Above: Forever 21 dress (old, almost identical crochet top black dress here!) and sandals, Reiss white blazer (similiar, mine is from last year), Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, Proenza Schouler bag (last year's print, but check out this year's new traingle pattern- LOVE!)
This black crochet top dress from Forever 21 has been a closet staple for years. It is actually one of the first items I ever bought from Forever 21 when they opened locally, years ago. It has faithfully served me ever since. And is now continuing on through my pregnancy.
I usually wear it belted with some kind of skinny neon tie, but the flowy fabric has been a godsend in these steamy summer weeks. The material is light as can be and even though it is black, it keeps me cool with crochet cut outs at the top. I was surprised to see a nearly identical version here and I am seriously tempted to buy another one since the original has treated me so well!
Somewhat less sturdy, these beaded flats from Forever 21, which are on their last legs. I just haven't had good luck with the footwear, but I suppose, what do you want for 7.99?
On another sale note, I made sure to stock up at J Crew this weekend, who had 40% off sale prices (still going this week at 30% off). I have been stalking this pajama inspired collection 'suncation' dress for some time, and struck! I know it is something I will love through the fall when I have shed some of the baby pounds. I also got a few pairs of their capri sandal slides- perfect for these last few months when I can't reach over my stomach to buckle anything!!
Stay cool this week!