Where I live there is a New Look that stocks the Inspire range, but it's a 25 minute walk away from work, which doesn't give me a huge amount of time to try many things on during my lunch hour. So when I found myself in London for a couple free hours I skipped to Oxford Street and played dress up, seeing if I could find something that took my fancy and could make the train journey home with me!
I'm a size 26 and 5'8 to give you some idea of length and fit.
This is the first thing I tried on. It's the Ponti Belted Dress and I LOVE the belt with it. The only thing that put me off buying it is the material. It's made out of a heavy polyester and I just thought I would get a little hot under the collar if I wore it during the day at work/play.
This one is a favourite of many bloggers, and I can see why. It looked good, it felt great and comfy on, it had birds and it had pockets!!! So why didn't I buy it I hear you ask? Well dear reader, I'm not sure. I think I couldn't see a place for it in my wardrobe or my life. It was too casual for work and I don't really wear dresses during my Mummy time. I may rethink and regret this decision though!
Liked this Stripey Woven Front top on the website and it was nice on (worn over the dress I wore to the shop so not the best combination!). Once again tempted but not head over heels.
This one, well, I thought in for a penny, in for a pound. The shape isn't great on me and the material is really shiny polyester. Think bad 70's nylon. Not me.
Boobies! A bit too close up I think, but this is a dress I have been tempted by on the website. This one is really a size too small, but I liked the shape and the material is like a light weight fake silk. Lovely on, but static central. Very clingy.
I would have tried on the coloured jeans that I have been admiring on the website, but they only had up to a size 20 so not a goer.
Over all I had fun and it was nice to try a range of things on and even like a few! The Inspire range has some good pieces, but the cheapness of the items is sometimes reflected in the materials used. It's nice having a clothing range that seems to have consistent sizing though, I know a 26 will fit.
So, any pieces that take your fancy or are already in your wardrobe?