Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Pre-fall Haul + Dresslily Review

 
With temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius this week, we know that the Australian winter is still far off. But the first rule of scouts is "always be prepared", right?! Well, at least it should be, which is why we decided to pick out a few winter staples from Dressily.
 
When we received our package, we were extremely excited. Imagine children ripping open presents on Christmas day, that was us! But when we finally got through the tightly packaged package, we were greeted with an overwhelming stench. You heard right, the 2 pieces we ordered smelt strangely like dust. Even after washing them, the smell still lingers.
 
Outfit #1
 
We love how preppy and girly layering a blouse under a sweater can be. And of course, you know us and our statement necklaces, this outfit would not be complete without a chain necklace.
  
 
 
It's safe to say that the plaid sweater was what we were most excited about, but unfortunately it fell short of our expectations. The fitting was all wrong, with the shoulders not sitting in place, and the sleeves falling short of our wrists. The sweater itself was quite stiff which made it look boxy on.
 
 
 
We were also unimpressed with the quality of the stitching, with messy threads hanging off all over the sweater, especially on the sleeves.
 


*Top: Dresslily
Blouse: Paper Scissors
Jeans: Jeans West
Shoes: Myer
Necklace: Valleygirl

Outfit #2
 
This Aztec cardigan was less of a disappointment. We added a pair of hunter green loafers to give this monochrome ensemble a much needed pop of colour. With Australia's sweltering days and cool nights, a open sweater like this is perfect for throwing over a light dress. One thing we'd have to criticise is the fabric. Like the plaid sweater, this cardi is again quite stiff and not soft and woolly as you'd expect it to be.

 

 
 



*Cardigan: Dresslily
Dress: Valleygirl
Shoes: Valleygirl
Necklace: Lovisa
Ring: Diva
 
Have you ever ordered anything from Dresslily?

DISCLAIMER: the items marked with a * were sent to us for consideration, but as always our reviews and opinions are honest ones
© M + K

78 comments:

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    1. Thanks Adam! We're glad you like them :)

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  2. I love your blog
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  3. I am really loving your blog. You guys r doing a great job with budget fashion :) Loving all yr OOTDs <3
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    1. We love doing OOTDs, so we're glad you are enjoying them too! Fashion on a shoes string budget is definitely a passion of ours!

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  4. Great outfits and blog!
    You have new followers ;)

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    1. We're glad you like them Roksana

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  6. Love the stuff you guys got! (especially the aztec cardigan)

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    1. We love the Aztec design on the cardigan too!

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  7. Great review, such a shame the sweater didn't fit right, it looks nice though!
    Your blog is lovely!
    xManon

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    1. Thanks Manon. We're glad you enjoyed our honest review! It is a shame that the fitting was all over the place

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  8. I haven't though I once ordered a faux leather skirt from a similar discount site....ooooh, the smell! I just couldn't get over it. Never wore it. I do quite like that sweater...too bad it's not nice and soft. Looks wonderful on you! Thanks for stopping by our blog and leaving your fab comment. So HAPPY you love our beauty brand and pretty potions. I tried following your blog here, but for some reason it wouldn't let me. Check it out...there might be something wrong with it. I'll check back later to follow. :)

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    1. That's awful! The smell is definitely a turn off. You don't want to be walking around in public, turning heads for the wrong reasons!

      We've checked our GFC button, and it's fine. We've had a few readers follow without a hitch. May be you can refresh the page and see if that works, Let us know if you are still having problems :)

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  9. I must say I think its shameful that they sell pieces whit threads hanging loose and not writing at the description that the coat being stiff :( but you succeed tho to make the outfits look great and inspiring so I will search for a similar knitted coat (a soft one lol) :D

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    1. It is unfortunate. We were actually really excited about these pieces, so we're extremely disappointed that the quality did not live up to our expectations. We've seen a lot of Aztec cardigans floating around at the moment, so hopefully you'll be able to find the perfect one for you :)

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  10. Oooh, my favorite is the tribal print cardigan - so pretty and boho!
    But I also love the delicate top layered underneath the tougher plaid. Great mix :)

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    1. We love the boho style so we couldn't resist the Aztec cardi! We love balancing out masculine and edgy pieces with feminine pieces.

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    1. Thanks Simera! It's not much of a haul, but we're glad you like it :)

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  12. You both have unique sense of style. I love the idea of your blog

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    1. Thanks Jodi! We are so pleased that you love the concept behind our humble blog!

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  13. Great outfits girls!

