Disturbia Pentagram/ Wednesday Addams Dress Review (Depop)

I got a dress using the sales app Depop. It’s a bit like eBay, but much better as you don’t have to scour through all the Chinese sellers. It is especially for people selling their second hand clothes.  I picked this dress up for only £7, the only flaws being that it has crease marks from being on a hanger, which I am sure will come out with a good iron. Apart from that it looks like new. I would definitely would recommend the app for anyone who wants to bag a bargain, and doesn’t mind second hand.

As the dress looked pretty much new I thought I would go ahead and give a review of this Disturbia dress.

Disturbia Pentagram/ Wednesday Addams Dress Review

I got this dress because I love the whole Wednesday Addams look. So when I saw this dress so cheap I jumped at the chance. I wasn’t keen on the pentagram as I try to stay away from any kind of symbolism/religious themes on my clothes, but I thought I am probably going to wear a cardigan with this anyway, so I didn’t mind.

Pros:

  • The collar is lovely, thick and crisp. It falls very nicely and well made.
  • The fabric is stretchy and gives a flattering fit because of this it is true to size.
  • The printed design is thick and doesn’t look like it will crack and crease.

Cons:

  • The original price of this dress.
  • It is very, very short! But I am 5ft 8
  • The zip on the collar is quite bulky. As it pulls up all the way to the neck, it can be a little uncomfortable as you are always aware of it rubbing slightly.

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In conclusion I am very happy with this dress…for the price. I looked up the original price of this dress and it is £40! I really don’t think it is worth that price. For that price I would expect something extra to make this dress worth it. For example: My Banned Apparel Moonlight Silence Keyhole Dress was £30.

 

These dresses are very similar, the fabric and cut is the same, however this was £10 cheaper but I think the added details like the embroidery, unique artwork and the keyhole cut makes the dress more worth the price tag.

All in all though I am very happy. So watch out for a OOTD post using this dress soon!

 

The Mad Magpie x

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Iron Fist Daytime Sleeper Creeper Review /Unboxing

It is my 8 year anniversary with my fiancee! 😀 As a treat he gave me a lovely gift of these shoes that I have been eyeing up, the Iron Fist Daytime Sleeper Creepers. My boyfriend actually managed to get these in the sale at only  £35.99 rather than the original price of £52.99. Also if you sign up to their newsletter you get an extra 15% off. Which pretty much pays off the delivery fee and cheeky VAT that they add at the checkout.

Iron Fist Daytime Sleeper Creeper Review

This box was covered in gray plastic, but my boyfriend removed that and wrapped in wrapping paper. IronFist has very pretty packaging  and its all nicely wrapped with branded tissue paper. There is also scrunched up cardboard paper inside the shoes to keep their structure.

Gorgeous shoes! I don’t mind paying a bit extra when you get shoes that have pushed the design and you get something unique and interesting. Added details on these shoes are the brogue design looks like bats. There are attached bat wings and the sole is coffin shaped.

Pros:

  • A unique shoe, I have never seen anyone with these before.
  • Very sturdy although not too heavy as they use a thick foam for the sole.
  • Vegan ‘Leather’
  • Bat wings are removable and I could wear them on other shoes.

Cons:

  • They are a lot higher (1 1/2 inches ish) than normal creepers, so I will have to get a hang of walking in them.
  • The shoes needs a bit breaking in, especially the back as it rubs a little.
  • I did have a fault with the shoe…..
The Fault

The problem with my shoes was that I found a small nick on the underside of one of the bat wing.

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My fiancee emailed the company and they responded straight away. They apologised profusely and said they would send me a new pair, no extra charge. Unfortunately there wasn’t a new pair in stock in my size. So, I could either send them back and get a full refund or get 20% refunded if I decided to keep them. I decided to keep them as the damage is really minimal, you couldn’t see it when worn and I still loved the shoes.

Although, there was problems with the shoe and it was disappointing. I cannot fault the staff for trying to fix the problem.

 

In conclusion I LOVE these shoes and cant wait till I feel confident enough in my walking abilities to wear them without falling over! I am currently wearing them around the house!

 

The Mad Magpie x

March Favourite Things

This blog post I am going to share with you movies, TV programmes, music and other things I have enjoyed over the month of March. Hopefully it will inspire you to also look into them and maybe you will fall in love with them too. I will try not to reveal any major spoilers, so I don’t ruin any thing for anyone.

 

Movie: Your Name (Kimi No Na)

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If you are interested in Anime then you have probably heard of this film. It is massive in Japan and the highest grossing anime film world wide.  It is absolutely beautifully made, it has incredible detail and at points you forget this isn’t a live action film.

