... at Forever 21! It's a little game I like to play. Since I found out that Emma's lovely Eiffel tower cardi and silhouette sweater came from there I've been wondering could I pick an affordable top with a quirky print that Lou Eyrich will have Emma wear? This is just a game - I can't go into a Forever 21 and buy anything, I haven't ever been in one of their stores. But as Sue Sylvester said to Emma while watching the fundraising carwash in Acafellas 'You know the way you use your mental illness to help these kids is really inspiring.' And in that same spirit I feel that if my obsession with searching for Emma-worthy clothes can help even one person bring more Emma Pillsbury goodness into their closet and their life, then it will all be worth it.
Now don't get too excited because I haven't found any more quirky prints since the eyeglasses sweater that I used in my wwepw idol audition set. So I don't know that I'm going to come up with any winners for this season. It may just be that I haven't been playing long enough - my only excuse that Glee didn't start in the UK till January 2010 and we always stayed a little behind. And I'm not really sure what the timescales are for planning the costumes for the show but nevermind I live in hope and it's still a fun game to play.
So where was I? Oh yes no quirky prints but there are some very pretty Emma-esque tops on sale right now nevertheless.
We have dots, florals, corsages and ruffles aplenty. I really like all of these and think Emma would wear any of them. And there are lots more ruffled tops - you know for people like me who probably can't afford to buy their basics at J. Crew! These look really pretty though so what does it matter?
I had to include the satin big bow top because it's totally Emma-worthy and yet more wearable than the IYB because of the colour. I think almost all these tops would work well paired with a pencil skirt a la Emma, a mini to work the Pillsbury-Berry combo or even jeans of all things!!! However you wear these tops they will bring more Pillsbury style to the world, and that can only be a good thing!
And because I just couldn't resist checking out the accessories too, here are some of my top picks.
The bee earrings are a complete bargain at $1.50 and perhaps my favourite find. I was so delighted to see such bee-autiful earrings, my only sadness is that I can't buy them! I also adore the flower cluster ring with a ladybug perched on it! I love ladybugs and, oh yes, Emma does too! All the owl accessories are perfect for fall and they have the biggest selection I've ever seen in one store. I couldn't even include half of them so I just picked some of my favourites. The statement necklaces are great for adding to a simple top to transform an outfit to Emma-worthy in an instant! Bows need no explanation! More bows are better and bow jewellery is a great way to get more into your outfit! And bambi and bunnies - well they just help to make your outfit totally adorable! Who doesn't love bunnies?