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!