Friday, March 22, 2013

Try Day Friday: Forever21 and Target (and H&M)

It's finally Friday again! Hooray!

For this Try Day Friday, I have a mini haul from H&M, Forever21, and Target.  Let me preface all the photos by apologizing for the clutter in the photos (a very unfortunate byproduct of home remodeling). 

I'll start with my one shirt from H&M.  I already have plenty of chambray shirts but I really liked this one.  I talked myself into getting it since this one has a different pattern and wash than my other ones.  Does anyone enable themselves like that too? Or maybe I'm weird. Anyway... this shirt has a very subtle yet pretty pattern (not quite floral but not dots either).  Kinda hard to explain exactly what it but hopefully you can see it in the photo.  This top was a little under $30 if I remember correctly.  I find the fit to be very flattering and the material to be a good weight.  I would recommend this if you're looking for a non-plain/solid chambray shirt.

Moving onto the Target haul...

These were the minty green shorts that I had mentioned in a previous blog post.  I really like the lace detail on either side.  These shorts are low rise but they're not too low.  If you're looking for minty green goodness, you MUST get these! This gray top is also from Target.  It's a nice comfy relaxed fit with a single pocket.  I believe these shirts go on sale pretty often so be on the lookout.  It was on sale for $5 when I got it.  Sales make me happy <3
Target V Neck Tee and Mint Shorts

I fell in love with this next pair when I was browsing online.  I really liked the jacquard print.  In my opinion this is a good option for those just getting used to wearing printed bottoms.  These have a pretty pattern but they're more subtle.  These have the same fit as the mint ones.
Jacquard Shorts
I purchased this next pair mainly because I needed to get something else to have enough for free shipping (just being honest here).  I liked the belt so I thought I'd try these out since my basic denim shorts are all pretty old.  I'm not quite sure why but the fit on this one was tighter than the other two even though they are all size 1's.  I will say that these did wonders for my booty.  Not trying to make you look at my bum but I thought they gave my butt a nice shape and good lift.  Apologies for anyone that's been traumatized.
You can find the booty shorts here

Next up is this dress from Target.  Apologies for the wrinkles.  This dress pretty much went straight from the bag and onto my body cuz I couldn't wait to try it on. I thought it had the perfect combination of neon and pastel.  Also it has POCKETS! Is anyone else out there as obsessed with dresses with pockets as I am? The material of this dress isn't spectacular.  It's a little thin and there's no lining so you must wear a slip.  However, this dress was on sale for $15! I think that was a pretty good deal for such a cute dress. I don't mind having to throw on a slip just to wear this. I mean look at it!
Pocket Dress
I really really really wanted a utility vest.  Unfortunately the two that I was considering were no longer available in my size online.  I scoured the store trying to find them too... but no such luck.  So what's a girl on a mission to do but order the other remaining utility vest style.  Initially I thought that the pink detail might be too much but after seeing it in person I really like it!  I think the pink adds a hint of femininity to it.

You can find the utility vest here as well as the other two styles here and here.

I must be going through some shorts/vest phase or something because I also ordered not one but TWO more vests from Forever21.  I really wanted a denim vest and as soon as I saw the studded one I just knew I had to have it.  I got it in acid wash with silver studs but I believe it's also available in an indigo wash with gold studs.  The second vest looked blindingly white online so I was kinda let down when it was more cream in person.  I should have suspected something when I saw that it said "cream" in the description.  What a deceiving photo! I was on the fence about the cream vest but the hubby really liked it.  And who doesn't love it when their significant other really likes they way they look in a particular outfit/garment? The sizing was also better on the cream one since it was available in an XS.  The studded one was only available in S.
Studded Vest and Cream Vest

Hope you found the photos/reviews helpful! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. i want to be able to wear shorts now!


  2. ohhh the mint lace shorts are sooo cute! want!!

    hahah aww.. well i won't have my dressing room forever.. sadly i'll have to leave it behind when i move back to the states.. but it's ok.. i can't wait to be living in the states again.. i'll just have to recreate it again.. hopefully we'll move into a place that has the room hehe.

  3. Love the jeans vest! Do you wanna follow each other?

  4. I like your outfit on the first. I would add some red beaded necklace or something like that for accent, and you'll look gorgeous! :-)

  5. Lovely outfits! :)
    Thanks so much for your comment <3


  6. Wow I really like the chambray shirt - I'm a bit the same, like.. ohh, I do have X similar, but none with THIS kind of detail. Haha. Anyway, seems to have worked out well for you x

  7. cute! xx

  8. I think I need a pair of denim shorts in my life - those jacquard ones are too cute! They're patterned but subtly so they can go with everything!

  9. super cute finds!

  10. Such cute finds - I love the chambray shirt from H&M! And don't worry, I think most of us shoppers tell ourselves similar things when we're buying something that we know we don't really need ;)

  11. that pastel striped dress is so chic with the vest, i love that look on you

  12. Great outfits!! So pretty! Thank you for your sweet comment in my blog!

    Evi xoxo

    The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

  13. Such cute stuff you got! I love the striped dress and the vests!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  15. I love the target striped dress, I think I'm going to drop by on the way home today. I went to H&M yesterday, don't know why the shirt didn't catch my eye, I have to go back to return an item so will try that out too!

    reaches the sky

  16. Simple and comfy outfits, you've done a great work with this post, seems so;) Great pictures as well! Followed you here and with Bloglovin', hope you can do same;)
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

  17. Wish we had something similar to Target where I live, their stuff are so affordable and quite trendy the mint shorts!

  18. Just found your blog and loving it. Maybe we can follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? Please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know. XO

  19. Love the mint shorts; the detailing on the side is so cute! It's hard to find that kind of design...maybe I need to visit target again soon :P

    Castle Fashion

  20. Great picks!! I LOVE those mint green shorts - the lace detail is so cute!

  21. thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! i really love your blog and style, maybe we can follow each other? (:

  22. the lace shorts are fantastic......

  23. great combination! love the lace!

    love from San Francisco,

  24. perfect style and good sense!
    definitely i stay here, hope youll follow back <3

  25. great post!

    would you like to follow each other??
    please follow me and i will follow you back!


  26. great looks!

  27. Hello
    Thank you for commenting on my site. Just wanted to say quick hello. Love this look.
    Hope we can like each other
    Love A&A


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