Sunday, May 18, 2014

iwearsin haul & review

I was so excited to place my order for iwearsin on the 1st of May for all these pretty swing tops but who knew they would take so long to reach. I contemplated for the longest time to get them because they were quite pricey and I hadn't started working yet. In the end, I figured that I would get them first and owe myself money (which didn't work very well either).

So, I'll do the bad review first which is mainly their processing and shipping speed. I am super displeased with the time they took to process my order and ship it out. I placed the order on 1st May and the status was set to "Made to Order" since their Femme Fatale Crop Top is produced based on demand. On the 4th of May, the status changed to "in progress", which I have no idea of what it indicates. Then, on 7th of May, the status changed to "Delivered/Shipped". This was all found on my account page. I was emailed my tracking number which I then used on royal airmail's website to track my package. Apparently, they received my package on 6th of May and stated that the package was at their international mail centre and is being made ready for despatch overseas. This continued to be the status of my package for the next week and more. I got really pissed by then and spammed iwearsin with emails to express my displeasure but of course they weren't helpful. They only suggested that I upgrade to Fedex for an extra 15-20 USD which is plain ridiculous. My ig friends who get sponsored by them receive their packages so much faster. 

Finally, on the 16th May, I received my package. Each top was placed into a shiny plastic ziplock bag with a sin logo on it. I am actually quite sure that iwearsin has seen better days with way better packaging, but it's still okay because the packaging is still rather high quality as compared to many other stores.

On to the items that I ordered (from left to right),
I got 6 of them (buy 5 get 1 free) and they were 19USD (23SGD) each so that costed me quite a lot. Plus, shipping was 12SGD for sucky shipping service. I'm supposed to earn 6 loyalty points but they didn't reward me with it under my account, so I gotta resolve that with them..

As for quality & design, although some of the prints are rather unique, I wouldn't say they are very worth the price. I have a skirt in the same prints as the baby petals cropped top. I guess I could wear both of them and it would become a two piece dress. The baby petals and tiny sprinkles cropped tops are made of chiffon so they are quite thin and light. The others are made of cotton but are still very light so they are still good for summer. 

These tops go great with all sorts of highwaisted shorts, skirts and even jeans. They can also be layered over spaghetti strapped and low-cut dresses. Throw on a light cardigan to finish the look! I think the shape of these tops are also very flattering because the tip of it covers your belly but the sides are shorter to show off your waist/body shape. 

I'll be updating this post with my own outfit layouts and ways I styled them, so do check back again! 

This Femme Fatale Cropped Top was probably one of the reasons as to why my order took so long to process. It's a "Made to Order" item which means that iwearsin will only send an order to their factory to make this item when they receive an order on their side. The website says that they may take 7-14 days to process so I'm only a bit glad that they didn't take that long. This top is very pretty and should be in your cart if you plan to shop. It's very soft and delicate, and fully lined underneath. Pair these with some denim shorts or a nude skirt! 

The Pool of Daisies Cropped Tops is one of my favourites among all that I purchased. If you look closely, all those tiny spots are actually tiny daisies, hence the name. It is super cute but the straps for these are not adjustable. It's made of cotton, but not as thin and does not crease as easily as the daisy strapped one. I'd wear a cross bralette/peek-a-boo bralette underneath and a black skirt with this. 

I'm actually not too excited for this Dorothy Cropped Top and I'm not sure why I picked this instead of one of the aztec designs I was actually interested in as well. This one doesn't have adjustable straps as well and is made of a similar material to the pool of daisies cropped top so it does not crease as much as the daisy strapped crop top. I paired it with pastel pink shorts and a denim jacket. Otherwise, you can wear it with white shorts and a cream cardigan for a clean look. 

I have a skirt in the exact print as the Baby Petals Cropped Top. I probably should have taken a closer look at it before adding it to my cart. Oh well. I guess I can match both of them together for a two piece suit or pair this one with a red or pink skirt. This top is made of silky and light chiffon so it is good for those super hot days. 

The Tiny Sprinkles Cropped Top is also made of chiffon but it is rougher than the baby petals cropped top. I like the prints here more though. It is lined as well, but still very light so they are great for summer. I'd wear them with black skirts or shorts or dark denim shorts. If you feel like dressing up more, you could pair them with dark coloured highwaisted jeans. 

The Daisy Strapped Cropped Top is a really thin and light cotton material. It was rather creased when I took it out and made a layout, so bear with me. They can be easily removed by ironing. The softness of the fabric gives it a nice flow when worn though. The daisy straps give a simple basic piece an extra touch of cuteness and detail so they can still be worn with other simple and basic items like denim shorts or a coloured skirt. It can go with pretty much anything but I like to pair them with printed bottoms. 

I guess you'll be paying for the design should you choose to shop at iwearsin. The quality of the materials used are not exceptional for the price. Would I shop at iwearsin again? Maybe, if i find something that I really like. Otherwise, two weeks of waiting for my items is not very fun either..