Wednesday, January 30, 2013

want{ed} wednesday: F21

As a fashion enthusiast, I love to look at {/stalk} other peoples outfits.
One of my biggest worries when finding an item I love on someone? 

"Oh, it is thrifted" "vintage" or "Forever 21"
Now Forever 21's super trendy looks may not be on the same timeless level as "vintage" finds,
but they are equally as hard to find. 

This is the want{ed} wednesday that almost did not exist. 

Here is the story {morning glory}:

I went to order these items yesterday in a last ditch shopping spree, 
I have no choice but to go on a spending FREEZE {but more on that later...}

Placed them in my cart happily 
I mean buy one get one free Hello Kitty x Forever 21?!
are ya kidding?

clicked "Pay with PayPal" like I usually do
smiled at my new babies that would be meeting me at home some day in the future.

Then no confirmation email, 
slight panic, 

Contacted customer service. 
No order placed.
& "no way to check store inventory"
& "Once an item is sold out, it is gone"

but my perfect Hello Kitty purchases?!

My inner shopahaulic died a little inside. 

Customer service that is let's say no where on the level of stores like Madewell, JCrew, or Llbean.
But the perfect Hello Kitty with glasses tote that would have been my new school bag was lost forever {pun intended}

Of course still it existed on ebay.... for a whopping $80! For a whole $60 mark up.

this lead me to the actual store today 
{I hardly ever go to the mall, I prefer spending my $$ in the comfort of my own home}
but I had to see if there was a little neon Hello Kitty nerd waiting to be taken home.

No such luck, 
but could not resist these:
 similar to the Kate Spade "Terry" ones on my holiday wish list but for a fraction of the cost! {$19 compared to $228!} I guess worth the trip...

Back to the never-ending story:
Asked the girl behind the counter if there was anyway to check other stores, 
she said "It is updated ever 3-4 days so it is not very accurate & I would need a sku number}

I had pretty much given up hope

Until I got home and decided to check out the site for the slight chance there was one laying in the stock room that someone had forgotten about & had just listed on the site.

heck yes,
ordered & received order confirmation this time.
done & done
Glasses & Hello Kitty?!
It is like they created these items for me

My closet also just got a little more shiny:
Hologram Ballet Flats in gold, gunmetal, & silver
yes, yes, and yes,
to all of the above. 
my new "basic" flats
that is about as "basic" as I get.

How could I resist 
{bottom line} I couldn't...

that was a lot more writing than I usually do.
thanks for listening to my story!

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