Someone take me to Birmingham please?

I want to go to Forever 21. I didn’t get much time in the store in Florida so I would really like to spend some time in one of the UK ones. Unfortunately for me the closest one is in Birmingham. If you’ve been, what did you think?

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For now, I’ll just settle for browsing the website. Look what I found!

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Reminds me of the aztec trend and will go with everything.

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Love the leather detail on this bag – looks like a decent size too.
 

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How pretty are their shops? I wish I could have taken photos in the store I was in.

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Ideal for a subtle take on the nautical trend.

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I couldn’t find this on the UK website, but saw it in the store in Florida. How funny is it? I love Clueless!

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If only this dress had straps. So pretty.
 
Have you ever found anything cool in Forever 21?
 
Disclaimer: I have not been asked to write this review – I just like Forever 21!
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So I may have visited a mall or two…

Three in fact including today. Though in my opinion American shops pale in comparison next to the British high street (biased no? :P) I did find some cute bits and pieces.

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Love Culture – $16.90
 
Ready for the nautical trend. Such a simple shirt that I will probably wear mostly with jeans but would look great with shorts and skirts too.

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Charlotte Russe – $24.99
 
Got a tribal theme going on here. Love the shape of this dress.

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Icing $18.50
 
This shop kinda reminds me of a cross between Accessorize and Claire’s Accessories. Love how unusual this necklace is!

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Forever 21 – $2.80 and $1.50
 
What can I say, I like robots! They will take over the world!
 
Forever 21 is like a Topshop with reasonable prices. The one in Florida mall is huge! I could have easily spent a day in there. Would have taken pics as I love the look in there but it was pretty much opening time and not many customers in so all employee eyes were on me. I know when to keep my camera hidden. At least after having to run away from Tommy Hilfiger as a fashion student, ha ha. 
 
Though I do love their clothes, I always end up going home with jewellery from there. I really need to pay a visit to one of their UK stores. Open one in Manchester please? For anyone who has visited both a US and UK Forever 21 – is there much difference in the store environment?
 
On another note, I finally walked inside a Hollister store. I’m not a massive fan of anything which is just plain with a brand across your chest – kinda makes people look like clones. I really liked the decor of the store though, if only they turned on the lights. Am I getting old? Really wanted to fill the place with vintagey clothes and unusual stuff as it was an amazing space. Please tell me I’m not the only one who can’t stand the place, ha ha.
 
I also bought a t-shirt, blazer and jumper but haven’t taken any pics yet so that will be for another time.
 
Have you bought anything nice recently?
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Top 10: Week 3

Been awhile since I’ve done one of these but here is my top 10 pretties in the shops right now. 

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I am lusting after that unicorn jumper. And not a bad price for one from Topshop. Will have to pop in soon and see how the fabric feels. Seems to be a new thing I do, must have lovely soft fabric. 
 
I adore the print on both New Look dresses, but the birdcage print on 7. really catches my eye. It’s hard to tell here but there’s cut out detail on the waist which is cute, but I doubt it will suit me. I usually run away from cutout detail. May have to see if I can either pull it off or wear it with a contrasting coloured vest underneath. Maybe even a long sleeved top for the current weather? Watch this space. 
 
Have you seen or bought anything in the shops recently?
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Outfit post: Whimsical touches

I love making a plain outfit interesting with accessories. Whimsical is definitely the word to describe my main accessory style. 

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I love my birds belt (New Look)

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Any fun necklace is a winner. My unicorn necklace is from Accessorize which is like my jewellery sweet shop. 

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And funky tights of course! These lovelies were from Primark. 
 
Accessories make my work clothes feel like new and I ignore the stares ha ha. My parent’s especially just shake their head when they look at me!
 
I love how you can find unusual necklaces and jewellery anywhere now. Here are 3 of my latest purchases from the temple that is Accessorize.
 

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Cuckoo Clock Pendant £6 – Accessorize

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Typewrite Long Pendant £7 – Accessorize

 

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Thunderstorm Pendant £6 (also has a cloud charm attached further up!) – Accessorize
Do you enjoy the whimsical things in life?
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The vintage bag

I would like to introduce you to my vintage bag. I originally bought this for my vintage shop, not being love at first sight for me, but I thought my customers would like it. 

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It was only when going on holiday to Portugal, I realised I didn’t have a day bag to carry round with me. With nothing being the right size in my personal bag collection, I turned to my vintage collection. I hadn’t even put this bag on my website so I didn’t see any harm in using it for the holiday. 

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A snapshot of me and the bag and my mum. Oh yeah, that’s me with a head. Helllloooooo.
 
I don’t know when it was during that holiday but I fell in love with this bag! It is the perfect size for just a day bag but fits all my reading material in it (small monthly magazines AND my massive book) as well. I get bored quite easily when travelling so this is essential to me. 

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I’m so sad but I love bags with different compartments. Makes me feel more organised ha ha. 
 
So this bag is now mine. Sorry Toast Rack.
 
Oh yeah, and the icing on the cake? I got this for 50p at a car boot sale!
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