The Forever 21 Shorts

Long time, no post. I need to either get into this scheduled post malarkey or stop working...

Moving on, this is what I wore to brunch on Friday. The highlight for me was the shorts. They are from Forever 21 and are seriously nice. That's the only way to put it. They are light, lined, come with a belt that is actually quite pretty and make the perfect tailored pair. I literally pounced on them in store because they personify that rare F21 item that costs pittance but looks like it could be worth a whole lot more.

I paired with flat shoes, a white shirt and a blazer. A few things to note:

a) I did try heels with shorts but to be honest I feel like a hoe so I opted for the safety of ballerina flats
b) I wore the blazer for these photos, experienced a hot flush and ripped it off me
c) I could lie about my hair and say it looks crap because of the humidity - which I am sure didn't help - but let's be honest, it looks crap because I left it just a day too long between washes. 





Shirt: Zara
Blazer: ASOS
Shorts: Forever 21 - I am thinking they are to be found here - Link!
Bag: Celine

I do need to have a word with you about the sunglasses but that's for another post :) 

I will confess at this point that I started reading 50 Shades of Grey again. Embarrassingly I can pin-point the moment I downloaded the second - it was when I heard it was going to be made into a film and that it may possibly feature Alexander Skarsgard as Grey.

*Hangs head in shame*

I am on book number 3. Book 2 was slightly less salacious and not bad (that doesn't mean it was good either btw) but I am struggling at the moment to turn the pages. Seriously how many times can they be overtaken by passion? Get on with the story!

Interestingly books 2 and 3 are banned in Dubai but book 1, the raunchiest of them all, is proudly sold in bookstores. Odd!

What do you think about it?

Speak soon!

89 comments:

  1. Love this look laura you look amazzeeee and i want those sunglasses!!!

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  2. Very good looks. I'm liking it X

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  3. Laura you need to check this Tumblr: http://50shadesofsuck.tumblr.com/
    That's enough for me to know what's in the books and not read them!

    Other than that, I love the shorts, I just wish we had enough sun here at some points to wear shorts myself!

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  4. I thought the books were horrendously written, but were so very enjoyable! I hang my head in shame but my inner goddess is doing cartwheels ;)

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    1. I completely agree! Glad I'm not the only one!!

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  5. They do look really comfy, love them! x

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  6. As always you look fabulous Laura !! I can't wait to hear more about the sunnies.

    XoXo

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  7. I'm already stuck with book Nr. 1 ... but I love the shorts. I never find anything at Forever 21 - will keep looking. Thanks! You look great as always and I love your hair!

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  8. Looking great as always Laura. I must admit my heart nearly stopped reading this Skarsgard rumour. Oh lord is everyone in for a treat if that comes to fruition!
    X

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  9. Major sunglasses lust right now!

    I found the Fifty Shades books are awfully written but I ploughed through the trash...and I'm loving the Skarsgard rumours :)

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  10. I read the first book, I'm in no rush to read 2 and 3, I need time to calm down. Everytime she referred to her vajayjay as "my sex" I literally wanted to rip the page out!!! Oh an pig tails?! This girl is in her 20's?! More importantly however I love the outfit post, it reminds me of Rachel Bilson in Hart of Dixie, which if you have not watched you should get on immediately if not sooner. Great show! If only for Bilson's wardrobe!

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  11. Love This outfit!!!

    xoxo

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  12. i love this style!..feminime and sexy...M*

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  13. Great outfit, Laura! I've been reading your posts more and more recently, and am loving your classy and chic style. Forever 21 is big in the Philippines, I always find affordable and easy-to-wear clothes there. :)

    About 50 Shades of Grey, I haven't gotten into it yet with all these people telling me not to give it the light of day, but bad publicity is still publicity, right? I'm definitely curious.

    Anyway, looking good as always! Waiting for your blog about the sunnies!:)

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  14. I totally agree with Dani - lovely outfit, very much Hart of Dixie inspired. And as for the book - it is pretty controversial to me - the narrative is the epitome of simplicity, vocabulary down to zero and the sex part is just far too much. Can't understand what is all that hype about. But will continue reading it so to see the predictable twist in the plot - Grey and Ana living happily ever after.

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  15. Cute outfit :P

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  16. Gorgeous, love the outfit :) xx

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  17. I actually like your hair in this post, it doesn't look affected by humidity at all and in fact the ombre shows up more in this post than in prev ones.

