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!
Happy Friday! It has been a busy week of traveling and work, but that just makes the weekend sweeter, right?
I always have the best time visiting my sister (and brother-in-law and nephew) in Nashville. I hit my favorite bbq spots, walk Broadway for the live music, and do all of the things you can’t get away with in LA (climbing trains, stalking Blake Shelton, etc)…