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?
I entered this look into Lookbook’s River Island contest for a chance to win a £1000 shopping spree at RI, so I would hugely appreciate it if you could all ‘hype’ my look!
Comment below if you have hyped it and I’ll be sure to check out your blog, and let me know if I can return the favour in any way!
I’m wearing River Island’s gorgeous peplum top, which is definitely becoming one of my favourite pieces, and some mint green, ‘smart’ shorts I got in the Topshop sale. I accessorised with a cute lilac grab bag from Topshop, and Vivienne Westwood x Melissa lilac lady dragon heels with skull detailing, which I got in the sale at Selfridges for £29!
I’m part way through a huge clear out of my excessive wardrobe, and I’m trying to raise a little money by selling on some of my clothes! If you’re interested in anything below please click through the various links in the captions to find out more information and purchase, or if there is no link to purchase (either on hannahswardrobe.bigcartel.com or ebay) then please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about purchasing! If you have any other questions about my items, or would like to negotiate a price then also feel free to email, and please put ‘hannahlousief blog sale’ as the email subject. All prices listed below are not including shipping which varies from item to item and destination, and I will ship worldwide! Thank you, and happy shopping!
I’m in love my gorgeous new peplum style top by River Island which I bought from ASOS – it’s really flattering and completely versatile, it could be dressed down with some high waisted jeans or dressed up with a pencil skirt and heels! Here I’ve paired the top with a neon pencil skirt from ASOS and some nude and neon shoes from H&M.
I also added an orange lipstick (MAC Morange) and nail varnish in the same shade (‘Stellar’ by Technic, available at Bodycare) to contrast with the neon yellow/green of the skirt.
You might’ve seen how impressed I was with the River Island Spring Summer 2012 when images from it were released back in February, so I’ve decided to select items from River Island’s ‘Just Arrived‘ pages to feature in my first ‘New In picks of the week’ post. All of the following items caught my eye immediately and if money was no object I’d definitely be picking them all up!
River Island is a store which rarely crosses my mind when I’m asked to list my favourite places to shop because normally, with the exception of a few pieces, their collections aren’t to my taste. However, I’m really impressed by the River Island SS12 collection as a whole! I’m head over heels in love with the black and white studded pencil skirts and matching bralets, it’s inevitable that one of those pieces will work its way into my wardrobe this summer. I also love a couple of the dresses, the use of white crochet and lace fabrics, the bold prints and use of metallics. Check out some of my favourite outfits and pieces below, and view the collection in full here.