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Monday, April 13, 2009

Simply Spring

If my allergies and the mild weather are any indication of the seasons, then spring is in full bloom. While I dread the allergies that spring often brings, I look forward to more sunshine and a fresh crop of silhouettes. The bright new colors, lighter fabrics, and bold new prints currently in Forever 21's store windows are effortless ways to ease into the new season. They've got everything from strapless dresses, tie-dye prints, and featherweight tunics to tribal-inspired skirts, chunky jewelry, and fringed scarves. I was intrigued by the modern take on tie-dye with the strapless dress (in the 3rd photo from the top), and after some debate, went back to the store for it. It struck me as something Topshop might sell. (As a side note, if Topshop expands to the West Coast, it'll probably keep Forever 21 on its toes.) The full skirt shape is both flirty and forgiving, and there are endless layering possibilities for making this dress appropriate for both day and night.

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