Forever 21 bag, hand chain, rings, sunglassesForever 21 dress
Photos thanks to Taylor Cole Photography
All clothing and accessories (c/o) Forever 21
Sometimes there’s nothing quite like a brand new outfit, and it’s even better when you feel like you got a great deal. I’m constantly on the search for brands and stores that offer great style for a great price, so I’m really excited to team up with one of my favorite bloggers Love, Olia for a little shopping fun and a style challenge. I met Olia last year during the Nordstrom YOUphoria campaign and event down in San Diego. She’s a fellow Southern California blogger who shares in a lot of the same joys and frustrations as a blogger, and she’s just downright adorable. We’re always bouncing around ideas and thought it would be fun to bring our readers a little budget-friendly fashion, and given the same amount to spend ($100), see how different (or similar) our looks turn out. We’re partnering with brands and boutiques to bring you “Style Under $100”, and first up on the list is a definite go-to of mine: Forever 21.In case you’ve been living under a large rock for a while, Forever 21 is the true definition of affordable fashion. With a selection that spans tons of clothing and maybe even more accessories at times all at prices to love, there’s really an outfit for every occasion or mood for me.
Armed with $100 to spend, this shopping challenge took forever because it was so hard to decide! I wrestled with a few bohemian looks for a while (and ended up buying a couple) before finally deciding on this high-neck little black dress. I love the sleek simplicity, and the accessorizing options are seriously endless. I’m a big fan of “flatform” sandals for summer, so I headed in a retro direction complete with cat-eye sunglasses, something I pretty much never do. (If you follow the blog, you may notice I’ve got a little thing for aviators. Well, a big thing.) Although it’s an all-black look, the colorful sunglasses and luxe-looking jewelry really make a statement. (I mean, these rings!) While I went with a modern-meets-retro take, Olia went with a bohemian summer feel, and I’ve got some serious skirt envy. To check out her full look, head on over to Olia’s blog for her “Style Under $100” point of view. Hope you guys enjoy!