How to Shop Shein

Hey there! Today I’m talking about one of my favorite places to shop online…Shein! My boyfriend has told me that I should be called The Shein Shopper by now, but we’ll see about that!

If you’ve been curious about ordering from Shein lately, then wait no more and read my top three tips about how to shop on Shein.

Tip One: Read Reviews

I believe Shein has come a long way over the past years…it’s been eleven years since the company started their treasure trove of online clothes.

A few of the most helpful things about Shein are the comments and pictures from users. It is sooo important to find reviews with pictures because you can get an idea about what the product looks like on someone with a similar body type.

You can choose to see reviews with a picture.

Tip Two: Product Type

Here’s a tricky tip, but one I think you can understand. I believe one of the reasons why Shein can sell products so low (other than being in China) is because some of the products require YOU to do a little work to make it look the way it did online.

I’m going to give you some pretty specific examples here. This romper looked super cute on the site, with that big bow in the middle really drawing me in to purchase it.

Well, that big bow is actually something you have to tie yourself! …which I was horrible at doing so this is how I wore the romper.

Buy the romper here!

Here’s another example side by side.

In this case, the dress had a microscopic slit on the side where the string goes to tie the bow. I eventually found the slit, but I was ready to cut my own right before I found it! If you’re interested, buy the dress here!

Tip Three: Get Points!

One of the biggest reasons I love shopping with Shein is the discounts associated with points. Every 100 point is a dollar! So if you plan on shopping with Shein after your first order, here are some simple ways to save on your next purchase.

You’ll want to make sure you hit the “delivered” button when you get the package because this instantly gives you points for the amount of the order. So if your order was $100, then you get 100 points!

The next thing you can do is write a review! You don’t have to upload a professional picture, but you do get 20 points for having one. The written part of the review is 10 points and you’re free to write as little as you’d like!

The site used to let you review an item individually, but now it looks like you must review each item in your order. If you plan on doing an order review, make sure you have some time and snap a picture of each product whether you’re wearing it or have it flat laid!

Get Shopping!

I hope you enjoyed these tips about shopping with Shein! To see a review of a full order you can watch my YouTube video here. If you have any more questions or tips you’ve found about the site, feel free to shoot them my way!

As always, happy shopping!

Casi

Summer Frayed Slide Sandals

Hey there! So there are some really cute sandals I’ve been eyeing from another blogger lately. They look like this:

My problem is 1. they are sold out and 2. they are out of my budget! So I decided to do a little researching and see if I could find some similar looking sandals for a price that better fits my bank account. 

Here’s what I found!

I used to wear TOMS all the time in high school. I was obsessed with their mission statement and how I could slip them on without socks. I think this sandal looks very sleek and chic for a great price!

Shop yours here!

Hello wedges! Wedges are always in for spring and summer so when I came across these I thought they were just perfect. Amazon has these sandals and they come in denim as well!

Shop yours here!

Lastly are these slides from Chinese Laundry. This is also a brand I forgot about from my high school days! I remember loving their styles and that holds with these striped sandals! 

Shop yours here!

Don’t forget to click on those links if you would like to buy any of these sandals for yourself or a friend aaaand happy shopping!

Casi

Aeropostale Lace Dress

My first outfit of the day post! Really shouldn’t have taken me this long…but here it is!

I used to shop at Aeropostale all the time when I was high school and then I sorta forgot about this store! However, when I visited their outlet store I fell in love with some of their pieces. I think they’ve done a great job with knocking down their prices for some quality clothes.

This pink lace dress is just $20 and is the perfect spring look. The corset in the front creates a great waist and I love the A-line cut. Get yours below!

AE LACE CORSET FIT & FLARE DRESS

Happy Shopping!

Casi

Star Necklaces

I used to love wearing small dainty necklaces all the time. I really want to get back into wearing them with my outfits! Lately, I’ve been seeing some really adorable star necklaces from bloggers on the ‘gram. This inspired me to search Amazon for some affordable picks for you guys. Great prices and two day shipping with prime?! What more can you ask for! Here are my fave picks:

$11.99 Amazon Prime
$7.99 Amazon Prime

$12.99 Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime

Happy Shopping!

Casi

My Dilemma with Shorts

Hey there, hope you are having a fantastic week! I wanted to talk about something I used to hate…shorts. Yup! I used to just loathe wearing shorts. The reason? I feel like as soon as I hit puberty in eighth grade, my confidence in showing off my legs went down the drain. Puberty gave me hips, a rounder behind, and some thicker thighs. I have felt like these attributes stopped me from feeling good in any shorts for a long time.

Not anymore!

Although it has taken a lot of time for me to boost my self esteem about everything below my waist, now I am so happy to throw on a jean short!

Two things happened to make this possible.

I found a lot of happiness within myself when I started working out more regularly. I am not saying you need to lose weight to wear the clothes you want…because I didn’t really lose weight! My body did change, but more importantly my mind became stronger. I lifted weights and was impressed with what my body could do. Because I was able to carry a 95 lb bar on my shoulders, I felt invincible! I was so proud of my body and wasn’t afraid to show it off.

