Friday, April 27, 2012

Crest-Cut Wedges Review, my Chevron Stripes OOTD and some Forever 21 golden finds!

Hi everyone!  We're back to my favorite day of the week...hello Friday!  I'm so excited for the weekend!  My Anthro order from last week's sale arrived a few days ago, so I wanted to do a quick review of the Crest-Cut Wedges since so many were asking about them. So here's the deets:

I ordered these cute shoes in two sizes since I had never tried them on before.  I usually take a size 8 1/2 in Miss Albright shoes but read conflicting reviews on how they ran so better to be safe than sorry and sold out  I say!  I tried both sizes on and the 8 1/2's were indeed the clear winner.  If you own or have tried on the Chiseled Wedges from the fall/winter season then go with the exact same size you wear in those because the fit is identical to them.  The 8's went on but my feet were squeezed into the toe box.  I have pretty narrow feet but I didn't feel like you had to have narrow feet to fit into these.  There was room to spare, but not too much.  The Crest-Cut Wedges are super comfortable...I literally didn't want to take them off!  The one major difference between the product shot of the shoes and the shoes themselves, is the color.  I was expecting them to be a true lilac purple color, but they are actually a pinkish-purplish color.  Much more pink than purple in my opinion.  

See for yourself:

Awkward Side-view shot where my foot is almost coming out of the shoe...sorry...not the best picture.  I promise it does fit my foot better than this looks!

The discrepancy in color was not an issue to me, as I loved the shoe and think it will be a great summer neutral.  That being said, some of the outfits I planned on wearing these shoes with won't really be able to pan out because they are not that true lilac color I thought they were (ie--graduation outfit I had planned...these shoes are a no-go with the dress I'm wearing...back to the drawing board for that one).  

One thing a lot of people complained about in the reviews was that the shoes were scratched, or worn-looking when they got them.  I didn't find this to be a big issue.  There were a few marks on the shoes, but it's the way their meant to be.  The Anticipation Heels from a few seasons back are made of the same material and have the same almost-worn look to them but they look good that way and it adds character.  It didn't bother me at all.  

So overall these are definitely keepers and I'm excited to add them to my shoe stash!

Did you get these shoes?  What did you think? 

So even though I love Anthropologie, I still shop at other stores as well.  I happen to still love browsing Forever 21 for good finds every now and again.  While a lot of their clothes are not my taste, sometimes you can find a diamond in the rough:

What I Wore
Ruched Chevron Stripes Top-Forever 21
AG Stevie Ankle Denim (Sulfur Plum)-Anthropologie
Anticipation Heels-Anthropologie
Drawing Room Necklace (Spring 2012)-Anthropologie
Bracelets-J Crew Factory (aqua) and Gap Outlet (gold bangles)
Earrings-Banana Republic
Ring-Forever 21

I picked this Chevron Stripes top up for a whopping $15 and change a few months back and love it!  It's perfect to throw on with a pair of colored jeans and statement necklace (we all know I love my statement necklaces).  

Here are a few more Forever 21 items that have caught my eye lately:

This is such a pretty summer color and would be gorgeous with a cardigan and pair of espadrille sandals.  This dress is under $30!

SO pretty!  I love this orange color and for some strange reason, I still cannot pass up a tiered tank!  

For under $10 this is such a great deal.  I have a greenish-turquoise necklace just like this from another retailer and love the way it looks on.

This looks like it could have come from Anthropologie...loving the scalloped detailing on the edges.  It's a total bargain at $6.80!

Forever 21 always has some hidden just have to go looking!

Hope your weekend gets off to a great start!  

Enjoy your day!


  1. You look stellar - that chevron top was the best F21 find ever! And your new shoes are gorgeous - love them! The color reminds me of Crayola's "Thistle" Have a great weekend :)

    1. It totally was! Love a great find!!!! I had to look that color's pretty close! =)

  2. Great shoes, lady! And I wishlisted a couple of your F21 finds while perusing their website, last night. Stylish minds think alike.(:

    Happy weekend!

    1. Indeed! Let me know if you get any of them!

  3. I LOVE the shoes! way to go! I love browsing F21 also - I just got a mint blazer there this week and it's adorable. I love your necklace too. SCORE!

    1. Thanks!! Fun find at F21!! Can't wait to see you style it!

  4. Those shoes are so fun and unique! Also loving your chevron top!

  5. Love the shoes and your cute outfit!

  6. Love the shoes. Fun finds at F21. I'm loving there green and white polish dot skirt. Just not sure how to style it. Suggestions?

    1. Thanks! I know the skirt you're talking about...I think it would be cute paired with various colors on top...I'd stick with a shirt you could tuck in and then belt around the top of the skirt. I like the idea of ivory, navy, a pattern of some sort with multi-colors...hmm. I'll have to think on that! If I have a second I'll play on Polyvore with it. =)