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Wonderful Wednesday: Political Edition

Unless you’ve been living under a large rock for the past few months, you’ve probably heard some kind of news on the Republican presidential candidates. (Honestly, even if you did live under a rock you’ve probably heard some news about it – what kind of rock doesn’t have Internet access now a days?)

As the 2012 elections draw near and candidates begin to release their ads, both attack and otherwise, I have a feeling we’ll all be treated to a parade of corporately funded WTF the likes of which our airwaves and internets have scarcely seen.

Exhibit A: Herman Cain’s ad which was just dropped in my inbox by a friend.

I think YouTube commenter JohnVogel561 sums this up best, “… that smile at the end. Have you ever farted, and tried not to get caught, but the smell is so God Awful, that someone calls you out on it, and all you can do is smile, well that is what that last scene looks like.”

Now, I know what you’re thinking – Rachel, politics are boring. Rachel, what does this have to do with fashion? Rachel, Herman Cain looks like a broke ass, busted, creepier version of Samuel L. Jackson.

Yes, nothing and yes. But for the simple fact of this ad making me laugh until my ass literally fell off my body, I am dedicating this Wonderful Wednesday to the Republican candidates.

How am I dedicating it to them? By featuring items I think embody the spirit and persona of each candidate’s recent campaign ads.

Patchwork Denim Maxi: $24.80

 These pretty well sum up Herman Cain’s ad. At first glance, you THINK you know what it’s about. Fine, those are high waisted, booty destroying Mom Jeans. Fine. But then they start smoking a cigarette and you’re all like, “What? Is that a quilt-like swath of material coming out the crotch? Why would they do that with jeans?” And then you see them start smiling super slowly. And then you see that super slow smile turn into a creepy, Bond villain chuckle and it hits you.

Those aren’t jeans at all. It’s ugliest skirt you’ve ever seen. And it’s running for president.

You’re welcome, America. It’s Wonderful Wednesday.

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Rory Beca for Forever 21 Serves Up WTF

When Rory Beca’s fun, flirty and fresh designs showed up in Forever 21 stores earlier this year I breathed a sigh of contented relief. Looks from Rory Beca like the one below made Forever 21′s near simultaneous collabo with local LA designer Petro Zillia look a candy colored poop on a stick by comparison.

So when I learned late last month Rory Beca would be doing another collection for Forever 21 meant to outfit every holiday moment from meeting the parents to New Years party, I was pretty stoked.

But this?

Textured Heart Skirt: $24.80

This right here? This is a damn shame.

Lace-Up Boxy Top: $13.80

This top is relatively inoffensive but what is happening south of the border? Distressed, gold lamé skinny jeans? It looks like what the Tin Man wears when he goes gay clubbing.

Rory Beca Floral Lace Blazer: $27.80

Again, let’s just for a second forget about the broad shouldered, Sunday football linebacker blazer on top and peep what’s occurred around the waist and beyond.

Are these golden nuggets (read: turds) even part of her collection? Sadly, I think they might be, as they are featured in the promo clip for the collab from Forever 21, along with an actually cute little black dress (Rory Beca’s personal favorite) that is nowhere to be found online at Forever21.com.

Maybe they’re planning on putting the rest of the collection up for sale later? If anyone has the inside scoop, email me (racheldkane(at)gmail.com).

Forever 21 (and you too, Rory Beca!), WTF?

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Zooey Deschanel & the Case of Too Much Cute

Everyone seems to be up in arms over Zooey Deschanel right now. Maybe it’s the overload of her kewpie doll cuteness now on full display in “New Girl” that’s brought it about.

Maybe it’s the baby voiced, chunky banged, big eyed wonder she seems to live inside. But whether you want in to her kitten filled world of cotton candy rainbow clouds and farts that smell like fresh blueberry muffins, or you just want to strangle the shit out of her, odds are you probably have an opinion.

