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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

River Island Style Studio | #StyleWithLove*

river island style studio #styledwithlove
I was so grateful for the opportunity to go to the River Island #StyleWithLove event that India and her team organised.  I went with my friend from Uni (also a blogger, check her out!) Juanita from LDNGirl as Kirsty couldn't make it. We met up at Marble Arch and headed over to River Island's flagship store. 
With just two Style Studios in the UK; London and in Birmingham's Bull Ring Shopping Centre, you can book an exclusive appointment with your very own personal stylist and get to walk your own little catwalk using their 360 degree camera!
With the choice of 3 different appointments, lasting either 30 minutes, 1 hour or 2 hours, you can build a whole wardrobe or just a single outfit tailored specifically to you. You can create your favourite look, and discover your individual style with the help of their team of dedicated stylists.
This is a completely complimentary, appointment only service, so get your appointments booked for that special occasion, a wardrobe refresh or simply some new inspiration!
river island style studio #styledwithlove

river island style studio #styledwithlove

river island style studio #styledwithlove

river island style studio #styledwithlove

Being so close to Valentines, it would be silly not to have heart shaped balloons, confetti, roses and bubbly! This #StyledWithLove event was a great chance to meet other bloggers, some of whom I already knew and some I'd seen and spoken to on Twitter, and some I'd never met or seen before. I love these events as it's great to be able to put faces to Twitter handles and discover new blogs to follow!

The River Island team did a great job of organising this event and keeping everyone entertained by including quizzes, nibbles and and hosting a really chilled atmosphere.

river island style studio #styledwithlove

river island style studio #styledwithlove

river island style studio #styledwithlove

river island style studio #styledwithlove

river island style studio #styledwithlove

Their clothes were on point, stylish and in-season. I just love that black and gold jacket and suede bag! I just wish I had space in my wardrobe for everything!

river island style studio #styledwithlove

river island style studio #styledwithlove

What blogger event is complete without a bit of nail art?! I opted for a pale pink and glitter heart (middle on bottom row), they were so cute!

river island style studio #styledwithlove

river island style studio #styledwithlove

river island style studio #styledwithlove

river island style studio #styledwithlove

Without even knowing our styles, sizes or the clothes we like, the very talented stylists created our own personalised outfits prior to the event and I was so pleasantly surprised to find my outfit suited me and my taste perfectly! I love jackets like this and although I rarely wear high necked buttoned shirts (due to boobage) I absolutely love the detailed collar on this shirt and it's loose enough around the all important areas for it to be comfortable! And they got my size spot on! The matching skirt to this coat is quite short, so without tights on, I didn't want to parade it round the event, but the shirt and jacket look so great with black jeans too! Definitely an outfit I'd wear over and over, in the office and out shopping! Kirsty was styled with a super cute suede jacket and a dress with a similar collar to my shirt, it would have looked so nice!

As part of the evening, two quizzes /activities were planned to give the bloggers the chance to win their outfit (or another's if it was better suited) and a bottle of Prosecco. We were teamed up with another blogger, so myself and Annie from Epiphannie had to answer 14 Valentines themed questions. Obviously being all knowing individuals (I'm joking, luck was on our side), we managed a tie with another pair, so we were given a tie breaker question... We won! We couldn't believe it! We then excitedly spent the next half an hour trying on our outfits/picking other bits off the rail to try on. So excited in fact that we missed the next competition! 

Luckily I was able to participate last minute.. this challenge was to look at 20 items for 15 seconds and memorise them.. We then had to recall all of the items we'd seen and write them down. The person who remembers the most would win a River Island Gift Card. I managed to name 16/20 and annoyingly remembered 2 more, but by that time it was too late. Hate it when that happens!! The winner managed to identify 17,  so it was close!

The rest of the event was spent taking selfies with their props and balloons and talking with other bloggers. Much to our surprise also, we each got to take home a goody bag full of super cute accessories from the store, which I shared with Kirsty, as I'm such a good sister, haha.

I cannot wait for them to send me my outfit! I've got so many events coming up that I want to wear the jacket to!!

Have you used River Island's Style Studio before? What was your experience like?
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  1. This event sounds so lovely, I'm a little envious! How lucky are you?! :) love that outfit xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks!! The outfit finally arrived in the post and I love it! The detailing on the shirt collar is beautiful and the coat and skirt have the Chanel suit vibe and make me feel like I'm in Clueless! xx

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