hello readers! i hope you all had a lovely holiday–mine was very quiet but nice :)
recently i found out about an awesome new brand called mad love, which is an australian based brand that has the cutest graphic shirts ever!! their designs are very unique, and i can definitely see this brand catching on soon :) they’re a lot similar to wildfox couture and lauren moshi, in my opinion, which is why i love them!
so the shirt that i bought is called the ‘mr hearts circle tank’. here are some stock pictures!
i fell in love with it immediately. it’s so adorable! i also saw it in girls life magazine’s december 2011 issue on miranda cosgrove:
i thought i was doomed to find it, because since mad love is a fairly new brand they don’t sell their own items in a webshop [yet] and all of their carriers didn’t have this shirt in stock :( i was so sad. but then i happened to search ‘mr hearts tank’ and came across a little google search that led to a store called meg & wally, based in australia. eureka!! i thought it was too good to be true, but it was perfect because the last size they had in stock was an XS (a size AU 8).
i ended up paying $84 AUD for my shirt after shipping. the shipping was a bit much but i think it was still worth it.
C U S T O M E R S E R V I C E ★★★★★ 5/5
i didn’t want to check out directly off the meg & wally site because whenever i tried to, my bank company would keep trying to ‘activate’ my card and ask for my social security number which was frustrating. i emailed meg & wally and asked them if i could check out over the phone instead and they gladly agreed! unfortunately my phone was messing up and the international calling didn’t work, so instead they emailed me a form to type in my information and send back to them; they said they used to use this service before they had an online check out, so it was safe.
C H E C K O U T & S H I P P I N G ★★★★★ 5/5
like i said above, meg & wally‘s customer service was super helpful, making checking out go swiftly. within moments of my email back to them with the information on the form filled out, they told me they would post my shirt out the same day! [this was on december 12, 2011]
shipping took quite a while–the parcel arrived on december 24, 2011 (christmas eve), and considering i paid $25 for shipping i was a little confused, but the package arrived in great shape so i don’t see a fault in it :)
P A C K A G I N G ★★★★ 5/5
the packaging. was. WAY TOO CUTE!!!!!! the actual bag they shipped it in was in that waterproof-plastic type material, and there was also a layer of transparent plastic as well. i opened the bag and it was like a christmas eve miracle!! the shirt was wrapped in brown paper with a meg & wally sticker on it, followed by two ribbons wrapped around it, with another meg & wally logo card, and some candies and a tea packet. it’s SO CUTE!!
the shirt was kind of wrinkled when it arrived, but i blame the fact that it was in the packaging for two weeks, not because they didn’t do a good job folding it :)
Q U A L I T Y ★★★★★ 5/5
WOW! the shirt is soooooooo soft. i can’t even explain it, the cotton is so soft to the touch. the material is slightly stretch but since it’s a loose top i’m okay with it.
[sorry i look so grumpy! XD]
F I T T I N G ★★★★ 4/5
it fits like a dream! it was a little bit too loose at the arms; without a bandeau you can definitely see my bra. if there had been an XXS, i would have ordered it, but i definitely would not have gone with a S because it would have been far too big. unless i wanted a dress type fit, then it would have been fine :) (for the record, i got an XS)
D E T A I L S ★★★★★ 5/5
great details, bold color, the shape is very abstract, i like it!
the details in the packaging was amazing, everything was so well put together, i felt like it was not just an order from me, but a gift to me from meg & wally :)
O V E R A L L 10000000/5!!!
overall i appreciated the service from meg & wally, and the quality of the shirt from mad love. i look forward to buying more items from them, and when i do it’s definitely going to be via meg & wally!!
check out meg and wally’s store in australia at:
Shop 2A 115 Cambridge Street,
West Leederville 6007,
Perth, Western Australia
thanks for reading, everyone!
PS. i’m wearing galaxy leggings from black milk clothing, another australia based brand! :)
for the record, i was not asked or paid to write this review. it is genuine! :)
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