Category Archives: Dorothy Perkins

Cabot Circus Fashion Weekender… Part One

Dorothy Perkins S/S 11 at Cabot Circus

Dorothy Perkins S/S 11 at Cabot Circus

So those of you who have read my Something for The Weekend post this week will know that I’m currently typing this in the Blogger Louge under the glass roof of Cabot Circus as part of their S/S 11 Ultimate Fashion Weekender. Every season shoppers are treated to a weekend of discounts and catwalk shows and I was lucky enough to catch the first show of the weekend, featuring Dorothy Perkins, Thomas Pink, Hobbs and Urban Outfitters.

Regular readers will know how much I heart Spring/Summer as a season – I’ll be hitting the shops myself after posting this – so I was excited to see what the high street has to offer for the months ahead. One of my favourite looks from this morning’s show was by Dorothy Perkins, who nailed the 70s hippy look with palazzo pants, wide brimmed floppy hats and chiffon blouses. The printed Mad Men style dresses would be perfect for a picnic in the park and the vertigo-inducing cork heels are great for leg lengthening – if you can walk in them, which kind of rules me out of purchasing a pair.

Hobbs worked the Parisian chic look and Thomas Pink put on a fab menswear scene which I would reccomend to all my female readers – I’ll put some photos up her later incase you don’t get to see the show. Another look that got my pulse racing was the finale by Urban Outfitters, below.

Urband Outfitters S/S 11 Cabot Circus

Urband Outfitters S/S 11 Cabot Circus

Urban Outfitters always has a shabby chic look going on and their outfits today were no exception, with 80s style knitted jumpers for the men, and ripped denim and oversized tees for the girls. The ‘De ja Vu’ t-shirt and tube skirt combo was my fave look so if you’re planning a visit to the store this afternoon I’m afraid you’ll have to fight me for it!

I’ll post again soon with more pictures and info from the show, but for now let me thank the team at Cabot Circus for a fab, if slightly intense blogging experience, and remind you that all the catwalk shows are free and there are discounts and competitions aplenty so come down and take a look at S/S 11 trends for yourself.


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The LOOK Show SS/11: Part Two

As promised, here are a few more photos from my day at The LOOK Show SS/11…

NOTE: When I saw the flower displays I instantly thought how gorgeous they would look at a wedding – I wonder now I have been inflicted with the bride-to-be status that I will always feel this way when I see a flower arrangement I like – I can only hope this attention to detail passes once I’m hitched : )


Above: champagne and gorgeous flower arrangments

The LOOK Show SS/11

Above: Polly and I at the LOOK Show


Above: Alexis Jordan performs at the LOOK Show

Dorothey-Perkins-retro-dress at the LOOK Show Ss/11

Above: Retro print dress from Dorothy Perkins


Above: Boyish tailoring from Uniqlo

Polly-at-LOOK Show SS/11

Above: Polly is OK


Above: Block colours from River Island


Above: The LOOK-Show goody bag

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New Year, New Loot – Part One

xmas presents
Thanks to a mystery bug I’ve had a fair bit of time on my hands today so, aside from napping and the odd bout of nausea, I’ve been playing with my camera and all the lovely new treats that came my way over Christmas*.

This year, Christmas stocking aside, Mother Ship-Shape took me shopping in Bournemouth to find a few festive goodies. I love surprises – planning them, being on the receiving end, knowing about somebody else’s surprise (I’m not fussy) – and usually insist on knowing nothing about gifts that might be coming my way. Year after year I’ve had some cracking surprises but this year the shopping trip saved my poor mother from the hassle and panic of buying for a surprise-aholic and also guaranteed everything would fit properly.

I tried on numerous pairs of tailored jodhpur style trousers before finding this stone-coloured pair from New Look. Thanks to my pre-wedding health kick they suit sitting both high on the waist or lower on my hips. They also go rather nicely with my gorgeous new Dorothy Perkins blazer, below. I adore the slight ruching on the pockets and the slouchy feel of the lightweight cotton, and the taupe colour is close enough to beige to be a wardrobe staple, but far enough away from camel to make it too A/W 10.

I also finally managed to get myself a pair of brogues from River Island. A cross between a loafer and brogue, the hidden laces make these shoes far more versatile and I can’t wait till Spring to pair them with bare legs and summer dresses.

Somewhat surprisingly, I gravitated towards very similar garments and came away from Christmas with a practically complete outfit – a rare feat for my shopping trips, as Part Two of this post will show you…

Slouchy pockets and turned up cuffs make a perfect S/S blazer

Slouchy pockets and turned up cuffs make a perfect S/S blazer My new stone coloured trousers came complete with brown knotted belt

My new stone coloured trousers came complete with brown knotted belt

river island brogues

Brogue + loafer =?


*Sadly not the new Jamie Oliver cookbook – at the moment that is only adding to the nausea feeling : (

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