I used to buy Joe Browns clothing before I was pregnant with Miss Roo – I liked the price, I loved that it was on trend with what was going on in the high street and the quality of the clothing was always good. So when I was recently offered the chance to try a few pieces of clothing from their autumn and winter range I of course snapped the arm off their PR (well not literally as that would just be wrong and rude!).
I don’t know about my other mummy blogger friends but treating yourself to new clothes as a mum tends to come second to buying new clothes for the kids and quite often Miss Roo is better dressed than me – a sure fire sign you’re a mum I think. So I grabbed a cup of tea and managed to spend the next thirty minutes or so browsing their brilliant range of women’s clothing on the Joe Brown’s website.
I knew I wanted a tunic dress as I find these flattering over my lumpy bumpy bits and they can be easily dressed up or down depending on what motherly activities I may find myself delving into with Miss Roo and her friends. I was also good and tried to steer myself away from dark colours and choose something with some colour in and maybe a print.
After a couple of failed selections as larger sizes were out of stock I decided on a longline tunic with a cowl neck, long sleeves and an oriental print design. The sleeves were one of the things I loved as many of my tops this year had three-quarter sleeves and this often leads to frozen arms on the school run and I end up standing like a plastic Barbie in the playground with my arms posed in a strange way.
I took the plunge and went for a size 16 and was cheerfully surprised to find that it was generously sized when it arrived and didn’t clip across the chest or back – nothing worse than unsightly back bulge.
I’ve worn the top a few times now, including to my day out at Baylis & Harding, and it’s been comfortable, warm and washed well – in fact it’s a breeze to iron as the cowl neck means I can keep some strategic creases in!
The other item I ordered have now become something I don’t leave the house without and they are ALWAYS in my handbag. My super cosy knitted flip mittens are quite simply awesome – on a level of epicness they are legendary.
They are warm, they look really cute and I love the fact that I can either have them folded back on a bright winter’s day or flip them over and turn them into cosy mittens for when I am battling through the elements.
The colour is practical as it goes with a lot of my existing clothing and a coat I currently have and when I wear them as mittens I love the fact that I can still use all my fingers and get things in my bag or drive the car. At just over £14 they are really well made and look more expensive with their chunky knit effect.
I will definitely be keeping an eye on the Joe Browns website for the start of their sale as I will be adding to my collection I have no doubt.
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