I’m not going to lie, I’m a teeny weeny bit nervous about this post, mainly as it contains me which I’m slightly less keen on. However, I hope you enjoy it, although I can’t promise I’ll be making a regular habit of the whole ‘street style’ posing thing!
A week ago I was excited to be invited along to none other than Topshop HQ at Oxford Circus to experience the Topshop Personal Shopping service. I will admit that although I was aware of this service, for a number of reasons [such as budget, and well body confidence] I’d previously dismissed it thinking it was only for the socialites and the very gorgeous. Well, I’ll happily admit I was so very wrong!
Topshop Personal Shopping provides the ultimate luxury service on the high street. All their appointments are totally free of charge, with no minimum spend. The Personal Shoppers offer quick updates on the latest trends, access to the new Topshop collections and designer collaborations, or complete wardrobe overhauls. You can book an appointment at the end of the post and there’s an exclusive offer for London Bride readers too!
The main reason I went along was to experience the ‘Honeymooner Appointment’ which Topshop outlines as “You’ve slaved away for months (years, even) planning the wedding of your dreams; all you need now is a whole new celebratory wardrobe, think hen weekend, bridesmaids dresses and the all important Honeymoon! Something new is part of the tradition after all. Thankfully, our expert Personal Shoppers will ensure you look stylish as you sail off into the sunset.”
The Honeymooner Appointment would be particularly welcome at a time when you are nearing the wedding I can only imagine what a welcome relief it is to have someone else do the thinking for once and have everything under one roof – one less thing to worry about!
As well as offering the honeymoon service the experience would be equally useful if you are a guest at a wedding and are looking for an outfit to wow and it’s even perfect for brides and her girls who may be looking for contemporary high-street bridesmaid options, especially with their exclusive ranges meaning you’re unlikely to have a faux-pas situation where your bridesmaids are in the same dress as a guest!
I love the mix of bright pastels and metallic accessories for contemporary chic bridesmaids…
1 - Limited Edition Lace Maxi Dress / 2 - Premium Rhinestone Spike Earrings / 3 - Limited Edition Chiffon Bodice Skater Dress / 4 - Strappy Lace Prom Dress / 5 - GWENDA Pointed Courts / 6 - Broderie Dress by Unique
It’s always nice to have a fresh outfit for a wedding, especially if the group of friends are the same – mix it up with peaches and cream whether it’s a maxi dress or a sleek suit with statement jewellery and a cute clutch…
Well despite it being slightly unfortunate timing what with the fact I have zero holidays coming up my Topshop Personal Shopping appointment was still a lot of fun and I came away with a couple of stylish summer items! My personal shopper Michelle was lightening quick at sourcing items in my size or in requested colours and it was great to have her creative eye for teaming accessories and thinking outside the box a bit – something I just don’t have the ability to do. I’m always in a hurry when I’m shopping and have no time to think about what shoes go with what or how the hell to put a capsule wardrobe together – but both of these are something that the service really can help with. It’s great to have someone else’s opinion on what looks good as sometimes we get stuck in a rut [erm skinny jeans, breton top and blazer anyone?].
Well I couldn’t come away empty handed could I, so here are a few items that I picked up from my appointment courtesy of Topshop – please excuse the practically see-through skin tone – I’m very much in need of some vitamin D!
Although at first I was unsure about rocking a jumpsuit and one is such a bright pattern, this Leaf Print Jumpsuit is so comfy and nice and cool for when it decides to warm up [ahem] that I’m now convinced – hoping to where this at the first sign of summer after all it’s so cheerful!
My wardrobe seems to be growing with luminosity these days and that’s thanks in part to more and more neon items. This super bright Pleat Dip Hem Dress with high-lo pleated skirt is bang on trend at the moment and there’s no shying away in a crowd in this one – great addition to a honeymoon wardrobe too, just add a tan! The GWENDA Pointed Courts are the most perfect shade of sky blue [perfect even for your 'something blue' perhaps!]. I couldn’t resist adding a touch of gold with the Metal Track Collar too.
Every girl should have a pair of patterned trousesrs in her wardrobe this summer and these Geo Print Joggers are the perfect fit. Flattering and fun and teamed with a classic Sheer Panel Vest in black it’s an easy go-to outfit.
So – to tempt you into a little shopping spree [oh come on, as if you needed an excuse!!] an exclusive offer to London Bride readers that book in a Topshop Personal Shopping appointment from 23rd May-23rd July quoting ‘London Bride’ will get a glass of Champagne and a free wedding make-up kit with 3 pieces of Topshop Make Up – as if shopping could get much more fun! You can click here to book in an appointment or call 0844 243 5544, and Eire 1 800 535570.
Topshop Personal Shopping is available in the following stores: London Oxford Circus | London Knightsbridge | London White City | Manchester Arndale | Manchester Trafford | Liverpool | Leeds | Glasgow | Edinburgh | Dublin.
So be kind about the outfits, and let me know if you plan to book an appointment or perhaps have been already – would love to hear your experiences!
*The gift will be given to you during the appointment. One make up gift per person.