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Retail Therapy: Forever 21 + Urban Outfitters + Express

HautePinkPretty Shopping HaulShop:

  1. Forever 21 Twisted Collar Necklace (1015035574)
  2. Forever 21 Feather Pendant Necklace (1000023638)
  3. Staring at Stars Chiffon Button-Down Shirt in Red
  4. Forever 21 Omega Chain Necklace (1083316347)
  5. Forever 21 Short Knit Skirt (2000026027)
  6. Alex & Chloe for Forever 21 Rhinestone Geo Necklace (1087533519)
  7. Staring at Stars Chiffon Button-Down Shirt in Neutral (sold out, check in-store!)
  8. Express High-Waist Color Block Pencil Skirt
  9. Forever 21 Pleated Batwing Blouse*
  10. Forever 21 Tri-Tone Chain Fringe Necklace (1087533518)
  11. Express Crinkle Chiffon Star Shirt
  12. Forever 21 Etched Pendant Choker (1015036649)
  13. Forever 21 Navy Chiffon Polka Dot Blouse*

I’m guilty of the buying-things-sticking-them-into-my-closet-and-taking-forever-to-actually-wear-them syndrom. I mean, I do wear some of the things I buy right away, but usually, I shop and buy like 8 items and then I might wear 1 of those items right away & post it, while the rest sits in my closet and likely goes on sale before I get a chance to wear them. Case in point, the shoes here, I bought for full price (fail) they went on sale recently and are long gone now. Yep, still haven’t worn them. Why? Well, for one thing, I work out of my home office. This means, I wear nothing exciting (ie old stretched out tank tops) around the house most days. Classy, huh? Then there’s the issue with, if we don’t have time to take blog pictures wherever we’re going, I want to “save” the new goodies for when we do have time. It’s a serious issue 😛 So, I’m going to start sharing my shopping hauls with you all 🙂 This way, if there’s anything you like, you can still snatch them up before they’re long gone when I finally post an oufit in them and then you ask me where to get it and then I fail as a blogger 😉

Please excuse the terrible grammar and overwhelming amounts of run on sentences in this post. Though, if you’re a regular reader, this is nothing new!

Oh and yeah, I realized while making this that I bought way too many necklaces and sheer blouses the past two weeks.


*#9 & #13 were purchased in-store, the images are random google search results photoshopped to look like what was purchased.

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  • Reply Cortnie Elizabeth

    I just knew #13 was an Equipment blouse! So surprised to find out it’s F21! Wow!


    January 19, 2012 at 11:26 am
    • Reply HautePinkPretty

      OH! It might have been an Equipment blouse picture… the original blouse was black 🙂 I googled for images and just used the picture to photoshop into a navy/white polka dot blouse since I couldn’t find a picture of the one I bought. (disclaimer at the bottom of my post) lol.. Xox

      January 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Couture Carrie

    Awesome post, darling!
    Love all the necklaces!


    January 19, 2012 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Ashley

    Okay, you and I both suffer from the same disease! 🙂 I buy stuff and then forget to wear it ALL THE TIME. And it’ll be stuff I’ve lusted after for months, and then I get it, and it sits for just as long! Oy. 🙂

    Great post- love that Express colorblock skirt. Has been on my wishlist for a while now.


    January 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Fashion Imperative

    lovely selection! I really like that skirt!


    January 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Michelle A.

    An, as always you have an impeccable sense of style:)

    January 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Molliee

    OMG I have the same syndrome as you! I love all these choices and the stores are some of my staples as well:)

    January 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Marta

    Great selection!
    I want: 1, 7, 8, & 13!

    January 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Monique

    lovely blouses!

    January 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    Hi, Yeah, I’ll take one of each please…

    January 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply ellen

    oh i totally familiar with that syndrome! haha



    January 20, 2012 at 12:17 am
  • Reply Elle Sees

    loving the necklaces…i’ve been into those shapes lately

    January 20, 2012 at 6:10 am
  • Reply Bonnie (@GlamKitten88)

    I do this a lot. I buy so much stuff at once that I sometimes forget what I bought and thus forget to actually wear it. It’s fun to rediscover those pieces later, though!

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    January 20, 2012 at 7:08 am
  • Reply Sam

    I am exactly like that, I buy things, shove them in my wardrobe and forget about them.
    You have a great collection of necklaces. I am loving blouse Nr 9, not usually my colour but its so pretty

    January 20, 2012 at 7:41 am
  • Reply mystylebyjoandy

    great post, love all the blouses, so pretty!!!

    January 20, 2012 at 8:27 am
  • Reply K.

    I love the 4th necklace;)!

    January 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply 7eventh Letter

    You have very nice taste girly. I LOVE all the items you picked. I know working from home can be a gift and a curse (especially to a Fashionista). Can’t wait to see these items in your future posts.

    I tagged you in my latest blog post. Hopefully you have time to play along. Check out my blog for details.

    7eventh Letter

    January 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    • Reply HautePinkPretty

      Thank you!!! I’ll definitely try to play a long this week :o) I’m always bad at participating in these types of posts but they’re so fun to read! Thank you for thinking of me! Xox

      January 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Nicki

    These are some great picks, I can’t wait to see how you style them!

    January 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm
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