I also stopped looking at what other girls wore and started to shop for shorts that would compliment me. No body is exactly the same and there’s nothing wrong with passing up a certain style.

FACTS!

Since I do have a more curvy bottom, paper bag or high waisted shorts work really well on my figure. When it comes to jean shorts, I tend to look for a design with more of a triangle shape. This means the bottom flares out and doesn’t cling to your thighs.

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s a wedgie from shorts.

But enough about me, I have five of my favorite shorts from two brands to share with you! All of these are booty friendly, approved by me!

Kohl’s Shorts

I really like these shorts because they don’t ride up at all! The material is soft and the waist can be worn higher or lower. Both are $32 each. Click here to get the look!

These are the ultimate jean shorts for me! They meet all the criteria: flare out bottom, high waist, and they don’t ride up. Plus the lace addition is adorable. These shorts are $28. To get the look, click here!

On Me

Shein Shorts

Shein $8.00

First off, you really can’t beat the prices here. In this tropical print, I was nervous with an extra small, but the waist comes up pretty high making them a win for me! To get the look, click here!

Shein $12.00

The stripe design of these shorts is hot for spring/summer and the paper bag waist makes them extra hot for me! To get the look, click here!

On Me

Happy Shopping!

Casi

ONE Dress, THREE Ways!

We all love a staple closet item that can be dressed up or down. When I initially saw this dress, I just loved the style and print. After it came in I was “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” all over it!

I’ll add links in the captions for you guys so you can see as much product as possible! This dress is from Shein and while it’s currently sold out…here is another dress that is similar in print and color. Shein is usually really good at restocking items that are in high-demand so I recommend turning on notifications for things you really want!

I really fell for this dress when I tried it on and it had such a snug fit. The ruffles really add some extra details that give it a playful vibe. I’m so happy it’s almost spring, because then I can start styling more dresses like this one.

Alright, let’s get to the ONE dress, THREE ways!

This first style is hitting on a flirty athleisure look. Pair a tight white tee under the dress and throw on some white Nikes or Adidas and you’re set to go to class, a trip downtown or hang with the girls. This is such a simple and carefree look for spring.

White Nikes, White Tee

I am definitely smitten with this second style because it’s perfect for a sexy night out. When I was styling this look, I added my BCBG over-the-knee high-heeled boots kinda just to humor myself and instantly felt so empowered with the look! I’ll add some similar boots to mine that I’ve found just because I’ve had mine for so long!

Boots similar to mine

This last look is a style I always hesitate to try to work on myself. I want to call it a fashionista cowgirl! It pulls from some Western style with a jeweled belt and hat, but keeps the modern fashion going with boots and overall style of the dress. It was a risk for me, but I ended up loving it and hope you can style it similar to feel the same way!

Similar Hat (I got mine at world market as well), this belt was a thrift store find but here’s something close!

I hope you enjoyed my ONE dress THREE ways! Because I really enjoyed doing this post and want to do more like this in the future. If you’ve read this far, then thank you! And please stay on the lookout for more posts to come!

Casi

The Cheetah Trend

It’s so interesting to me that cheetah has made such a big come back in fashion. I guess it’s always had its place in design. I remember being obsessed with cheetah as a kid. I had everything from Lisa Frank cheetah accessories to headbands galore.


Cheetah makes me feel like the ultimate girly girl. 


So it would make sense that lately I have been LIVING in this cheetah print cardigan!
While my boyfriend doesn’t like long cardigans, I on the other hand can’t get enough. This cardigan is from Shein and it was only $23. I was so happy when I opened package the of this cardigan. The quality is amazing. It’s thick, soft and it keeps me warm (big plus)! I tend to run cold and this thing keeps me toasty without being too big or bulky.

From the next look, I bought the shirt on a whim. I didn’t expect to go shopping that day, but I’ve found in life there’s always some time to spare for a mini shopping trip! The shirt is from Forever 21 and it’s only $9. I thought this color combo was really different for cheetah print, but is totally working. Unfortunately, I believe it’s only in-store. I will continue to look for it online!

That’s it for now! Continue to fulfill your inner girly child dreams and rock that cheetah!

Happy Shopping!

Casi

Ilymix Sunglasses Review

Sunglasses!

They are a staple item that helps to complete an outfit, but they come in so many different styles. I was recently able to try Ilymix sunglasses and I was a little nervous at first. I lost my first pair of Ray Bans when I got my new car. I had those sunglasses for almost two years! They were dark aviators and they had my initials on them…it was awful! I left them in my old car when I traded it in and the dealership (will not be named) never got them back to me! So sad…but then I was approached by Ilymix!

Aviators are such a classic look and I think pretty much anyone can pull them off. This time I decided to go with a more colorful look and get some rose gold/pink ones from Ilymix. While this style is a little big for my face, I still love how they look! I was surprised with the great quality from Ilymix. The shipping did take 2 weeks, but I think it was worth the wait!

I also chose some more daring glasses that I feel can go with more professional street looks. Check out all my looks below and if you would like get your hands…or head around some of these then use my link for $15 off your purchase: http://ilymix.refr.cc/cassandram

They have so many styles to choose from I know you’ll find your fave one!

Happy Shopping!

Casi