I stopped by Forever 21 the other day to try find an outfit for an upcoming family party. Although there were some lovely cheap and cheerful clothes – I didn’t find anything suitable for the party. That doesn’t mean I came away empty handed though!
I decided I needed the Valentino Rockstud-alike flats after all:
|Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats|
And of course I had to pick up a necklace too – apparently elephants symbolize protection and good luck!
|Forever 21 Elephant Charm Necklace|
I tried on a couple of shirts – I find it hard ordering clothes from the F21 website as the selection is TOO LARGE (very intimidating!) and the items look quite different in person (in terms of fit, quality and material). Here are my thoughts on the clothes I tried on:
|Forever 21 Tie-Front Georgette Top|
PURCHASED. I liked the nautical vibe and feminine bow detail. The material seems more sheer and wrinkle-prone in person, but still good quality for the price.
|Forever 21 Chest Pocket Gingham Shirt|
PURCHASED. Fit isn’t the best – it’s slightly boxy – but I love the color – and can see myself wearing it a lot in the summer.
DIDN’T BUY. I liked the vibrant color, ruffled shoulder and long sleeves, but was put off by the scalloped hem – not a flattering shape at all!
|Forever 21 Star Print Peplum Top|
DIDN’T BUY. I really liked the material and pattern of this shirt, but the fit was very strange. I don’t think I have a long torso, but this sat surprisingly high on my waist. I don’t think the peplum flare worked with my figure as it over-emphasized my hips.
|Top: Gift, Jeans: Garage, Sandals: Coach, Bag: Coach|
Here’s the outfit I wore out – I’ve been wearing my Coach Bow sandals non-stop since I bought them. I’m SO glad I purchased the navy Tanner tote – it works really well with any denim outfit.
While I was checking out the necklace section in Forever 21, I noticed somebody who looked familiar – lovely eyes, Damier Ebene LV & strolling with an adorable newborn. Before I knew it, I was going up to her and asking her: “Are you Mehreen?” (from the monthly must-reads group)… And it was! Even though we’ve chatted on email and both live in the GTA, what are the chances we’d run into each other so randomly? It was surreal but a WONDERFUL surprise – especially because we already knew so much about each other from our blogs!
Have you ever had an unexpected “real-life” meeting with someone you knew “online”?