OOTD | Venetian with Sammydress

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Brunei Blogger discusses Sammy Dress in review

I ' V E   A L W A Y S   W A N T E D   T O   B E   V E N E T I A N

A grand Venetian in love with art, and passion and wonder. Instead, I am Bruneian in love with the illusions of Venice. Though we may have the Venice of The East in our Water Village, I yearn Venice herself.

Sammy Dress* has helped me achieve that dream. To an extent. With this glorious skirt, it inspired me to fashion an outfit based on Venice. The skirt is perfect. Sammy Dress itself?


Brunei Blogger discusses Sammy Dress in review
Brunei Blogger discusses Sammy Dress in review
Brunei Blogger discusses Sammy Dress in review
Brunei Blogger discusses Sammy Dress in review

Sammy Dress is a Chinese Wholesale store. Popular I'm assuming with its clothes seen around many Instagram stores.

In December, Sammy Dress contacted me to provide a review in exchange for some pieces. Though hesitant as first, my friend convinced me when we saw this gorgeous skirt with a print of The Floating City. Along with a white jacket, we set off the order.

That took three months to arrive.

It was a miracle when it finally arrived. Picking it up and putting it on immediately. There were problems from the start. The skirt was too large despite ordering a S, so my mother had to hem it. That was an easy fix to a skirt worth the value. The bold flared knee-length skirt has become one of my favourite pieces.

But the jacket. Oh no, the jacket. Well, that was atrocious. Fashioning itself more like a cardigan and over-sized in the worst places. I couldn't wear without wrinkling the fabric and looking sad. Because wearing it made me sad. Not only that, it's cheaply made, with a button hole too small and stained yellow for some reason. I intend to keep it but will have to go under heavy transformation.

Brunei Blogger discusses Sammy Dress in review
Brunei Blogger discusses Sammy Dress in reviewBrunei Blogger discusses Sammy Dress in review

S H A W L   :   Hijabsandheels   |   J A C K E T   :   Sammy Dress   |  S H I R T   :  (similar)
S K I R T   :   Sammy Dress   |   S T O C K I N G S   :   (similar) 
S H O E S   :   Summit   |   C L U T C H   :   Kate Spade

Would I recommend Sammy Dress?

No.  No, I would not.

Though I'm grateful Sammy Dress provided me with these items, it wouldn't be right to promote them. It looks great like chocolate cake, it doesn't taste quite as nice. I found it difficult to ship orders for clothes with below average quality. That does not include the price of shipping either. There is no free shipping and prices are determined by weight. Hence, it can make $15 worth of clothes cost you $40 in total.

It's disappointing to say Sammy Dress is not worth the money but it is the truth.

Have you tried Sammy Dress? What do you think?

*Products received for Review


  1. I am crazy about the skirt Bash!! The colours look great
    Beauty Candy Loves

  2. I think that the outfit still looks lovely on you, but then again you always look drop dead gorgeous no matter what. :) x Shame that the quality didn't live up to your expectations, plus three months to arrive is a little ridiculous, even if it's from abroad... Definietly appreciate your honest review, darling! x

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  3. You are so beautiful. Very beautiful combination. Especially I love your skirt... kisses


  4. I appreciate your complete honesty! There's so many other people that would have said 'oh yes I loved them' simply because it was offered for free. Thank you for staying true to yourself, and us! It's a shame that the quality wasn't fabulous and I always find the problem with cheap clothing is that the shipping makes up for whatever you think you're saving!
    The skirt looks lovely once it's hemmed :)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  5. What a shame about the place! The skirt is stunning, I really do love that! You look so amazing!
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  6. Love everything about this outfit.

  7. Aw, it's too bad you had so many problems with this store! The skirt is adorable, but it's hard to not be able to expect when you made an order. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out something to do with the jacket :)

    Venice is on my list of places to see as well - as my friend keeps telling me 'It's sinking! It won't be there forever!'. I'm always really curious about what you can find at the bottom of the canals - centuries of people dropping, throwing, losing things into the water!


  8. Oh it's a shame that the brand wasn't good. I know what you mean because I've colaborated with other brands and when they take so long to arrive it means something is not right. But I love that you told the truth about it, other people just said that's perfect and an amazing brand when it's not. So thanks for that! Although it was a bad experience I think you look really beautiful :)


  9. good review, honesty is key! good for you!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  10. You look so elegant in this outfit! The skirt is so chic!

  11. I love that skirt, such a stunning look!!x


  12. I've never tried them, but it's a shame the service and quality wasn't fantastic :( That skirt is ever so gorgeous though!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  13. It's such a shame you didn't get on with the clothes! That skirt could be such a beautiful piece!

  14. Great post! Have a nice week!


  15. Thank you for your honest review, Bash and personally I also don't like sites which has hidden shipping fees and you find out about this when you want to pay for your order!
    PS: Anyway, this skirt is great :)


  16. Gosh I love that skirt so much!! Thank you for your comment on my blog! I am loving your style *_*

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  17. you are just the cutest and that skirt is so stunning!!

    Kierra | lavishingg.net

  18. The skirt is cute but I love everything about this look! I also love sammydress <3


  19. You look so fab as usual! I have a thing for pretty cities and Venice is obviously on the list! (Brunei is on my list too I WANT TO MEET YOU) It's shame that their service is sooo bad. I'm so proud of you for the most honest review, THANKS A LOT! And holy crap the shipping is crazy!

    Not Your Type Blog

  20. You look amazing. Did I mention you look amazing? You look amazing.

    It sucks the service was so poor because that skirt is incredible. There's something about printed pieces that's so loud and wonderful, and it really does look amazing. Really. Okay I'll stop now.



