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Friday, April 9, 2010

FOREVER 21 HAUL: MY TURQUOISE GREEN BAG MUST HAVE


As many of you know, I love Forever 21 and finding fashionable items for an affordable price, which fits that store oh so well! :)

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! :)




Black Cinched Sweetheart Bodysuit - $ 17.80
Item # 80708312012
(I loved the embellished straps and thought I would pair it with a skirt, which this could tuck into and have a sleek line made to look like a tank!)


Olive Embroidered Garden Skirt - $ 12.50
Item # 73963321073
(I thought this would be cute with my camel boots or some fun neutral or gold sandals or flip flops)




Pink Two in One Cosmetic Brush - $ 3.80
Item # 73265173021
(I wasn't sure how soft this would be due to the price, but it is super soft!)

Rose Flower Bronzer Blush - $ 3.80
Item # 71880487011




3-Pack Low Cuff Socks - $5.80
Item # 71900224031
(This was one of my extra purchases to get free shipping that I thought would be useful for my upcoming camping trip in Death Valley and the quality is great, they are thick and soft!)


Turquoise Green Stud Pleated Hobo Bag - $ 32.80
Item # 71646739031
(My pièce de résistance! ;))


18 comments :

  1. The stuff you've got look gorgeous!!!Especially the bag and the blush!!!Perfect for summer!!

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  2. Thank you so much, Irene!

    So far I am loving my purchase and it is always exciting when you you don't have to spend much either!

    Liesl :)

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  3. What a great haul! I'm in love with that pink brush! The bag is gorgeous too :) xoxo

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  4. Thank you, Anna! Continued success with your blog, You Tube channel and beyond...you are wonderful and have such a lovely energy!

    Liesl :)

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  5. I love that bag! What a gorgeous color!

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  6. Thank you, Michelle! It was the color that drew me in and why I felt I just needed to get it! :)

    Liesl :)

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  7. I love you bag, you found some really cute stuff!

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  8. that bag is great! i love f21!

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  9. thankyou so much for your beautiful comment leisl you made me smile;)
    such a great post! i wish they had stores in australia... such amaizng purchases! ahhh gorgeous, i shall be doing some online shopping;)
    xx

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  10. Such great buys! Stay fab, girl :)

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  11. that bag is admittedly awesome :)
    loving the pictures!!
    great blog too
    stop by some time xx

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  12. Jade - Thank you, glad you liked it! :)

    D - Another fan of the bag, woo hoo! :)

    Mel - You are more than welcome and I'm so glad I made you smile, that makes me smile! :) Australia is one of my favorite places in the world with some of the friendliest people, so I really hope they get a Forever 21 there soon, especially since I plan to live here one day...I think it would do so well there! :)

    Diana - Thank you so much, you are the best! :)

    Margaret - I am loving all the fans of the turquoise green bag, yippeee! Thanks for your sweet comments and for stopping by!

    Liesl :)

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  13. hi liesl
    you got great stuff
    nice makeup kit
    cool post


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  14. Thanks, Mara! Yes, I love getting things in the mail too, it's almost like a present even if I'm the one who ordered it...hehe! :)

    Thanks, Kumar! The make-up has been a fun shimmer that's perfect for spring and summer! :)

    Liesl :)

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  15. oh fab buys! love that bag x

    Missy
    For everything about fashion:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  16. Thank you, Missy...I am loving the bag too and your fashion blog! :)

    Liesl :)

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  17. I'm in total agreement...I recently learned to just pull the trigger on items that I love instead of waiting and waiting, only to have them disappear. Your point about easy returns is a good one also...I never thought to flesh out my F21 orders with 'maybe' items...but now I certainly will!

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