is shein legit | haul and review video

Happy Friday, friends! Whew, what a week it’s been! I want to apologize for my site crashing on Wednesday. It was a long night and following morning of getting everything sorted out, but I’m thrilled that we are back in action!

In celebration, I thought I’d share a new video with y’all today! I’ve been wary of SheIn for a while, and decided to do an experiment to see if it was legitimate or not. I hope this experience informs you if you’ve been wondering the same thing!

Click through to watch the video on YouTube, where you’ll be able to click the “show more” tab for all of the links to the pieces I feature in this video!

I’m in Denver visiting the cowboy for our one year (!!!) and today we’re going skiing! I haven’t been in 10 years… so wish me luck! :)

Love from Texas,


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  1. Andra said:

    I purchased from Shein and returned every stitch of it. Worst clothes ever.

    Published 3.24.17 · Reply
  2. Troy said:

    Ah thank you so much for this post! I have been staring at my full cart (that actually contains that pink ruffle blouse, SWOON!) on SheIn for quite some time and was so wary of pulling the trigger! Loved all your tips! xoxo

    Published 3.24.17 · Reply
  3. Laura said:

    This is so great to know about their clothes! I have actually purchased swimwear from Shein and while they look exactly like the picture, they have no support in the tops. Also, it’s difficult since you have to order the same size in the top and bottom.

    Published 3.24.17 · Reply
  4. So I want to start by saying I love love love your style and fashion sense Kate! I really do! However when I used SheIn to buy the pink ruffle top (and other item- black cold shoulder button down and a black scalloped two piece- I got super excited when I saw the prices lol) my experience was not good :(
    I was charged an international fee (reflected on my bank account but not my purchase receipt) and the quality of clothing was terrible. I’m 5’1 and the XS pink ruffle fit like a dress. Super unflattering and made of poor material just like the other pieces I ordered. I didn’t want to go through the hassle of returning so I donated the clothes. Again, I still love ya Kate and your sense of style (loyal follower ?) but unfortunately I can’t recommend shein wholeheartedly to a friend.

    Published 3.24.17 · Reply
  5. Kate,
    I recently watched your video review of Shein and LOVED it! I have purchased from this website before as well (even back when it was called SheInside, like you said!) and have been super pleased as well! Loved to see you do this fun little video, you look beautiful and looks so professional. Love your blog, love your Instagram, and love your Youtube videos! As a new blogger, I aspire to be like you one day. Keep up the great work girl, others are noticing! ❤
    Haley Cissel

    Published 3.24.17 · Reply
  6. really ???

    Published 3.24.17 · Reply
  7. Falon Penland said:

    Hi Kate!!!
    I absolutely love your video, thank you so much for sharing!
    I have personally shopped on SheIn multiple times and have spent quite a bit of money through this site. Most of the things I have ordered, I have loved. The things that I wanted to return, well, that’s another story. Most of what I didn’t like was the horrible quality, and also, the horrible return process.
    I just recently ordered a swimsuit from there, it’s a black scalloped halter top with a black high waisted scallop bottom. Honestly, the quality is awful. I was expecting the material to be normal thickness for a swimsuit but it is EXTREMELY thin and I feel like it could rip easily.
    I hope my experience from SheIn helps!!!
    Thanks & Gig ‘Em,

    Published 3.24.17 · Reply
  8. Megan said:

    Thank you for doing this review!! I have been wondering about SheIn as well and am now going to jump in and try it! Thanks for the tips :)

    Published 3.24.17 · Reply
  9. Holly Reedy said:

    Oh my goodness! Loved this episode! I have wondered about SheIn for so long and I’m happy to see that all of your items worked out! Hope you are doing well! Have a great weekend!

    Published 3.24.17 · Reply
  10. Ashley said:

    Hi Kate!

    Thank you for making this video! I have shopped at their site both when it was SheInside, and once now as SheIn, and the quality has dramatically improved. I haven’t ever tried their swimwear, nor do I plan to, as I have a larger than average bust and I wouldn’t expect their swimwear to cater to that. I do have a question though – how did you find the sizing to be? The only things I’ve ordered since the change have been one-size or handbags, so I’m wondering how close to my actual size I would be. I generally wear an XS or S, but the last purchase I made of a sized item was when it was still SheInside, and it was a pink coat in a size M, and it was still too small. I’d love to hear what you ordered size-wise! Thanks so much!

    Published 3.25.17 · Reply
  11. Josey McKinley said:

    How did you do sizing for your purchases? I know you said you were shorter but I’m taller and would hate to order something really cute but super short. Love the video by the way!

    Published 3.25.17 · Reply
  12. Ali said:

    Hi Kate – great video! I’d definitely be weary about the pictures being the same product though. Especially when SheIn sells designer replicas, the pictures could be of the actual brand name product, not theirs. I was browsing the site the other day and even found a picture SheIn uses of you as the stock picture for a blue dress:

    Published 3.25.17 · Reply
  13. Stephanie said:

    Hi Kate! I loved this video! It was so informative and helpful, so much so that I went straight to to shop. While I was on the website I came across a dress listing with one of your pictures on it! I can’t believe Shein would steal your pictures! I have included the link in case you want to pursue it further.

    Published 3.26.17 · Reply
  14. Emily said:

    Thanks for making this video, Kate! I’ve been wondering about SheIn (those pesky Facebook ads always tempt me) but have been so hesitant to try. After your pretty positive review, I may dip my toe in the water!

    Published 3.27.17 · Reply
  15. Mariah said:

    I loved this video! I have a hard time with SheIn and their one size fits all clothing. It’s helpful when a piece has a gallery though!

    Published 3.27.17 · Reply
  16. sweetface said:

    Are their items shipped from the US or China or?? I do not want to order from a website that does not even mention where the clothes are shipped from or whether you will have to deal with a customs charge or similar after you receive the items. Very confusing.

    Published 3.28.17 · Reply
  17. Cassie said:

    Thanks so much for the video, Kate! I have been debating SheIn for so long now. I have had friends say it took around 2 months for their orders to be delivered, do you know around how long it took for your order?

    Published 3.28.17 · Reply
  18. hannah said:

    i love lone star southern

    Published 5.29.17 · Reply
  19. Mimi said:

    SHEIN has an “F” rating from the BBB, that’s all i need. There are plenty of other places to shop.

    Published 6.22.17 · Reply
  20. Daelynne said:

    I absolutely love SheIn!! I just put almost $300 towards a shopping cart on it and I’m so excited to get everything. I only order things that have reviews and pictures and have yet to be disappointed.

    Published 7.12.17 · Reply
  21. Tilda said:

    I ordered from Shein twice The first time every piece was sized wrong could not go past my head. So I gave all 12 items to my grand daughter who is petite small. Then I gave them a second chance I ordered again. A light blue top was ordered again This time in extra large and I am a medium everywhere else. The light blue top had a second sticker placed over an existing sticker
    That said XL it did not go past my head. I checked the site inside the shirt and it said M for medium. They don’t stitch well. The cut is small. They don’t realize that an educated consumer is their best customer. They have no courtesy follow up when you send in a comment which clearly states they don’t care. Looks great on electronics but very dissapointing. Hope this helps

    Published 9.17.17 · Reply
  22. Love your video! it is very nice.

    Published 9.6.18 · Reply
  23. I like your creativity and freshness, it’s great for my journey of seeking and learning knowledge. Thank you very much.

    Published 4.14.24 · Reply