Articles of Society “Sarah” jeans (hemmed), Ray-Ban mirrored sunglasses
On to today’s post – here’s another way I’ve styled the comfy sweater reviewed in this post. Mine’s the “light beige” color, which is still available online and now on sale! I paired it in an outfit with all neutrals on the most gorgeous sunny day last week…so nice that I broke out the open-toed shoes! I knew the premature warmth was too good to be true – mr weatherman said we’ll be back to snow soon! I really wanted a bluish gray trench earlier this year, and this one looked promising in the stock photo. It turned out to be fairly good quality for the price – fully lined with pockets, belt, covered buckles, and is in a nice medium-weight material. I often toss it on to run errands with sneakers as shown here, or over gym clothes.
Shopping at Asia-based retailers is always hit or miss, although I’d Chicwish a little higher than its peers given my experiences. The quality of their materials does vary quite a bit, and shipping takes a while, but the tradeoff is I’ve found some pieces I really like amidst the trial & error. I think Chicwish actually manufactures most items at their own factories and takes most of their own product photos, unlike similar companies whom source from numerous factories and use generic stock pics.
Since my last writeup of my shopping experience, I noticed that they now include a returns form with a US-based returns address clearly printed, vs. last time when I was wrongly told to ship items back to Hong Kong. I will say though that shipping costs in general are not low even domestically, so expect to pay $10-15+ to return a small package (hence why I greatly appreciate brands that still offer free shipping & returns!).
While writing up this post I noticed a very familiar print in Chicwish’s new arrivals – the pattern on this pleated skirt looks super similar to one of my favorite print dresses from Anthro (see on me here or here)! I’m not sure about the material quality of this piece, but the color scheme of the one I have is beautiful for pairing in cooler weather.
PS – The gorgeous Bric’s “Bellagio” luggage line is on sale! Mine is the 21″ spinner carry-on size – see it in these blog posts. Contrary to the one online review, I find it to be plenty roomy as a carry-on suitcase. The white color will get scuffed up during travels, but I’ve been told a Mr. Clean magic eraser from Target or the drugstore does the trick to get it clean again!