This week has been a bit of a busy one for me, my diary has been packed with endless lists of things to do, which is one of the biggest reasons I've been a bit missing in action on my blog recently. However the beginning of this week set off to an amazing start because on Monday night I was invited to attend a fashion show in my town, Northampton (anyone else in the area attend?). The Northampton Bid put on amazing Fashion and Exhibition Show in order for the locals to find out just what our little town has to offer fashion wise and whats available on our high street. The event was a little fashion and beauty bloggers dream as so many big retailers and small boutiques decided to get involved and put forward their best Autumn/Winter outfits to showcase on the catwalk!
It was great as River Island took part in the fashion show this year and there was a lot of hype and buzz in store about the big event - I have to say I felt very proud seeing outfits put together by the product team being put forward for every fashionista in Northampton to see. Being the fashion and beauty blogger that I am, it was only natural that I took my camera along to the event so I could share with you all some key and on tend pieces that you can expect to see in a shop near you. The pictures below are what River Island showcased on catwalk and hopefully it will give you a little inspiration on how to style your winter wardrobe.
I don't know about you but I love seeing sweatshirts/knitwear paired with high shine skirts this year - Not only does the bright green jumper shown above add a gorgeous pop of colour into these duller months, but I love that the leather look is back in this season as it really livens up everyday wear a little and makes a big impact.
As I mentioned earlier, it wasn't just River Island who took part in the fashion show, loads of other favourites such as New Look, Top Shop and House of Fraser also got involved. I also loved how this fashion show was able to show the stock of some smaller independent stores around Northampton. I felt very inspired by all the collections and below are some of my favourite selection of outfits that made it on to the runway.
Not only did the Northampton Bid put on an amazing fashion show, but before hand there was a exhibition for us to walk around which gave us all the opportunity to find out a bit more on what Northampton has to offer. Being a big lover of all things beauty related I was instantly drawn to the stand that was filled with SiennaX tanning products, this is where I met some lovely ladies from Concept6 - A local beauty salon in Northampton. It was great having a little chit chat with the girls who were clearly beauty obsessed as I am and I could have talked about tanning and treatments with them for hours! Not only did I get to talk about my much loved SiennaX Tan, but just a few stalls away I noticed that Lush had also made an appearance and we all know how us beauty bloggers love a bit of Lush! Who can resist taking a whiff of a Sex Bomb Bath Ballistic when you walk past one? I know I can't.
Overall I had a fantastic time at the event, it was great being surround in a beauty and fashion environment. This was my first time attending a fashion show and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I just hope that I get to attend some more in the future - Attending the next London Fashion Week is the dream.
I would love to know whats been inspiring your wardrobe for this season, if your liking any of the outfits in this post be sure to let me know.