Tips on Shopping at Shein – Shein review

tips for shopping at shein - shein review

tips for shopping at shein - shein review

tips for shopping at shein - shein review

tips for shopping at shein - shein review

tips for shopping at shein - shein review

 

IS SHEIN A SCAM?

 

When it comes to online shopping from brands that sell trendy and cheap clothes, you might be wondering about many things. Will the garment look the same as in the photo?  Will it be of a satisfying quality? Am I going to waste my money? Is that brand a scam?

Shein is the big, worldwide shipping online clothing store that offers really affordable on-trend clothes. You’ve probably already heard about it or shopped from it. I did a few reviews of their products in some of the previous posts. This post, however, won’t be the standard review post. As someone who has experience with shopping at Shein, I want to share with you tips and tricks on how to choose clothes from Shein and how to get exactly what you’ve ordered.

 

TIPS FOR SHOPPING AT SHEIN

 

  • Tip 1: TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS

Don’t be lazy on this one. Measure tape should be your best friend when ordering from Shein. Don’t even think of relying solely on size marks like S, M, L et cetera.  Sizes are not standardized. Which means that different models of blouses, for example, won’t be the same size in cm, even if all labeled as XS.

Also, the size you usually wear might differ from one that will fit you when ordering from Shein. Their clothes are from China so they may be made to fit primarily Asian body figure. Measure yourself precisely and compare that to the detailed sizing chart in the Size and Fit section next to each clothing item.

When trying to pick the right size, also notice the fabric the garment is made of. Which brings us to the second tip.

 

  • Tip 2: PAY ATTENTION TO THE MATERIAL

The quality of the garment depends immensely on the material it’s made of. The same thing can be said about the price. You cannot expect high-quality natural fabric if the price is $10. That being said, you can still pick wisely.

In the Description of the item, take a look at Material and Fabric. Is there a note 100% cotton or 100% polyester? If you want to buy a blouse or a dress, both could be OK. But if you are looking for a coat, it just won’t look as good if it is made of 100% polyester rather than 100% wool. And if it doesn’t have a lining.

So read the description carefully! Also, read if the fabric has a lot, a little or no stretch? That can help you imagine how the item will fit you and pick the right size.

 

  • Tip 3: DO THE RESEARCH

If you want to make sure to get what you see, put a little bit of your time in researching. You can find users reviews for many items on Shen site. Read them all. Look at the photos of bloggers styling that item, if there are any. Maybe even try to find the blogger’s reviews of that particular garment on the Google.

It happened to me that I liked some items from their site very much, but when I couldn’t find any review or even the photo of the model in that garment, I just gave up on ordering them. I only order items that have good reviews and which fit is clearly showed in the photos.

By following those rules, I’ve only had good experience with Shein so far. Of course, you can always take a risk, but if you do, don’t get disappointed if what you got isn’t what you imagined.

 

  • Tip 4: PREPARE TO BE PATIENT

You finally placed your order, and you can’t wait to get and wear your new trendy clothes. Well, you will have to wait for some time. The items are shipped from China, so the shipping time depends on where you live.

Visit the Shipping Info page on Shein site and find out about how it takes for the package to arrive in your country. If you need clothes for some set date or for a vacation, make sure to order in time. You can also pay some extra money for the express shipping if you don’t find the fee a bit pricey.

 

  • Tip 5: SAVE SOME MONEY

Shipping time can differ from country to country, and also does the shipping fee. For the USA it’s not much ($3.99), but for other countries, it can get much higher. Learn about shipping fee for your country on the Shipping Info page.

However, Shein offers a good deal – shop over $50 and get the free shipping. You might think, “I don’t want to spend $50 on clothes now, I just want that cute shirt.” And I get you. But you can gather a few friends of yours, and if each of you orders one or two items, there you have free shipping. 

 

SHEIN REVIEW

 

Shein is a place where you can find clothes that are fashionable and very affordable. The range of clothes, shoes, and accessories they are offering is wide. If you want cheap clothes for a season or two, they might be the right choice for you. There are no taxes when you receive the package, so you don’t have to pay any additional fees except for the shipping fee. Follow the tips on shopping at Shein, and it’s highly likely that you will be satisfied with this brand.

In those photos, you can see me wearing Cowl Neck Dip HEm Swing Dress and Open Front Roll Up Sleeve Duster Coat form Shein. Browse their site here.

Did you have experience with shopping at Shein? Do you like this brand? Do you find these tips helpful? Share your thoughts with me!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

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clothing candies from the brand Cruel Candy

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Hello, everybody! Here is another post in which I recommend a Greek handmade clothing brand. This time it is about Cruel Candy. Their recognizable sign is a use of such interesting printed fabrics, so in their offer you can find a world map dress, a lots of animal or tattoo prints. I would call the style of their designs quirky cute and girly sexy. The best thing is that every clothing item you order is handmade to your body measurements, so you do not need to worry about the fit! Find out more by visiting their shop.

These photos are took by young and talented photographer Stanislav Miljanovic, who was really fun to work with. Check out more of his work here and here.

I am wearing the Black and White cotton skirt in this post, and below you can see some more photos of my previous work with this brand that you know if you follow me on Instagram. So, aren’t their clothes the cutest?

