While walking around downtown Pasadena with my unexpected love Justin a few weeks ago, I came across this lovely turquoise green hobo bag, with brass hardware on it, that I simply loved...and I adore bigger bags that can hold everything, aka "feed bags" as my mother once referred to them and I now call them! LOL!
Anywho, I kept coming back to it in the store, but was trying to save money and decided to pass and wait until I had a little extra to spend and put my shopping impulse break on! :)
So, once I got my next paycheck, my first stop was to Forever 21 to get the very bag I had eyed just a week prior, which I also thought would be fun for summer and my road trip from LA to NYC! Needless to say, I hit 3 different Forever 21 stores and the bag was nowhere to be found...another reason why if you really love something and find yourself drawn to it, it is best to get it right away, especially when it can be returned later, something my mother once told me.
This also reminds me of something one of my best friends from high school Lena told me while we were shopping at H&M on 5th Ave. in NYC, when we both lived there after college, she said, in response to a jacket I kept eyeing, "you had better buy it now or you will be dreaming about it tonight!" :)
I still felt I needed the bag, silly perhaps, but it was further reinforced when I saw a beauty blogger on YouTube, Miss Blair Juicystar07, do a Forever 21 haul and show that exact bag! Next stop, I went to Forever 21 online! I am notorious for putting things in my shopping bag and never actually checking out! Ha! Therefore, this bag, along with a few other items, sat in my online shopping bag for about a week and I thought I had better complete my order before that bag is "no longer in stock!"
Then, right before Justin and I headed on our trip to Indiana for his sister's wedding and Easter, I did just that, which marked the very first time I ever purchased items online from Forever 21, but it felt good and I was excited to see it all once we returned!
Upon our arrival, back home after our trip, what happily greeted me?!? You guessed it, a white box with Forever 21 on it sitting right outside my apt. door! :) Justin asked me what it was and I said, my order from Forever 21! He then said, did you get that green bag? I said, yes, and he said, I was going to get that for you, but when I went back to the store they were all out and I couldn't find it! See my fabulous followers, it really is a must to get things right when you see them!
Side note, I went online the night we got back from our trip and guess what? The bag was no longer available online, needless to say, I am so glad I put my order through before I left! :)
Anywho, below is my order from Forever 21 and I have to say that I was very impressed with how neatly they packed everything, how organized it was and how much I loved each item I get! I even forgot that I had ordered a couple items, which is why it is always so excited to get a package and open it up! :)
Oh yes, and I wanted to get free shipping, so I threw in a couple items to put me that limit since you can always return them in store, but I'm happy with all my purchases and won't be returning any...woo hoo!
Enjoy and happy shopping...online and in store! :)