Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bargain Window Shopping

My job isn't one where you can coast.  If you're there and really working you have to think pretty critically all day long.  Usually when I take a little in-cubicle break I head to Buzzfeed or Hello Giggles, but sometimes I just need some good old fashioned window shopping. 

Paul and I are trying to focus on building up our savings, so extra spening isn't really an option.  But that won't keep me from browsing my favorite online shops.  I headed over to Forever 21.  Some people may stray from Forever 21 because the clothes look too young, but I shop in the plus size section and a lot of it is totally age- and work-appropriate for someone closer to her late 20's than her teens and early 20's.  The quality isn't bad at all and I always get compliments on the items I get there.  I usually find a lot of dresses and shirts that I really like and this visit didn't disappoint. 
1.  I love this apple print top and the Peter Pan collar.  I'd pair it with a cardigan to break up the print a bit.

2.  The neck of this blue dress really speaks to me. I love cut outs when they're done right.  I recently pinned a similar one from Mod Cloth, but it was a lot more expensive. I love that this isn't over the top and that the cut outs are just around the neck.  It also comes in really fun purple.
3.  I wish I could tell you why I like this bird dress, but I can't. I don't know if it's the colors or the cuffed sleeves or the way the pattern flows, but I just love it and want it.  I want it so badly.

4.  This feather print top isn't something I'd normally go for, but I really like the colors and the flowy fabric.
5. I've been wanting a pair of dark skinny jeans for a while now.  I can't decide if I really like these or if I just really like the way they're being worn here.  I'm really digging the cuff with the sky high heels.  But let's face it, I'd probably end up wearing with them with Chuck Taylors.
The best part?  Everything is under $25!  And those jeans are less than $15! 

What are your favorite stores for internet window shopping? And seriously, how fantastic is that bird dress?

1 comment:

  1. My favorites are #s 2 and 3 -- And that bird dress IS fantastic!

    Typically, my two favorite stores for internet window shopping are J.Crew and Madewell. Lately, though, I've discovered that these stores don't necessarily fit "me" all that well anymore. I'd like to inject some more personality into my wardrobe (and casual-cool style that's more playground and Gymboree appropriate than made for work), so I've been loving what shops like Swell have to offer.