I am the biggest retail therapy victim in the entire world and I take it all out in my favorite Forever 21. Don’t get me wrong. Your girl loves nice things and I would love to fill my closet with Chanel and Louis Vuitton if money grew on trees and I wasn’t a lost 20 year old that worked at a tanning salon. ONE DAY I promise you I will get there, but for now I’m sharing one of my favorite secrets about myself. And it’s my love for Forever 21 and all their crap. My best friend found me the cutest combo for my birthday there for such a good deal (featured in the pics below) and I never leave that store disappointed. SO here is what you have to do. Or at least this is what I do.
Pinterest and Instagram are your best friend. Find your inspo photo and go to Forever and go ham creating the look alike outfit. VERY rarely do I walk into a store and find something I want without having some type of inspiration of a look to go off of. The best part about shopping at stores like Forever 21 and H&M is that with trends coming and going so quickly, you can find lots of cheap clothes for each trend. And by the time the trend is dead, your t-shirt will be too. It’s perf. 🙂
Another thing I love to do is look at the actual website to see the clothes on models and then I have them look the item numbers up at the actual store. DO your homework. Don’t walk in their blind. But even if you do walk in blind, lets be honest…you’ll walk out with 10 crap items you need. Like that sparkly unicorn makeup bag or the pom pom choker that you will use or wear once. Duh. You need it.
I’ve had so many people message me about outfits, makeup, accessories and saying “I don’t have money to blow like that.” YOU GUYS, you don’t need it. I promise you 80% of my stuff comes from Forever 21 and I promise you if someone has the audacity to tell you you were dumb for shopping there that you do not have time for them. SO at your request I have a full Forever 21 outfit for ya. All my college and high school budget(ers)…. it’s possible. ANDDDD I ran into The Alison Show shopping there sooo awesome people DO shop there. 🙂 Put it on my mama.