As I’ve mentioned before I’m a huge fan of Autumn fashion, so when Zaful contacted me asking if I’d like to review some of their clothes I knew this was a perfect opportunity for me to update my wardrobe for the new season ahead. After packing up my summer wardrobe and bringing out all my knitwear I realised there was a lack of autumn dresses in my wardrobe, as most of my dresses now are sleeveless. Does anybody else find it hard to get dresses that have sleeves these days? So when I spotted this leaf print dress I knew it would fit perfectly in my autumnal wardrobe and would go with a lot of other items I already own.
The dress itself is quite good quality material. It feels quite heavy is lined so is good for keeping you warm during chilly autumn days and it hangs really well. On the downside, one button did fall off when I first put it on, which I think it quite common with mass-produced clothing these days, but that was easily fixed with a little needle and thread #adultskills
A lot of the handbags I own are black but sometimes you just want something a little different, so I decided to pick up this little navy cross body bag to go alongside the dress. I was really impressed with the quality handbag and its the perfect size to fit your everyday essentials in. There’s a handy little-zipped section in the centre of the bag to keep your keys in, and ample room for your purse, lip balm and your mobile phone.
I did pick up two jewellery pieces including this cat face watch alongside a little velvet choker. The quality of these two were a little more disappointing as both of them broke as soon as I put them on. The choker luckily is easily fixed once I dig out my old jewellery making equipment and replace the jump ring with a slightly stronger one. The watch, however, as soon as I put it on the crown went across my bedroom. So I’m just not able to change the time anymore, however given the fact the watch has no numbers on it I wasn’t really planning on using it to tell the time much anyway.
Overall I was fairly impressed with the quality of the items from Zaful, but I feel like many similar brands that are based in Asia I think this can sometimes be hit and miss, but you sometimes can end up with some really amazing pieces. The items of mine that did fall apart were pretty easy to fix so I wasn’t really that bothered about it. It gave me a chance to refine my sewing skills and finally learn at the age of nearly 25 of how to sew on a button.