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rihanna x river island








river island bag*
hourglass riviera lipstick

River Island invited me down at the weekend to check out the high summer drop from their collaboration with Rihanna. Finally got around to taking some snaps of my take on the collection. I picked out this sheer floral black and white printed shirt because I felt like it was something my wardrobe was really lacking in shirts. I dont really like florals but as we all know, I can deal with monochrome so it works. I paired it with a neon yellow pair of kitten heels with a pointed toe which I love. I had a mini diva fit though when getting them because they couldnt find the other size 5 to the pair. I then immediately felt so guilty for being such a rude and ungreatful bitch I spent about 20 minuites apologising for my rudeness and begging her forgiveness. I think by that point she must have thought I was a nutcase. That day, needless to say I'd woken up on the wrong side of the bed. Anyway, the shoes are an absolute dream and I love them so much. So simple and chic without being too much, They add so much to such a plain outfit. I also paired the look with some simple skinny jeans, and these are actually a really lovely fit. I wear the 10S's which are perfect for a slight turn up and fit like a glove. Very impressed with River Island jeans I have to say!

While I was more impressed with last seasons Rihanna and River Island collection I do like this one and it does have some key pieces worth investing in. The main colour themes are red, black and white with lots of key peices in the same style in all colour variations. I adore the "barely there" stilleto sandals. I kinda wish I bought those now (and saved that poor sales assistant so much grief!) and I adore the dipped back red maxi playsuit thing (?) which would look so good with chunky boots and a tough biker jacket. While me and Rhi Rhi are hardly cut from the same piece of cloth in terms of style her River Island collections are worth checking out!

You may or may not notice I've had my hair done again (at Lisa Shepherd London) and its now a lot blonder and fresher than it was before. I had some of the highlights taken out and more of my natural colour put in as well as the overall tone being changed a bit so it's more creamier. I'm sorry Im so terrible at blogging at the moment, I really dont know whats come over me. My heads all over the place with non blogging things and then my own laziness hasnt helped either. It's my blogs 4th birthday next week and Im sure i'll talk more about my current feelings then. But until then, Thanks for following (: x

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89 comments

  1. Love this outfit, the yellow shoes finish it off perfectly xx

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  2. that shirt looks amazing on you! I totally agree that this collection is much nicer than the last one, theres a few things I need in my life. also loving these shoes x

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  3. You look lovely, that shirt is so pretty! I adored the drapey dresses from the collection but I always felt that this collection and her last collection aren't really great for girls who have a slightly larger chest! I still wish I could have it all though because it's lovely!

    xo Camilla

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  4. Love your top!

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  5. Love your outfit, the lipstick really suits you xx

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  6. Love this outfit!! I really like your shoes and also I agree, the new 'Rihanna for River Island' collection is really good, I really like the trousers that are the same pattern as your shirt!

    Millie x
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  7. Your hair looks fab! I love the shirt, I'm thinking of getting the trousers in the same print... You look gorj! x

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  8. Your hair is such a lovely colour! I don't usually like River Island (too many gems everywhere) but this collection is actually really lovely

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  9. This shirt is so beautiful! Right up my street. I'm definitely going to have to hunt this one down.

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  10. That shirt is beautiful! The heels are amazing aswell they really suit you!!

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  11. Love this outfit...think I need to get me that lipstick and those shoes!

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  12. That lipstick looks amazing on you! <3

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  13. I love this shirt, it's the one thing I'm considering splashing out on from the collection. That lip color is gorgeous, it looks lovely on you.
    Rosalie x
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  14. You look awesome Lily! That shirt is gorgeous, and looks great with a red lip! Your hair looks lovely too! xxx


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  15. this outfit is perfect! the shirt is amazing, probably my favourite item from the collection! xo

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  16. loove those yellow shoes!! :)
    xx
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  17. Lovely outfit, the shoes are beaut! <3

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  18. This look is lovely Lily! And I do the same if I come across rude, the assistants always end up looking confused haha! x

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  19. I normally hate the colour yellow but those shoes are amazing!
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  20. Really love this outfit, the shoes are amazing, and I love your clutch and top!

    Danielle xx
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  21. Your hair looks sickkkk! Love it!

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  22. I love everything about this outfit... the shirt, the bag, the shoes! the yellow is gorgeous!
    LaraLouise 
    xx

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  23. Your hair looks great, I adore how natural it looks even though it's ombré! What nail polish have you painted your nails with? It looks lovely!

    XO, Anja (www.enfantdete.blogspot.com)

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  24. elegant shirt, I like it.

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  25. LOVE THIS

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  26. Look gorgeous as ever Lily - loving the shirt - when I saw the collection in the shop it did remind me of you - we all know your love of monochrome!

