Review: Platinum Apparel

As I’m sure all of you will have realised, I love clothes and clothes shopping.  So much so, that when I saw that Platinum Apparel were offering 20% off codes through Twitter, I knew I had to jump on the opportunity!

I’ve followed Platinum Apparel on Twitter for a while, and I’ve always had my eye on their Splat Dye Tee, so I was super excited to finally buy it.  I placed my order on June 26th and it arrived on July 4th, six working days after I ordered it.  That’s a little quicker than the 7-10 working days delivery estimate on their website, which makes me happy inside – I am an impatient person at heart.

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When I first put the shirt on I was surprised to see how well it fits – because it was a unisex fit I thought it would be baggier.  The design is awesome, and I love it even more knowing that each shirt is made to order, meaning the design is totally unique.  The label on the hem is a nice detail, and I love the script font of the logo.

Its original price, £11.99, was already reasonable, but with 20% off it was a steal!  I would definitely recommend Platinum Apparel to anyone – I would also recommend following them on Twitter to make the most of any more discount codes they might offer in the future.  On a student budget like mine, I need all the help I can get!

Currently listening to: Until It’s GoneLinkin Park

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Review: Thunder Apparel

I had the immense pleasure of making another order from Thunder Apparel on Wednesday the 18th after my first purchase from them went so well, and once again I have not been disappointed.

I ordered their THNDR tank top, as well as a sticker pack, and they slid through my door on the morning of the 20th – nice and speedy shipping always makes me happy.

The majority of the sticker pack has made their home on my pin-board, alongside my concert tickets, stickers from other brands and business cards.  The stickers I have left over will probably customise my laptop, once I get round to buying a case for it.

Pin-board containing a number of branded stickers, concert tickets and business cards.
I think the ‘wolves don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep’ sticker is my favourite. What’s yours?

The vest top itself is lovely.  The material is soft but feels high quality, and the printed design doesn’t feel like it’s gonna fade any time soon.  It fits really well on me too, which is a major plus.  The Thunder Apparel ticket stitched into the hem is also a nice feature.

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Once again there was no invoice included in my order, which struck me as odd – if I’d needed to return any part of my order that could have ended up being problematic.  In this case, it’s definitely fortunate that I can trust Thunder Apparel’s sizing chart and the quality of their clothing.

I honestly cannot recommend Thunder Apparel enough – plus, they’ve just released their Summer 2014 collection, which I absolutely adore!  Make sure you check out their store ASAP.

Currently listening to: Heart and SoulTwin Atlantic

Review: Thunder Apparel

I wasn’t expecting to be back with another fashion review so quickly, seeing as I’m a poor student and my altrocklife fashion week cost me a significant sum.  However, my family were very generous to me this Easter, and I find it difficult to resist clothes shopping at the best of times, so here we are again.

My brand of choice this time around is Thunder Apparel, an independent brand formed in 2011.  I ordered my Tiger Tee on Easter Sunday and it slid through my letterbox this morning, which I was extremely happy with.  Speedy shipping is what gives me strength.

One thing I noticed that struck me as odd, however, is that my package did not contain an invoice.  I don’t know if this was an error or the general practice of Thunder Apparel, but if I’d wanted to return my t-shirt I probably would have run into difficulties, even though I did get an email confirmation of my order from both the brand and PayPal.

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Anyway, back to the shirt.  The print looks awesome, and the shirt is great quality.  There are a couple of white patches in the print, which I expected due to the style of printing, but they don’t detract from how much I love the shirt.

Plus, the neck hole is a great size for my head!  If you’ve read my previous t-shirt reviews, you’d know that shirts with neck holes that are too small are a major issue for me.

If you’re on Twitter – and frankly, who isn’t – you should definitely check out Thunder Apparel’s Twitter page.  Whoever’s in charge of their account is absolutely lovely, so make sure you say hi.

I would definitely recommend shopping with Thunder Apparel.  I had a really great experience, and I can’t wait to shop with them again.

Want this shirt but don’t know what to wear it with?  Check out my Polyvore for ideas.

Currently listening to: (I’ll Grab You By The) Neck Of The Woods (live performance) – We Are The Ocean

altrocklife fashion week: Rogue City

So, it looks like this is the last instalment of the altrocklife fashion week.  I can sense all of your sad faces from here.  But not to worry; there’s a lot more where this came from.

The third and final brand I’ll be looking at is Rogue City.  I ordered the AKA Orton Bleach Splash Tee on the 2nd of April and it arrived on the 5th, which is great for someone as impatient as me.

They also sent me a handy 10% discount code via Twitter, which I really appreciated.

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I like this shirt; it feels good quality, and it’s the only shirt I featured in the altrocklife fashion week which has a neck hole large enough for my giant skull.

My main issue with it is that even though I ordered a medium, this shirt is massive around my hips.  I knew it would be baggier around my hips, but it felt a lot larger than I’d have expected from the information on the website, especially as I’m only a size 12.  I’ll definitely be altering this shirt so it fits better.

