Tuesday, December 29, 2009

OOTD: what's black and white and spotted all over?

I love getting packages in the mail, especially when I wasn't the one that ordered them. Yesterday, my sister's Christmas package came in the mail. I don't care that it was slightly late-- it makes for a nice post-Christmas surprise! I was super excited to find some of the Forever 21 goodies I wanted, including this awesome corset top from the Twist line (now unavailable online). Slightly kitschy, yes, but I am crazy-pumped about the fun, odd-ball styling options it gives me. I just had to try one out today...

Top: Forever 21 Twist Rosette Corset top (similar here!)
Skirt: Anthropologie's Declarative Skirt
Belt: random?
Sweater: NY & Co antique button Ruffle sweater
Shoes: BCBGirls red patent pumps (similar to these)
Necklaces: Simply Vera Vera Wang flower necklace
Random faux-pearl strand
Express baubles necklace

I plan to wear this with jeans, too... and a boyfriend blazer. I don't think this is the last time you'll be seeing this leeeeettle corset, no no no. Thanks, Bernadette! :-*

In other news, I'm going to try and go to the Aveda Institute to get my hair done. New budgets mean cutting corners... so we'll see how this goes. Honestly, I'm frightened as hell. Eeep!


  1. That top is great! It's so fun. I've been the Aveda Institute here in Milwaukee for spa services and have always had success. Granted, it's not a haircut, but my guess is that it will be fine. They have instructors observing and noting as the stylist works. A good friend of mine graduated from the Institute and she's a great sylist-I think you will be in good hands!!

  2. I've gotten color/highlights done at an aveda institute, and it was fine, not as spectacular as if I'd paid 10x as much, but I had no complaints. Never did cuts though- I wouldn't worry if I were you it will be just as likely to turn out great as if you went to a normal salon.

  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love it!

  4. Whew, good to know. Sounds like many of you have had good experiences, so that makes me happier. I'm making my appointment right now! :) (umm, also, totally getting a cheap manicure!)

  5. You look amazing Justine! I think this is one of my favorite looks on you ever! Love the corset, and I love that you paired it with the Declarative Skirt! I like the look w/the longer necklaces better than the choker :-)

  6. That top is perfection on you- I stared at it for awhile when it was up on F21, but just couldn't commit. Now I'm jealousss.

    Love this whole look!

  7. Thanks! I know, I don't know if I woulda bought it for myself, but now I am psyched that little sis knew a good piece when she saw it. :) I'm surprised you like this, you polka-dot-hating girl! heh

  8. I totally agree about the necklaces... never know until you try! And thanks! I think this is a fun look, too... it looks so cute with a blazer. I plan on posting that one soon.

  9. love love love this dress! and the necklace too :) you have awesome style!

  10. Not normally a corset fan, but love this! I'm in Dallas too!

  11. Nice! It's always fun to hear from locals. How's about this crazy weather, huh?! hehe... :)

  12. the sister who gave justine this top!April 17, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    yay it looks so good when i was buying it i honestly couldnt picture you wearing it but i trusted you and it looks great and i definately love the belt with it. belts are always good<33