19.8.12

Blogger Crush: Forever 21!

On Saturday, Forever 21 opened their first store in Bluewater shopping centre, and asked me to come along and choose my favourite pieces in the store, hanging little 'Blogger Crush' signs on my selections!  It was amazing to be a part of their store launch and it definitely opened my eyes to what an amazing store it is! When I went to the Stratford store with Jen last LFW, I didn't find anything to buy, but the current product is so strong (and CHEAP!), I loved it and ended up going on a massive shopping spree this time round!

I'll save my haul post for another day, but here are some pics of the launch and my fave pieces...

The outside of the store: 


The queue! 

The store interior:



The accessories section was stunning! 


Some of my blogger crush items... Studded biker jacket:

 Cross sweater layered with a studded blouse:

 Heeled brogue boots (£29.75):

 Adorable apple print peter pan collar dress (£19.75):

  Pretty polka dot pleated dress: 

 Me cheesy-posing with one of my picks - a spotty cropped blazer:

Coffee break with the PR, Sarah. She was so lovely and really made the experience so fun (as if essentially ogling clothes all morning was ever going to be un-fun, but still...)

All the stuff I tried on after my curating duties were over! 

After all the Bluewater fun, Alex and I stopped off at pretty Rochester on the way home for a mooch in the sun and a root in the charity shops. Naturally, I changed into flats for this... Yes, the outfit is pretty much what I wore in my last outfit post, but you know how it is when you have a go-to, right?

(Floral crown - H&M, sunnies - Topshop, tee and skirt - Primark, sandals - c/o Tesco)

Such a fun day all in all! And it's another fun week coming up as I'm interviewing JESSICA ENNIS tomorrow!!! (omgomgomg - regretting the Maryland cookies I just downed)! And then heading to Reading Festival on Friday! Eep!

*And breathe*

xo

54 comments:

  1. eeek i cant wait to get in there xx

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  2. Ohhh I wanna go to Bluewater so badly now! I've never been to Forever 21 but I keep seeing it popping up more and more. I really like the items you picked, especially the dress :) The jewellery all looks so pretty!
    Love Holz oxo

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  3. Aaah I went to the new one at the Trafford Centre the other week - it's amazing! Already planning another trip..
    The Life of Emily-Alice

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  4. ahh I love forever 21, the jewellery and the shoes are amazing! the store looks great. so jealous about jess ennis (and your job in general aha), what an opportunity! x

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  5. Love your picks, especially the leather jacket!
    Wow, have fun interviewing Jess, you're so lucky! x

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  6. Looks like a fun day! I loved Forever 21 in New York, hate ordering online so really want to get myself to the store!x

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  7. Forever21 is just brilliant, so cheap! I particularly love the accessories. Very jealous that you got to go round choosing your favourites.

    Alice
    http://theviewfromthemorning.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Why did I read this blog post? WHY? Now I need everything!!!

    Georgie
    xoxo

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  9. I loved all of your blogger crushes, particularly the cross jumper with the shirt underneath! :)

    Have fun at Reading. So jealous! :D

    xx

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  10. Oh I am soooo excited to go visit now! Although hope the queue dies down!! x

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  11. I was here today! Ahh the store is amazing! It's so massive too

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  12. I work part time at the La Senza across the aisle, so have been gazing at the window displays all weekend! Great picks :) xo

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  13. I can't wait for the Glasgow store to open! One year to go. You have some gorgeous picks there, I especially love that cute blazer. You basically have my dream job, hopefully one day I'll work for Company!

    Charlotte xo
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  14. ohhhhh forever 21 is literally the best store. I remember visiting one in the states when I was about 17 & laughing about how we were too young to go in.. oh how times change.

    Love the bits and pieces you picked out lovely :)

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  15. I went to a Forever21 store for the first time on Friday and I fell in love with the place - the cardigan I bought was such a gorgeous bargain!x

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  16. I absolutely love Forever 21, every time I've gone I've picked up something and they always end up being my favourites items of clothing that I keep going back to!

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  17. Aaah Rochester. My parents live there, I love going home!!

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  18. I have never visited the shop before but I really really want to!! it looks amazing I hope they open one near me! Im going straight on the website now! x
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  19. I'd heard so much about Forever 21 before one opened near me, but after visiting I can completely understand the hype! Especially loved the accessories section. Also, can't believe you get to interview Jess Ennis! What an inspiration!

