Reviewing Whole Sale Site SammyDress

I’m wearing H&M Yellow Blazer (old, similar), Stripped SammyDress (similar), Target Black Heels, and Versona Accessories Necklace (similar).

I’ve always wanted to try the wholesale site called SammyDress, but I’ve been nervous because I’ve heard mixed reviews. In truth, the result was mixed for me when I placed my order with them. This stripped dress was one of the better results from my experiment. It doesn’t appear exactly like in the photograph. It fit more like a loose sheath dress, but it was really easy to take in the sides to make it more fitted. The fabric is much cheaper than I would have liked or as it appears in the photograph. However, this turned out to be a plus because I could wear it as a beach cover and a dress during the summer.

All in all, I would say that if you shop on SammyDress you should expect it to be cheaper – cheaper fabric and cheaper design in person than in the photograph. Sometimes, it still works and for a fraction of the price.

sammydress striped dress

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Layering with a Summer Dress for Fall

Live in the South and need a way to make your summer wardrobe work for the fall? Layers! Pair a long sleeve top with your summer dresses to keep you warmer in the cooler temperatures or just the overzealous A/C in office buildings.

I’m wearing Old Navy Neon Blouse (old, similar), TJ Maxx Navy Dress (old, similar, similar) and Aldo Heels (old, similar).

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Bacon Wrapped Dates

Happy Foodie Friday! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite appetizers – bacon wrapped dates! I got these bacon wrapped dates at a restaurant, and realized that they are probably very easy to make. Here is the POPSUGAR recipe!

INGREDIENTS

16-ounce package of bacon (regular thickness, not thick cut), cut into thirds
8-ounce package of pitted dates

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Position oven rack in the center of the oven. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil.
  2. Wrap a piece of bacon around a date. Make sure the bacon seam is placed facing downward on the cookie sheet. Press firmly on the bacon-wrapped date, so it is less likely to unravel. Repeat until all of the dates are wrapped in bacon.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crisp. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.


SheInside Floral Pastel Swing Dress

I kept seeing ads on my sidebar for SheInside pop-up, and one-day clicked through after reading a few bloggers reviews of the brand. I was pleasantly surprised to find a brand similar to ASOS – my favorite online shopping site. SheInside joins the ranks of online retail stores that are selling clothes at a lower market price because they are not saddled with the burdensome overhead charges of a physical store. In fact, this is a trend that may see more stores going online only. The e-commerce industry is growing at almost 20 percent each year, and according to Americommerce, will outpace brick-and-mortar store growth in five years.

Shopping online though takes a little trial and practice and patience.  I always review the size chart provided closely because it is the only guidance shoppers will have before purchasing a product. I found SheInside sizing accurate to their chart. Although, they do not have a friendly return policy.  Buyers have to pay for the return shipment of any product, and it is their responsibility to contact SheInside customer service to let them know that product has been returned and send the tracking information for the shipment. However, refunds are returned promptly within the five business day policy.

This is SheInside dress was as photographed on-site. I found their photos matched their product closely. However, I ended up returning this dress because I thought the colors would be more vibrant. The floral pattern appeared muted and washed-out, which was not my preference. However, I really like the swing dress cut. I will definitely look for more dresses in this style, but with more of a flare out at the bottom. Here are a few swing dresses that I currently love – Inez Swing Dress Anthropologie, Full Swing Dress Nasty Gal, Dorothy Perkins Lace Swing Dress.

I paired the SheInside dress with River Island Clutch (similar) from Southern Blog Society Swag Bag and Dorothy Perkins Heels.

As photographed on the SheInside:

Sheinside swing dress

 

I would recommend SheInside, but I would tell potential shoppers to compare their body measurements with SheInside sizing chart closely. It’s always good to purchase one or two items to determine if the store’s fit will work with your body before going on a shopping spree too. Sometimes, there are tradeoffs to purchasing cheaper clothing, but overall, my experience with SheInside was good.

Happy Shopping!