Happy Monday, y’all! I am ready to knock this work week out because I leave Thursday morning for my bachelorette party in Charleston! It’s a couple of my bridesmaids first time ever seeing the city, so if you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments below. When we started to book the trip months ago, we were so confused about why so many hotels were sold out and why the prices were so high. Well, it turns out the Cooper River Bridge Run is the same weekend, so the city is going to be packed! I’m not a runner (at all), but I am excited about partaking in the festivities 🙂
Jeremy is heading on his bachelor party this weekend, too. Him and his groomsmen are going to NYC and I basically made them a list of how to eat themselves around the city (i.e. how to gain ten pounds in one weekend). I love NYC and am so jealous they’re going, but I am looking so forward to enjoying weather in the upper 70s relaxing on the beach.
Y’all – SheIn has been killing the game recently. One of my most-asked questions I get from readers is whether or not to trust overseas clothing stores like SheIn. The short answer – it really depends. SheIn has a lot of pluses and minuses. Pluses include AMAZING pricing; rarely anything on their site is over $25. But minuses include long shipping time, difficult returns, and sizing discrepancies. So to safe guard yourself from the hassel, I wanted to share how I shop SheIn.
First off, make sure you have seen someone in the piece you are considering purchasing (be it your friend, a blogger, or an “as seen on me” photo on the product page). This way you can ask about sizing/quality or physically see it on someone with a similar build. Likewise, READ THE REVIEWS. Do not buy anything from the site that has no user pictures or reviews. Luckily, when it comes to hangbags though, you’re in the clear. I own a few SheIn bags and all of them are great (like this tassel bag and this Chloe dupe).
I cannot tell y’all how long I have been on the hunt for an embroidered mesh overlay dress. I have a black tie optional event coming up and for some reason, this was the look I had in mind. I had originally happened across this dress from ASOS and this dress from Boohoo and while both are beautiful, I didn’t feel like they were the one. (So dramatic, right? It’s not like it’s my wedding dress)
Imagine my pure elation when I happened upon this dress while scrolling through Red Dress Boutique’s Instagram. And I about jumped for joy when I saw the price tag. This dress runs true to size. I am 5’4 and wearing a size small. It wound up being the perfect length as well with 4″ heels and thank goodness because I wouldn’t want the alterations to cut off any of the embroidery!