OOTD | Clouded with Newchic

Friday, 18 March 2016

Bash Harry Bruneian Beauty, Fashion Lifestyle BloggerBash Harry Bruneian Beauty, Fashion Lifestyle Blogger

N O T H I N G   I S   E V E R   B L A C K   A N D   W H I T E


Everything shades itself in dull grey than pitch black or pure white. Thoughts are complicated, tangled in a circumscribe mind. Our black and white ideas battles itself into a quiver of clouds left unsatisfied. So we end our thoughts with half-ended summaries to explain.

This realization unfolded when my package from NewChic* arrived. And reminded me why life is so grey.

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NewChic contacted me early this year to provide a review for their products. Curious with their sudden explosion into the online shopping scene, I googled them. As any sane person would do. A relatively new company, founded in 2015, that aims to 'offer the best products with our best service and support.'

Yeah, sure. Let's see how that goes.

With these beautiful Black Platform Boots* and a White Long-Sleeved Maxi Dress* in my cart, I sent out my order. Which took almost two months to arrive. Not as bad as Sammy Dress but still. With the long waiting period, and disappointing dalliances with other online stores, I expected the products to be haphazardly. Set with the grim thought that these products would be thrown away after two uses.

I was only half-right.

The platform boots arrived first, then the dress a few weeks later. I ripped the boots out of its plastic cage in the car, then screamed into my mother's ear. They were Jeffrey Campbell dupes that I longed for since I was a mere babe. Hyperbolic-speaking. Well-made and sturdy, despite the plastic heel. It exceeded my expectations.

The dress, however, met my low expectations. Made with cheap translucent fabric, that wrinkles no matter how often ironed, steamed and pressed. Threads hanged at odd places and the belt that came with it proved to be flimsy and stained.

Oh, it's Sammy Dress all over again.

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S H A W L : Mumtaz Collections  |   S H I R T : Uniqlo   |     J E A N S : Something Borrowed
M A X I   D R E S S : NewChic   |   B O O T S   :   NewChic

I love the boots but not the dress, which brings me to why my recommendation is clouded.

In general, I am satisfied with the pieces but not necessarily with NewChic. There are many stores like Newchic, tantamount to each other. With the same pieces with the same prices at the same shipping rates. NewChic is not unique.

If you do want to buy from NewChic, then go ahead. Just be wary.

So have you tried out Newchic? What do you think?

*Products Received For Review 


  1. Most of these stores tend to produce their products from cheap materials, but sometimes you can actually end up with a great find; just like your boots - they are gorgeous!

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  2. Actually the second review on NewChic I am reading today that isn't that convincing.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. Those boots are lovely! To be honest, that's why I avoid shops like this - I'd have the luck that either my products wouldn't arrive at all, or that I'd buy things that were terrible quality :(

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  4. I just received my items from newchic. Will put up a review soon. I love the boots tho.

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  5. I've seen Newchick ads EVERYWHERE, but I do have to say those boots are hella hot. I've got a pair from Ralph Lauren which are similar, but the heel is so thin I feel like I'm going to break my ankles when I walk :(
    Would you say the shoes were true to size? It's a shame the dress wasn't great, but I guess with online stuff like this you never know what to expect until it shows up at your door.
    Thank you for your honest review, once again!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  6. I've not tried newchic, I have however seen these gorgeous dresses on a korean website, and I want to order them so bad because they're such unique pieces, but they've received the same complaints all of these types of companies get on their facebook page, so I let it go!


  7. I haven't but Bash you look so beautiful :)

    Meme xx

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  8. amazing post dear :)
    have a nice weekend! :)


  9. I love both pair of shoes that I got from NewChic but have read really terrible reviews about the clothes! And yay to you scoring the boots, they look amazing on you!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  10. Oh my God, you're so beautiful! <3<3<3

  11. I have tried a lot of similar sites and the result is usually same: low prices and average/okay-ish products. Though they are pretty convenient when I'm on low budget. I haven't tried NewChic before (the name is pretty similar to Chic Wish), I might do.

