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8 Mar 2013

An afternoon at sea with Reiss

I do like a bit of Reiss. It all started Spring/Summer '08. There was a dress and I had to have it . It's still in my wardrobe and one of my very favourite items.

I would describe Reiss as a premium high street brand that tastefully positions itself halfway between trend-led and classic. If you only shopped at Reiss you would present a very "together" image, appearing fashion-aware but in a very tasteful and understated way.

I have featured a few dresses/skirts in my OOTD's before and this is probably one of the reasons why I was invited to spend to close out the working week with them and Emirates Woman magazine. On a yacht.

I said yes - obviously - and booked a half day off work. Who wouldn't want to sit on a luxury boat, watching models parade around with the Spring/Summer collection on and enjoy cocktails with other bloggers?

*insert smug face*

Seriously though it was a great way to end a stressful work week - if only all Thursdays could be like that!

I did have a bit of a dilemma about what to wear. The dress code was "dress to impress" but I knew it was going to be hot and that I wouldn't be able to wear any shoes on the boat so I decided to go for something light and simple.

I paired it with a new accessory....this is my shy admission of a new handbag. I will do a separate post about this because the Pashli is everything I wanted it to be. I know it is very possible/rational to love a handbag and I immediately did that with this one.

Anyway, here are some pictures from the afternoon...



















Shirt: Zara
Skirt: Missoni 
Sunglasses: RayBan
Bag: 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli in Navy - Link!

The photo below was taken by the Reiss team and is on their Instagram - Link! 

At this point I was trying to balance (rough water) and also appear "together" for an outfit post. 

Fail! :)

The collection was beautiful as expected. Subtle ruffle trims, unique prints, flattering peplums and tailored trousers. Next pay day I may find myself in store trying to stay true to my "class it up" style resolution and trying on the white belted pencil skirt, shell top and maxi dress. Watch this space :)

What do you think of Reiss? Have you bought anything from there before?

PS. Happy Women's Day! :)



79 comments

  1. Happy Women's day and I adore the cage patterned shoes. Looks like you had tons of girly fun on that boat :)

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    1. I did :) Such a nice afternoon and a great reason to escape the office! :)

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  2. haha i love the last picture of oyu and yay for freckles! <3

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  3. Ooh, I love a good pleat. My bank balance is already quivering in it's boots x Becky

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    1. That dress was lovely - ideal summer wedding material!

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  4. I lobve Reiss so simple and chic. Love the pleats and ruffles. You bag is gorgeous!

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

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  5. It looks like you had a great time, you're so lucky to be invited to things like that! I don't own anything from Reiss but I love the stuff in there, I know what you mean about it being simultaneously fashion-forward and classic.

    Louisa's Notebook

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    1. It was definitely the best event I have been to - I was really lucky :)

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  6. I'm not familiar with the Reis brand but the clothing looks lovely. I especially like the gray pleated dress. What a fun day and thanks for posting :-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  7. I love the 'just-caught' picture of you, looking fantastic as always - your Missoni skirt is a serious winner!

    I absolutely adore Reiss, just wish my bank balance could always stretch to it.

    Hannah cagneyandlace.com

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    1. I am really in love with the skirt....its really flattering but fun with the print. Expect to see it a lot :)

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  8. looks awesome! nice outfit!
    I love Reiss so much!
    following you now
    xoxo
    straplessandpeeptoesmgj.blogspot.com

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    1. I need to add more Reiss to my wardrobe I think :)

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  9. oh too classy! How I envy you! but I'm sure you had a good drink and enjoyed the ride :P Reiss looks great! particularly the hands bags! have a great weekend! xx

    curlsandmindy.blogspot.com

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    1. Sadly the drinks were virgin but nevertheless I had a great time :) haha

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  10. Whenever I think of Reiss I think of Kate Middleton for some reason :) so classic and timeless but gorgeous and feminine. That navy Reiss bag is gorgeous, as is your new Pashli! Congrats on finally getting it :) I cannot wait to see your review on it, as I've been thinking of this bag for a while but wondering how hard it is to get in and out of the bag. The navy is a STUNNING choice :) enjoy your weekend Laura!

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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    1. You're right - she is very Reiss and very together...I love the dresses that she wears from them.

      Okay so the Pashli is amazing but no it's not easy to get in and out of. That's the one negative on it I think so I often leave it unlocked like in the photos above. Still, I am really glad I got it :)

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  11. oh how lovely what a great way to spend the day! and I love what your wearing! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. It was fab. Thanks for reading Ang!

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  13. Wow, looks lovely. I have to say I am partial to a bit of Reiss. Looks like you had a great afternoon out. Definatley the best way to end the working week!

    Laura-Jane x

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    1. I wish I could do this every week.... :)

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  14. I love Reiss, don't anything by them but still. Love that white bag.

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    1. I only own a few pieces that I have got over the years and love each one...wish I could get more!

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  15. I've never owned anything from Reiss, or heard very much about them. Straight after typing this comment i know i'm going to end up spending too much money online though!
    www.buttonsandlipstick.blogspot.com

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    1. haha every time I go in there I always see something I like. It's a dangerous place because it's not exactly the cheapest brand out there :)

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    2. Made my day that you replied! Thanks :) x

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  16. Your bag is gorgeous, and your outfit, i would never think of putting that together, but it looks so good! I love Reiss, the bags and purses look lovely!

