Let me first start with J.Crew. It was our last stop, but I have to mention this first, because this is again an opportunity to score items that are significantly cheaper in store. Take this Captain Cardigan for example. The original price is $98, The on sale online price is $59.99. In store it was on sale for $39.99 and with extra 30% off, I scored it for less than $28. This is how an xs fits on me. It's meant to be a little loose fitting. It's so comfortable that I can live in it!
Forever 21 was the store I spent most of my time at and I bought at least 8 pieces. That is a major breakthrough, since I was never able to get more than 2 pieces of clothing out of F21. I mostly went there for their cheap jewelries. :)
|Dark Grey Poncho $22.8|
|Plaid shirt S on sale for about $12. I didn't get it. Now I'm regretting.|
|Plaid Woven shirt M $13.8. I can't find a size S, but M doesn't seem too bad.|
|Brown Skirt with Belt, XS. $19.8. Line/Rayon.|
Now I really don't know what to do with this lace/crochet skirt yet, but I love it to pieces. So I bought it and will figure it out later. It is sooooo pretty in person. The blush and beige color are just right and the crochet is in such details that you would never have guessed it was from F21. I was wearing size XS in the pictures. Price: $19.8. Seriously, check it out. I'm not a lace kind of person, but fell in love with it. :)
This is Sidney's shorts. See it on Wendy too. I was so lucky to be able to find it in XS. Price: $14.8.
The logo top/tunic is really cute too. So I snatched it as well. size S $14.8
Now what exactly is this supposed to be? It looks like an apron on me. $30 ish, I put it back.
This short skirt is only $8.8. Fun, sexy, and comfy. Highly recommend.
This navy polka dot skirt is very cute in person and size S fits me perfectly. $14.8
I didn't get this dress, it's a bit loose on me, but I think it can be very fun in the summer. It comes with a pinkish color as well. If I remember it right it's under $15.
Now on to the store that initially got me to take a day off so that I can get a good pick off its sale - ZARA. Let me talk about Zara a bit first. I know a lot of bloggers like Zara. I do like their styles. I also can tell you that before today, I don't own anything from them. Not that I have never made it to the store before, I just can't get over the poor quality and workmanship of their clothes. You may say "you shop at F21." Well, I can tell you from my point of view. Zara's quality is a few levels lower than F21. Again that's my opinion. I can easily pick up a pair of pants from Zara and point out that the zipper seam has come undone. I can also point to you that the same pair of pants have zipper pull that's rusted and is so flimsy that if you pull harder the metal may just come off. I'm not exaggerating. Their price is ridiculously high in my opinion given the quality that they produce. Now that said, why am I so drawn to this store? The colors. I went there for the colors. BTW, the Zara store I went to has the smallest fitting room I have ever seen. I elbowed my daughter many times while I was trying clothes on. Since I was so close to the mirror, the pictures are bit distorted. The colors are not quite right either. So bear with me on these pictures. I can assure you that the fit and the color are amazing, even though the quality made me frown.
These are the items I eventually got: green pants $30, purple pants $30, green skirt. $26
I like this top as well, but they didn't have my size any more.
This red skirt is very cute on the hanger, but looks too balloon-y on me. I think it's around $26. It comes in yellow as well.
Hope you enjoyed my post. Drop me a comment if you have found something else good. Have a great weekend everyone!