BooHoo Gingham Floral Shorts Review

BooHoo Gingham Floral Shorts Review and Try On

Check out how awesome these floral shorts look on! They look even better in person too, the camera doesn’t do them justice in my honest opinion.

I wanted something current and new for the summer, beach days being one thing I regularly undertake. Here I am at a beach, wearing said shorts, with my accompanying choice of white tee with Dragonflies on, staying within a nature theme (tee from Primark). Sadly it wasn’t quite warm enough to wear them with bare legs, and I feel the black leggings make them stand out anyway against the sand.


My Overall Review Scores for these Shorts are;

Value for Money 5/5
Fit To Size 5/5
Comfort 5/5
Detailing 5/5
Durability 5/5
Appearance 5/5


At just £10.00 these shorts are a real bargain this summer. Whether you are going on holiday or you just want some new beach wear for SS17. I recommend these beautiful shorts for several reasons. The first is that the price is excellent for the quality of the fabric, they are in no way see through, and are thick and soft to touch. They sit at the waist and are great for small girls like me, because they make your legs look longer!

I’m so pleased that I purchased these gorgeous summer shorts. They fitted to size and the material is great, comfortable and washes and wears well. The details are also excellent, the gingham is so on trend right now which I love, and to combine that style with summer florals is just a winner in my eyes. Both for my wardrobe and for my style.

Here is the link to the shorts on the BooHoo website for those who want to take a closer look.

Thank you for reading this review today, I hope you will visit Severn Wishes blog again soon for another Fashion post. Until then, happy shopping!

 Sabrina 

A special thank you to my partner in crime, my best friend, Megan, for taking the photographs of me at the beach.

Dorothy Perkins Summer Hauls

Dorothy Perkins Summer Hauls

As most of you will know I adore Dorothy Perkins clothing and fashion ranges. I have been to several DP stores recently, including when I went to London I visited Oxford St.

So what did I get I can hear you ask! Well a huge haul is about to be exposed right her on my blog including Skinny Jeans and Tee’s!

I’m going to show you all a ‘try on’ image and any important or relevant details I wish to share. I will review the items individually, unless otherwise stated. And the link to the items (if still available to buy online) will be situated in the title of each of the pieces.

Item 1. Blue Floral Print Curve Hem T-Shirt

T-Shirt Details
Materials: Viscose 96% and Elastane 4%

My final Review for this Blue Striped Top is;

Quality 4/5

Value for Money 4/5
Appearance 5/5
Comfort 5/5

Quality; The quality is very good, the print is particularly nice on this top, although it’s a little bit thin, you would need to coordinate your choice of underwear. It would definitely need to be ironed as well after washing.
Value for Money; I purchased some of my items during a 30% off certain items in store week. However this t-shirts was still a very good price to begin with, for the quality.
Appearance; Both stylish and on trend, stripes are back in this summer and I adore the combination of the floral and striped design.
Comfort; This T-Shirt is soft and comfortable to wear. It fits very well around my shoulders, and I think the curve hem is very flattering even on someone slim like myself.

Item 2. Lilac And Pink Curve Hem T-Shirt

T-Shirt Details
Materials: Viscose 96% and Elastane 4%

My final Review for this Striped Top is;

Quality 4/5

Value for Money 4/5
Appearance 4/5
Comfort 5/5

Quality; The quality is very good, the print is particularly nice on this top, although it’s a little bit thin, you would need to coordinate your choice of underwear. It would definitely need to be ironed as well after washing.
Value for Money; I purchased some of my items during a 30% off certain items in store week. However this t-shirts was still a very good price to begin with, for the quality.
Appearance; Both stylish and on trend, stripes are back in this summer and I adore the combination of the floral and striped design.
Comfort; This T-Shirt is soft and comfortable. It fits very well around my shoulders.

