Frugal Friday: Dresslink Style and Review

June 3, 2016

Here is a complete Dresslink website review.

(You can read the shein.com review here)

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_3271Lately 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

(You can read the shein.com review here)

 

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46 responses to “Frugal Friday: Dresslink Style and Review”

  1. Rach says:

    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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  2. 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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  3. Tamara says:

    Such an unusual sweater, love it!

    XoXo,

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  4. Missy May says:

    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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  5. Candace says:

    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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  6. 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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  7. Angel says:

    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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  8. Leftbankgirl says:

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

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  9. Mai says:

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

  10. Lady says:

    Great outfit! 🙂
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  11. Dominique says:

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

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  12. Euge says:

    I really like that sweater!
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  13. Great review! you look great as usually!
    Nelly, http://www.imperfectmuse.blogspot.com

  14. Mónica Sors says:

    The top is very elegant 😉
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  15. Pam says:

    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♥

  16. Tijana says:

    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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  17. 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,
    SHAIRA // BORACAY Travel Diary
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  18. Ashley says:

    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

  19. 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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  20. Camila says:

    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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  21. Jennifer says:

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

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  22. Sophia says:

    Wow, I love that top! XO, Sophia

  23. Trang Do says:

    Great dress! Thanks for your review!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}
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  24. Such a beautiful look! Love that sweater! xx

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  25. Wioletta says:

    Fantastic look dear! Love your sweater! <3

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  26. Jill says:

    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

  27. 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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  28. Jessi Malay says:

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

    XO, Jessi
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  29. carolina says:

    cute outfit !! i love your shirt !

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  30. Dakota D. says:

    Obsessed with the off the shoulder look! So cute.

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  31. Alyssa says:

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

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  32. Fashionelja says:

    I love this look <3 Perfect Fit
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  33. Ela says:

    That sweater looks so different and chic!
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  34. Larissa says:

    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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  35. 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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  36. Rina says:

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

    xoxo
    Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  37. Cielo says:

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

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  38. 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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  39. Style Tomes says:

    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
    N
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  40. […] Yes, you read that right! I paid exactly a penny for this skirt! So here we continue with the Frugal Friday series and thank you all so much for the great support and comments on my last post. If you didn’t get a chance to read it check it out here. […]

  41. Stephanie says:

    that is such a cute top!!!! Love the off shoulder look. looks great on you!!!
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  42. […] sweater, which is suppose to be worn like this here I decided to just drape over my arms in Kylie Jenner fashion (I think this is my 2nd Kardashian/ […]

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