I first experienced the miracle of the F21 BOGO sale when I was in Ottawa earlier this year where I made out with three maxi dresses, a top for my mom and two lace cardigans for roughly $30. I then suffered the ill effects of this, during which everything at regular price at Forever 21 seemed much too expensive (quelle horreur!).
The store is once again having a BOGO sale and I saw some things that made me jump to make an online order, which is not something I do very often.
1. Floral print mary janes
It all started with a pair of shoes. I had made a promise to myself to stop buying platform heels, as I have quite a few pairs, and I don't think its a classic look that will stick around long. But then I saw these:
I think the platform offsets the sweetness of floral print mary janes and adds a slight edge. I don't have many printed items of clothing, so I think printed shoes would be a good addition to my closet and work well with all the solids I usually wear. I can definitely see these with a cute dress and some black tights.
2. Polka dot slingbacks
Of course, now I needed to find a second item to get free. I didn't have to look far; there was a pair of polka-dotted slingbacks calling my name. I love polka-dots. A lot. I don't have any polka-dotted shoes. No platforms, not espadrilles. Sold. I have no idea how I'm going to wear them as of yet, but I'll think of something.
I took a look at the other sale items to see if there was anything I really liked that I could add to my cart to make the minimum for free shipping. And of course I found lots.
3. Gold silk scalloped top
I had previously tried this on in-store and loved it! I didn't love the price for a wisp of a top from F21, even though it is silk. But with a discount and BOGO, I picked it up. I tried it on with some high-waisted slouchy trousers and loved the look, so I hope to pair with trousers and tuck for a laissez-faire work look.
4. Abstract print jumpsuit
This was the last thing I added to my cart, as I was waffling between it and a pair of leaf-printed shorts. I've been wanting a jumpsuit for a bit, but have held off because they're super trendy and I didn't want to spend much money on one. Also, the BF vehemently opposed both jumpsuits and rompers, so it's been a battle. But I took the plunge, and we'll see how it goes!
5. Lime tiered shorts
I have a pair of white tiered shorts already and love them and would have worn them into the ground already if I didn't have to go to work everyday and the shorts weren't so short. I've been wanting a neon item lately and I thought this might be a fun pair of shorts that would save my other ones from wearing out too quickly.
6. Gold sequin shorts
I love sequins. I have a problem with shiny things. I also can now probably be considered a shorts-aholic, seeing as I live in a place with maybe two guaranteed weeks of shorts-appropriate weather and approximately four times that many shorts. I feel like these will be fun and less like club-wear than a sequined skirt.
There's the list! My order arrived, but I haven't had the time to try anything on yet. Reviews forthcoming!
How do you feel about shorts?