Item 3. Yellow Crochet Circle Trim T-Shirt


T-Shirt Details

Materials: Cotton 100%

My final Review for this Crochet Trim Top is;

Quality 5/5

Value for Money 4/5
Appearance 5/5
Comfort 5/5

Quality; This top is a good thickness, you would be able to wear it throughout the year. It washed well and after a cool iron (not on the trim) it was looking fabulous again.
Value for Money; I purchased some of my items during a 30% off certain items in store week. However this t-shirts was still a very good price to begin with, for the quality. This particular top was bought when it was on sale, and now most places only have the Navy or White variations left in stock – both fabulous tee’s though.
Appearance; I love wearing this top, it’s circle hem is a wonderful addition, and it’s details are flattering and fashionable. It’s not scratchy on the skin, it’s very well made.
Comfort; This T-Shirt is excellently soft and comfortable. It fits perfectly to my size, and I found the shape of it flattering to my figure.

Item 4. Navy Daisy Print T-Shirt

T-Shirt Details
Materials: Cotton 100%

My final Review for this Daisy Top is;

Quality 5/5

Value for Money 5/5
Appearance 5/5
Comfort 5/5

Quality; The quality is excellent and the print is really beautiful. Would you believe me if I told you this T-Shirt was only £7.00?! The thickness of the material is good and because the print is all over it’s unnecessary to wear lots of accessory with it.
Value for Money; This T-Shirt was definitely my best buy for the price. The Price versus the Quality makes it fabulous!
Appearance; Floral patterns are on trend right now for the summer, which seems obvious but DP have made this tee affordable and fashionable which is awesome for everyone. It’s appearance is excellent because the design pattern goes the entire way through the material. The neckline is nice and high up and the navy blue base colour allows the tee to be paired with a variety of jeans.
Comfort; This T-Shirt is soft and comfortable. It fits very well around my shoulders. I also liked the length of the sleeves, long enough but not at all tight. The T-Shirt length is also very good, the size was true to fit.

Items 5 through to 8. Eden Skinny Jeans (As Seen In All Of This Posts Images)

Eden Jeans Purchased in Denim Blue, Stone, Dark Blue, Green and Grey.

Eden Jeans Details
Materials: 76% Cotton, 22% Polyester, 2% Elastane.

My final Review for all my latest Eden Jeans purchases is;

Quality 5/5

Value for Money 5/5
Appearance 5/5
Comfort 5/5

Quality; I have always loved the quality of DP Eden Jeans. They are designed as pull on and off so are very convenient, but not only that they fit well around the buttocks and waist. I find them flattering to wear and the soft material means they are comfortable.
Value for Money; I purchased some of my items during a 30% off in store during that week I visited. These Eden jeans are usually priced between £16.00 and £22.00, but the colours are often on sale at the end of each season. I picked up several items this past month, varying colours, in fact below I will include an image of all my current Eden trousers. I also got 3 pairs in the sale, 2 were £12 and one was £10. Bargains!!!
Appearance; I adore the look of these jeans, they are comfortable which gives me confidence when I wear them, and with the range of colours, there is one for every mood and occasion. The fit is excellent and because they do a range of sizes. Short Leg, Regular Leg and Long Leg, as well as Petite and Standard and Tall versions.
Comfort; Pull On and Off, what more is there to say. The jeans are flattering and most of them are medium waisted. The skinny aspect of the jeans is comfortable because the material is so soft.

Here is also an image of all the Eden Jeans that I have bought over the past eighteen months. Dorothy Perkins have an incredible range and with every season new colours come out. I should just set up a standing order to receive the latest one in my size!

Overview

Thank you very much for reading this review, I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my thoughts about my new fashion purchases with you all. I hope you liked the reviews and photographs of my try on’s. If you have any questions please leave me a comment.

Thank you for reading this blog post today.

✩ Sabrina 

BooHoo MCR Charity Tee – The Bee Tee

BooHoo MCR Charity Tee – Bee Tee

As many of you will know, the United Kingdom has been through some very difficult times of recent, with terror attacks rocking our country. Like many other people I was lucky to not be directly affected, but still mourning the loss of my fellow Britain’s. And as a whole country, we looked at ways in which we could help those still in need.