 

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Photos by my sister Jefimija Djokic

I am wearing Tropical Leaves Crop Top and Skirt  and theBlack Mini Dress with Petar Pan Collar

 

 

raincoats as a new fashion statement

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Rains raincoat from FQuirky; clutch made by me; photos by Jefimija Djokic

EN: Do you remember when you were a kid and your mom would make you wear a raincoat? I had even worse traumatic experience from childhood. On some of our trips abroad, my mom had bought a small umbrella. But, unfortunately for me, it wasn’t an ordinary umbrella for children. It was some kind of special umbrella that didn’t have the stick but was supposed to be attached to your haid. Yes, I remember when I went to school with the umbrella-hat that nobody in my country has ever seen before and of course, the children were laughing and were very confused what the hell that was on my head.  My future kid, I promise I won’t do anything similar to you, I will pretend that you are my doll only till the moment you become aware of your clothes and accessories. Now I am laughing at that memory. I mean, that umbrella is a really avant-garde invention. I would appreciate it today, but I wouldn’t wear it, though. I don’t ever carry any umbrellas unless it’s raining cats and dogs. You can connect the dots!

As you can see, I really need a substitution to umbrellas. So, raincoats are perfect! Not just that they are very useful (they are light and can be carried in a bag in a case of emergency, they protect you from the wind, too), but I see them as a fashion statement. I don’t know how it is in your town, but here in Belgrade, as soon as the fall and bad weather start, people just sink into their boring black and gray jackets and with the first rains the colors are washed off from the city streets, too. Late autumn can be depressive itself, so walking by colorless people and wearing colorless clothes aren’t helpful at all. That’s why I am opting for bright yellow raincoat to fight the gray rainy day as I truly believe the clothes we wear really affect our feelings, were we aware of that or not. Also, being dry is a relly nice thing, isn’t it? I hope you haven’t had some bad experience with the raincoats in your early years, but if you did, just remember that I had a worse one and wear a raincoat again.

This raincoat is from FQuirky, an online shop started a few month ago by Elana & Carl Lenox, wife, and husband. It features clothes and accessories from several thoroughly picked brands and most them are unisex (like this raincoat). You should visit  their shop and see some more raincoats from a Danish brand Rains. If the yellow one is too much for you, you might check the rust one, it is pretty cool, too. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram if you like them.

Ps. The triangle bag is made by me. I was inspired by this raincoat to make it. I used waterproof vinyl of the shiny grayish color and added a bright yellow zipper, because, as I said, fashion is always some kind of a statement, and you chose if it is going to be a boring one.

SR: Da li se sećate kad ste bili mali, a mama vas je terala da obučete kabanicu? Ja sam imala još traumatičnije iskustvo iz detinjstva. Na nekom od naših boravaka u inostranstvu, mama je bila kupila jedan mali kišobran za mene. No, na moju nesreću, to nije bio običan kišobran. Nije uopšte imao dršku, nego je trebalo da se jednim kaišem pričvrsti oko glave. Dobro se sećam kako me je mama poslala sa tim šeširom-kišobranom u školu. Naravno da su se deca smejala tom čudu na mojoj glavi, jer nikad u životu tako nešto nisu videla. Moje drago buduće dete, obećavam da ti neću učiniti ništa slično i da ćeš biti moja lutka za oblačenje samo do trenutka dok ne postaneš svesno svoje odeće i aksesoara, takođe. Danas se smešim na tu uspomenu. Ipak je taj kišobran skroz avangardni izum i danas bih ga zaista cenila. Što ne znači da bih ga nosila. Više ne nosim nkakve kišobrane osim ako baš ne lije, pa vi sad povežite činjenice.

Vidi se da je meni zaista potrebna zamena za kišobran, i tu kišni kaputi nastupaju na scenu. Ali, ne samo da su jako korisni (lagani su i mogu da se nose u torbi i obuku preko teksas jakne u slučaju otvaranja neba, a i odlično štite od vetra), nego ih vidim i kao jedan modni stav. Verujem da ste primetili kako u Beogradu sa dolaskom jeseni i ružnim vremenom svi potonu u dosadne crne i sive jakne, a prve kiše speru sve boje sa ulica. Kasna jesen može biti depresivna sama po sebi, a svakodnevno prolaženje pored bezbojnih ljudi i nošenje bezbojne odeće nimalo ne pomaže. Zbog toga ja glasam za drečavo žutu kabanicu kao oružje protiv sivih, jesenjih, kišnih dana, jer zaista verujem da odeća koju nosimo utiče na naša osećanja i raspoloženja, bili mi svesni toga ili ne. Takođe, ne biti mokar je veoma dobrodošla stvar, zar ne. Nadam se da niste imali neko loše iskustvo sa kabanicama iz ranih godina, a ako jeste, samo se setite da sam ja imala još gore i suočite se ponovo sa kabanicom.

Ovaj kišni kaput je iz online prodavnice FQuirky, pokrenute pre nekoliko meseci od strane bračnog para Elane i Karla Lenoksa. Oni prodaju odeću i aksesoar nekoliko različitih, pažljivo odabranih brendova i većina stvari je uniseks (kao i ova akbanica). Posetitie njihovu prodavicu i pogledajte još kaputa danske modne kuće Rains. Ako je ova žuta boja previše za vas, preporučujem i kabanicu boje rđe, koja je takođe prekul. Zapratite ih i na Facebooku i Instagramu, ako želite.

Ps. Torbu u obliku trougla sam ja sašila. Bila sam inspirisana upravo ovom kabanicom. Koristila sam veštačku kožu otpornu na vodu, zanimljive stukture i sjajne, sivkaste boje, kojoj sam dodala drečavo žuti rajsferšlus. Jer, kao što sam rekla, moda je uvek tu da poruči nešto, a mi biramo da li će izjava biti dosadna ili ne.