30 years old and still shopping at Forever 21. I can already picture my 40 year old self writing a similar post 10 years from now…hahaha! I live and I breathe fast fashion. Why spend hundreds on something you wear once when you could spend $30 or $40?! I have no shame – I love shopping at Forever 21 for precisely that reason. But let me let you in on a little secret. Last year I accompanied Nancy of Current Clothing to market in Los Angeles…buyers from “Bloomies” and buyers from Forever 21 “shop” at the same place. I learned that price does not always dictate quality. Your neighborhood boutique may sell a top for $65 when Forever 21 sells the same one for $30. The difference is the mom and pop store buys six while the big box retailer buys THOUSANDS.
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Alright, you already heard my schpiel about two piece sets. But if you’re new to my blog, simply put they’re effortlessly chic! Check out this polka dot skirt and shirt combo. I am not sure what I love more: the print or the ruffle details. This pretty little thing is a standout vacation piece.
Gone are the days of itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikinis…hello sexy one-pieces! I cannot get over this low back ruffle swimsuit! Again, I “retire” bathing suits after my vacation ends. No way am I spending $300 on a designer swimmie when $29 dupes like this are so accessible.
Seasonal shoes – another department where you can save your money by shopping at Forever 21. Shoe styles come and go. Splurge on timeless pieces instead. It’s funny, I have tassel embellished jackets, skirts, rompers, and earrings, but I do not own a pair of tassel sandals. How CUUUUTE are these slides for less than $20?! I dare you to find a less expensive pair!
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