One of the biggest things I have missed in the past 10 weeks is going into a store and trying on clothes. You have been seeing quite a few wishlists in my Fashion & Style posts but all the recent ones have lent towards accessories and been from online lustings. With clothes I have difficulties as my body is a very odd shape, athletic and but not skinny, and thus even after reading descriptions and picking out items in my size I really need to try them on. Thus, I have been doing online orders and returning items that don’t fit but that leads to big charges on your credit card that just do not happen when you are in the changing room. Thus, when I learned about Amazon Wardrobe I thought I would give it a try.
In case you are not familiar, let me explain. First you select your items, picking between two and six eligible items from a range across clothing and shoes from the website (there is a box right under the Prime one you can check called Amazon Wardrobe to filter only those). Then you checkout and the pieces are delivered to your door in a few days (and your credit card is not charged). Once they arrive you have a 7-day try-on period to find the best style and fit at home. Of course I ordered the maximum of six items, here they are:
Sparkz Copenhagen Dora Shorts in Green Dry Cactus Green – I really liked these shorts online and as the weather gets to be in the 80’s for the next few months here in London I could use a few loose pairs of shorts. However, I did not like how large the elastic band is, even with the bow and that the fabric was so wrinkly. I will still keep my eye out for a similar pair though.
Truth & Fable Bandeau Jersey Short Sleeve Jumpsuit in Red – When I took this jumpsuit out of the bag I actually though it was strapless until I realised there are very large straps that can be tied in a variety of ways. I like them in a bow with the long straps draping down the back though I am on the fence with the fabric, based on the 96% Polyester and 4% Elastane mix.
Valentino by Mario Valentino Women’s Divina Sa Bag – I have been on the look out for a white handbag and I thought this Amazon Wardrobe order would be a perfect chance to pick one up. However, I have issues when measurements are in centimetres and thus this bag is a bit smaller than I would have liked. Plus the hardware was silver in the photo on the website but gold in real life (though it looks silver in this pic, so who knows?).
Iris & Lilly Women’s Kimono Polyester Dressing Gown in Red – This piece is from another Amazon band, Iris & Lilly, and even though the website called it red I think you would agree this dressing gown is much more burgundy. I think it is quite cute, though a little short and affordable at £16 or $22.
New Look Women’s Go Glitter Pleated Midi Skirt in Black – While this skirt is described as black I think anyone looking at it can easily see it is really silver. I love a pleated maxi skirt (so much so my boyfriend when seeing it asked if I already owned the skirt) and this one was so much fun with it’s sparkle but after only five minutes I was shedding flecks of glitter everywhere and that is just not going cut it.
Truth & Fable Short Sleeve Jumpsuit in Chrysanthemum Print – This is the same brand as the red jumpsuit, Amazon’s Truth & Fable, I really like the cut and fabric of this one though I still can not tell, after having tried it on and shooting it, if I think this Chrysanthemum print is a bit overpowering and perhaps too bold?
So now that you have seen all of the pieces I have received, I would love your feedback on what I should keep as by mid week I need to Login to my Amazon profile and check out – marking the items you want to keep and which I want to return. Then the last step is returning items included in the original bag, plus it was resealable so I do not have to find packing materials anywhere, a real win! Overall, a great experience with Amazon Wardrobe but proof that I need to pay better attention to fabrics and measurements for the next time I order!
Which of these items would keep if you were me?