Thursday, November 7, 2013

How Do You Shop There?

I have been asked time and time again about how I shop and actually find pieces at Forever 21. People constantly say that they get overwhelmed in the store, never find anything or wonder if the clothes actually hold up after one wear.

Today I thought I would show a handful of pieces that I have my eyes on and can be mixed and matched several ways. That's the beauty of Forever 21, it has the capabilities of being a one stop shop for clothes, shoes and accessories that actually do last. 


Anyone out there surprised that all of these items are from Forever 21? If I didn't make a believer out of you today, than I don't think it will ever happen. Just remember that you don't have to be 21 or under to shop there. Having a closet packed full of their clothes, shoes and scarves, I can promise you that their quality is better than you might expect. It just takes time to learn their layout, both the storefronts and website. They really do have a little bit of everything for almost any occasion, style, age, size and budget. I plan to be a loyal fan until the day I get a senior citizen discount.

*This post is not sponsored by Forever 21. Lord knows I wish it was. Maybe one day they will notice and put me on the payroll.


Shanna

42 comments:

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute plaid shirt! I get completely overwhelmed at F21 and H&M. Definitely requires patience and time. Can't beat the prices though!

Nora Spaulding said...

I completely agree with the person above me...Very cute stuff, hard to sort through F21. But sometimes it's worth it! Prices are GREAT too! F21 has some great blazers as well~

Sarah said...

I always get overwhelmed in that store. I really don't understand the different "rooms" that they have. I just seem to wonder aimlessly. Then wonder how all those bloggers out there find such fantastic stuff there!

Charnele Michel said...

I shop at forever21 often too.They just remolded the one next to me so it's a little bit easier to see different styles but i'm sure it will get hectic and messy in a couple months. Forever21 online is great for those who get overwhelmed and sometimes I find styles that weren't in stores! I love that fur jacket I just don't know if I should get it living in Miami and all lol

xo,
ChaCha
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Nina Piccini said...

I honestly thought I needed to stop shopping there; but, I've found (and i'm not sure if you do too) that it's in waves. Sometimes I walk in and could literally buy everything and sometimes I go in and find nothing. I find a hard time navigating their website. But, for outfit completers or a trend i don't want to invest in it's DEFINITELY the place to go. Oh, and I love your picks!!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Susan Jeffries said...

Well friend, I am in my 40s and I shop at Forever 21!! I keep telling them they need to open a Forever 41 shop;) I can actaully shop at this store with my tween daughter and we can both find cute, appropriate items. My daughter has about 2o of their sweaters! I love this plaid top and vest with the fur!! I would wear those together!! Here's to being 40 and feelin' 20!! Susan

Becky M said...

Forever 21 is my fav go to store! They are so affordable and have a huge selection!

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Hallie Oceanside said...

loooove Forever 21, I do some times it can get really overwhelming shopping there, but If I have the time and don't have an annoyed husband trailing me, I absolutely LOVE it!

PatrĂ­cia M. said...

Lots of fabulous findings, specially on the prices! I would love to have a Forever 21 on my country.

<3
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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

LOVE that plaid shirt! Great find!

Elena's Lockets said...

I love that plaid scarf! So many cute things! You just have to have time to walk through their store. Like hours... If people can shop at Marshall's or TJ Maxx, they can shop F21.

Taramixandmatch said...

That scarf is amazing!

amber.m said...

I love Forever 21 and always have! It's always just been my favorite store because it offers such a variety of things! Love all the pieces you featured here.

Heidi said...

I'm one of those people who avoids Forever 21 like the plague! My local store is always filled with teens and pre-teens and I can't deal with them. Yes, that makes me sound 80 years old and I don't care! I wish I could go in and give them a try, but so far that hasn't happened since college.

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Tracy Walpole said...

Shanna have you seen these? They are sold out online of my size and I'm dying to go into the store to get a pair.

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=shoes_flats&ProductID=2000075258&VariantID=

Holly said...

Forever 21 can be overwhelming, but once you learn the store layout or how to shop efficiently online, it's great. A one-stop shop! And you're absolutely right, the quality is better than people think. I've had pieces from there that have lasted for years! F21 fo' life, Jack! ;)

Alyssa said...

F21 can be a war zone, but I actually do find some good stuff in there every now and then–it just takes some good nerves and digging around!

