Another outfit from last week, featuring a new Choies blazer! As you may have gathered from some previous posts I’m a fan of orange at the moment, and this pale tangerine shade is perfect and summery. This particular colour is currently sold out, but you can keep your eye out for restocks or purchase it for a very reasonable £19.79 in one of the other five colours – I think white or pink would be my next choice! The blazer comes with shoulder pads, however I’ve removed mine for a more relaxed look. I wore it with a piece from the latest Rihanna x River Island collection – I’m not a Rihanna fan but I have been very much impressed by both of her River Island collaborations so far, save for a few more “interesting” pieces (those double jeans?!). I love this print and hope to acquire some more of it, but at £20 this dress (which is technically a top, but long enough to be a mini-dress for average height or petite ladies) was a no-brainer. I’m also wearing my favourite new MissGuided boots, Fashion Nonsense spiked necklace and a skull bangle from Chicnova. PS: how cute is the wallpaper in the hallway of my new flat?! Perhaps a post about it / mini tour is in order?
One month ago Rihanna’s first collection for River Island went on sale in stores and online – I am not a Rihanna fan but, I LOVED this collection. Some pieces were not to my taste (those double jeans?!), but the simplicity, clean silhouettes and choice of fabrics of a lot of the pieces definitely was. The collection also wasn’t as overpriced as I was expecting it to be which was a definite positive – most pieces were not priced much over what you would expect anything similar from River Island to be, with the exception pf maybe the very basic t-shirts at around £20. I couldn’t choose just one piece to purchase, so I ended up with this gorgeous yellow silk dress (£70) and a beige maxi skirt with a slit and zip detail (£40). This dress is a perfect combination of a relaxed silhouette and a luxury fabric (although I am terrified of ruining the silk – a good tip is to wear a crop t-shirt underneath to prevent any notoriously difficult deodorant stains), and a bold neon colour. So far I’ve paired it with darker outfits like this as it’s still thick black tights weather, but in the summer it will look great with bare legs, sandals and maybe an oversized denim jacket.
I also recently purchased this ‘mini shopper’ bag from Zara which I love – it was included in my recent Zara wishlist post! Although white is not the most practical colour I’m still obsessed with it, I love the simplicity of it, and it’s a really cute size without being too small to fit anything in.
Did you pick anything up from Rihanna’s first collection for RI? What did you think of it?