Monday, July 28, 2014

forever 21 shopping haul 8

Floral Fantasy Bow Hair Clip Set $1.80

How do you resist cute little bows?

Forever Cool Cutout Necklace $9.80 > $5

These are so not worth the price. Even for $5, I do think that it is still on the expensive side. They are super cute though. The length is just right but the beads are plastic and not metal. So the paint will probably come off soon. The other parts of the necklace are made of lightweight metal, so they do not feel promising as well. I just really really like the design of this and wish it would be of better quality so that I can wear it for a long time.  

Floral Print Skater Skirt $8.80
This is just quite an impulse buy. They are cute but I wouldn't gush over them. The colours do not look as nice as they do in the photo. I wouldn't really recommend them.  

Highwaisted Acid Wash Jeans $19.80
I've wanted some acid washed jeans for some time now so I got these (in size 24) but I'm quite sad that these do not fit me as nicely. They are fine everywhere except at the waist which is huge. It sits very high waisted on me as well, like above the belly unlike the model, so maybe that's why? I think I can grab 2 inches or so before it gives the tight look. Also, these jeans are rather thin and lightweight. They claim to have a unique finish that will only get better with age but I'm not so sure that is true after getting a feel of the jeans. You should wait for a sale to get these. They are not worth the price. 

Favourite Open Knit Sweater $17.80
These were on sale too. I think I got them for $12 or less. I think this would be nicer if the neck hole were bigger but it is still cute. It can be worn with a tied waist and the sheerness makes it great for cooler weathers. It is huge and comfy so this will be reserved for fall. 

Relaxed Linen Blend Sweater $13.80
You know how brandy has this loose sweater that looks so cute and cool even when worn casually? I was trying to find something similar and forever had a sweater that was like that but it ran out of sizes so I opted for this instead. What I had in mind was to be able to tie a knot at the hem. This does the trick and although it doesn't really look like the brandy one, it does have a nice v-neck to give a relaxed look. It can also get a bit itchy too because of the material. I guess I'll still be on the look out for the perfect thin knitted sweater. 
Rose Print Crop Top $9.80 > $5
Well, for the sake of adding printed tops to my closet to match my denim shorts, I got this. It's not bad, especially for 5 bucks. 

Floral Print Shorts $14.80  > $10
So glad to have gotten these shorts on sale. So many other woven shorts that I got were on sale as well and I was just pissed. They were all still available in my size! Don't you just hate it when that happens? Ugh.

These shorts are really smooth to the touch, soft and comfy! The lace trims are totally cute as well. One more to the collection then! 

Beach Vibes Distressed Cutoffs $27.80 > $15
These shorts are super soft and not thick like you'd expect them to be. They are kinda thin cotton denim that I totally didn't expect to get with the price. I'm not sure if I would have preferred thicker denim or not because these do not fit me high waist, but drops below my belly button. With a thinner material, it is not as weird or uncomfortable to walk with the inseam drooping. I guess if I wore them high up, then the shorts would be really short. They look fine either way, just not as sexy (but more practical). My thighs are still too thin for the leg openings so I can't get that same hot look like the model T_T It comes with an extra button in case one drops off since it's a button fly. 
Cutout Floral Flare Cami $15.80 > $10
Totally love the rose prints and cutout details. It is still a tad pricey for the material and all though. 
Festive Caged Crop Top $8.80 > $5 
I already have these in black and white but I bought them when they were at full price. So I added this one just to even it out and make myself happy. Not a valid reason to get it because this is quite hard to match with anything... 
Free Spirit Flounce Crop Top $8.80 > $5
Got this in black in a previous purchase and since it was on sale, I got the white one too. These will go super well with high waisted shorts and perfect for the summer. 
Flawless Knit Tank $13.80
Yeah, I'm just perfect like that! For those days when you are just too lazy to think of what to wear, grab this shirt and go. The shirt is pretty sheer though, but it is super soft and comfy. 

Faux Leather Skater Skirt $15.80
The leather is super soft and smooth so I'm in love! I have no idea how I should keep this in my closet though. It's been folded during the packing process already so I'm guessing I'll have to iron it out on the reverse side to smooth the creases out. It's a little bit loose for me and I say that because it doesn't sit nicely on me like on the model but I guess I can still work something out with it. It's not that badly big. It is a reasonable length as well so tall girls need not worry about the skirt being too short. 

Meow Crop Top $8.80 > $5 
I think I got this on a whim because it is just average. It's a very silky chiffon but other than that, it's quite a normal kimono. 


Friday, July 25, 2014

necessary clothing haul

I stumbled upon Necessary Clothing, which is a boutique located in New York, while watching youtube videos of laurdiy's hauls. She picked quite a few nice things so I checked out their website. They offer free domestic shipping on orders over 75USD and international shipping is at a flat rate of $20. I went to their sales section to see if I could snap some good deals and I did! I found two pairs of shoes and three tops and then I figured I'd just pay for international shipping since there were shoes involved and the shipping fee isn't exorbitantly high. 

Left: Karlie Cutout Boots | Right: Karlie Cutout Sandals
Both these pair of shoes were $16 each and I got them in size 7 but I think I could have fit in a 6.5 because I can still stick a finger in after wearing. They come with a zipper at the back for easy wearing and adjustable buckles. They are cute but I'm not sure if the toe is too pointy for my liking. What do you think of them? The boots cut my feet at the cut-out parts at the moment but I'm not sure if they still will after I break them in. The sandals are pretty comfy. Both shoes also do not seem to have much friction at the soles, which may become a problem. 

