortly after placing the order. Not to be deterred I went on the hunt to find these some place else and low and behold, Forever 21 had pretty much an exact replica pair for $100 less! Yup, you read that correctly; $100 CHEAPER than the Jeffrey Campbell ones and they look almost exactly the same! They're actually decently comfortable too! So of course I couldn't just buy one thing if I was placing an order (that would be ludicrous!) so off I went on a hunt for a few other things to make an online order worth it, hence this dress! I think it looks better on the model than it does on me but I still think it's cute. I'm attempting to add more color and patterns to my closet so I figured this was a great place to start (oh yeah, and it's only $16 so it can't hurt, right?). I love the drop waist and the shirt hemline silhouette and the pattern is so fun! Crazy enough, while taking these pictures a crazy storm (the one I ranted about yesterday) rolled in so it went from being a nice sunny day to cloudy and gross out from the first picture to the last! Just a little fun fact for you ;)

dress: forever 21 / sandals: forever 21 / jacket: abercrombie / necklace: forever 21 {old, similar here} / sunglasses: tory burch / watch: michael kors / bracelets: stella & dot, alex & ani, express / lips:

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54 comments

  1. I love that dress on you! The color scheme looks so pretty on you! And for $16, what a steal!
    -Hannah
    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  2. i need to hit up an f21 stat! it's been forever since i've been shopping. i think that might be just the thing for my funk lately! hehe

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  3. How cute is this?! I love the bright colors of the dress paired with the spikey sandals! I seriously need to go to Forever 21!

    Maggie
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  4. Love this whole cute outfit, but I'm particularly obsessed with those amazing sandals - I definitely need to check out Forever 21 this weekend!

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  5. Such a cute outfit. I'm so not ready for summer though!

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  6. Simple but cute you look stunning.
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  7. The outfit looks adorable on you! It looks really great! :)

    xxx
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  8. Absolutely love this dress. The sandals are such a bargain and I think much better option that JC pair. x

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  9. Such a fun dress- great job on the shoes too!! What a deal!

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  10. That dress is adorable but I think it would be a tad too short on me!

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  11. Love this dress- the print is so fun and the slouchy drop waist is super flattering. I'm always reaching for a denim jacket as a spring + summer outfit topper, as well. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  12. Such a fun outfit, and it's always such a major win to find things so much cheaper! Love the girlier print mixed with the spiky sandals!

    xo Kylie
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  13. Such a cute dress and I ADORE those sandals. Forever 21 has such cheap prices, it's amazing. You look awesome! I hope your weather gets nice and sunny again soon!

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  14. I love your outfit, it looks so cute on you.

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  15. Love the dress! amazing colours
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  16. Um, what a steal on those shoes! They really do look almost identical. I agree that Forever 21 has been killing it lately - I literally check the site every day!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  17. I buy wayyy too much stuff there....this is a great look on you!

    beck daily

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  18. Forever 21 and H&M both, I love when affordable brands hit the nail on the head. You look so perfect for summer and I am loooving those sandals!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  19. This look is so pretty and fresh! I love those flat sandals! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jess

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  20. GORGEOUS dress and I need it NOW. lol. seriously, you have the best style! F21 has really been killing it lately, for sure.

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  21. I love this! So cute and the sandals have an edge! Perfection my dear! XOXO,Sissi

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  22. Ummmm those sandals are perfect! Naturally they do not have a size 9.....I could possibly cram my hoof into an 8.5 if they run on the bigger side. I love that dress. It may be a tad short for me....how is the in between the legs see through factor on it because I really love it :-)

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  23. So cute! Love the colors and what a steal on the shoes!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh my those sandals ARE cute! I can see why you like them so much. Cute blog too. Following via Bloglovin.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  25. Love, love the prints you always find and rock. Those shoes are amaaaazing. Love the price just as much!

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  26. ...and I had to have this for myself. Fingers crossed it even fits!

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  27. you look wonderful sweety, love your outfit! Happy day <3

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  28. LOVE this fun and casual look! And the backdrop is gorgeous, too!
    xo

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  29. Hi:-)!
    Oh no :-) your look is sooooooo beautiful and perfect! I want look as you! :-)
    This photos are really perfect! You are perfect:-)!

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  30. I am seriously heading to F21's website and praying they still have those sandals---dying over them :) And that first pictures of you is one of my favorite--you are too cute!!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  31. Those shoes with that dress are beyond perfect!!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  32. love the print on this dress! so cute. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  33. Great look! Love the sandals! xx

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  34. Love these sandals!!
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  35. I haven't been in a Forever in so long! But this outfit makes me realize I need to get my butt back in there! Love this dress paired with the denim jacket and those sandals are amazing!

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  36. The dress is so pretty and striking and love your chic and creative styling, the sandals are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me...Have a great Friday!

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  37. Really loving the dress and denim jacket combination!

    ~ Mckenzie xx
    http://www.mckenziechannon.com/

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  38. LOVE this! Those sandals are amazing and how can you turn down a dress for only $16?! I had given up on F21 because the stores seriously overwhelm me but there is SO much goodness online!

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  39. What a cute dress! Love the cut and the color. It looks fantastic on you!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  40. You look FAAAAABUlous! I can't decide if I like this dress, the necklace, or the sandals more! I love it all!
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  41. You look so gorgeous and effortless, as always. I love the sunglasses with the sleek hair and the whole look. It's perfect! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Have a lovely day :)
    Lucy xxx
    www.floralsandcorals.com

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  42. lovely look!

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  43. Love the dress! I agree, Forever 21 has been amazing this season. They are usually very hit or miss with me, but so far I have struck gold several times this spring.

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  44. That denim jacket looks adorable with your dress! Summer outfit perfection!!

    xo http://www.mrsjaclynleblanc.blogspot.com

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  45. What a gorgeous, fun-colored dress! Love it paired with the denim jacket, perfect for spring/summertime :)

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  46. Such a fun summer look and I am loving that dress!
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  47. I love the mix with the denim jacket! So cute <3

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  48. You look so pretty!! I love the dress and the photos are so cute too! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk - hope we can follow each other xx

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