I regularly donate to charities, and I wanted to do my bit this time but was unsure how. But then I saw that BooHoo were going to do a range of t-shirts. They wanted to raise funds for the victims of the terror attack that occurred in Manchester at the Ariana Grande concert.

As soon as my size was available I ordered, knowing that BooHoo were donating 100% of the profits from each of the items sold direct to the MCR emergency fund. This pleased me because I knew the money would go directly to its cause.

I chose the Bee Tee one. My reasons behind that were for two things in particular and I do love going to Manchester. It was a city I visited regularly growing up and my husband and I had our first date there as well, so it holds a special place in my heart. The other reason is because long before I was a blogger, I classed myself as a nature photographer. I adore nature and making images of it, and Bee’s are something I macro a lot during the warmer months.


When the top arrived I was pleasantly surprised by its quality, this wasn’t just something that was mass produced in order to make the money quickly. BooHoo has chosen good quality fabric and the print was straight and correctly applied. This is the whole reason that I am reviewing this item, not only are you helping a great cause by purchasing, but you’re also getting a wonderful item to wear yourself.

It was a brilliant white colour and the Manchester Bee really stands out. This t-shirt is made from 100% Cotton, which is why it’s so nice to wear. The fit was good, I chose a Small, and was happy I did. As you will see in my images below, it fitted well to my size in both shoulders and length.

(Excuse my no makeup look – fresh home from work and I just had to try it on! Which is why it was creased too ha ha!)

My Overall Review Scores

Value for Money 5/5
Fit To Size 5/5
Comfort 5/5
Detailing 5/5
Durability 5/5
Appearance 5/5

I have washed and worn the tee, and although it does crease easily a cool iron is all that is needed to bring this tee back to looking great. It is extremely comfortable and also has a good length as well. It looks perfect with coloured jeans.


I’m so pleased that I not only decided to buy this top but also to help BooHoo raise some money for MCR. What better way to help victims of something so awful, but still end up with an item to remind you of how strong we can be when we support each other and stand together.

So thank you BooHoo, for this opportunity to help, I will treasure my Bee Tee.

Thank you for reading this review today, below you will find the links to the BooHoo website and the tops still available if you wish to help the charity yourself.

 Sabrina 

BooHoo Charity Tops

May 2017 Treatbox Reveal


Hello and Welcome to the May 2017 Treatbox Reveal.

Happy May Day to you all! Most of us have received our boxes early due to the United Kingdom having a Bank Holiday today, so I’m very happy to be bringing you this post on the first day of the new month.

As always if you would prefer to watch my unboxing video over on my channel then I will include a link to it after my reveal.

This month was a pretty lilac tissue paper inside with a sticker that read ‘made just for you’. The Calendar print has May with beautiful feathers all around it, I see a theme appearing here. On the back is the usual description of the types of items we can find inside. I don’t tend to dwell on this too much, although an interesting read afterwards, I’m eager to see what is inside my actual box.

For the May Treatbox theme we have feathers and relaxation. Positive energy and inspiration are at the forefronts of the box with postcards and bath salts. A beautiful scarf (which I am very thankful of because it is still cold here at the moment) and a quote plaque. Stickers for being creative and a gorgeous print showcasing the talent of a UK illustrator. This is the May Treatbox.

Here is the full list of items available, and remember there are always variations in the types and the colours, so that everyone gets a slightly different combination inside their box… There are 8 main items in this Treatbox, however if you’re counting the Postcards individually we actually received 18 items this time…

Calendar Print for May with Feathers details
‘Home’ Black and White Print by Simona Matuozzo
Gold Plated Moon and Stars Necklace
10 Mini Postcards with Quotes and Inspiring Sayings
Scarf – Grey Feathers
Stickers – Set of 24
Coopers Apothecary – Vanilla Rose 100% Natural Bath Salts
Home Accessory – Glass Hanging Plaque – Black Border ‘Love the Life you Live, Live the Life you Love.’

Here are more detailed images of all of the items contained within my box this month.

This beautifully detailed print is designed and drawn by Simona Matuozzo an illustrator based in Birmingham. She creates bespoke both hand drawn with ink and also digital illustrations. Her work is often highly detailed, and as with the print we have in our boxes this month, you can see from my macro photograph just how intricate the drawings are.

