I am so dreaming of Fall! While I spent my day in a chilly air conditioned classroom, when I walked outside the temperatures had reached 105 degrees! Needless to say, this sweater kept me plenty warm inside today but couldn’t be worn outside at all!
I’ll be completely honest. I despise Forever 21. I love the prices. However, the majority of their items are poor quality crapola. I’m kind to my clothes. Almost everything gets washed on the gentle cycle with Woolite & line dried. That being said, almost every time I wash something from F21, it comes out of the washer looking less than beautiful. I hate pulling out a shirt that I really thought was adorable only to find a hole in it or a ripped seam because their quality is so dreadful. It kills me. That explains why I rarely shop there. However, there are those rare instances when I will wander through the store and something catches my eye that seems to have decent quality. This sweater was one of them. It’s thick and somewhat luxe feeling. I hope it washes well but I’m optimistic for this one! I guess what I’m trying to say is that while the majority of F21 seems to me to be a waste of your money (because most of the time you wear something once and it dies), there are real hidden gems if you look hard enough. Personally I would rather have one good quality sweater from J.Crew than 4 ones that will fall apart from F21. Thus, while you won’t see me in too many F21 pieces (read this article for my philosophy on why), I do plan to pop back in for a good treasure hunt now and again.