I have a wish-I-could-love/hate relationship with Forever 21. There are countless times when I compliment an adult (yes, to be clear, adult) on what she’s wearing and she screams Forever 21! I immediately get annoyed because I wonder how she can waltz in there and find a perfectly adorable polka dot cardigan and all I ever to seem to find are glittered crop tops with cats silk screened on them.
I do realize some cities have excellent Forever 21s, but I’m not convinced our Kenwood version ranks. And I’m fully aware that my problem is I usually decide to head there on a weekend, when it’s overflowing with tweens and metallic cheetah print and fringe and cut outs, but I did learn a trick. Go there at night in the middle of the week. Like a Tuesday. Chances are you’ll have space to breath, time to pick things over without running into a student, and an opportunity to find something decent. This sweater is the perfect example of that tactic.