on the cheap

Let me tell you, I like finding a deal more than anyone.  I’m not a label snob, although I do appreciate the quality that often comes with the price and name.  When I want something that I know will last for a really long time, I go high end.  But!  I can’t lie — one of my favorite stores to find a deal is Forever 21.  If you dig, I mean really DIG, you can find some good stuff there.  I have scored several blazers, dresses, tops, and jewelry from there — and a lot of the time, I get compliments on what I wear from that store.  I like mixing my designer pieces with my low end pieces.  I think it keeps you looking original.  And that what’s style is about isn’t it?  Keeping it true to yourself.  And like I said, I enjoy a deal more than anyone.

So this post is all about what you should be buying at Forever 21.  Right now.  If you see something you like, buy it then.  Because I can guarantee you it won’t last long.  Whether that be in the store (if you can brave the loud music and teens running around, then feel free to shop in the store) or online.  One word to the wise, if you’ve never ordered from them before, and if you are ordering online, be sure to double-check the size chart.

Click on each photo below to go directly to that item on Forever 21’s web site.

1)  Dresses

Essential Shift Dress in Fiery Red — I just purchased this dress and it fits me like a glove.  I love it.  For the price, you can’t beat it.  The cute little buttons on the shoulder really add charm.  In all honestly, I think this dress could be found in a higher end store.  The fabric is great for the price.

Essential Shift Dress - Fiery Red

Essential Shift Dress – Fiery Red – $22.80

Studded Shift Dress – Salmon/Gold — I ordered this dress and should receive it soon.  I think it will fit similarly to the red dress above!

Studded Shift Dress - Salmon/Gold

Studded Shift Dress – Salmon/Gold – $29.80

Polka Dot Peplum Dress with Belt — I have not tried this dress on so I’m going by what the reviews online say.  This dress seems to get pretty rave reviews.  It’s cute and the peplum trend is still going strong.  This is a good way to try that trend.

Polka Dot Peplum Dress with Belt

Polka Dot Peplum Dress with Belt – $27.80

2)  Tops

Pearl Snap Button Chambray Shirt — I haven’t tried this on so I don’t know how it fits.  But it’s cute and chambray is still going strong right now.

Pearl Snap Button Chambray Shirt

Pearl Snap Button Chambray Shirt – $24.80

Flowy Georgette Top — Apparently this top has been so popular they had to restock it again.  Mint is big right now.

Flowy Georgette Top

Flowy Georgette Top – $17.80

Gingham Print Shirt — Gingham is hot right now.  This button up comes in navy/white or mint/white.  I’d go for the navy, it’s so versatile!

Gingham Print Shirt

Gingham Print Shirt – $19.80

3)  Blazers

Some of my favorite blazers are from Forever 21.  For the price, it really is a great bargain.

Flat Lapel Blazer — I love the thin white piping on this blazer.

Flat Lapel Blazer

Flat Lapel Blazer – $34.80

Longline Colorblocked Blazer — Colorblocking is still going strong.  Try it in this great blazer.

Longline Colorblocked Blazer

Longline Colorblocked Blazer – $34.80

4)  Sweater

Polka Dot Sweater — Polka dots abound right now!  Pick up a cute sweater and mix it up with your favorite striped button up shirt.

Polka Dot Sweater

Polka Dot Sweater – $17.50

Striped Anchor and Rope Pullover — I just purchased this as well and it really looks like something you could buy at J. Crew.  And you know how much I love J. Crew.  That’s a big compliment!

Striped Anchor and Rope Pullover

Striped Anchor and Rope Pullover -$19.80

Textured Striped Sweater — Mint.  Again.

Textured Striped Sweater

Textured Striped Sweater – $22.80

5)  Jewelry

You can find some really cute deals in the jewelry section if you are willing to realize that these pieces won’t last forever.  There are too many things for me to list in this category. Really.  You will want to buy a lot!

Lacquered Bangle Set

Lacquered Bangle Set

Lacquered Bangle Set – $8.80

Lacquered Diamond Pattern Bracelet

Lacquered Diamond Pattern Bracelet

Lacquered Diamond Pattern Bracelet – $8.80

Lacquered Anchor Studs

Lacquered Anchor Studs

Lacquered Anchor Studs – $1.50

Lacquered Bow Studs

Lacquered Bow Studs

Lacquered Bow Studs – $3.80

Colorful Pattern Necklace

Colorful Pattern Necklace

Colorful Pattern Necklace – $14.80

Storybook Fox Ring

Storybook Fox Fring

Storybook Fox Ring – $4.80

Rhinestoned Matchstick Necklace

Rhinestoned Matchstick Necklace

Rhinestoned Matchstick Necklace – $10.80

Zigzag Patterned Bracelet Set

Zigzag Patterned Bangle Set

Zigzag Patterned Bangle Set – $8.80

Have you found any great Forever 21 deals lately?  I’d love to hear about it!

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