Sunday, 24 May 2020

Femme Luxe - Perfect Clothes for Relaxing during Lockdown


{This is a collaborative post}

I had a call from the girls form tutor at school today to ask how they were and if they were finding this lockdown time difficult? I had to be honest and say no, they were loving being off and just acting as if they had the longest summer holiday ever!

Of course, it helps immensely that we live in a gated community with 220 acres, so they can go swimming in the lake, climbing on the low ropes course or cycling through the woods. Also, being twins, they always have a playmate and that is great. As young teenagers though, neither of my girls want to be outside and being busy all the time.

The one thing they really do miss is their friends, so chatting via zoom, Instagram or FaceTime are essentials for them and I often come into my lounge or bedroom to find them lounging about and talking very loudly.

One of the things I've found a bit tricky since lockdown is that the girls both seem to have had a growth spurt and whereas we'd normally pop along to the high street and pick up some clothes, we can't do that right now, so online shopping has been a lifesaver. We've ordered from a couple of the high street stores that we know well and I'll be honest, I've been really disappointed with their delivery times and choice of courier.

We've also tried out a couple of online retailers who were new to us, but recommended by the girl's friends and Femme Luxe has been amazing. I ordered some clothes from them on Tuesday and by Thursday they had arrived, as they choose to use the Royal Mail 48 hour service, which I find so reliable.

Femme Luxe seems to be aimed at the younger, fashion-conscious woman and the clothes only go up to a size 14 (in the main, there seems to be the odd thing bigger than this), so you need to be aware of that when you browse. I'll be honest, at first sight, I wasn't sure there were clothes for my young teens on there as there is a lot of skin-tight and revealing clothes that I feel are aimed at an older girl but after a browse, they both found loungewear that they really like.

Miss E chose this grey short sleeve oversized leggings set, which I think she looks great in. The material is nice and thick and the top is really generous. She ordered it in an M/L, which is a 12/14 and she felt the leggings could have been a bit longer in the leg and bum area, as they didn't allow much room for someone with a peachy bum! This set retails for £19.99.


The other items they chose were T-shirts and there is a superb selection of slogan ones that I'm happy to let them wear; nothing too sexually overt or mature for them. These T-shirts are great to team with joggers, jeans or the girls favourite - leggings! I think my favourite slogan one, was this one below that Miss E chose, it sums her up and it says "In a world where you can be anything, be kind" and I think that is particularly relevant in this time when we are all staying in and people seem to be losing their patience an awful lot on social media. This t-shirt is £6.99 and the M/L (12-14) size is a good fit for her, but probably comes up a bit small as she has never needed a 14 before. 


Miss M had also chosen a couple of items and she is less about the body fitting top that Miss E favours and more about comfort and wearing oversized items, so this white Bo$$y oversized T-shirt was perfect for her, both in size and in explanation of her attitude! It retails for £8.99 and comes in sizes S - XL (which is basically 8 - /1416) and it is a decent quality cotton crew neck.

Look at her face, so much attitude. This T-shirt really is perfect
The other t-shirt that Miss M choose was a black one with the slogan "babe", it is a really nice T-shirt and I was pleased with the quality of it. The seams and cuffs etc are all good and well sewn, which is important for an item washing well. This one retails for £6.99 and only came in an S/M or M/L, so we ordered the bigger size, which is supposed to be a 12/14 but Miss M has given it to her twin as she felt it was too body-hugging for her.

In all, we've been pleased with our experience of ordering with Femme Luxe and we would use them again. There is a massive selection on the website, the prices are really reasonable and the pieces we received were good quality for the price paid. We also loved the quick delivery.

There seems to always be a deal available too, so keep an eye on the website, I see there is an extra 10% off code live on there right now, as well as free next day delivery if you spend over £25.



8 comments:

  1. I am not having a difficult time either. Working from home has been easy. The only think I struggle with is finding enough not to be too bored.

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    1. Glad you're not finding this lockdown a struggle.

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  2. Such lovely t-shirts! I started ordering clothes online during lockdown but so far haven't found a retailer I'm satisfied with. Either the delivery takes ages or the sizes are off

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    1. Oh what a shame, yes the delivery has been awful with some, but Royal Mail really seem to be doing a fine job.

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  3. I like that Babe t-shirt and the Be Kind one too. The quality looks great I must admit

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    1. So much better than I expected to be honest. I thought they might be market quality but they are thick and well stitched.

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  4. This is the first time I heard about Femme Luxe store. I'll check it out! I love the message on the T-shirt about being kind :). Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yes, it is a greta t-shirt and message, esepcially in this current climate

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Thanks for your comment, I will respond real soon. Mich x