Who has been a terrible blogger for the month of October (so far)? That's right, I have! Things are a little hectic at the minute so please stick with me!
Dress: Dunnes *** Coat: Miss Selfridge *** Boots: Doc Marten *** Socks: ASOS *** Necklace: Forever 21 *** Belt: Faith 21
How pretty are these white socks from ASOS?! I bought them about 2 years ago but today was my first time to wear them because I actually forgot that I had them! I love the ruffles at the top. When I was a little girl I wore socks exactly this to school every day! You would think that I would hate them now (considering I wore similar ones for 5+ years) But nope! They are one of those things that I have loved since childhood, polka dot prints and docs, too. I think today's outfit was mostly a mashup of my childhood!
A few people have left comments asking if I started my new job at Forever 21 yet, what its like, etc. No, I haven't started working for them yet! My training day is next Wednesday so I assume (and hope!) that i'll be starting work pretty soon after that. I am one of the few people they have hired as full time staff, apparently there is only 4 of us full timers in the whole store - out of 250 staff, crazy!
Speaking of Forever 21, what do you all think about the recent announcement that they will soon change the name of the Faith 21 collection to Forever 21+/plus? A couple of weeks ago I was reading about the collections our store will carry, the page with "Forever 21+" stood out to me, I was sure they had made a mistake/actually meant Faith 21, but it makes sense now.
To be honest I preferred the name Faith 21. It was nice to have a collection dedicated to us larger girls with no weight related words attached. It's not really "Forever 21 plus" because most of the clothes in the Faith 21 collection is not sold in smaller sizes for the regular Forever21 line. I am really really hoping that since they changed the name to Forever21+ that they will now make larger sizes of their regular sized lines. Don't get me wrong, when Faith 21 gets it right, they really get it right, but I see a lot of pieces that make me cringe too. Every week I see 2-3 new pieces I want from Faith 21 but at least 20 that I want from the regular sized Forever 21 line, so I think that says it all! It sure has grown a lot and improved since it first launched last year so I hope the new name is a sign of even more good things to come.
ps. I am sorry the winner of my giveaway still hasn't been announced - I'm short on money and can't afford to mail it until this weekend so I will announce the winner closer to the time. Sorry again!