Photo credit: Forever21.com
Hi everyone! It's finally Friday and I have some time to chill in my room and blog, what I DEARLY miss. I feel like I'm eating and breathing science and work 24/7 and I need a break for my brain to expand and inhale, exhale, repeat. I've also got a bug that's circulating around campus which is making me cough my guts out (yes to the ab workout, no to being sick) and sit in a stupor all day, so Forever 21's newly released Petro Zillia collection is definitely one to brighten the spirits, especially in ice-over St. Louis. I had never heard of this designer, but apparently this is an LA boutique and the major theme is super pop colours. Everything reminds me of the 80s but more psychedelic bordering on Hannah Montana section at Walmart. I'm into bright colours but not an overload of 5-year-old pinks. I'm going to sit out this collection unless I get my hands on those pair of adorable socks that apparently aren't for sale. It's a bit disappointing that the promo photos are so much better than on the models.
Regardless, here are some of my picks:
Fruit Punch Stripes Sweater Cardigan $24.80 USD:
Very cute from the back, pretty meh from the front. This would totally cheer up those winter blues and look super cute with a big fluffed up white scarf and a cup of coffee while studying and turning heads at the library.
Left: Sweet Hearts Cardigan $24.80: Wear with high waisted pants/skirt or a long tank top
Right: Fruit Punch Stripes Sweater $22.80: I don't really know what to say about this ... it reminds me of Fruit Loops. Wear with leg warmers and a high ponytail and lots of other super electrifying bright accessories to look not-so-crazy
Left: Sweet Puff Slv Sweater $24.80: The yarn details are kind of cute but it still looks better/different in the promo
Right: Berries N Cream Contrast Dress $29.80: A dressier berry colour. Reminds me of the berries & creme Starburst candies. This would be pretty for a low-key Valentines date
Ribbons & Tulle Party Dress $27.80: I've always liked the look of tulle. The alternating striped blue and black and different textures also makes this a unique party dress. The least gawdy of the collection for those of us that like classic dark colours.
Do you dig the Petro Zillia x Forever 21 collab? I feel like if I tried these on I would request a pair of white vintage rollerskates and throw my hair up in a high ponytail and zoom back in time to a groovier time. Old fashioned soft serve ice cream at a classic hamburger joint, true fountain soda, red and white checkered tablecloth. It's so hard to resist shopping! I want to emerse myself in fashion magazines and racks of clothing until I can't walk in a straight line. I want to strut in my high heels and wedges and hip-hugging skirts. The ice is so slippery and treacherous and it literally feels like I'm being slapped incessantly by the wind. I heard the groundhog says we're getting an early spring. Please let it be. I don't know how many more days I can withstand looking like the most unfashionable Eskimo.