The Long and Short of It

Today I have two new dresses to share with you. The best part? They are both adorable and super affordable. That’s because I bought them both online from Shein. I’ve shared some pieces I’ve purchased from them before here on the blog. It’s worth noting that I love buying trendy pieces that don’t break the bank while I don’t mind spending a little more on pieces I’ll wear for more than one season. Are you like that? Then check out Shein! So one dress is kinda long and the other is super short, at least by my standards. Without further adieu I give you the long and short of it!

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If you haven’t noticed I have an affinity for all things gingham and wine lately. I really need to quit because it’s almost full on addiction requiring a 12 step program. My name is Kellyann and I am addicted to wine and gingham. Ok, the first part of that sentence actually could qualify me for a 12 step program but I digress.

This dress is only $15 and comes in 4 colors! Of course I chose wine. Take a look at the sleeves though! Seriously, so pretty! I ordered a medium, should have gotten a small but I think I like it a little bigger and a little longer. With a dress that’s loose like this one I like boots that hug my legs. Loose boots look schlumpy with something so loose fitting.

Dress number 2 is only $14 and comes in blue or black gingham. I ordered a medium in it and you can see how short it is. Even though it’s short on me I decided to keep it as well. I am obsessed with the sleeves and of course the gingham print. It’s lightweight so I can wear it all year, it will be perfect with sandals!

This leopard clutch is divine and under $40! If you buy one accessory this year make it this one, you’ll wear it with everything. The quality is magnificent and the price can’t be beat.  It holds a lot too – it’s a fold over clutch so there’s plenty of room for everything your heart desires!

Thinking of ordering from Shein? Here are a few tips. Read the reviews on the items you are considering. Also check out the measurements and whip out the tape measure if needed. This has saved me from making mistakes a few times. All that said and yet I have two dresses in the same size that fit me differently. Sometimes that happens and in this case I am okay with it. Are you ready to give Shein a try?

Make this Friday a good one friends!

xo,

Kellyann

Shop accessories:
Chain-Link Statement Necklace • BaubleBar • $48
Women’s Baublebar Cosma Tassel Pendant Necklace • BaubleBar • $34.80
Women’s Baublebar Panthera Fringe Pendant Necklace • BaubleBar • $34.80
Women’s Kendra Scott Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace • Kendra Scott • $80–90

Shop boots:
Women’s Nine West Carrara Knee High Pointy Toe Boot • Nine West • $83.96
Aerosoles Tax Record Tall Boots Women’s Shoes • Aerosoles • $159
Women’s Bp. Fab Nara Over The Knee Boot • BP • $89.95
Women’s Sam Edelman Camellia Tall Boot • Sam Edelman • $134.96
Women’s Steve Madden Gabbie Thigh High Boot • Steve Madden • $99.90

The Loot

Oh friends!  Thank goodness it is Friday eve.  I decided to post on Thursday rather than Friday just in case you want to shop the big sale when it opens to everyone tomorrow.

Last week I shared with you that I did in fact place an order from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Well, my first order arrived on Tuesday night and I couldn’t wait to tear into it! Then Wednesday afternoon my 2nd and 3rd orders arrived. Now don’t get to thinking I placed large orders, in total I ordered 7 pieces! I snapped these selfies so I could show you how things fit.

Let’s get right into what I ordered and how I liked it.  I ordered 4 items in this first order.  The first thing I tried on because I was super excited about the message was this graphic tee   on sale for $20. Apparently it is sold out but I have a feeling it will be restocked. I really like this tee, not only the message but the way it fits too. The only drawback is that it’s white and I am afraid it will get stained. I am not sure if I’ll keep it but I am leaning that way since I could wear it to work on jeans days. It would be great under a jacket for a casual look too and right now I can wear it with shorts. For fit reference I am wearing a small and it fits well, not too clingy at all. I can’t stand thin, clingy tees that highlight my back fat! The verdict: I’m keeping it, my son says I need to wear it with another layer like a flannel or light jacket and I will once it gets cooler.

