Monday, July 16, 2012

Confessions of a shorts-aholic

I like Forever 21.  It's got cheap clothes.  It's got trendy clothes.  But best of all, it's got cheap trendy clothes that are sometimes buy one get one free.

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?


12 comments:

  1. I love the yellow shorts, they're sooo cute! And the jumper is absolutely adorable too. Though I understand about the boy not liking it, you just have to throw it on one day when you're going to see him for just a bit, and make sure you just completely doll yourself up, hair, makeup, the works, look adorable! And then he'll only see you for a little bit, see how beautiful you look, and tell you later that he likes it. At least it works for me everytime ;)

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    1. Unfortunately its a long-distance relationship, but I think it would be a great just-off-the-airplane outfit! xD I'm sure the rest of it will work out just like you've imagined, haha. xD

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  2. Wow those mary janes are adorable! I love them, hard to believe they're from F21!

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    1. Sometimes you find these amazing things there, and then there are those visits that make me want to not step into that store ever again (but not really, as I have a bit of a problem...).

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  3. nice selection love the metallic short !

    Kisses

    Hannah

    Elegantesque Blog

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    1. Thanks! Unfortunately (or fortunately? I haven't decided yet...) they're about the same colour as my skin. Apparently I'm bronze-coloured.

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  4. Great post: I like your selection so much!
    What about following each other? Cosa mi metto???

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    1. Thank you! I'll definitely check out your blog!

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  5. Those shoes are so cute!

    BTW, I nominated you for Liebster Blog Award. Please check my blog for more info.

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    1. I am rather enjoying their printed-ness. xD

      Thank you so much! I'll do that as soon as I can find 11 blogs to nominate, heh. xD

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    1. Thank you! Goodness, I need to figure out how to type cute hearts like you! xD

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