I picked out this tunic because it looked so dainty and pretty. It's got some cute embroidery design at the front and a tie-up back. So the whole top is totally adjustable and so it fit me pretty well. The hem is also super pretty and kinda looks like a pixie dress. I couldn't fit shorts into my layout but they are too short to wear as a dress. This one costed me $16 as well. It's on the expensive side but I love it very much. I'd say it is worth every penny. 

This tank was only $6 and it has tumblr vibes to it. The graphic is super pretty with all the sunflowers and caption. It also has a low back so you can pair it with caged back tops or bralettes with interesting strappy backs. It is also super soft so I'm loving it.

The last thing I got is this "Love" crop top for only $2.99. I was so surprised to still find it in my size so I just had to get it. It is quite soft as well and would go well with shorts and sneaks. 

If I hadn't gotten the shoes, I would have shipped it to my hopshopgo because the clothes are really lightweight. The bulk of the weight went into the shoes. Anyway, they delivered via DHL Express so I received my package quite fast. I placed the order on monday night which is their monday morning, and it was processed and shipped in like 2 hours? DHL delivered to me on Thursday noon. It came in a rather big box, so I don't feel so bad about paying 20 bucks for shipping. 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

iwearsin haul 2

If you've read my first iwearsin review, you'd know that I said that their stuff are quite pricey and that I had to wait a long long time to receive my package. Well, when trying to place my order for these, I experienced many problems with their website. There was once when their voucher could not be applied to my cart and then the system couldn't recognise Singapore as a shipping destination. So, I emailed their customer service and was asked to place an email order, which I did. They sent me a paypal payment request and I paid for the items. They also told me that they would send my package out via USPS directly from the US so that it would take a faster time to reach me. 

So, I waited. I made payment near the start of the month, but my account was updated to reflect my order only on the 7 July. I was told that the order processing was slow because of Independence Day so I continued to wait. After two weeks since my payment, I asked them about my order again and they apologised for making me wait. Moreover, they refunded me the full amount for my order and told me that they were giving me the items to make up for the long wait! That made me super happy, of course. I was also glad to know that my order was moving and that it was being shipped via Fedex International Priority. So, I received my items on Friday, 18 July and I can't wait to style all my new tops!

I got this shirt during the Independence Day sale so it was around 10bucks for it. I had been eyeing it for awhile since I saw it styled on Instagram and it has such hipster vibes. They have a couple of other cool graphic tees but they are out of sizes, unfortunately, so I had to settle for this one. Pair them with denim cutoffs and a flannel plus boots or sneakers and you'll be a total hipster for a day. Haters gonna hate, hipsters gonna be dissing but whatever. 
I actually thought this looked odd at first, but it's actually quite cute. The veil portion is like gauze. It's kinda stiff and furry unlike lace that is smooth and soft. This gives the top a unique shape that is all sorts of cool and casual. 
This one reminds me of the pool of daisies cropped top but the daisies here are bigger. I paired them with cute little pom pom shorts which just makes everything look cuter! The top feels like it's made of rayon, so it's very flowy and soft. 
Totally fell in love with this at first sight when iwearsin posted it on instagram so I rushed over to their website to check it out. I love ditsy floral prints like this so I just couldn't resist it. The layered look also adds to the swing and fun-ness of the top! It's made of cotton, which doesn't really feel too good. It's a tad stiff (and reminds me of my daiso fabric) and unlike the material of the crop tops I bought previously. 
This one is kinda similar to the one above. It is also made of stiff cotton so I had a hard time laying it out and trying to get the shape right. The prints are still cute though. 
This is a basic black crop top with a ruched front. I got it during the independence day sale as well so it was rather cheap. It would go well with all my printed bottoms since I kinda lack basic pieces in my closet. 

I love my iwearsin tops so much. I always end up wearing them out instead of all my other clothes because they are so suitable for summer at the moment. Do check out their summer sale now! Items are going at 3 for $30!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

forever 21 shopping haul 7

Got a few things right after my previous haul and I just realized that all these consist of florals and lace! 

Cropped Lace Cami $11.80
This is much pinker in person and I don't really fancy that. It is still cute and kinda reminds me of iwearsin tops so I guess I will still wear it. I received a defective piece though but it is nothing major. They just sewed one of the straps wrongly so it is twisted. 

I like the halter cut of this and the nice pink colour that it came in. It is sorta cropped. I was expecting it to be much longer but I'm glad it isn't. This can totally match the white rose skirt I got below. 

Free Spirit Flounced Crop Top $8.80
I got this because it reminded me of iwearsin's swing tops and I was also quite surprised that these were still around in smalls and all. They are so cute! It is such a steal if you want a basic floral top. 

Floral Lace Crop Top $6.80
I'm not so sure why I got this now. It is cute with the lace trims and all but there's also nothing to gush over. Oops. 

Unfocused Rose Print Skirt $8.80
I am loving the prints of this skirt and the material! Though they describe it as 'unfocused', the prints are not blur in my opinion. They look kinda normal but the roses are so pretty! I'd pair them with white lace tops or pink tops. 

Crochet Trimmed Floral Shorts $14.80
Fell in love with the lace trims at first sight! They are cute to wear too. It has an elastic back but they sit nice and high waisted on me, which is great. 
Floral Scuba Knit Skirt $12.80
Loving the rose prints here as well. They are a little bigger than the white ones above and they sit a tad loosely above my waist. It's kinda sad because I really like these a lot. 
Floral Bow Hair Elastic $1.80
I used to wear a hair bow elastic to school everyday because we had to tie our hair. I think this is a cute addition to my collection and I can use it for work now as well since I have to tie up my hair again. The prints are adorable. 

That's all for this haul but I have another haul post coming right up!