Not too long ago I was invited down to London to check out Very’s SS12 collection. The collections were mostly muted nudes and pastels with embellishments and prints galore. As always, I left wanting it to be Spring Summer right this instant and throw out my opaque tights, winter coats and scarves and embrace the SS12 collection with bare legs and thin layers. Given the weather at the moment, it just seems so very far away, what torture!
At press days, I always find myself drawn towards shoes but you know, when you spot polka dot Mary Janes like the ones below, how can you resist? The ones below were from the Fearne Cotton collection. She has such an eclectic style, her pieces are always my favourite and I am always drawn to her shoes!
I really loved the look of these Wedges from Love Label. They’re such a great colour but I am so bad at walking in heels, I can only do medium height heels otherwise I am the most ungraceful person ever! I think this is where my sister Hailey and I differ. I have an abundance of flats and I live in my converse but Hailey is the complete opposite with boxes upon boxes of Skyscraper heels.
One of the collections that some of the other bloggers and myself highlighted was Diana Vickers. I’ve never really given much thought to her designs for Very but I was really pleasantly surprised! The 60s collared red dress is just lovely (although I’m not keen on that lone pocket on the front) but the sleeve details are really interesting. Same with the radish print dress to the right, such a quirky pattern!
Below are some detail shots of a turquoise lace top. This colour is really hitting the shops at the moment along with other Spring pastel shades. Lace is always on trend in one form or another and I have several lace tops which I could potentially dye this shade.
You know it’s Spring Summer when wicker bags start appearing. I love the coral details on this bag, oh and of course that pink flamingo prop in the background!
The majority of the featured collections are available now on their website and I know that I will spend lots of late nights perusing online. I always do the most damage buying things when it’s late. It’s such a bad habit!
At the event, Very had a photo area set up and well, how could bloggers resist when there are lots of props to play with? It was so much fun catching up everyone and basically being silly with all the props.
So many lovely bloggers in these photos including Sherin from Hi Fashion Abi from Abimarvel, Laura from That’s So Yesterday, Fritha from Fish Tank Fashion, Jazmine from Jazzabellesdiary, Florrie from Intrinsically Florrie, Daniela from Couture and Crumpets and Marin from Marin Monroe.
After the event, Daniela and I meet up with Kristabel and we stopped off for yummy food at Bills which is in St Martin’s Courtyard in Covent Garden. It was a really lovely atmosphere in there and my chips and crispy prawn cakes were absolutely delish!
Totally worth a visit if you are ever in London. There are so many good places to eat in London but if I EVER move down there (fingers crossed I do at some point!), I expect this will surely become a food blog because I won’t be able to fit into any more of my clothes.
PS: The lovely Ronke from Ondo Lady has been featuring bloggers and their work spaces on her blog this month and today she has featured me! Check it out over at Ondo Lady.