1. Watercolor Floral Peplum Skirt - $15.80, Size STo me, H&M reigns far supreme in the realm of cheap and trendy fashion, because they actually carry more than three size options! F21 garments usually come in just S/M/L, and S is hit or miss on me. This skirt is big on me, but I love the color and ladylike shape. I would definitely not pay to get this taken in, but thankfully Kileen mentioned that it should shrink in a hot wash & dry because the material is mostly cotton.
Zipper back closure:
2. Lissette Woven Shorts w/ Belt - $17.80 - Size XSIn the summertime I love oversized tops and short shorts. One way to make short shorts appear less skanky (and hopefully more chic) is to have them be higher-waisted. Thus the viewer sees more material than if the shorts were low-rise. I found these in XS in-store, but I see online only has S. I love the lightweight chambray material, the pleats, the cuffs, and especially the striped belt that I'll be wearing with lots of other outfits.
In person, the striped belt is a navy and khaki color.
3. Woven striped top - sz S ($19.80) and 4. Charcoal legging pants - sz XS ($15.80)This top is a new, new arrival, and I was dismayed by the higher price. However, the material is a woven fabric instead of a tee-shirt like cotton material, so it felt nicer, and I can see it holding up better than F21's cheaper tops. I will wear this tucked into higher-waisted pants, skirts, and shorts.
I love skinny bottoms so I'm very excited to add these high-waisted (seems to be a trend in this post!) ones to my wardrobe. I can't find the pants online, but here's the shorts version which I actually love very much.
5. Heritage1981 Pleated skirt - sz S ($10.90) and 6. Brown/gold ring - sz 6 ($2.80)
This skirt comes in several colors in XS online, but the smallest I found in store was S. An XS would be perfect for someone my size. This is a super simple pull-on skirt, but I was drawn to the pleat details and two side pockets. It looks a LOT better with a belt over the waistband. I foresee a lot of wear with bright/print tops and neutral shoes this summer.
Just another (very) cheap vintage-y looking ring to add to my F21 collection:French Terry Pants in XS ($15.80) but they were SO snug I could barely get them up my legs. I liked the soft material, the functional back pockets, and they made the bum look good...but sz XS is recommended only for teeny tiny ladies. This yellow linen skirt in S ($13.80) is a nice way to brighten up a wardrobe, however it was too big and not worth alterations.
Although I spent a small fortune on clothes that I may or may not want to see again in two seasons, I'm happy with my acquisitions and can't wait for warmer weather. I'll leave you guys with some pairing ideas for Spring:
Readers - Which items did you like? Please share any good recent finds from F21!