Without a further 50% off all sale prices, River Island suddenly seems a little pricey to me (although I am yet to see the £150 dress that Kate http://www.makedostyle.blogspot.com/ posted about yesterday!)
When you can pick up a top for £2.50 you suddenly resent paying £34.99 for its new-season twin less than a month later. However I do feel slightly more excited about the new season stuff I have seen from River Island than from Topshop (so far): i've always enjoyed their details (such as the mismatched buttons on cardigans and dresses) and they've gone to town with it this season. I also think it is going to be more wearable for my "look": the torn grungey aethetic touted by Topshop just makes me look unwashed!
Again though, a lot of this collection can be achieved from last summers wardrobe: nothing is particularly new. Which is a good thing if, like me, you aren't shopping. This has inspired me to pick up some lace and buttons and add some details to some of my plain nude dresses and tops. I am more determined than ever to approach the new season without it requiring a new wardrobe.
Are there any high street spring summer collections you've been inspired by yet? Am I alone in thinking that it all seems very similar to what was in store twelve months ago?
Love, Tor xx