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Saturday, April 4, 2015

{Haul + Review} JollyChic #4 - Velvet, Lace, Chokers, Prints + a Pop of Color!

I'm finally on spring break, which gives me the perfect chance to write about my latest JollyChic clothing haul! I got six items, including two bodycon dresses, one velvet-trim dress, a printed NYC sweatshirt, a cat-ears knit beanie, and a lace-trim T-shirt. Details ahead!

The EatMyKneeSocks intro picture for the fourth JollyChic Fashion Haul, including bodycon dresses, velvet dresses, printed sweatshirts, cat-ears beanies, and a lace-trim T-shirt.

I'm beginning to lose track of all my JollyChic orders, but I believe that this is my fourth fashion haul from the store. You can read about my previous fashion hauls herehere, and here!

For those who are unfamiliar with JollyChic, it's an online shopping site based in Hong Kong that sells apparel, shoes, bags, and accessories. JollyChic has an extensive collection of styles, updated almost every day. They used to only offer free express shipping for US orders above $69, but now they have free express shipping for all orders to the US and China!

I've ordered three times from JollyChic and most of my items turned out great, so I couldn't resist the chance to purchase some more!

Processing and preparation took roughly four days. While my previous packages were all delivered with DHL, this time my package was delivered through FedEx. Shipping took just three days with JollyChic's free express shipping.

My order:


The Review


➊ Long Sleeve Bodycon Choker Dress


This black long sleeve bodycon dress from JollyChic instantly caught my eye because of it's unusual design. The dress has an off-shoulder neckline with a halter/choker-like addition, making it simple yet different.

When I took the dress out of the bag, I realized that it was tiny. Thankfully, the dress is made with a very stretchy fabric, so it ended up fitting perfectly. My only sizing complaint is that the sleeves are a bit too short for me.

The quality of the dress is fine, and the material is super comfortable. The color does seem to fade a bit, so I'm hoping that it fixes itself after a wash or two.

I love the choker-like design on this dress, and the plain black fabric makes it easy to coordinate with jewelry and accessories. I'm still trying to find a place where I could actually wear this, but I think I'm gonna have to diet first...

The long sleeve bodycon choker dress from JollyChic, a perfect, simple, 90s grunge-esque dress for parties.

The choker attachment on this bodycon dress from Jollychic makes it very unique, edgy, and stylish.

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Long Sleeve Bodycon Choker Dress: 4/5
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Minor issues with sleeve length and fading color, but a great style nonetheless.

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The chain-embellished black bodycon dress from JollyChic is another all-black, form-fitting, long-sleeve dress that I have absolutely no idea when I'll actually wear, but I couldn't stop myself from trying it out.

This dress features a high-collar neckline with cutouts at the shoulders and waist. It also comes with a golden chain attached around the waist.

Compared to the store photos, the actual dress is the same for the most part, but the chain on the actual dress is longer than that in the modeled photos. Personally, I think the dress would look better without the chain, and it would've been great if the chain was removable.

Quality-wise, the dress is fine. The fabric is stretchy and soft, the zipper on the back works well, and there aren't any loose threads, color issues, etc. I also really like the cutout detailing and the sleeves, which are, for once, not too short!

The long sleeve bodycon dress from JollyChic with cutouts and chain detailing; perfect for an edgier look with hints of grunge/rock vibes.

JollyChic's chain-embellished cutout bodycon dress is figure-flattering and unique.

More photos of the black cutout chain bodycon dress from JollyChic, as modeled.

Front and back views of the long sleeve cutout bodycon chain dress from JollyChic.

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Cutout Bodycon Dress w/ Chain Embellishment: 5/5
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Great quality, sizing, and style! Would've been even better if the chain was removable.

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This jersey-style lace-trim T-shirt is probably the most unique item that I picked for this JollyChic fashion haul. It's only $16.99 and features a cropped, printed black T-shirt with a long lace trim. The style is reminiscent to that of Korean street style, with the oversized, boxy top and quirky print.

My favorite part about this shirt is the long lace hem, which almost reaches the ground. There are slits at the sides to make it easy to walk in, and the delicate lace works interestingly with the boxy jersey top to achieve a cool-yet-cute style.

The quality of the top is great, but the lace trimming does have a couple threads in it. As much as I love the style, sadly this shirt just doesn't look too great on me. I think it's the sleeves that look a bit odd, so I might try altering this into a sleeveless top.

Overall, although I can't really pull it off, this lace-trim maxi T-shirt is a worthwhile purchase for the price, and the style is definitely an eye-catcher.

The longline mesh/lace hem on the boxy jersey T-shirt from JollyChic.

The printed jersey-style crop top/maxi T-shirt from JollyChic is perfect for those wanting to achieve a bold city street style/ulzzang look.

JollyChic's lace-trim T-shirt is super-unusual with its boxy crop top, maxi lace hem, and bold prints.

Front and back views of the lace-trim ulzzang jersey-style maxi T-shirt from JollyChic.

Close-up of the contrast white printing and lace hem on the lace-trim boxy top from JollyChic.

Details on the delicate lace-and-mesh hemline on this maxi T-shirt from JollyChic.

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Jersey-Style Crop Top w/ Lace Maxi Hem: 4/5
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Ultra-unique style and very accurate to photos; just doesn't fit me too well.

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At this point, you've probably noticed that almost all the items I picked as part of the JollyChic haul are black. Well, meet the cat ears beanie, aka the only colorful item on this list!