Here are the details of the Feathers on the Scarf.

Made by Coopers, these bath salts are 100% natural, made with Organic ingredients and no artificial fragrances, with 100 grams of salts to help relax you.


My Favourites

My favourite items from this months box have to be the beautiful feather scarf, the home print and the stickers. I love scarves and as for the craft items, love them!
I don’t currently have somewhere I can hang the plaque but I will be holding on to it for when I can use it, I think the quote is lovely and rather true to life.

This box has been well thought out and I’m very glad that it was filled with positivity and of some items from companies that we haven’t yet seen before. I think it’s very important to support United Kingdom businesses and I love the Treatbox allows us to do that. It will be nice for me to try something made by a company I haven’t tried before, and I love that we have something to wear and keep too. Watch out for my future tweets and Instagram pictures to feature these items.

Are you thinking of ordering a TreatBox for yourself or for a gift for someone?
Then you can find Treatbox subscriptions and build your own box at their website https://treatboxuk.com/

If you aren’t sure on whether to try a TreatBox for yourself or not I would say order a one off box, and then if you’re happy with it you can always subscribe afterwards. Check out my previous posts on the Treat Boxes I have received so far, in this unique category of my website called ‘Treatbox’ especially for these box reviews and reveals – Severn Wishes – TREATBOX

Thanks for reading this months reveal today, if you have any of your own thoughts you would like to share with me or if you have purchased a box after reading one of my reviews then I would love to hear your from you, so why not leave me a comment below 🙂

Also if you have any questions about any of the items contained within this months treatbox then please get in touch I am more than happy to answer them if I can.

Until next time then Severn Wishes followers, thank you for reading this reveal post today.

Sabrina 

Oh and if you want to watch the Treatbox Reveal Video for the May Treatbox then please check out my channel here on YouTube


Links

Treatbox
Coopers

Primark Clothing, Footwear, Accessories and Stationary Haul

Primark Clothing, Footwear, Accessories and Stationary Haul in April 2017

On my most recent trip to my local Primark I found so many lovely items I just felt the need to share them all with you. As most of you will know Primark always go all out with their clothes, there’s always a huge supply of sizes and colours of tops, jeans and footwear, to name but a few.

I was after some new t-shirts for the summer (hopefully we’ll get a decent one this year) and when I came across a couple of other things I knew I just had to have them. I learnt a long time ago that if you see something you want or like, and it’s available to you, both in your budget and your situation of course, then you should purchase it. No point in going back a fortnight later hoping it will be there, because in my experience it very rarely is!

So what can I talk about first, I think I should show you my new tops, and when I say they have a range, I mean there were around one hundred different slogans and pictures and designs, so much that it took you a while to go through them all. They also have varying styles and necklines which I will go into more detail about below.

Summer T-Shirts

Here is my list of t-shirts from the images above, the prices ranged from £2.00 – £3.50.

Navy Blue Feathers – Stretchy Vest

Green Daisy Tee – Slouchy Top

Green French Quotes Butterfly / Moth Design – Crew Tee

Grey Paris and Eiffel Tower ‘J’adore Paris’ Design – Crew Tee


White with Red Stripes and Black Sketch Hearts – Crew Tee


Navy Blue and white heart symbol and ‘Kind Heart, Fierce Mind, Brave Spirit’ – Crew Tee

The details on several of these t-shirts were the reasons behind getting them. Especially the ones that have a design covering the entire piece of material. I also love anything with either French wording or something Paris related on it.

The Crew Tee style is a rounded neck which has short sleeves, they are usually true to size especially on the shoulders and arms, although there isn’t much difference in waist between a 6 and an 8. I purchased both sizes this time around.
The Slouchy Tops often have a more casual feel to them, slightly less fitted and have three quarter length sleeves, I can often wear two sizes in these as well.
And the Stretchy Vests have no sleeves but often have the higher levels of detail on them, often thicker material and they are definitely true to size.