The story revolves around two characters who swap bodies when they sleep.  It starts with being quite comedic with scenes like the girl (Mitsuha) in a male body (Taki), worried about going to the toilet.  However as it progressed the story line becomes more complex with twist and turns. Ending with your heart strings being well and truly tugged.

An excellent movie and it’s no wonder that it has seen great success world wide.  I would definitely recommend this film even if you are not interested in anime.

 

TV Programme: SKAM

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I came across this show by chance. I just saw a random couple of people talking about it in a UK TV forum. They mentioned it was like ‘Skins’, a show I used to enjoy when I was teenager. So I thought I would give it ago. I love the slice of life type of programmes, this was right up my street and I found it much more realistic and enjoyable than ‘Skins’.

The Norwegian show follows the daily lives of a group of young adults, following mainly their love lives. However it features a lot of complex subjects such as religion, mental health, and sexuality. It handles theses subjects very well. It doesn’t shy away from these issues and play them out in a very realistic way. It plays in real time and you can also follow the characters text messages and Instagram photos. The show has a massive following in a variety of countries so everything is available translated.

 

Music: Chvrches

I am surprised I haven’t come across Chvrches sooner, as the synthpop genre is something I have always enjoyed. I have been listening to many of their songs recently and I think ‘Lies’ has got to be my favourite of theirs.

Anime: Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)

 

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I do enjoy a good anime every now again and ‘Your Lie in April’ is one that has really stood out above the rest. It not only has beautiful animation, but the music as well. The story revolves around Kōsei a former pianist prodigy and getting back into music after meeting a violist. I wont say anymore of the story as I don’t want to risk ruining the anime. I totally recommend this anime, but beware you will need a box of tissues!

 

I do hope that this blog post has inspired you to check these things out. If it isn’t normally your cup of tea give the first episode/first 10 minutes a go, you never know you might get hooked like I was.

Mad Magpie x

Style Me…Steampunk

It is time for the  Thursday’s style me challenge. Where I look at an alternative style and try to recreate it. This week I am looking at the fun fashion that is Steampunk.

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Style Me… Nu-Goth

I have created a challenge for myself to look into, learn and play around with different alternative styles, Style Me Thursdays. Every Thursday I thought it would be fun to look into a different style. I think as well as learning about new fashions I will also be add new things to my own wardrobe. My own style changes a lot I find myself buying things that I like rather than fitting in with a certain aesthetic. I am also going make an item of clothing or accessory that will go with that style.

So today I am going to look into a relatively new fashion style….

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February Buys

I haven’t brought much this month, but I think what I have gotten is super cute!

Pusheen T’shirts! Primark £6 Hello/£8 Mermaid

I haven’t got many t-shirt so these are going to be perfect for the summer! They are so cute and I love little pusheen!  The mermaid version has a faded pink to white background too, so its perfect for pastelly fairy kei style days.

Fluffy Blue Petticoat! Charity Shop £4

I got so lucky and found this petticoat for only £4! It doesn’t look used and it is really puffy, with loads of layers. Usually a petticoat this long and full would be around £30, so I am really happy with this purchase. It is quite long which is a shame it doesn’t work with most of my skirts, however it will be perfect for my dress/skirt from Lindy Bop.

Moisturising Cream/Eye Gel Boots 3 for £3

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So my partner needed some face wash and this stuff was cheap and it had the deal for 3 for £3 so we thought we would get the face wash and  and get a few other bits. I needed something for my eyes as I have been getting really bad eye bags lately. I didn’t expect these to work that great; they where cheap and in the essential range. However these have worked amazingly! My skin feels smoother and is brighter and the skin under my eye doesn’t feel so thin. I also have very sensitive skin and have had no break outs from using these.  So I would definitely recommend these products for a cheap alternative from the expensive brands.

 

Mad Magpie x

Day 8- Most Expensive 30 Day Fashion Challenge

My most expensive item of clothing would have to be this coat. Coats are expensive and I think this was bordering £80! An eye watering amount for me! Lucky, I know some awesome people and  I was given this as a present and I LOVE it!

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January Shopping Mini Haul

Stop the press its a H & M sale!

Yeah, at H & M there is always a sale on so it’s not that big of deal but it’s quite big at the moment also there is loads of new pastelly clothes in season for quite a  good price. So if your into pastel goth then, H & M is definitely the place to go. So here are a few things I brought.

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LindyBop ‘Adalene Green Alpine’ skirt Review + OOTD

 

In this blog post I will be reviewing Lindy Bops ‘Adalene Green Alpine’ skirt, which I managed to snap up at the sale for just £13. I will also be adding an outfit idea at the end.

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