Saturday, 17 May 2014

Summer Dress Bargains #2

Boo!

The weather has been gorgeous lately, and seems to be staying that way (surprisingly)! This can only mean that summer is just around the corner wooohooo - well until after my exams ;p But I can still day dream about the sun, sea, ice-cream... and also wearing summer clothes!

 I'd been on the hunt for the perfect sundress for a while now and hadn't found any I particularly liked until recently! I managed to go from 0 --> 4 summer/sun dresses within a few days! Okay, that's a little lie...as I did pick up a summer crochet dress at a bargain price not that long ago, and which I blogged about here. So, to be precise from 1-->5! Finding dresses that fit a petite frame is already difficult, with the added pressure of finding bargains? I just give myself a headache;p But I thought I'd share my recent summer dress purchases :)

I'll have the direct links below :) I apologise for the creases in the pictures, they were like so when I got them out of my bags.
Petite Outfit Ideas: Petite Summer Dress Bargains || Life as a Petite
Petite Outfit Ideas: Petite Summer Dress Bargains || Life as a Petite
So this first one is from Sheinside. I was a bit dubious about buying from this website because I had been hearing bad things about them...I cannot, however, complain about my experience with them. With it being the first time buying from them, my opinion doesn't really hold much weight but I think first impressions/experiences are really important. 

Their website states that standard delivery takes about 5-15 days. As with most people I am very impatient when it comes to waiting for parcels, but this white dress arrived within the time stated (13th day to be precise). What is great abut Sheinside is that they have so many discounts available - I managed to get 20% off this dress :) If I were to criticise though, it'd only be the fact that it doesn't do free returns. But that's not a criticism just for Sheinside, a lot of websites do that which is so frustrating, but that's just me being a complain-er ;p

What I love about this dress is how light it is and the fact that it is white - seems strange I know;p But white is such a perfect colour for spring/summer and is just so so easy to match.

Petite Outfit Ideas: Petite Summer Dress Bargains || Life as a Petite
Petite Outfit Ideas: Petite Summer Dress Bargains || Life as a Petite
Since I didn't manage to pick up the gorgeous swallow scoop neck dress H&M did last year I'd been looking for an alternative. I'd seen something similar in Topshop but I always feel a little cheated when buying from them because I feel that their items are always so overpriced... So I bought this from Amazon for guess how much?....£7!! A right bargain! Although this dress is quite different to the H&M one I just love the swallow/bird print, and how it has a little string to cinch in the waist :)

Petite Outfit Ideas: Petite Summer Dress Bargains || Life as a Petite
Petite Outfit Ideas: Petite Summer Dress Bargains || Life as a Petite
Petite Outfit Ideas: Petite Summer Dress Bargains || Life as a Petite
I actually went through a phase where I wasn't that keen on H&M, but I've grown to love it again these past few years! They always have the cutest items at a non-extrotionate and reasonable price I think! Like this dress. I actually saw this on their website and was instantly drawn to it as it had that girly summery feel, but then disaster struck - very unnecessarily over dramatic I know;p But they didn't have my size! I was pretty gutted because I really really liked it. So I tried my luck and popped into H&M in person and managed to pick up the very last size 6! I was also very excited because they had it also in White, Black and Mint. I would have loved to buy all 3 but I didn't feel justified especially as I had already bought a white summer dress. So instead I just bought the mint as seen below :)
Petite Outfit Ideas: Petite Summer Dress Bargains || Life as a Petite
Petite Outfit Ideas: Petite Summer Dress Bargains || Life as a Petite
As mint is one of my favourite colours at the moment I just couldn't resist! I just adore the cut out lace detailing on these dresses.  Because they are so light, they're just absolutely perfect for summer. I wouldn't recommend dark underwear though as it'd show ;p

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Sheinside: White Spaghetti Strap Backless Dress £12.42 
Amazon: Sleeveless Birds Dress £7.00
H&M :Mint Dress £9.99
H&M: Light Pink Dress £9.99
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Pumped up Kicks by Foster the People popped up on my playlist which reminded me of this brilliant cover by Taylor Swift and Zac Efron. If you've not seen it, but love Taylor, Zac or Ellen, I'd definitely give this a listen! The lyrics are so funny - I'm always so jealous of how artists come up with such funny/genius/brilliant lyrics! I wish they'd do a full cover of this song. I actually forgot that Zac Efron sang haha.



