When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. But, I like to think that I’m an eternal optimist and it’s this blind optimism that made me purchase this red jacket from Everything5Pounds. It was a purchase made in minutes, but it was far from an impulse buy.
You see, I’d been casually searching for a red coat for some time now: weeks, months, years. Ever since I let my dream Topshop jacket slip through my fingers, I’ve been trying to find a similar coat. Recently, Everything5Pounds got in touch and invited me to their Manchester Bloggers Tea Party. Their timing wasn’t the best and, as it was my birthday, I already had plans and couldn’t go. But, that didn’t stop me browsing the website.
When I found this £5 red jacket, I added it to my basket and paid swiftly. When it arrived, I couldn’t believe my eyes…
It was such great quality as well as being every bit as cute as I expected (if not cuter). Including postage and packaging, the coat cost £8.95 and was delivered in days. Whilst I doubt the coat is a high street brand, I be happy to pay a high street price for it. On the site, the buttons concerned me and I planned to replace these with sturdier buttons. However, I like their brightness and even though they’re plastic, I think they look quite rich.