Category Archives: Fashion/Beauty

Birthday Treats

A very B.I.G. Thank You to Ms. Alisha Taylor @ Primm Salon for working my bob. 

#Inspiration

May 11 … Just 1day until 29.

      I absolutely loved the scalp smoothie and steam treatment.      #Selfie          

May 12 Birthday They had no idea I was coming for breakfast on my day off but they are my family …. who else would I eat with? #Kuzzos  Regan and Lisa #MyWoes  I am such a happy girl! Yes Universe.   Is that thing on?    Laughing out Loud  World’s best busser/server assistant. Funniest too! Martez  Tez and Teanna its #Selfie time  I love it when they call me “Big Poppa” Have you had The Big Poppa @KuzzosChickenandWaffes ? #Birthday #Treat  Ed and I ❤️ 

I love most of all the love I received from my co-workers on my birthday. I had no idea they loved me as much as I do them. 

  OPI A a good Mandarin is hard to find. #SummerShades

  The face you make when you see the note inside the flowers. 

  Thank You Bestie!

  Thank God for Evie! #LauraMercier #Nordstroms #Somerset #Before

  #After #TasteofTheLions

   
Rider    Dress RVN                                     

  That moment when.. You decide to step out for a moment so you call an Uber Black.       My best friend is the bartender @Theboscoferndale   #BoscoThursdays May 14    Phil and I       May 15 from the trap to the racks. Mission: find something cute to wear. I’m so Forever 21. 

            Bottle Models Anniversary Party. My bestie is a Bottle Modle @BottleModels 💕      Dress x Handbag Forever 21      @whoisyonni: You’ve got to be brutally honest with these men or else it’s a settlement for sure. 

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Forever 21 On The Run

While catching up on Market Place news printed in this past Thursday’s Wall Street Journal, I found a most interesting article about one of my favorite retail stores. The article titled Forever 21‘s Cavernous Stores pose Challenge, written by Suzanne Kapner suggests that America’s Favorite Fashion Department Store Forever 21 is having trouble filling its stores. Saying that “To help fill them Forever 21 pushed into categories such as menswear, footwear, lingerie and plus size.”
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Haters can only speculate. The very privately owned Forever 21 Inc. does not report sales or profits. The quickly expanding fashion department store known for its trendy teen clothing items and low prices, was established originally in 1984 by husband and wife business duo Don Chang and Jin Sook.

With expansions in product lines and store locations still on the rise for this fast growing chain, The Wall Street Journal reports that Forever 21 Inc. Is having trouble in retail paradise but I say that Forever 21 stores are the best thing since “Tar-zhay”.

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It is absolutely amazing that Forever 21 keeps expanding its product line on its own dime, not going public as recently rumored.
Forever 21 stores are for all kinds of shoppers, especially the fashionable and spend conscious.

Since it’s birth, Forever 21 has always been a budgeting teen fashionistas go to store. With everything from sunglasses to handbags and rings, in addition to $8.00 jeans and $7.00 cardigans. Overtime the brand and clothes have grown up and those teens that fell in love years ago have grown up and now have families that love the brand too.

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Brand loyalty to Forever 21 is almost cult like and it takes a deep love and understanding to experience it. The number in the name itself is a threshold where girl meets woman and if you are lucky, when it comes to your fashion sense, what brought you keeps you and you never part ways.
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Where else can you find an outfit for any type of season, all year long in the same store? There isn’t anything in Forever 21 that a girl (or woman) can’t throw on and make herself and her entire fashionable family look like a million bucks for less. Whether it’s a cute blazer or car coat, leggings, nail polish or a bustier, F21’s got it.

There is no compromise in quality or look either, In my opinion Forever 21 is an even better department store than HandM and because of its variety and affordability. You can go into any Forever 21 store across the country and find something different in each store, especially the experience. I personally love the photo booth in the Las Vegas store.

Describing Forever 21 stores as cavernous, is true in a sense but never does large size pose a threat to this so called juggernaut. Forever 21 is anything but massive and overpowering its more sweet and subtle. Think to back when Target first arrived and the excitement it must have caused. Forever 21 Inc. is bigger and better than ever with the brains, brands and space to back them.
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Keeping up with The Chang’s, daughters Esther and Lisa both act as General Merchandising Manager and Senior VP of Merchandising. Jin decides on what the lines carry and Don, I’m sure still decides where to go next with all of their big ideas.

