Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Business in the Front, Party in the Back

Dress: Forever 21, Denim Jacket: Forever 21, Sandals: Sam Edelman, Sunglasses: Wishbone
Recently, I've been trying to be more careful with my shopping choices. Essentially, that means that I'm broke as hell and can no longer afford to go shopping on a normal basis. Back in high school, that would not have been as big of a huge deal. I actually would go shopping after school multiple times a week, but I just wouldn't buy things that often.  For some reason, I can't really do that any more. I just find "window shopping" depressing these days. I guess it's the difference between choosing to not buy anything but always having that option if I really wanted something and just not having any choice. But I have had some weak moments in my past month or so back. The other day was one of those moments. I got lunch with my mom downtown and she couldn't give me a ride home, thinking I would just hang out downtown like I did so often before. After wandering into fancy stores like Diptych or YSL, I stupidly wandered into Forever 21 and bought a long chiffon skirt. Then I wandered down the street and stupidly wandered into the other Forever 21. 
Actually, can we just take a short tangent on that? What is that? Why are there TWO three story Forever 21's within a block of each other in downtown San Francisco? First of all, I don't understand the point of this. Having the first one was enough for years, they definitely didn't need to get a new bigger building. And that's what I thought it was going to be, the new Forever 21. But they didn't move, they just opened a new one and never closed the other. So you might be reading this wondering why I'm complaining. Two giant Forever 21's sounds awesome, right? More options, more clothing, etc etc. But that's just the problem. The two stores have different stuff! I have to go to both. So after I bought my goods at Forever 21-1, I went to Forever 21-2 and ended up kicking myself because I found things I liked better. It's just inconvenient to have all your options located a block away from each other. 
So this dress is the item I bought my second round at Forever 21. I had yet to buy a high-low skirt or mullet skirt, whatever you call it. I'd seen the trend for some time now. I must admit, when I saw it at LF and Brandy Melville a while ago, I thought it was pretty stupid. But then I saw one pretty fashion forward girl at my school wearing one with a slouchy sweater and fell in love. She looked so chic and trendy! Unfortunately, I was not willing to drop too much money on this trend and haven't had the chance to properly go shopping at my cheap spots (aka Forever 21) for some time now. So when I found this dress with a pattern I really liked, in a material that looked quality and was only $17.95 I was so excited. So excited in fact, that I bought something from Forever 21 for the second time in an hour.
But today, when I was walking around with my new mullet dress, I felt strange. Although my knees were chilly, my skirt was clinging onto the back of my calf. It was just a weird and awkward sensation. I'm sure I'll get over it with time, but I'm not quite sure how worth it it is. Although back back in the day, the girl I spotted at school was super trendy wearing that skirt, that is no longer the case. The mullet skirt is so common this season that it's nothing special. And even more, this cut is just a trend. So next year, I wouldn't even be able to wear that skirt because it would be so last year. 
Therefore, I've decided that although I do like this dress, I probably won't buy any more mullet skirts or dresses any time soon. Instead, when I want a long skirt, I'll just buy a long skirt and vice versa. I just feel like these timeless cuts will be better choices in the long run (long run meaning 6 month time span). However, I have to say that I think a mullet dress would be really cool in a gown form. I mean, the mullet back is essentially a small train right? What are your opinions on this trend? Love it? Hate It? Hate me for not loving it?
Also, I wore this outfit to go driving with my dad! I'm totally getting the hang of it. Aren't you all proud of me for working on #15 of my Summer To Do List?


  1. Love your blog! following back :) xx

  2. Cute dress(:

  3. You look great! I love the hi-lo trend, now following on GFC and Bloglovin! :)

  4. Great dress ! I have to learn how to drive too... :(
    I've been plucked out of my city of pedestrians and easy breezy public transportation and now live in a city where we co-exist with cows... haha well.. driving's on my summer to do list as well ;)

    - Shubana
    -- CoeurDecors

  5. So cute! Love the hi/lo dress :)

    xo Jennifer

  6. Again a beautiful outfit!


  7. Amazing dress, love it!

    I really like your blog and your style, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)

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