Hi there! Today’s post is something a little different than usual, but that’s what I’m going for these days. Last week on Snapchat, I threw out the idea of reviewing some of my most recent online orders. In my styled posts, y’all get to see what I end up keeping. There are so many items out there that catch my attention that don’t make the cut for me, personally, but they might work for you! So, I thought it would be fun to showcase all the items that I’ve purchased from three of my favorite online retailers so you can kind of get the behind-the-scenes on the products that I’ve tried out and ended up either KEEPING or RETURNING.
At the end of each short review, I indicate what I ended up doing with the item. Does that mean you shouldn’t give it a chance? No! Just take what I say into consideration because, often times, the size just doesn’t work for me and it’s not worth it [in my opinion] to have the item altered.
But ALL of the items are Alyson Haley approved so, I hope you find something you like! Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know how you like this post and that will help me know whether or not I should keep putting them together. I’m thinking maybe once or twice a month! Excited to hear your feedback and I hope you’ve had a great week so far!
Bell Sleeve Crop Top: I bought an XS. Fit great. Loved the bell sleeves. Really wanted to keep it, but couldn’t get over how high the crop top comes. I don’t have high waisted enough pants or a skirt to wear with it. I can’t do the bare midriff thing. It’s just not a style I find to be attractive or one that suits me. Returned.
Red Off-The-Shoulder Top: Bought an XS. Loved the color and style. Too big. Returned.
Printed Romper: Bought an XS. Loved the print and style of the romper. Really wanted to keep it but, too big. Didn’t want to have it altered. Returned.
White Coverup Dress with Ruffle Detail: Bought an XS. Love the ruffle detail. Perfect coverup for the pool. Keeping.
Stripe Dress: I love a great basic dress. Bought an XS. Didn’t quite find it attractive on me. A little too big. Also wasn’t a huge fan of the material. Returned.
Floral Off-The-Shoulder Top: Bought an XS. Fits great. True to size. Wore it in this Instagram photo. Keeping. [Clearly.]
Palm Tree Tank: Bought an XS. Fits big. Love it anyway. Great with distressed denim shorts. Keeping.
Bright Colored Bikini Top: Bought an XS. Loved the fit. Didn’t love the print. Returned.
Green Bustier Dress: Bought a 0. Obsessed with the print and fit. True to size. Will be wearing in an upcoming blog post. Keeping.
White & Blue Romper: Bought an XS, was still a bit big in the waist. Had it sized down because I loved the style overall. Will be wearing in an upcoming blog post. Keeping.
Hot Pink Bikini Top: Bought an XS. There’s no support in the top. No push up. But it’s unlike any top I have an I don’t mind what it lacks. Keeping.
Hot Pink Bikini Bottom: Bought an XS. Fits true to size. Color is just as bright in person as in product photo. Love them. Keeping.
Floral Wrap Around Bikini Top: Obsessed with how flattering this top is, as well as the print. It’s an interesting mix of colors, which I also like. I bought an XS. Fits true to size. Keeping.
Floral Bikini Bottoms: Bought an XS. Fit true to size. I don’t always buy the bottoms to tops but, I think it would be hard to find a pair of bottoms that compliment that top, so Keeping.
Black Bikini Top: I have so many black bikini bottoms and I’ve been looking for a great top to match. Found it! Bought an XS. It fits true to size. It doesn’t have any push up to the top at all, but the way it brings your cleavage together makes it quite flattering, at least for someone like me who doesn’t usually get to experience what that is like, ha! Keeping.
Pajama Set: I’ve been in the market for some new pajama’s and I’ve been crushing on pajama sets since Christmas. I love the coral and lavender combination here. I bought a Small and was surprised to find that it fits like an XS. The material is super soft, as well. I really like it. Keeping.
Long Sleeve Sleep Shirt: Where has this been all my life? It’s everything I love in something to wear to bed. It fits true to size and is quite flattering. I just realized that I’m actually wearing it right now, ha! I wish it came in more colors. Keeping.
Gray Sleep Pants: These are so soft! They run a little big but, being that they have a drawstring, I can get away with keeping these. Keeping.
