Review: Affordable Spring Tops and Dresses

Gingham bow back peplum top, polka dot ruffle sleeve sheath dress, pink lace peplum top, striped bell sleeve tee

If you’re looking for some cute tops and dresses that are affordable and nice quality – you don’t want to miss this post!  It’s rare that I love everything that I review but today is an exception.

c/o Checkered Bow Split Back Peplum Top (xs) // Topshop ripped high waist ankle skinny jeans // c/o kate spade pom pom hat

How adorable is this gingham bow back peplum top?  It comes in 3 colors.  Unfortunately navy wasn’t available when I placed my order so I have black.  I was hoping this top would work out and I’m happy to report that it fits!  Sizing runs true to size and I’m wearing XS.  It’s a bit wide on me (hard to tell from this angle) but totally doable.  I’ll post a pic from the front this weekend so keep a look out on Instagram!  If you don’t want to show too much back, you can always layer it with a tank underneath.  Would definitely recommend!

Green striped bell sleeve top, Gucci soho disco leather bag, Marc Fisher LTD Adalyne Platform Wedge, American Eagle tomgirl distressed denim shorts

c/o Striped bell sleeve tee (xs) // American Eagle tomgirl shorts (00) // Marc Fisher Adalyne Platform Wedge // Gucci soho disco bag // c/o Ily Couture necklace (similar HERE)

I was very skeptical (as usual) when I ordered this tee.  The price is way too good to be true.  You can’t even buy fabric and make a shirt for $10!  When it arrived, it didn’t look like anything special until I tried it on and was VERY pleased.  I’m wearing size XS and I’d say it runs on the smaller side.  The sleeves speak for themselves – scroll down to see how it fits on me.  Love it and would recommend.

Polka dot bell sleeve sheath dress

c/o Black Polka Dot Print Ruffle Sleeve Sheath Dress (xs) // kate spade lottie pumps (similar HERE) // c/o Ily Couture necklace (similar HERE)

It’s almost impossible for me to say no to anything with polka dots.  Add ruffle sleeves and under $20?  Okay sold!  I had no idea how this would fit on me but much to my surprise, the fit is amazing!  It’s just slightly loose around the waist but not noticeable at all – I’ll just eat an extra bag of chips (lol).  The length is spot on and great for work.  Doesn’t it look way more expensive?  The material is nice and has a concealed zipper in the back.  If your size is sold out, don’t worry because they will be restocking this dress.  See HERE for more options.

c/o Pink Hollow Out Embroidered Lace Peplum Top (xs) // Topshop Jamie Ripped Skinny Jeans // Scalloped faux leather tote // Pink nail polish

This lace peplum top is a dupe to the Alexis Juliana crochet top that was $363 for only $39!  Crazy right?  It looks identical to the designer version for a fraction of the price.  The quality is extremely impressive and looks and feels very expensive.  I would say this is one of the best quality tops I’ve gotten from SheIn.  Sizing runs small – I’m wearing XS and it fits perfectly.  I love everything about this – especially the sleeves and neckline.  This is my favorite top right now!  Highly recommend – you will not regret it!

American Eagle tomgirl distressed denim shorts, Green striped bell sleeve top

c/o Striped bell sleeve tee (xs) // American Eagle tomgirl shorts (00) // c/o Ily Couture necklace (similar HERE) // J.Crew cognac belt (similar HERE or HERE)

I’m so relieved that this tee fits!  The sleeves are slim and the shoulders fit just right.  I’m still trying to figure out how this is only $10 (lol).  The material is super soft (95% cotton) and very comfortable.  Love it and would recommend.


c/o Navy striped bow detail shirt dress (xs) // H&M belt taken from a dress (similar HERE) // Manolo Blahnik bb pumps

Finding nursing friendly dresses and outfits to wear is such a struggle for me.  I was so excited when I saw this dress online.  Nursing friendly with stripes and bows?  No brainer.  In full disclosure, I didn’t have time to fuss with the bows when I took this photo (was in a rush) – they look very droopy and weird.  I’m hoping I can play around with them and make it look more like the image online.  I would also swap out the white pumps for some sandals.  Sizing runs on the smaller side.  A few of the online reviews stated the dress ran big but I didn’t find this to be the case (at least for me).  I’m wearing size XS and it’s comparable to a 00p/XXSP.  The dress fits me well and as a reference I’m 5′ tall and 94 lbs.  If you have a larger chest, you might want to size up since there is NO STRETCH at all.  It seems well made, super comfortable and it’ll be a great transition into summer.  Would recommend!

Peach lace peplum top, Scalloped tote

c/o Pink Hollow Out Embroidered Lace Peplum Top (xs) // Topshop Jamie Ripped Skinny Jeans // Scalloped faux leather tote // Pink nail polish // Steve Madden claara block heel sandals (similar HERE)

This batch was a winner!  Usually there’s one or two items that are misses for me but I lucked out and love everything this time around.  Woo hoo!  In case you are wondering about the reputation or my thoughts on ordering from overseas, see my last review HERE.  Thanks for reading and if you get any of these pieces, please stop back and let me know your thoughts.  I always love hearing feedback on the items I review. 🙂 XO

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  1. Hello!! I absolutely LOVE Alexis and can not believe you found a dupe version of the Juliana! If you ever find any more dupe versions of Alexis PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post! Thank you so much!! I just ordered this top and can hardly wait to get it!!

    • I know right? I couldn’t believe it either and wasn’t holding my breath on the quality but OMG – it is seriously amazing! Please let me know how you like it! I tend to get overzealous when it comes to lace and peplum so I may be biased. LOL

  2. I just ordered the dress and two tops hopefully they all fit great!

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