People who have been reading this blog for a while now may remember when the lovely lovelies at Simply Be were kind enough to send me some clothes to try?
Well they kindly asked me to review some of the new items in their summer collection!
(Please note that although I was sent these for consideration, my views are still 100% honest - as always!)
The first item I chose was this gorgeous summer tunic by Joe Brown.
It's a very lightweight material - which would be perfect for both out-and-about, or the beach. It's definately suitable for you to quickly whip on top of your bathing suit.
It has a lovely elasticated waist and as always with Simply Be, they are very generous sizes.
The only problem I have with it, that the photo doesn't really show are the straps.
They're placed a little too close together for my liking - I like them to cover my bra straps. However they are adjustable at the back, so you can make them more comfortable!
I don't know how I could alter them myself, so I'm just covering them up with my lovely denim jacket (from Matalan with a Heidi Seeker pin). A cardigan or my denim shirt would work well too!
They also sent me this lovely top (and hello - the bingo wings are back! Ding-dong!) :
It's quite a nice fit - very roomy again on the tummy. I love the position of the straps as they cover my bra (I wish the dress was like this!) and they're adjustable too.
Just for me - I prefer my tops a little lower cut than this in the summer (Hey, I'm a Geordie! It gives me a right to flash my 'girls' about!) but it's still uber-cute and very feminine.
Again, this goes lovely with a jacket, cardigan or shirt!
But two absolutely adorable items for my summer wardrobe!
Be sure to check them out - Simply Be are a great company which is branching out to the USA pretty soon which is exciting.
Their sizes range from 14 to 32 - so there's something for every shape.
I have a few more reviews to catch up on this week - from a lovely local company who make the most exquisite fascinators, to an adorable clay jewellery company - and also some titbits from the lushies at Lush and the beauties from The Body Shop!
Stay tuned, folks!