So, overall, I’m a little disappointed in this shirt.  The brand’s customer service is awesome, though.  I got a little note with my shirt which made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, as well as a Malteaster bunny!  I was extremely happy with that, let me tell you.

I would recommend purchasing from Rogue City, but make sure you’re 100% happy with the item you’re about to buy before you buy it.  If I’d taken a closer look at the product photographs, I would have noticed the bagginess around the hips and probably chosen something different.  All in all, though, I’m happy enough with the shirt to not bother returning or exchanging it.

Want inspiration for how to wear this shirt?  Check out my Polyvore for ideas.

Currently listening to: Do It Now, Remember It LaterSleeping With Sirens

altrocklife fashion week: Stay Lucky Clothing

Welcome to the second instalment of the altrocklife fashion week!  Today I’m looking at Stay Lucky, another independent clothing brand.  I ordered my shirt on April 2nd and it arrived on the 4th.  Speedy shipping seems to be a theme with the brands I’m looking at this week.

Another running theme is that these guys also sent me a 10% discount code when I followed them on Twitter, which is great for an unemployed student like me.

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I absolutely love this t-shirt.  The design is vibrant and exactly how I expected it to look from the website.  The fit is great, too, even if once again the neck hole is slightly too small for my apparently gigantic head.

Along with my order, I also got sent a couple of sweeties and a lovely little note, which really made me feel like a valued customer.

All in all, this brand is absolutely fabulous, and I recommend you go check them out.

If you want inspiration for how to wear this shirt, check out my Polyvore for ideas.

Currently listening to: Everything EndsYoung Guns

altrocklife fashion week: Half Naked Clothing

Welcome to the altrocklife fashion week!  First up I’ve got a review of a fantastic independent clothing label, Half Naked.  I ordered the Love Deep shirt on April 2nd and it arrived at home on the 4th, so their shipping is super fast.

Plus, when I followed their Twitter account, they sent me a discount code for 10% off my first purchase, which was definitely the icing on the cake.

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The shirt itself is lovely.  It’s a great fit, plus it’s soft to the touch and seems really great quality.  The design is bold and nicely printed.

My only slight issue is that the neck hole is a little small for me.  Maybe I just have a massive head?  Who knows.

This brand is so awesome.  They sent me a sticker, which is going up on my wall, and the people behind their twitter account are super nice.  Plus, their shirts are really good value for money even without a discount, so I’d definitely recommend checking their store out.

Wanna see how I’d wear this shirt?  Check out my Polyvore for ideas.

Currently listening to: Right Back At It AgainA Day To Remember 

#OOTD: 22/3/14

You know how it is: you’re scrolling down your twitter feed having the time of your life, and all of a sudden you look at the time to see your bus leaves in 20 minutes.

That, unfortunately, was me this morning, so all I could manage to do was chuck on the first clothes I saw before I left the house.  Thankfully, it all turned out rather well.

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I am so working the double denim.

This particular outfit has a lot of memories for me, as most of the pieces were bought on my holiday on the California coast and in New York in July/August 2013.

The vest was bought at Club Tattoo, a tattoo parlour (hence the name) and clothing/accessories store on Pier 39 in San Francisco.  Even eight months later the design is still in great condition, and the fit is super flattering for my body type.

A photograph of my purse.
Please, bow down and appreciate the beauty of this purse.

I also bought this gorgeous purse/clutch bag there too, and is to date the most amount of money I’ve ever spent on one item of clothing or accessory at $45, or roughly £30.

The denim shirt I also bought in America, this time at Times Square’s branch of Forever 21.  I love this for its red checked shoulders, which add a bit more colour and coordinates nicely with the red of the vest.

This was also a pretty good value purchase, however it wasn’t until I tried on the shirt at home that I realised one sleeve is slightly tighter than the other for some reason.  So, not massively pleased with the quality of the piece, but the shirt’s still lasted well and I liked it enough not to bother returning it.

The shorts are a staple of my wardrobe; bought at New Look a good few years ago, they’re high waisted and still such a great fit.

A close-up photo of a pocketwatch necklace.
Damnit, I can’t think of any time-related puns.

Here’s a close-up of my necklace, an ornate pocket watch on a bronze chain I bought last year in a random gift shop.  It was fairly pricey – £20 – but I absolutely love it, and it goes with pretty much every outfit in my wardrobe.

It also ties in nicely, colour-wise, with the brown lace-up boots I wore with the outfit.  I never put batteries in the watch, though.  Maybe that’s why I’m late to lectures so often.

This outfit is a favourite because of the colour coordination.  Whilst I can appreciate outfits that clash, I don’t feel comfortable unless my entire outfit ties in nicely together.

I’m also really liking the double denim which, if pulled off well, is definitely a popular choice right now.

(And obviously I pulled it off well.  Duh guys.)

Currently listening to: Bones ExposedOf Mice & Men