Seamless Push Up Bra: So, this is the time of year where these are absolutely NECESSARY. I don’t like the gel bra’s, similar to this, so when I saw these I had to snag one. I haven’t worn this one yet but I’ve owned one by this brand before and highly recommend. Keeping.
Trench Coat: First of all, how gorgeous is the color of this trench coat? I could not be more in love with that, as well as the overall look and style. I bought an XS and, unfortunately, it was too big for me in the shoulders and body. The XS fits more like a Small. Buy it if you need one! It’s SO cute, and I think the price point is reasonable for a good trench coat. The quality is amazing. I wish there was an XXS option. Returning.
Floral Maxi Dress: I am so obsessed with the print of this dress. I ordered a 0 and it was entirely too big on me. It was way too long and the top, even after adjusting the tie, was still too large in the bust. The material is to-die-for and it is a gorgeous dress so, buy it if you love it but size down. Returning.
Lace Babydoll Dress: I bought an XS and it is definitely big but that’s the style of a babydoll dress. It is such a pretty dress and I have an event that it would be perfect for in the next few weeks, so Keeping.
 If the price point is too high, here is a dress that is a very similar style for under $40!
 Here is a photo of me wearing this dress for anyone who may be curious:
Lavender Pink Off-The-Shoulder Dress: I think this is the cutest Spring dress, but this is the item I’m the most torn about. It’s lined, so not sheer at all. It fits great. It’s true to size. [I bought a size 0] It hits right above the knee BUT … I don’t believe I will wear it enough to make the price worth it, however, I have a conference I’m going to in April and am considering keeping it for some meetings. I don’t know. Torn, but probably Returning.
Tassel Earrings: I think these are so cute and they match the dress you’ll read about next perfectly. Keeping.
Embroidered Dress in Coral [also comes in white]: I love this dress. The embroidery detail and bell sleeves are adorable. I love the material. It fits true to size. I bought an XS. The price point is great. It’s lined so you don’t have to worry about wearing a slip. Keeping.
Can you tell this order was, overall, a good one? 😉
Tassel Pendant Necklace: Great quality. Love how the colors aren’t what you would typically see paired together, leaving lots of great mixing and matching opportunities with solid tops. Keeping.
Orange Off-The-Shoulder Top: Beautiful silhouette and construction. Great quality. Material is thick. Not sheer at all. Ordered a ‘2 US [fits like a 0]’, but it was too big. Decided not to have it altered. I have one too many orange tops. Returning.
Mirrored Aviators with Black Rim: I appreciate the differences of these aviators compared to the original ones I have. The frames are a bit bigger than the other aviators that I have, and I really like the black frame. Keeping.
Stripe Camisole: Camisoles are having a moment in my closet these days. I can’t wait to wear this tank with this tassel pendant necklace. Y’all may be seeing that combo on IG soon! I ordered a ‘2 US [fits like 0]’ and it fits great. True to size. [So weird, considering the off-the-shoulder top is from the same brand and it was too big] Keeping.
Distressed Denim Shorts: I ordered a Small. They fit in the waist [maybe a teeny bit big] but are a little bigger in the leg than I prefer. I also think they look cuter in the product photo than they do in person, which is unfortunate because they are such a great price. Returning.
Off-The-Shoulder Romper [can also purchase here]: I looove this romper. I purchased an XS. It fits great but is still a bit loose in a flattering way. I don’t really have anything like it, and would totally wear it to dinner after a long day at the beach. Keeping.
Pink Crossbody: AMAZING quality. Beautiful color for Spring and Summer. Lots of room without being overwhelming size wise. Keeping.
Utility Jacket: Do I really need another one of these? Well …. I am going on a trip coming up and it’s going to be a bit chillier there than it is here, so I always like to have items that are available for you to purchase in case you are in the market for it. I ordered an XXS and, unfortunately, after trying it on multiple times, I just don’t think it fits as good as I initially thought. It’s too big overall, even with a sweater underneath. Returning.
Hot Pink Trench: I was so excited about this trench. What a fun color! I bought an XS Petite and, unfortunately, it was still a little too big for me overall. It’s on sale, though, if you think it would work better for you! Just know … size down. Returning.
And, that’s it! I hope y’all enjoyed this! Let me know your thoughts and, oh! Don’t forget to follow along on my updates by following S&T on BLOGLOVIN! xo.