My first Shein haul!

As you can tell from the title, I have done my first ever shop from SHEIN! I have never used this brand before, but I have seen so many people over the years order from them, so I thought I would give them a go myself.

I’d heard mixed reviews about SHEIN before – some people loved it, and some people thought it wasn’t that great, so I was expecting it to be very hit or miss.

Gonk Christmas jumper

The main reason I placed this order was for this Christmas jumper. I am absolutely obsessed with gonks, and when I saw this on a facebook ad I knew I had to get it! The first thing I have to say about this – it’s not so much a jumper as it is a long sleeved t-shirt. It’s extremely thin for a ‘jumper’, but I could just wear something under it if I find it too cold. It also comes up pretty small – I bought this in a medium and it is pretty tight! I am a 12-14 so normally a medium would be perfect, so bear that in mind. Overall I do really like it, and for a novelty item it’s not so bad.

A cosy cardigan

The next item I spotted was this cardigan. I will admit, in the photo it looked a lot thicker and better quality than what actually turned up. It is very thin and quite an open knit, and not overall the best quality (compared to the photo), but it is really comfy and a lovely colour, so not too bad overall. Again, I got this in a medium, and whilst it fits really well, the arms are extremely long!

An Autumnal shirt dress

I really really loved the look of this dress. It actually is pretty much the same as on the website photo – although it doesn’t quite look the same on me as the model! I got this in a large as that was what the size guide suggested, and it’s a pretty good fit with some space to move. I know I will get lots of use out of this dress, teamed with tights and black boots. This one is a definite win for me!

Earrings for 99p!

Lastly I saw these and had to get them. They reminded me so much of Jack Skellington (obviously not official) and for only 99p, I couldn’t resist. They’re pretty good quality for the price, although the back doesn’t quite go on straight on one of them. What I might do is try normal earring backs rather than have them double sided and see if that works better. Overall, I can’t complain about these!

Overall, I was pretty happy with my order. I don’t think the quality of the items quite matched up with the prices, and the pictures can be very misleading on some things, but what I ordered seemed to be decent.

Have you ordered from SHEIN before? What did you think of what you bought?

Until next time.


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  1. I ordered from Shein for the first time during Halloween & I got a pumpkin sweater & I agree it’s thin, but your gonk one is cute! & I love the dress!
    I also agree it’s good to size up on Shein. I ordered a pj set with shorts & a shirt as well & I sized up & they fit perfectly.


  2. These are lovely. The Gonk jumper in particular is my favourite. I have always been wary of ordering because of the sizing mainly. It’s good to know that going up a size is probably a good idea x


  3. I love the cardigan and the shirt dress that you bought, they’re gorgeous! I’ve always been a bit sceptical about buying from Shein because I always worried that the sizing was off, but it’s good to know that going up a size would be the best thing to do x

    Lucy |


  4. One of my biggest pet peeves is ordering the wrong size but the jumper doesn’t look too bad in you. All your orders look pretty cute but (even though I was not planning on shopping Shein) going by the cons you mentioned, it’s kind of discouraging. In any case, the clothes look good on you.


  5. I purchased some bits from Shein earlier this year but I didn’t really get on with them. I found the sizing and quality of the pieces to be a bit rubbish. I think it really depends on what you buy. I love the shirt dress!


  6. I agree with your thoughts on Shein 🙂 The prices for me didn’t really match up with the items, but they are nice clothes nonetheless! I bought a short sundress and it’s much smaller than I was expecting, so I’m glad it’s not just me with the sizing x


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