My Overall Average Review Scores for All Tops Mentioned

Value for Money 4/5
Fit To Size 5/5
Comfort 5/5
Detailing 5/5
Durability 4/5
Appearance 5/5

Overall I am very happy with my purchases. I think if you’re between sizes it can be difficult to choose something that will suit you, but I think the range that Primark supplies is one that can usually be accessible to everyone. They don’t discriminate whatsoever and ensure they stock their exact same tops available from sizes 4 to 20 (that I have seen in my local store).

These tops always wash and wear well, and when they do eventually fade they are easily replaced with a new design, Primark never fail to have enough choices.

I look forward to using these tops in a variety of outfits this year, and they are perfect still to layer up as it gets colder in the Autumn. Keep a look out for me wearing them in my social media.

Such Pretty Shoes

Next I want to show you these incredibly great looking ballet or ballerina shoes (or as I like to call them dolly shoes). They came in a range of metallic colours but I preferred these three, aren’t they fabulous?!

As you can see the colours are vibrant, they have had improved comfort inside this year (thanks Primark!) and they have such cute details with the bows and beads on the front. The bases all have a little grip and they have small heels as well.

If that wasn’t enough to draw you in then perhaps the price will. At just £3.50 a pair! I think they are some of the best Dolly Shoes on the high street right now! (I always get mine in Primark or New Look).

Available in Silver, Gold, Space Grey (I sound like I’m giving out the iPhone colours right?) as well as Metallic Purple, Pink and Blue. They also had a Nude and a Black shiny shoe too.

So a part from looking amazing what did I like about these enough to buy them. Well, I live in this type of shoe during the summer months. They go perfectly with dresses, skirts, shorts and jeans, and these colour choices are so versatile too. Also if you’re heading away this summer, they are lightweight and almost flat, easy to slide into your suitcase.

My Review Scores

Value for Money 5/5 !!!
Fit To Size 4/5
Comfort 5/5
Detailing 4/5
Durability 5/5
Appearance 5/5

These shoes are all (in my opinion) fitted to size and are great value for money. So far they have been durable with very little wear and tear on the base, I have walked almost 10km in one pair since I got them, and a part from the usual bits that stick to the bottom of your shoes, no visible wear of the soles. They are comfortable to wear too, although easy to scuff so be aware of that and where you’ll be wearing them out to. The general appearance is very nice, the details on the Gold and Space Grey with the little beads are very sweet and grab your eye. Shame that the Silver didn’t have any too, so they loose a point for that. I really have enjoyed purchasing and testing these for review, now I just have to hope for some sunshine!

Overall I think these are great shoes, the range is excellent and I would consider getting more when these wear out or if more colours become available.
My final score for them averages at 5/5 and I can recommend you taking a look when you’re next at your local store.

Accessories

Finally on to the accessories, I bought this cute headband in the hope of doing some creative hairstyles with my curly locks on a summer afternoon, weaving the floral hair band in them. Here’s hoping, isn’t it sweet! I’m not going to any festivals this year, but this would also be perfect for that if you like that sort of thing.

Mermaid Flower Headband £2.00

Here are my scores…

Value for Money 4/5
Comfort 4/5
Detailing 4/5
Appearance 5/5

A very nice item that I would wear again, and I hope to make use of it over the summer.


Primark Stationary

I was impressed with the range of items in my local Primark this month. The range was massive but I just chose a few items, some are for me to keep and some are for upcoming giveaways I am holding. There were these gorgeously soft ‘pencil cases’ in marble, but I am using my one as a eyeliner holder. I have many pencils and to stop them getting battered by larger items in my two makeup bags I thought why not have a small case just for them. Because they are long like pencils this works brilliantly.
The marble notebook is stunning, I could use it as a background for macro photography of small review-able items as well.

The other set is a Union Jack one, I haven’t used them yet, but I love that it represents Great Britain, I am proud to be British, that is basically why I got them. They will be used as blog backgrounds in images I think.

Before I show you my detailed images, here are the prices for anyone wondering.

