Recently there has been a lot of hype about Rianna's collection for River Island so I was drawn back to the store online and had a look. Firstly, the Rianna collection is just a bit too street and hip for this 39 year old living in the country but if I were living somewhere more hip than Newbury and if I were 20 years younger then I can see the appeal of some pieces. But this blog post is not about Rianna or her effortless hip style, it's about me and what I found in River Island when I looking there today. WOW .. who knew that they do still have items that I would buy in a heartbeat.
Here is my wish list if I could (I've got the brakes on gently for spending at the moment):
YELLOW PANELLED CAP SLEEVE PENCIL DRESS - £35
There is a yellow dress included in the Rianna collection but it's LOUD and SHORT and twice the price of this.
I love the zip detail on the back
CREAM LACE BEAD EMBELLISHED SHELL TOP - £30
I may actually have to buy this because it's SO good - dress up for night, dress down for day - I love the versatility of it
NAVY AND WHITE BRETON STRIPE T-SHIRT - £10
So predictable - a striped tshirt .. I love them!
YELLOW MESH INSERT BOXY LONG SLEEVE JUMPER - £35
Do you spot a yellow lust theme yet? I love this jumper so much
WHITE RIPPED AMELIE SUPERSKINNY JEANS - £35
I love white jeans, I need more in my life and at £35 these are great value. River Island also do a long leg which is perfect for me
MID WASH DISTRESSED CASSIE BOYFRIEND JEANS - £45
I am totally into boyfriend jeans at the moment. Took me a while to feel right in them as they were so different to the skinny jeans I've been wearing for the past 3 years. Grab a pair and try them, you might be pleasantly surprised.
CREAM BOUCLE WATERFALL BIKER JACKET - £55
This was pointed out to me by Joanna from Poppy's Style a few weeks ago - it's drippingly (made up word) gorgeous don't you think? I'd wear with the jeans from above and some grey slouchy ankle boots.
BEIGE LEATHER WESTERN ANKLE BOOTS - £60
LOVE these, no more words required.
So, my dream purchase list would set me back £308 and I was being very good when browsing, I could VERY easily have spent many hundreds more. I'll be back to River Island when I'm looking to buy someething next time around.
What shop have you forgotten about or never shop in anymore due to age/style changes?