    Beth-Lou's Beauty Blog

    xx

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    1. That orange little bag is something I have my eye on :) Thanks Beth!

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  17. What a seriously fun event. Plus I love your new Pashli, Laura!

    xo, alison*elle

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  18. you've done it again..now i want the pashli bag!! love that color! have you seen the new floral one coming out? kinda like it.

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    1. Hi Emma - I saw it in the mini version and agree, I quite like it.

      And I love the pashli....doing a post on it very shortly. It's a great great bag...classic but modern.

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    2. is the mini really small though?? I haven't seen it in person yet.

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  19. unfortunately, i don't think i've ever bought/owned anything from reiss but the way you describe them means i am very tempted! they look gorgeous and i would love to introduce some more 'classy' items into my wardrobe. your outfit is just as gorgeous as well and i LOVE your skirt! :) i'm also very jealous that you got to go on a yacht - it looks amazing! X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Reiss is a such a lovely store and my tip is to hit it at sale time. They ALWAYS have great sales with almost all items reduced so even if you spot something during the year you like the chances are it will be there then!

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  20. Laura you lucky lady....Such a fancy afternoon....so jealous and your outfit was lovely especially the skirt...its fab
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Thanks J - it was such a nice way to end the week!

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  21. I love reiss, I can't wait to finish uni, start working and be to afford their clothes! Hope you had a lovely time, it looks fab xx

    Thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know what you mean....its not exactly cheap as chips! but yes, its the perfect working woman's shop :)

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  22. Such beautiful pictures - and I love your skirt, it's fabulous. Even when you're laughing away trying to be composed for your pic you look stunning xx

    I've started a new blog over at

    http://myworldbysasha.blogspot.co.uk

    Please have a look if you get the chance

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  23. Love your outfit, so summery.
    Holly xo

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. LOVE your outfit and the lighting in these pictures :)

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    1. Thanks Asmaa - cant beat a sunny day!

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  25. Wow I love these pictures and your outfit! You're so lucky :D
    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Valerie - it was such a great event.

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  26. Looks really great. You're outfit is lovely!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.com/

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  27. Oh my goodness what a wonderful event! Looking on with envy from a snowy NYC :) Is it spring yet?

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    1. Well I am so jealous that you are in NYC so more than happy to swop! :)

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  28. You got a Pashli, too! :) I love mine. As strange as it sounds I think it's the sturdiness I like!

    I have it in white, can't wait for spring to whip out the florals and brights to go with it.

    I actually just got back from a break in Dubai and have done the first few posts of my holiday diary, the Pashli, of course, made it in to a few outfits there :) If you have time stop by and say hello!


    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx



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    1. I just saw it on your blog....LOVE! I bet it's amazing in white and the perfect summer bag!

      I wish I had known about your Dubai trip - hope you had a great time!

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  29. looks like such a gorgeous fun way to spend the afternoon! I have still to go on a yacht out here always looks so glam and stunning :-) Loving your skirt -colours are fab! Your hair is looking really nice and healthy! secret? I'm on a current mission to find a decent hairdresser to let loose on my locks...wish me luck!

    Enjoy rest of your weekend! x

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    1. I really want to do it again - tempted to find out how much they are to hire :) haha

      Go to Vesna at Pastels/Ritz Carlton. I wouldn't recommend anyone else!

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  30. Looks like a lovely time! And I love the new bag, it's definitely on my wishlist!

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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    1. Thanks Sarah - I love the bag!

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  31. Happy women's day! I love the sneak peek of Reiss' collection, it's so elegantly chic and feminine! I'm curious to see what your favourite pieces were. =D

    I also loved your outfit! You fit right in both on the yacht and the dress to impress dress code. Beautiful! It looked like a whole *boatload* of fun. =P

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    1. :) thanks so much - I had a lovely afternoon :)

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  32. Looks amazing! Some great clothes here :D xx

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  33. The tiny red pouch is to DIE for...i heart Reiss. One day I will be a proper woman and will shop there full-time...

    http://iyf-x.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think that was my favourite piece too - I think the chain is also gold so it looks amazing when worn :)

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  34. I stumbled across your instagram just before, so jealous you are in Dubai! looks like you are having an amazing time :)

    www.analisevt.wordpress.com

    xxx

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    1. Thanks for following Analise! :)

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    1. Thanks so much :) Love your leopard scarf :)

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  36. Wow this looks like so much fun! You definitely dressed to impress in a very understated way, I love that skirt! Reiss is the kind of style that I want to try and incorporate to be more 'ladylike' and grown up but my student budget means I'm more flea market than Reiss sadly
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    Nina from little nomad

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    1. Ah thanks Nina!

      And yes, Reiss is more on the investment side of things. I tend to hold out for the sales - you always get amazing pieces for half the price and who can say no to that? :)

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  37. I love that outfit!!
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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  38. I LOVE REISS!! Years ago I bought (well my mum bought!) my prom dress from there and it was pastel blue with ruffles...want to be able to earn enough to buy my whole outfits from there! And that goes for Whistles as well :)

    http://salvadora.co.uk/

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  39. What an awesome way to spend ANY afternoon. I am being introduced to Reiss by you, and really coming to adore the style and energy of the brand. I, like, Nissa, will be budgeting to add something classic but trend appeal to my wardrobe from Reiss.

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