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Monday, 17 September 2012

Audrey Hepburn for a Day with SheInside.com

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So a long long time ago, SheInside.com wrote me and asked if I would like to sample something from their HUGE selection of online clothing. I'll admit, my wardrobe was (and is) seriously lacking so I jumped at the opportunity.

 Now, before I go any further you need to know that I have a problem. A little black dress problem. I think I own .... 1, 2, .... 3 .... 6, yup SIX little black dresses in various styles from sweet to chic to absolutely scandalous. Now, this isn't because I actually have the kind of social life that requires a closet full of LBDs, I just think day-to-day clothing is so boring and in my head I'm a fabulous socialite who only ever needs swanky evening wear and 5-inch heels (but I'm not, and I don't). However, instead of using this as an opportunity to expand my lacking day-wear closet, I chose yet another LBD. Like I said. I have a problem. But whatever, WANNA SEE HOW CUTE IT IS?! I thought so. Let's have a look:


This is what the dress looks like on the website and on a runway model. I however am neither a model or a webpage, so this is what it actually looks like on me. For styling, the dress really reminds me of the iconic LBD & chunky necklace that Audrey Hepburn donned as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's so I tried to make the whole look from the hair to the makeup evocative of that image as well. You can judge for yourself whether or not I did okay channeling Audrey/Holly.





Okay, so I'm definitely not a model or fashionista blogger but I did my best!! Now on to what I'm actually good at, makeup!


This last shot is to give you a closer look at the beading detail around the neckline & shoulders, as well as to show you the makeup that I did to pair with this dress. I did a very subtle nude pink eye with Colette lashes from Faux Lash and a whole mess of lipsticks (I think I mixed about four shades to get this color). Very simple, timeless and classic. Just like Ms. Hepburn. Not my 'usual' style, but still fun to play dress up all the same. This would also be the perfect dress if you wanted to emulate Ms. Audrey Hepburn for Halloween (cigarette holder not included).

Colette Lashes from FauxLash.com
Okay, so here's my insight on SheInside & the Black Split Sleeve Beaded Dress. Let me start of with what I liked the most.
THE COMPANY 
  • SheInside has FREE international shipping. As a Canadian who usually pays out the ass for S&H this is a HUGE plus for me.
  • My dress came fairly quickly (7 days), which is pretty amazing considering it shipped from Singapore and some American companies can't even get product across the border in under two-weeks
THE DRESS
  • The cost is a reasonable $45.00 USD. But with all the constant sales (it's $5.00 off right now) & promo codes (15% off code for your first purchase) you can get this dress or most anything for a damn good deal.
  • The sizing was spot on, it was definitely on target with the measurements which gives you some assurance if you're scared of online shopping purchases showing up & not fitting. 
  • It's smallest right under the bustline and flares out from there; if you want to hide your waist or hips, this dress will definitely do the trick. Great for pear-shaped girls!
  • The dress material is quite good quality and I've had no issues with the beading falling apart. I've worn it a few times now and it's still going strong which is more than I can say for some of the stuff I've bought from major N.A. retailers for the same price or more.
DON'T BUY THIS DRESS IF ...
  • You are busty (bigger than a small C-cup). This draping of this dress looks best on a pear or waifish figure. So if you have small or medium sized breasts this dress will give you a lovely silhouette but busty girls beware, I tried this on with my super padded pushup and it looked absolutely ridiculous. I wouldn't recommend it.
  • You are self-conscious about short dresses. It's by no means a slutty short dress but it might be a bit much for some. It was fine while I was standing straight but slight bends made it rise up a bit.
  • You aren't going to dry clean it. The beading means you can't throw it straight in the wash so if you're not good about maintenance it will probably fall apart.



Even if this particular dress isn't for you, I still recommend you check out their huge selection of clothes because with that many choices you're bound to find something you like. Happy shopping!


16 comments:

  1. The dress is awesome and the make-up it's simply amazing and so clean... *O*
    I'm looking the webpage and it's super fashion ;)

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    1. Thank you, they do have a lot of crazy & fun clothes on there for sure! Thanks for reading & commenting <3

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  2. You look absolutely lovely! The makeup is just perfect! I love your review of the company and the the dress, you write like i talk :)

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    1. Thank you, and I really appreciate kind and well thought out comments like this that give such great feedback. Thanks for reading!

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  3. I've been looking for a new shopping site!
    They have some incredible deals.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They really do have some amazing sales, I hope you find something you like!! Thanks for reading & commenting!

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  4. Oh how I've missed your wit! Your makeup is gorgeous! I wish my everyday makeup turned out like this!

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    1. Just as I have missed your gorgeous nail looks! Please don't be jealous though I can assure you this is not at all what I look like on a 'everyday' makeup day. Most of the time I'm actually not wearing a stitch of makeup believe it or not, lol. Thanks for reading & commenting Angie!

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  5. Gorgeous dress and gorgeous makeup! :) I went to the website and found a lot of beautiful items that is definitely going on my wishlist! Thanks for sharing. :3

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  6. Great dress!!! LBDs are so elegant and they are apropriate for almost every occasion:) this bag is also amazing, so stylish :)

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    1. Thank you, Joanna! The bag is actually just a 10 yr old knockoff from Gucci from Canal St. in NYC, lol!

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  7. Great post! I really like how the colour-blocked purse stands out against the black dress!

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  8. A woman after my own heart! You look sooooo stunning!!!! Hot daym!

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  9. I dig the dress but lol@ the fact it's photoshopped on the runway model.

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  10. I advise everyone to not buy from this company!!
    they are from china and are complete scamers, the order traker number is false and after paying for express 4-7 day shipping, my coat came a month later. It was paper thin and the tag had been clearly removed and another size way smaller than i wanted was given to me for over $80

    waste of money and they do not let you return it!
    Horrible

    They might of shipped yours faster because they understand that you are free publicity, but i am soooo disapointed with this company

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  11. Thanks for your sharing, the make-up it's simply amazing and so clean, i love the dress. i also bought some clothes from SheInside, when i received my package, the material is soft and it looks exactly the same as image, i so lucky. I love this shipping, like your article.

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