Up next, these Mya skinny jeans from Articles of Society. I am wearing them in all of the pictures btw. I have never tried this brand but based on the reviews I thought for the price $38 I’d give them a try. I love that they are a higher rise and they are stretchy. Hopefully they won’t stretch out as the day goes on. The wash is great as well, not too dark and not too light. They are long though, in fact they kind of bunch up at the ankles and really need to be cuffed. I got these in a 4 and they fit well, the reviews said to size down and I did. Normally I would have ordered a 6 so if you’re thinking of getting these I’d say size down. I have a feeling they will restock so if you’re interested in them keep checking because the price will go up after the sale.  The verdict: They are packaged up and being returned, as great as they are I have other jeans I like as well from Old Navy and my recent favorites I paid $10 for from WHBM.

My favorite thing in this order is this cold shoulder blouse by Lush. The blouse is $29.90 during the sale and $45 after. What can I say except it is perfection. The fabric is lightweight, it drapes beautifully and gives the appearance of a front tuck. It basically styles itself and would be fabulous with any bottom from jeans, to shorts, to a skirt, to slacks. This is definitely a keeper and if it was available in solids I would order more. I plan on wearing it immediately and when it cools off I think a scarf and jacket would look great with it.  I am wearing a medium for size reference. The verdict: Currently hanging in my closet and will wear this weekend!

The final item is this gorgeous tote from Sole Society.The quality of this tote is exceptional, especially given the $49.90 sale price and it looks way more expensive than it is (even at the regular price of $69.90). For me it is just too big. I should have read the description a little more closely and realized it is a tote and not a satchel. If you like a bag you can stash everything in that looks great this is for you. Unfortunately when I carry a bag this large I knock into things, bump into people, and in general become a menace. So while I longingly look at this beautiful tote it will be headed back. Since I knew it was going back I didn’t completely unwrap it so yeah, that’s the wrapping in the pictures. The verdict: It’s headed back today!

My second order contained only two items. This twill peplum jacket in olive for $49.90 ($75 after the sale). This jacket is soooooo cute and I love how lightweight it is, perfect for my climate! Unfortunately it is not right on my body type.  My short waist and large chest are not properly honored in this piece, lol!  It’s too boxy on me but I know it will look fabulous on the majority of ladies out there. I am wearing a small. The verdict: Sadly, going back. Boo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This fabulous clutch on sale for $52.90 ($79.95 after the sale) is up next. The clutch is fantastic. It feels great, so luxe, and it has plenty of storage. So many clutch bags just don’t have enough room but this one seems to. The foldover flap has a zipper so you can store your stuff in two places! The verdict: Right now I plan to keep it but I feel a little guilty spending so much on a clutch.

My third order was for only one item. These Caslon Slim Utility pants on sale for $49.90 ($79 after the sale). I didn’t expect to love these but I do! They are so comfortable, and don’t seem to get baggy. They aren’t low cut either which is so nice. I got them in a size 4 and they are perfect. They can be worn with cute sneakers, sandals, heels, or booties. The verdict: I am keeping them because even though there are lots of olive green pants out there I just happen to feel like these are my soul mate pair!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something I didn’t pick up during the sale are my trusty old slip on Converse sneakers.  Mine are a few years old, need a good washing, but I still love them.  Check these out:

I also ordered candles and they were delivered later last night.  I got these Voluspa tins. Because I break up the set and give them individually. Great deal for such a pretty candle that makes a super sweet gift.

Overall I am happy with what I decided to keep and the fact that I did not spend an insane amount of money. I should also add if I didn’t have issues with my left foot I would have been all over the booties because there are some great deals on them. Have you shopped yet? Are you going to? Please tell me what you have your eye on, I love to shop vicariously!

xo,
Kellyann

Shop here:
Women’s Lush Surplice Cold Shoulder Blouse • Lush • $29.90
Women’s Sub_Urban Riot ‘Work Hard’ Graphic Tee • Sub Urban Riot • Sold Out
Women’s Articles Of Society Mya Skinny Jeans • Articles of Society • Sold Out
Sole Society Susan Faux Leather Tote – Black • Sole Society • Sold Out
Sole Society Tamika Genuine Calf Hair & Faux Leather Foldover Clutch – Brown • Sole Society • $52.90
Caslon Slim Utility pants in olive $49.90
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