    You look super smart *heart-eyed emojizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*

    Noor | Noor's Place

  12. You always look so stunning, Bash.
    Love, Fads

  13. Looking good hun! Those boots are stunning, so pretty and you! I have a pair similar from H&M and I love them!
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  14. The boots are so amazing! I hope to get my hands on something similar too! As for the dress, it looks good on you, but the material sounds disappointing. Loved how you tied this post. xx

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  15. loving the shoes! you look gorgeous x


  16. Really lovely honest review - you look amazing despite your haphazard experience with NewChic, those boots are beaut <3

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  17. Those shoes are awesome! Another gorgoeus outfit x

  18. Just goes to show you can't love everything you end up buying on line. I've never head of New chic before although I do love the look of those boots! http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

  19. Hey! You look awesome girI love those minimal colours. Sorry I haven't been so active on your blog lately - I've been super busy. A friend and I created an app called Watcher, it's a safety app for people who are afraid to walk home alone at night. Through some terrible experiences of my own (http://danikamaia.com/watcher-safety-app) I've learned you can never be too cautious and I'm super excited to share this new project! If you've every been scared walking home alone at night, I'd love if you could help me in spreading the word about Watcher so we can build a community of people looking out for each other.


  20. I've seen a few things floating around about NewChic, and most of the reviews have left me with raised eyebrows as they seemed a bit too generic - as in they did not want to outright say they were disappointed. I like that you hit us with the truth straight away. With other sites out there similar to this one, I'll skip it. You make the pieces look lovely, regardless of the quality. (Also, is there a tutorial for this makeup look? Did I overlook it?!)


  21. The boots are amazing, I need them!!

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  22. Can I just say before I say anything that your layout is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen?!

    It's clear your taste in style is so awesome! Those boots are super cute. Are they suede? I always get worried that they'll die in the rain :/

    With Love, Fatema | creativeinthearts.blogspot.co.uk

  23. Shame that you had such a mixed experience with them! I'm always wary about buying white things online as you never know how sheer they would be....I love how you've styled the dress more like a cardigan though, it's a really nice look and those boots are fabulous with your jeans! :)

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  24. I totally forgot about my love for Jeffery Campbell boots till you posted this! The shoes are gorgeous. It's a shame about the dress again but I like your truthful reviews!

    Rai | utterardour.blogspot.com

  25. You look beautiful!!!
    Have a wonderful week!

    xx Girl in the Bunny Ears

  26. I've seen a lot of bloggers talking about Newchic lately. I really appreciate your honest review. I have to say though, those boots look amazing on you! I love the style.


  27. Love this outfit, such a shame about the quality of the dress though! Awesome boots though x

    Summer, The Twins Wardrobe

  28. You look beautiful. I find clothes like this, cheap and from those kind of stores, look ok in photos, but I would not wear them in real life. To me this looks beautiful in the photos but I have had clothes like that too where you wish they were as nice in the flesh.

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

  29. I've seen many mixed reviews like yours about Newchic. At least the boots worked out for you. The dress does sound like a bit of a nightmare but it looks pretty good in these photos. I definitely think life tends to be more shades of grey rather than black and white which is often the two extremes.

  30. I'm always wary of the quality of items from websites like NewChic. Once during midterm week, I impulsively bought some things from SheInside, but I probably wouldn't do that again, with any of those websites. Nevertheless, you make both of those items look great! The third-to-last photo is so dramatic :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  31. You look beautiful dear !


  32. I've never shopped from NewChic before but there are always going to be stores like that, selling cheap trendy products. Sometimes, you can find really nice gems and other times, it's a waste of money. It's a hit or miss situation!

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  33. Beautiful outfit. Love the cardigan and the boots!


  34. That waiting time is insane, hon. Kudos to you for being so amazingly patient. But then again, what can you do if that's the case. I love your honestly and always truthful opinions and reviews. When I saw this outfit, I knew right away I loved the boots! Shame about the dress - it is definitely not my cup of tea and it's a shame it is such poor quality. On a positive note & conclusion: woot woot for those booties :D
    xox Nadia
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  35. Gorgeous outfit. x


  36. You're so pretty! Beautiful pictures.

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

  37. You look absolutely stunning! I love those shoes, too.

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  38. Love the contrast of the top and the pants...<3
    Idk why but I really love your jeans! it's so cool.


  39. You look so beautiful, love your outfit !


  40. You are an angel! Love the pop of the red lipstick!

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  41. Really really pretty, love the way that dress flows and I really like those boots!

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