  21. Thank you so much for an honest review and at least your mum managed to save the skirt for you! And holy crap, three months to arrive?! No thanks.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  22. I love this skirt so much- it looks great paired with the clutch too. Shame about the site though! x


  23. The skirt looks beautiful on you dear :) Sorry to hear about the other pieces! x


  24. That skirt is gorgeous!


  25. Fabulous skirt, with amazing print! You look so classy!
    Thanks for your honest opinion about Sammydress, I haven't bought there so this is useful review for me:)


  26. you're so beautiful! <3 love this dress xx

  27. You're absolutely beautiful. Love ur skirt. Lovely post, thank you for sharing this with us. Whenever you have time visit me at: www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk !! Have a lovely week. xXx

  28. Such a beautiful skirt! It's a shame the clothes weren't of high quality the way you had hoped for! x


  29. Lovely outfit! I love that skirt so much. I also love the way you pair modesty with vibrant patters and fabrics.

    Grace x
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  30. The skirt looks stunning.
    The print is vibrant and you styled it very chic.

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  31. i love the skirt! the painting looks so dreamy. and the flare cut looks beautiful. it's sad that it doesn't worth all the wait and price :( kudos for writing such honest opinion. i hope sammydress would receive it well.

  32. Lovely!


  33. I love how honest you've been about the company. The print of the skirt is so beautiful and your mother has done a fabulous job of adjusting it to fit you :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  34. Woah, you look amazing here Bash. As always.
    Love, Fads

  35. I must say despite all the trouble you had, you look stunning in the outfit and you have styled it really well!

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    Deepti xx

  36. You look stunning! I am obsessed with this whole look, that skirt is amazing. I like how you wrote an honest review! I've ordered from other wholesale websites and found that they're almost never worth it. The clothes are very cheap for a reason. At least you look gorgeous in the clothes though, and after the alterations your skirt seems perfect!


  37. Wow girl, I admire your honesty in this review. Well the skirt does look stunning and I love the pattern going on. Not to mention your clutch adds a nice touch. I love your conservative style by the way.
    Princess Audu

  38. Pretty skirt! Sorry to hear about all of the issues you had with the company. Thanks for such an honest review!


  39. You are so gorgeous! love the skirt!


  40. Aww to bad it didn't work out quite that well.. but I think it looks really lovely on you :) And I think that your love of Venice is absolutely justified.. I've been there and it's absolutely amazing... as is the whole Italy :) Hope you get a chance to go there :))


  41. What a lovely skirt! And the pop-art clutch bag is so cool.

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  42. what a gorgeous skirt!! :D

    Happy March!
    Animated Confessions

  43. Beautiful skirt and super cute bag.

    XoXo Noma

  44. You look so elegant, dear! The skirt is amazing, love it :)

    xoxo ❤
    Melania | modeintechnicolor.blogspot.com

  45. It is indeed a gorgeous skirt, but I admire your honesty about the experience with the brand under sponsorship xx


  46. I love the skirt, but it's unfortunate to hear that you had so many problems, as I'm also a size S...thank you for your truthful review - I can't wait to see what you do with the jacket :)

    Pop over to my blog :)


  47. This is an amazing outfit! I love your skirt ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  48. you wear these items well! I would have never guessed you had problems with them-- judging by how fabulous you look.

    I have worked with them before. When I usually get clothes from "cheap wholesale sites" my trick is to try to get clothes that are fool-proof. like for an example a plain black tank top, reason being because they is no way they can mess that up lol.

    yeah I personally do have mixed feelings with sites that that. At least as bloggers we can use our influence to warn our readers and let them know about our honest experiences <3


  49. Love how you did this post girl. Very honest but you still made the clothes work. Nicely done! Its really too bad about the jacket/cardigan/thing. Lol but you made the skirt look gorgeous!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  50. this skirt is stunning and so unique! love the post =o)


  51. Love the look. The graphic skirt is so pretty. Love it !


  52. hey bash <3 omg you're such an inspirational for me and the graphic skirt is really cute. loving your post :*


  53. Love this! Great post babe x


  54. What a beautiful skirt with such a special design on it. You've style it up so well, you are looking amazing x

    Beauty with charm

  55. Beautiful outfit! It's very fresh and light...great for Spring!

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  56. I know this post is primarily about your dress but I can't help but luster over your clutch bag. It is so unique and eye-catching. xx
    Rivania | The Glam Unicorn

  57. I have that skirt as well and I absolutely love it! Look really good on you. Eva

  58. The skirt is an art. Love it. Great styling!!

    Tega Enai

  59. lovely skirt hun

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  61. Now this is my kind of review! Very raw and honest. Thanks and I do appreciate your honesty. Having said that, the skirt is beautiful and you look gorgeous. :)


  62. Oh dearrr...But I do agree that online wholesalers doesn't make good products. My press sample is on the way and not goona lie, a little afraid to see how it turns out to be. Thank you for sharing Bash :)

    p/s We are taking on the '5 Piece French Wardrobe Challenge'. Insane idea to begin with but do stop by our latest post and let us know what you think!

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  63. This is a gorgeous outfit!

    Sheena Sreekeessoon

  64. This skirt is absolutely wonderful, so so striking. It's great to hear your honesty as well, really refreshing. I've only just discovered your blog today but i'll be sticking around!!


  65. I love, love, love the skirt! But I totally agree with you there is no point in getting something which has below average quality :(

  66. That skirt is gorgeous, but there is no way I would buy from them. I've been offered free clothes from similar companies before, but I always turn down anything that looks too cheap as I fear something like this would be the result. But really though, the colors on the skirt are beautiful.