If it’s over 80, chances are, I’m in a tank top of some sorts. Today’s ensemble is rather a layered bodysuit a la Flashdance, Fast Forward, or any other 80s movie you can think of.
How can people still deny global warming? It’s over 80 degrees in the first week of March. That being said, I took advantage by busting out all of my latest warm-weather sale finds (80% off, anyone?) and heading to Alfred’s to cool off with my favorite thing ever… boba. Oh, and if you have the shopping bug, read on for some of the best sales I’ve come across lately.
This $20 tiger sweater caught my eye a few weeks back. I wanted to play up the aggressive print, so I threw it on with a super distressed pair of relaxed jeans to keep it edgy. Now I am comfy, cozy, but totally ready to tackle the rest of this week!
Saturday night, Mr. Forstadt and I had an event at the Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills. Rather than opting for a LBD, I wore a frilled sleeve bodysuit and pants… even better, they were super budget-friendly and cost less than $45 combined! I paired them with some Target heels, a thrifted vintage clutch, and a layered lariat necklace to break up the black!
It stands for Fast Fashion Frock. I recently had a discussion with a friend about fast fashion (this friend, who works in the fashion industry, is well on his way to becoming a “luxury designer super snob” though we both had similar modest Japanese-in-greater-LA upbringings). If he knew that I was wearing Forever 21 and H&M while we were sipping our super snob drinks at Urth Cafe (which, I won’t lie, I LOVE), he probably would have left me there. But while I appreciate the aesthetics and superb quality of Louis Vuitton and Louboutins, I am a huge fan of the H&Ms and Zaras of the world because, while they may not last a lifetime and are made overseas in mass quantities, they are on-trend and affordable for the masses.
This dress was $19.99. How can you hate on that?!?
Happy hump day! Here are some snaps from my trip to Vegas featuring the drawstring sweatshirt that I’ve practically been living in.
While I get that it’s rare for a heavily-worn bargain buy to last more than one season (because, let’s face it, most of the time affordable fashion = disposable), I stand by the fact that timeless clothes and investment pieces can last surprisingly long if properly cared for.
Alright, Mondays are always tough, but it’s supposed to be a beautiful day, so I pulled out my sunny yellow bag and my favorite black and white pants to add a little pizzaz to a day full of meetings!