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While I was saving to move to Los Angeles I didn’t shop, like, at all. It was really rough because I LOVE me some shopping. But since I just landed a great freelance copywriting gig for Marika & Zobha, I figured the most patriotic way to spend the Fourth of July would be to contribute to our great nation’s GDP at Our Lady of Forever 21!

Since I got rid of most of my clothes, I didn’t have anything blue or red to wear to the Fourth of July BBQ in Silver Lake. I also didn’t have very many cute, non-slobby clothes to wear to my new writing assignment, so I picked up these dresses at Forever 21. I wore the gingham dress on Saturday night, and I just love it because it reminds me of Dorothy’s dress in The Wizard of Oz!

Left to right: Gingham Fit & Flare Cami Dress (also comes in yellow), Diamond Print Tunic, Daisy Print Dress (no longer available, similar here)

Also, just sidenote: people bring their dogs everywhere in LA and no one cares at all. I almost stepped on some lady’s Pomeranian at Forever 21. And I KNOW that thing wasn’t a service dog (though it sure was cute!).

I also went a little crazy with the palm print at H&M. The shirt on the left is totally Hunter S. Thompson, but it’s amazing and I actually nabbed the last one in the store. The palm dress was only $4 and it fits great. Then I picked up a black satin bomber, because it actually gets pretty chilly at night in LA and I needed another jacket option.
From left to right: Palm Print Button Down (sold out online, sort of similar here), Palm Print Dress (sold out), Black Satin Bomber Jacket (sold out)

Also, can we just talk about how Forever 21’s active assortment is KILLIN’ IT lately? I am trying to beef up my activewear assortment, especially because it’s all about “being seen” while hiking at Runyon Canyon and stuff. I picked up a new sports bra and pair of shorts. I won’t be wear the sports bra sans shirt any time soon, but a girl can dream…

I also got some new accessories! The Ohio necklace was actually a gift from my friend Alicia, who gave one to me and Carolyn before our move! I also picked up a bandana headband from H&M (for the Fourth of July duh!), star & moon earrings, and then these awesome party glasses from Hidden Treasures! I can’t see in them but who cares when you look so awesome?

So, yeah, it felt amazing to go on a little Spender Bender and I actually didn’t spend TOO much money. I mean, it’s hard to spend very much when you shop at Forever 21 and H&M.

Have you guys made any great purchases lately? Let me know in the comments!


26 Responses

  1. Great buys, love the green dress, very tropical. I love H&M and F21, I always find something there that grab my attention.

  2. Super cute buys! Love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚
    xx Camille

  3. Thanks for sharing

  4. I got in love with the palm prints in H&M too, especially this little playsuit i don't know if you saw it ! nice stuffs ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. The palm tree dress is my favorite!

  6. Those dresses are simply gorgeous!

  7. hahah yes, dogs are everywhere in la!!! you'll get used to it soon enough, also I'm obsessed with your gingham dress and the bomber jacket! going to have to pick up some of my own soon

  8. Everything looks lovely. x

  9. everything is so cute and summery! Great choices


  10. Nice haulin'! And congrats on your new fancy LA writing gig – sounds v cool x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  11. Oh I'm loving the gingham and palm print!!

  12. Love the tropical print dress!! So summery.

  13. It looks like you got a lot of great stuff! Gotta love those July fourth sales! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. You got some great stuff, girl! And congrats on your new freelancing gig!


  15. OMG I just love F21 active wear I could literally buy the whole store haha, the palm print dress and gingham dress are so CUTE too! xxx

  16. Cute finds!! I'm so bummed that they closed H&M by me (still bitter about it)! You can always find the best stuff there! Hope you're loving California!

    xo, Norah

  17. This is just about the most clever post title I have ever seen! I love your purchases!

    Ginger Side of Life

  18. Looks like you had a great shopping spree!

  19. OH! Your shopping is amazing! I love the green dress. ciao gloria


  20. I love your picks!!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  21. You picked up some lovely pieces! I think I'm going shopping today so hopefully I pick up some cool things too ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  22. Congrats on the freelance gig! That sounds amazing, I would love a job like that for that extra money to shop. Seriously, those palm prints are amazing! I love the dress! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  23. All that palm print is something I need in my life!!

    Meg | A Little Twist Ofโ€ฆ

  24. The palm dress is adorable! great post x
    Claire |

  25. Ooh, I love all your purchases – the gingham dress is so cute
    and the black bomber jacket is something I have been looking for as well.
    I also love the moon earrings ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. the cami dress and the earrings are my favs!
    I have spent more on beauty stuff this month so far,so I think a fashion haul is in order ๐Ÿ˜€

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfiโ™ฅ

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