Forever 21 Haul, OOTD & Ann Taylor

For those of you who don't know, the rodeo is in town right now. We were lucky enough to have a friend score us some tickets into his company's tent for the Saturday night cook-off so we headed over to the rodeo for some good ol' country music and food.

By the time we got there, food was limited, so I had about 5 bites of sausage and a dinner roll. I thought to myself, awesome less calories.

Except a couple of hours later, I stated to feel funny. Nauseous, stomach pains etc. I tried to brush it off because it came and went. We stayed until the end of the cook-off at 11 p.m. and on the taxi ride home I was holding on for dear life praying I wouldn't pass out from the stomach pain.

Needless to say, I'm pretty sure I had some kind of food poisoning, because I ended up just feeling awful all night, but I'll spare you the details.

My husband knew what a tough night I had so he didn't complain once when I asked if we could go to Forever 21 the next morning (today) to do a little accessories shopping (I had a gift card I wanted to use.)

I ended up getting no accessories and a few clothing items, go figure. The last few times I visited Forever 21, I was left feeling quite unsatisfied. I thought a location change might help better my luck so we headed to the Forever 21located in the Pavilions downtown, which is Houston's flagship store.

Here is what I wore today:

Jeans- GAP's destroyed "always skinny"; Racerback tank- Forever 21; Sweater- White House Black Market; Necklace- Tiffany & Co "return to Tiffany" heart w/ Forever 21 key charm on it as well; Flats- Xhilaration at Target. I love the little buttons on the WHBM sweater on the front and sides. Such a cute detail.

One of my Forever 21 purchases was this cute off-white spring jacket, which I put on when I got home so I could take some pictures of it for this post:

I love cropped jackets and especially love the detailing on this one. It's lightweight and perfect for Houston's in-betweenish kind of weather right now.

I've been wanting to add a bit more navy blue to my wardrobe and this cute top fit the ticket:

It's got little hearts on it and a sweet front pocket. The back has a great cut-out too, that makes the top a little more fun and unexpected. It was $24.50 and I got a size medium.

This pretty tiered top caught my eye right away:

It's definitely a top you have to wear a strapless bra with, but that's OK with me. I love it. Perfect with jeans and a cool necklace, or tucked into a skirt with a cardigan over it for work.

It was $27.80 and I got a size medium.

When I saw the ruffle-sleeve top I bought a few weeks ago in off-white in this gorgeous pinky/peach color, I knew I had to have it. I don't oftentimes buy something in more than one color, but this top was too good to pass up:

It looks a lot brighter and peachier in real life. Love this top! My white one is a size small, but they didnt' have any left so I got this one in a medium. It was $15.80, I believe.

It's always hard for me to find a long black tank, so when I saw this super-long one for $12.00 with ruffle/netting detail at the neckline, you know I couldn't pass it up:

I like to wear longer tanks with my skinny jeans and this one is just perfect for that.

My final item, not from Forever 21 which I forgot to post a couple of weeks ago is this gorgeous soft pink blouse from Ann Taylor that I got on sale for $29.99 down from $78.00. I love the big fluffy flower-like detail at the chest area.

It is such a beautiful blouse. The pink is super soft and perfect for spring. I can't wait to wear this top!

Did you go shopping this weekend? Share your steals with me in the comments below!




  1. Cute! I went shopping last weekend when I was in Dallas and went to TWO Forever 21's in two different malls and couldn't find ONE thing. It was very depressing. I didn't see any of the cute things you bought! I'll have to go here in Houston some time! I love that tiered ruffly top!

  2. stacy- I find forever 21 to be a huge hit or miss lately. sometimes I go and I get 3-4 great items and other times I come home with nothing!

  3. Once again you found some great items! Love the Ann Taylor top. Your Target flats are too cute!

  4. Love your OOTD. The white cropped jacket and the taupe and white ruffled top are amazing! Can't wait to see your upcoming OOTDs with your new pieces!
    Hope you're feeling better, I've known 4 people who have had the stomach flu this past week, nasty and miserable stuff.

  5. Awesome finds! Last time I went to F21 I only came home with a few hair accessories. I can always manage to find something from them online but never buy because the sizing is unpredictable and shipping is outrageous. I can't tell you the last time I found something in the store. It's been that long. I love those skinnies too, but I'm a sucker for destroyed denim.

  6. I really like the grey ruffle shirt. I thought you were done shopping for awhile ;)

  7. shelly- I'm going to go every other weekend instead of every weekend. hehe! ;)

  8. I really really really like that jacket. I looked on the website and couldn't find it...

  9. Really cute finds! I love the pink tops!

    I got a Badgley Mischka bag for Spring on today for $40 off!

    I also shopped the JCrew extra 30% off sale and got the Pippa mirror flats in gold and the Pippa mirror heels in Amethyst. SO excited to get these!

    I still want those Paris Hilton shoes though;)

  10. rach- sounds like you got some amazing finds :) wow!

  11. Oooh I absolutely love the white cropped jacket and the navy polka dot top. So cute and summery! I did a little bit of shopping this weekend, I got this adorable smocked keyhole dress from C&C California for only $30 with free shipping!
    I got it in this gorgeous raspberry color which is now completely sold out. I'm trying to steer clear of all my neutrals and try to spice up my wardrobe with some fun spring colors!

  12. Oh my gosh, I almost bought that navy blue heart top! I loved it but, crazy I know, I thought $24.50 was a little bit much for a F21 clothing item. Now I'm wishing I had, it's super cute!

  13. I loooove that little white jacket, the tiered grey top and the navy blue top with hearts on it! Great scores yesterday! woot! I'm sooo jealous, we don't have Forever21 where I live... the closest one is four hours away (CANADA) and anytime I head to the US, it's always one of my first stops!

    Yup! Gotta hang everything when you're tall ;)


  14. Im so glad you got that heart blouse-- I saw it in store and now I wish I had snagged it; its so cute! and I love everything else, too... good job hehe.

  15. I was at the cook off on Saturday too! It was so crowded. It's too bad you missed out on the main food, it was delicious.

    I went to forever 21 last weekend and tried on the ruffle sleeve top. It really is cute but the small was too big on me :(. I don't normally have a problem with sizing at F21 but a few items can run bigger. I haven't had much luck with them lately either.

  16. You're such a beautiful, stylish woman and I love your OOTDs, but I have to ask - why do you always stand so pigeon-toed in your pictures? It would be much nicer if you had a more mature posture.

  17. Stephanie- I'm not sure why I do that, it's kind of natural I guess? It feels awkward taking a picture of yourself in a mirror so I guess I just stand that way sort of unintentionally. Thanks for your comment :)

  18. LOVE the white jacket and your GAP jeans. Glad you are feeling better! Food poisoning is the absolute worse! Eh...

  19. Hope that you are feeling better!

    Very cute outfits!

  20. i didn't shop this weekend but today at lunch i ran to the mall and picked up two new pair of work pants from the gap (khaki and white), two new running tanks (also gap) and some goodies at the kiehl's counter! something about shopping always makes a girl smile brighter, doesn't it?!

    p.s. the more i look at your pictures the more i am certain i need a closet painted tiffany blue in order for my life to be perfect. perfect choice of color!

  21. mrs.darling- I just took a Tiffany box in and had it color matched at Sherwin Williams :)

  22. V I'm saving for my wedding and so I'm living my shopping life vicariously through you (kinda like couple people live vicariously through singleton's lives!).

    Ohh and good news! Polyvore was saying ruffles were big for A/W 10 so it looks like you'll be able to keep your ruffle addiction going for another season.

  23. Cute purchases!! My friend has that pink ruffle shoulder top and I love it!


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