As for me, I’m torn. Part of me is insanely jealous of her seemingly innate ability to be approachably beautiful. And yet another part of me feels like gouging my ear drums open with a blunt breadstick when I hear her bored baby talk voice.

But there is ONE thing I DO love about Zooey (with two o’s for EXTRA “awww”)  - here unabashedly out there affinity for all things adorable. Which brings us to today’s special post topic,

“What Would Zooey Wear?”

Brace yourselves.

Floral Bow Ring: $3.80

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Wonderful Wednesday: It’s the Little Things

I’m the kind of gal who obsesses over details, and just like any other borderline debilitating disorder, this has been and remains to be both a gift and a curse. Now, there’s some details I just can’t abide by (rosettes, I’m snarling at you) and you’ve all read me rail against unnecessary ruffles and fringe. But sometimes bad details can make for great style.

Rosette Mesh Dress: $22.80

Get ready to sweat the small stuff.

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Hot Mesh Mess

Until today, I’ve avoided writing much about the half mesh, half solid trend in pants, maxi skirts and dresses this year. I guess I thought it would fix itself or go away on its own, like parking tickets or unidentified  skin rashes (fingers still crossed).  But, alas, upon inspection of Forever 21′s New Arrivals area online, I found more selections in this schizophrenic trend.

Lace Maxi Skirt: $17.80 

Neither sexy nor modest, this hot mess of mesh defies seasons and all fashion logic.

Fishnet Dress: $15.80

Frightening to both fish and man, this dress pulls double duty in the dumpy department.

Lace Maxi Dress: $27.80

This is what Wednesday Adams wore to her Winter formal.

Velvet Burnout Maxi Skirt: $29.80

Just enough leg to be sexy. Just enough fleur de lis to be suspected of traveling to this dimension from an unknown world where  velvet and chiffon peacefully co-exist.

Lace Flare Leggings: $22.80

These bell bottoms are funky. And not in the George Clinton, Atomic Dog, “We Want the Funk, the Whole Funk, Nothin’ But the Funk,” way. More like the “Where in the shit am I going to wear these pants to? A Goth disco party?” way.

Mesh Knit Pants: $17.80

Mesh. Knit. PANTS. Honestly, I mean, the name really does say it all.

Floral Chiffon Pants: $19.80

Chiffon and what look like loose fitting Bermuda shorts underneath. SO turned on right now.

Forever 21, WTF?

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The 5 Things that Ruin an Affordable Find

We’ve all known the pain. The unadulterated let down festival that is seeing an awesome dress, sweater, bottom, top, etc. beckoning to us from the rack. It whispers to you, “Buy me. Buy me and your life will be DOPE.” So you go to it, speed walking across the floor, holding your anticipation in like a person waiting to hear the last matching number of a lotto ticket. Trembling, you reach your goal and gingerly remove the item from the rack only to discover the awful truth. Your dream garment, the article of clothing that was going to change your life, is soiled. SOILED with a deal breaker.

It could be almost anything. The Affordable Find Dealbreaker is completely subjective. It could be rosettes. It could be ruffles, or a hideous print or a minor detail which just completely throws off the entire thing. Whatever it is, it’s a fuck damn bush league cluster eff and it can ruin your whole afternoon.

Here are my personal top 5 deal breakers in affordable fashion finds.

1. Unecessary and Ugly Details

Graphic Crop Top: $9.90

Oh, hey, look. This top looks kind of cool. Just basic, really. Wait a minute … is that …

Yep. Yeah. It’s a giant eagle face. Well, it’s not THAT bad …

Seriously? Seriously crop top? Side boob action? No chance.

2. Too much Skank

Sequins Dress: $20.99

Okay, okay. Little Black Dress. Looks cute enough. Some nice details on it. Let’s just get a better look here…

Holy ovaries, that’s short! If it wasn’t for the tiny shadow and black void of Spanx we could probably get a good eye full of camel toe right now. And that’s when she’s standing still. Imagine teetering around on heels wearing that shirt masquerading as a dress. An innocent walk to the car could turn into a full blown booty show in mere moments.

