Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mona Lady Umbrella

I first came across Lady Umbrella via the lovely ladies at Style Rawr. Upon following them on Twitter, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the personal touch is definitely one of the big strengths at Lady Umbrella. I got talking to them, and when they asked which was my favourite design, it was quite an easy decision for me, I was drawn to the Mona Lady Umbrella. So when they kindly offered to send me one, who was I to say no?

Mona Lady Umbrella T-Shirt, 27,99 (Euros)
Shorts, Primark (ancient)
Now tell me you don't love it?

Over the last year, I've developed a whole new love for quirky t-shirts. I find myself backing away from my previous penchant for the plain t-shirts I can own in a multitude of colour and moving toward more individual pieces, making the days I wear 'just jeans and a tee' a bit more interesting. And that's precisely what drew me to the Lady Umbrella designs, they're original, they're relevant and they're just a bit unexpected.

This what came in my package, not just my tee, but a cute Lady Umbrella button badge, a sticker and a sweet little note from the lovely pair behind Lady Umbrella.
A few other things that impressed me about Lady Umbrella- my t-shirt is well made. All the seams are properly stitched and finished. The fit is pretty much perfect for me- I picked my size based on their size guide measurements, and they were accurate- a rare bonus. My t-shirt has a really cute label, and one that is properly stitched in so it doesn't scratch or itch my neck. And lastly- shipping on the Lady Umbrella site is FREE. Yes you heard me right. Free, so I was more than impressed when my t-shirt landed on Monday, having only been dispatched on Thursday.

The shorts in the picture I bought from Primark several years ago. I was probably at the slimmest I've been as an adult, when I bought them. I tend to wear them for nights out because they're satin-y/shiny and indecently short for me to wear during the day without tights. Although my weight has fluctuated over the last few years, meaning I haven't always been able to wear them,  I've held on to the shorts, because they're a night-out wardrobe go to for me and it took me ages to find a pair that are the right length and shape and that have pockets. So I was rather pleased with myself when I pulled them out last week and they fit and I'm looking forward to wearing them sometime soon (post exam celebrations demand a night out surely?) and I reckon my new (favourite) t-shirt looks pretty damn good with them.

Now all I need is for my exams to finish....



Anonymous said...

Those shorts look like they fit you just fine! Hmmm, I want to check out Lady Umbrella now. I'm a sucker for unique and personal designs!

fritha louise said...

The t-shirt is great. I love graphic tees so I'll have to check out the site.

LadyUmbrella said...

Wow, Chloe, just wow...Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your new tee..Really delighted to hear that you're happy with it..And I agree with you Alyse - the shorts fit just fine :) Anway, hope both of yee (Alyse & Fritha) like what you see on our site and once again, thank you Chloe..Ole :)

Olivia said...

This is such an unusual t-shirt, so cool! loving your blog x