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[ :: Striped dress c/o Wet Seal (available here) :: Forever 21+ moto jacket (similar) :: Torrid tights (here) :: ]
[ :: Mossimo clutch (wristlet version hereclutch here) :: F21+ belt & heels (similar) :: ]
[ :: Torrid ring (here) :: F21 silver necklace (thanks Van! :D) :: DIY chain necklace :: ]




[ :: Striped dress c/o Wet Seal (available here) :: Forever 21+ moto jacket (similar) :: Torrid tights (here) :: ]
[ :: Mossimo clutch (wristlet version hereclutch here) :: F21+ belt & heels (similar) :: ]
[ :: Torrid ring (here) :: F21 silver necklace (thanks Van! :D) :: DIY chain necklace :: ]

Be totally honest. When you think of Wet Seal, what comes to mind? For me, it brings me back to my middle school days of flared jeans and 4-inch foamy platform sandals. I'd ditch class (sorry mom & dad), plaster my walls with posters, and have deep intellectual conversations about who was better--Backstreet Boys or 'N Sync.

All kidding aside, Wet Seal has come a long way since then. Sure, they still have your usual junior plus items, but they also have some awesome gems like this dress, which I am in absolute LOVE with. The wavy striped print is so modern but feels a little Japanese print-inspired, and the fit is comfy perfection. Can't wait to wear it bare-legged in the summer! 

What do you guys think of Wet Seal's new plus size offerings? I'm pretty psyched to have a new (old?) place to shop! :D

36 comments:

  1. Wet Seal is perhaps one of my favorite companies as far as Juniors fashion is concerned. They make very cute fashions for girls. The 80s-born, 90s child in me would rather appreciate flared jeans and platforms MUCH more than almost anything overkilled '80s. As for this outfit, I adore your sweet style here, Allison. Top to bottom loveliness with some nice accessories and a lovely pair of mary jane pumps. Très chic!

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks John! :D There will always be a special place in my heart for platforms and flared jeans! :P

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  2. I was just thinking the same thing when I saw Wet Seal in your post! Oh, the good old days when we were young and didn't have any real world things to care about, haha. But I realized Wet Seal has raised it's price since the middle school days and wonder if middle schoolers these days are just getting a bigger allowance!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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    1. Hahaha totally! I miss having an allowance....lol! Those were the days! :P

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  3. To be honest, I have not been to Wet Seal since HIgh School. I had no idea that they amped up their clothing. I may have to check it out again :) You look beautiful, by the way. I love the way you did you hair.

    xoxo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Azu! This dress was my first foray into wet seal items in a long time, too! :) Hope you're able to find some cute items if you go!

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  4. Love, love, LOVE! I literally squeaked with excitement when I saw this post. You look amazing...now I'm even more excited b/c I'm expecting that dress in the mail soon. :)

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    1. Haha awesome! So glad you like, bb! <3 xx

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  5. cute dress and i love those heels!

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    1. Thanks! :D Never going to get rid of theseeee.

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  6. Shoes!!!!!!
    *Besos*
    http://www.cmichellstyles.com

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  7. Wet Seal makes me think of middle and high school too! LOL. I haven't checked their plus size section but I will be! love your clutch and shoes.

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thanks Whitney! Glad we're on the same page about middle school and high school. LOL.

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  8. That dress is stunning! and I love the way you styled it ;D have fun shopping at your new (old) place :p

    xx

    liquoriceandpumps.blogspot.com

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  9. That dress is stunning! and I love the way you styled it ;D have fun shopping at your new (old) place :p

    xx

    liquoriceandpumps.blogspot.com

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  10. I was totally pleasantly suprised by their new line. I'm also excited to see more choices for today's juniors to make shopping a little easier.

    Yvette

    http://fashionandhistrionics.blogspot.com/

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    1. Right?? I just remember hating how few options I had when I was younger. Love that this is available now! :)

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  11. I didn't know Wet Seal had a plus size? Do they offer plus in-store on just online? Also what size dress did you get ant to know if their sizing is true to fit.
    thanks!
    -Samantha
    www.portlandpalate.com

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    1. I'm not sure if they're available in stores, but they've got a great selection online. :) I got the dress in a 3X (same size I order at F21), and it was a nice, comfortable, loose fit. :) Hope that helps!! xx

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  12. Love this outfit! I've been obsessed with finding a black and white dress since Monif C launched their new range. Gorgeous...
    Elle (www.theellecurve.com)

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    1. Ah Monif's new line is AMAZINGGGG. This dress might not do it for you since it's actually a beigey background with navy stripes!

      Thanks for commenting! xx :)

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  13. You look amazing and I am loving your dress. Great outfit and it is very inspirational too ;) xoxoxox

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  14. Wow I can't believe that dress is from Wet Seal! I haven't shopped there since middle school... Maybe I will have to pop in next time I'm at the mall :)

    http://southernhippie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha that's exactly how I felt when I opened the package! So happy with the dress! :D

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  15. Love the dress. I love that you wear a lot of clutches. I am a big bag girl but love the little clutches xx

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    1. Oh I'm totally a big bag girl for everyday stuff! I carry EVERYTHING with me, but love the idea of downsizing into small clutches for short trips out. hehe :D

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  16. Love the dress and how you styled it! Totally agree it looks like a modern take on a Japanese print. I'm totally bummed that the dress is now out of stock.

    I didn't even know that Wet Seal was still around! Remember Contempo Casuals? Ah, memories...

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