Which dress do you like the most? What are your summer essentials? And where do you usually buy your summer must-haves? 
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the sun!! :)

Take care and speak soon! 
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31 comments:

  1. Great picks! Love the Sheinside dress. I've bought some pieces on their site and I'm quite satisfied. Today I've weared for the first time a black skinny jumper I bought there. Have a great weekend!

    Jasmine x

    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

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    1. Thank you! I'm definitely going to try them out again as they have so many fab items in stock! Thanks for passing by :) Have a great week :) x

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  2. I love the birdy dress hehe! So cute! Xx

    www.dorkface.co.uk

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  3. I seem to constantly battle with creased clothes haul pictures! Glad I'm not alone! I love the dresses! Love the swallow one (obviously!) what a bargain! I love the mint and pink ones too. Whites a sore subject with me.... I always ruin white!!

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    1. It's so frustrating isn't it;p Same! I adore white, but i'm so careless and easily get it dirty...so whenever i wear it have to be extra extra careful ;p x

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  4. Ahhhh I love this time of year! These dresses are adorable, I have a dress with a really similar color/ bird pattern that I wore all the time last summer, with a little jean jacket its perfect!
    Thanks for tweeting me your link,
    Xo, Dani,

    www,theloveoflipstick.blogspot.com

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    1. I need to pick up a jean jacket actually! not sure which places are the best to buy them :p thank you for passing by :D x

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  5. Great buys. The dresses are so pretty. Amazing back on the white one and the ones with the laces so so pretty.
    Happy Weekend doll
    kisses
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. thank you lenya! Hope you have a great week :) x

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  6. I love lace in dresses :) Gorgeous picks !

    http://ellabellascrapbook.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you again for passing by my blog ella! x

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  7. You've picked up some lovely dresses! I really like the ones from H&M and the little lace detailing. I can't believe they were so cheap?! Will be having a cheeky look next time I pop in.
    sammy xx

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    1. I know! When i first looked on the website i thought i had read incorrectly, so was pleasantly surprised when it was actually less than £10! Hope you pick up some other lovely things in H&M too :) Thanks for passing by sammy :) x

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  9. That mint number is so cute! Might have to get myself down to H&M x

    www.caseybee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. hehe dooo! :) Thank you for passing by casey :) x

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  10. Yay summer! Love the bird dress - seen a similar one at Spitalfields market and definitely want to pick it up! :)

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Ooh definitely do! I've never actually been to spitalfields market, might go during summer :) Thanks for passing by Jasmin :) x

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  11. Great finds!!!! Love all these lovely dresses, are just perfect for summer! :D
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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    1. Thank you for passing by silvia, i really appreciate it! :) x

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  12. The pink one is my favorite! and great bargain too:)
    Van from Fashion for Petites

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    1. It's such a pretty colour isn't it (a little pink bias-ness from me hehe:p) x

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  13. Im obsessed with that first dress! Great picks.

    www.theunbowed.com

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  14. ohh I love this dress! It's beautiful. I am your follower from now. I'd be more than happy to see you on my list too.
    beautiful thanks, keep it up ... kisses :)

    http://Encimademiszapatos.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much again Gema!! :) x

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  15. I love the first dress! :)

    http://fashionimperfect.blogspot.it/

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  16. oh my gosh! they're so cute!
    like to see how it looks on you with accessories :)

    xoxo. T.
    http://xrubylixious.blogspot.de

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    1. Im going to try styling them soon, but may need to get some tips from you hehe :) x

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