Hey Guys!! I’m supposed to be wrapping up my DIY Stair Makeover right now, but I thought I should hurry and get this post up before my latest SheIn Wardrobe Wins are all out of stock. Let me cut to the chase real quick and tell you all this adorable red striped top I’m wearing is now only 5 dollars (also comes in powder blue. You read that right, FIVE DOLLARS!! No, it’s not made with the best fabric, but neither is half the merchandise in any given department store. And to be clear, that doesn’t go for all SheIn products. A lot of stuff I order from them has the appearance and feel of designer labels, but really my main purpose for shopping there is usually to freshen up the vacay wardrobe and/or pick up a few trendy pieces that I probably won’t wear in a season or two and can then donate to Goodwill without hesitation.
These are all items I have in my house as I type this AND that I’m happy with. I haven’t included items that weren’t really my fave, or fit funky. I had to throw in this adorable pastel tweed coat that I bought and wore during our recent trip to Scotland and Ireland, but apparently we were having too much fun to stop and photograph it, so I’ve never shared it. Otherwise everything else is basically spring/summer type stuff.
As far as sizing goes, I know I’ve mentioned this in previous posts, but definitely research reviews and pay attention to the actual measurements they provide for the garments, but 95% of the time it’s best to size up. I have a wide back from spending most of my childhood walking on my hands (not even kidding…this was like my most favorite pastime. Apparently I was a lonely child), so in tops or jackets I almost always just go for the large. I have a sewing machine, so I can always take something in if necessary.
I’m really glad to see they’ve started carrying a lot of pieces for curvy ladies too, so now more women can take advantage of their great deals. I know I’m always bummed when they have a piece I love that only comes in “one size fits all” bc I know it’s not likely to fit me without having to dislocate a shoulder to get it off, or cut it off of me (if I can even managed to get it on). Poor Michael has helped me get out of quite a few shirts over the years bc of my pesky broad back and shoulders (and it’s not at all in a sexy way lol….quite the opposite actually=\)
On a major side note, I’d love to hear what you all think of my new photo edits! I just started using the desktop version of Lightroom (FINALLY!!), and now I’m actually loving the process of editing….AND hopefully I won’t go blind as quickly from staring at my phone screen for hours upon hours while tweaking images through no less than four different editing apps.
Hope everyone’s having a great week!
PS: Not sure if you can tell yet, but I’ve already dropped 8 lbs since starting WeightWatchers on May 1st (so in just over a month)! It mostly came off my badonkadonk, which is where my extra weight likes to sit, so no surprise there.;) I’ll have to do a blog post about what I’ve been eating and how ridiculously easy it is to lose weight on this program (totally not sponsored in any way, I just totally believe in this program). Adding it to my to-do list now;)
PPS: Just a random thought that I feel is important to share. You haven’t seen much sponsored content from me thus far since I started this journey a little over a year ago, and it’s not because brands haven’t reached out to me to collaborate, bc they do reach out….all day, every day. It’s bc I’ve turned down most opportunities, as I refuse to promote a product or service that I don’t already believe in 100%, or would never use or purchase on my own. I’ve had to write carefully worded, but superrrrr awkward email responses to local boutiques basically explaining that I would never buy their clothing, so I don’t feel comfortable promoting it; which is way more difficult for me than passing on big brands bc I love my community and really want to support it. Then a couple weeks later I’ll see other big name bloggers promoting said local boutique on instagram, which is absolutely fantastic for them if it really fits their personal style. My pickiness might hurt me in the short run bc I still don’t have much experience doing brand collaborations to add to my resume, but I hope you all as a readers can appreciate knowing this so you’ll trust that whatever I’m putting out to the universe are my own thoughts and opinions. I am absolutely terrified of steering anyone in the wrong direction. It may happen on occasion, but it certainly will not be intentional.
If you have any thoughts on this really random post, I’d love to hear them in the comments:)