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Stay Classy YOLO

When obnoxious teens who don’t want to use condoms and rappers who have feuds with scumbags that beat the ever loving shit out of their girlfriends started saying, “YOLO” this year, I was confronted with a life dilemma. Just like that Natalie Imbruglia song, I was hella torn, ya’ll.

You Only Live Once Muscle Tee: $17.80

Torn between the douche-bag-iness. Torn between the fake Thug Life  of light skinned finger waves and whatever alcoholic drink is trendy and/or paying for mentions that month. Torn between what would eventually become a hipster co-opting of this generation’s “Stay Young, Have Fun, Drink Pepsi” and the inevitable backlash that followed. However, this shirt is just so fucking lame I think it’s officially killed YOLO for good.

With this newest, albeit quite a bit too late, addition to the lore of YOLO, I’m pretty sure Forever 21 has managed to put the sleeveless, bedazzled, generic font nail in the coffin.

I know it’s hard to keep up with the whims of an entire generation, but if you can’t at least make t-shirts that are timely in their God awfulness, what are you under-employing all those workers for?

Forever 21, WTF?

 

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Reader WTF: Leopard Panel Maxi Skirt

Every so often, a brave reader takes it upon themselves to  step into the polyester trenches of Forever 21 and blast their body with tacky shit like a Jersey Shore reject in a tanning booth.

Leopard Panel Maxi Skirt: $19.80

Today, Melissa and Lindsey took the Leopard Panel challenge. The results? Ever so fucking sweet.

“My best friend and I are avid readers of WTForever21.com and honestly we constantly talk about how we’re surprised we didn’t create this website first haha…so as we were browsing through our local Forever21 in Tallahassee today, we came across this little gem and snapped a pic of my friend Melissa (who quickly slipped it on over her pants to avoid the 25-person long line for the fitting room) wearing it. It’s zoo-a-lisciously dreadful. Enjoy.”

Enjoy, indeed, my friends.

Forever 21, GTL (Gym, Tan Leopard Print).

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Totally Lama

Boxy Zebra Print Top: $14.80

Totally looks like…

Forever 21,

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Wonderful or WTF: Cutout Dress

Like a chronic dieter who just blew through a weeks worth of calories at a Vegas buffet or someone who just got talked into getting DDD implants instead of the tasteful, pleasantly full C cups she planned on, I am confused as to whether I like this or not.

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Cutout Mid Length Dress with Belt: $24.80

Yes, my dear, fluffy chickens. Confusion once again has me pressed against her heaving bust. It is up to you to tear me from her clutches or give the go ahead for epic motor boating.

So what do YOU think? Is it Dita Von Teese or Dita Von Don’t?

LET’S DITA VIN DISCUSS IT IN THE COMMENTS!

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Ok. Fine. WTF.

This shirt was made for me.

Ok. Fine. Whatever. Tee: $16.90

Forever 21, What-ever.

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Friday Recap

Admittedly, I’ve been a little MIA this week but here’s a wrap-up of what happened in the world of WTF!

1. You were all charged with deciding whether the below dress was WTF or Wonderful.

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Cutout Collar Dress: $24.80

And the final decision based on your comments was basically that you couldn’t decide. Just as many people thought this thing was Wonderful as they did WTF. Maybe further in store investigation is necessary?

2. I haven’t been posting so much this week. I apologize, but here’s why…

For those of you who have never had the sometimes dubious pleasure of living with a small, baby cat, I’ll go ahead and give you some advice.

If you value sleep, quiet moments, not touching poop on accident and having scratch free body parts, kittens are not for you.

She is cute though.

3. Over on the Facebook page we had a reader catch a strange animal print phenomenon in the plus-size section of Forever 21.

Best Facebook comment on this photo goes to Michelle Michsi Ottley:

You were ALL thinking it.

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Forever 21 Mixes Street Style with WTF

You all know the poses. The familiar shoe gazing, thoughtful glances and “Oh, I didn’t notice you there. I was just lounging awkwardly in front of this brick wall” look many fashion bloggers have come to adopt.

But all navel gazing aside, many of us (myself included) have come to expect and enjoy the sometimes quirky, mostly fabulous street style of the individual girl with a budding blog or built from the ground-up personal brand. So when I saw everyone’s favorite and simultaneously not so favorite fashion retailer was getting in on the action, I didn’t really know what to think.

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Look familiar? Forever 21 recently rolled out a new lookbook of priced to move pieces, which they have dubbed their “Exclusive Designs” collection. Im assuming this means none of these items have been ripped off from anyone else. No, this cluster eff is ALL on them.

