Columbus Day

Good morning everyone!

Today in the United States, it is “Columbus Day.” The day is meant to celebrate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas back on October 12, 1492 (it’s always celebrated on a Monday). The “celebration” has become very controversial in recent years, but regardless, the national holiday means banks, governments, and other public institutions are closed, not to mention there are sales galore!

Case in point: Forever 21

image1I resisted their big sale. I resisted the sale again when they offered 40% off already marked-down sales prices. But when they offered 50% off sales prices for Columbus Day plus free shipping (no minimum $50 purchase this time), I could no longer resist. I do have to disclose that all items are final sale, which narrowly breaks one of my online shopping rules (do not order final sales items if you are unsure of the fit). However, the only item I am unsure of size-wise is the swimsuit.

The swimsuit has been on my radar since summertime, but I just added it to my “wishlist” and moved on. Now, at $4 a piece, I decided to take a chance. Plus, I am going to a beach-resort in Cancun in December for a week-long holiday with my boyfriend! I can’t wait 🙂 We went two years ago and haven’t been on a real vacay in over a year.

Their clothes run ridiculously small. I ordered a large in both the top and bottom, because I can assume that their sizing is off. Their “Love 21” items run a half size larger than their regular items, so the bomber jacket and cowl neck sweater should fit fine in a medium (my true size). I rid my cart of additional items, such as shorts, that I wasn’t sure how they would fit.

$41.46? Not bad.

Use code: TAKE50 at the checkout to receive 50% off sales items.

Do you look for good deals on holidays? Where are you spending your money today?!

XO Ali

Note: I am not paid to endorse Forever 21, nor is that my goal. This is just a sales code passed from one fashion addict to another 🙂

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