Forever 21 Haul: Statement Necklaces & Quilted Bag

I love buying statement necklaces from Forever 21 – they’re trendy, unique and well-made. None of mine have broken so far (knock wood) and they’ve all cost less than $20 CAD each!

Up until now, I’d been ordering necklaces online – this was risky because they’re final sale – and the website photos are not always accurate. I once ordered what I thought was a delicate leaf necklace – only to end up with a HUGE medallion type chain (think Mr T)! So I was VERY excited when Forever 21 opened up at a nearby mall (Sherway Gardens). Although there are less options in store than online, you can actually see what you’re buying!

Here’s what I got:

Forever 21 Rhinestoned Chain Necklace Forever 21 Circle Bib Necklace
Top: F21 Rhinestoned Chain Necklace Bottom:  F21 Circle Bib Necklace

The rhinestone necklace reminds me of the crystal ones from J.Crew. I adore the silver and mint bib necklace – it will look gorgeous both with winter greys and summer whites.

Top: F21 Rhinestoned Beaded Necklace, Bottom: F21 Pearlescent Bib Necklace

This post on PhiPhi’s blog highlighted the versatility of this black & white pearl strand as a layering piece. And the messy pearl cluster was just SO HUGE and dramatic – as a pearl-lover I HAD to have it.

Quilted Bucket Bag in Taupe by Forever 21
F21 Quilted Bucket Bag in Taupe

I also picked up this taupe crossbody bag while at the store (can you tell that I’m a little obsessed with taupe accessories?).  I needed a cross-body bag for the weekend with enough room for my continental wallet. In the website photo it looks a little cheap & shiny – but it is really nice in person. Here’s a picture to show how roomy it is:

I’m SO happy to have a Forever 21 store near me now! Here’s what I’ll be looking out for on my next visit:

L: Rhinestoned Chunky Chain Necklace, R: Opaque Rhinestone Necklace
L: Pearlescent Bead & Spike Necklace; R: Spiked Chain Link Necklace in Rose Gold

I’ll leave you with my OOTD:

Bitter Chocolate Hunter Boots

 Sweater: Old Navy

Necklace:  Ily Couture (similar for $38)

Shirt & Jeans: Garage

Boots: Hunter

Have you had good luck shopping at Forever21? Don’t you wish they’d improve their online photos?


  1. pretty little things
    January 17, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    that is such a cute bag and I love your outfit too! xo

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 18, 2013 / 4:25 am

      Thanks – I love the bag! Taupe AND quilted – irresistible combo LOL!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 18, 2013 / 4:25 am

      Thanks – I've been admiring the j.crew crystal necklace – so excited to find something similar at such a bargain price!

  2. Mehreen
    January 17, 2013 / 3:52 pm

    ahh love that peal big necklace. i actually went to F21 at sherway last week looking for it after i saw Michele21 video about it but couldnt find it:( Will check again. Generally im a bit boaring with my jewlery….but i think it's time i spice things up! lol

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 18, 2013 / 4:26 am

      They did have the pearl necklace online on the Canadian site but I can't find it anymore – I think it's out of stock 🙁 I looked up the Michele218 video – didn't even know that necklace was so popular!

  3. Megan Maddison
    January 17, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    I'm obsessed with F21 statement jewelry. You just can't go wrong with the prices and the quality is pretty good too. We just had one open up near us too so I've been paying visits quite frequently. I may have to look for that mint

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 18, 2013 / 4:27 am

      The mint one is definitely worth getting – I had been eyeing it online but thought it might look silly – but it was so pretty in person :-0

  4. alison*elle
    January 17, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    You got some cute accessories, Ella! I am loving all of those necklaces!xo, alison*elle

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 18, 2013 / 4:27 am

      Thanks Alison – I feel like I got some very wearable pieces…and now I have to stop buying SO many necklaces…seriously!

  5. Anonymous
    January 17, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    I also LOVE getting my statement necklaces from F21- such beautiful pieces with a great price. Love the circle turquoise bib you got…I will have to keep my eye out for that one :)

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 18, 2013 / 4:28 am

      The prices are really amazing for the quality! Hope you find the turquoise bib necklace – then we can be necklace twins 🙂

  6. Beautygirl24
    January 17, 2013 / 5:43 pm

    So cute! I am expecting the pearlescent bib necklace in the mail as we speak! Great minds as the saying goes…:)

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 18, 2013 / 4:30 am

      Yay – so glad you're getting it too! I think we should plan an outfit where we wear all the identical items we own LOL – it would be too funny! So far I think we have the fur vest & necklace…

  7. Shadowy Lady
    January 18, 2013 / 12:45 am

    I love then necklaces you picked up! And nothing wrong with taupe accessories. Taupe is the best neutral!The F21 in Ottawa blows! There's no elevator there so I have to go around the mall to get to the second floor coz I can't take stroller on the escalator!!! Ughhhh sorry random rant!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 18, 2013 / 4:33 am

      I feel your frustration! I ended up doing most of my shopping online when my twins were babies – they HATED sitting in their strollers…and I could not carry them and shop at the same time LOL!

