I think I was the only person in the blogosphere that I forgot that Rory Beca was doing a series of capsule collections with Forever 21. Because I walked into my Forever 21 a few weeks ago and actually kind of screamed to myself. Apparently there have been 3 collections so far, with the most recent one coming out a few weeks ago.
Guys, it's so cute. I wanted to buy all the things in the collection. ALL OF THEM. I ended up only buying one, because while I love diaphanous, gauzy maxi dresses and tanks on most people, I cannot pull them all off. Sob. But here are some of my favorite pieces from the most recent collection (which you should rush over to Forever 21 and buy immediately).
So these two dresses are both sold out online, but they are so cute. I really like the subtle fishtail hems going on here--it's an easy way to try out the trend, especially since none of the pieces in this collection cost more than $30. I really like the sportiness of the purple dress, with the thick horizontal stripes. The combination of the fitted top and a-line skirt is really cute and flattering. I bought the green dress (actually much greener in real life), and it was like $25, and it is fantastic. It's a muted hunter green with blue undertones in a silky (admittedly man-made) fabric with laser-cut patterning along the hem. The laser-cutting is so lovely. It looks really delicate and just plain fancy in person. The drawstring waist gives it some shape, and the straps are adjustable. I've worn it about 3 times, and gotten at least 5 compliments each time.
Watercolor Skirt, $17.80 at forever21.com, Textured heart skirt, $24.80 at forever21.com: How cute is the pattern on that watercolor skirt? For $17, that's a pretty versatile piece, and a nicely flattering cut. But I really want that heart skirt! I want to do maxi skirts, but the sheer + mini combo is just so much more flattering than a real maxi skirt. Plus it's a lot fresher feeling, and the heart pattern adds a lot of visual interest. AND IT'S LESS THAN $25. I want to buy it and wear it with a fitted pastel tank and a lot of necklaces and some sassy shoes.
Images via: forever21.com, shefinds.com, blogs.babble.com.