I recently came across a company on twitter called Blue Marmalade London. An online clothing boutique who launched in 2014. They sell luxury clothing brands and design their own collection too. Aimed at 'off duty' clothing, their loungewear is gorgeous. "Focusing on the most beautiful clothes in the most delicious fabrics, Helen has built Marmalade into a haven of luxurious off-duty loungewear that women love to relax in. There’s only one rule. No velour."
I have had the pleasure of being asked to review for them and was recently sent two items from their range to put to the test. Helen wrote in her initial email to me "We believe it's worth dressing in something that makes you feel gorgeous. Loungewear has become uninspiring and frumpy. We want to change that. In fact we're on a bit of a mission".
Helen and I decided which items I would review and I then waited excitedly for my package to arrive. I didn't have to wait long. This is what greeted me when I opened the box.
How lovely is that wrapping? The attention to detail and quote from Marilyn Monroe, such a nice touch. All for free delivery world wide too! Almost too nice to open, I did however open it to take a look inside.
I was sent a Blue Marmalade long Sleeved Top
and a pair of Blue Marmalade Long Black Track Pants.
Helen asked my size and sent the appropriate size (in this case medium). Both items at made from 95% lyocell and 5% elastane and are ultra soft. Both fitted perfectly and are very comfy.
The top is trimmed in cream with mother of pearl buttons and has a slightly structured collar. It is so lovely to wear and has washed and dried well. I didn't feel too hot wearing it in bed but comfy and 'special'. Priced at £49 it is sadly at the higher end of the loungewear market for me but I would certainly recommend this item to anyone wanting to treat that special woman in their life (or me of course).
The track pants were a perfect fit, "the ultimate evening PJ pant" with a cream ribbon tied waistband and cuffed ankles. They also have pockets. The cuffed ankles are perfect for me being only 5ft tall! They too are very comfy indeed and luxurious. I do love wearing this rather gorgeous combo. Once again they wash and dry well. They too are priced at £49 a pair.
In conclusion I'm delighted with the two pieces Helen sent me. Sadly I could not have afforded to buy them myself but would maybe expect to receive such luxury loungewear as a birthday gift or similar. I do however feel that with the service, quality, attention to detail with the packaging and the free delivery that the price of each item is fair. Would I buy? Most definitely. You can see the other items sold here.