Hot on the heels of our recent visit from @BrummyMummyof2,  we’ve invited another award-winning blogger to visit their local PEP&CO store, armed with a £100 spend.

Enter Samantha! She  runs the fabulous North East Family Fun, a must read for ideas to keep the kids entertained and active (and ideas to get away from them for a night off!) as well as great recipe ideas and product reviews.

With a Spanish holiday on the horizon and weight loss necessitating a shopping spree, Here’s how she started her thoughts about her visit to our Sunderland store:

I don’t know about you but when it comes to shopping for new clothes I always leave myself to last. After sorting Heidi out for summer and then shopping for the boys’ summer wardrobe I thought it was about time I sorted myself out. I was invited along to Pep & Co in Sunderland to pick up a few outfits for summer and whilst I could have easily picked up a fair few outfits for the children, I decided to be selfish and treat myself.

I haven’t been abroad for 3 years so my holiday wardrobe is looking a little worse for wear and definitely needed updating for our upcoming holiday to Spain. I will be honest when I say that about 80% of my wardrobe consists of dresses that I buy in the Boden sale teamed with leggings or Jeans from Sainsburys in the colder months. I had a quick peek at the Pep & Co website and was a little worried that because of their super cheap prices, I might not find anything I liked…

And the result? Well, Samantha came away with a new style and love for our £8 Palazzo trousers!

Paisley Palazzo trousers from £8, Straw hat £5

Credit: North East Family Fun

I LIVE in my jeans but obviously these are not practical to wear on holiday when the temperatures are soaring. I kept walking past these trousers and looking at them before Steve finally convinced me to try them on. They are unlike anything in my wardrobe if I am honest but thought I’d give them a try.
Oh my word they were soooooo comfortable and easy to wear! I’ve already decided they are going to make up my travelling outfit (during that trip I need to spend 36 hours on a coach!).
And the line we love most?
I definitely think their clothes have been designed with REAL women in mind. I can’t explain how much I love these trousers and ended up buying 4 pairs!

Read the rest of Samantha’s thoughts over on her blog, North East Family Fun!

Written by Ed Wright