Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekend Notebook - Forever 21 + H&M

 I headed to Forever 21 to take advantage of an extra 50% off Sale items (use online code EXTRA50 ), I needed the Leopard Coat for only $12.50, well, I wanted it anyway. It was slim pickings at my store, so I quickly moved on to shop the new Spring offerings and a few studded bags. The jewelry alone took up half my shopping time, so many great deals for under $10 that are similar to many high end stores. I own a few F21 necklaces and people are always surprised to hear where they are from, a great way to add some sparkle and freshness to an older outfit without spending a small fortune.

I spent less than $16 and walked away with an owl necklace and a black studded pouch..I am saving for the Prabal Gurung for Target Collection after all.

I also made a quick trip to H&M, but as usual the store was super crowded, so I was only able to snap a few handbags that were $20 or less. My store was mainly filled with clearance racks, so I am patiently waiting for the new merchandise to fill the shelves. I do live in Los Angeles and a girl can only own so many Fall/Winter wardrobe items here.

I also stopped at Love Culture, a clothing store similar to F21 and H&M. They are currently expanding their locations, and the quality of the clothing is impressive with at least half of it being Made in USA. Seek this store out in your area if you have one, it is often less crowded on the weekends compared to F21.

What have you found at Forever 21 or H&M this week? I love to hear what everyone else is finding!

 French & Nautical united together on a C'est La Vie Sweater for $24.80
Studded Coin Pouch for $7.80 (also in black/silver)
I purchased this to keep my receipts organized in my handbag, it is the size of a smaller clutch.
 Pretty sheer Leopard Blouse, but I already have several spotty shirts taking up residence in my closet. I loved the black chain purse for work to carry your favorite magazines and still look chic.

Audrey Hepburn Sleeveless T-shirt available at the store Love Culture for $14.95
 Latte "Clutch" ( very large "clutch") for $20 with a chain strap from H&M.

Brightly colored bags and nautical stripes dominated the displays.

All of the fun jewelry finds from Forever 21
I wish I had my ears pierced, nautical cuties for only $1.50// Assortment of necklaces for $8.80//
Studded Wrapp Bracelets $6.80// Chunky Pendant Necklaces $6.80, that's my little owl necklace.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Ooo cute stuff! I didn't get a chance to shop the sales yet, but maybe soon. I've been to Love Culture, pretty great selection, prices just as good as F21! And omg I want that nautical/Parisian sweater. WANT.


    1. I just loved that sweater - I just don't think my closet can handle another one, but I am still thinking about it, so that might mean a return trip soon, it combines two of my favs together! so excited for all the new stuff :)

  2. Great finds! I love that Audrey hepburn top!

  3. Nice items!!

    xx Mounia

  4. Seriously...that if you consider selling it PICK ME! seriously.

    Great great great taste!! And I LOVE that you find GREAT pieces for even better prices!!! That takes skill. You have a new follower..! =D Thanks for this!!

    and seriously about that sweater. haha =D

  5. P.s. since you love french things too...if you find other french things could you post, s'il voux plait :D Merci!!!