Pink Love

Hey Glossies,

Happy  Cinco de Mayo to you!!

Recently, I found a UK store called Dorothy Perkins, which is a sister brand to TopShop.  Dorothy Perkins sells up to size UK 22/ US 18. Size 14/10 and lower have loads more selections than Sizes 20/16 and 22/18, but there is no shortage of cute wearable items.

My first step in my shopping plan of action when I find a new store is to always peruse the sale/clearance section. I must know which items remain in stock and how low the prices can get.  I also review the body measurements information.

While perusing the sale section, I found the Snake print dress in pink.  While this look does not fit the classic aesthetic that  I love, it was a must-have for me.  I ordered over 2 weeks and I finally got it this week.

Checkout Process

The checkout process was mildly brutal. For some reason, the site would not take my contact information, but after a few minutes, the information “took”, so I was well on the way to the payment screen.  I suggest if you are not a UK CC holder, use PayPal.  My CC was declined, even though there was more than enough funds to cover the payment.  The bank flagged the transaction as fraudulent. I had to call the bank to clear up the situation, which did not take long, but it was still a hassle.

Delivery Process

Usually when I order from a UK site (, Boden (Limited Edition items), my order usually comes in about a week, maybe 10 days.  I placed a second order with Dorothy Perkins a week after placing the initial order.  I received that order within a week, which arrived before the initial order.  I refer to that as the William and Kate miracle because it arrived on the day of the wedding. LOL  The first order arrived over 2 weeks after I purchased it.  I think it was well worth the wait.

Note –  there are no tracking numbers for international orders. Contact customer service if the package does not arrive in ten days.  There is a toll-free number for US customers.


I compare the quality of the clothes to the GAP, maybe Forever 21. I bought a mac trench coat and the coat had a pretty black and white polka dot lining.  I have purchased trenches from the Gap that did not have lining.  Even the pink snake print dress has a lining in the bodice.  The material was also appropriate for the season.  Many of the items are machine washable.


I have and will repurchase from Dorothy Perkins.  I like the dress offerings a lot.  I am looking forward to see what they will offer for the fall and winter seasons.  I think the pieces that I have will mix in great with my wardrobe.

With the dresses that I purchased, I could have sized down one.

I suggest having a calculator handy or going to a currency conversion website to get a general idea of the cost in USD.

Pink Love

Pink Love by Pumps and Gloss featuring platform pumps

I plan on wearing this look in the early fall.

Mix  Maven

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  • Tami May 9, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    You know I’m loving this!

  • kia May 7, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    yay! i was totally gonna blog my experience too.

  • NuNu Fairville May 5, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    I love that site. I’ve been ordering a few things from them for quite sometime.