When this first arrived I actually refrained from putting it on her as I was so scared she would drop her dinner on it or something and at £32.00 this is not a cheap cardigan. It is more money than I would ever normally consider spending on an item of clothing for my daughter as she has such a habit of ruining all her pretty clothes. This cardigan is made to a very high standard, it is so eye-catching and just down right gorgeous!!
- She would look adorable in it!!
- It’s polka dots! (That alone makes me want, want, want it!!)
- It is made by a designer and that means it will inevitably cost a bit more than I’m used to spending.
- It says that ‘Tootsa MacGinty’s timeless styles are built to wash, wear and “hand-me-down” – That certainly goes some way to convincing me.
Anyhow…I am one lucky lady as I actually received the cardigan free of charge for review purposes (one of the many reasons I love being a mummy blogger) and thus there was no parting of cash involved in this instance.
I did eventually let my daughter wear the cardigan after about 2 weeks of just letting it look pretty in her room. She wore it to a family wedding over the top of a floral dress. Very shabby chic and she looked so pretty. Since then she has worn it loads and thankfully without staining it. I have washed the cardigan a couple of times in the washing machine at 30 degrees and it has come out fine. It did pucker up a little bit around the button fastenings but that has mostly dropped out on hanging it up.
You can tell this cardigan is designer just by looking at it. You know how you can spot a Boden garment a mile off…well this Tootsa MacGinty cardigan is the same. It just screams…Quality Designer Item! Do not wear when eating chocolate ice cream! 🙂
I was very impressed with the time and effort that the ladies from Not Pink had put into wrapping the item. It came nicely packaged in blue tissue paper with ‘Not Pink’ multi-coloured stickers on. I loved the finishing touch of a sheet of 5 or 6 ‘Not Pink’ stickers inside the parcel. My daughter was delighted to be able to stick them on her books and things. Kids just love stickers , don’t they. It was a thoughtful added extra that made a lasting impression. It’s things like that which make you want to shop with a particular company. So keep up the good work, Mel and Jo.
So all in all, I am very happy with the luxurious cardigan that my daughter now owns and I have no qualms in recommending the website Not Pink to you. It is a company run by two working mums and they started it as they wanted to start to sell clothes for girls that were NOT PINK! They do also sell clothes for boys and they are NOT PINK too.