Friday, 22 January 2016

Spotlight on River Island..with 25% off

Style Theory: River Island can be slightly intimidating to walk into as the clothing is targeted at the teens/twenty to early 30 year olds. But if you look past this, it has some real gems for us more 'mature' ladies. Gorgeous, intricately made lace tops, fab handbags and perfect denim pieces. I now always pop into River Island when I am in town for a browse and always see (and normally buy) a piece I love...

This week there is 25% off River Island with Grazia (online code GRAZIAJAN16, in store you have take actual voucher in Grazia magazine) so it is the best time to have a browse and see of anything catches your eye...

I have selected my favourite pieces from their SS16 collection, a winter-ish look, a Spring look and a summer beach look...

1. Gloves - £25
2. Black Victoriana top - £35
3. Dungarees - £48
4. Tan Faux Suede Bag - £20
5. Leopard Print shoes - £45
6. Cream Victoriana Top - £35
7. Raw hem jeans - £42
8. Pink Cat Eye Sunglasses - £16
9. Gold Beachbag - £30
10. Orange tie up espadrilles - £24
11. Red Stripe Shirt - £28
12. Swimsuit - £28
13. Tassel Sandals - £20

**All prices above before the 25% discount
I adore the River Island victoriana tops, I have a black one from River Island I bought last year..See photo below and I am going to buy the cream one above it looks great on, I tried it on in store the other day.. 
RI - Similar Black Victoriana Top here
RI - Cream Victoriana Blouse £35
Topshop - Black Baxter Jeans £40
Golden Goose Net a Porter - Trainers from £240
River Island bags (the gucci 'homage' bag above is great) and swimwear are fab, definitely worth a look. I love the swimsuit above, it has a designer-esque look and the back of it is gorgeous - it looks like a bikini from behind. Think I may 'need' the pom pom gloves too, they are so cute and perfect for now. River Island also have some great denim pieces, I always find the fit and stretch good, the dungarees are such an easy item to wear and the jeans above are ideal for the Spring, a great colour and cool, frayed hem..perfect.

There are so many lovely items, you just have to have a little time to have a search through, River Island's website is fab but I really like popping in and having a little try on...
Also if you fancy letting an expert do the hard work for you and are planning a trip to Oxford Street, arrange a complimentary appointment at the River Island style Studios (the River Island nearest Marble Arch) They have a great, really lovely stylist team there who will help you find a look that is very you!

Do you ever shop at River island, are there any pieces that have caught your eye? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Frances xxx

**This is not a sponsored post..I am a bit of a fan of RI at the mo and will be using the 25% offer!!


  1. I love those Victoriana tops on you too - I wish I could wear something so delicate you pull it off so well! xx

    1. Oh yes, I am partial to a spot of victoriana!! It looks fab on you too Joanna xx

  2. I always get my jeans from River Island. They are.a beautiful fit. That and their range of shoes and handbags which are delicious. Love the lace-topxx

    1. They do excel at denim! Completely agree with you Tracey, their shoes and handbags are always pretty on trend too xx

  3. I always get my jeans from River Island. They are.a beautiful fit. That and their range of shoes and handbags which are delicious. Love the lace-topxx

  4. I am in love with that cream blouse! Great picks and finds Fran, I over looked RI for ages, but before Christmas I found quite a few gems ....... The next thing to try is their jeans I have heard great feedback. x

    1. Let me know how you get on with their jeans AnnMarie, I think they are pretty good xx

  5. Love that cream top on you Frances but I have a few too many of them. That black lace one though - wow! I need to go and try that on. x

    1. Ha me too, lots of cream tops but that is all I seem to wear in the summer. The black lace top would look amazing on you Natalie xx

  6. Fab picks Fran....loving the Victoriana tops too! I have to say that I think where RI really excel is with their shoes...arent' those tasseled sandals and espadrilles amazing! xx

    1. Absolutely Michelle, those tasselled sandals are fab (on my summer wish list!) xx

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