My daughter turned Sweet 16 on the 18th of this month. As a present, she received a Forever 21 gift card which was burning a hole in her pocket so I took her shopping last week and actually found a few things for myself.
I've shopped at this store many times since my daughter started high school and began caring about fashion. I probably would never have even entered the store had it not been for her. The prices are fabulous (the quality is hit/miss) if you want to score trendy items that you don't expect to last through several seasons. The majority of their stock is geared toward the teen/20's age group but if you shop carefully and with a "how would I style this" mindset, you can find some great pieces that will work for more mature fashionistas.
Here's what I got and how I'm going to wear it:
1) I'm much more curvy than the model. This striped scoop neck top with ruched sleeves is going to be fabulously sexy on a casual date night with the hubs. Add dark wash boot cut jeans and black high heels (see below). . .voila!
. . .with my black Vera Wang heels from Kohl's
2) No, I won't be wearing this color blocked sweater with leather pants. I imagined myself wearing it with dark wash skinny jeans and black motorcycle inspired boots.
3) I will wear this retro inspired t-shirt top underneath a 3/4 sleeve cropped blazer with ruched sleeves (see below).
. . .with my Metaphor blazer from Sears
4) I chose a size of this tiger/union jack shirt that was more form fitting than the one on the model. I think loose fitting clothing adds pounds on a curvy girl so I prefer a fit that embraces my curves. I'm going to wear this vintage inspired t-shirt with snakeskin skinny jeans (see below) and some wedge booties (see below).
. . .with my black Apt 9 snakeskin coated skinny jeans from Kohl's
. . .and my Merona wedge "shooties" from Target