July 16, 2009

One Forever 21 Cap-Sleeve Dress, The Budget Babe’s 6 Looks

The Budget Babe's Forever 21 Cotton Cap Sleeve Dress

When it comes to affordable fashion, The Budget Babe has you covered. Through easy-to-follow dress by number series, she teaches how to get celebrity style without an A-list paycheck. The Budget Babe took a break from bargain shopping to do a guest post showing how she styles her Forever 21 cotton cap-sleeve belted dress. She tells me she “was drawn to the colorful feather-print and vintage feel of this piece.”

My favorite look is #3. A tunic is the perfect solution for those of you who fear the way your thighs might look in a pair of white skinnies.

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Here’s what the Budget Babe had to say about the outfits she created…

1. I simply paired the dress with my favorite embellished gladiator sandals for a cute, casual summer look. I’m ready for some weekend shopping or a BBQ with friends.

2. This is what I’d call my festival look– the addition of a denim Topshop jacket and Xhilaration boots makes this outfit something I’d wear to an outdoor concert.

3. I’m wearing the dress as a tunic with white jeans and nude sandals by Chinese Laundry, an easy look for brunch or grabbing lunch at outdoor cafe. White pants say summer!

4. I layered the dress over Aqua leggings, topped it with a Norma Kamali for Walmart boyfriend blazer and added black Gap ballet flats. This passes as business casual in my line of work. I’m planning on wearing it to an art gallery opening next week, too.

5. I’ve layered the dress over skinny blue jeans from Uniqlo and added Mossimo red patent peep toe heels. This is my “happy hour” look as the jeans keep it casual but the shoes say party time.

6. This is my fashion-y look, appropriate for cocktails with friends or date night with the boyfriend. The cropped jacket keeps it demure while the wide-strap heels add interest. I’d add textured tights to this look on a cooler evening

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  1. Sal commented:

    Such a fun and varied array of looks!

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  2. Megan commented:

    Love them all, I have the same boots as in look three… but for summer I really like to keep it simple. I love look 1!

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