“Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.” ― Erma Bombeck
My post today is about the very first set of clothing I have received from Sammydress, through a brand collaboration. It’s not my first time to work with brands. I actually had numerous collaborations before when I was still blogging for Dress Up Mutzii!. I received products to review but they were beauty related, which is not really the type of collaboration I was aiming for. Most of the brand partnerships I did were more of getting paid than getting sent some cool stuff. Which was fine, because those were the days when all I cared about was how to get money, mooore of it! 😛 Kidding aside, I don’t have good materials for blogging yet then that’s why it was better for me to get paid than to get sent with products in exchange of reviews. I didn’t have a decent camera and I don’t trust shots from smartphones either, plus I was too shy to pose in front of the camera, too! That’s why, collaboration with Sammydress is a very significant event for theshoenazi. It’s like embarking on a new exciting chapter and a hard work finally getting paid off. And yes, I truly am giddy over the thought of working for brands in long term basis, especially the part of receiving unexpected packages!
Sammydress is a leading global online wholesale supplier of the latest in Women’s Clothing, Men and Women’s Shoes, Bags and Accessories, Casual Dresses, Accessories, Fashion Jewelry, Intimate Lingerie, Wigs, Men’s Clothing, Children’s Toys, Home & Living, Lifestyle Products and many more fantastic items and gift ideas. The company’s commitment is to provide a wide range of high quality, trendy fashion clothing at stunning factory direct prices along with a class-leading customer service experience to their worldwide community customers.
I have had the same offers before from some online shops, but none of them was true to their words, which made me a little sceptical when a representative from Sammydress contacted me for collaboration. I was in the middle of making deals with two online shops but they left me hanging after I told them that my shipping address would be in Germany. I was thinking that my current location won’t be a problem because of the ‘worldwide shipping’ mentioned in their tagline but I think these brands preferred bloggers from Asian territories, to save on shipping costs prolly? But Sammydress made sure that shipping to Germany won’t be an issue. I even asked if I would have to pay extra because my order total exceeded from the price range we initially discussed but Ms. Doris assured me that everything was waived and that all I have to do was to wait for my package.
Sammydress has a very attractive website and they continuously make efforts to improve it. They used to have simpler website look the last time I checked it. But now, I like how they upgraded the entire website and made the items look more enticing! Product descriptions are pretty straightforward and measurement guide is specific. It’s also nice because you can track your order right from your account. It sounds pretty basic because majority of online shops nowadays offer that kind of feature, however, with Sammydress, they have included photos showing that package has been shipped out. Frauds are everywhere online that’s why any efforts done by the supplier/sender such as this provides a safeguard to the customers.
Shipping & Packaging
Because I had bad experience from other online shops, I was not really expecting that Sammydress would send me the items I picked on their website. But to my surprise, I got what I ordered two weeks after – despite of exceeding from the discussed prince range. Just how fast isn’t it? I think they have partnered with couriers to make the shipping as smooth as possible for the customers, that’s why even if the items were coming from their main headquarter in China, package came in to our house looking like they were delivered just from the neighbourhood. The packaging looks fresh and neat. However, it would have been more appealing if they were packaged in a more stylish manner. It would be nice if it’s in a box, but I understand that wrapping it in a plastic is safer than getting a warped sometimes completely ripped package.
The only downside that I can see from the clothes I received from Sammydress is that they were poorly sewed? Fabric is not questionable because as they say you get what you pay for. The dresses I ordered have 6/10 quality because with super cheap price, I was expecting for super thin and poor fabric but they were far from what I expected, in a good way of course! I just had to make a little adjustment for this twinset that I’m wearing in this OOTD post because the garter was too tight. But other than that, it looks great and decent enough. I used the word ‘decent’ because I bought cheap clothes before but you can’t wear it for a decent gathering, like you can only use it for home when no one cares if you wear something see-through.
I ordered 3 items, one was this Chic Round Collar Short Sleeve Crop Top + Elastic Waist Printed Shorts Twinset I’m wearing today and 2 were dresses. I super love the Vintage Round Neck Sleeveless Floral Print Slimming Dress, which I will feature in my next post. I also love this twinset because of the Coachella vibe it gives me when worn, most especially if paired with a black wide fedora hat and black gladiator sandals, which unfortunately I don’t have at the moment since I left almost everything in PH. In that case, I didn’t have any choice but to pull off a vintage-boho inspired look.
Lastly, I have heard a lot about ordering online, complaining that what they ordered is totally different from the photos as advertised. In my case, I got exactly what was posted. The only difference is that the models are taller and have longer body built. For example, this twinset supposedly has a cropped top, but because I’m too short, it doesn’t look like cropped at all. I was planning to make adjustments but I have decided to have it as it is. And it doesn’t look that bad I think?
Baby G watch
Pull & Bear shoes
Suiteblanco fringe bag
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What do you think of my outfit today?