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3 Jul 2015

Forever21 happened


Unplanned hauls are the best kind of hauls. Discuss.

I marched into Forever21 this morning, grabbed a load of summer black clothes and spotted this striped T-shirt dress just as I entered the changing rooms. A flash of doubt went through my mind when I remembered that I already own a similar dress from ASOS but what swung this was that it was a lighter fabric. I tried it on, was wowed that the Small fitted, and promptly decided that I did indeed need two striped dresses in my life.

I also managed to pick up a sack like dress for days when I want to be a slob/dog walking and a white dress for days when I want to get acres of thigh out.

The whole trying on experience was SnapChatted. For those of you still reticent to get on board with SnapChat I want to say that you need to get over this. The "thing" that turned me onto it is when I saw others using it as a way of vlogging their day in a very casual way. There is something very "early YouTube" about it and I hope that scheming marketers don't ruin it too much in the next few months. Anyway, sales pitch over!

Dress: Forever 21 - Link!
Hat: Forever21 - Link!
Shoes: Zara
Bag: Celine
Sunglasses: Bailey Nelson "Mim" - Link!

Thank you to my nephew George for the photo. He has been staying with us all week on "work experience". Inverted commas. 

On a cheesy note, you will notice that I am smiling - full on gnasher baring.

Even after only 3 weeks of braces my teeth have moved to the point where I am no longer horrifically self-conscious. It's only now that I realise just how aware I was of my teeth and how it affected my confidence.

I have a lingual brace on the top (Incognito) and traditional train tracks on the bottom.

My speech has been impacted - mostly by the lingual brace - and I still can't eat hard food. This has made leading meetings a little tricky and eating a little limited. It is however, all totally worth it. If you are thinking about getting orthodontic treatment I would whole-heartedly recommend it.

I hope you have a great Friday. I am about to head out for dinner so I will catch up with you tomorrow! 

50 comments

  1. I love this outfit, I agree you definitely need this dress in your life, love the hat too!

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  2. You have such a pretty smile, you should have started this treatment way earlier if it affected you personally that much! Plus, great outfit. x Mila https://matchlessmila.wordpress.com/

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  3. I whole heartedly agree with this outfit! :) have a lovely evening. Your teeth look fab! :) x

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  4. You look absolutely beach ready and in full on summer mode. Lovely!

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  5. I love how simple this outfit is yet it looks awesome. So many unplanned hauls have ended in some of my best staples!! Have an awesome weekend xx

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  6. I am loving this outfit!!
    Must go to Forever 21 soon ... :)
    TarteTanya

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  7. Love this dress, Laura! And glad you're getting used to your braces. I had them in highschool and thankfully they were a rite of growing up because I am so happy with my teeth now.

    xo, alison*elle

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  8. completely agree with you on how having good teeth impacts your confidence - i think the first time i ever felt pretty was when my train track braces were taken off! loving that striped dress, i'm gonna have to see if i can grab one next time i'm in forever 21 x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

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  9. Always stunning

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  10. What a pretty T-shirt dress. Lovely outfit. :)

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  11. What a pretty T-shirt dress. Lovely outfit. :)

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  12. You can't go wrong with a stripy dress-loving F21 at the moment, You should smile away, fab set of gnashes!!!!

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  13. Love the dress. And unplanned shopping. I'm still yet to go down the snapchat path....
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  14. PS - just found you on snapchat - yay!
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  15. Such a cute, laidback outfit!

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  16. This looks like an incredibly comfy dress! Loving stripey anything and everything this year!

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  17. Loving that dress! Loving it even more because its from forever 21. So simple and perfect for summer.

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  18. So glad you are on SnapChat, its like Lollipop26 is back! :)

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