After I saw DJ Khaled’s new music video for “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, I could not get Rihanna’s red, cropped, off-the-shoulder blouse out of my mind! So, naturally, I ran to Forever 21, H&M, TJ Maxx, and Marshals to try and find a similar top. To no avail, I started to panic. I HAD TO HAVE THE RED BLOUSE! Then, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted this bright red top shoved into the size small section on a rack at TJ Maxx. How crazy would it be if the one piece of red clothing in this whole store was my size and it somehow got misplaced in the small section? “No way,” I thought to myself. But, I grabbed the top with my eyes closed and counted to myself “1, 2, 3…..” (GUYS IT IS REALLY NOT THAT SERIOUS, BUT ALSO IT IS.) I opened my eyes, and sure enough the tag on the top said “XL.” I’m pretty sure I let out a little scream.
Sure, the blouse I am wearing in this outfit is far from the one Rihanna was wearing, but it’s off-the-shoulder and red, and I had nothing like it in my closet. As soon as I slipped the blouse on, I knew I had to have it. Since I did find this blouse at TJ Maxx, I don’t have a link to the exact one, but I will include multiple options below in the shop widget, and here is the closet replica: Off-The-Shoulder-Top With Fluted Sleeves.
I didn’t have a groovy pair of pants to complete Rihanna’s exact look, but I styled the blouse with some gray, acid-wash shorts that I bought at Forever 21 Plus three years ago and a pair of lace-up block heels. I wore this ensemble out to lunch, and I was definitely feeling sexy and sassy!