In September 2018, I finally got to do a trip to Bali.
Whenever I have a trip, I get really excited as it is a great excuse to go shopping!
My Bali Trip was no exception – I went to Boohoo to purchase a whole new wardrobe!
I had never purchased anything from Boohoo before, and with the option of afterpay, I wasn’t going to pass this opportunity to buy a bulk load of clothes.
Here is a breakdown of the clothes bought:
- Hello Summer Slogan Straw Floppy Hat, in Lilac, $14.40
- Fringe & Disc Detail Cross Body Bag, White, $8.40
- Coin Cross Diamanté Layered Necklace, Gold, $8.40
- Hammered Hoop Tassel Earrings, Red, $5.40
- Skinny Cat Eye Sunglasses, Red, $8.40
- Double Bandeau Top & Culottes Co-Ord Set, Size 12, Magenta, $27.00
- Tall Tie Front Top & Shorts Co-ord, Size 12, Black, $24.00
- Lisa Palm able Front Sheered Back Short Co-ord, Size 12, hot pink, $27.00
- V Neck Top + Tie Short Co-ord, Size 12, Khaki, $24.00
- High waisted turn up denim shorts, size 12, dark blue, $20.40
- Polka dot print thigh split maxi skirt, size 12, coral, $15.60
- Basic Swing dress, size 12, black, $10.80
- Palm printed bandeau detail maxi dress, size 12, multi print colour, $20.40
- Palm print ruffle sleeve Playsuit, size 12, Green, $22.80
- Plunge Halterneck Palm Swimsuit, size large, white, $34.00
- Pearl statement Chunky Tassel Earrings, Gold, $8.40
Total spend: $284.39
My thoughts on Boohoo
Clothes from Boohoo are great for quick fashion. It very much is a “fast fashion” retailer as everything is very on trend, with constant new styles being added to the website inventory.
There’s often lots of items on sale, and really good promotions such as 40% off all items. I took advantage of a 40% off all items when I shopped with Boohoo, which is why I bought so many items.
Buying the items was a quick and easy process, and made better because I could use AfterPay!
The shipping is $7.99 per order for regular shipping and $14.99 for express. I was a little disappointed that there is no free shipping offer, but when the clothes are cheap, it doesn’t really bother me that much.
The website states that shopping takes up to 8 business days. My items came on the 8th day so it was good that it came when it was supposed to.
The great thing is that Boohoo offers free returns for 28 days from purchase, rather than the standard 14 days. This means to have plenty of time to decide on whether the clothes are right for you. You just post the items back in the original bag and you get a refund shortly after they receive your items.
I found that I had about a 50% success rate with the clothes I kept and returned.
Most of the clothes were pretty good quality for the price. I was surprised at this as I expected many if the clothes to be average quality, considering the cheap prices.
Unfortunately, my main problem was that most of the clothes did not suit my body shape or my style because they were too revealing.
A lot of items were very fitted and often would show underwear lines or lumps and bumps on my body. Many clothes were made out of an elastase and polyester mix so they are not breathable clothes either.
I liked that Boohoo has plus size options, but their plus size starts at 16, and the other clothes often stop at size 12. So if yo are a size 14 or want to size up from a size 12, yo7 may have difficulty finding the right fit. This is definitely my trouble as a girl who is not “plus size” but is curvy.
It’s also very hard to figure it if clothes would fit when yo see a size 6 model for the clothes that fit you but a size 12 model for the plus size clothes.
I was especially impressed by the quality of the swimwear. The one piece I bought was double lined and very thick. I’ve worn it quite a lot over summer and it is still in excellent condition.
Luckily I could return items within 28 days as I probably wouldn’t have risked buying many of the clothes.
I definitely will buy clothes from Boohoo again but would likely keep it to items for travel or music festivals. I would also definitely buy swimwear from here.
I plan on buying vintage and retro-inspired clothes from Boohoo in the future so stay tuned for that!
Boohoo Haul Video
I decided to do a haul video for this lot of clothes to truly show people what my thoughts and reactions were.
So here I present my first ever haul video!
Although this video is a fairly amateur haul video, I hope my honest opinion is helpful to anyone who watches it.
In particular, I think my review should be helpful for larger girls who aren’t quite plus size but aren’t your typical Instagram model size, also known as the “average” size with curves.
Have you bought clothes from BooHoo online? What are your thoughts on the quality of the clothes? Let me know in the comments section!
Bye for now
All opinions in this post are my own. Unless otherwise stated, this post has not been sponsored and I have not been paid for this post
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