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10 Cheap Date Ideas

10 Cheap Date Ideas

As broke college kids with tight study schedules, my husband and I had to be creative in the beginning with out date ideas. Travelling to the city was too expensive and took up too much time. Fancy dinners were out of the question, because frankly, […]

Comfy & Cute

Comfy & Cute

Are you digging this casual but super cute sweatshirt as much as I am?! Seriously, I’m obsessed. It’s so adorable and still feels like I’m lounging around, especially with my cozy UGGs.        Mondays are my worst days. Not just because its Monday, […]

An Honest SHEIN Review

An Honest SHEIN Review

I think we’ve all be enticed at some point by shein’s ads with unbeatable prices. I’ve been eyeing the website for almost a year now, but couldn’t bring myself to order anything. What if it was a scam? What if my items never arrived, and my payment was no longer traceable? What if the clothes were dinky?

Well, good new folks – I’m here to answer all those questions for you today! I saw a few bloggers out there tagging shein in their posts, and I have to admit that the clothes looking stunning. But you never know if it’s the camera, the girl, or just a lucky shot. So I finally went ahead and placed an order. I mean, the website is packed with tons of cute and unique stuff – styles that I actually love. From tweed, to layered sweaters, and scallops; they had it all.

Then, I waited, and prayed it would all show up. The first red flag was when my order suddenly disappeared from my account. I mean, that’s pretty sketchy. And I when I chatted with customer service, they told me I should be able to see it. At least, at this point, the order still existed. I received the first package about 4 days later. It contained two items – a dress, and a sweater (which I am wearing here).

Looks great, right? Take a closer look.

I don’t know how much you can tell from the photo, but the quality is absolute crap. I’m sorry to be harsh, but I really had to put this out there. This is NOT tweed. The material seems to be infused with a plastic of some sort. It’s also really itchy and uncomfortable on. I saw this particular dress on a blogger and fell in love. But in person, I ended just looked like a pilgrim (which is why I opted out of taking a picture with myself in it). The sweater is, honestly, equally as uncomfortable but they sent me two on accident. So I figured I would keep one and try to break it in and wash it a few times in hope that it will get a little more comfortable. But at least the material isn’t soooo terrible.

My second package came a few days later, and I was still somewhat hopeful. Maybe the dress was just a fluke. Plus, this second package had loads of goodies I was looking forward to.

I mean, this stuff is SOOO cute. I really, really wanted to love it. I wanted to make shein my number shop spot.

But even on a budget, I don’t think spending money – any amount – is okay if they clothes feel like they’ll fall apart in two seconds. The skirts were extremely thin and brittle, and the white one (my favorite piece) was so shear even nude colors wouldn’t work under it. They were also REALLY short, and that means a lot coming from a 5’1 girl. I literally couldn’t sit in them. As for the tops, they felt like they would rip if you just tugged them gently.

The ONLY top that was actually comfortable material was this amazing faux fur sleeved sweater.

 

Listen, I’m obviously all about them sales. But at the end of the day I’d rather purchase a few GOOD quality items when they’re on sale and have them last for a while. So it’s really you choice. I personally will be returning everything just because it isn’t worth it to me, and I’ve found some awesome skirts and sweaters from good stores that were on sale under $25. I don’ have a huge closet, but I love all the pieces in it. If you want short term cute things, SHEIN will work for you. Just bear in mind you really do get what you pay for. You might look cute, but you’re probably going to be super uncomfortable.

To sum it up: Pros – cute and & affordable. Cons – the quality stinks, and it probably won’t last long.

I hope this is helpful for those of you who have been in the same boat and have been wanting to order from this website. My recommendation is to just wait it out on better stores until stuff goes on sale. And that happens often enough.

Happy Shopping!

 

Budget-Friendly Petite Guide

Budget-Friendly Petite Guide

One of this biggest reasons it’s hard to budget on a clothing for me is the fact that not all stores sell petite sizes. In fact, most of the cheaper end stores don’t carry petite or tall. It took me forever to even realize I […]

A Pop of Pink

A Pop of Pink

  Dress || Shoes || Lipstick || Clutch I have been waiting to get the perfect shoes before wearing this dress – and I’ve finally found them! The best part? They are only $40. This dress is also on sale under $20! I’ve always been […]

Rainy Sick Days

Rainy Sick Days

I decided to take a day off today – and by that ,I mean, skip class – to cater to my sick pup. She hasn’t had much of an appetite lately and threw up the past two nights. It doesn’t sound so serious, right? Well, the last time she threw up consistently, she had swallowed a tennis ball whole and needed an endoscopy to remove. Yup, it’s a Labrador thing. They chew, they eat, they swallow – all of the things that they shouldn’t. We’re just crossing our fingers she’ll feel better tomorrow, because if not, that means another expensive and scary trip to the vet.

Meanwhile, we had some bonding time today cozying up. New Jersey, as always, has the same old gloomy weather that restricts my scenic photos. I was so excited because I finally upgraded to a new camera and was all set to take some nice photos today! Instead, I got drenched with ice rain. But hey, at least I was indoors most of the day. Don’t tell that to my professors 😉

Shop this comfy look below! Also linked is the ONLY mascara I use, and my neutral toned lipstick.

 

Macy’s Furniture + Decor Sale

Macy’s Furniture + Decor Sale

I don’t normally shop at Macy’s for furniture, but I couldn’t resist glancing at their home sale when I got the promotion email. I have to say, I was not disappointed. They have some gorgeous stuff and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to assemble […]

Puppies & Pinafores

Puppies & Pinafores

It was wayyy too cold today to get outdoor pictures, so I apologize for the terrible lighting – but this outfit is too cute to pass up! Fun Fact; taking photos inside the apartment means having Dakota as the star. Seriously. She loves the camera. […]

Leather on Leather

Leather on Leather

One of my favorite looks of all times. This blue jacket gives extra spunk to your outfit while still keepin’ it classy. Most of the original items are sold out but I’ve linked pretty similar styles for you guys down below!

The Year of Fitness

The Year of Fitness

There is no escaping it. This is the century of fitness. Every other post on instagram advertises lululemon, nike, adidas; fit girls making working out look fun. Well, for those of us who loathe working out and love sweets, it’s a challenging task to keep […]