I’ve mentioned it a few times here and there, but if you don’t know, I’m the Senior Buyer of Accessories and Jewelry at Forever 21. That means, my team and I are responsible for the styles you see, and buy, in stores and online. It feels weird to put that in writing on my blog every time… I don’t know why, I guess it’s always been something I’ve kept super separate from Worship Worthy. But lately, when I’ve met people or people have asked what I do, they’ve been surprised and have encouraged me to share it a little bit more, so here we are!

Most people think that being a Buyer means that I basically shop for a living. And to an extent, you’d be right. But there is also so much more that goes into it. My job is SO much fun, but it’s also a lot of hard work. Essentially I work on a daily basis with vendors that provide us products, and they own factories overseas to produce the goods. They send me samples, or I develop samples with them, we the decide which items we are going to buy and take into stores and from there I am involved with what colors to buy, how many units we need, what the retail price should be, etc. So as much as I am working creatively with accessories, I’m also deep into Excel sheets, financial reports and analyzing data.

My job is incredibly fun, and I’m so thankful to be where I am. I literally dreamed of being a Buyer in the fashion industry since I was 12… yes, 12. Coming to California to live my dream still feels surreal. It’s a lot of hard work, but I’m so grateful.

I thought it would be fun to share the styles that I have bought for F21, that you can get your hands on RIGHT NOW! I have to admit, it’s crazy to see these styles live, and real. Makes me so happy to see them making others happy- and proud.

I hope you love these pieces as much as I do!

Orange earrings | Sea Life Bracelet | Shell Earrings | Tropical Studs | Edgy Necklace | Mermaid Earrings | Orange Marble Earrings | Love Earrings | Sea Life Necklace | Two Chain Necklace | Edgy Earrings | Triangle Crystals | Rainbow Earrings 

Orange Fan earrings | Linked earrings | Marbled earrings | Coin necklace | Star fish earrings | Red fan earrings | Beaded hoops | Linear beaded drops | Wood fan earrings | Rhinestone fringe earrings | Snake chain necklace | Girl Power necklace | Rose hoops | Blue marbled earrings 

Straw Boater | Readers | Beaded Fedora | Pink Cat Eyes | Bandana Print Panama | Printed Scarf Panama | Olive Glasses | Nylon Fannypack | Brown Oversized Glasses | Leopard Print Belt Bag | Frayed Edge Floppy | Oversized Floppy | Pink Round Glasses | Wire Frame Glasses | Green PVC Bag | Oval Glasses | Lucite Ring Bag

XO, Ali

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