First, I want to make it clear that I have not been compensated by SheIn in any way, shape, or form. I am simply a customer, just like you, who was curious about those ads that were always popping up in my sidebar, and decided to order clothing from their website.

I was very nervous to place my first order with SheIn. I had done a few quick google searches and discovered multitudes of negative reviews including a one star/F rating on the Better Business Bureau. I decided to place an order anyway after very careful consideration. Allow me to explain. 
1) I only considered buying items that had previous reviews from customers and had customer photos attached to them. 

2) SheIn includes all the measurements for their pieces (including measurements for all sizes) on their website including the size/height of their models. This really helped me get an idea of sizing, and you can use a measuring tape at home and double check to make sure it will fit. 

3) In my experience of browsing the site, almost all of their pieces run small and/or very small. Watch out for this.

4) Their low prices really drew me in, but I kept my expectations realistic. I only considered pieces on SheIn that were seasonal, statement-type blouses, and trendy. I did NOT shop for any quality capsule pieces I expect will last me for years to come. 

I crossed my fingers and was pleasantly surprised to receive my first order in the exact time frame it was promised. If anything, it arrived earlier than expected. (There are quite a few complaints online about customers never receiving their packages. You can read more here. I paid an extra $1.99 for shipping “insurance” which SheIn’s website says grants me free returns. However, I’m not sure if it affects the shipment/receiving process.) 
When I opened my package, I was met with a strange, off-putting smell almost like moth balls. I wasn’t happy about this, but I quickly took the blouse out of the bag and hung it up. The smell was gone within hours, and I had no further problems with this. 
When I tried the blouse on, I felt that it fit and looked exactly how it did on the website. The material and construction was pretty decent given the price I paid ($17). I would compare it to Forever21 quality. I anticipated that the shirt would run small (as mentioned above) so I ordered one size up. It worked out perfectly! Remember, I am a mom and really need good coverage (no butt, mid-driff, or boobs hanging out) when it comes to clothes.

A few final tips

If you decide to make a purchase, 

1) Register for their site for a quick $3 off your purchase of $29 or more.

2) They accept Ebates, so don’t forget to use it. Don’t have Ebates? Sign up through my personal link

3) Also, confirm your registration for a quick 100 bonus points. Every 100 points = $1. You can pay for up to 70% of your purchase with bonus points at checkout. 

Here are some photos of the blouse I purchased at SheIn. This is a blouse I would wear on a date night or out for the weekend. It’s not my normal everyday top, because it is on the shorter side. If I wore it during the week, I would wear a cami underneath. It also looks great underneath a jacket. 
My experience with SheIn was overall positive. I actually placed another order just this morning. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it wasn’t just beginner’s luck with my first order and I continue to have good experiences with SheIn. I will keep you guys posted! 
Anyone else ordered from SheIn? Please share.

thelessthandomesticgoddess

19 Comments

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    Abi Leggate

    April 4, 2017

    I have struggled with shein but their stuff is so cute! These are fab tips!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      April 5, 2017

      Thank you, Abi! xo

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    Elizabeth_Bethezda

    April 4, 2017

    That's a really cute blouse. I've never hear of this company before.

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      April 5, 2017

      Thank you, Elizabeth!! xo

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    One Awesome Momma

    April 4, 2017

    I haven't shopped at Shein but have been seeing all their trendy stuff so I've been thinking about it. This is really helpful.

    Belle | http://www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      April 6, 2017

      Thank you, Belle! Happy Shopping and I hope it works out, if you decide to order! xo

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    Dara @ Not In Jersey

    April 4, 2017

    I've been curious about them too. Thanks for the info!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      April 6, 2017

      Yay! Thank you for reading, Dara! xo

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    Emily Krause

    April 4, 2017

    I've always been so curious, too! Thanks for taking one for the team and experimenting 🙂

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      April 6, 2017

      Haha, thank you, Emily! xo

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    Louisa Moje

    April 5, 2017

    I've made a few purchases from SheIn and I feel like their pieces could be a hit or miss. Like you mentioned, I also only use them to get trendy pieces rather than staples.

    ​Louisa || ​​La Passion Voutee

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      April 6, 2017

      Thank you for sharing, Louisa! I'm definitely a little nervous that I purchased a miss or two in my second order. We'll see! Eeeeek.

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    Brittany Comeaux

    April 5, 2017

    I've made a couple of purchases from shein and their sister sites. And I've also been sent pieces from them for my blog. Overall, I think it's a decent value if you figure you do follow all of the tips you listed.

    I have a couple pieces from them that I really love.

    Another trick that I swear by is paying attention to the model in the photos. Once I found a piece that fit really well, I started buying things that looked good on that particular model. I think she is taller than the rest, so I know if I buy something that looks like a dress on her it won't arrive to me and look like a shirt.

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      April 6, 2017

      Ahhhh, very good trick, Brittany! Thank you so much for sharing!! I love your blog. 🙂

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    Danielle Siero

    April 5, 2017

    I have never heard of them, but that blouse is super cute!!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      April 6, 2017

      Thank you, Danielle!! xo

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    Thebluegrassmom

    April 5, 2017

    I love that blouse!

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      April 6, 2017

      Thank you! It's a fun piece for my closet! xo

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