|Blazer - Forever 21|
Double-Layered Tank - Banana Republic Factory
Cobalt Blue Pants - Express
Hot Pink Shoes - Calvin Klein (DSW)
When I shop at Forever 21, I try to be careful with my purchases because it's very easy to lose one's mind (and money) in such a trendy store with ridiculously cheap prices (and quality to match sometimes, but that's another story).
But when I saw this blazer last October or November, I fell so in love with the tucking details in the shoulder and the tuxedo style of the lapels that there was no question that I had to have it. I have to admit, though, that I was
a little nervous about it. Even while standing in line, I vacillated between making a purchase that would possibly be sentenced to a life of hanging, unworn, in my closet because I wouldn't really know who to wear or style it OR saving myself the money and trouble from another non-refundable F21 piece. (Yeah, I could always exchange within 14 days, but that, for me, just creates more rigmarole. Am I the only one who feels this way??)
Well, I obviously made the purchase, but I also cursed the hell out of F21's return/exchange policy well after the 14 day sanction. I was so scared to wear this blazer! I was scared of not styling it well enough...I was scared of it wearing me... I was scared that it was "too much" to wear to work...And, of course, I was scared of getting dirty.
Anyway, I finally realized that I was just putting way too much thought into "wearing the white blazer" and should just wear the d**n thing.
So today, I did.
And the funny thing (at least to me) is that I was so caught up in finally wearing the white blazer this morning, that I totally forgot about trying to complete my look with some extra accessories.
Huh. Maybe next time.