Tuesday, November 30, 2010

F21 Cyber Monday Finds

It's been a while since I seriously considered shopping at Forever 21 simply because I was tired of pieces falling apart or online products looking very different when I opened the package and their picky exchange-only policy. I opted for H&M and their comparable prices and sturdier, more modest and work-appropriate pieces.

However, with today's Cyber Monday deal of free shipping, no minimum (code: CYBERMONDAY10), I gave them another try. After all, I hadn't gone shopping all weekend or braved any Black Friday sales. After a lot of indecisiveness and hesitation about dumping more money into pieces I won't like or can't return, I came up with these 4 items:

Things I searched and have been craving: scallop, leather skirt, cozy, chunky, camel, sheer, longline, maxi, tribal, sweaters, tights, mustard, size 5 shoes, one shoulder, wedges, peacock, panda, french, seagull, sailor, military, skirt, jumpsuit, romper, zipper front, poncho, cape, bodycon

All photos courtesy of Forever21.com

1) Harem Trouser Pants $17.80 in X-Small: I finally gave in to the harem pants trend. At least this one doesn't look like loungewear. I hope it will be a chic alternative to skinny jeans
 2) Minnie's Bow Thigh High Socks $4.80: Saw these on the model for the promo shoot and loved them. I'd wear them with chunky Mary Janes or flats or oxfords. It's a touch of Minnie without being too much. I have a Disney outfit prepared soon too : )
3) Solid Opaque Tights in Mustard $6.80: I wanted thicker leggings instead of paper thin tights for winter. Plus, this is a nice bright autumn colour to keep me toasty under my shorts and skirts. 
4) Acorn Cosmetic Sponge $1.80: I doubt this will rival Sonia Kashuk's but it's worth a try. 
Other things I found but passed:

Leopard Pencil Skirt $26.00: Supposed to be knee length on a tall model, so probably near a maxi for me. I want to try this on because I fell in like with it the moment I saw it.
 Casual Knit Poncho $22.80: Love how drapy this is and the hood but don't know about the quality. It looks very cheap or American Apparel-esque. 

Longline Sateen Trumpet Skirt in Olive $19.80: I'm afraid it will be way too long on me but I've started to like the pencil maxi look
Colorblock Striped Cardigan $19.80: I saw this on a girl inside San Diego's huge F21 earlier this summer and she looked so darn chic. I like this cardigan because it reminds me of an abstract painting and an episode of Arthur the Aardvark. 

Sleeveless Cable Cardigan in Taupe, sale price $18.90: I just love how this looks on the model. I don't know how I would wear it but she paired it perfectly with a boho maxi skirt and tossed in a bit of country too.
Fair Isle Cardigan $34.80 in Light Brown/Cream: I like this colour and print. Been obsessing over winter knits like this
Oversize Belted Cardigan $32.80: Nice and cozy but too expensive.
Satiny Draped Jumper $27.80: I love how fall jumpsuits look on tall people but I don't think this is a thing for petites
Classic Skinny Tab Jean, sale price $8: I wanted to find a pair of jeans to rip up but unfortunately this colour sold out in my size
Woolen Collar Heeled Boots in Camel $35.80: Suzy got these in a darker brown colour at Ross but I couldn't find any in my size or size 6 at my store boo. These are too big and look dangerous xD
Chic Leatherette Stilletos in Tan (looks more like mustard) $15.50: They had size 5's but now it seemed to have disappeared. Grey also looked good but I figure these 4.5 inchers are not going to be worth the price.

Glamourous Necklace $9.80: I love the look of big chunky jewels but for the price, I'm hesitant to get something that might break the first wear. 
Dotted Bow Sheer Tights $5.80: These are adorable but they look fragile. I haven't had good luck with F21 tights yet.
 Mood Lipstick in Blue, Green, Orange $2.80: These are supposed to turn into wearable colours like bright fuchsia and coral. I don't think I want to risk it.

There's a few hours left to shop, so if you want to pick up any accessories but normally want to avoid spending the $75 minimum (now $50 I think), here's your chance!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!


Anonymous November 30, 2010 at 12:14 AM   said...

The knit sweaters look so cozy! I love harem pants. Great purchases, Angie! : )

xx The Little Dust Princess

Yomi Uba November 30, 2010 at 1:32 AM   said...

The mood lipsticks look fun.

StuddedLilly November 30, 2010 at 2:20 AM   said...

to be honest, this year is my first time "attempting" to shop cyber monday but FAILED..maybe because i already went shopping on black friday? haha
but cute F21 finds! let us know how you like them!

Dodo November 30, 2010 at 10:10 AM   said...

I like the pants you bought, I hope they're reasonable quality and fit well :) Oh and I'm a new follower from now on :)

noone November 30, 2010 at 10:34 AM   said...

I totally missed it yesterday cuz I bought a pair of jeans from Haute Look! I love the christmas sweaters you picked out in this post, I've been looking for something like that!

Unknown November 30, 2010 at 12:32 PM   said...

Thanks for the post! I can't wait to see the pants on you! Those Cole Haan Booties are so cute!

PinkOrchids November 30, 2010 at 3:18 PM   said...

The black jumpsuit is so nice! xX

~KawaiiParadise~ November 30, 2010 at 10:49 PM   said...

ooh great find. I love the cardigan. And omg! great giveaway ^^
~XOXO CHarlotte

Unknown December 1, 2010 at 1:40 AM   said...

Wow, great haul. But it is always more fun to see you modelling them since your poses are so cool. :-)

PetiteXXS December 1, 2010 at 5:40 AM   said...

That colorblock cardigan is so unique! Hope the haul turns out well, can't wait to see! :)

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Unknown December 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM   said...

Ah I feel the same way about F21 sometimes; half the stuff I order never looks as good as the online photos. It's a great store to shop for trendy pieces that you probably won't wear again though haha. I'm really liking the leopard print skirt, but you're right, it would probably be too long on more petite girls :(

Hana Tralala December 2, 2010 at 10:37 AM   said...

the colourblock cardigan is waaay the coolest thing ever! thanks for inspiration :)

beneath the glass December 2, 2010 at 1:16 PM   said...

looooved this post! took me back to my days working there :)

those black and red socks are so cute, and of course you know i'd like the leopard skirt, lol. you're right about the pencil maxi skirt, i saw it in person and it was way long. the poncho is cute (kinda looks like the A. Wang one w/o the pocket) and it's funny because I eyed the colorblock cardigan the whole time i was working there and didn't get it :D

and i'm still keeping an eye out for your shoes!

Beneaththe Glass

Oreleona December 4, 2010 at 1:17 PM   said...

omg i love the sweaters and the jumpsuits!!! mahhnn why does f21 always have good sales when i'm broke (wahhhhhh :()

Anonymous December 5, 2010 at 12:45 AM   said...

my fave is definitely the Sleeveless Cable Cardigan!! I want to see if they have it over in tokyo... thank you for the inspiring pics :)

Stephanie December 6, 2010 at 2:47 AM   said...

I saw that acorn sponge at the store and it was only about 1.5" to my disappointment. :( I actually ended up ordering it online before hand, so I def know it's going back.

IchigoBunnie December 10, 2010 at 1:40 PM   said...

those sherling boots! ive been wanting them. i found them in another brand on amazon but i just couldnt figure out what size i am in it since its risky getting shoes online. also im not sure if i would put 4.5 inch heels to use on a regular basis...probably a waste of money even tho they look ridiculously amazing.

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