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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

BUILD FROM BASICS: SUPER MINI TARGET & FOREVER 21 HAUL


I stopped by Target and Forever 21 before a fitting for a bridesmaid dress for one of my best friend's weddings happening this summer and thought I would share what I got with you via a super mini haul! I had been hunting for a good pair of versatile black round toed heeled pumps at an affordable price, of course! :)

I came to find that the round toe looks better when in need of shoes to be paired with black opaque tights and a skirt. Even though I am a fan of the pointy toe, which many, especially guys, think look like witches shoes...hehe...they don't look as great, in my eyes, paired with tights, especially if they have any straps around the ankle! :)

One of my favorite stores, as many of you know, is Forever 21 for finding a variety of fashionable looks at super affordable prices, so, that even if it is just a phase in fashion or current trend, it is okay if you only wear it a few times during one season. I especially love Forever 21 for accessories and think accessories can really tie an outfit together!

Since the nautical look is in, as I displayed in one of my previous blogs, I picked up a silver and gold anchor necklace. Truth be told I stood there looking at both, putting them against the nautical colors they had out, and was trying to decide which I thought I would pair most with the red, white and blues. After much deliberation...hehe...I thought the silver looks good because blue and white are cooler colors, but I love gold paired with red and when pairing red, white and blue together, like during the 4th of July, I always go with gold accessories, so at $5.80 each, I just went ahead an bought both.

I figure if I pair the blue and white striped look with a white skirt or blue jeans, I'll wear the silver one and if I wear blue and white paired with my red hobo bag or some sort of red for an additional punch of color, as my mother always says, I'll wear the gold! :) Let me know which you think, gold or silver, pairs best with the nautical look and which you would choose to wear if sporting that look in the comments below!

Other than that, I picked up a few basics, which can always come in handy! :) Plus, Forever 21 has an assortment of colored short sleeved T-shirts, in both scoop and v-neck, for only $3.50 each! You can't beat that, especially when you can get them in a wide variety of colors and when they are super soft with a hint of spandex, which will help it keep a good shape over time.

Thanks so much for coming on this mini haul with me, I'll be sure to post more in the future and even videos of my shopping adventures and all the affordable goodies I pick up along the way! Oh yes, and just click on the item description to be linked to where you can purchase each yourself online! :)

Remember that Fabulous Fashions 4 Sensible Style can be created off very basic items that you then build from with accessorize, a great bag, a fun, bright pair of shoes, etc. and all at very affordable prices while creating your own personal style. Even when trying to keep up with the trends, you can take the basics you already have and throw on something that follows the current trend, since they change so quickly, such as an anchor necklace for the nautical trend or a tie dye scarf for the tie dye trend.

Ultimately, I truly believe that looking great is all in how you put an outfit together, not how much you spend, and by paying attention to small details that make the look your own!







4 comments :

  1. Hi Liesl! I started following your blog because your fashion sense and sensibility are fantastic, but then I saw one of your blog post on youtube and you are just too cute for words!!! Your upbeat personality is just a magnet. I am looking forward to getting to "know" you in blogland! Have a great week!

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  2. Interesting post :)
    I love the nekclaces... So sad we dont have forever 21, but i'll look for something that looks similar. Thank you! :)

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  3. Hey Liesl, I love Target and Forever 21 !! Love your new "finds," too !! And, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet note about my kitchen !! Take care, Becca (Adv. in Decorating)

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  4. Jemsmom - Thank you so much for such a sweet comment, you just made my morning! I am planning to start a YouTube channel for my Fabulous Fashions 4Sensible Style blog and will be posting videos of my adventures and fun affordable finds! :)

    ValdaG - I hope you get a Forever 21 soon, I am hearing from others that they too don't have the store yet...we should start a petition...hehe! Best of luck finding a similar look, but I know you can do it! :)

    Becca - Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'll be checking out your site for more decorating tips soon...love them and continued success with it all! :)

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