going into forever 21 is not as common for me as it is for most bloggers out there. i don't know if the quality of selection is really that different in canada compared to the states but i tend to find their stuff poorly made and cheap looking. when my aunt was visiting we went in and i was surprised to find this adorable summer weight plaid dress. i love that the waist had some definition and was not completely empire. i loved the gathered pockets and the hook and eye detail. most of all i loved the fabric and it seemed well put together. i wore it here with my moccs and my madewell cardi that i folded under to create a cropped sweater as i felt it accentuated the dress' waist more. after working all night in the humidity all i wanted to do was take it off but i couldn't (sometimes i hate work rules). i added a long strap to my mulberry brooke, a la alexa chung and her roxanne, and now it is so wearable. i've always loved the bag but after extended carrying the chain strap can be uncomfortable on your shoulder. this remedies the situation and makes the bag more casual for everyday wear. i also wore my elephant yesterday and i find people love him. they always ask where to buy my elephant necklaces and i wonder if it's the exotic or the childlike connotations that appeal to people. this guy is solid metal so he's very heavy but he looks great. well, i've got to head to ikea before kevin gets home so i'm off, happy weekend.