Marble Pencil Case / Makeup Bag – £3.00
Marble ‘A5’ Notebook – £2.50

Union Jack Flag Pencil Case (flat)  – £2.00
Union Jack Flag ‘A5’ Notebook – £2.50

✩ (Look out for my next Giveaway for a chance to win something featured in this blog post). 

Until the next time I decide to do some shopping (which let us be honest is usually once a month at somewhere or other), then thanks for reading this review post. If you have any comments or questions feel free to post them in the section below 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

✩ Sabrina ✩

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Dorothy Perkins White French Slogan Jumper Review

Dorothy Perkins White Jumper with French Slogan

This stylish jumper is built for comfort and warmth. With a pretty slogan design that makes it on trend too. The white colour can be paired with a variety of outfits and it’s slightly larger fit so it’s easy to layer on the cold Winter days.

The French ‘toi Jolie Coeur’ translates to ‘your pretty heart’ which I think is totally adorable. It’s a soft material and I love the details of the stitching, the circle is an arrow in a neverending design, with xoxo and the French words in two different fonts, its an unusual design that I fell in love with when I saw it.

Styling this Jumper
Personally I live in skinny jeans, which work well with jumpers of all sorts. This particular one has nice long sleeves which I do prefer, and even if a jumper is a little baggy like this one appears on my shape, it’s better for layering in my opinion. I would wear this piece around the house with lazy clothing or for going out I would dress it up with bootcut jeans and high heeled boots.

Jumper Details
Materials are 100% Cotton Body and 100% Polyester Stitching
Colour is White with Black Stitched Details
Neck is Round
Machine Washable

My final Review for this Jumper is;
Quality 4/5
Value for Money 3/5
Appearance 4/5
Comfort 5/5

Quality; I found the quality of this jumper to be good, it’s soft and washed well. However my only issue is that it creases very easily while being worn. Something to be aware of if ironing isn’t something you have a lot of time for. Once effort is made with this piece though it’s a lovely addition to most peoples wardrobes. I love the thick cotton material because it’s both soft and durable.
Value for Money; I had a discount code sent by email for this on a special weekend event, so I got a percentage off the price. I felt that this discount made the jumper a more affordable price, without it though I will be honest, I probably wouldn’t have made the purchase.
Appearance; Both stylish and on trend, I think this jumper will be a staple in my wardrobe. I hope the condition of the jumper will remain through frequent washes.
Comfort; This item is both soft and comfortable to wear, and I find the fit a little bit large but that is how I prefer my jumpers so that I can layer underneath them. I chose the size above what I would choose for a t-shirt and the jumper fits perfectly around my shoulders and neckline.

Overview
Thank you very much for reading this review, I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my thoughts about this new jumper with you all.
I really enjoy the clothing from Dorothy Perkins, I have so many purchases that I don’t even share with you, so if you enjoy reading about them please leave me a comment, and expect more reviews to come.

I hope you have enjoyed this post. If you have any questions about the item then please feel free to leave me a comment.
I would leave a link to the item but it seems to have been taken off the website now, I presume they have sold out! However there are so many jumper variations of similar shape available. I still recommend a look.

Sabrina

Dorothy Perkins
www.dorothyperkins.com

BooHoo Cat Face Bodycon Dress

Today’s blog post is a short review of a dress that I purchased for Halloween this year. A fabulous bodycon dress at a great price from BooHoo.

This black bodycon dress has a printed white cat face on the front. It is made out of 95% cotton and 5% elastane. The item is very soft and comfortable to wear, I would even consider wearing this regularly, I don’t feel that it’s just for Halloween because it isn’t scary and doesn’t depict anything specific enough for Halloween.

Anyone who follows me on social media know that I am a cat mummy and a huge fan of all cats in general, so this is an ideal choice for me to add to my wardrobe. I think I would be brave enough to wear it without a specific reason to do so.

boohoo-cat-full-res-sw The dress is flattering because of the bodycon style, and I have always liked to wear this sort of dress. I stand at just over the top end of petite, and this trend looks great on someone of my height when paired with some heels, I always feel taller in slimmer fitting dresses.

boohoo-cat-res-swThe cat face is very cool, the unusual shapes that make it up seem three dimensional as you wear the outfit.

