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Taobao Haul #01 + Review

It's my first time shopping on Taobao and I should have started doing this earlier! I found many items which I bought on blogshops there but at a cheaper price! The shipping time and scrolling through the countless number of products could be tedious but it's worth it. My first Taobao haul took about 3 weeks(air shipment) to reach. I ordered through a livejournal site so it took quite sometime to reach and the shipping charges are higher than expected.
Here are my items :D

I didn't manage to try out all the items but here are the four items I tried:
1. Studded Collar Shirt
2. Red Skater Skirt
3. Black Bag
4. Black Heels
(Ignore my face & black tube, too excited to try them on. Lol.)
(Just for your info: UK4/6)

Detailed Reviews for each item:
Studded Collar Shirt
When I received this, I noticed a slight stain on the internal area; the seller should have done a more thorough check and do an exchange for me, luckily it wasn't that obvious. The material is thin and sheer as you can see in the above photos but it can be easily be solved by wearing a tube or spag on the inside. Overall, I like this top as the studs are not the type where they stick on and it's secured nicely so I don't have to worry about them falling off after washing it :)

Red Skater Skirt
I've always wanted a red skirt as my wardrobe as its usually filled with black ones and it seems rather boring after awhile. The material of the skirt is made of nylon which is light and has a elastic band at the back which gives a great fit. The length is just nice too!
*The link I bought it from is not removed already, attached another link with similar skirt+good seller ratings!

Black Bag
I love this bag! The material of the bag is great, sturdy and comes with an additional strap for sling, but doesn't fit A4 size. Another thing is that there're stains on the buckle areas which can't be removed; I'm glad it isn't that obvious from far.

Black Heels & Red Heels
The heel heights are freakishly high, about 5-6 inches. I'm only keeping the black one as I have trouble walking in the red one though the heel is thicker. The quality is not bad and comfort level is acceptable too, only tried wearing it around the house so far. In addition, the size is quite accurate, fits me well. I wear size 39/40 depending on the cutting and I bought size 39 for this.
I'm considered tall among my peers so I don't have much chances of wearing it. I just love heels, they look so much better than flats, don't you agree?
*Quick update: I can't balance well in the black heels. This would be great for those who wear heels often, not recommend for those who wears it once in a while for special events, etc.

In summary, I'm happy with my purchases, the items are considered cheap but the agent fees combined with shipping is quite high so it's better to google and try out different agents before settling on one that provides the best value for you. I'll be conducting spree so do order together with me so we can save on shipping!  Plus, I will be doing a tutorial on how to shop on Taobao by the end of May, so do keep a lookout for it! :) 


  1. Wah everything looks so cute on you!
    What taobao shops did you buy from?

  2. Does the black heel fit true to size?

  3. Thanks! I've included the links above:)

    And the heels fit true to size :)


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