I'm not a frequent shopper at Forever 21, mostly because although there are gems to be found, the search process is usually too chaotic and overwhelming. I did, however, stop by this weekend to look for a few items I've seen on other blogs (lace skirt, knot-back dress). Well I didn't find any of those, but did come across an interesting item. I'm not exactly sure what it's supposed to be, but it was lightweight knit in size S:
The color's not showing up real well, but it was a deep eggplant in person. I suppose it could be a short dress or a tunic if worn with tights. The sleeves are those bat-wing types that drape:
I was attempting to show the interesting part, but it didn't really show up either. There was a self belt that actually went through the body of the garment (not around the outside). I haven't seen anything like that and thought it was pretty neat. It was relatively inexpensive ($12) and I like that the belt gave me shape, but I wasn't sure what I'd wear this to so decided not to purchase.
I also tried on this skirt in size S that looked like it might fit:
The partly-elasticized waist sat on my true waist which is rather rare. The pockets were a plus and the silk blend material was nice. But in the end, I wasn't in love with the print and it was a little shorter than I'd like so I passed on this one.
I also saw this linen skirt that was previously seen on ExtraPetite, here also in size S:
I liked the color, but the waist was a little too loose on me. And when I cinched the ties, the ruching became slightly floppy and the skirt just draped kind of funny.
I think Forever 21's credit-only return policy does somewhat limit my trigger buying, and I tend to go home and think about their items first rather than my usual buy-first-think-later habit. All I ended up getting was a couple of camis for $2.50... can't go wrong with basics!