Monday, 24 October 2011
a very merry unbirthday to me..
anyone who has read a handful of my outfit posts, or has been in my wardrobe room, will know that i'm a total sucker for anything with a quirky print..so when the lovely folks at very contacted me to ask if i would like to review an item from their site, i knew what i wanted - this dog print playsuit has been on my wishlist for a long while, so i jumped at the chance to add it to the quirky print section of my wardrobes..
i've got to admit i've not done very much shopping from the very site in the past, but i do like to browse, and am particularly fond of their 'celebrity' collections..i like the contrasts between the Fearne and Holly clothing; Fearne items being more rock-and-ready than Holly's more feminine, mad-men inspired dresses..but my favourite collaboration collection of them all has to be DeeVee by Diana Vickers, which always seems to be full of pretty prints with a quirky twist, and cute knits with fur trims and sequins to give a bit of added pizazz..
as i hadn't shopped from the range before, i was a little wary about the sizing, and deliberated over which size i ought to go for..but i took heed of the advice given on the page by those who had bought and reviewed the item (something which i think more websites are beginning to offer, which i think is definitely a good thing, and i do pay attention to them, as well as adding my own!) and ordered my usual size, rather than sizing up (which i often do with a playsuit / jumpsuit, as i have a bit of a complex about the size of my bum / tum / thighs)..i was a little worried when it arrived that i wouldn't fit into it, but i needn't have been, the cut is great, and it's totally true to size so i'm glad i didn't size up..
as well as the print (of course), i really like the cut and quality of the playsuit - the inside is all lined with cream satin, which i think adds a bit of a luxe feel to it, and means there are no worries about the fact that it's a pale colour and coule be see-through..it's not at all, which i was suprised and pleased about..the net at the top of the back of the playsuit adds a little something to the garment as well in my opinion..the front is cut to a fairly high neckline, so i think the section at the back is there to lend the playsuit a bit of a 'partywear' feel..
i found it quite easy to wear, and very comfortable..as it was a chilly day by the beach, i added a pair of thick woolen tights which i thought would pick out the plum accents of the dog print, and then threw on a chunky knit cardigan over the top for warmth..
i'm really happy with this piece and would recommend both the service and the quality of the product to anyone looking for something a little bit different from that which you can get on the high street..