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  18. You look great, and the shorts are fab! I'm very pleased that Forever 21 are expanding their branch and opening stores in other locations of the UK!

    xoxo

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  19. Love the sunglasses!

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  20. I am obsessed with the 50 shades trilogy, and currently re-reading the second one:) Too funny that they didn't ban the first one there, but did for the 2nd and 3rd, which are tamer:P And yes, Alexander for Christian!!!
    BTW, really do like the shorts and can't believe they're from F21:)

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  21. This shorts are seriously cute! Will have to go and check them out now! ;) xx

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  22. Obsessed with the sunglasses! Awaiting that post paitently :') Laura x

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  23. Wow! I love your outfit, the shorts are lovely

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  24. I was wondering the other day whether you actually finished the 50 shades trilogy...I am on a book 3 myself and I have to say book 2 was very hard to finish because I became so iritated when every 3 or 4 pages, there was yet another sex scene...I am now reading the third book solely because I bought it and dont want to waste money that way...

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  25. Those shorts are so cute, I love the belt though! ben looking for one liek that for a while now! x

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  26. i love the look!
    the shorts look simple yet elegant :)

    Stefy xx
    THE FASHEAUTY
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  27. The shorts look fantastic - really beautiful.

    I've just finished the first 50 Shades and hated myself for actually enjoying it as I don't think it's written at all well. Book number two is ordered already! I'm shocked that the first one is sold in Dubai - how interesting!

    xx

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  28. I loooove the shorts! they look tailored and that is always a good thing!
    I will be honest, I really really dislike that fifty shades of grey is an actual book. I honestly don't see a point of essentially reading porn as a book. But to each their own I guess!
    xx

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  29. Lovely oufit!
    I love the fifty shades triology, it's my guilty pleasure, I know they aren't the best written but I still can't help but love them haha x

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  30. Quite a preppy outfit. As for your hair, it looks tousled like the look coveted by many.

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  31. Your hair looks gorgeous to me! And 'to be honest I feel like a hoe' made me laugh hahaha! xxx

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  32. As always you look so chic and effortless! Love the shorts, bag, the sunnies...EVERYTHING!!! ;) I just finished the first book last night and need to download the second one today. It's good but ovbiously it's not going to win any awards for the best writing! Ha! xx @FashionTeller17

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  33. Totally purchasing those shorts, fab find! Yes, I have also jumped in on the Fifty Shades of Grey train. I actually really enjoyed the first book, the second book was okay, and I haven't started the third yet. I'll be curious to hear what you thought of the whole trilogy. I agree, it seems to be the same sexual scenario over and over again.....but hey, I'm still enjoying it. Ha!

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  34. I was not a big fan of Fifty Shades of Grey I read the first 10 chapters and was turned off so I returned. I may see the movie if it does come out. Love your outfit!

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  35. You have such a cool sense of style! Love your blog! x

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  36. Love this look and totally adore your blog ... It has actually given me the confidence to set up my own a couple of days ago ahhhhh !!!! I have no followers and am not actually sure how I manage to get any !! Lol ... Such a novice at computers etc , however I love fashion .... I know how busy you are but was wondering if you ever get a minute could you have a quick look ???? Sincerelysuzanneproctor@blogspot.co.UK ...... Thanks xx

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  37. I've done the shorts and heels thing (once) and yes I did feel like a 'hoe' lol! They're actual similar to the ones you are wearing, haven't put them on since! Love the way you paired yours, classy and chic! Looking forward to the sunglass post :) x x

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  38. Love that outfit! I have a similar shorts from DIESEL.

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  39. I like book 2 and 3 way better than the first book. It's not well written but it grabbed me!

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  40. Had no problems with the subject matter but lordy the writing was beyond horrendous! It's like a 15 yrs old trying to write erotica....after the 3rd or 4th "oh jeez" and "oh wow" I had to throw the book across the room, never to be looked at again!

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  41. Love this look! very chic and glam :)

    Kelli xxx

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  42. Do i spy prada baroques ? :)

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  43. love this outfit!

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  44. Hi Laura,

    You look fantastic. Those shorts do not look like F21, great job mixing expensive with inexpensive :)

    Was wondering, what camera do you use to take pictures? And for the post/pictures from the beach, did you use a filter to create that hue? I LOVE how the photos turned out.

    <3 <3 <3

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  45. LOVE the sunglasses, those shorts are amazing to. Lovely outfit!!

