Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Okay, so just a confession, over the past few months I've featured a handful of things from those Asian street wear online stores such as Choies, Chicnova and Oasap, and most of the time, the quality is crap and the sizing is all wonky. Most of the items I've worn just once for the blog (the companies require a post), and then it gets donated or thrown to the back of my closet, though there are a few things I've worn a few times (like the teal blazer I wore in my previous post). I'm just too much of a sucker for OMG FREE STUFF that it's hard for me to turn down their offers of free clothes, and I know that's terrible. Sorry, readers, for featuring stuff I don't fully endorse, but I imagine none of you are rushing out to buy any of the stuff I wear anyway, especially stuff from these stores.
Last month I had a few credits that I was itching to use up, so I was browsing Choie's selection and I was just desperate for something wearable. If you've ever browsed their sites, their stuff is just a whole lot of WTF WHY WOULD YOU MAKE A SHIRT LIKE THAT kind of clothes, so I had narrowed my choices down to a few decent shirts but none of them were anything that I loved. I even asked my husband pick the least ugly shirt out of the lot, but he said they were all pretty terrible. I ended up picking this shirt, thinking that I'd just have to wear it for one post and be done with it, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I actually liked it. It's not something I normally would've picked out at the store, but I am loving the colorful pattern and the high-low chiffon hem. I even like the slight puff sleeves. The quality is okay, but I am looking forward to wearing this top this summer over shorts, if it holds up 'til then.
I guess there's not really a point to my story, other than, sometimes I like crappy clothes more than I should and you never know until you try it on, but... we'll just stop here. Hope you guys had a good weekend!
Shirt: c/o Choies / Pants: J Brand via ThredUP / Flats: Calvin Klein
Note: It sounds like I'm dissing the website in the post (and I am) and you probably think it's not wise of me to burn bridges because they'll probably not want to work with me anymore, but I don't need any more sub par (but free) stuff in my closet, so it's okay.