Nicki Lewis said...

Love the scarf

Always Maylee said...

I really love F21. Sometimes I don't find anything, but when I do, it's always something great and something that I can wear for a long time. Plus the price can't be beat. Love those shoes!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

TheTinyHeart said...

I think 85% of my wardrobe is from F21, haha! You definitely need to have patience when you go in there but there's so many gems to be found!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

versatilestylebytracey.com said...

Being in my late fourties, I was intimitaged the first time I went in over a year ago. I know am definitley a convert and love F21. Just last week I bought a great scarf. I have yet, to try the shoes or much clothign other than jackets.

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I've finally gotten back into shopping at Forever 21. It can be overwhelming considering the sheer amount of clothes that are in one store, but I have found some great pieces lately!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I'm always amazed by what you find there!

Samantha @ Sam ipsa Loquitur said...

GIIIIIRRRRLLL get out of my brainhole! I literally just put that fur vest in my F21 roundup yesterday. It's amazing, right?! If I had a super power, it'd be that every time I blogged a wishlist, it showed up in my closet. That's what I call magic.

And that scarf? Get on my neck.

Sam ipsa Loquitur

Rebecca said...

I'm also a believer Shanna..... although one should have patience going thru their racks to get the best quality stuff!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Rachel said...

The F21 by me is HUGE so I definitely get overwhelmed. But I do like shopping their online store. You can find some nice, affordable stuff there that WON'T fall apart- believe it or not!

Carly said...

Love this, and it's so true.....F21 can be very overwhelming! Those striped flats? I think I need them!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Helene in Between said...

I always ALWAYS find something i love at forever 21. I know that some get overwhelmed but you just have to have a game plan!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I can relate to people asking that question, because I get overwhelmed there myself! You have found such fabulous pieces! I want to buy them all!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i wish F21 would sponsor me too! wouldn't that be nice?! haha i love that plaid scarf!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I'm actually wearing a skirt from F21 today that I always get a ton of compliments on and when people ask where it's from and I say F21 they're always shocked.

It can definitely be overwhelming in there, which is why I always go through the store more than once. Usually the 1st lap around I don't find much, but then by the 2nd lap and a little digging I have an arm load of pieces for the fitting room. I love that I can walk out of there with a bag full of cute pieces for only $50. You can't beat that!

I worked there my senior year of high school when the chain was fairly new so I know what to look for in there and how they set it u which also helps. Usually one wall is dedicated to going out/party clothes and the other wall is more casual/conservative pieces and it's usually divided into color schemes.

Ashley Sonntag said...

Forever 21 has the cutest stuff right now. They go through good and bad phases in my opinion, but right now I am loving everything!
xx,
Ashley | Raspberry Glow

Katie Did What said...

Ahhh the Forever 21. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... ;)

xo

Ashley said...

Totally obsessing over that scarf, plaid blouse, those flats and that fur vest!!! Great picks girl, Forever 21 always has great finds...

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Ashleigh said...

LOVE F21! My two favorite dresses and blouses are from there. I think you have to go in knowing what you are looking for. If you don't narrow it down, it's easy to get overwhelmed.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I totally relate to this. I so often see what you have on and think, how in the world did she find THAT at Forever 21?! I love what you find. (You should share posts like this more often and be our virtual special shopper.) :o) I think if you have the time to sift through the site or store Forever 21 has a load of gems! Love the things you found, especially the plaid scarf.

Susan Liberatore said...

You're disclosure had me laughing out loud!!!
I love shopping Forever 21, I always find lots for my Izzy and the odd piece for me. Especially super trendy items that I don't want to break the bank on.
Nice choices girlie! xo

AllThatGlitters said...

I love Forever 21! I always find great stuff....you just need to have a bit of time of your hands:)

DNA (designers+artists) said...

LOVE that leopard blazer!

http://www.designers-artists.com

cleartheway said...

I love the stripey shoes! I also love the plaid ones just like them.

Kate from Clear the Way

Jessica S said...

I just placed an order... you're welcome ;)
haha, but seriously, I do have some F21 pieces I love, but dang their store gives me high anxiety!

xx
Here&Now

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FitTravelerAJ said...

I think the experience of hunting for decent items in the vast array of stuff that isn't "me" is just hard. I don't have time for that! But I do love your picks, especially the scarf and the flats!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

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