Shein : Online shopping and Honest Review

Recently, I did some shopping from Shein for my birthday. I had seen a lace dress that was out of my budget and I found a similar dress on Shein. I wasn’t sure at first about the purchase but I decided to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised with their service. I received my items in less than 10 days.

Shein is an online retailer that is based in Asia. They sell inexpensive and trendy clothing and accessories. They have so much variety and if you start adding items in your cart, you cannot stop at one or two. This is not a sponsored post.

I bought the below items and this is how I styled them.

Fit –  I usually wear size “XS” but I ordered size “S” as it was the smallest size they had and measurements were same as “XS”. It fits me perfectly.

Fabric – It is a very delicate lace dress with cut out designs. I felt the gold zipper looked cheap but it’s a small detail compared to the beautiful overall look of the dress.

 

Fit – I ordered size “XS” in this dress and it runs true to size. I comes with same print sash so that you can cinch it from the waist and make a cute bow at the back.

Fabric – Fabric was soft and airy. I love how it feels on the skin, it’s perfect for the summer.

 

Some Do’s and don’ts when you shop at Shein

  • When you like something, make sure you go through the details of the item, especially size. I always avoid an outfit which says “One size”. Make sure you read the measurements for “one size” outfits, if you really want to order them.
  • I ordered these in the US so I added return insurance of $1.99 and they send you the return shipping label for free. It is cheaper and reliable form if you want to return something.
  • If you’re based outside US, make sure you check the custom duty they charge you during checkout. I think it is calculated on the weight of the package.
  • If you review their items online, they do give you points on your purchase that you can use to shop later.

I would definitely be making a purchase from shein again. Thanks for reading my post.

If you have more questions on my purchases or review, please comment down below.

Love,

Richa

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Las Vegas – Outfits of the week

I just spent a fun and warm week in Vegas, just strolling at the Las Vegas strip, exploring so many different themed casinos, pool parties and what not. It’s so fascinating that a desert area is converted into the entertainment capital of the world. I can do a separate post about “travel” part of Vegas but this post is exclusive to Fashion and styling ideas. I wanted to share the outfits I wore while I was there.

Outfit 1- The classic airport look

This is my go-to airport look, and it doesn’t take any effort to pull this off. You just need a comfy top and leggings – just basics from your existing wardrobe. I usually carry a jacket with me because I feel cold in the plane and it works for the colder evenings. Don’t forget walking shoes- it is a must for the trip.

Leather Jacket – I bought this Jacket last fall and loving it ever since. It’s from Urban Outfitters (Sold out, similar – Here).

Slouchy white top – The top is from Primark, just something I picked up recently. You cannot have too many white tops.

Pants/leggings– My pants/leggings are from Zara (Here), I have had them since 4 years now and they are not worn off yet. I love the thickness of the leggings/pants and they are very much comfortable.

Shoes– I bought them from DSW because it’s one stop shop for shoes. But you can also buy them online from the Converse website. Converse (Here)

 

 

Outfit 2 – Strolling around the strip and casinos

This outfit was my favorite from the trip. I loved everything about it – The feel of this fabric, it was airy, off the shoulder, and perfect spring Marigold color. I also experimented it with wearing a corset belt and it just changed the whole look of it. I loved how it looked.

Yellow Off the shoulder Swing Dress – I picked this dress up in the store, honestly I wasn’t sure at first but when I tried it on, I couldn’t let it go.  It’s from forever 21- Here

Wide elastic corset Belt – I ordered this Asos (Here ) belt online just before this trip, I was really excited to style this. I love how it cinches your waist. It does get uncomfortable if you wear it for long.

Backpack – Kate Spade (Sold out, Similar Here )

Yellow thong sandals – Bought these from Primark Here. Just to add to my wardrobe and it matched perfectly with the dress.

 

Outfit 3 – Most fun outfit- very summery

Top – I bought this really cute, Pineapple print, scoop neck crop top from Primark. They had so many colors and different prints in them. It was very comfortable. I can’t find them on Primark website but it’s available in stores. Similar (here).

Shorts – These shorts are from Primark too, these are distressed denim high-waist shorts. Again, I can’t find them on the website but these are available in stores. Similar linked (Here)

 

Outfit 4 – Watching a show at Bellagio – Cirque du Soleil

Maxi Dress – I have been wanting to buy something from “Who what wear” collection at Target stores. I finally found this casual and classy Knit Skater Maxi Dress (Here). I styled them with red pumps and wore it to the show at Bellagio in the night. It was perfect for the occasion.

Red suede pumps – I adore these pumps from Charlotte Russe, sold out (similar Here). I bought them for Valentine’s Day but they work great all year round.

 

Outfit 5 – Heading to pool party

Navy shift dress– The attire for pool party was Swim wear only, I forgot to carry my cover-up for Bikini so I just wore this shift dress from Charlotte Russe, Sold out – Similar (Here, Here). It was nice and flowy. But it does make a cool summer outfit for a casual day.

