2011-12-14

Fuzz

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Vest? F21 Jacket? Banana Republic, thrifted Sweater? Franco Valeri, thrifted Jeans? Gap Boots? Charles David, thrifted Purse? Tignanello, thrifted

I don't shop at Forever 21 a lot. I wish I could claim that it is my moral opposition to fast fashion and consumerism but I am guilty on both of those counts. I find F21 terrifying because of the sheer volume of teenagers in one place. So many teenagers... texting, talking about boys and going crazy over trends that have manifested themselves in polyester. Trends that often involve tiny shirts and even tinier shorts... it all makes me so nervous! Annnndddd.... now I sound like a prudish grandmother. When all I really wanted to say, was that I braved the teenage crowd at F21 in order to buy a vest that looks like a bath mat. And then I combed the vest in order to make it fuzzier... Just like my hair as a teenager...

29 comments :

The Daily Fashionista said...

Hahaha!!! I think you did that vest a good deed by brushing it out :) It looks more lux that way I think...compared to a bathmat anyways. And you're right. F21 is a terrifying place if you're no longer a teenager.

shefoundstyle said...

Oh F21 - scary indeed. I get so completely overwhelmed and pissed the second I step into the shop. But I love their cheap-o jewelry. Love/hate I suppose.

Clothes Karma said...

Forever 21 makes me feel dirty. When I enter the store, I hear the voices of other bloggers laughing at me.

dotty said...

i knocked out six teenage girls with my giant "grownup" purse in order to buy the same vest. it was totally worth it.

okay, that was an exaggeration, but the process of buying it was quite scary, but not scary enough to take off my mittens in order to text anyone about it. and now i might have to give mine a good brushin' after seeing yours all groomed up pretty!

dash dot dotty

mythriftedwardrobe said...

You rock that vest! I agree - F21 can be a scary-scary place...

Sweet Laundry said...

I find the entire mall terrifying because of the sheer volume of teenagers. It's too much. The other thing about F21 is that I find it so overwhelming. There's just too much inventory I don't know where to begin!

Emma said...

I look through the giant glass windows and I WANT to go in, I WANT to find all the adorable dresses and killer deals but most of the time I just can't bring myself to go in. And then of course, the times I do go in the dresses are so short they barely cover my ass...so yeah....I'll let the teenagers keep that one.

Sheila said...

I've never been in a F21 store.

I am in love with your thrifted boots! What a lovely pair. All those straps...

newpetite said...

I was surprised when you said F21! :-) I never seem to find anything good that fits me or is not teenagerish!
In love with your awesome Boots!

amanda said...

i get pretty scared in f21 too. i find that the loud music, bright lights, and shiny surfaces mess with my head. and then i get all confused and disoriented and i can't remember my name. but that vest is totally worth the nervous tic it may have caused. you look smokin'.

CessOviedo said...

Ha ha that was funny, shopping at F21 can be a total experience, but is worth once you find a great deal! Love your vest, I actually have a very similar one in black! Looks great with the plaid jacket!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

seekingstyleblog said...

I think I'm growing out of Forever 21 and it's partly because it's starting to give me axiety.. it's just too much! lol

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

girl in the poodle shoes said...

hahahaha! my reason for avoiding too!! I just did a faux fur vest post too… i like your cropped one!
Girl in the Poodle Shoes

Glam And Eggs said...

I have a pink fuzzy vest that I got from F21 last year and I have been planning to style it up lately, but it is a tough one. I think I have some solid ideas though. I love the way you worked this one. Super cute. F21 is scary. Makes me want to buy a pair of sensible slacks when I leave just to even things out!
www.glamandeggs.blogspot.com

Natalya's Closet said...

I love your outfit! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Sarah said...

Now of course we need to see a picture of your hair as a teenager...

Love the sparkly shirt, I've been looking for a sparkly sweater or shirt for ages but can't find one anywhere!

Sarah
http://theaccidentalhoarder.blogspot.com/

Esther said...

I love this look so well put together and cosy looking!!

Esther xx

http://girlinapanama.com/

Annie said...

I hear ya on the F21...it is terrifying! That is an amazing jacket and well done on the nicely combed fur vest :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

gleeps said...

That is a brilliant bit of layering you did - awesome vest over open jacket over a tee with some sparkly detail in the same color/tone as the jacket.

chillairandperfume said...

I generally restrict my F21 shopping to online only, both because of the people in the store and because the store experience is just so overwhelming! I do love that vest, though!

www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

James Kenny Photo said...

Gorgeous outfit!

Leah said...

ahha I try to stay away from F21 for those same reasons. Sometimes, if you're willing to suffer through it you can find some real gems.

xo L.

Please may I? said...

Its getting to be a similar experience here in the uk but we have primark which is even worse!

x x

Lindsey P. said...

I feel the same way about Abercrombie and Hollister. All the teeny boppers make me feel old and paunchy.
The things we do to get the perfect vest. :)

Greetings from Texas! said...

Ha! Hilarious. I also talk about
F21 here. http://megansilianoff.blogspot.com/2011/11/forever-21.html

Cassi said...

I find F21 much more appealing online :) I just love how you paired your vest over that amazing coat. I haven't been brave enough to try fur yet...but I'm working up to it! It looks great on you, that's for sure!

Erica | Cupcakes & Coffee Breaks said...

I've found lots of good stuff in F21, but only at home in the toronto stores (vaughan mills is my fave). Here in Vancouver, everything is sooo small, 80's (in a bad way), and waaaay too flashy for me. And ridiculously short. Occasionally I can luck out and find something work appropriate though!

Simmons said...

I generally restrict my F21 shopping to online only, both because of the people in the store and because the store experience is just so overwhelming! I do love that vest, though! www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Andrewswwup said...

I was surprised when you said F21! :-) I never seem to find anything good that fits me or is not teenagerish! In love with your awesome Boots!