    HOW HOT IS THIS WEATHER RIGHT!!? I was absolutely dying today at a photoshoot with half working air conditioning :(

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    1. Thanks Phoebe! It was pretty hot a few days ago here in Sydney, but in the last few days the sun has been in hiding :( Hopefully the weather in Perth will cool down a bit for you so you don't sweat off all the makeup at your photoshoot!

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  14. Looooove that cardigan!!! Hoping to find out that looks like it from where I am :)
    xx

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    1. We love the Aztec print so it's perfect for us!

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  15. Amazing looks, you are both super stylish!!!
    Have a lovely day dolls!!!

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  16. Hello beauties!
    I totally adore your tartan blouse, it's fabulous!
    Already liek your blog, so just followed you via GFC and Bloglovin!
    Xxx

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    1. Thank you Carolyne! Tartan is definitely a trend we are loving at the moment

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  17. I love your outfits! <3 Too bad for the threads. However, my fave would be the aztec cardigan! :)

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    1. Unfortunately this has been a bit of a disappointing haul :( We're glad you like the post though

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  18. love the first look dear :D

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    1. We love balancing the edgy pieces with the more feminine blouse

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  19. A very useful review.. thanks :)

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    1. Glad you found this useful Federica :)

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  20. Hi :) I'm Iwona and I am a blogger and illustrator :) I just found your blog, which is interesting and cute:) I really like it :) I would like to show you my blog and my illustrations and If you get a second, I' d love to hear your thoughts on topic my illustrations and blog:) I greet:)

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    1. Hi Iwona!! We're glad you like our blog. We will definitely check out your illustrations

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  21. Love the horseshoe necklace - should go to Lovisa more often!

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    1. You definitely should!! Their post Christmas sales are amazing

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  22. Love the photos and the black and white ensemble is my absolute fav!

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    1. We're glad you like this post! Although the pieces themselves were disappointing, we still enjoyed styling them

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  23. Nice post ;)

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  24. nice blog, lovely sisters
    greetings http://www.we-heart-fashion.com

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  25. The clothes are fabulous! A perfect mix of everything. :)

    Christina
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    1. Thank you Christina! We try to incorporate different styles in to our posts so that there is something for everyone!

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  26. Oh my, 40 degrees Celcius?! :S --I really quite like the Aztec cardigan, looks really nice, although yes, it does look a bit heavy. :)

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    1. Yep, 40 degrees celcius!! We're used to it though :) It is quite a heavy cardi which we probably won't be needing for a while!

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  27. Really good blog post! I love these outfit !!

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  28. Hello dear, I went for a quick greeting. If you like, Find me a find. Good Sunday.
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  29. The outfits both look lovely! It's such a shame that the quality of the top wasn't good :(!

    Also, I'm hosting an Iphone Case giveaway on my blog at the moment, if you fancy it!

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    1. It is a shame because we were quite excited about both pieces :( We're glad you still like both outfits though

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  30. wauw the clothes look amazing!

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  32. The white sandals & the neckleca from Lovisa
    are lovely!

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  33. Thanks for your comment on my blog!
    Here is the response to the question you asked me.
    It all depends on what kind of shopping you have in mind.

    For high-end & expensive branded stuff, Ginza is the place to go.
    For the loud, wild trendsetting fashion of Japanese teenagers, Harajuku's your stop.

    And for those Harajuku teenagers who grew up, they've "moved" to Shibuya. Shibuya would present you with something edgy, yet not to loud. Ometesando would present you with branded street wear such as Chrome Hearts. Personally, I'm more toward the Shibuya clique in terms of style.

    However, the jacket I'm wearing in the entry you commented on, is more toward Traditional Japanese Oriental fashion and can similar items can be found in the Ueno Street Markets.

    Finally for office wear, simply check out any one of the many departmental stores in Japan, particularly Shinjuku.

    I hope this helps and have a great time in Tokyo! =)

    P.s. I like your style, followed your blog! :)

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    1. Thank you for the detailed reply! We've heard of Shibuya before, but we definitely want to visit all these places when we go :) Thanks again Joshua!

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  34. Ohh bothe looks are so cute.

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  35. Lovely!! Especially love the lace shirt!
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    1. Thanks Lea!! We love anything lace so we were immediately drawn to this blouse!

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  36. That's so disappointing! It's horrible when you receive something from an online order and it falls so short of your expectations. You did well working with what you got though, because I loved all the outfits, especially the plaif sweater!

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    1. Thank you!! That's the risk you take with online shopping, you never know what you're going to get. We're glad you liked what we did though!

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  37. Looks lovely! I really like the necklaces :)

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  38. How disappointing :( that's why I'm not big on online shopping. You really never know what you're going to get. You guys did a great job with what you got though

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