The WTF is all too familiar, with heavy favoritism paid to crochet, mesh, the ass cape trend and whatever the 9 lb baby Jesus this is:

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I can only assume that wide-eyed look is due to the approaching villagers with pitchforks and torches, just off camera.

But I digress. What’s really interesting about this new development in Forever 21′s online catalog is not the offensive levels of salmon colored, mismatched neon crochet. It’s the dilemma of whether of not this presentation tactic makes those WTFs more alluring.

I mean, does this photo make me more likely to purchase and wear a mini dress length fishing net?

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Or does this?

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Well, since it’s Friday and my brain only works at 33% power, maximum on Fridays, I’m asking YOU to BE THE JUDGE.

Let me know in the comments what you think of Forever 21′s more editorial online look.

Forever 21, Not Sure if WTF or Wonderful.

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5 Trends from 2011 that Should Leave 2012 Alone

As far as exciting years go for fashion, 2011 was kind of a dud in the trends department.

When 2010, so pregnant with promise, broke its water and gave birth to 80′s harem pant jumpsuits, neon fucking everything, and borderline bigoted “Navajo” trends, it was like checking for all ten toes and fingers on a baby only to find gills, a cloven hoof and little spiked tail instead.

In the probably misguided hope that 2012 will fair better in the fashion department, here’s a list of 5 WTF Trends from 2011 that should be put down this year, in no particular order.

1. Half Sheer/Solid Skirts

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Sheer Peasant Skirt: $19.80

Apparently, 2011 was the year your vagina lost its beloved great aunt in a freak boating accident and went into mourning. My condolences.

I blame the rise in popularity of these Frankensteiny, faux Goth, coochie veils on fashion bloggers who went out and photographed themselves living their impossibly fabulous, seemingly jobless lives wearing them.

2. Feathered Jewelry

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Vibrant Feather Earrings: $4.80

EARRINGS. Not cat toys, but earrings.

Earrings.

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A cat toy.

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Honestly, if you wore this trend in 2011 and managed to not get scratched in the face by a cat, you must have Jedi-like reflexes. In which case, I don’t understand why you didn’t use The Force to discover just how bad you looked.

Search your feelings.

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You know it to be true.

3. Native and Navajo

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Suedette Fringe Arrowhead Top: $17.80

For once, Forever 21 was not the only repeat offender in this unflattering and politically incorrect trend. Native themed clothes and ceremonial medicine bags were trotted out on runways and on racks across the country in what felt like the fashion industries sincerest effort in tasteless irony.

I, for one, happen to think this was all just another ploy on the part of the shadowy and powerful Cat Illuminati to being fringe, yet another of their favorite playthings, back into the world of everyday wear.

5. Jumpsuits and Rompers

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Lily Flower Romper: $19.80

These one piece ass snacks that hold the wearer as a naked hostage when they pee we’re so popular in 2011 that Forever 21 gave them their own section in the online catalog.

Well, it was either the popularity of them or an influx of angry emails from people who kept running into them on the site thinking they were cute dresses and wanted them quarantined as a result.

5. Neon/80′s Revival

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Long Sleeve Lace Top: $11.80

Admittedly this was the least offensive of the 2011 trends for me but was the most pervasive at the beginning of the year due to the fact that the 80′s revival/neon trend has been persisting for a while.

As cute as this model is, wearing a lace electrical yellow top is not doing her any favors. She looks like she’s wearing Big Bird’s honeymoon lingerie.

Forever 21 and 2011, WTF?

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New Year, Same WTF

It’s no secret I absolutely adore the teaser pages Forever 21 provides on their website. Sometimes they’re silly, sometimes they’re eyebrow raising and at even rarer times, they actually manage to be chic.

This time is not one of those rare occassions.

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No, this time the models look like kindergarteners who got dressed in the dark without their mommies help or permission.

These are the outfits that are supposed to entice shoppers to buy new arrivals in 2012? Did I miss something? When did dressing like a sexually frustrated middle school art teacher on a Match.com date become the new hotness?

Forever 21, You’ve Got Some Paint on your Smock.

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Mystery Product WTF

Okay, literally…

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Ribbed Trim Faux Fur: $9.80

I have no clue what these are. Honestly – WTF are these?

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Faux fur accents? Accents? What? Do they go on your feet? Hooves? Hands? Head?

I DON’T FUCKING KNOW.

Forever 21, How the Fuck am I Supposed to WEAR these?

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