Straw Hat – Now this was also a special purchase for me, I so wanted to buy a straw hat with some slogan on it. I found just perfect Hat before my trip. It says “Vacay”, how cool is that! It is from Asos – sold out (Here , similar Here )

Navy shift dress- Charlotte Russe, Sold out – Similar (Here, Here)

Straw Hat – Asos – sold out (Here , similar Here )

 Outfit 6 –  Exploring the place

Bardot Top – I recently bought a lot of crop tops from Primark, they were all priced from $4-$6. Yes, it’s hard to believe. The quality is average but everything is really trendy. I couldn’t find this print online but   similar options are here.

High Waist shorts – These shorts are from Primark too, everything at Primark is priced low. They are distressed denim high-waist shorts. Again, I can’t find them on the website but these are available in stores. Similar linked (Here)

 

Outfit 7 – Post pool party outfit

Scoop neck Red crop top – This one is similar to the one above in Pineapple print. It’s from Primark and I love the pop of color.

Denim skirt– This frayed denim skirt was a steal because I bought this in winter sale and it costed me only $7. It’s from H&M and I love the fit of it.  This was is sold out but similar Here.

Outfit 8 – Classic stripes

Black striped cami dress – This is the most casual and comfortable outfit for warmer weather. I wore this the day we arrived in Vegas after a 7 hour flight. This one is from Primark and I have already worn this thrice since then.

Thanks for reading my post. :))

Richa
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Spring/Summer Trends 2017

Trends come and go but trendy doesn’t mean stylish. Not all the trends will please your personality or style. I personally don’t adopt each trend and I like to develop my own style that transcends many seasons. It doesn’t mean you should not follow new trends. Each year I pick a new trend or two and personalize it according to my style preferences. I have been following New York Fashion Week (NYFW), Paris Fashion Week (PFW) and have seen below trends for this season. Also, I have listed a few websites I like to shop from.

Head to toe florals

Warmer weather, blooming flowers, flip flops and green grass – Florals are probably my favorite for spring & summer. It is something that really works for me. Here are some of my favorites for floral collection –

Ruffles, Frills and Bell Sleeves

This is the most hyped trend of the season- many of my favorite fashion bloggers are already taking this trend to another level. I am not sure how it would suit my personality but I am thinking to give it a try.

Big Bold Stripes

It may look less appealing at first but I already have styled one outfit with big bold stripes, I really liked it. I will be exploring more of this trend in spring. Here are some of the options –

Denim everything

Denim is still going strong from last summer, but now it is available in prints, soft denim, overalls, with patches, embroidery and gems as well. I do have some pieces from last year which I will be restyling. Options:-

Khaki

Yes, it’s back but with a modern twist. I remember seeing khaki pants in the last decade. I like the new look of it, especially as a jacket or a dress. There are Khaki jumpsuits and shorts, skirts in the market too. Here are a few options –

Gingham

We saw a glimpse of this print last year but it has made its way back in this year. I do have a crop top I bought in this print last year but I am seeing a lot of gingham dresses, tops online. Here are some of the options to shop from:

Color Block

I don’t have anything in my wardrobe with color block design. I will definitely be trying this new trend and see if it works for me. Here are some options to shop from:

 

Peace,

Richa

 

Disclaimer: Opinions and views expressed above are all my own and I am not getting paid from any of the websites. These are just some of my favorite brands and websites to shop from. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Self confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it.

Confidence may not bring success but it gives you power to face any challenge.

One of the things that held me back from pursuing my dreams for many years was fear of failure. I clearly remember the day I did my first fashion post on Instagram and Facebook; it wasn’t easy to put myself out there. Constantly thinking what other people think made me anxious but I can say I have come far since that day. I may not be successful yet in this new venture but I am improving, my confidence keeps growing every day. Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful without having someone to tell you.

Outfit details –

Turtleneck White Top– Forever 21 (Here )

Multicolored Wool Skirt – Forever 21 ( Sold out everywhere)

Sunglasses – Quay Australia (Here)

Studded Sandals – Chalotte Russe – sold out  (Similar Here)

 

Be Humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character ~Melanie Koulouris

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Re-purposing old clothes

Good morning 🙂

Nature never ceases to amaze; love it when it feels like summer in Feb. I love warm weather but I had one question in mind – what do I wear on such a beautiful day?

I went through my winter wardrobe and wasn’t convinced with any outfit that would do justice to this weather. Voila, I found a summer outfit I had completely forgotten about. I decided to change it up a bit and restyled it for a warm winter day.

Do take a look at the transformation of a summer black dress into a casual, chic winter outfit.

Summer Look –

Dress- Forever 21(Sold out, Similar Here)

Fringe Bag – Stalk Buy Love (Here)

Slippers – Charlotte Russe (Here )

Sunglasses -Provogue

Warm Winter Look –

Dress – Forever 21 (Sold out, Similar Here)

Turtleneck – Forever 21 (Here )

Backpack – Kate Spade (Sold out, Similar Here )

Ankle Boots – Forever 21 (Sold out, Similar here)


Please let me know if you would like to see more of such posts. I have great ideas on re-styling and re-purposing old clothes.