    Oh and i love Fifty shades, I love grey, minus the weird stuff.

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  46. Love those sunglasses soo much that I had to add them to my Pinterest =D

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  47. I love this look. Casual, pleated shorts like that are a favorite of mine lately. I can't stand tight-fitting things in summer.

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  48. Your hair looks amazing. If that is what a bad hair day looks like, I wish I had one every day. =)

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  49. the sunglasses are amazing!

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  50. Great outfit! Love those sunglasses on you!

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  51. I'm on book 1 and can't get through it! If I read 'don't bite your lip' one more time, I am seriously going to have a meltdown. ;)

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    1. hahaha I'm the same!! Most annoying line ever!

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  52. Am half way through book one, and intend on reading two and three after I finish. I don't really know what all the hype is about! Is badly written, repetitive and lacking substance! Is an easy read though, so I'll continue on with the series.

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  53. Love those shorts and the belt is cute which is rare for a belt that comes with an item. I'm on the fence about heels with shorts...I feel like I need them for leg length but I see where you are coming from. I think wedges are a good compromise!

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  54. You make Forever 21 look high-end.

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  55. Loved your 50 Shades review because I completely share the same sentiment. By book 3 I was completely skipping over the sex parts because I was bored of it! I just wanted to get on with the story and find out what the heck happens to this couple... :)

    PS. Cute shorts!

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  56. You are too stunning and pretty!
    xoxoxo

    Carolina

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  57. i agree about 50 shades. it's nothing more than your average romantic erotic novel but they're good summer reads :) i'm in book two as well and i'm rather sick of their spur-of-the-moment quickies lol

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  58. i think the outfit would look nice even if you did rip off that shirt before the photos were taken... :) super nice and classic!

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  59. Love this outfit - and those shorts are such a great F21 find! On to 50 shades... I read all three. The first one I couldn't put down, but the 2nd and 3rd were just... meh. BUT I'll def. be waiting in line to see the movie!! haha

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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  60. The perfect outfit: simple, chic and lovely!

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  61. Just started reading the first book, and reading that it might be Alexander Skarsgard? I'll start reading faster!

    Love your blog.
    xoxo

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  62. Stunning as always and I'm in love with those sunglasses!

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  63. Wow those are really nice! I struggle with F21 as I see really nice stuff online and then when I see it in reality it looks really cheap. I'll take your word for it on this one, and will pop into the London store at lunchtime tomorrow! xxx

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  64. Great shorts and I love the belt!!!

    I actually started reading 50 shades when I heard that Ian Somerhalder wants to play Grey in the movie... *drool*

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  65. shorts with heels make me feel hoeish too haha. the flats are a cute choice!

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  67. I agree with you on the 50 shades trilogy. Sometimes it's just like 'get on with the story!! focus!!' hehe

    love the shorts, def a good forever 21 find.

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  68. Ilove the 50 shades trilogy and managed to read them in less than a week. Won't be watching the film though, love the shorts and sunglasses.

    jill

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  69. I love this outfit! Especially the shorts! x

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  70. 1. Love this outfit.
    2. Isn't it funny how you can take photos in something, even though you're dying, and then change right after? I've done this in the winter when I'm freezing, but look better without the coat haha.
    3. I cannot WAIT to see about these sunglasses. Eeek LOVE!
    4. I'm too scared to read 50 shades of Grey. I haven't read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo either, but I have seen the movie, and thought I was going to vomit. A little too graphic for me, so I'm not sure how I would do with the book or movie.

    xoxo
    Alyson

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  71. I will be on the hunt for those shorts the next time i'm in F21! I never can find anything there or it fits so awkwardly on my body! I'm on the midst of 50 Shades Freed too! Honestly, I'm kind of sick of the SEX LOL. My boyfriend calls the trilogy "Book Porn". But on the other hand i'm sad that its the last book :*(

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  72. Still on the fence about buying that book...

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  73. Love the chic look!Definitely love the shorts. I love the whole look.Great photos!AML

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  74. LOVE 50 shades read the trilogy in 4 days!! books are now being passed between mums in the school play ground!
    u look beautiful as always

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  76. you look beautiful! Love the shorts and blazer look!

    -ariel* xoxo
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  77. Stunning! I love this outfit..and I cant believe the shorts are from F21. They are so cute! I love your blog..your hilarious! New follower!

    xx
    Julie
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  78. LOVE this look!

    x

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