Collective Spring Haul Part. 1 - Dresslink and Pulpshoes

Friday, September 11, 2015

Dresslink has yet again impressed me with their items and services. I don't know if I am just lucky? Because I know some people who have bad experiences from shopping with them.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, you need to be extra smart when you shop at a Chinese website. You HAVE to read reviews and see real photos posted by the customers and then decide whether it looks good and worth it. This tip always works for me and my success rate is around 80%. Only 2 out of the 10 items I got from Dresslink look really bad LOL... But then again I am willing to take the risk since it is very inexpensive, I usually just give it to charity if I don't like it.

I recently bought a few items from them and it got shipped really quickly! I think it was less than 2 weeks and I live in Sydney.

Before I start, you may notice the price differences between the ones I listed below and the ones on the website. This is because Dresslink keeps changing their pricing! Some days they would have a special for x item and the next day they won't. It really varies so I am just gonna list the price at the time of purchase. Hope this makes sense :)

Let's get started....

The first item that I got is this elephant two-piece set  (U$7.84). It has a halter neck crop top that comes with a long strap to tie around the back. The shorts are very flowy and it almost looks like a skirt. The material is great, even though I am not quite sure what is it, but it is quite thick and not see-through at all. The print is also very good, I don't see any smudging.

I got it in 'large' thinking that the size might run a bit smaller, but I was wrong with this one. The sizing is pretty true so I would suggest you to order your usual size if you plan to get one. Nevertheless, I still love the set, the elephant print is just so adorable!!!

Since I am in love with the elephant print, I also got an elephant dress in white (U$8.16). It has the same print and fabric as my two-piece set. I read reviews saying that it runs a bit bigger so I got it in Medium and it fits me well. I am 160cm tall and this dress runs a bit long for me but it's not a big issue.

I think this dress would look great for summer, when you go to the beach or are just lounging around. I just CAN NOT wait to wear this.

Next thing I got is this floral jumpsuit  (U$6.59). It has the same style as my black jumpsuit which I purchased earlier from Dresslink, you can see the post here. This jumpsuit comes in a form of a short with two very long straps that can be tied around however you like.  Like other reviewers said, this jumpsuit is very well-made and I love how soft and silky the material is. I got it in a size Large and it fits me great.

Next is this beige bag (U$7.90) that I purchased without much expectations but I ended up liking it. They put paper inside the bag to keep its shape while on transit and I appreciate that since I got the bag in a good condition. I am really happy with the material. It is well made and has a sleeve inside the bag. Overall, it's just a nice going-out bag. I am planning to get another colour.

I also got pineapple-shorts (U$3.72), it was on special. I got it in a size Large and it fits just alright. It's a bit tight around my waist, so I'd say choose one size up if you want to get this.  It is also a bit see-through but it's not too bad, I can just wear a slip underneath.

Last time when I was in US, I bought this pair of Keds and I love how comfortable it is.

Since I got back I've been on the hunt for a cheap pair of Keds! I know there are heaps of places online where I could get them but the shipping cost from US to Australia would be greater than the cost of the shoes!! No No...

That's why I was so happy when I finally found a New Zealand based website called Pulpshoes that sells them and also offer free shipping to Australia, double win! :) They also have a promotion going on "2nd pair half price." On top of that, as a first time customer, I also got 20% off my purchase. #winning :D

So I got myself 2 pairs of Keds from their Taylor Swift range for just $90. YAAAAY

I love love them so much!

This is the first one, a white keds with nautical print. It also comes with a spare white laces.
I am planning to wear it when I go on a cruise.

The next one is the pink one with cherry blossoms print. It also comes with an extra pair of shoe laces.  I love the print, perfect for spring and summer.

So, that's it for the first part, please stay tuned for the next part ;p