Peace,

Richa

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Indo Western Fusion

Hello and Namaste 🙂

Someone once told me that Indian women look more striking and elegant in Indian wear like sarees, suits and lehengas than in western wear. I didn’t agree much at the time but now I would and the reason would be that we are most comfortable and confident in our ethnicity and culture. Since confidence is the key to look beautiful, I would say we Indian women do look the best in the Indian wear, at least I feel this way. The beauty and glow comes from within when we are dressed in ethnic attire.

I recently visited my family in New Jersey to celebrate my niece’s 2nd bday and the theme was Indian Ethnic, hence this post. I wanted to show additional outfit options when you don’t have many Indian outfits and can do fusion of Ethnic Indian & western. My style has derived from Punjab. So I would mix and match some of the outfits that are common in Punjab.

Outfit 1 –

I am most excited about this one because I designed and stitched it myself. I spent a month in India (Punjab) last summer where I learnt how to sew and while learning, I made a few outfits myself from the scratch.

I found a light blue/turquoise fabric in floral print in the local market. We decided to make a flared skirt out of it and we call it “Lehenga” in India. I paired it with cut out shoulder crop top in hot pink made from silk fabric. Of course, you would want to dominate the Indian ethnic side and for that, wear all your jewelry and bangles to make it perfect and glittery.

Here are some of the looks:-

 

Outfit 2 –

An Indian girl should at least have a white and a black skirt (lehengas) in her wardrobe. I bought a black raw silk skirt recently from India and it is so versatile that you can wear a heavy embroidery blouse or a plain crop top to dress it up or down depending on the occasion. I paired it with a halter neck crop top from forever 21 and wore some silver antique jewelry with it to keep it simple.

Outfit pictures –

 

If you would like to know how I choose my fabrics or designs, I can do a separate post about it. Please let me know :))

Richa

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Spring/Summer Color Trends 2017

Hello 🙂

I just wanted to share something different this time, and with new York Fashion week (Women’s) wrapping up today, I thought I would show the way and see what colors would be trending this Spring/Summer 2017.

I have recently started referring to the “Pantone Fashion color report” for the color trends. We all will be seeing all the spring/summer styles in the market with these colors in 2017. The colors truly express the nature,  some are so vibrant and lively, and some of them are earthly tones and soothing to your eyes. To me, these colors totally express the water, earth, fire and air – the four elements of the world. I have already seen “Primrose Yellow”, “Pale Dogwood” and “Island Paradise” in the Market  a lot and I do own some of the pieces in these shades. I am sure all of us have found at least one favorite color in the palette below. Unlike trends from past few years, we will see a lot more colors this season.

Source – https://www.pantone.com/fashion-color-report-spring-2017

My next post will be about the “styles that are trending spring/summer 2017”.

Stay Tuned!

Richa

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Valentine’s Day 2017 Inspiration

Happy V-day Loves!

Red is the color of love and it’s one of my favorite colors too. However, I didn’t want to go all red this year. I chose a navy blue dress with red bag and red pumps. It wasn’t easy to find perfect red bag but I was lucky to get my hands on to the Aldo’s new V-day collection – this perfectly sized red bag with a little bow is to die for.

Also, I bought this dress in sale. I didn’t like it at first but when I tried it on, it fit perfectly and I like how it sits on my body. I like the length of the dress as well. Mostly I don’t find mini dresses because I am petite (5’4″ Under). Also, check out “Express” new Petite collection if you’re under 5’4″.

here’s the complete look –

 

Outfit Details –

Dress –  Here

Bag – Here

Shoes- Here

 

 

 

 

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Fall to Winter Transition

Happy Friday Loves!

I know how frustrating it can be to continuously think and plan your outfits for winter. You want to bundle up in the cold weather but also want to look stylish. I found an easy way to use some of old fall outfits and turning them into winter outfits.

Here is the outfit I restyled from fall to winter –

 

Outfit Details –

Black Striped Shirt-Here

Grey Skater Skirt – Here

OTK Boots –Here

Crossbody Bag – Nine West

Parka – Michael Kors

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Winter Look book 2016/17

Winter is here!

Only thing I love about winter is the winter fashion and style – Coats, Long boots, Sweater dresses! However, it can be overwhelming to spend so much on the winter outerwear and accessories. I found some real nice pieces which are affordable and stylish. You just need a few staples in your wardrobe and you can rock the winter.

Outfit 1 –

Sherpa Coat – Lulu’s Here

Pants – Zara – Sold out ( Similar here – Here)

Boots – Nine west – Sold out (Similar –Here )

Outfit 2 –

Shearling Wool coat –  Forever 21 Sold out ( Similar Here)

Olive Green Dress –  Marshalls Sold out (Similar Here)

Studded Sandals – Chalotte Russe – sold out  (Similar Here)

 

 

Outfit 3 –

Double Breasted Pea Coat –  Forever 21 Sold Out ( Similar – Here)

Blush Pink Sweater – Target Sold out ( Similar Here)

Jeans – Aeropostale – Here

Black Pumps – Nine West  – Here

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