I'm not a hat person (they don't look too good on me), but this knit beanie only costed $2.99, so why not?

The quality is the same as that of a regular $10 knit hat, and this beanie has super adorable cat ears (or "ox horns" according to the website). I ordered the hat in light pink, and it looks pretty much identical to the store photos!

Like I mentioned, I don't wear hats often because they look funny on me, but for just $3, this cat ears beanie from JollyChic is a great steal!

The pastel pink cat ears knit beanie from JollyChic, cute and cheap!

More photos of the pink cat ears knit beanie from JollyChic.

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Cat Ears Knit Beanie: 5/5
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Adorable knit hat for a super cheap price!

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The fifth item that I got this time from JollyChic was this printed black-and-white NYC sweatshirt, which was just $14.99! This long-sleeve, scoop-neck sweatshirt has bold, contrasting text and graphics printed on the front, shoulders, and sleeves, along with an oversized fit.

This NYC sweatshirt from JollyChic is amazingly soft, warm, and comfortable. The sleeve length is perfect, and, even for someone like me who isn't a huge fan of oversized clothing, the baggy, boxy fit on this sweatshirt manages to look casual and effortless without being unflattering or sloppy.

Likewise, the printing on this NYC sweatshirt is done really well, and I can't find anything to be picky about! It's great for anyone who likes bold prints, edgy sweatshirts, Harajuku style, etc. Pair this sweatshirt with skinny jeans or leggings in the winter, or with shorts and knee boots for a more attention-grabbing look.

The printed NYC sweatshirt from JollyChic, with its contrasting black-and-white print.

This boxy, bold oversized sweatshirt from JollyChic is perfect for achieving the ulzzang street style.

More photos of the bold, Harajuku-esque printed NYC sweatshirt from JollyChic.

Front, side, and back views of the black NYC sweatshirt from JollyChic, paired with leather shorts and over-the-knee boots.

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Printed NYC Sweatshirt: 5/5
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Awesome style and quality for a great price!

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The last item that I picked for this JollyChic haul is also my favorite, the ruffle-hem velvet cutout dress. This black, sleeveless mini dress is made from an interesting combination of regular black fabric and smooth black velvet. It also has a cute ribbon-tie detailing at the front, along with a triangular cutout.

This velvet dress is currently just $19.99, and quality-wise, it was the best out of these six items! The material is relatively thick and very comfortable, and the style looks exactly like the store photos.

The dress has so many interesting details, such as its cutout, ribbon-tie front and its velvet panel detailing, yet it still manages to look simple and minimalistic. There's a side zipper that makes it easy to wear, and the craftsmanship is flawless. I especially love the ruffled hemline and ribbon-tie detailing, which add a cute, flirty touch to this dress.

I did some exploring on the Internet and found that this dress is actually a dupe of the Crepe Stretch & Velvet Dress by Red Valentino, which sells for around $789. Asian fashion retailer YesStyle also sells the same dupe dress as JollyChic, but for around $8 more, so JollyChic offers the best deal. 

As with most form-fitting dresses, this velvet cutout dress does run a bit small, but if you follow the measurements on their site you should be fine. The length runs on the shorter side, so be sure to size up if you're taller.

Personally, I think this dress is one of my favorites, and it's really so much better than I'd expected!

Front, side, and back views of the ruffle-hem velvet-paneling dress from JollyChic.

The ruffle-hem velvet dress from JollyChic is actually a dupe of the Red Valentino crepe stretch and velvet dress.

More photos of the form-fitting velvet ruffle-hem ribbon-tie dress from JollyChic.

JollyChic's ruffle-hem velvet ribbon-tie dress, a dupe of the Red Valentino crepe stretch and velvet dress, is made of great quality.

More photos of the JollyChic ribbon-tie velvet-paneled dress.

Last photo of the dark velvet ruffle-hem dress from JollyChic.

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Ribbon-Tied Velvet Dress: 6/5
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Even better than I'd expected; Flattering, stylish, and comfortable!

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Overall


This was yet another pleasant shopping experience with JollyChic, and I'm pretty happy with the clothes that I picked. There were items that, admittedly, didn't fit me too well in terms of style, but everything was 100% accurate to JollyChic's site photos, and there were no issues with quality or sizing. Delivery was speedy with free express shipping, and everything was well worth the price! I'm definitely thinking about ordering from them again...maybe I'll pick more colorful clothing this time ;D

Check out my previous JollyChic fashion hauls herehere, and here!

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7 comments:

  1. All of this looks so gorgeous on you! :D
    i love that kind of style, i wish i had the figure to wear such things too ^^
    but those clothes really look amazing :D

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  2. Such cute picks! I really like your style <3 btw is JollyChic a sponsor or..?

    http://gyarubaby.blogspot.nl/

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  3. Where did you get those lovely boots? And do they have a high heel?:) I have my eye on something like that to dress this christmas!
    You make those kind of dresses look so lovely! When I click the links to the shops, the dresses on most models make the piece look so .. boring somehow, but you have such a nice figure that it makes them so appealing!
    I don't get why you want to diet, your body looks sooo nice~

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    1. Also a question to you regarding the dress with the chain. Is the chain tied really strong to the dress? I was thinking about cutting it and sew the part together, if a hole might appear. It wouldn't be too nice if the hole came out too big though. :(
      Greetings and I hope you'll notice my comments someday :D

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  4. I liked the pink cat/bunny hat and the sweater ^-^

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