Here is another photograph of me wearing the dress, it ends half way down my thighs. The sleeve length was also perfect for me, I like sleeves to end at the edge of my wrist. The neckline is flattering due to the shape and I appreciated that the dress wasn’t too low cut either.

boohoo-cat-dress-res-swMy final review of this dress is as follows;
Quality 5/5
Value for Money 5/5
Appearance 5/5
Comfort 5/5

Here is the link to the dress on the BooHoo website http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/dresses/ana-halloween-cat-face-bodycon-dress/invt/azz38582

Thank you very much for reading this short review, until next time, please feel free to check out any of my categories if you have enjoyed this post.

Sabrina

Dorothy Perkins Summer Sale Haul – Review and Styling

dp-summer-sale-haul-swOn my most recent store visit to Dorothy Perkins I picked up a few items in the summer sale. Three bargain vest tops in three floral colours and designs. Two pairs of capri ultra soft jeggings, and a floral bomber jacket.

bomber-jacket-dorothy-perkins-sw(It had to be a changing room selfie because I was so pleased with my finds).

Bomber Jacket Styling; Capri Skinny Jeans in Peach to match the sleeves of the jacket, black vest with floral design to match the flowers on the jacket front. You can pair this with flats or sandals or a nice pair of summer shoes. The bomber jacket is a staple piece of fashion for your wardrobe and I wanted to invest in one while they were on trend. I adore floral patterns so this was perfect for me.

bomber-jacket-dp-swBomber Jacket styling; Black skinny jeans and a blue floral vest, a casual look to be worn with flats or trainers. This is ideal for a cooler summer evening and ideal for Autumn layering as well. The jacket is great to brighten up plain clothing if you’re after a feature piece. Bomber jackets are all the rage right now and many on the high street have a floral design, if you want to stay on trend I can recommend you buy one. They circle around in fashion as well, so try and get a good quality item that you can revisit in a few years time.

Reviews of all items purchased in the sale;
Floral Bomber Jacket / Floral Vest Tops / Skinny Capri Jeggings

Quality 4/5 – 5/5 – 4/5
Value for Money 4/5 – 5/5 – 5/5
Wash and Wear 4/5 – 5/5 – 4/5
Appearance 5/5 – 4/5 – 4/5

Overall the materials that Dorothy Perkins use wash and wear well, though I find that after a few wears the jeggings colour can fade a little. Being the top end of petite I can wear the capri jeggings and find they are not too short, which means I can still wear them in the winter with boots, which means I’m getting a year round use out of them. Something to consider if you’re tall and buying capri, you may only be able to wear them in warmer months.
The vest tops wear the best, they don’t adjust in size either which shows good manufacturing. They are soft against the skin and comfortable to wear too. Vests are great as statement tee’s and also great for layering as the cooler months set in.
The bomber jacket material is a little more delicate but it’s so stunning when worn that I don’t mind taking the extra care with it. It’s comfortable to wear and it’s an ideal length for my torso. I found the arm length to also be satisfactory and the jackets zip was good quality too.
The items I purchased in the sale were good value for money when reduced and I would definitely look again at the sales because I nearly always go home with some bargains like these.

Thank you very much for reading this review today. As most of you will know DP’s is my favourite high street store, so if you like reading these posts then look out for more fashion reviews coming soon.

Sabrina

Link to clothing on Dorothy Perkins site http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/category/clothing-203535/view-all-clothing-5952052/N-1zadZc1y?No=0&Nrpp=20&siteId=%2F12552&cat1=208600&cat2=3418033

Mela London Yellow Lace Dress Review from Next

Recently I received a voucher for Next and I wanted to purchase a new dress. Every summer I buy one dress that will be my statement piece for the year. I do my research and try to purchase a style I don’t already own, or a variation on a particular trend that will suit my top end of petite figure. I usually go for darker colours but this time I wanted something bold, bright and summer inspired.

Searching on the Next website I decided to look for an item that was on trend but not something too occasion wear related. A dress that I could casually throw on in summer days, and not something that was only wearable for an event.