    Xxx

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  27. I LOVE the shoes, not sure about the colour but I have found the blue ones online... so very tempting! from TweetRocky :)

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  28. The shirt is stunning! And love your nail polish today :)
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    Conni
    xoxo

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  29. You look lovely Lily! I adore that shirt! :) x Laura

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  30. This is a gorgeous outfit Lily! Adore the shoes, and your hair looks lovely xx

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  31. Very cute! Love the pop of colour you get from the shoes! ^_^
    Maria xx
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  32. I've been eyeing up the floral pieces in Rihanna's collection and that blouse was one of my favourites! Now I've seen what it's like on I NEED to get it !

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    Amy, Xx

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  33. Really pretty, love the shirt.

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  34. Really love this outfit,the shirt is a beaut and I love the pop of colour from the neon shoes! xx

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  35. This is a great post, definitely going to have to check out River Islands Rihanna collection! The black & white floral shirt is an absolute beaut! xx

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  36. Gorgeous outfit - the shoe colour is incredible!! ^.^

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  37. love this outfit, the shirt and the shoes are just amazing ♥

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  38. Looks beautiful, I love the shoes so much, their colour is amazing! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  39. Your hair colour looks incredible at the moment Lily, so perfect for the summer! Wish my hair would colour in any shape or form! Really like that clutch paired with the floral shirt and shoes, suits you so much. (: x

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  40. I'm normally not one for bold, bright heels but these look incredible with the black jeans and blouse! You look lovely Lily x

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  41. im loving your hair that bright and the pop of color in your shoes!

    xx

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  42. You look amazing!! Love the heels! They really give the outfit an edge =)

    Aishling
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  43. love the shoes!
    xxx elly
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  44. Love this, you look very pretty here :)

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  45. What nail varnish is that?
    Looking skinny melrose! X x

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  46. Your blouse and shoes definitely need to find a place in my wardrobe thats for sure x

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  47. Those shoes are just... WOW! xx

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  48. Love the pop of colour the shoes bring to the outfit!
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  49. You look stunning! I am so obsessed with those shoes xo

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  50. love this, especially the pop of yellow xx

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  51. that shirt is lovely! I recently slated rihanna's river island collection but maybe I have to rethink this! Gorgeous lipstick too x

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  52. Love the shoes, they're such a gorgeous colour! xo

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  53. LOVE the pop of colors on the lips and heels!*
    Great outfit!*

    xXx

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  54. Hands down, my all time favorite look from you.
    xoxo Debby

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  55. Those shoes are worth a bitch fit all day long, they look stunning and the outfit is amazing.
    Sammie
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  56. Gorgeous outfit Lily !

    Sarah
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  57. Your make up looks fabulous Lily and I'm loving the neon courts!

    Elizabeth x

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  58. love your look!! a few days a go i went shopping and i saw that blouse from riverisland and i wanted to buy it so bad, but my sister didnt let me. I postetd a blog 10 fave items and the blouse is definitely on my wishlist still...anyways it looks great on you...:):)

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  59. Love love love this outift!
    Gorgeous! :)

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  60. REally do love the shirt really pretty and girly, Love teh way you have put it together!

    Pipp xx
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  61. this is such a lovely outfit and i love the pop of colour from the shoes! i need to get my hands on a few pairs of classic court shoes and these may just be one of them! i definitely think they should be coloured instead of just plain black ones! i also really like the shirt! i do own a few shirts but they are very formal as i only really wear them to sixth form but this one looks so much more casual yet great for dressing up! unfortunately i missed out on last season's rihanna for river island collection but i'm definitely going to be checking out this one! :) X

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  62. really nice outfit, the shoes defo give a pop of colour!
    xxxx

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  63. I actually love this outfit so much, the shoes look so good!

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  64. I absolutely love this look on you! The shirt is so cute!

    xx
    angieleila

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  65. This is such a great outfit. The heels really pull it all together!

    xo,
    Tiny darling

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  66. you love lovely!!! surprised you didn't go for the 'barely there' heel I love that one!

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  67. LOVE the lipstick!

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    x

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  68. wow i love your make-up in these!! and the blouse is gorgeous

    xx
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  69. Great outfit ! I love it. :3

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
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  70. I LOVE this outfit. That lipstick and the yellow shoes look amazing together!

    Emma | World of dilEMMA
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  71. Love the shoes and your make-up is very pretty!

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  72. The monochrome floral print really works on you! Your hair is a dream too!

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  73. The monochrome floral print really works on you! Your hair is a dream too!

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  74. You are amazing, such a good sense of style :)

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  75. Massive love for the shirt, your hair looks amazing x

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  76. I love how you have spiced up this monochrome look by wearing neon shoes, very chic

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  77. gorgeous outfit! I looooove the shoes! xx

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  78. Love your muted outfit with the pops of color, the lips and the shoes really add an extra dimension to the ensemble. I also feel the same way about the Rihanna collection, I prefered the last capsule but the newer one does have it's highlights. Great post :)

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  79. I love your shirt ... I love Rihanna!!!

    xoxo
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  80. I love that shirt! And the shoes are so bright! xx

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