I give Forever 21 a very, very hard time on this blog – to the point where I’ve apparently swayed Elise W.’s opinions of the brand. As she said on the fanpage …
I used to love F21, and still kind of do, but not nearly as much since becoming a fan of your blog. Props … I guess …?
Here’s the thing about Forever 21 – when they’re good, they’re amazing. When they’re bad, it’s almost epic. In a weird bit of timing, I had planned to do this post yesterday with a different lead-in, but the hotel’s internet collection makes dial-up seem zippy. I’m up crazy early this morning (7:30 am), so the wifi’s not too sluggish and I can actually post.
So that they may be pleased and the gods of shopping smile upon me, I’m going to offer Forever 21 my unemployment check as a sacrifice. Here’s a bunch of stuff I plan on buying (or, in the case of the jersey dress, have bought), from Forever 21.
I love jersey surplice dresses. They’re so damn easy – I’ve worn this the last couple nights to dinner, and it’s crazy comfortable. The jersey’s really, really soft. I’ll be honest, if not for the fact that my brother would have made fun of me, I probably would have worn it to sleep.
I’ve been flirting with the Sequin Dress with Keyhole Back from Alice+Olivia for ages now. This is pretty much an exact knockoff of the now-retired black version. The biggest difference is about $450.
Again, a dress very similar to a designer dress I loved but couldn’t afford – this time, the Domino dress by Diane Von Furstenberg (Cameron Diaz wore a pink version in What Happens In Vegas – I’ve never seen the movie, so I have no clue why I would know this).
With the volume of clothing Forever 21 turns out, it’s inevitable that they’ll have a lot of crap. But I will say this: the stuff that’s good is unbelievable. I’ve bought dresses from them that have lasted a good two years now, with frequent wear. Most of my basic t-shirts are from there, and they’ve lasted for ages.
Point is: Elise, don’t lose hope. Wait two weeks – odds are, they’ll have entirely new stock with at least five things you’ll love.