14 July 2011

Style Peek: bluebird top + skinny jeans

I know, I know - this is not a {Lake Love Week} post...we interrupt this regularly scheduled programming to share some very stylish goodies. I've been on a wee bit of a shopping bender and I just had to show you this dreamy top I scored last week from Forever 21. It's my absolute favourite colours in the world (navy and aqua) with my absolute favourite patterns in the world (bird motifs and tiny polka dots)...what are the odds? I also snagged this pale aqua cardigan from the Gap with a credit I had leftover from the winter.

There were definitely some bra issues as it's a racerback tank, and would you believe it's near impossible to find a racerback bra in my size?? Why do they even make so many of those tanks then? Anyhoo, rant. I have the little clippy thing to tie the back of your bra together but it still showed. So true story - I bought a silky navy/royal blue bra to blend perfectly with this top. Oh the things we do for fashion!

Yes, I'm a bad girl and I wore it flowy and boxy. It's so dang hot out! I promise to belt it like a good little apple-shaped girl next time....

I love these Gap skinny jeans because they have the perfect amount of stretch and they're regular length - which on me is cropped to a perfectly jaunty Audrey Hepburn-ish length. Love them! Is it wrong that I love all jean styles (except light denim)? Boot cut, wide leg, straight, boyfriend, skinny...I'm an equal opportunity denim lover.

And yes I know I need to paint my toenails - shush.

Silky blue birds top: Forever 21/Faith 21
Navy flip flops: Joe Fresh

Now, on to part 2 of the day...can you fall in love with an object? If so, I fell truly, madly and deeply in love with the most soft and pretty floral scarf I got in the mail yesterday. Is it possible that someone you've never met can know you so well? If so, Lisa from Sweet Laundry is my style soulmate. Hello happy face!!

Isn't it sublime? It came in this pretty packaging with a very personal note that simply made my day. Thank you sooooooooo much Lisa!

Here i am cooing softly to my new treasure...I already have a million different ideas for how to wear it - I'll keep you posted!

Thanks for letting me pop in with an outfit post. I'll be back later today with another {Lake Love Week} post to keep you cool on hot summer days! In the meantime, if you're just catching up, you can read this week's past {Lake Love Week} posts here:

Gimli Cottage Tour
Casual Stripes Style Peek
Beach Beauty Musts

See you later today friends!


  1. Oh dear. We'll have to make sure these tops don't make an appearance on the same day because I have the same one! I actually think you had a day off the day I wore it to work last week. Ha!

  2. Have you tried a bra converter? I found this (or something similar) at Bra Bar or maybe it was Diva. http://myintimate.multiply.com/

    It works great if you have a bit of extra room in your strap length.

  3. gasp lenore!!!
    i LOVE that f21 top!!
    i need it too!!!
    i adore anything with birds on it as well.
    may i ask how much?
    and is it new merchandise?
    i don't know when i'll get to polo park but i need to get that little tank!
    could you tell me what area of the store it's in?
    ha ha ha ha!
    that store is so friggin' huge it would take me forever to probably find it.
    it's adorable.

  4. Oh my gosh, you're so cute. The scarf looks great! I also love this top! I think it looks perfect with the skinny jeans! I can't stop using exclamation points!!!! :)

  5. No worries Flo, it just means we both have fab taste!

    I do have that Corinna, it just shows because of the low back. I'm going to rock the Carrie Bradshaw with the bra strap showing!

    Hey Stephanie, the top is new merch and I got it in the Faith 21 section of the store. I'm not sure where you would find it in the smaller sizes. It was 20 bucks! You should go check out the store, so much cheap and adorable stuff.

    Thanks Miss Sweet Laundry, I love love love my scarf!!! (extra exclamation points for emphasis)



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