Big girl shopping

2/23/2010 06:13:00 PM Ashley 5 Comments

Lucky me, our hotel is less than a mile away from the very large and very wonderful FlatIron Crossing. I almost forgot what it was like to be in a place with a large mall that has many stores and ways to spend money. I didn't even make it through the whole mall, yet I wasted close to 4 hours wandering around. One of the places I had to stop was the HUGE XXI in a Flagship Forever 21.

It's large enough to have it's own outdoor entrance.

This is what greeted me when I walked in. To the right was their plus size line, to the right was their line for kids. Beyond that was room after room of amazing racks of clothing. There was even a men's line!

I did a quick sweep of all of the sections and found myself sticking in the Twelve by Twelve line. There was a lot of ribbon, lace and shimmer. I found at least 7 different things and ran off to the fitting room.

I tried to be cool and took pictures of me in the things I bought. I have never done this before, so bare with me. I'm not exactly happy with my body right now, so I am super self critical of everything I put on.

I really liked the ruffles on this top, but it totally won me over with the back, there are five rhinestone buttons on the back. I also like that this was so long. I was shocked that it was only $19 when there were other shirts that had far less going on, for far more ($30-35).

This zippered sweater was a totally random grab off the sales rack (I got it for $8.99, down from $29!). I do not wear cardigans. This is because I have two "girls" that like to pull at the buttons. Luckily they have no chance against zippers. I seriously love the navy and mustard-y brown colors together.

Sadly this little cutie did not come home with me. It was not friends with my chest, but man I wish it would have worked. Though I would have ditched that belt (it reminds me of my husband's belt he has to wear with his uniform).

This was my very very random purchase. I adore all things vintage and that of course includes fasteners. I saw this and for $5 had to have it. The headband makes it easy to wear.

It's large and bold, but I adore it. Nate thinks it's funny that I can "pull off" wearing such random things.

Have you been to/gotten anything from Forever 21? Have you ever been to XXI Forever? Have you ever bought something that is totally random, but you just loved it?


  1. I have never bought anything at Forever 21 but you make me want to check it out. I see you are drawn to ruffles. LOVES me some ruffles.

  2. I love that cardigan! The ruffles make it so unique. I think it looks great on you :)

  3. I love ruffles, but sometimes the are not placed well. I've tried some things on with ruffles right on the chest and, man, can I say that is a BAD idea on me!
    I enjoy Forever 21 because they have great prices on trendy clothing. It's a nice way to add a specific piece to your wardrobe without wanting to cry over the price.

  4. I love that that F21 is so spacious and well-organized, it really makes a difference. The ruffled cardigan is cool!