Tuesday, April 05, 2011


want: river island


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So, Got a email the other day about doing some Guest Blogging for River Islands blog. And of course it was one of those things I couldnt say no to! We lost our local River Island store in the Great Fire of Hereford, I say great but it really wasn't that spectacular, Its just something people in Hereford shall be talking about forever! Anyway, I hadn't been to River Island in ages so after quick browse around their website, I was pleasently suprised with what I saw. Lots of lovely summery dresses, very fresh and very feminine. Alot better than a few years ago when everything was bedazzled!

I'm absolutely in love with that Kimono Jacket, Its something I can seen myself wearing LOADS in the summer in the evenings with pretty much everything. Especially when I go on Holiday, yes I'm going on Holiday to exactly the same place as I went last year! My mum is one of those people that goes to the same resort every single year! Doubt most people have been following me that long to know where I went last year though ;) Reminds me I need to get back to the gym as well, No more KFC's for lunch!

68 comments:

  1. Really love that skirt, the colour is beautiful and the cape/jacket. Exciting news about the guest blogging! They really do have some beautiful pieces in at the moment.

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  2. love this post, well done on your RI guest blogging, that's pretty sweet. I love the paper bag style, but when I did an outfit wearing them the other day I was show down on formspring. Can't get it right all the time eh.
    Lovely post, I'm wondering if I really need anything else with a peter pan collar but I think I do. xo.
    gh0stparties.com

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  3. yumyumyum i want the kimono jacket, looks a wardrobe staple!xx

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  4. Cute post, I love that Kimono Jacket! :) X

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  5. lovely stuff! :)

    xx J

    vintageisthenewblackk.blogspot.com/

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  6. I just love River Island, that satchel is fabulous isn't it ♥

    *following your blog*

    Eda ♥

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  7. Lily I'm impressed....and just a teensy bit jealous. You seem to have found lovely stuff from River Island that isn't ridiculously overpriced and hideously tacky. Cute shoes for under £30? I had to do a double take....bravo you.

    And congrats on the Guest Blogging, I look forward to reading it!

    T x

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  8. I love River Island! Sadly they don't ship to Ireland and the nearest store is 2+ hours away from me. Love those shoes though :) xo

    http://www.pearlslaceandruffles.com

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  9. oh, love this!
    especially the peter pan tunic, so cute!

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  10. Wow I don't usually shop in River Island but the shoes and the bag are lovely!
    Rachelle xxx
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  11. I really love the bag and the Peter Pan tunic.

    dassida.blogspot.com

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  12. Looove your selection Lili !! And i really love your blog !
    Kisses from Morocco

    www.safiaa.com

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  13. I usually hate River Island so I never go in but in the last year it really has changed, all of these items are delish as well. I'll have to be going on their website now. Especially love that denim skirt and the red dress.

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  14. I featured the same dress some time ago! Love it!

    xoxo

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  15. The kimono jacket is lovely and so versatile! Congrats on the guest blogging, I love your blog xo

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  16. I'm intrigued as to how to style a paperbag denim skirt like that :) Congrats on the river island thing xxx

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  17. Aw well done, Lily! I am in love with that jacket!!! And I really like the red dress too.

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  18. i never ever go into river island but may have to start now!
    really like the bag and denim skirt - they're so nice!

    love your blog so much:) xxx

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  19. Greece ;)
    And funny enough, I think this is the first comment I've ever left. Just wanted you to know, I've been following you forever!!

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  20. Oo congrats on being asked for that- such a fab opportunity!
    If I'm honest, I never even consider RI, I always dismiss it as being too expensive, or just not my style. But this has completely changed my mind- that red and green dress, and the bag, are wonderful....byebye bank balance
    x

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  21. congrattssss on the guest blogging front!
    ah had no idea youre from hereford :) same neck of the woods (worcester) haha :) and that kimono is an absolute beaut
    x

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  22. don't even show this gorgeous stuff because I love love love their new collection but my wallet doesn't feel the same 'bout it. :D

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  23. oh dear, i wish we had river island over here..sigh..

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  24. lovely stuff especially the shoes and the skirt !

    xx

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  25. absolutely love the bag and red dress! and I know what you mean, River Island used to have a bit of a tendancy to add beads or sequins to every item! pleased to say its changed :)

    sjterrell.blogspot.com

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  26. Congrats on being asked to do some guest blogging by River Island, thats such an achievement, you must be so proud! I never really find anything i like on River Island's website, but then i see pieces in store and i just have to have them! Although i do really like that dress and that satchel! xx

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  27. Love the items you've picked. I've been shopping in River Island a lot more recently, much more than Topshop.
    I agree, everything used to be so bedazzled, covered in sequins and studs! But now they've matured rather nicely :) It's a shame hereford doesn't have one at the moment.
    Congrats on blogging for them! x

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  28. bedazzled no end. Really glad they got over that phase. Its noticeably cheaper than topshop too.

