Thursday, June 5, 2008

What I bought yesterday...

I went to the mall yesterday just to get out of the house and get a quick massage. But Forever 21 called to me and I figured browsing wouldn't hurt. But it did...
I have a confession to make: As much as I love getting that green Tiffany box or any nice jewelry on a special occasion I swoon. But....
I have a cheap jewelry addiction. Forever 21 is cheap jewelry heaven.
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I bought these stackable rings ($4.80), a white and gold leaf cuff ($6.80) as well as an amazing set of stud earrings inspired by everyones favorite fruit: apples, lemons, and strawberries ($4.80).
I also grabbed a pair of cheap semi-gladiator-esque black sandals for $7.50
You can see the faux croc print on them. Its funny I bought them a size smaller than I normally wear (because Forever 21 never has anything in a size large. You're lucky if you find a medium!) and they still feel too loose but they are pretty comfy.
I know it's kind of a controversy shopping at Forever 21. You know that their ripping off designers, poorly treating their workers, and donating huge portions of their profits to Evangelical groups and causes (specifically pro-life) which is a good argument for some people to stay away. I'm firmly pro-choice and while I was browsing the jewelry all I could think about was that I might be funding things that I'm against, as well as encouraging them to continue treating factory workers as subhuman. And yet I see the prices and I cave. I'm currently giving myself a lot of grief over this especially since discovering that at the bottom of ALL of the Forever 21 shopping bags in an almost unnoticeable font- John:316. I'm a Catholic, I have some very strong Christian beliefs, but printing Bible verses on your bag in such a subtle way that people may not even realize their displaying it to others? It makes me uncomfortable. 

10 comments:

fashion* CHALET said...

great glads! my grandmother just surprised me today with some bronze ones, so excited to wear them out today with my military inspired navy jacket with the brassy buttons :)

kyley said...

The article you link to is really interesting. I take issue with Forever 21 because they only make clothes for *tiny* rather flat-(or at least small) chested girls.

If you are some crazy high-end designer and you don't want to make clothes over a size 6 or whatever, I don't care. But as a mainstream clothing store I find it offensive that the clothes are made for real people.

saray said...

love the sandals =]

kyley said...

Oops. I didn't actually finish my comment. The point of it all was: It's easy for me to say no to Forever21 because their clothes don't fit me.

rohit said...

Love the pictures you have posted. you HAVE DONE AMAZING WORK them?They are fabulous!these are gorgeous illustrations!Very nice,Lovely pictures.

Elle, Author of Label Ho said...

OMG agreed!!! My boyfriend saw it and was a little weirded out by them printing it.

CoutureCarrie said...

Forevs is the best!!

Anonymous said...

Tiffany's boxes are actually blue

Bostonista said...

It's a blue-green if you ask me. But whatever we call it they own it anyway.

Angela said...

God doesn't support the sweat shops that create Forever 21's clothing so I find that a little insulting--but sometimes I will buy something from them. I did purchase a pair of shorts that were apparently made in the US from Forever 21 once. That was interesting. Also, Tim Gunn takes issue with the store so I do too.

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