  8. Pink Chai Raj
    January 18, 2013 / 4:17 am

    I love shopping for jewellery at Forever 21 – it's always trendy and such a good deal. I take my daughter every few months and we make a day of it. She loves looking at all the pretty options!RajPink Chai Style

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 18, 2013 / 4:34 am

      There really is so much good stuff at F21 – definitely worth taking the time to look through all the options!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 20, 2013 / 3:07 am

      Thanks Sofia, I will!

  9. Lisa - respect the shoes
    January 19, 2013 / 3:44 am

    The minty bib necklace is really pretty – I need to go check that out!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 20, 2013 / 3:08 am

      It's even prettier in person – love the mint & silver combination 🙂

  10. Franziska
    January 19, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    I got the pearl bib necklace last fall and love it! I did cut off the little wire hanging things but it was an easy fix for such a cute necklace!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 20, 2013 / 3:14 am

      Ooh – I can see how cutting of the little chains would give the necklace a more elegant look – what a great idea! I must admit I like the 'messy' look of mine for now – good to know for the future though 🙂

  11. phiphis blog
    January 19, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    oh i love each piece you got!! thank you so much for the link!! xox P

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 20, 2013 / 3:15 am

      Thanks Phiphi – I really loved your post on the necklaces you travel with!

  12. bettina
    January 20, 2013 / 1:24 am

    Gorgeous! Love the bold gingham & white paired with a soft colored bag. You look flawless as always… just stunning 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 20, 2013 / 3:16 am

      You're so sweet Bettina!!! I love visiting your blog – you have the BEST investment pieces (bags, trench coat etc) – so much eye candy 🙂

    • bettina
      January 21, 2013 / 1:23 am

      I feel the same way about your blog! Every time I see one of your outfits I'm like… ah, so gorgeous!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 21, 2013 / 2:12 am


    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 21, 2013 / 2:12 am

      Thanks Paulina!

  13. Cece Crawford
    January 23, 2013 / 2:49 am

    Do you wear rain boots for the look/fashion or only when it rains? It's probably a stupid question but had to ask and always wonder!!Thanks!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 23, 2013 / 3:00 am

      Ha ha – good question! I usually wear them in cold & wet weather…I've just ordered some fleece inserts for them so they'll work as snow boots too. They're quite comfortable & keep my feet really warm (PLUS they're easy to slip on and off). But to answer your question – no, I don't ONLY wear them when it rains 😉

  14. radmila
    January 23, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    Love the style….. I realy like ur blog too…. maybe we can follow eachother? :D wishes :D:D:D

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 1, 2013 / 4:34 am

      Thanks – I'll definitely check your blog out.

  15. Jennifer from Spiced Beauty
    January 30, 2013 / 12:30 am

    Love <3

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 1, 2013 / 4:35 am

      Thanks Jennifer 🙂

  16. Lilly
    February 1, 2013 / 12:29 am

    Our F21 doesn't have the best selection but once in a while I'll find something I like. Love your picks. I actually bough the circle bib necklace in coral 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 1, 2013 / 4:35 am

      Oooh – turquoise and coral are my favorite colors for necklaces…I didn't see the coral one at my F21 – can't wait to see what yours looks like!

  17. aka Bailey
    February 4, 2013 / 12:18 am

    I love Forever21 hauls 🙂 Adorable outfit – I love that checked shirt you've got on under your sweater!xoxBailey

  18. Kristen
    February 4, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    dang! you got some gems! i've been duped too w their website! it's so frustrating, but i do love their jewelry section. also such great finds for a good price there

  19. graciemo
    March 21, 2013 / 5:20 pm

    What color are your boots?

  20. graciemo
    March 21, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    What color are your hunter boots? ARe they black or the bitter chocolate? Thanks!

  21. Ella Pretty Blog
    March 21, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    They are bitter chocolate – they are very dark and almost look black in some pics 🙂

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