Bargain buy: She In

There is nothing more thrilling than bagging a bargain.

Especially the excitement of the chase bit.

So imagine how my adrenalin spiked a few weeks ago, when I spotted the gorgeous Jasmine (Pretty Chuffed) wearing a dress that I just knew had to be mine.

It was a maxi – completely predictable I know.

It also had sleeves – bingo wings be gone.

And it was a v-neck – another no-brainer for booby me.

Yes. It screamed ‘Hello Bev’.

I simply loved the look of the dress, the colours were perfect. So without hesitation, I jumped straight online followed Jasmine’s link and within a few short minutes had placed my order.

Guess how much?

$36.91 AUD

Bargain.

The dress is from Shein.com (a US website that delivers all over the world).

Now, if you’re not one for throwing caution to the wind, when it comes to online shopping – this site might not be for you.

I, on the other hand am!

The most I had to lose was $40.

I also had Jasmine’s expert insider knowledge to rely on when it came to choosing a size.

She mentioned in her post that she could easily have gone down a size to the small (she was wearing the medium) – because I’ve met her, I knew the medium should work perfectly on me.

Anyway, it was worth the risk, as I though the dress would make the perfect transeasonal piece.

Bargain Buy: She In

White Short Sleeve Geometric Print Split Maxi $36.91 (also check it out in black )

How to style the dress for flexibility:

  • Wear it on its own with your favourite heels or flats. Think lace-up sandals to toughen up the floatiness.
  • Slip dresses also add a point of difference in a complimentary colour.
  • Add a jacket and a wide belt when the temps fall, for a true statement look.
  • Jeans. Yes jeans. Picture how fabulous your treasured denim would look underneath when your dress is billowing in the wind.
  • When the seasons are changing but the weather is still glorious, wearing a sleeved maxi can be a great way to feel more covered, without suffocating in head to toe wool.

Style Note:

When it arrived it was stitched together at the top (to stop the wrap from showing too much boob) I found that it was a little too matronly; even for me, so I snipped it open for a more relaxed look.

Sizing: I’m wearing the medium which fits perfectly and is my normal size (I ignored the size chart and went with my gut).

Delivery: 2 weeks…I was starting to think it may never arrive!

When it did, excitable me, in my haste to rip open the package hide the evidence of my purchase from Jonny left the self tie belt inside… in hindsight, I should have pretended it was gifted 😉

The only thing it was missing for me in the shape and design stakes, is POCKETS  – can you imagine?

Right lovelies, over to you: Have you had your bargain hunter pants on lately? Snapped up anything special for a snip?

 

Bev,

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  • Meredith M

    Thought id let you know this is back in stock in S and M sizes. I ordered one last night.

  • Hey Bev, love this look and I also love Shein. I’ve yet to buy from them, but have been window shopping for over a year 😛 I love this number it looks amazing on you <3 – Sammy {xx}

    • Thanks so much Sammy. Besides delivery time to Oz (which I expected) the whole experience was good. On trend pieces for a great price – who can say no to that? xx

  • M

    Hi bev, I went online to buy this great dress, but it was $46 Australian Dollars – is that correct ? M

  • That dress is lovely – I can see why you had to have it! 🙂 I’ve had a few nice pieces from Shein but I agree the shipping is so slow! Not ideal.

    • The shipping took so long Mica I almost forgot I’d ordered it! The style and look of the dress is worth the wait though! xx

  • Bloody fab dress – loved it on Jasmine and love it on you! You PRETEND things are gifted??!!!! Lol…..great minds, and all that! xx

    • With so many parcels arriving, I find sneaking the odd ‘ extra gifted’ piece in quite easy…If only I’d thought about doing it this time though, I’d already thrown the belt away in my haste to try and hide yet another purchase…the moral of the story “yes, darling its another gifted” hee hee xxx

  • merilyn

    that dress looks great on you bev!
    good colour combination with clever patterning!
    so inexpensive too! … love a bargain!
    enjoy your day hun! love m:)X

    • Thank you so much M – it’s one of those frocks that suits most figure types…and I just couldn’t go post the price! Have a great weekend lovely! xx

  • Kathryn

    Haha I use my work address for online purchases 🙂 Seriously, this looks lovely on you Bev, is there ANYTHING you can’t pull off? xx

    • Sneaky Kathryn…but I love your work! You are too kind – you should see me first thing in the morning! Mwah and hugs xx

  • This maxi looks totally gorgeous on you! I love the fabric and design!

  • I’ve often browsed the site but never actually followed through with a purchase. You and @disqus_cpkVh9hyb0:disqus should model for them!

    • I was a bit reluctant at first, but wanted the dress so badly that I just did it. So glad I did now…I’ll definitely buy from there again! xx

  • Well surprise surprise, you look gorgeous! Love the print and very on trend as I understand it with tans and camels coming in for Autumn xx

    • Oh Jan thank you so much! The print is so wearable and yes you’re right; camel, tan and pastels are huge for the coming season xxx

  • This dress was made for you Bev – totally stunning in it. I can’t believe the price, I think I may be hitting their website when I get home.

    • Thank you so much Karen – I HAD to make it mine!
      The same dress in the black is gorgeous too (direct link on the blog post) – it would look fabulous on you. So many fab dresses on there you’ll be in your element! xx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    I adore this dress on you,tan and black together are one of my favourite combos,so chic and what a great bargain.
    I’m always scoring bargains Bev it’s just the way I am ??this dress Xx

    • Black and tan are my favourites too Lisa – so classic, yet crisp and the colours never go out of fashion!
      I love a bargain too darling (in fact, I hate paying full price for anything) BUT I’m not very patient when I’m shopping, so if I fall in love with something I just buy it. Two weeks later I find myself cursing when the item is on sale! xxx

  • I agree Bev, pockets would have made it even better! It looks so fantastic on you, I’m so glad you picked it up. Such a bargain! Xx

    • Thanks for looking so amazing Jasmine, you convinced me I had to have it.
      Great choice from such a vast website too! xx

  • No pockets!? Well besides that small issue the dress is great! I buy majority things on sale and always nab bargains, especially online. You should see my asos cart at the moment ha!

    • I know Em! Pockets are a must in everything! I love a bargain (if I’m shopping online) but can’t stand searching through sale racks – I think it has something to do with working fashion retail! xx Asos is incredible for bargains too!