Next Yellow DressI chose this lace beauty, a bold statement in yellow, with incredible details. This skater dress is very flattering and has features that could easily be dressed up with to encourage its elegance. It already has its own belt, so you can pair it with a gorgeous pair of neutral shades or white shoes and some statement chunky jewellery to contrast the finer features. One of the strongest characteristics of this dress is its flower stitched pattern. Layers of delicate stitching contrasts the bold strips of yellow. The dress combines a yellow slip underneath which ends just above the knee, this allows for the finer material over the top to allow light through the final strip adding another aspect to its beauty.

Yellow Dress Two SWI love the fit and the neckline, this Mela London dress is both sophisticated and flattering. Sleeveless and perfect for summer, a piece that can be used in a variety of ways to dress up or dress down for a variety of occasions.

The one and only issue that I have with it is just how delicate it is. I couldn’t let my cat anywhere near me while wearing this dress in fear of snagging the stitching features. You would need to be careful if you wear long nails and rings as well while touching the fabric so as not to damage any threads. It would also need care while washing, and finally it needs a cool wash. Other than that though it’s such a beautiful piece, worth the price and the care.

Yellow Dress One SW

My final review for this stunning skater dress is;

Garment Design 5/5
Quality of Item 4/5
Value for Money 5/5
Appearance 5/5

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Here is the link to this stunning dress which is still available on Next if you are interested in purchasing one for yourself http://www.next.co.uk/gl7286s10#l43444

 Sabrina

New Look Mini Summer Haul

I guess many people would say that the majority of shopping in New Look is based for teenagers and those in their “twenteens”, but I’m almost 30 and still love to shop in there. One of the reasons is because of the quality, and another is the value you get for your money.

I usually ask people for vouchers on the special occasions in my life. I like to go shopping and treat myself to something I’ve seen or admired. And on this particular day I was going to New Look with a voucher, and with the intention of buying something that I didn’t already own, something new for my wardrobe. Plus I love their boyfriend cardigans, they come in standard and tall. I will post a link to the website at the end of this post. Being both comfortable and easy to wash and wear, in my opinion they are a wardrobe staple for women of any young age.

With each new season comes a new range and a new selection of colours. When I entered the store I saw some hanging up and made a beeline for them. I didn’t own a white in the New Look boyfriend cardigan, and there was another colour I liked, but it didn’t suit my skin tone. So I opted for the white and went on a hunt for something else, something new, hopefully something a little different.

Cropped tops are all the rage at the present fashion time, and I was surprised to see some jersey tees in New Look that were not very long, but not quite crop top. This appealed to me because I don’t feel I can get away with showing off my middle very often at my age, however on the warmer days it’s nice to wear a cooler item of clothing. I think paired with high waisted trousers or skirts they will look fabulous. These ribbed tops have short sleeves and a round neckline, very flattering if you were to wear one with high waisted shorts or jeans. They are very soft which makes them comfortable to wear, I couldn’t resist getting two of them for the price they were. A peach pink colour and a white one with red stripes.

New Look HaulNot only are these tops good for summer but you could also layer them in the cooler months. I would utilise them by putting one underneath a pinafore or a variety of other dress styles.
This Is New LookHere is a photograph of me wearing a New Look ensemble including the white cardigan and the red striped tee shown in my image above. I have paired them with a pair of my New Look skinny jeans to keep the red/purple theme running through the outfit.
This Is New Look 2In this shot you can also see the sleeve length of the jersey striped top. I really like the style of this tee on my figure and was happy with my purchase.

My final review on these three items is;
Quality of Material 5/5
Value for Money 4/5
Appearance 4/5

Item Links
Cardigans http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/_/N-cm2?Ntt=boyfriend+cardigan&filtered=1
Striped Jersey Top http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/tops/red-stripe-t-shirt-_373141769?isRecent=true

I hope you have enjoyed this review, if you want to see more of my clothing inspirations then please check out my blog category for fashion http://severnwishes.co.uk/category/fashion/

 Sabrina