Saturday, 22 February 2014

Dorothy Perkins 25% discount - what I bought

Who am I to refuse 25% off and FREE next day delivery? I ordered on Wednesday afternoon at 2pm and I had my clothes for 10am Thursday morning - now that's what I call service!

My mum and aunt were with me so I was very excited to hear what they had to say about my ordered items.

Let's jump straight in to the photo's (all prices are BEFORE the 25% has been taken off)

Navy and White Stripy Tunic - £25

This is a FABULOUS dress if you are not 5ft 9! I was gutted because it felt amazing on .. just too short :-(
I have seen that they do this in their tall range so I am quickly off to order, but before I do what do you think about the seams not matching in stripe? It bothered my mother so much (I'd not even noticed).
ME: oh no, it's too short
Aunty Jeanne: oh yes far too short
Mum: Shame it's too short
VERDICT: Too short, returning for the tall range if I can get over the mis-match of stripe pattern on the seam!


Black Jumpsuit - £22
I really wanted to love this BUT it had a very saggy crotch that I kept trying to hoike up and then that pushed the waistband up and then down as I tried to make it look good again and then we're back to the saggy crotch problem. I didn't feel at all comfortable in this even though I LOVE the wide neck.
ME: Nah, I feel like I'm wearing my pjyamas's
Aunty Jeanne: Oh yes, that is gorgeous
Mum: Not sure
VERDICT: Returning


I couldn't even get it on! It's a size 10 which I thought I was so this dress runs SUPER SMALL. It has no buttons or zips and it's a tight fabric (good for holding in and structure) but impossible to get on! I tried 3 times but each time had to be helped out with it STUCK over my head and shoulders! I think I may re-order in a 12 because the colour and design is epically (made up word) gorgeous.
Me: How annoying
Aunty Jeanne: Are you sure there's not a zip
Mum: Yes I'll help you out of it
VERDICT: Returning and thinking about reordering in a 12 (this hurts, not because it's a size 12 per se but who on earth likes ordering the next dress size up?)





ME: Ooh I love them but they are too hard, no give and don't fit my feet properly, same for the peach, the ballet shoes and whilst I loved the red shoes they don't love me, they're too rounded on the toe, I don't like the look of them on me.
Aunty Jeanne: That's what you get when you buy cheap shoes. The red shoes look very old fashioned
Mum: Lovely colour but agree they don't fit properly. I don't like the red heels, very fuddy duddy. The peach ones look tacky.
Verdict: SADLY RETURN (sad because I need some cobalt blue shoes but they just didn't fit right)

Do you see the gaping toe gap? Maybe it's my strange feet??!



Here is how shoes can make an outfit. As I was prancing around the bedroom I put on boyfriend jeans rolled up and a simple black tshirt and then the heels - I love this outfit and am so desperate for Spring to spring so I can wear this more often.




Let me know if you have ordered anything from Dorothy Perkins in the past week, if so what?

Next blog post - what I bought whilst picking up some bread from Tesco!

Fiona
xoxo



30 comments :

  1. Fiona, I love the look of the stripped dress on you and you have the gorgeous legs to carry it off. But I would also be bothered about the mismatch stripe. Love it with the red shoes too.

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    1. I think it will bug me now I've seen it!

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  2. Hahahahaha you make me laugh. Love the family dialogue. It's spring like today - wear your outfit!!!!!! X

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    1. I'm away this weekend and prepacked not Spring stuff, I thought it was going to rain here! GGRRRRR

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    2. I'm away this weekend and prepacked not Spring stuff, I thought it was going to rain here! GGRRRRR

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  3. Love the dialogue that went along with this 'show and tell'!! I tell you now ... when Susie So So sees the mismatching stripes she's going to be very upset indeed! It's one of her bugbears. And love the final outfit - can see why you wish Spring would hurry up .. don't we all!

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  4. Fun post! Love having mom & auntie along for the ride!

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    1. Maybe I should get them featured some more?!!!

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  5. The mismatched stripes would drive me demented! Love your final outfit with the red shoes. Looks fab on you x

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  6. Yes the stripe dress is great but the seam mis-match would bother me. However, if you order the long you never know, you might get one with a closer match!

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  7. Fab post Fiona & I love your last outfit. I'm on the hunt for some cobalt shoes too...just ordered some from good old M&S - keeping fingers & toes crossed!!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. We are both on the hunt! I saw some lovely ones via ASOS too so I'm going to order those to see

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  8. That Helen! But she's right, the mismatched stripes on the dress is an absolute no no. The length looks okay because you have the legs to carry it off but the stripes N.O.

    By the way - can we have your auntie and your mom around again. They're fab!

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    1. I can hire them out if you are interested!

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  9. Totally agree - why couldn't they have gotten the stripes to line up?! Fab dress otherwise, I didn't think too short but it's what you're comfortable with.

    I am 5'9" too and also struggle with the length of some items.

    It's always hit and miss, isn't it? Xx

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    1. It doesn't look too short from the photos but it was.
      I had no idea you were a tall one too :-)

      Fiona

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  10. Oh love the mismatched stripes on the dress, it breaks it up and works well around the shoulders! Loving a bit of Dotty P's at the mo, their prices are so competitive and lots of on trend pieces. x

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    1. They are brilliant right now - their prices are even cheaper than I remember

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  11. Fiona the jumpsuit is incredible!!! You need to keep it you silly mare!! xx

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    1. really? Oh ok I'll try it on again and see what I can do with it more!

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  12. Love the stripe dress....fingers crossed it works out in the tall range....maybe the matching of the stripes will be better on the next one?! I would wear it with flatties instead of heels but that's just me! Think the Uniqlo one that I got maybe a bit short for you as I measured it and it came up at 33" from shoulder to hem.

    Such a shame about the shoes....love the blue & red court styles, not so keen on the peach. I love a ballet pump, not sure I would wear the green......goodness I am sounding like you mum and aunt on the critique-ing?! Weren't they great! x

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    1. LOL at the aunt and mother being the star of the show! This is MY blog don't you know?!!!!

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  13. OMG - the funniest thing I've read in ages...Aunty Jeanne and your mum need to feature more often! And I'm with Joanna - keep the jumpsuit - it's GORGEOUS on you...let the crotch sag a bit...you need room for the Tena Lady as it's so bloody hard to go to the loo in them! x

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    1. I should hire them out for fashion bloggers - they do give you an honest opinion that's for sure!

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  14. Agree re jumpsuit, it's supposed to be like that and looks gorgeous on you x

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    1. OK, I'll try on again and with flats/denim to dress down and see what I think - it's only £18 after all

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  15. I am gutted the jumpsuit isn't comfortable, it looks great:)

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