3.31.2012

By the way, you know you've always been the one

Sometimes, as a blogger, you have to report on things you didn't necessarily like. It's important to be honest.
One of my new sponsors, SheInside, let me pick out an item from their website. I went with these shoes, which retail for $58.00 (and free shipping). Honestly, I'm not so sure they are worth that money.
The shoes arrived and I was a bit...disappointed. First off, they stank. Really bad, like cheap suede. It filled up my entire house and my mom made me put them in the garage for a few nights. The packaging was very poor- just thrown in a dirty/mangled shoe box. No tissue. Nothing pretty or cute. CRIES.

The shoes themselves looked dirty. The "suede" looked tattered and had little white lints all over. 
 
The shoe had a lot of discolouration. There were scuffs too, as you can see above. These photos are also taken before I wore them, so you can see the bottoms are a little dirty as well as if they had been worn.

Here's the big pro - I really like the design - that's why I chose them! I love the colour and how they looked with my outfit for the day. No one would really notice the imperfections, only the buyer. But...they were very uncomfortable (and I'm not picky when it comes to comfort shoes). Little to no padding. I'm not completely ready to write off SheInside yet - but I'm definitely not happy with these shoes. Companies make mistakes too...I just wouldn't want to make this one for 58 dollars.

So i suppose I should end this post on a more positive note. The top and bracelet are from NECTAR. A company which is really outstanding when it comes to quality, packaging, etc. The top has a type of open back design which I'm going to show off to you guys when its a bit warmer outside. 

I'm so obsessed with feathers right now. I love it.

bracelet and top from Nectar, shoes from SheInside, skirt from ClubCouture.

XO.

34 comments:

  1. I love the fact that you are honest about the product...instead of just making the company happy. You're such a great blogger and a real down to earth person...which is why I love your blog :)
    LOVE the outfit too as always!

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  2. these booties are so beautiful!love the bracelet too :)

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  3. Thanks for the honesty! Great post!

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  4. Integrity! I love it! Thanks for being awesome.

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  5. Lovely outfit again ! :) I like it so much !!! :)

    http://lamodetoujoursavecnous.blogspot.com/

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  6. They look like great shoes, so I'm sorry to hear that they didn't live up to your standards. I'm so glad that you were honest with us since I'm sure you're not the only one who feels that way. Happy weekend!
    XOXO

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  7. no, I actually completely agree with you. I worked with them briefly, but then decided to cut them off for several reasons... but I totally understand what you went through. I'm also glad you're so honest. so thanks.

    -kim
    found the route

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  8. Oh, that's such a shame. It truly is brilliant that you're honest though, rather than just saying good things to keep your sponsors sweet.

    Good on you!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  9. i adore those booties!!
    Krissy xoxo

    www.stylesansan.bglospot.com

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  10. Honest reviews, love it :) Wish there were no cons to them 'cause they are a lovely color!

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  11. I actually really like the design of those shoes!

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  12. I really liked this post because you were so honest about the shoes. They do look great when worn though :)

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  13. I appreciate your honesty! It's a bummer about the quality, but they still look really awesome. They're a wonderful addition to that outfit.

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm glad your an honest blogger! Hopefully they will fix their mistake when it comes to the shoes.

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  15. Oh! yes! love your shoes! beautiful!

    http://dancingwithtearsgf.blogspot.com/

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  16. Yikes, I have to agree with you. I got some items sent to me from Sheinside, too, and the items had a terrible scent and were very poor quality. I don't think I would actually buy stuff from the site. Your bracelet and top are super cute, though!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  17. really love the outfit

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  18. i love those shoes <3

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  19. Gorgeous ! Nice outfit !thanks for sharing us.I'll be glad If you visit this website true religion store.

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  20. beautiful! love your shoes and the bracelet :)

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  21. Great photos, nice outfit.. you are beautiful

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  22. I really love your honesty. It helps me to feel like I really know you--and that's important as a blog reader. You're one of my favorite bloggers for this reason. Not only are you fashionable (why i read blogs) but i can really connect with you because you're honest. :)
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Enter my giveaway!!!

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  23. Thanks for such an honest review!!! I ♥ the photos!

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  24. Thanks for your honesty in the same way you look beautiful

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  25. Perhaps you should be a little more cautious when selecting sponsors for your site? While I definitely appreciate the honest review, you should realize that posting the link on the side of your site is an endorsement of the product. Anyone who visits who doesn't see this post will assume its a brand/site you're comfortable being associated with.

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    1. Yes definitely ! They paid for 3 months and I'm not going to break that contract. However, I have already decided not to work with them again! It might be good to enforce a product review BEFORE accepting banners...hmmm

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  26. I'm also working with them & not pleased with how things have gone down so far. I've removed the banner & am waiting on an email back before I give my final verdict but overall pretty unimpressed with them! Sorry to hear you had a crummy experience too!

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  28. These burgundy boots are so lovely! :)

    Lubna
    ELLE VOX

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  29. I LOVE these colors combined together. So CUTE!

    Livingthrufahsion.blogspot.com

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  30. thanks for being honest with your post!!!

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  31. This is my first time reading your blog. I find your honesty very refreshing. I think that this is the first time that I have read a negative review on a personal style blog.

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  32. everything in this outfit is so great, and the bracelet is very cute

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