Forever21 is coming to SA!

So some exciting news for the fashion lovers of SA is that Forever21 is opening it’s doors in SA this week! The affordable US fashion brand is great to get your hands on current trends at budget prices – the American equivalent of Mr Price.

I will be attending the launch at Canal Walk tomorrow but before that exciting event I was invited to participate in a blogger competition whereby I could preview their Spring/ Summer collection, select a few key pieces and then create an outfit to share with my readers on my blog. Then the general public (that’s you) will be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite look and if I win I will walk away with a voucher to spend at their new store. Worth it? Well I thought so!

So, on Friday I popped in to collect a few items to put together into an outfit. I literally had 10 minutes to choose so did a quick whip round the room and found a long maxi dress with a unique black & white print and very pretty back detail (R479), a large black sunhat (R249) and a gold and black multi-strand necklace (R129).

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I chose these items as I felt that had versatility for moms like me – what is easier than popping on a dress in the morning? Plus the bonus is that the dress is great as it is for every day wear or can be paired with a black blazer and some heels for a night on the town.

Over the weekend I got my street style photographer (aka my husband) to snap a few pics in my garden… I think the “fashion blogger” side of me needs a bit of practice – I can’t say I even know what my best side is, let alone how to pose properly, but I gave it a try! Also I really need to use some self tan!

Here are the results….

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What do you think? Do you like my selection of items from Forever21. I hope you like my outfit choice enough to hop on over and give me a vote on the Forever21 Facebook Page!! I need all the votes I can get considering I’m playing with the big league fashion bloggers out there. Eeeek!

And if you’re kind enough to vote for me you might be lucky enough to get your hands on a Forever21 gift voucher. My prize (should I win) is a R2100 voucher so if by some small chance I walk away with it I will be selecting one of the kind souls who voted to join me on a shopping spree! Just tell me you did in the comments below…

Images: Kathryn Rossiter
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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. Looking lovely babe. A red lip really suits you. I’m really shocked by the prices tho. Have you looked at the F21 US site? Their jewellery, for example, starts at around $1,50 so what they’re charging here in SA is a little crazy. Sadly, I foresee myself trying items on in store and then buying them from the US site as per usual. Will be cheaper, even with import taxes.

    1. Thanks Leigh – didn’t realise who I would be up against but still it was fun – my first attempt at styling! Sad to hear about the price difference, seems like that’s always going to be the case tho’ with these Int brands ;(

  2. Voted – it’s nice to see someone more normal like the rest of us looking awesome on their page. Well done for staying true. Hope to be shopping with you 😀

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