Forever Frugal Friday ~ Review Time

Last Friday I ordered 4 items from Forever 21 that totaled under $50. Below are the items I purchased and my review of the fit and quality.

So I was the most excited/nervous for this piece. Mostly because I really wanted it to work so I could wear it this weekend. I read the measurements before I ordered to make sure that I didn't end up with a super short dress and I have to say that the measurements provided were very accurate because this baby reached exactly where I measured it would. I ordered a size small (risky) based on the measurements and am happy to report that it fits as it should and is even a little roomy. This dress is a keeper! Sadly, the dress is no longer available online, but you could check your local store if you like it.

A few weeks back I posted my craving for anything and everything neon yellow, more specifically that Splendid tank. Well I found this little guy for $8.80 and again was debating between ordering the small or the medium, but based off the provided measurements went for the small. I HEART this tank! I heart it so much that I am debating buying it in pink too! It's light weight, the colors are super vibrant, long and perfect with jeans and the summer days ahead. It may not be exactly like the Splendid tank but close enough.

I have been needing a simple necklace that I can wear to work and also use to dress up an otherwise super casual top. I had been eyeing this one at JCrew but couldn't commit to the $40 price tag. This Faceted Beaded Necklace arrived and I was pleasantly surprised by the color (the beads have a tint of purple to them) and quality. I mean it was $6.80, I wasn't really holding my breath for it to work out well. But it is quite lovely and exactly what I wanted. Yay!

My only unlucky purchase (and luckily returnable) was this Skinny Studded Leather Belt. I took a chance and ordered the size small (said it fit sizes 0-4) and I figured if it was too big I would just take it to my shoe guy and have an extra hole punched (wanted to use it at my true waist for dresses). Well the belt is too big and sadly there is no room for extra hole punches. So I will be returning this guy this weekend and replacing it hopefully with another belt. I will say that the belt looks very nice and not chintzy at all. It reminds me a bit of the JCrew Skinny Pyramid-Studded Belt that I adore so much. If I am unlucky this weekend with belts, that JCrew one may just have to come home with me.

All in all it was a very successful order, 3 out of 4 ain't bad! I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I received my package (standard shipping - cheap one), ordered Friday at my door waiting for me on Tuesday. It sure as hell beat the time I would have spent at the store browsing all the racks and trying on. I must say that their measurements and descriptions are pretty accurate which should ease your mind when ordering. Happy Shopping!


Stacie said...

Great finds, Lynds!! I tried on that dress the other day, super cute :) Loved the zippered back! It's going to look perfect on you!!

Kris said...

Ah, I love that you can leave Forever 21 spending less than $50 and get FOUR items! Gotta love that place.

the red bungalow said...

I really love that first dress! So glad to hear it looks great in person...I may be searching for this at a local F21. :)

Happy Friday!

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Miss K said...

hahahaha i have both the dress and the tank on my wishlist for them! great minds think alike! Glad to hear that they worked out for you! PS idk if they'll let you return the belt bc they have a no return policy for accessories. if that's the case, i know someone who it would fit....:D

Sweet Nothings said...

great finds! i just spent an hour at work browising forever online for smoe fun summer pretties. cant wait to scoop them up for long summer nights with margaritas!

Jen said...

Thanks for the reviews! It's nice to know things run true-to-size. I always see people getting such good stuff from F21, but I can't deal with browsing their store. I'm more of a J.Crew organization and presentation on an F21 budget kinda girl.


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