Posts Tagged ‘Forever21’

The bandeau is picking up some speed this season. It’s popular not only as a bikini top style, but also as a shirt in and of itself. It’s cute to wear with a casual blazer, jacket, or layer piece over it and also with something a little higher waisted (we’re not quite back to the days of the complete bare midriff like Britney Spears used to rock). I’ve also seen it being used as a substitute for a camisole underneath something a little more sheer. Be careful how you wear it, but when you do wear it, do so with confidence! I would advise to hold off until the warmer weather rolls around (they give off a better statement in the summer). I absolutely love this bowed bandeau that I saw online. It’s so adorable! Mixing it with the orange hues just paints a picture of summer in which I want to just lay in the sun and snack on a creamsicle. This particular bandeau is very cute and I needed to share it. Try finding different bandeau styles at places like Guess or Forever21.


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Any girl knows that it’s essential to have a great clutch bag when going out, especially for New Year’s. Unlike guys, we can’t go anywhere without having to have a purse or bag of some sort to carry all of the necessities: makeup, cell phone, keys, money, you name it. A full-sized bag is impractical so it’s important to find something compact, cute, functional, and festive for the occasion. Here are my choices for splurge clutch bags and steal clutch bags!

Splurge 1: Metallic Ruffle clutch from The Limited for $39.90 in silver

Splurge 2: Snake clutch from Bebe for $129 in black meteor, also comes in a taupe hue

Splurge 3: Two-Tone Mesh Baguette clutch from BCBG MAXAZRIA for $128 in nickel


Steal 1: Behl clutch from Aldo for $30 in black which is retailed a little higher than I would want a steal clutch to be but it also comes in a beige hue which would actually be a steal for a sale price of $16.79 (the black Behl was my “Accessory of the Week” featured on www.ashleytalksbeauty.weebly.com)

Steal 2: Embossed Faux Crocodile Skin clutch from Forever21 for $14.80 in black

Steal 3: Satin Pleated clutch from Forever21 for $14.80 in black

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My preceding post gave you some splurge and steal ideas for fabulous heels for your NYE look, so here are three of my choices for splurges and steals on cute New Year’s party dresses. Enjoy!

Splurge 1: Belted Collage dress from Bebe for $119 in oyster (although I don’t recommend the leather gloves with this look as you see in the picture).

Splurge 2: Pleated Taffeta Tube dress from Arden B. for $79 in black.

Splurge 3: Sequin & Chiffon dress from Express for $98 in pitch black.

Steal 1: Rosette Crepe dress from Forever21 for $32.80 in taupe, also comes in silver hue.

Steal 2: Pleated and Ruched Origami dress from Charlotte Russe for $34.50 in charcoal.

Steal 3: LC Lauren Conrad Sequin Shift dress from Kohl’s for $41.99 in pink (would also look cute if belted).

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I want to begin the week and end the year with a post from now until NYE dedicated to my top three choices in categories such as shoes, dresses, tops, accessories, clutch bags, hair, etc. to sport in order to ring in the new year! Whenever you celebrate a special occasion, you need to look the part, look your best, and most importantly, have fun. Here are my three favorite types of sexy (yet practical) heels to dress up your piggies while dancing, sipping champagne, and creating a ruckus with noise makers. Here are my three favorite heels for NYE that you can splurge on followed by three similar choices that are a steal if you’re trying to budget:  

Splurge 1: Tavera heel in black from Aldo for $80, also comes in a multi-metallic hue  

Splurge 2: Gones heel in silver from Aldo for $80, also comes in a multi-metallic hue

Splurge 3: Barthe heel in bronze from Aldo for a sale price of $59.49, originally $110, also comes in a black hue

Steal 1: Polyester Rose Front heel in black from Forever21 for $24.80

Steal 2: Sequin Platform Stiletto heel in black from Forever21 for $27.80

Steal 3: Impression Suedette heel in black/taupe from Forever21 for $27.80

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