Summer Goodies To Delight # 2 - Dresslink.com ( Featured)Hi Everyone.
As promised, this is the follow up to my recent post - < Summer Goodies To Delight #1> , where the kind people of Dresslink.com offered to send me some items for my personal review and to update my wardrobe for Summer. I was pleasantly surprised when my package arrived just within a couple of days of confirming the items. I know that most other times a good wait of 2 - 3 weeks would be the average for such online portals.
Unlike the model in the website, I was not brave enough to go bra-less for this top. Hence I decided to pair the grey open back top with a cream tank just for my personal comfort basis. But if you are certainly more daring than I am, I think this top would be great worn just on its own. Pairing it with the statement necklace that I had also selected from Dresslink.com, this was the perfect weekend look put together for summer. Certainly it felt good that I had picked out items which I could easily mix and match to create various looks and styles, not to mention on a really low budget.
To be honest, I had ordered the top in XL size ( I am a standard UK 12/ US 8 size which I believe was equivalent to L size on their sizing chart) since I wasn't sure how the cut would be like. Having learnt from experience that most of these china clothing portals would usually have their sizes cut a size down from regular sizing. Glad I did so in a way cos anything smaller would mean a snug fit around the bust or waistline and perhaps having the top looking more like a crop top than a longer style tee. As you can see it's already cut slightly shorter than in the pictures on their website but still all good.
With the slightly larger top and due to the scoop backline,it did seem to slip off my shoulders here and there but a small modification ( which I intend to do so with a lace tie at the top of the blouse would give this top a fresh take). I would certainly take this top out to the beach next as a cover up with my bikini top peeping through at the back - better if it was a bold coloured one to add a lil fun to the top.
For my second item, I was gravitated to this angel wing cutout t-shirt top as I thought it looked kinda cool, biker chick style. Again, if you are daring to go bra-less with it, it would be a beautiful unobstructed view of the " wings". I chose this top in white seeing I have enough black tops in my closet and figured pairing it with a contrasting bra top could potentially be quite cute. Nonetheless I would think the cutouts would standout lots better in black,
I had also selected an XL size for this top and glad I did so as the fit was just snugly comfortable. Anything smaller would not ideally fit my UK 12/ US 8 frame. Quality was passable for the ridiculous price of less than US$3 for this top. Paired it with my Tulle Skirt for that " angelic" ( no pun intended) feminine touch. Obviously it would be cool to also pair it with summer shorts or jeans.
I first spotted this necklace on Newlook.com however it was sold out as soon as it hit the shelves. Hence my excitement and delight to Get The Look For Less here on Dresslink.com.
I must admit out of the 3 fashion items I had selected from Dresslink.com, the necklace was by far my favourite and certainly worth every penny of it. I have purchased necklaces from other online portals where at times it has been seriously disappointing with bibs and bobs missing and more so, some of them even damaged in the process of shipment.
This bib necklace which comes in both Gold or Silver options, is solid and all rings connecting the various parts were held well and firm. Even the "bling" embellishments were all intact.
Check out this trending style of necklace worn by celebrities and bloggers alike.
|Kim Kardashian - West // Selena Gomez|
This very last item was chosen simply because it was something I needed currently for my makeup kit. Ideally I would have preferred this sponge to be of a slightly larger size. As you will see from the actual photo below, it is a little too small for me to have a good grip on it when applying my foundation. Most of the others I had spotted in the stores were a tad larger. Nonetheless it still served its purpose well.
The pointed tear drop tip was ideal for getting around the corners of the nose and eyes more easily to ensure an even coverage as opposed to traditional foundation sponges.On hindsight, perhaps that was the reason why it was sized smaller for the easier manoeuvring around these corners. Likewise, the conical shape of this sponge allows for a smoother finish as opposed to triangular or square sponges often leaving a trail of lines as you sweep across your face.
I hope you enjoyed this quick review of the items ALL kindly sponsored by Dresslink.com and appreciated my honesty in its review. Personally if I would continue to collaborate with this store, I would pick out more jewelry than clothing items simply based on the quality of the products I had experienced in this haul.
However I do know some of you would rather work with cheap trending fashion items, to be worn only a couple of times and chucked out of the wardrobe. Then perhaps this store would fit your needs perfectly. Amazingly most of their items are less than US$ 10 ! Expectations slightly lowered, I must admit they do have some cute affordable items and a pretty wide selection for those on a shoestring budget to shop. Just remember to be on the side of wary than sorry and pick out your items in a size up for most of their outfits as they are often not true to size.
I have made it lots easier for you to click on the pictures above to direct you to their store where you can find great bargains! Currently, for all new accounts signed up, Dresslink.com is offering a US$ 50 cash coupon for you to have fun shopping on their site. So hurry and check those items out for Mother's Day or for a quick wardrobe update for Summer 2015!!