my 3 tips for budget shopping online

Hey y'all! Last night's post was a bit long so I wanted to keep tonight's post short, sweet, and on a light topic!
Top: another of my amazing Shein finds and I love that the shirt is just $14!! | Shoes: espadrilles from Shein (couldn't find them today tho…), Similar from Asos | shorts: American Eagle, similar for just $14.50 | Bag: vintage Coach, similar | Earrings: old from Dress Barn, similar from target with tassels & a great shape!

The top was gifted to me because of my partnership with the company, but the espadrilles are something I saw on their site and bought on my own.

But the thing about Shein is that the sizing can be hard to figure out. For example, I bought the espadrilles and a pair of gorgeous green flats at the same time and ordered the same size based on my shoe size (size 9.5), but the green flats were the equivalent of a size 8.

Tip 1: Look at the size guide and then consider sizing up …once or twice.

I am wearing a size medium shirt here. I think it fits well in the shoulders and length. US brands typically call this size a small.

When I've bought pants (and shoes) from Shein in the past I've had to return them or give them away if I get my usual size (even according to the size guide). So for pants or shoes make sure to size up at least one size, maybe two. That doesn't apply to dressed though, those are usually sized like shirts and you'll just want to go up one size.

Tip 2: Read reviews and weigh their advice.

Are you the type of person who always reads reviews? Good job if you are because you'll want to read them! I know this sounds bad, but if you see a lot of cute little Asian girls giving something a good review and saying it's true to size, that probably means you will want to size up at least once!

If you see a review from someone with a similar body type to yours who got your same size and it didn't fit, size up or look for something else.

At the same time, Shein's prices are so good that sometimes it's worth trying something new, even if it doesn't work for you in the end. You can always return or exchange things anyway!

Tip 3: When checking out select the option to do a free return.

It's just a few bucks more, but it could be worth it. You're getting a cool piece of clothing for a lot less than most US stores. Plus, it's not something everyone else and their mother will be wearing.
Uniqueness always wins points in my book!

One thing that amazed me about this shirt was the beauty of the embroidery and the tasteful, feminine design. You can see the embroidery better here. ❤

And I can't forget to show you the bow on the back of the collar!!!! So cute!!!!

Message me, email me, or DM me on Instagram if you have any ordering questions or questions about anything else!

Xo,
Kellie

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