Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tropical Prints: Forever 21 Palm Tree Dress

The Outfit
Forever 21 palm tree print dress

The Accessories
Forever 21 bracelet
H&M belt
Chanel sunglasses and purse
Tory Burch flats

The Grade
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The Commentary

This palm tree dress is the perfect example of why I heart me some Forever 21.  Adorable print: check. Classic shape: check. Can dress it up or down: check. Easy and comfortable and flattering: check, check, check.  Plus, just $24!! I should have bought two. 

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 That Alexa Chung for Madewell dress that I wanted a few months ago cost nearly 10x as much.  F that skinny b.  I'm glad it sold out before I could shimmy my butt into it.

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Was worried that this particular print might feel dated.  But then I remembered Stella McCartney also did palm trees this season. This look on Diane Kruger was one of my Cochella favorites. 

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And I'm still in love with the palm trees and seascapes Prada did a few seasons back.

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My theory: palm trees are here to stay. They've come a long way from the gaudy Hawaiian shirt variety and become part of the tropical prints trend that cycles into vogue every few seasons.

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Perfect news for a California girl in desperate need of a tropical vacation  ;)


The Inspiration

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4 comments:

Berty Morales said...

Love your dress and what a great post!

HailesHeartsFashion said...

Your dress is amazing! I have seen this palm tree print in my ASOS mag and a few others but it was really bright and tacky and Hawaiian! But I really love it in the monochrome colours and in the navy and brown - really stylish :)

Great post!


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Jean Bean said...

You're Cali. You don't need a reason.

JCH said...

I want me some of that straw bag...ugh, can't find it anywhere!

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