I was so impressed with the jumpsuit that I got from Simply Be for my grad ball that I just had to have another look online because I need an outfit for my Graduation. Also they have a sale on at the moment so how could I resist. Delivery was fast, I orders on Monday night and the package was delivered Thursday morning. I thought this was pretty good timing considering I only paid for standard delivery.
I love the colour of this dress, I tend to stick to darker colours such as navy and black but I thought I would push myself and try something different. I was unsure about the neckline on this dress but I always think that you can never tell if a garment looks good until you try it on. It can look great on the model but not suit you and vice versa. This is one of the times I got lucky and the dress did look good on. My only issue is the high neck of it, because I have a bit of a double chin I’m always conscious of that. So having such a high neckline I feel like it draws attention to that part of my body that I am not so comfortable with.
This dress is one of those ones that looks super cute on the model in the photos but didn’t really do anything for me once I had tried it on. Which is a shame because I thought it looked really nice and I wish it had been right. I think if I had got it in a smaller size then it would have been better but I never know what size I am supposed to be in shops. I range from a 16 to a 22 depending on where I shop and what I feel fits and suits me better. Sometimes I think its better to not even look at the size on the label and just buy something because you like it and because it fits. It is the best way to go about clothes shopping.
Overall: 5.5 /10
I tried this dress on in store at the Simply Be store at Teesside Park and I loved it. I don’t think that it is formal enough for my Graduation but for summer dress it is really nice. I never wear dresses or skirts in the summer because my legs rub together when I walk so that has put me off for a long time. This dress makes me want to wear summer dresses again! Its so light and floaty, perfect for summer really but I think if I pair it with some leggings or some black tights then it could work as a wintery outfit as well. So it seems very versatile.
Overall: 7.5/10 Multi Floral Print Ruched Sleeve Dress – Simply Be
This dress is so cute, the Jersey fabric makes it so comfortable and I had so much fun trying it on and twirling around. I wasn’t sure about this dress when I saw it online, I never really go for a dress with a waistband like this one but personally I think it really suits me. I was so surprised that I liked it and I think I will be trying more dresses like this in the future. My only issue is that being 5ft 11, everything is always to short and for my Graduation outfit I don’t think that a shorter length isnt appropriate. As a nice casual dress for the summer I don’t mind the length as much.
Overall: 7/10 Green 3/4 Length Jumpsuit – Simply Be
Now on to the outfit that I liked the least when I first up it on and now I’m in love with it. I just to show the right accessories can really make or break an outfit and for me just adding a thin brown belt at my waist changed my whole perception on this outfit. After some consideration I have decided that this is what I am going to wear for my Graduation. I just need to decided how I am going to accessorise it, on the website they have paired this jumpsuit with a black belt and black accessories. Which is something that I will consider when I am styling my outfit.
I wanted to start doing a series of blog posts about the products that I am loving each month. Products that I have discovered and fallen in love that I want to share and think people should know about.
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After sun
– Coconut Papaya Fragrance
– Soothing aloe gel
As a very pale freckly girl, the sun is not my friend so I have tried out so many sun creams and after sun’s. I bought this one to try it out last summer and I’m so glad that I did. A little bit goes a long way with this product and my skin feels softer and more hydrated once its applied. I don’t feel sticky or greasy which is such a good thing. Personally I love the smell of this after sun, which is another nice thing about it because you don’t want a nasty smell sticking to you for ages.
Gillette Fusion Mans Razor
I loved my Venus with moisture bars razor, I always got either Venus Breeze or Venus Spar Breeze when I needed to change the heads. It was only when I ran out of heads to change that my boyfriend said that I could use one of his spare man razor. I have never had such a close shave in my life, not just that, the shave seems to last so much longer than when I use my woman’s razor. Using the Venus razor, the hairs on my legs would begin to grow back the next day. I shaved my legs with the Gillette fusion razor on Sunday and now I week later my the regrowth is the same as it would have been after one day with my Venus razor. It’s amazing! I am converted!
Attitude Tea Tree Concealer
This concealer is only 79p from Home Bargains. Seventy nine pence! Which is a bargain. It is one of the best concealers that I have tried !! I thought I would try it seen as it was so cheap, then if it wasn’t right I hadn’t lost out on loads of money but it is just as good as any other concealer that I have tried! It blends so easily with a brush or beauty blender and sits nicely underneeth my foundation. The only problem is that they only seem to have lighter shades of this product in the stores that I have seen, there isn’t a vast variety of shades but I think for the price you can’t go wrong. Even if it is just to try for yourself
I found this jumpsuit while on the hunt for a dress for my Graduation Ball at the end of May. I think I tried on every formal dress they had in Simply B, Teesside park. I ended up buying a dress that was, on paper, everything that I wanted. Navy, full length and very ball like but I wasn’t totally happy. I felt restricted and a little bit uncomfortable because it wasn’t something I was used to wearing.
The next day, I went on the hunt for another dress. Many dresses later I finally made a decision and chose the first thing that I had tried on the day before.
I need to say something about how helpful and friendly the staff were in Simply B at both locations. They seemed genuinely happy to help, which is refreshing and it makes me feel a lot more comfortable. It’s nice to have a changing room without horrid lighting, I have been to many clothes shops and their lighting is very harsh and I don’t think it flatters anyone. The cubicles and changing room as a whole was spacious with seating for mum and boyfriend. I was surprised that they allowed men into the changing room area but I think it’s a good thing.
Positives: for me this jumpsuit was one of the most comfortable outfits that I have bought. The fabric kept me cool all night, it glided over my skin hiding some lumps and bumps that I was conscious about. It made me feel dressed up, which is what I wanted for the ball but I felt free to move and dance.
Negatives: The only issue I have with this garment is that they suggest hand wash only. Which can be rather annoying.