Friday, November 7, 2014

Chilly Layers


Wow, I have been acclimating to something new...it's called cold weather and rain. Who would have thought in Texas? I almost forgot how to layer my clothes or put any warm outfits together. It didn't take long to get back in the saddle though. I have been having so much fun this week pulling out jackets, scarves, riding boots and sweaters. Finally! Oh, the little things that make me happy, as shallow as that may sound.

I picked up this stripe sweater and camel tote during the Forever 21 20% off sale. I almost wish I would have gotten a smaller size in the sweater. So, if you want to grab one for yourself, consider going down a size.

I also want to talk about this bag. If you have been reading for a while, you know that I have had some pretty good luck with purchasing items from Forever 21. I understand that some of you  would rather spend extra on a few "quality" bags and keep them for years. I am the complete opposite. I only own a few higher end bags, none of which cost more than $200. I would rather have options and buy five items for the price of one. Plus, I am a chameleon when it comes to my personal style and tend to like and want different things each season and year.

I have always been super happy with the bags (and most everything else) that I have spent money on at Forever 21. You may beg to differ and think it's all fast fashion, but if you stay consistent about getting on their website you will be surprised at what you can find at great price points. I am by no means saying that the leather is real or the quality compares to higher end bags, but this one that I just grabbed is my new go-to. The proof is in my recent Instagram posts. Plan on seeing plenty more of it. 

wrenn jewelry
Stripes and gingham pattern mixing

Forever 21 Sweater (on sale!) // Old Navy Denim // Old Navy Gingham Top (option here and here) // Camel Riding Boots (old: option here and here) // Forever 21 Tote // Wrenn Jewelry Bracelet & Ring c/o // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

P.S. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who wrote sweet and sincere comments on my post from Wednesday. The support that I constantly receive from this community blows my mind. I am so blessed and thankful for your loyalty and kindness. You guys are a big reason why I get through rough spots and continue to push forward. I can never thank y'all enough. xoxo

Shanna

38 comments:

Marta said...

Love both these F21 picks, the striped tee is simple and perfect for fall and the tote looks chic! Love me some F21 they really do have great pieces. I see why that bag would get tons of use. Hope you have a great weekend:)
Marta
www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

Irene Papadopoulou said...

love the sweater-shirt combination so chic and casual

Irene
www.thedailylace.com

Charming Lucy said...

I am with you on the more inexpensive bags. I like to change mine frequently, so the higher price points are not good for me. I have one Kate Spade bag and I have not ever carried it!! I love this one you are styling! Perfect! Have a great weekend! Susan

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Love the sweater and overall look,this is Fall perfection.

xo
PinkSole

TaraMixandMatch said...

That sweater and gingham top look fantastic together! Have a great weekend friend :)

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

You really have a great eye for all things cute at F21. I love this bag and it's amazing looking for being faux fur. I recently got the cutest polka dot top there which I'd been on the hunt for forever. I think I just need time and patience when shopping there.

Kimberly said...

Love this print mixing and that bag is a great find!!

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Lexi Walz said...

This is such a cute sweater! I love it with the gingham underneath!

I have just recently started shopping at Forever 21 and I think it's a great place get more 'in-style' pieces. I found it's best to go there when you have something particular you want versus going just to look. I get too overwhelmed! Although their website is a good spot to browse.

xo
Lexi
the-streetsofgold.com

Lexi Walz said...

This is such a cute sweater! I love it with the gingham underneath!

I have just recently started shopping at Forever 21 and I think it's a great place get more 'in-style' pieces. I found it's best to go there when you have something particular you want versus going just to look. I get too overwhelmed! Although their website is a good spot to browse.

xo
Lexi
the-streetsofgold.com

Lexi Walz said...

This is such a cute sweater! I love it with the gingham underneath!

I have just recently started shopping at Forever 21 and I think it's a great place get more 'in-style' pieces. I found it's best to go there when you have something particular you want versus going just to look. I get too overwhelmed! Although their website is a good spot to browse.

xo
Lexi
the-streetsofgold.com

Angela said...

I am loving the stripes with the plaid. You look so put together, as usual. I always look forward to your posts Shanna.
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Amy in Austin said...

Is this the bag you had with you on Wednesday night? I was eyeing it when you went to the bathroom. It's gorgeous.

