I came up with the fun idea to choose my current ten favorite items in my closet and give them each an award of sorts. It was really hard to pick just ten, but I did!
I awarded this Forever 21 cardigan with The Crush because I was pretty much head over heels for it from the moment I saw it. I was shopping with a few friends and one of them really disliked it, but I bought it anyway! And I'm glad I did.
The Most Versatile
As you might have been able to tell, I have to try really hard not to wear this Forever 21 skirt with everything. It balances a simple tee or sweater perfectly, or nicely nips in a big blouse.
The Well Received
Whenever I wear these, I get squillions of compliments! These Forever 21 shorts are one of my favorite things I've ever purchased, they kicked my affinity for all things high-waisted into super high gear.
The Surprising Newcomer
Until this year I never would have imagined myself wearing a strapless floral maxi dress, but this lovely number from Forever 21 totally got me hooked. It makes me feel so pretty! I cannot wait to wear it while walking barefoot on my favorite beach in Martha's Vineyard.
The Best Thrift Find
These perfectly beat up Frye boots cost me something like eighteen dollars. I pray that my feet will never grow so I can wear them forever!
The Most Rewarding Impulse Purchase
I pretty much snatched this up on my way out of the thrift store one day, because I liked the pattern and it felt vaguely silky. It turned out to be one of my favorite things to wear! It's so comfy and oddly chic, considering it very well may be a maternity shirt. You can check out the pattern a little better here.
The Best Follow Through
This Forever 21 jacket was another thing I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. The plaid instantly attracted me, and it has such a gorgeous cut. I dithered about buying it for nearly half an hour in the store before finally deciding to, and I will be eternally happy that I did.
The Best Steal (literally!)
I stole this vintage Gap sweater from my mom while she was cleaning out her closet in the beginning of April. I love the silhouette of the open weave. When did Gap stop making really cool stuff like this?
Even though I acquired this H&M dress just a week ago, I can already tell that it will be the defining piece of my summer wardrobe: easy, breezy (BEAUTIFUL... just kidding, sorry for the CoverGirl reference), and beautifully versatile. Over a bathing suit it's the perfect beach coverup, and I can't wait to pair it with gladiator sandals and a little vest for nighttime.
The Magic Dress
This BCBG dress is my ultimate confidence booster. Honestly, it makes me feel like a movie star! Since I generally wear modest clothes, I like that it's revealing in an unusual way. The draping in front is so lovely and flattering, and I adore the color. I wish I had more opportunities to wear this!
I had so much fun doing this... so I want you guys to join me!
I tag Emmy of Pretty Exquisite, Sylvia of Walk A Mile In These Shoes, Helen of Afeitar, Amelia of Ambiguous Alliterative Abomination, The Clothes Horse, Bonnie of Flashes Of Style, and Amy of Flying A Kite. Can't wait to see what awards you dole out!
Feel free to do this even if I haven't tagged you! If you do it, you don't have to use the same categories.