sweater - Forever 21; jeans - Old Navy; necklace - J. Crew [via eBay]; shoes - Steve Madden [similar]
so here's the story behind this outfit:
I first saw this sweater on Signe and immediately fell in love because hey, I have a stripes obsession. the problem with Forever 21, as you may have realized, is that you never know what you're going to find in stores - sometimes they have things you seen online and like, other times it's a gigantic warehouse full of crap. plus, some items just completely disappear between visits! vanished into the great unknown! I tracked it down online only to discover that the white version is unavailable, so I ultimately decided to just bide my time and see what happens. THEN Tieka had to buy/wear the same sweater! which is what found me browsing Forever 21 Friday afternoon, fingers crossed that they had my sweater in stock [spoiler alert: I found it!]. I threw in the necklace just in case my pants weren't pink enough for the whole outfit. always better to err on the safe side, yeah?
and thus, because this sweater + colored skinnies combo has now been done by 3 different bloggers, I'm declaring it trendy. okay? okay.
also, please note that I'm not wearing white socks in these pictures - my feet are just blindingly pale. I mean, I'm pale as a whole, but even I did a double take when viewing these photos on my computer. yeah. that's bare skin.
ps - as a treat for my readers, here's a series of unflattering photos I like to call "I got a huge sweater, fool!"