Monday, November 14, 2011

Four day weekend and my Forever 21 cardigan

Hey guys! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Jim had a four day weekend for Veterans Day (my little active duty Sailor! ♥). So now he is currently playing Borderlands. I'll try to leave him in peace for his last day off.

I finally got my cardigan in the mail from Forever 21. It only took a week but it felt like a million years. And since I got it on Thursday, I pretty much wore it all weekend. It's really comfy and warm, but one of the buttons fell off after wearing it twice. And I knew it was going to happen. If you happen to love Forever 21, I'm sorry to say I disagree with you. The only reason I ever shop there is because I'm poor and can't afford much else. Still, lately I've been realizing that I really hate that store. Their clothing is cheap. Horrible quality. Every time I buy something from them, it either shrinks, rips, or falls apart. I bought a tunic from them once and when I received it in the mail it wasn't even made correctly - it was lopsided and tighter on one side. I can't seem to learn my lesson, but I think this cardigan may have been the last straw. And that stands beside the fact that they've had so many lawsuits over sweatshop labor and copyright infringement. Still, Jim sewed the button back on and redid the other buttons as well. Because he's so cool, and because I'm probably the only woman on the earth that can't sew. Negative points for me in Housewife 101.

On Friday we went to Sushi Joe, which is by far the best sushi I've had in Miami. It's a tiny little hole in the wall type restaurant, but the food was very authentic. And delicious. No seriously. Jim got a Top Roll, which was rolled tuna, salmon, crab stick, avocado, white fish, scallion, and masago, and I got a Rainbow Roll: tuna, salmon, white fish and avocado on top of crab salad, avocado, and cucumber. We also got some gyoza, and also zaru soba, because I love soba so much and I could eat that every day as well. I tried to take pictures but they dim the lights down in the restaurant really low. The pictures aren't so great but you can still see a little.

Eating green tea ice cream, which I've been craving endless since that night.

Some more pictures of our weekend.

This is the canal that we run on behind our apartment complex.

And here's how I'm wearing my cardigan today.

Cardigan - Forever 21
Dress - Old Navy
Belt - Ruche

Mary Kay Face Primer
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Powder
Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Face Brightener
VS Blush (not sure on the name)
ELF Natural Eye palette

Hopefully soon I'll get a better camera. And a real full length mirror, lol.


mariatebeck said...

Love that cardi!

Kate said...

Gorgeous cardigan, love the way you've colour blocked it with the dress!

Erica said...

I love that cardigan!

Anonymous said...

sorry you have had such a bad experience with F21, i love sushi and now i am craving it so bad. ;-)

great photos, looks like you guys had a great 4 day weekend ;-)

Me, Myself and I said...

Great choice that cardigan Jessica!


Dandy-Doll said...

Such a cool cardigan, i love the color :)


akiko said...

Beautiful photos and love your cardigan so much! Love mustard color lately :) -akiko

Anonymous said...

Oooh sushi! I want that. You made me crave it lol. The green tea ice cream looks delicious. We don't have those exotic flavors here. Poo :(

Your cardigan is well combined with your dress. I love it :)

Yara Simón said...

The color of the cardigan is so cute, but I agree with you on F21. I've made it a mission to not shop there any more because of the sweatshop labor. But I totally get you on the being poor and shopping at places you aren't in love with. I think now I am just saving my pennies and making my purchases more worthwhile.

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Sparkles & Chic said...

I also really like the last gold sequin dress on my recent blog post. I'm still deciding if I want to purchase it. I don't want to buy another dress and don't have an occasion to wear it. Otherwise, it'll just collect dust in my closet. lol.

I love sushi and that's a big cup of green tea ice cream, which I love as well. =)

Audrey Allure said...

Sounded like a lovely, relaxing weekend :) I agree, I basically shop at Forever 21 cause it's affordable, but the cardigan is cute!

Sarah said...

I love the cardigan, the colour is lovely. I am sorry that one of the buttons fell off after only two wears though. I've never shopped at Forever 21 so I couldn't comment on the quality, but it sucks that everything you've bought from there hasn't been very good. The rest of your pictures are lovely, especially the yummy sushi! xo

Jessica said...

Thanks for your comments gals! <3 you all. :)


SassyUptownChic said...

Jessica, I can't sew worth a damn either! LOL So that makes TWO of us! HAHAHA I love your sweater and it looks great on you! Loving that berry colored dress underneath too! You look great. I don't know how I missed this post. Hope all is well and glad you two enjoyed your time off.

Sorcha said...

You're not alone - I can't sew either! It's awful, I tend to take my clothes that need mended to my mum even though she lives 400 odd miles away!

The colour of the cardigan is BEAUTIFUL though. It really suits you. I've been trying for a while now to buy better quality but it is difficult, especially when you know you could have 25 things instead of just one expensive piece!

Sorcha x
Bonfire Brunette