Sunday, 30 September 2012

Simply Be coat

Recently the lovely people at Simply Be got in touch with me and offered to send me a piece of clothing of my choice. I'd heard of Simply Be and bought some underwear from them but had always assumed their actual clothing ranges would be a bit middle-of-the-road and boring. However when I looked I found lots of items I really liked! I couldn't actually decide what I liked best so gave them a few options and they surprised me with this beautiful coat!

  

 

 As you can see it's a brilliant bright pink with black accents but it's also available in navy. It does up with toggles and has a hood with pompoms on strings to tighten it. It's really adorable!


Here it is with the hood up:



It's a short length and not very thick so probably wouldn't do for the chilliest winter days but it's a perfect Autumn coat. It's made of polyester but it's really soft and feels like woolen felt. I got it in a size 18 (I'm generally a 16/18 up top) and it fits well but is slightly roomy, which personally I really like in outerwear so I can wear cardis/jumpers underneath and it's really cold. 

Anyway I really like the coat, it's soft and warm and I absolutely love the colour. I did have one slight little problem though, when it arrived the pockets were stitched up and it says not to remove the stitching until you're certain you don't want to return it. Well I didn't so I opened the stitching but then found that there was a hole in the lining of one of the pockets. Well it's no problem for me, I can easily fix it, but I would hope it would still be returnable for someone who can't sew.

Well I'm really impressed with the range of different clothes Simply Be have available, and that most of their clothes are available in sizes 12-32 which is great! They also sell plus size lingerie and swimwear and then footwear, accessories and lots of other bits and pieces! Thanks Simply Be, I can't wait to pair my new coat with lots of different outfits. 



18 comments:

  1. So adorable! I like your skirt, too :)

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    1. Thank you! It's actually a dress from River Island, I bought it about 2 years ago and wear it all the time as it's easy to just shove on :P

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  2. That's an adorable coat! I love the hood and the buttons, it reminds me of little red riding hood :)

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    1. Thank you! I have a coat that's really red riding hood ish but it's a bit tatty now :/

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  3. That is cute! And pompoms, I'd be playing with those all day. And love the polka-dot dress too, it goes so well with the coat.

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    1. I do fiddle with the pompoms a lot, I like flicking them! And thank you!

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  4. Why you so cuteZORZ Lillian?! Want that coat.

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  5. That's such a cute outfit! The polka-dots mixed with the pink and your red hair look pretty. I'm pretty passive myself about slightly "defective" garments since I can sew but I see how that can be disappointing to people who can't. And hey, speaking of shoddy craftsmanship, I bet you're just glad this wasn't taped together... ;D

    PS: I love your blog!

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    1. Ha ha! Yes I'm very glad the pocket wasn't stuck together with tape! And thanks, I always like black and white mixed with a bright colour :)

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  6. The pompoms are the best bit! Although saying that I am also a fan of a good toggle.

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    1. Oh I quite agree, I love a good toggle.

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    1. Me too, I like wearing bright coats and jackets when everyone else has grey or black.

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  8. Such a cute coat. Simplybe used to be really blah, but in the past couple of years have stepped up their game in a huge way. I they're taking over from asos curve as the most bang on trend plus size retailer out there. :)

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    1. Personally I still prefer the pieces from Asos curve (though I wish they'd just have the same stuff as regular asos in larger sizes) but they're definately a lot better than they used to be! I found lots of stuff I liked and I'm quite hard to please.

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    1. Thank you, I think the coat's really cute, I wear it all the time now :)

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