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Forever 21*Tee and Necklace // Lulu’s*Skirt (via Alex) // DSW*Sandals

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When Alex won this awesome leopard maxi skirt last September at Blogger’s Night Out, I was totally jealous! Turns out there was no need for me to be jealous because she gave it to me a few months ago (Alex is awesome like that :D)! I wore this maxi skirt last month in CA with a new necklace that I picked up from Forever 21. I really love this necklace- I think it will be my new go-to statement necklace :) True confession time: I wore this outfit for a grand total of 15 minutes because it was just too darn hot that day!

Tell me: How do you keep cool in the hot summer months?

P.S. Thank you for all the Happy Blogaversary wishes! I had a really fun time celebrating on Friday and will post pictures soon :)

  • Melanie

    So cute Nnenna! I love leopard maxi skirts, but I have yet to invest in one. The UNIF ‘Get It’ skirt in leopard was my dream skirt since almost a year ago, but I gave up on it, hah. I love your necklace, too! Forever 21 always has really nice statement making pieces.

    No lie…I’ve been staying inside for most of the summer. I go on runs in the early morning to avoid the sun. I’m like, super anti extra UV rays, haha.

    Melanie
    thosethingstheysaid.com

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you Melanie! I think if I go to Forever 21 every few months or so I’m more surprised by what they have to offer :)

      I try to stay inside as much as possible too, although inside for me can still be pretty hot since I don’t have air conditioning. Ah well, I’ll still take sun/summer over gloom/winter any day!

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    haha, well now i get to be jealous!
    i love maxis for the summer in the office (great for the freezing a/c) but weekends need to be spent in the minis too keep cool!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Same- I look forward to the weekends because then I can get away with wearing less clothes! :)

  • http://twitter.com/KimberleeVDW Kimberlee VDW

    Aw how nice of her! It’s an awesome maxi!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks Kim and yes, Alex is the best! :)

  • http://www.kirstinmarie.com Kirstin Marie

    That skirt is gorgeous!!! It looks amazing on you too. That’s really sweet of her to give it to you :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you Kirstin! I’m a lucky gal to have such a great friend :)

  • http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com/ Nuha

    you are so pretty! love your maxi skirt!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you Nuha! :D

  • http://twitter.com/delachic christine

    Cute outfit!! So nice of Alex to give you the skirt!
    I try to keep summer outfits as simple as possible because of the heat and accessorize.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you Christine! :)

  • http://www.ladyofashion.blogspot.com/ Ladyofashion

    That’s so sweet … the skirt is stunning on you. I love that necklace! I haven’t shopped F21 in a while. -xo

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you! I hadn’t shopped at Forever 21 for a while either, but I actually picked up a lot of great jewelry that day! :)

  • Katherine

    Love the skirt and the F21 necklace :) Missing the sunshine you are getting haha
    katattack2000.wordpress.com

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks Kat! Aww, wish I could bottle some up and send it your way! :)

  • http://www.drawingdreaming.blogspot.com/ Ester Durães

    oh I love your skirt, it looks great on you! :)

    P.S. – just saw your knits, you’re very creative!

    Drawing Dreaming

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you so much Ester! :)

  • http://shendovestyle.blogspot.com/ ShenDove

    What a great skirt! You can definitely wear it again in the fall when the temps are cooler with a jacket or blazer.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Yes, love those styling ideas! :)

  • Elana Katz

    This is such a great statement skirt, I love how you styled it! And that necklace is fabulous. You always have a way of putting such great pieces together and making it look effortless :)

    http://room-334.blogspot.com/

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      You’re so sweet Elana, thank you! :) I have to confess, getting dressed is not always so effortless for me in the early morning and sometimes I just throw on the closest thing and go! ;)