Forever 21 overwhelms me. There are too many options and too many ripoffs, but I can still picture myself wearing almost every piece in the store! We think it’s cheap, but as soon as you buy a few shirts and a skirt you’re up to $100. Therefore, I try to avoid going into the store unless it’s for a costume purpose. Which is exactly what I did when I purchased a studded, leopard tshirt to wear to a Steel Panther show. I returned it and searched around for something I would actually wear with my exchange allowance.
I found a diamond sweater! I used to have a slight obsession with the diamond shape and had necklaces, rings, shirts, dresses, and I even got a diamond tattoo. It got a little played out for me, but seeing it there in heavy sweater format, I was in love. Plus I dig the high-low cut of the bottom.
I am a little confused at the elbow cutouts. The cutouts sit on the front of the elbows-where my arm eye is. Doesn’t seem to make much sense to me. Remember-if you’re going to cover up a lot on top, you can go skimpy on the bottom. I paired the sweater with a cutoff pair of Lip Service jeans I think I once got when I dated a punk rock kid a lot skinnier than myself. The patterned fishnets are to keep my legs warm, and I hadn’t brought out the fringe cowboy boots inawhile, so I tugged those on. I was actually wearing a much more matchy-matchy beanie from Grand Scheme, but it turns out I lost it in a Lyft cab on the way home.
Diamond sweater: Forever 21
Jorts: Lip Service
Beanie: Betsey Johnson
Tights: Burlington Coat Factory
Fringe cowboy boots: Zodiac