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Frugal Friday: Dresslink Style and Review

June 3, 2016
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First I will rant and then I will tell you all about this Dresslink grey knit wrap sweater. As you know I am a lover all things inexpensive but I refuse to look like less because I pay less. I believe anyone can make Charlotte Russe look like Chanel! You just have to choose smart pieces, choose great fabrics, and keep it simple.

IMG_3271 Lately I have been seeing a lot of bloggers posting reviews and outfits of some of the best known frugal sites and no shade, but the outfits look horrible! By no fault of their own, but the rules for choosing inexpensive clothes online are so much harder. We know a lot of these sites use other bloggers photos and the actual product may or may not be up to par.
I have seen very poor quality fabrics, completely different color or style then the photos of some of these sites and as a blogger I feel it is my responsibility to at least be honest with my readers!

I’m tiered of fellow bloggers selling their brand/ their word for an $8 shirt or $20 dress.

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I know we are at risk of not receiving more sponsorships if we are negative but if we are honest won’t our fewer sponsors be more effective and readers more appreciative?!
I as a customer have been screwed over by listening to blogger reviews and bloggers who don’t tell the whole truth are lessening the credibility of bloggers.
So these next few Friday’s will be Frugal FRIDAY!

I look forward to keeping it real and telling you how I choose great pieces online for less and/ or what pieces I have chosen are no good!

The following photos are the sweater wrapped for a different style option.

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Review Info: Dresslink.com

Complete Order: 3 items- $21.57 (shipping included)

10 pack eyelashes- $1.88(Review to Come)

Sweater– $7.28 HERE

Bathing Suit– $6.49 (Review to Come)

Delivery : 5/5 No issues, I was expecting a long delivery time since the package was coming from China and I didn’t pay much for shipping. I completed my order on April 20th and my package arrived on May 6th.

Three items all in one package and separately wrapped as well, no damage.

Quality: 4.75/5 The fabric is very nice and the knit is soft. 1/4 point deduction because it snags but that is expected with knit fabrics.

Style: 4/5 I love this style but it was really hard to figure out the styling so I took pictures with the item styled two different ways once wrapped in front and once wrapped behind.

Purchase Recommendation: Yes! 

Cons: The sweater is a bit of an odd shape (see video below)

Pros: It is a great price, fabric and it is different.

Here is a great tutorial on how to do the front wrap (the correct way).

I will be styling pieces from Dresslink.com and other discount retail sites.

I may throw in a few perfect finds in store as well.

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Are there any online retailers you have been curious about and would like to see included? leave the name of the company below!
Bloggers, tell me what you think about controversial honesty…

OOTD Details

Sweater- Dresslink.com

Jeans- Tally Weijl

Heels- Macy’s

Sunglasses- Forever 21 (my favorites from last year)

Thanks for reading click Dresslink.com and use code DLblog5 to get $5 off on once purchases of $59 or DLblog10 to receive $10 off on once purchases of $99

 

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45 Comments

  • rdsobsessions@gmail.com'
    Reply Rach June 3, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I like the honesty! I agree that has true bloggers, we really should provide our honest feedback! I think you did a great job styling that top! Good to hear it was worth the purchase!

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  • kasiechelanne@gmail.com'
    Reply Kasie Chelanne June 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I LOVE this honesty! I have been led to a lot of those frugal sites you are referring to and have held off purchasing because it seems like such a risky proposition. I really appreciate that you’re breaking down every detail of your retail experience. It actually makes me a lot more comfortable ordering from Dresslink!
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    Reply Tamara June 3, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Such an unusual sweater, love it!

    XoXo,

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    Reply Missy May June 3, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Honest feedback is everything, I agree. But I also believe that what is good for someone might not be good for you. Vise-versa too! You look simply gorgeous. Great ensemble!
    Enjoy your weekend!
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  • Candace@makeupbycandie.com'
    Reply Candace June 3, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Dresslink is one of my favorite frugal sites. I have had issues with several China companies, but nothing major with this one. Love that sweater girl!

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  • wildfirecharm@gmail.com'
    Reply Wildfire Charm June 4, 2016 at 7:22 am

    This was a great review and I love that you’re being honest about the quality of the pieces that are actually safe to buy. I have had a bad experience with a site like this in the past and I have nothing against cheaper clothes, I love a good deal but I can’t compensate THAT much for quality. I would prefer buying things at Forever 21 who have better quality and still sells pretty affordable stuff x

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    Reply Angel June 4, 2016 at 7:51 am

    i agree, some sites sell clothes that look different in real life than in pictures and sometimes bloggers have no choice but to blog about them since they have an agreement. Its a sad reality but it is what it is.

    The sweater has a very interesting design although it looks pretty confusing and hard to style like you said but it suits you so well
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    Reply Leftbankgirl June 4, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks for your honesty on this! Great post! You look amazing, love this sweater on you

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    Reply Mai June 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I love this! Thanks for sharing & Happy Weekend!
    xx OHIAMIHT BLOG

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    Reply Lady June 4, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Great outfit! :)
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    Reply elisa June 4, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    u look amazing!
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    Reply Dominique June 5, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I really appreciate your honesty, very refreshing! Love the sweater on you, super unique! Gorgeous xx

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    Reply Euge June 6, 2016 at 5:22 am

    I really like that sweater!
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    Reply Imperfect Muse June 6, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Great review! you look great as usually!
    Nelly, http://www.imperfectmuse.blogspot.com

  • blogmesvoyages@gmail.com'
    Reply Mónica Sors June 6, 2016 at 10:57 am

    The top is very elegant 😉
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  • pamscalfiblog@gmail.com'
    Reply Pam June 6, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I completely agree! Which is why I most of the time refuse to receive free stuff from these Chinese website. It’s all very hit or miss with them. I’ve recently ordered from Zaful and I’m looking fwd to putting their things to the test!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  • tijanadguez@gmail.com'
    Reply Tijana June 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Honesty is so important so reading this post was so refreshing 😉
    The top is so lovely! It’s definitely not for every day but I think it looks so interesting and different. You look great!

