Today the sun shone! YAY! After yesterday's hail and high winds, it finally felt a bit summery today. I even got a whole load of washing dried on the line outside. That's the definition of summer in Ireland I think! So it was the perfect day to wear my only clothing purchase from the trip to France - Zara bird print trousers.
I fell in love the pretty pattern in these trousers when I spotted them in the Zara in Monte Carlo (surely the poshest Zara ever - and since I saw the UK price, I can confirm it's the most expensive). The base is cream and the birds are different shades of blue with pink/green/navy/grey going through them. This means they will work well with many of my tops and jackets - including denim - so although they are distinctive, I think I can create a few different looks with them and therefore they'll get plenty of wear this summer. I bought the size 40 (12)
Today I went with the nude/pink shades and wore the Boden Photographer Jacket (in a 12), nude M&S ballet pumps and my pink LK Bennett Annina bag. You may remember, I picked up this bag last year in the LK Bennett outlet in Banbridge (just outside Belfast) and what do you know, wasn't I heading there again today? To check out the LK Bennett pop-up shop that's open from 25th May - 9th June at The Outlet Village. This shop is separate from the regular LKB shop in the Village and has even more discount - up to 90% in fact.
Just look at the sight that will greet you in Unit 20...shoe heaven with prices starting at just £10 for shoes and £40 for boots.
Now there is plenty of stock though sizes are limited in some lines and as you'd expect, there are more larger and smaller sizes. Plenty of 36, 37, 41 and 42. But I was able to find enough 39's and 40's to keep me happy.
Clothing wise, the stock is largely autumn winter with lots of dresses, jackets, skirts and trousers. Especially perfect for a working wardrobe or if you're looking for some classic pieces like black trousers or a blazer/short jacket.
Finally, there is a good range of accessories though I imagine they will sell out super fast. There are some cross body handbags and dressy evening clutches that range in price from £20-40.
All in all, WELL worth a visit. I spent £75 and got items that originally sold for a total RRP of £750 - 1 pair of ballet pumps, a pair of flat sandals, a little black dress and a handbag. I was hugely tempted by a pair of ankle boots and some cream shoes but managed to resist...for now! Lauren, the manager at the LK Bennett store in Banbridge told me that there will be more stock arriving during the sale so not to worry if you can't get down when it opens tomorrow morning. I think that made my mind up to pay another visit in the next week or so.
While I was there, I met up again with some of the other local bloggers, Louise, Ruth, Gemma-Louise and Rosanna (below) from Silver Brogues (who came to my Boden party!). Loving her neon top which Rosanna told me she got in Matalan.
Thank you to everyone at the Outlet and in the LK Bennett Pop-Up Shop for a wonderful afternoon. Here are my bags as I left the store..
I'll share what's inside soon, I promise! In the meantime, it's the weekend so enjoy! x