First Forever21 Haul of the Year

Happy New Year – hope you had a fun-filled Holiday season! We definitely had a lot of family time and rest over the holidays – unfortunately it was because we were all struck by a family-wide virus! Thankfully we’re all on the mend now – although my daughter and I are still on antibiotics.

Forever21 Draped Surplice Blouse (CAD link)

I might have done some online shopping from the sickbed – I’ve been loving these Forever 21 wrap shirtsand I now own three! But they’re less than $20, made of great material and are easy to wash & wear – so they’re definitely worth getting multiples of!

Forever21 Draped Surplice Blouse (CAD link) / Bag

I got the black and taupe blouses in small, but the cream was sold out so I purchased it in medium. Although it’s slightly looser, I like the extra length!

Forever21 Layered Panel Chiffon Blouse (CAD link)

I tend to wear a lot of white and cream colors – but I also love vibrant colors too – like this hot pink chiffon blouse.

Forever21 Essential Pleated Top (CAD link)

And this radiant orchid top – I’ve been looking for a blouse in this shade for at least a year!

Forever21 Hooded Toggle Coat (CAD link)

I also ordered this camel coat – it’s the perfect color but I’m not sure if it’s a keeper – I wish the material was a bit thicker and warmer.

Apricot Long Sleeve Metallic Yoke Pockets Coat (size: small)

This jacket also arrived in the mail – it was sent to me by Sheinside. I’m completely in love with it – it’s everything I wanted the Uniqueen Malang Jacket to be: it can be fastened up the front, it’s tailored but the lining is not too thick (or hot) – plus the shoulder fit and the sleeve width are perfect!

Wow – it felt good to get this post written out – I’ve missed blogging over the past couple of weeks, and I can’t wait to get all caught up! Also, stay tuned for a VERY exciting blog giveaway coming up soon (hint – it’s an amazing smartphone!!!)

Have you made any clothing purchases recently? Which of these pieces is your favorite?

Disclaimer: I purchased the Forever21 items myself. The Sheinside jacket was sent to me by the company.

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express. 


    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 12, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      Thanks – I'm loving the current selection of f21 blouses!

  1. Mary Byrd
    January 9, 2015 / 4:53 am

    what a cute tops. I love that wrap style I may have to invest in a few also! Great finds Mary

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 12, 2015 / 3:24 pm

      Thanks Mary – I think they're great classics bc they work well with jeans & skirts!

  2. Renny R
    January 9, 2015 / 5:23 am

    You got the prettiest colored tops and the cutest wrap blouse. I want to get some of these clothes too. Thanks for sharing.XxxxSincerely Renny

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 13, 2015 / 3:33 am

      Thanks Renny! Hope you're able to get them too 🙂

  3. Jenn
    January 9, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    All of these are amazingly cute! I need that wrap top for sure!!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 13, 2015 / 3:34 am

      Thanks Jenn – I'm trying not to buy any multiples but the wrap top is such a great classic at a great price too!

  4. Daily Express
    January 9, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Those draped blouses are sooo pretty! I probably always say this but you have a great eye for finding things in F21. Soooo sorry your family was sick over the holidays. What a horrible way to spend it! Glad to have you back to blogging though! I've missed you and your outfits :)Gina – On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 13, 2015 / 3:35 am

      Thanks Gina – it feels so good to get back into blogging – I think this was my longest break since I started writing!

  5. Lindy May
    January 9, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    You look gorgeous as always! Live the drape tops and that last jacket.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 13, 2015 / 3:36 am

      Thanks Mindy – those are my favourite too – and I think I'll always love them because they're so classic:-)

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 13, 2015 / 3:37 am

      OMG my phone auto corrected your name Lindy – sorry <3

  6. Christie Geiger
    January 10, 2015 / 5:33 pm

    Beautiful new clothes! I love the two coats and the plaid scarf.ChristieThe Closet by

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 13, 2015 / 3:39 am

      Thanks Christie, I've worn this scarf nearly every day – it's so warm and I love the colors 🙂

  7. Julie
    January 12, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Those are some great tops! I haven't been to the Forever 21 near me in so long! I've been stuck in Express mode, but I REALLY love these tops! That bright pink one looks great on you. I also love the toggle coat, but it's a huge bummer that it's so thin. I hate that!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 13, 2015 / 3:55 am

      Hi Julie! Yes, I'm definitely not a fan of thin/soft winter coats – they start looking shabby really quickly. H&M had similarly priced coats but made of a much warmer material – I may check them out instead!

  8. Nicole Layne
    January 12, 2015 / 11:28 pm

    I really like these tops, especially the hot pink one! That jacket is also so cute. I've wanted to try Sheinside for a while since I'm seeing so many great items from them. I'm always a little hesitant but I will have to take the plunge!NicoleNicole to the Nines

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 13, 2015 / 4:03 am

      Hi Nicole! I've seen a lot of ZARA-type of items at Sheiside, and the prices seem very reasonable! But I understand your hesitation – it can be tricky ordering internationally with regards to shipping times, sizing issues and returns. That's why I was so excited that the jacket fit me perfectly 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 13, 2015 / 4:04 am

      Thanks Aleczandra – I really love the shade of beige/camel – I really hope I can find a similar coat made of thicker material!

    January 13, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    You make F21 stuff looks so good. I am always afraid to shop there because I never knew what to expect. Love those 2 tops on you.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 13, 2015 / 1:57 pm

      Thanks Sydney – it's definitely hit and miss with F21, but I find that their polyester/chiffon tops are good quality and last forever, while their Jersey/t-shirt type tops often disintegrate over time – same thing with H&M too 🙂

  10. Christina Sweet Haute
    January 14, 2015 / 4:17 am

    Those coats and boots really look great! and a cozy scarf, yes:) Hey also I wanted to invite you to a new link up for friday, Fashion Caché Friday @SweetHaute. Hope to see you there:)~Be SweetChristina

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 14, 2015 / 10:30 pm

      Thanks for the invite – will definitely check it out!

  11. Heather
    January 14, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    Great picks! I love those drapey tops.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 14, 2015 / 10:30 pm

      Thanks Heather, they're my favourite <3

  12. Beautygirl24
    January 14, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    How did I miss this post?! You are looking gorgeous zeba (as usual though). I sound like a broken record! I love the draped blouses. They are elegant and chic but look comfortable too. How is the arm room? I have chubby arms so even though I wear a small, I usually have to size up because of the arms being too tight! I might order one in medium

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 14, 2015 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks sweetie <3 The arm room is great – comparable to my LOFT tops if that is any help? My H&M wrap top on the other hand was – more expensive, thinner material, double the price & tight sleeves. The quality of these are so much better and they're half the price – definitely stock up if you can find it!

  13. Lilly Style
    January 20, 2015 / 3:16 am

    Love the draped blouse! All of the pieces you got are so timeless. I might have to stop by F21 tomorrow to check if they have any left. My local F21 is so packed with stuff that half of the time I just can't wait to get out of there…so poorly organized.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 20, 2015 / 4:07 am

      I know that you mean – if I LOVE something, I usually end up ordering it online because I'm more likely to find it there than in store! But I do like visiting the store occasionally – especially when I'm checking out their bags and shoes!

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