Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Reiss Spirit Of Summer Event | Styling The SS13 Collection

White shirt & pearls
Like our beloved Kate Middleton, one of my favourite places to shop in the high street is Reiss, so when I was contacted by my local store to attend their Spirit of Summer Event a couple of weeks ago I didn't have to think twice! Admittedly it's mostly window shopping I do at Reiss, but with the tempt of a blogger discount I was there like a shot.

Tomorrow I'll be showing you what I came home with in a full outfit post, but in the meantime here's a little preview of one of the items I bought on the night - the perfect white shirt (above).

REISS Spirit of Summer Event
REISS Spirit of Summer Event
REISS Spirit of Summer Event
REISS white dress
REISS Spirit of Summer Event
REISS heels
REISS Spirit of Summer Event
REISS Spirit of Summer Event
The clothes that Reiss sell are mouth-wateringly gorgeous - they are modern and beautifully cut with colours and patterns to make any clothes-loving gal foam at the mouth. The Spirit of Summer event was a public event offering a discount on the evening, with drinks, canap├ęs and free manicures available, but the lovely staff at the Reiss store in Exeter were extra specially lovely to me being a local style blogger. (I won't deny that I love these occasional perks of being a blogger, and I really appreciate how even the real people that work in the store - not just the consultant-types emailing me on behalf of a brand - love to work with you. It does make me miss working in retail a little...!)

I loved trying on as many outfits as I could (kid in a sweet shop, much?!), and my favourite was the "Gecko print" maxi dress with the wide brim hat which would make the most perfect beach wedding outfit. The last detail photo of the puff sleeve dress (which I ended up buying) shows how the sleeve is actually attached to the front and back seams of the dress - it's details like this that I love about their clothes. They are, unfortunately, a little too pricey for me to buy as every day wear, but throw in a discount or a sale price and I'll happily invest in something that's going to last.

So I came away with the puff sleeve shift dress, the wide-brim hat, the white shirt and a pair of neon jeans, the latter to be seen in tomorrow's post. All utterly gorgeous, beautiful quality, and extremely modern and classic, if that's possible.

Thank you so much to the staff at Exeter Reiss - we had a great night, it was so much fun! Come back tomorrow to see my shirt and jeans outfit, won't you?



  1. So many lovely pieces!! I love that puff sleeved dress...and those woven shoes are amazing! Can't wait to see your outfit post tomorrow :)

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

  2. What a fantastic shopping day! I see so many pieces that are very "you" (and "me" too : > ) Fabulous purse!

  3. I always think of Kate in her stunning creme Reiss dress when she met with Michelle Obama.

    Gorgeous photos and I am glad you were able to treat yourself with a lovely dress. Can't wait to see it in one of your nexts posts!

    Lady of Style

  4. Stunning!!!! The pink shoes are gorgeous xx


  5. Ah I love Reiss!! These photos are beautiful Catherine, just like that maxi dress, you look amazing , the print is great and I love it styled with the hat. I also love the puff sleeve detailing in that last shot :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  6. So glad you got that puff sleeve dress. When I scrolled down the first thing I thought was 'she better get that one!'...

  7. The pearls..the white dress...the shoes...dyyiinnggg! You look beautiful!

  8. You have done very well and I admire you for leaving the shoes and the bag. You are right, this is a very nice brand.

  9. I love Reiss! I actually knew about Reiss when I visit Beijing for the 1st time and I bought a dress and a silk top which I still love till today. Then, when I visit London, I make a point to put Reiss in my MUST-VISIT-PLACE. LOL! I bought some stuff from there too. Like you said, their design is definitely mouth-watering.

    I like the white Quilted flare dress and the puff sleeve shift dress as well. Lucky you to be able to attend this event =)

  10. OMG-this is a dream come true in pure Reiss fashion. What a night and gorgeous fashions on you.
    Loving everything here. Lucky girl!
    Yes-this is a perk!! Happy for you.
    xx, Heather


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