    Helen, X
    areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  29. i love these items, spesh the shoes, so cute :]

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  30. lovely post, well done on guest blogging!

    I love the skirt and bag! & that jacket is to die for .. can see it being perfect holiday like you said!

    xx

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  31. That's so exciting! I'm a sucker for anything with bows, so I'm practically drawn to the denim skirt and the loafers. But I agree, the kimono jacket takes the cake.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  32. Congratulations on blogging for River Island! I usually ignore RI in favour of Topshop, but I'm always pleasantly surprised when I check it out. I definitely need to shop there more! The printed tea dress is lovely, and the kimono jacket is to die for. Want, need, must have etc.

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  33. adore that denim skirt! and congrats on the river island blog!
    really love everything in this post, the shoes, the top! everything! hehe!
    Krissy xoxo

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  34. I've loved River Island for ages, it seems to hide all the good clothes behind the blinged up stuff! Just to say I love your blog, it's weirdly addictive!

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  35. My mum ordered that jacket.. it's so pretty IRL!

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  36. Oo I love those brogues! Great news about the guest blogging I'll stay tuned I'm sure you'll be fabulous :)
    x

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  37. My favourite is the first dress, that's lovely!

    Congrats on the guest blogging.

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  38. Love the kimono jacket and skirt! Can definitely see you in that PP tunic (: So exciting about guest blogging for RI too sweet. I wanna say its Turkey you went to last year?! Hai crazy stalker aha, I joke I remember following you about a week before your travels last year! xo

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  39. that white dress and those shoes are gorgeous!

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  40. I really like the red dress! Are you going to Turkey? Because I remember seeing you posted about it! =)
    Hope you like it!!!
    Bellesme

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  41. I really love the Kimono jacket too! It can be paired with so much, thrown over dresses, for a cool day, or even with some shorts!

    XXXO
    Marissa

    http://tastesandstyle.blogspot.com

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  42. Congratulations on being asked to guest blog! That's amazing :)

    I love the Kimono jacket - just beautiful.
    xxx

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  43. river island is my fav high street store at the minute, the stuff is so cute and on trend and far more affordbale than topshop.. love the shoes you featured. unfort I tried on that denim skirt and it fits very strangely and boxy and is very long on me and im 5ft 7..xo

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  44. Oh gosh I knew looking at this post would be bad news...now I have serious River Island cravings! I find they can be a bit hit and miss, but evidently they have it spot on atm. The red dress is adorable!

    sarahbeth :)
    strangethings-blog.blogspot.com

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  45. Love the Peter Pan dress :) Finally some River Island stuff that takes my fancy!

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  46. The shoes with that peter pan dress make me giggle, need them!

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  47. I love your blog, how gorgeous!
    XOXO Nicole, VPV Team Member
    Check us out & follow @ http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog/

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  48. love it!

    http://yingsaranporn.blogspot.com/

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  50. I really love the bag and skirt!!!
    http://lovelustcovetwant.blogspot.com

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  51. I'd do anything to get my hands on that satchel, it's absolutely lovely!

    xo sequinlegs.blogspot.com

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  52. oh wow that kimono jacket is really something :D

    great eye as always :)

    x
    Christine
    http://iheartautumngrace.blogspot.com/

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  53. beautiful



    www.cosmosshi.blogspot.com

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  54. Aah love the dress! So cute! Was it turkey you went on holiday to? Realisthat sounds really stalkerish but I've been following you for well over a year now I think?!xx

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  55. Love that awesome Peter Pan dress and cute oxfords! ♥♥


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  56. Wow these are really cute for river island! Sometimes they can be a little chavy. Love the summer dress and bag though, they have a really vintage feel about them xx :o)

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  57. i can also see myself wearing almost all pieces - the white dress is really cute, the skirt is more or less what i am trying to sew myself - and the red dress is gorgeous!
    it's a pitty they don't have riverisland in god damm brazil.. argh

    anna

    http://www.liveonbeauty.org

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  58. that is fab that you'll be blogging for RI! I love that red dress too, had my eye on that one for a while.

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  59. You seriously posted all of the items I've been lusting over recently!

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  60. Good to find another blogger from the uk thats up north at the minute! :)
    If your looking for a kimono, I know someone who makes some lovely ones in unique colours/styles.. theres a link to her on my blog
    http://afluenza.blogspot.com/2011/04/outbid.html

    hope you like x

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