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“I’d review Yours at 5 Stars…what about you?”

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It’s getting to that time of the year when we’re getting the post summer blues as the nights draw in and the sky is full of those depressing grey clouds. Being British the worst of this has been avoided by the fact that we have had an awful summer where if you blink to quickly you missed the sunshine and warmth. As my bucket and spade collected dust and flip flops sat with their price tag still hanging, I could have started to get bored and twiddle my thumbs… instead my bank account bore the brunt as I shopped and shopped online with Yours Clothing.

Now coming to Autumn I want something warm to wear so I had a browse on my favourite site… is it sad that Yours is now my home page? When I think Autumn I automatically think knitwear and itchy cardigans. My dear old Gran would just say “at least you’ll be warm”, and I’d mutter to myself “I’ll also have no skin left as I have scraped and clawed it away because it’s so darn ITCHY”. Perhaps the more practical of readers would say “just wear a long sleeve top underneath”, I didn’t like this either as I tend to get hot with lots of layers and peeling knitwear off seems to make my hair stand on end and crackle as the static makes me look like I’m Sideshow Bob..

So I faced my fears and looked in the knitwear and cardigans section and immediately saw that picture of the model with the Panda jumper. Now normally jumpers with big animal faces would not be my thing, but look at it (item 43359), it’s cute, and by the picture alone I would give it 5 stars. My eyes lit up, and my card shrunk in fear in my purse as I knew I wanted that jumper… it’s not there. It’s ok my heart can return to a normal pace as I can see it’s in the coming soon section and I have set my email up so I will be notified the moment it comes in. The coming soon section even shows the dates that some of the items are due in, and so it is very useful.

Panda Jumper

I’ll just have to find something else to order in the mean time… it’s a hard life. I do like the Oatmeal cable knitted tunic (42704), and its short sleeve, so warm but will spare my poor arms the grief of itching them.

Knitted tunic

I’ve got some leggings I can wear with them already, but I need something to complete the autumn look, and what better way than some boots. Despite all the summer Olympic action inspiring me to want to get fit and have the body of Jessica Ennis, in reality I’m no slimmer and my legs are as squishy as ever. In the past fitting boots on my leg is like trying to close an over packed suitcase to go on holiday; squishing and squeezing with some unpleasant grown whilst I pry the zip up my leg. Only for it to get stuck halfway… I now have a muffin top on my leg… on my leg for goodness sake… How is that even possible? My ankle looks stunning in the boots, but my calf seems to be billowing out the top and the material is stretched I’m worried it’s gonna shatter across the shop… I’ll just take them off I think. Despite this I thought I’d brave it and try a pair of Yours boots. With them being available in XL and XXL calf sizes I’m confident that even my chubby legs will be ok. Plus I read through the customer reviews and they are popular and no-one seems to say they can’t fit them on.

I love having a browse through the customer reviews. I’m as reliant on them for my clothes as I am for buying things on other sites like electrical goods or even booking holidays… we all know what sites I’m referring to. They provide an unbiased view on how the products really fit and what shape they suit; like when people say if they are clingy or long or if the pattern differs to the one on the model. Now I can’t find any really bad reviews of the items, so it appears that some filtering has been done, but who came blame Yours for that. It seems that as long as you are constructive in what you say they will accept it. So if you are reading this then I assume that you are also a customer of Yours (I personally challenge anyone to have more of their items in their wardrobe than me though), then please write reviews. I’m short, “curvy” to say the least and it’s the reviews that help me try and find things that suit my shape, and to get an honest view of how they fit. Get those fingers tapping on your keyboards and review, review, review.



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