Last week I went to an event, and I wore a new top, this Shein Contrast Bell Sleeve Top.
I have a few flared-sleeved tops, but none with sleeves THIS FLARED! They are REALLY big! Ridiculous really.
Honestly I see these kind of tops as a temporary trend and know they will be gone in 1-2 seasons. So I’m very reluctant to spend a lot of money on them.
Anyway, recently Shein asked me to pick something from their new collection, which is how I have come to own this top.
Err… and it looks really cool!
It looks SO fun, flirty and unique, that I have to admit that I’m changing my tune now!
I kind of want to wear it every where.
Things I love about it:
I like that it is slightly fitted. Most flared-sleeve items these days are really baggy and I find them too overwhelming for my frame.
I love the simple white with black detail. It instantly goes with any of my black pants, skirt, and jeans in my wardrobe… and it gives my outfit a lovely, modern lift. Personally I wouldn’t wear it with denim shorts, but that’s just me. I’d stick to tailored pants, pencil skirts and cigarette cropped pants.
It fits really well – I’m wearing Size XS.
Not so great things about it:
The price is rather cheap. It’s US$11.
But you know what, the material is ok.
It’s a smooth, stretchy, 95% Polyester 5% Spandex, with a slight shine to it. The stitching is just passable. It’s a teeny-tiny bit see through, but I’wearing a nude strapless bra, so it looks completely fine.
It’s fitted, but it’s also loose in areas. Which is why I tucked it into a skirt.
The sleeves are totally impractical, and just a bit of fashion fun.
So… after wearing this top, I might actually look around for something similar, but in a higher quality.
But having said all that, I was complimented 3-4 times during the night for it!
Also Wearing: Dion Lee Skirt
I also recently bought (from a private, pre-loved, designer online group) this Dion Lee skirt.
I don’t know what the retail price was, but I estimate it was AUD $390 judging from something similar online. I managed to buy it for $50, which was pretty amazing.
Admittedly, from the photos online of the skirt, I didn’t realise the split was so high on the leg. It turns out that the split went all the way up to the waist!
However, being Dion Lee (the Australian master-tailor prodigy) this skirt fell and moved SO well with my body and legs – that there was no danger of any peek-a-boo action… just a very sexy thigh split.
I don’t know if you’ve ever worn something so completely and utterly amazing and well made, that you just walk around, looking down at your clothes thinking – it this for real??!?
That’s what I was doing for most of the evening haha.
I gotta get my hands on another Dion Lee item!
Have a great weekend!