Don and his wife Jin moved from Korea to Los Angeles in the early 1980’s opening then teen retailer Fashion 21, in a 900-square-foot shop on Figueroa Street in downtown LA. Mr. Chang’s dream of an entire fashion department store has come to fruition.
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With product lines now including 21Men, Forever 21+ Forever Girls, Love21, lingerie, and a host of beauty, hair, nail,  make-up,  perfume, personal care items, handbags, shoes and accessories, Forever 21 is not just for teens anymore. When carving out the path for this success, the Chang’s did not think too big perhaps other retailers thought too little of them.
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F21 owner Don Chang purchased 15 leases from Mervyn’s back during its 2008 liquidation, each store about 80,000 square -feet. The Wall Street Journal refers to Forever 21’s store location choices as, “those reserved for mall anchors”.
This same article also suggest that those familiar with the brand are unhappy because they no longer have enough time to look through stores. Another complaint given in this article is that products have become repetitive.

Esther Robbins, a 36-yr-old stay-at-home mother browsed the Short Hills, NJ location and said, “Who has time to go through all the racks?”. As a 28-year-old lover of Forever 21, I say, “I could literally stay there all day.”

Source: The Wallstreet Journal Thursday November 20, 2014. Suzanne Kapner

To those not yet on the F21 train, remember that it isn’t just a store It’s an experience. Never visit in a rush unless you already know what you want. Shopping online is also a plus, there is almost always free shipping available. Right now save an extra 20% off Pre-Black Friday Deals plus Free Shipping on All orders over $30.

Below check out a list of my ultimate favorite things from #F21 in 21 Reasons Why Forever 21. Click on the link to shop now.

21 Reasons Why Forever 21.

1. Detachable Hood Blazer $54.90 21Men
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2. Shawl Collar Sweater $27.90 21Men
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3. Classic Drawstring Sweatpants $14.80 21Men
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4. Faux Leather Backpack $29.90 21Men
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5. Scalloped Lace Pencil Skirt
$19.90 Love21
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6. Classic Car Coat $47.80/$38.24 sale Love21
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7. Sunburst Crotchet Bell-Sleeved Dress $27.90 Love21
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8. Featherweight Turtleneck Top $6.80 Love21

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9. Faux Leather Drawstring Joggers $22.80 Love21

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10. Embroidered Fit and Flare Dress $27.80 Love21

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11. Tartan Plaid Bodycon Dress $14.90 Forever21+

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12. Faded Chambray Shirt $29.90 Forever21+
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13. Nothing to Wear T-shirt $17.90 Forever21+
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14. Floral Print Jeggings $19.90
Forever Girls
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15. Heather Striped Cotton Tee $9.90 Forever Girls
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15. Embossed Metallic-Woven Dress $24.90 Forever Girls
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16. Ultimate Eye Kit $4.90 Accessories
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17. Bow Case Lipstick $4.90 Accessories
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18. Eva NYC Electric Yellow Ceramic Styling Iron $60.00 Beauty
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19. Tattly Gold Flowers Tattoo $5.00 Accessories
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20. Convertible Faux Leather Satchel $29.90 Bags and Wallets
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21. See-Through Box Clutch $24.90 Bags and Wallets
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Attract, Focus, Manifest Destiny YKBEADS

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1. Attract Love Rose Quartz  is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance invoking self-trust and self-worth.

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2. Focus Tigers Eye A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer.  It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions.  Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety.  Useful for recognizing one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others.  Balancing yin-yang and energizing the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilizes mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.

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Warden of Evil $35

Onyx, Tigers Eye, Red Evil Eye

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3. Manifest Aquamarine.  Not only is aquamarine a beautiful stone with its mesmerizing blue-green hue, it’s a powerful crystal for manifesting on it’s own unique high frequency. It’s a particularly good choice for those overcoming obstacles in the workplace. It can assist those needing help with closure in any area of life.  Aquamarine offers courage, strength, clarity, creativity and closure. It brings confidence and the power to be heard.  It’s also a  great stone for anyone feeling overwhelmed by responsibility. Aquamarine also helps to clear the mind of chatter

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4. Transform Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body.  Guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution.  Malachite clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance.  It opens the heart to unconditional love.  Encourages risk-taking and change, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts and feelings.  Malachite releases inhibitions and develops empathy with others.  It alleviates mental disturbances and combats dyslexia.  Enables you to absorb and process information.  Releases negative experiences and old traumas.  Stimulates dreams.

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5. Strength – Inner and Outer Onyx raises one’s resistance and persistence, enabling one to carry even unmanageable and tasks during to completion. On a mental level, it increases one’s power to keep focus, making it possible for one to take fighting new material and use well all that one has mastered. It quickly enhances the retention of memory and promotes attention to detail. These traits make Onyx a instructive instrument for pupils, teachers, business owners, accountants, lawyers, software and computer technicians, and all those whose work calls for high levels of focus, dedication and discipline.

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African Wood, Citrine, Onyx

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