3. Sneaky Romper

Peacock Feather Romper: $19.80

Ohh! What a sweet little summer dress. I hope they have one left in my size!

WAIT…

WTF IS THIS? SHORTS?!?!?

This is the WORST. Rompers are the ninjas of the fashion world. I’ve gotten INTO the DRESSING room with a romper in my midst and not known it until I was half naked and ready to put the thing on.

4. Pukey Print

Bow Skirt: $15.80

Hmm.. kind of cute. I love pleats. It’s very pretty girl on summer vacay at the cape. But I’ve been burned before. Let’s get in there for a closer look.

Leopard. Print. Bows.

SHIT.

5. RUFFLES

Ruffled Shirt Dress w/ Belt: $24.80

Poseidon’s trident, look at that mess! Ruffle on ruffle action at it’s most natty and hardcore! She looks like Oscar the Grouch’s bottom bitch. I half expect the next product shot to be of her poking her head out of a trash can having a surly interaction with a gigantic yellow bird costume.

Forever 21, You… What Have you DONE?

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Top to Bottom: Wearing a Shirt as a Skirt

Keeping on the cusp of new fashion trends is hard work, if you consider hard work to be window shopping and finding a storage space big enough to house the hundreds of old magazines I refuse to toss out. And trends change so quickly, cycling through the truly innovative and back around to the same old, sometimes it can be hard to keep up with what’s chic and what’s shit.

Now comes a trend that seems to straddle the worlds of retro and ridiculous. BEHOLD – the Shirt as a Skirt silhouette.

The last time I tied a shirt around my waist was probably in the first grade and, not surprisingly, it wasn’t for fashion’s sake. As a special Fantastic Friday treat, J., the beautiful face, closet and mind behind JsEverydayFashion.com, is guest posting on WTForever21 and has braved the waters of this daring trend, going where only people who have accidentally pissed their pants have gone before (and manages to look FABULOUS doing it!)

Here’s J’s take on the look, top to bottom.

“Shit guys I forgot my pants.”

Don’t worry, it happens to me *all* the time. Which is why I was so elated/relieved/excited when I found this new trend on Chictopia. An answer to all of our pesky pants-less conundrums: you can now wear your denim shirt as a skirt! Not only is it so freaking hot right now, but it’s also a fun magic trick that you can use to impress your friends at the next house party. Does it look like I’m sporting a long-sleeve shirt tied around my waist 80′s style? Well, yes, I technically am… I’m just also wearing it instead of pants…

This trend is coming soon to a Forever 21 near you. Will you rock the shirt-as-skirt? Or pass on this denim magic trick?

Check out J’s blog, J’s Everyday Fashion, to see her try out all the latest trends and runway looks for less.

And just in case you wanted to give this a go yourselves, here are the basics, F21 style.

Snap Up Denim Shirt (skirt): $19.80

Extended Basic Tank: $6.80

Forever 21, Fantastic.

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Wonderful Wednesday: Valentine’s Day Edition

Once a week, for but a brief 24 hour period, we press pause on the mini series of hate that is WTForever 21 and give propers to F21 for their thrifty and wonderful selections.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, this Wednesday we’re bringing the sex.

Peep Toe Heels: $22.80

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WTFrilly Skirt Scandal

Once again, Forever 21′s left-over fabric Frankenstein garments make an appearance.

Mixed Patterns Skirt: $19.80

I can see the angry villagers with their pitchforks and fire sticks approaching.

This skirt is taking “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” a little too far.

Let’s see here. Unnecessary lace trim? Check.

Floral prints butted up against polka dots? Check.

Patterns that should never be worn in the same OUTFIT much less be SEWN together on the same skirt? CHECK.

Forever 21, WTF.

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