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BACK TO SCHOOL OUTFIT IDEAS | FEAT. AMICLUBWEAR

BACK TO SCHOOL OUTFIT IDEAS | FEAT. AMICLUBWEAR

Excited is an understatement.  Getting packages in the mail is a thrilling event in itself.  So, when I received my package from AMI Clubwear, I was ecstatic to see what all of the goodies I got looked like, since I had never purchased from them before.

Below is a compilation of outfits as well as my reaction to the clothing -- enjoy.

XOXO 

ROMPIN' AROUND

I opened up the box, and everything was neatly organized and packaged inside this gigantic box.  I started first with the two pairs of booties that I received, surprised to recognize the brands: Soda and Illiana.  I immediately opened the Soda booties, and I was more than impressed by the quality of them.  The faux suede was a creamy brown color, and the fringe very chic looking. I tried them on immediately -- because HELLO they're adorable and I'm obsessed -- and they fit very true to size (I normally wear an 8.5, so I got an 8.5).  Sometimes, you have to be concerned about purchasing shoes online, because some brands run small or big... but not these booties!  They fit me like a glove.  In addition to the Soda booties, the ones by Liliana were also incredibly good quality.  The heel was made out of a good cork/wood material, making it easy and comfortable to walk in.  Not only was the faux suede good quality in these booties as well, but they also fit very true to size (I ordered an 8.5, but could've worn a 9 for a better fit, so I would recommend going up a half size). Overall, I was VERY impressed with the quality and sizing of both of these shoes.

HIGHS & LOWS

Not remembering what  I had ordered, I was super pumped to see a Celine-dupe style purse in the package.  Sometimes, ordering purses that look similar to high-end brands can be risky, because you never know the quality or the craftsmanship of the product, but I was pleasantly surprised with this purse.  The faux leather was extremely good quality, and the hardware was nothing less than that as well.  I was a little bit concerned when I saw the white accent color on the purse when I first ordered it, but those feelings were immediately put aside when I saw the purse in person, and it was not at all tacky.  The white was stark enough that it didn't make the purse look yellow, but still mild enough that it didn't look cheap.  The best part is, when I compared it to the picture of the REAL Celine purse, I couldn't tell the difference besides the fact that one had a logo and the other didn't -- so what's the purpose of spending over $2,500 on a purse when you can get an exact dupe for a lot cheaper?

ROMANTICALLY FREE

Now what everyone is waiting for... the clothing.  I am sometimes hesitant on purchasing clothing online from brands I haven't purchased from before, merely because I don't know what the quality is like, and I hate spending money -- as I'm sure you all do -- on clothing that is made poorly.  But after I had unpackaged the 3 pieces that I ordered, I was very thrilled to find that each piece was SUPER soft -- you could honestly fall asleep in all of the pieces because of how comfy they are -- and made very well.  

The first piece that I picked out was a romper.  Being tall and pretty much flat chested makes it hard to wear rompers, because I usually need to go up a size to get the length that I want, which causes the top of the romper to be way to big.  But this romper fit me perfectly.  The adjustable straps on the romper allowed the top to fit me almost exact.  The shorts on this romper went down a few inches, causing more than enough coverage on my butt, which is MUST for rompers in order to look classy.

GEOMETRIC-chic

The next piece that I picked out was a shift style dress.  This dress is perfect for summer nights, or can be paired with a leather jacket for nights out.  I was incredibly happy with this piece, because it was the perfect length -- hitting right above my knees -- and fit me like a glove.  Not to mention, the material is super soft and wrinkle-free!

The very last piece I had received from AMI was a high-low, charcoal grey shirt.  I love wearing these simple tops with a pair of leather leggings and booties, and wearing my hair up in a high bun with some dark lipstick.  I feel like the look is overall glam.  Since I didn't own a long sleeved one, I decided to pick one up from AMI.  I LOVE this top because the back is SUPER long, so it's the perfect piece to wear with leggings to ensure you have everything covered up.  Since these types of tops are ones that I like to wear when I'm feeling lazy, I was thrilled to find that this top was also SUPER soft and made really nicely.  My only recommendation is to go up a size if you want a more "off-the-shoulder" look, or stay true to your size if you want the top a bit more fitted! 

Overall, I can say that I was beyond happy with the quality and fit of all of these products, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants chic pieces at affordable prices!

HIGHS & LOWS OUTFIT DETAILS: 

TOP | AMICLUBWEAR

SKIRT | PATRICIA FIELD

BOOTIES | JEFFREY CAMPBELL

PURSE | AMICLUBWEAR

GEOMETRIC-CHIC OUTFIT DETAILS:

DRESS | AMICLUBWEAR

BOOTIES | AMICLUBWEAR

PURSE | KATE SPADE

ROMPIN' AROUND OUTFIT DETAILS:

ROMPER | AMICLUBWEAR

BRALETTE | FREE PEOPLE

BOOTIES | JEFFREY CAMPBELL

HAT | F21

ROMANTICALLY FREE OUTFIT DETAILS: 

DRESS | AKIRA

BOOTIES | AMICLUBWEAR

 NECKLACE | THRIFTED

 

Disclaimer: I was gifted these items for free from AMI Clubwear, but all of these opinions are my own.  I only work with companies that I feel have products that my readers will enjoy.  I am not being paid for any of the things I have said about the products, they are my 100% honest opinion.

 

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