Lindsay Truax said...

Love your outfit! You look amazing.

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V @ X-tremely V said...

I love that sweater! Especially paired with the gingham top :) And that is super cute too!
Happy Weekend Shanna!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I think this is one of my favorite outfits you've ever had on here. Love it! Happy Friday friend.

Linda Cassidy said...

This is a great look and some really great pieces. I am like you I would rather buy 5 inexpensive vs 1 expensive and F21 has some great items. I have not yet gotten a bag from there but I have gotten footwear and although not leather I love them

Kellie said...

I'm with you too...I'd rather spend less and buy more. That way I don't feel bad if I only wear it a few times when trends change. I know F21 has great prices, and I have just a couple items from there, but that store still overwhelms me, lol!!! Great bag...LOVE the color!
Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

Rachel Lynne said...

I love the layering here! I have this button up, so now I totally want the sweater too!!!!!

Leaving the Corner & Dipping My Toes said...

I totally agree with you, I'd rather have a few things to chose from than only one, as high end or designer it might be. I also change my mind all the time so there are few items (besides true staples) that I am willing to splurge on and see in my closet for many years.

Natalia

Setarra said...

Ugh, I'm the same way. I'm such a moody dresser and my style is constantly changing (except for my love for sneakers) so I'm with you on spending less but getting more bang for your bucks. Also, this sweater is everything especially for the price!!!

Victoria Mason said...

I do love F21! Such great finds!!! I'm so glad things are looking up and you have such good support. This week hasn't been the best week here either.

l,
Vicky
TheMummyChronicles.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Feel free to just package up this whole outfit and send it my way! =) I think F21 has really stepped up their game in quality over the last few years. It is SO much better than it used to be. Their Love21 line is my fave...I like the regular sizing over the junior sizing too! You look cute, cute, cute!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Brianne Bracco said...

Ooooh how I love when you show me your wonderful pattern mixing ways... <3

Helene in Between said...

I love this sweater!! How did I not see this when I was shopping? so cute!

Kristina said...

I love the bag, the side zipper detailing is super cute! Wouldn't have guessed it's F21.

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Liz Lauren said...

great look

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Caroline said...

This is J.Crew-level layering/cuff folding!! Super cute :)

designingfrommycloset said...

Super cute bag. I have not looked a whole lot at F21 because of the younger (& smaller) demographic, but I should keep an eye out for bags like this. I really like the color and zipper details.

Your last post really hit home for me & I was unsure how I could comment. Depression is a frustrating thing that can sneak up on you when you are least expecting it. Thank you for sharing your experiences & shedding light on this issue.

Janeane
www.designingfrommycloset.wordpress.com

For the Love of Leopard said...

I NEVER would have guessed that bag is from Forever 21!! It looks way more high end! I totally agree that you can get great pieces at great prices from Forever 21. My style is so trendy and of the moment, that it usually doesn't make sense to splurge and buy quality pieces. Anyway - I love the pattern mixing here and I'm happy you've been able to break out some fall layers finally!
xoxo Danielle
For the Love of Leopard

Kacie Ellis said...

I have some pieces from F21 that I've had for years! I love that store! I need to shop there more because every time I get on their site, I find so many great items and a lot of times they look a lot more expensive than they are. Love your sweater! Also, your hair and makeup looks so so pretty!

http://www.kaciesklosetblog.com/

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love the stripes and gingham!

Rebecca said...

Wow you've gotten yourself too cute F21 stuff - love the oversized sweater on you!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Nico lowbudget-lowcost said...

Your look is so nice, love the shirt!


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Tracy Miller said...

I am the same way, Shanna. I would rather have 5 things instead of 1 because I get very bored, very quickly. Why do we need to defend our love of quick fashion. I have tons from Forever 21 and am damn proud. And that bag looks expensive. 'Nuff said.

Jennifer Cooper said...

Love the color combination here! Cute!

xo, jenn

http://bohsandlace.blogspot.com

Lauren Vandiver said...

Absolutely love the classic gingham button-up peeking out form the sweater. Great way to mix patterns in a subdued way.

Fair-well xx,
-Lauren Vandiver
http://vandifair.com

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I am obsessed with that sweater/shirt combo! And the jewelry! Loveee!

Stesha said...

can you ship me this entire outfit please?! I am obsessed!

xxS

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