No Longer Am I Forever 21

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Since Christmas, I have had a voucher for Forever 21 burning a hole in my pocket. I seemed to have gone off shopping in the last few months, with the need to spend my money on more necessary things creeping in. I am officially an adult. A couple of half-hearted attempts were made to try to spend it with no success until a couple of weeks ago when luck was in my favour.

 

The key to shopping I learned was to go on my own. A good hour was needed rummaging through everything, and another half was spent in the changing room. The second thing I learned was that I am no longer ‘forever 21’. While I am happy with the purchases you can see below, I felt much too old at the ripe age of 26 for 50% of what was stocked there. Not something that can be blamed on the store itself, I felt as if I was bulging out in the wrong places, and the colourful prints of the bodycon dresses were stretched and misshapen on me. The other half of the stock I loved but my size was gone. Typical.

 

Has anybody else hit a mid-20’s crisis in regards to their personal style? I hate everything in my wardrobe but have no idea what to replace them with. Either I feel like a frumpy old granny, or like I am trying to dress like somebody fresh out of secondary school. Any tips are as always very welcome.

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Hi all! My name is Joy! I am a 23 year old Irish girl living in Berlin. I am a university graduate who likes politics, fashion and writing, and is currently looking for a job which can incorporate at least one of the forementioned interests!! This is my blog where I am going to put my thoughts and ramblings, views of the world, and antedotes of my struggle to find a path for myself in life! Enjoy xx

6 thoughts on “No Longer Am I Forever 21

  1. I’ve always had a very different style, and it changes from time to time. But I guess as long as I never wear what everyone else does, it will just be consistently difficult to find clothes. 😉

  2. I am glad you wrote about this topic Joy. Except for me I am feeling more stylish than ever for some reason! I completely agree about the bodycon styles but they never fitted me properly anyway so it hasn’t affected me too badly. It was turning 26 that mad me think what have I done with my early 20’s being scared of what people might of me??? So now I am going for it and feeling superb. Stuff you 21 year olds I can still do it haha 🙂

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