Review: Boden Petite Statement Ankle Skimmer

I was very kindly allowed to pick an item from Boden to review on my blog, honesty as always, click here to read my disclaimer. I picked the *Boden Petite Statement Ankle Skimmer Trousers in the 'Raven Floral' print (£55.30 sale, RRP £79). I picked a UK size 8 based on the measurements of the item on the Boden website - I love it when clothing websites have measurements for individual items! The delivery was quick, the packaging was pretty when it arrived and I received a gorgeous floral printed notebook with my trousers - I think new customers may receive one with their order but I'm not sure. 

I picked the statement trousers as I do not have any in my wardrobe but I have always wanted to try them out; however as I am tiny (4ft 10inches) I find it really difficult to find trousers to fit my short legs and fairly large hips! The trousers fit really well, they are an inch or so longer than I would like but as I said I am very tiny! I chose a UK size 8 which is great on me although I wish the waist band was a little elastic, for the days when you have a bit of a food baby!

The trousers are slightly tapered, they are dark navy and white with navy piping around the ankles and waist. There have pockets which I love as well as a concealed zip. The material feels fairly thick and very sturdy/durable. I paired the trousers with a ribbed lightweight jumper from Dorothy Perkins and my white wedges from Newlook. I know not everyone will like this look, it is a little out of my comfort zone but I love the way it turned out!

Overall, I am happy with the fit of the trousers, I love the print (even if it is a little out there for me personally) and the attention to detail makes the trousers feel very well designed. I still have to figure out other ways to style the trousers! Also I adore the cute notebook that came with the trousers. I am very pleased and surprised to see a very wide range of petite clothing on Boden's website, it is fantastic! Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5. One star lost as I think the trousers would be better if they had a slightly elasticated waist band and they are a little on the pricy side but the quality is fantastic!

Have you bought anything from Boden? What do you think of these trousers? 

Review: Protest Clothing + Accessories


I was very kindly sent a range of clothing, accessories and swimwear from the outdoor clothing brand, Protest Clothing. Protest clothing was in Holland by a group of snowboarders back in 1993. I received quite a large collection of products to test out and I am super happy with them, honesty as always, check out my disclaimer, here

*Protest Bracelet Set: I can't find this set on the website but it is a pack of five bracelets in a range of gorgeous summery, festival colours! The size can be adjusted on most, they are lightweight and easy to wear. I think they would be perfect for a festival!

*Protest Tropical Triangle Bikini (£31.99, sale, UK 12/M): Now I haven't owned a bikini, ever! I am not one for swimming (although I loved at as a child and I can swim well) as I am really body conscious so it is something I would never do now. Although I have to say the design of this bikini is just gorgeous, it is plain and easy to wear but it has gorgeous braided colourful detailing around the edges of the cups and the bikini bottoms. I have tried on the bikini and it fits so well, the straps around the top half are easily adjustable and the cups are padded which is fantastic. From a design and fit point of view I would definitely recommend this bikini set!

*Protest Pink Sunglasses: I also cannot find this product on their website. The sunglasses fit me really well, I love the colour but the sunglasses are more of a cat eye shape which doesn't suit my face shape sadly. They do fit well and they feel really comfortable and lightweight!

*Protest Medium T-Shirt (£10.49, sale, UK 12/M): The green t-shirt isn't available on the website as far as I can see but there are other really nice colours. This basic tee is so cute! It makes me think of Californian beaches and surfing. It is light weight, easy to wear and soft - great for the summer! The fit is great too and I love the design. 

*Protest Purple Beanie Hat: I am all about beanies in the winter and this one will be a staple at that time of the year for me. I love the colour, it is super super soft and has a fleecy lining. It fits well and it will keep me warm and toasty in the winter. 

From the items I have I am very impressed with the quality, design and fit of all of the items! I would definitely recommend Protest Clothing for swimwear, ski/snowboarding clothing and other outdoor clothing/accessories. I have my eye on a few of the tops and tunics, the Fernham tunic looks amazing and perfect for my holiday next month! To check out other items from Protest Clothing, click here (they currently have a sale on). Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

Have you bought anything from Protest Clothing? What do you think of the items I received? 

Review: Laundry Boutique Nautical Jumper

I have been loving twitter recently for connecting with brands and I came across Laundry Boutique. Laundry Boutique kindly sent me my choice of clothing which is this stripy, nautical jumper - I do have an obsession with stripes! Click here, to check out my disclaimer.

I have the *Laundry Boutique Nautical Stripe Red Jumper (£17.50). I do adore stripy tops and dresses, but obviously I need more! I actually don't have any red striped items in my wardrobe and I love the combination of red, cream and denim! 

The top is made from a really soft material, it has red stripes in a breton style so the top section is not striped. There is also a golden zip that runs down the length of the the top which I like as it adds something extra. The top is a little long on me but I like longer tops and it has long sleeves. It is a light knit so it is still great to wear during summer evenings in England as it doesn't get very hot here. 

I have a size 10 and it is a good fit, the top is from the brand Opus London which I haven't heard of until now. The top is really easy to wear, it seems to be made to a high standard. The top is a bit reminiscent of Where's wally, if you add a stripy hat and bright blue trousers you have a costume! 

Overall, I am really happy with the top and I am definitely going to be bookmarking Laundry Boutique. They have a massive range of clothes on the website and they also have numerous stores, the main one is in Manchester I think. To find out more about Laundry Boutique, click here. Overall, ★★★★★, 5/5. 

What do you think of this top? Have you bought anything from Laundry Boutique before?

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