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).
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, canapés 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?