Everything5Pounds Review – Good and Bad!

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My delivery from ‘Everything5Pounds’ arrived today and I thought I’d give you guys my immediate impressions. I’ll also be blogging these items as part of outfit posts later, but thought you’d like to hear back asap about whether I’d recommend them.

 

The answer is….. with caution! I’ve been really impressed with some of the items I’ve bought but not so much for others. I’ve also bought some stuff from JustFor5Pounds so will be doing a vs review soon too….

 

Firstly… the pink lazer cut wedges.

These are really light – which implies that they’re cheap but I think it’s a good thing as wedges can often be super heavy and clumpy. They are ridiculously comfortable and easy to wear so I am planning to wear them to the May Ball I’m going to in Cambridge as my dress is really long so I need very high shoes that can last 10 hours of standing up!

Disappointingly, they came with a big sticker glued to them which took me quite a while (and some help from the wise internet world) to get off. But now that’s done I’m really happy. The quality is not exactly outstanding, with a few mistakes and blemishes here an there, but for a fiver I’m relatively happy.

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The next thing I got was the purple winged handbag. I’m really pleased with how this one looks on, but again the quality is pretty poor (but what do you expect for a fiver?!)

It’s not lined and then zip is already looking a bit dodgy, but it’s a great size for a day bag (could fit umbrella, flats, diary, phone, etc) and it’s so so current. The shoulder strap doesn’t have any loops to clip on to but I’ve just attached it to the handle and I rather like how that looks actually! This is probably my favourite item.

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Next were my toe capped heels. From the picture I thought these were black but they’re actually dark green! To be fair the website does say dark green so it’s my own fault, but the picture does definitely look black! I don’t really like the green so I think I’ll put them up for sale in my charity shop Find Me. Colour aside, these are a really great buy. The fabric is pretty nice and they are well made and even came in individual dust bags! I’d say these were the best quality item I bought.

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Continuing in the excessive heel purchasing trend I ALSO got these baby blue, coral and white heels with a lazer cut cross front. These were a totally spur of the moment purchase and although I have no idea if/when I’ll wear them I do really like them! They’re also pretty comfy due to the great support on the front.

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Now onto the clothes….

 

I got a cream chiffon dipped back t-shirt which I am pretty excited about wearing. It’s arrived very creased so that’s not ideal, and it does have a mark on (pictured) but I think it’ll look really expensive once I dress it up.

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Finally, the blue and white striped silk dress. It’s super cute and I really love the bell sleeves. Of course the fabric is of fairly middling quality, and there’s no zip. But I like it, and I think I’ll definitely wear it soon!

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So, overall…. I think Everything5Pounds is great for shoes, and has lots of cool clothes too, but you should take it with a pinch of salt, and not get too caught up in the online spirit. Don’t forget how much £5 can buy you in a charity shop or carboot sale, and make sure it’s something you would buy if you saw it in a shop at that price.

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. Becky McGillveray May 11, 2013 / 5:31 PM

    I really like that bag! And the strappy laser cuts, although I’m not much of a pink person haha. I had an awesome haul at the flea market today (not to make you too jealous :P) Also, have you got a new camera?

  2. pauperintoprincess May 11, 2013 / 5:33 PM

    Ooo you must send me pictures of your haul! Am super jealous.
    I have indeed got a nice fancy camera! It’s the one Ed and I bought together years ago but he was using it for BuyMyFace, but now they’ve bought a new one I get to have it!

  3. Loz January 26, 2015 / 8:29 PM

    Do you know where they came from?

  4. Ancelin June 3, 2015 / 8:27 PM

    Hey!
    I was going to place an order today but a lot of people seem to complain about size when it comes to shoes.Did you have any problems at all?
    A lot of people say you should buy one size bigger than you actually wear so I wanted to get one more opinion on it before I place the order. 🙂

    • paupertoprincess June 3, 2015 / 9:30 PM

      Hi! I’ve always found mine to come out the right size…. but I think all the items come from different suppliers so it’s probably a bit varied! I’ve bought about 4 pairs though and they’ve all been fine size wise 😀

  5. Jenny tillier July 9, 2016 / 3:12 PM

    I am a new customer my first order was delivered today the polka dot elastic acted midi dress it’s brilliant I’m currently looking through your page deffo will be purchasing more

    • paupertoprincess August 9, 2016 / 12:51 PM

      Oh brilliant! I’m glad to hear you liked it 😀 I’ve just bought a few more things so keep an eye out for an updated post! Happy shopping xoxo

  6. Bhawna November 2, 2016 / 9:08 AM

    My shoe size is 9 inches I m having trouble in selecting shoe size on everything5pounds.com please help

    • paupertoprincess November 19, 2016 / 5:25 AM

      Hi! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I know things sell out super quickly and they have quite limited stock so guess you just have to keep an eye out! Not sure if they do size 9 though…. such a shame!

  7. Judy Ollingtlon November 6, 2016 / 2:37 AM

    I haven’t been on Everything £5 but this evening I had a good browse. How disappointed am I ?? It was always easy to buy a few bits and bobs at every visit but today …..nothing. Where is your ‘plus size’ section ?? Not everyone is an class at size 14.. Always been lucky with bags but not tonight. I also wanted a long black cardi but I’m not a size 8. Never mind I’ll look again in a few weeks and hope it’s improved.

    • paupertoprincess November 19, 2016 / 5:24 AM

      That’s such a shame! They do have a plus size section but I know things sell out super quickly 🙁 I guess you just have to grab things when you see them! Hope you find something good soon!

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