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Pretty Little Thing | Is it worth the Hype?

Monday blues? I think not. My Monday really wasn’t so miserable tbh. It was super sunny and even quite warm yesterday in Btown and to make the most of the weather (which has now changed drastically…typical) my mum and I walked to town which is a two hour round trip along the beach. We did some light shopping mainly in Superdrug, Topshop, Primark, Zara and River Island and I had my second roast dinner of the week. In the evening I had a coffee catch up with my best friend and talked all things boys and adult life…writing this I actually realise we sat in Ludo Lounge for over two hours not having ordered anything, oops. Annddddd to make my Monday even better, my order from PrettyLittleThing had arrived.

Seeing the pretty pink unicorn packaging, that I am constantly seeing all over my Instagram feed and in unpackaging videos, got me so excited and with great pleasure I stuck a picture of my own huge PLT package on my Insta story!

Unicorn packaging aside, what did I really think of PLT and my purchases?

Regarding the website itself, I genuinely found the layout really easy to navigate, all the photos were really high quality and showed off the clothes. Basically, the website really made me want to buy it all. I wasn’t really looking to buy anything in particular, apart from a matching tracksuit set, so at first I was adding anything and everything into my basket until I saw the total was over £200 then I decided to calm down and start again.

These are the items I bought with prices and sizes:

BLACK RIBBED FRILL EDGE LONG SLEEVE TOP |£12.00 ; size 12
GREEN CONTRAST STRIPE WIDE LEG TROUSERS |£20.00 £10.00 ; size 14
CHARCOAL TIPPED RUFFLE NECK JUMPER |£18.00 ; size M/L

BLACK BARDOT JERSEY RIB FRILL SLEEVE THONG BODYSUIT |£12.00 ; size 12

AMELIE WHITE TIE BACK LACE BRALET |£15.00 ; size 12

PETITE ANACA BLACK SLINKY BRALET |£8.00 ; size 12

BLACK STRIPE SHELL TRACKSUIT JOGGER |£22.00 ; size 12 

BLACK STRIPE SHELL SUIT TRACKSUIT TOP |£25.00 ; size 12

So the downfall of PLT for me was that unfortunately most items did not fit me, they were either too small or too big. The two long sleeved crop tops and bardot bodysuit fit fine around the arms/boobs etc but were just too short, like if I lifted my arms I would be having a full blown nip slip. Whereas the bralets were too big, even though I bought them in my usual size and in the same size as the crop tops. I don’t know if this is because I don’t have the standard body shape or if the sizes are made to fit ladies with smaller assets/less curves? I couldn’t tell you.

Saying that, the positives of PLT was that the delivery was really quick, only 2 days; all the products looked like the photos on the website and the quality of the items were good, for the items on the second row the quality was great and they looked really expensive and high end. The only item that I would say was quite poor quality and looked and felt cheap were the wide leg trousers. The elastic around the waist just did not work and the material of the trousers felt like crepe paper, saying that maybe if I they had fit me properly, I wouldn’t have minded for £10. Another bonus of PLT is that returning items are free, so although I had to return 75% of the items I bought, there was no hassle in doing so which means I won’t be afraid to give PLT another go.

But the big plus with bells on is the fact that PLT sells the most beautiful, striking tracksuit set. Just OMG!! The set is just stunning, comfortable, so so stylish and versatile. I love the colours and the material, when I put it on I did not want to take it off, I was walking around feeling like I was Gods gift. It is very much a 90s baby outfit and might not be for everyone, but if you don’t mind looking like a ski instructor/astronaut/indie kid, then you definitely need to buy this or something similar (the jacket is sold out at the moment).

So finally lets talk money. I ended up using my student discount as I couldn’t find any valid discount codes online. So in total, with my student discount, I spent £109.19! Wowza. But as PLT is bae, they gave me an exclusive link to share with my BFF’s to get 20% of their next order so they don’t have to hunt for codes and as you are reading this blog you totally count as a BFF (click on BFF to get your 20% off code)!

All in all, I understand the hype around PrettyLittleThing.com but I definitely prefer shopping in stores so that I can try before I buy.

Have fun shopping beauts x

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