Tuesday, 6 July 2010

River Island Accessories Haul

As many of you girls will know, River Island's accessories/footwear sale went live in store today - whilst it's clothing sale opened online. Now, I told myself I was going to get up early, get myself on the website and bag alllllll the bargains. I did get up early, but to be honest, nothing on the website stood out to me - the only things that did were already sold out (this was at 7.30ish this morning - ridiculous, I know). So I decided to ring my not-so-local nearest River Island to check if they had any of the items I wanted and hoorah! They did.

I got there asap and saw the shop was full of girls scrambling around grabbing all the accessories. I soon got the things I wanted but also a fair few other bits as well. I kept saying to myself; 'You have enough jewellery, stop it!' but it was just impossible - there were too many pretty things! Here's a picture of what I picked up:

I know - jewellery galore! But for the prices (the majority of jewellery items I got were a mere £2!!) you can't really complain. I love River Island jewellery but tend to be a bit put off by the prices (same with Topshop) so I find it's always best to wait for the sales - you're guaranteed a bargain.

Here they are in a bit more detail....

I'd seen this gorgeous bow belt around the blogging world recently and really wanted to get my hands on it - I was willing to pay full price (£19.99) but couldn't believe it when I saw it was in the sale for a mere £8! I had a very cheesy grin on my face whilst wandering around with this - I think it will go so well with so many of my clothes, and add something extra to my outfits. I can't wait to wear it!

I got these earrings for an amazing £2 each. There was so many on sale but these were the ones that stood out to me. Left to right - Tiny heart multi-coloured studs - these were the last pair left and I'd wanted them for so long I had to get them. Aqua round studs - I love these, they're very tribal yet pretty at the same time. I think they're great for the summer and I just adore the colour of them. Fly Studs - River Island has been all over the fly/insect jewellery theme this summer. I love any jewellery/clothing involving insects/jewellery so naturally I loved this. It's a beautiful bright pink fly with gold detailing and just looks really quirky and cute. I have a similar pair already in a paler, more toned-down pink, but I love these too.

These two necklaces were, again, only £2 each and I love them. The one on the left is of a hummingbird and I think it's really pretty - especially the chain which is quite detailed as opposed to being a plain boring chain. The one on the right is a fly necklace, similar to the earrings above but in a deep purple.

Ahhh now this is one of my favourites. It's a ring would you believe it, and is so detailed and pretty I couldn't resist it. It was reduced from £12.99 to a fiver, which I think is a bargain. It's such a statement piece that will jazz up any outfit.

Last in the jewellery; another favourite. I'm actually in love with this necklace - the pictures really don't do it justice. I'd seen it a while ago and debated buying it (it was £17.99 originally). It's covered in quirky charms; the Eiffel Tower, love hearts, bows, pom poms and buttons to name but a few. I love eclectic pieces like this so I couldn't believe it when I saw it was only £6. It would jazz up any plain top perfectly.

Finally I picked up some Models Own polishes. I saw the fluro orange and the sparkly silver amongst the sale accessories and grabbed them as soon as I saw their price (£2!!). I'm a big fan of Models Own polishes; they're such good quality in my opinion. River Island has been stocking them for ages - but I think they usually get overlooked, particularly when it comes to sale time. The polish in the middle is one I'd set my sights on a few days ago - it's a really peachy, pastel colour entitled 'Peach Sherbet'. I'd searched for it on Boots, but they don't appear to stock it - so I tried the Models Own website, and it was sold out. So when I saw it sitting there gathering dust in River Island I went a little crazy-happy. It wasn't reduced, but I wasn't expecting it to be as it is one of their newer polishes. I was an extremely happy bunny after getting this.

Overall I think I did pretty well. Yes, I spent faaaaaaaar more than I thought I would, on lots of jewellery (which I think I have plenty of - but a girl can never have too many things!) but I'm really pleased with what I got and would definitely recommend having a look in the sale whilst the good things are still there. The website is a bit of a let down in my opinion, things sell out far too quickly, so I definitely think it's worth going to your local RI.

Has anyone else been to the River Island sale today? What did you get?

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