I got this bag mainly because it's the roomiest of all the bags in this style. This bag reminds me of one of them Michael Kors bag and that is why i was drawn to getting it. Of course, I can't afford a Michael Kors bag but I'm contented with this look-a-like.
This one though is roomier unlike the original one or the other look-a-likes I've seen around and I am someone who can't go out of the house without bringing all my essentials stuff with me, that's why I always carry a larger than usual bag. I feel quite anxious if I left something at home that I usually bring all the items I think I'll be needing for the day.
The combination of black and gold details of the bag's appliances makes it look classy and sleek. The bag is made of synthetic leather that looks and feels durable. I just hope it doesn't peel when it's already worn out or I have already used it for a long time.
The bag can be used as a handbag or as a shoulder bag; it comes with a removable strap. The inside of the bag is very roomy and is lined. It also has several pockets for stuff that I where I can place items that need easy access: one big pocket in the front and 3 pockets inside. By the way, the bag also has gold steel feet to prevent the bottom of the bag from getting scratched or dirty when you put it down.
I already have a couple of maxi dresses; I noticed I haven't really had one that is good for casual days. Mostly are too stylish to wear on a regular day. This one caught my attention because it can be paired with flat sandals or sneakers just like the photo shown on the website.
Since it is in a solid color and there's no print whatsoever, I like that it has some pretty details to it; like the side slits and the criss-cross open back. I would probably use this at the beach as is or if I'm going to use this for anything else aside at the beach, I would most likely use a tube top underneath it. Yeah, because I'm too shy to walk around the mall or anywhere else with a bare back unless I am on a beach.
The material is made of cotton with a light stretch to it. The fabric is also thick enough so no need to wear an additional slip under the dress. And it falls beautifully as well. As for the sizing, I got me an XL as usual because these items made in China are usually smaller than the international size. It fits me perfectly. The adjustments that I need to make are for the length of the skirt part, because it is 2-3 inches longer for my height.
I kinda love the subtle detail of the straps which are cloths thinly cut and braided. These give the dress more character being that it is in a solid color and a usual straight cut. The waist is elastic as well, so it will conform to your waist size. I like that it falls on the waist and not an empire cut (which usually makes someone look pregnant even if they are not).
I am a sucker for clothes that are made of lace or crochet. They are probably one of those materials that don't go out of fashion. That's why in my closet, you can always find a good amount of clothing items that are made of lace or crochet.
I've been wanting to have a pair of shorts that's made of lace or crochet, and only until now that I had the chance to get one. What I didn't like about these shorts though is the frills trimming on the edges of the shorts. For one, they don't match the color of the entire item; they are off-white while the rest of the shorts is super white. I didn't notice that they have them on the photo shown on the website. I will probably remove them.
As for the fit, it wasn't what I liked it to be, but I made a gamble when I bought it because this pair of shorts came as one-size only or free-size. They were kinda tight around my legs and hips which made it looked like cycling shorts. I have pretty massive legs and the shorts hugged my hips and legs quite tightly. But it's ok because I plan to use them as a swimsuit cover up and not when I'm going to the mall or dining out or meeting with friends.
As for this sweater, I must say I am quite disappointed by it. In the photo it doesn't show how the sleeves look like, and I thought they were actually the usual sleeves, but when I received it the sleeves are batwing sleeves. I really don't like this cut for the sleeves because to me they are very unflattering. Well that's just my opinion.
But I know there are those girls who like over-sized sweaters, and this sweater is for them. I may need to make a couple of adjustments on the sides and sleeves to lessen it being a batwing sleeves. The yarn used for this sweater isn't itchy which is a good thing.
As for the great part, I like the material used and how just the thickness of the sweater is just right. since I am living in a tropical country is Southeast Asia, wearing a thick cable knit sweater is not advisable since we really don't get to exposed very cold weather nor experience snow. i don't have that much sweater so i will probably have to make the most of this one and just enjoy it.
I love 3 out of the 5 items that i got from latest SheIn haul. Well, I'm not complaining because I'm quite used to the hit or miss chances when buying online, especially if the items are produced in China because they tend to be smaller than the international sizing. Either way, I'm still glad for my early Christmas presents.
You can check out the items from my haul by clicking the links below:
And you can also check out my other SheIn Collective Hauls by clicking the links below: