Two weeks ago (seems literally eons from this side of the timeline), I woke up to a lovely package from Forever21. I was amazed at how much they could pack into that tiny envelope but not so thrilled when I opened it up. The Twelve by Twelve Scallop Hem Shorts I've been dying to get turned out to have very slight scallop detail and the belt was packaged so poorly that 2 crystals went flinging off as I unwrapped the plastic. For $26.00 USD, these shorts were flimsier than some things I've gotten for $5. The material is paper thin but not see-through, but from the back I look like I totally have no butt. This is the miracle flatten-outer. Can you say, grandma tush? When I sit down, the crotch area puffs up in such an unsightly manner, it really does look like I'm wearing granny diapers underneath or something.
Some of the good: I like the grey colour, the crystal belt loop is so pretty albeit flimsy. I love that the belt is very fitting too and makes this Small fit like an XS. The pockets are pretty deep and are linked with silky materal. These pros aren't enough to make me keep this pair though. I was really looking forward to a pair of high-waisted scallop hem shorts, pretty much since spring. I thought that these were an accessible cheap alternative to some of the UO and YesStyle ones I've seen, but I guess you get what you pay for. Not tucked in, these look like normal shorts with a long shirt over them. The belt detail is too pretty to pass up and since it's high-waisted, I would wear them with shirt tucked in.
I was always hesitant to order anything from Twelve by Twelve because their clothes don't make sense and it looks like they took all the worst trends from the past century and mashed them into one clothing line. I see ruffles and pearls were they don't go, and colours that remind me of the condiments aisle - dijon mustard, bad ketchup, etc. Their promo pictures are very bold and high-fashion, which I like, but their clothes simply aren't wearable on a daily basis. This will probably be my only attempt at purchasing from this Forever 21 line again.
I returned these at a local store (too lazy/cheap to mail back to LA) for store credit and hauled some major AMAZINGNESS in Escondido's new ginormous Forever 21. It is seriously the size of 10 normal ones - I could do nothing but stare and say "omg there's so much stuff!" as I turned every corner. I wish Forever 21 would make some normal scallop hem shorts in pastels. I would throw my wallet at them if they did. Is it bad that I took outfit pictures in these? I have to show you the fit, don't I? ; )
Today's outfit was inspired by the Nerdy Chic trend going on. I sported my glasses and these granny shorts and jumped around like a crazy person outside. More cars slowing down and little kids pointing at me. Whatever. It makes me feel like a neighborhood celeb. Hah I wish : )
Also, according to my poll (woot woot 55%), the majority of my readers like seeing everything at once! Personally I prefer this as well because I'm too lazy to click a simple link hahaha. I will turn back all my shortened posts into my original picspam glory. Thank you for voting!
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