I adore fashion. Clothes, shoes and accessories really interest me and I find it so interesting how we can all express ourselves through what we wear and how we wear it. Although I don’t always follow what’s on trend, I do love knowing what is in fashion so when Intu Victoria Centre invited me down to have a nosy and learn about key Spring Summer 2017 styles there was no question where I’d be on that Saturday afternoon…
Starting off with a delicious (and much needed!) passionfruit bellini at the Cafe Rizzoli Prosecco Bar on the top floor of the Victoria Centre, we said our hellos and chatted away to each other before being lead downstairs to watch intu Victoria Centres very own fashion show. It was wonderful learning all about what’s in fashion for Spring/Summer 2017 and being shown a selection of clothes from the many shops within the Victoria Centre itself and how they’d be styled. I have to say, I have an increasingly extensive clothing wish list now!
← My favourite item from the fashion show was this midi skirt from River Island. I loved the mix of stripes and embroidery and the whole outfit looked feminine and put together but the floral touches really helped to spruce things up a bit more, making it look rather special in my opinion.
After the fashion show we were given a gift voucher and sent on a ‘Spring Trend Hunt‘. We were given a trend and the aim was to find something from one of the many stores which we loved and would wear. We had 30 minutes to run off and hunt for our items. Armed with the ‘frills and ruffles‘ trend I headed off with Hayley (who had the ‘think pink’ trend) to find some items we loved. We were two girls on a mission and both ended up finding two items each to fit our briefs. A khaki off the shoulder top from Quiz for me which you can see all styled up and in action in this post, and a minty coloured nail varnish to go with it. Whereas Hayley found a gorgeous pink scarf and a pretty pink lipstick to match.
I personally love the frills and ruffles trend and can’t wait to add more items to my wardrobe, then pair them in ‘typical me style‘ with a pair of ripped jeans, boots or espadrilles and layered bracelets, rings or necklaces. If I’m honest, I don’t think there’s a single trend this SS17 that I wouldn’t wear, it’s just about how you wear them.
| On my wish list: my top picks from inside intu Victoria Centre |
Mission complete, we headed to Handmade Burger Co to share our findings, eat and chat to all of the other girls and the lovely intu Victoria Centre ladies too.
I’d not been to Handmade Burger Co before and as a Coeliac trying new food places always makes me nervous, thankfully I needn’t have worried because the Handmade Burger Co have their own (rather large!) gluten free menu. I always joke that in most places it’s a good job I’m not a fussy eater because I often struggle when eating out, but if I was a fussy eater there’d still be plenty of choice from the GF Handmade Burger Co menu. My chicken and avocado burger, sweet potato fries and salted caramel milkshake were lovely, and the industrial style interior decor is right up my street too!
Thank you for such a lovely day and all the hard work you put into it Intu Victoria Centre, I had such a great time and thoroughly enjoyed it!
If you’re new to Nottingham, the intu Victoria Centre is located at intu Victoria Centre, Nottingham, NG1 3QN. You can view their website here and find out what stores are inside the shopping centre here.
* Post written in collaboration with intu Victoria Centre. The gift card used on the Spring Trend Hunt was gifted to myself by intu. All opinions are 100% my own.