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  • shairamanalo@yahoo.com'
    Reply Shaira Angelique Manalo June 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    In all honesty, I’m always saying what I feel in reviews I make. If I don’t like it, I say i don’t but most of the time, the items that I’m getting actually satisfy me. If I were given $20 for a review, I’d probably purchase only one item from it. I choose what I like the most even if the price is almost $20 and I would be able to get only one item. Anyway, thanks for your honest review about these products. Dresslink products always amaze me. I got two from them and of good qualities. :)

    xoxo,
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  • ashley@lestylorouge.com'
    Reply Ashley June 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    It’s always SO awkward when you get a piece from one of those fast-fashion online retailers and the product doesn’t look anything like what is pictured on the site… It’s so disappointing, too!

    I love the color of this knit- and I think you nailed the styling both ways!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • floralsandsmiles@gmail.com'
    Reply Kelsey&Kenecha June 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    I haven’t had any problems with these sites before but I know people who have. I really like your sweater the way you styled it by wrapping it behind. It looks really lovely!
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    Reply Camila June 8, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I totally agree with you, I cannot stand wearing something that looks cheap. I love paying less but not looking less. Loving this look!

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    Reply Jennifer June 8, 2016 at 9:33 am

    wow very beatiful look
    the sunglasses are fantastic!!!
    kiss

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    Reply Sophia June 8, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Wow, I love that top! XO, Sophia

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    Reply Trang Do June 8, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Great dress! Thanks for your review!
    Love,
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    Reply The Ocean's Dock June 8, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Such a beautiful look! Love that sweater! xx

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    Reply Wioletta June 8, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Fantastic look dear! Love your sweater! <3

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  • dousedinpink@gmail.com'
    Reply Jill June 8, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Honest feedback is so important and I loved this review! That sweater is such a fun piece and it looks amazing on you!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    Reply Julia @ Sprinkles & Saturdays June 8, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Loving the idea of frugal Friday! We could all use a bit of that. This off the shoulder top is also to die for! Super flattering on you as well.
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    Reply The Fashion Folks June 8, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Such a chic top, love the fun twist! Xx

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    Reply Jessi Malay June 8, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Obsessed with these photos and this ensemble. Great blog post girlie!

    XO, Jessi
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    Reply carolina June 8, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    cute outfit !! i love your shirt !

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  • dakotacaitlindaniels@gmail.com'
    Reply Dakota D. June 8, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Obsessed with the off the shoulder look! So cute.

    ❤︎
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  • monskins@icloud.com'
    Reply Alyssa June 9, 2016 at 7:25 am

    I like that you’re a bit sassy in doing reviews. Its helpful for the customers too :)

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    Reply yuka June 9, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Thats such a cool sweater top!

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    Reply Fashionelja June 9, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I love this look <3 Perfect Fit
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    Reply Ela June 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    That sweater looks so different and chic!
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    Reply Larissa June 9, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    What a super cool top! Love it! And it goes so well with the white jeans. Really nice outfit :)
    Thanks for your comment by the way! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin?
    Xx
    Larissa
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    Reply Fashionably Idu June 10, 2016 at 12:43 am

    I love that sweater! And your hair looks great Falasha. I turn away alot of sponsorship cos I don’t care for the clothes and it might be wrong for me to take the clothes and post a negative review. But if those bloggers love them then hey. Cute sunnies girl!

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    Reply Rina June 10, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Jealous of your height babe <3 And that top is soon chic! I love how you styled it!

    xoxo
    Rina
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    Reply Cielo June 10, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Wow that top is stunning! You look amazing! =)

    – Cielo
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    Reply confashiontime June 10, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Looks very pretty the sweater and the way you combined it! And I totally agree, that paying less doesn’t mean to look cheap. It is all a matter of a wise selection and combination! Happy Friday <3

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  • info@styletomes.com'
    Reply Style Tomes June 10, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I think as editorial curators, we are trusted to be honest. If we just say what companies want us to say, we’re delivering advertising, not curation, and we should be clear when we’re advertising! Like you said, there’s a trust build up between a blogger and their audience, and it only takes a few to betray that trust and ruin an authentic relationship. Authenticity is what separates us from the fray- that’s why bloggers because such prominent influencers!

    Keep it real and keep it honest. There is absolutely no shortage of companies and advertisers, so being afraid to speak the truth is an unfounded fear. Also, why would you want to advertise a horrible product?? That makes no sense. We might as well start advertising bunion creams and awful non-FDA approved diet pills if we’re willing to go to any lengths for a few dollars.
    xo
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    Reply Stephanie June 14, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    that is such a cute top!!!! Love the off shoulder look. looks great on you!!!
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