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  20. i love this store, cant wait to visit it, you look stunning in that picture i love that skirt xxx

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  21. Definitely want to go now, looks like you had an amazing day! And I can't believe you're interviewing Jess Enniss! omg, so exciting! Also can't wait to see your haul, my bet's on it being out of this world cool, hip and amazing ;)

    Pip x

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  22. I love Forever 21. I need that polka dot dress! x

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  23. I love forever 21. Your picks are definitely some of the best pieces, can't wait to see what you bought xx

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  24. looks like dream day!!!

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  25. I like forever 21 and they have something for everyone and every occasion.

    They do some really nice peace's like amazingly cheep and then some others quite similar but the price difference is massive. It is something that I just don't get.

    As great as the store is I haven't found much that I must have, I have tried to do a masive shopping trip there but I just find that after an hour of walking around picking out what I want to get. I try it on and that size 12 is in no way a size 12 more like a 10 or a 14.

    The store is great for certen things but not for everything. We have had forever 21 in Dublin now for about two years and whole amazement off it has gone. People find that its too large and on every floor (over 4 floors) there is a different colour of that dress. Forever 21 is sneaky like that.

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  26. Looks like so much fun, looking forward to your haul post! You really pull off that floral crown. Have fun at Reading and interviewing Miss Ennis!

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  27. I need to visit the Trafford Centre one, heard good things! Great pics by the way and hope you have a fab time at Reading and of course interviewing Jessica Ennis!
    xx

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  28. Ahh you're so lucky!!! Eeeek see you at Reading maybe, haha. xox

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  29. Hey I saw u in forever 21 but didn't know wat to say lol u looked gorgeous though and the shop was amazing x

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    1. This is what' I got I'm in love with it all

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  30. I've never been to Forever 21 before, not sure if they've made it to Scotland yet! :( Those heeled brogues are so amazing though!
    Faye x

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  31. Bloody love you Gem, your life sounds pretty sweet at the moment :)

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  32. So exciting! I haven't been to F21 in ages, loving some of the new season bits!

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  33. This is so amazing! I've still not been in Forever 21, I'm desperate to check it out! Looking promising, better start saving.

    Eilidh

    nostalgiance.blogspot.com

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  34. wow your job gets you such amazing opportunities!! Jess Ennis thats amazing!

    Plus the forever 21 one thing looked sweet too, loved the stuff you chose!

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  35. Last time I went to Forever 21, I wasn't that impressed, but by your photos it looks a lot more inviting now! Might have to give it a second chance! x

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  36. I have never been in Forever 21... I kept walking pass it being built it blue water and haven't been down since. I need to get there :)

    LaceyLoves

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  37. You are looking nice in this dress. nice print on your skirt. your sandal is fantastic. i like it .

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  38. Love forever 21! That cross jumper is so cute <3 x

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  39. i love forever 21 and the one in stratford westfield is huge! ;D

    xx

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  40. This is awesome! All the dress are gorgeous and I'm sure all of them are affordable. I will add this boutique in my favorites. Wow!




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  41. Absolutely love the photos in here. Must check out the nearest F21 here. Got my eye on your next posts.

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  42. I heart Forever 21! I worked in Korea for a while in 2010 and practically lived in store!

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  43. I heart Forever 21. I worked in South Korea in 2010 and practically lived in the store!

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  44. Dunno if I could've hacked that queue....JEEZ!!!

    Loving your chelsea boots....completely off the topic, i know. lol

    BLEURGH
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  45. love the cross sweater and the studded collar!
    i always went to the forever 21 in japan and im so glad theyve bought it to the UK now!

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  46. Really need to get that cross jumper!! Bank holiday shopping trip I think :)

    Please check out my blog!

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  47. This outfit is so cute Gem! I'm still torn weather or not to invest into a fishtail/waterfall skirt. And i'm sooo going to check out the Forever 21 website xx

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  48. Who doesny love forever 21!!!
    Follow each other??/

    ***LAST day to enter CHANEL handbag giveaway on www.fashion-a-holic.com****
    Great post and pics!!

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  49. Loving the cross jumper and the shirt underneath! And Rochester is my home, there's a great vintage/antique shop on the high street with an amazing collection of restored brooches! x

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