Fur Hooded Cape (I’m wearing a Small) | Navy Cropped Sweater (love this fuzzy version) | Black A-line Skirt (soldout from Zara, similar here) | Chanel Purse (get the same look for less here) | Black Strappy Pumps (old from Forever21, similar here for 50% off!) | Dainty Pearl Ring
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I have to confess, I don’t think I’ve ever put on anything more fun than this fur-hooded cape. Believe it or not, Dallas winters don’t call for a lot of heavy outerwear, so I’ve always stuck with what’s practical in that regard. In years past, I’ve gotten by with a few good sweaters, a trusty Patagonia pullover and a lightweight Burberry Brit jacket. Throw in a couple light weight scarves (this one is my favorite) and riding boots, and you’re prepared for the worst! All that changed when I came across this beauty.
At first, I didn’t let myself buy it. The first reason was because of the whole “practicality” issue I mentioned right above. The second, however, is that it was on a website I wasn’t too sure about – SheInside.com. I’ve kept my eye on this site for the past year or so, and have always been too skeptical to purchase. Everything is so cute and soo cheap. Too cheap for my logic, so I never pulled the trigger on any of the cute pieces I came across. I fished around for reviews, but could never find consistency. Finally, I decided to test my luck and run a mini experiment in the purchase of this cape.
My overall conclusion? Pleasantly surprised to the tenth degree! I had prepared myself for the worst, and was shocked with the great quality of this piece in particular. The cape is lined, the material thick and consistent with the product shot, and the faux fur is wonderfully soft and beautifully colored. I’m not sure if this is representative of every article of clothing SheInside carries or if it had to something to do with the higher-than average price tag (the cape was around $70, while most items run around $20), but I am, in fact, over the moon. So happy my gamble payed off!
I thought I’d put together a few tips on shopping on SheInside, if you’re on the line. The biggest piece of advice I can pass on is to look through the “style gallery.” On many items SheInside offers, though not all, you can scroll down to see images of how others have styled the piece. This will give you a pretty good picture of what the item looks like in real life. Secondly, keep in mind that the product shots used for some of the items may not be the exact item. That’s why the style galleries are so helpful! Finally, purchase with a grain of salt and keep in mind that shipping takes a while.
While I am more than pleased with my first SheInside experience, I don’t have enough personal experience to make a sweeping judgement. I was talking with a friend just the other week who told me she had ordered a cheaper item from the site and was really disappointed with the quality, so do keep that in mind. I’m going to “test purchase” a couple more items to see how they turn out, and I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop! In the meantime, I would be so appreciative to hear if you’ve had any experience with the company – good or bad! As far as this cape in particular goes, I’d recommend it to anyone! My mother even wants it… that’s when you really have to watch out. :)
Love from Texas,
P.S. Just want to make clear that this post was in no way sponsored by or done in collaboration with SheInside. I’ve been dying to know if the website is legitimate, so I decided to give it a whirl. Hope it helps!