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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Fresh Look: Forever frugal

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January

 And for our final installment of the Deal Divas' fresh looks, I bring you my fruits of a recent Forever 21 plundering.

freshlook.jpgBetween the piles of merchandise and the hordes of teens, shopping in Forever 21 can be like a tough workout: exhausting, but usually worth it in the end. 

I typically have to have a specific outfit or garment in mind before entering, but for this shopping trip I went in open-minded. I left satisfied, but feeling like I needed a nap.

Workout, indeed.

I landed on this patterned long-sleeve, sashed dress. The muted pastels are a nice contrast to the expected darker hues for winter, and the scattered dots remind me of a painter's brush strokes. It set me back $24.80 — not too bad for a dress I could wear to holiday parties or to work. I'll have to be extra careful laundering it, though, as Forever 21's clothing sometimes might appropriately be called A Few Washes 21.

To tone down the sweet factor, I threw in a black lace sweater. The chunky knit cuffs add a touch of edge. Also $24.80.

And tying it all together, a long, delicate rope necklace. I chose gold to warm up the cooler colors in the dress. Bonus: It was on sale from $6.80 to $4.76.

All told, I was out the door for a little more than $50 — more than I spent on groceries this week. Not bad.

I wore the dress recently to a friend's Christmas bridal shower. Check it out (and say hi to my pretty friends!)

holiday.jpgDeal Diva Kim

[Last modified: Monday, January 2, 2012 10:39am]

    

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