As a growing teenager I was a huge River Island fan. I was such a fan it was beginning to be sickening as everything I wore was sure to come from River Island. At the time the style suited me and I was in a very lucky time of much spare money to spend on life luxuries like clothes, jewellery, hand bags and shoes.
Over the past couple of years I’ve found my love for River Island was slowly diminishing as it seemed the buyers had suddenly gone crazy. The clothes being sold no longer shouted River Island but looked like everything else in the shopping vacinity; you could easily get cheaper versions in Primark. The sad thing is is that when I loved River Island clothes, I couldn’t find an alternative because everything about that garment said to me stylish and hip. For a time, I couldn’t see that in River Island and the results was a huge neglect of that shop and I settled for H&M. Still, my love for River Island lingered inside and I’ve always returned to check out their new collections…
Behold. the spark has reunited! This season their garments are wonderful and finally I can step foot in there and feel at home again. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful things (although I was still a bit shocked and wide eyed at some chosen pieces) I was in love with many things. I wanted to buy a new outfit as I’m attending three events this coming week and I wanted to be able to look my best.
This coming season I’m opting for nudes, softer pastels, channelling a nautical edge but keeping in cute, pretty and even Japan influenced. This is the Spring Cherrychan108.
So to kick start the season I’ve bought this:
This is a gorgeous dress and it’s made of very thin and breathable material. The back is pleated and is very flattering to the body as the thin material skims over my lumps and bumps. The horizontal lines are nothing to be afraid of because they’re are quite narrow. I love the little poodle emblem on it.
For this outfit I shall be on the look out for a cropped leather jacket of some description or a long black or navy cardigan. In these pictures I just wore my jeggings with them but you can make it more feminine by teaming it up with sheer or opaque tights and when the sun comes out you can wear some pretty cropped leggings and some girly warrior sandals. I love this because I feel it’s interchangable between seasons and definitely worth £24.99. I love that you can toughen it up or totally glamify it; you can dress this up or dress it down.
Tip of the day: Big girls, don’t be afraid to try on things. The worst that can happen is that you don’t like it and you put it back. The best? You discover a new you and grow more confident!
I also picked up two pairs of flat shoes. These are the type that curl up like Aladdin's shoes. These are so, so, so, comfortable and I love them so much. They are also £24.99 and again, will be interchangeable between seasons. I love that soon I can stop living in my weather proof boots and can start wearing skimpier foot wear and let my feet breathe!
Can you see where I’m going with all of this?
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