My first clothing review
of Jenn Im's (also used to be known as 'clothesencounters' on Youtube) clothing line, Eggie
, went down pretty well the previous time, probably mainly due to the bad experience I had. I also uploaded a fashion haul on my Youtube channel where I talked about my experience as well and Jenn actually commented on my video
to see the comment and my reply)! So today, I thought I'd do a part two to update you guys about my experience shopping on Eggie, as well as talk about the new pieces I bought.
Eggie's latest summer collection launched on the 1st of June and it is by far my favourite collection from Eggie. I love off the shoulder cuts, and so I was pleased to find out that this collection has a handful of off the shoulder pieces for me to choose. Although, from a business's point of view, I'm not sure if the saturated amount of off the shoulder pieces is a good thing because not everyone loves off the shoulder tops and dresses, and how many off the shoulder clothes can you get? I personally won't buy more than 2 pieces in one sitting. Even though I love many of the pieces such as the Criss Cross Top in Yellow
, the Orchid Dress
, the Just Peachy Bodysuit
, the Poppy Bodysuit
, and the White Stripe Pants
, again, I felt like they were pretty expensive and the designs don't really make them "investment pieces". Most of the pieces were a little bit too revealing for me as well, like the Camila Jumpsuit which I would totally buy it if it weren't for its excessive bare back design.
The red/orange Amalie top first caught my attention because I'm currently loving the colour orange and peach, especially since it's summer. I initially planned to get the Amalie Top in red/orange and the Bella Blouse, but after much consideration, I finally settled with two Amalie tops, in orange
, and white
The package came quicker than I expected, which is the same for my previous 2 orders (I also ordered the Spot Top
a few weeks ago when it became on sale). They all came within 5 working days which is great! The only thing that's still lacking is the tracking number. For all my packages, I've never received a single tracking number and the standard "your package has been shipped!" email, is always late, i.e. I always receive the e-mail after
I've received my package.
Similar to all my other orders, this package came with a zip lock pouch with a "Thanks Eggie" card in it. It's cute, but now that I have 3 successful orders in total, I have 3 of these zip lock pouch and cards and I don't really know what to do with them. I'm currently trying to be more environmental-conscious, so I did feel like this additional thing is a waste since you can't really do anything with it. Instead of the plain "Thanks Eggie" card, I feel like a set of stickers would be better because at least you can still use them for something.
I ordered the Amalie tops in XS, because previously I got the Busan Top and Marie Shorts in S and they were too big for me. But after placing my order, I watched Jenn's Eggie Haul and she mentioned that this top has a smaller cut and we should size-up... This is why I strongly feel that Eggie should really have accurate measurements on their website rather than a rough estimate "sizing guide chart". After watching her vlog, I was a little worried that it wouldn't fit me since Jenn wears an S for the Amalie top.
The Amelie top has a cute and neat lace details at the front, ruffles on the neckline and straps, and it also has a short babydoll flare at the bottom which I think makes it look super feminine, sexy, yet cute at the same time. The top has a pretty long concealed zipper at the side because the material is non-stretchy and so you wouldn't be able to fit into it without unzipping.
I. Struggled. So. Much. Trying to zip it back up. I think it took me a good whole 10 minutes struggling and at one point I even thought XS was probably too small for me that's why it wouldn't zip back up. I tried to remove the top after trying for so long and it sounded like it was about to rip apart! Finally, I managed to zip it back up and it didn't feel as tight as I thought it would so I guess the zip is just... Lousy? I don't know. But it's definitely not because XS is too small for me as even when I was trying to zip it up, it's not like I had to hold my breath in or anything, there was sufficient "space" between the top and my body.
The only area that felt a little tight was my chest area, so if you have bigger boobs (I'm a B), or if you're planning to wear this with push-up bras or something, you definitely need to size up! Because the chest area is a little tight, I think it kinda made my boobs smaller, but personally, I don't really care about boob sizes so this isn't a huge issue for me.
Jenn mentioned that the straps are loose so they're "meant to fall over", but I'm not a big fan of the "fall over straps" look for the orange piece (the white one is still looks okay with the straps down, don't ask me why, I don't know). Overall, I love this top so much! The material is rather thick for a summer top, but I think that makes it looks and feels more like a corset. I can definitely see myself wearing both colours often and I think both would look lovely with denim jeans which is my current go-to bottoms. My favourite part about this top is definitely the mini ruffle details at the neckline.
Labels: fashion, haul, review