What Jen Did – Very SS12 Preview

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Last week I popped down to London for a few meetings, a spot of shopping and the Very SS12 preview event. I’m always thrilled to be invited to press events – there’s always lots of food, a steady stream of alcohol and plenty of other bloggers. What’s not to love?

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Admittedly, Spring/Summer is not my favourite season, and January is hardly the month to inspire thoughts of bare arms and beachy hair. But after three glasses of Prosecco and a mint green manicure, I was feeling decidedly sunny! The bright, bold colours and contrasting prints soon pushed all thoughts of a Slanket from my mind.

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I’m looking forward to wearing all the romantic, floaty styles coming for Spring 2012, so I was particularly pleased to spot an abundance of chiffon and pastels. This gorgeous beaded dress has a 40s feel about it too – perfect for fans of the vintage-inspired look.

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Hi Kim!

I wore my vintage leather pencil skirt, a mint green jumper from Forever 21, grey flats c/o Sarenza and my faithful ASOS necklace. In hindsight, the leather skirt was probably not the best thing to wear on a 2.5 hour train ride. Luckily I regained my circulation when I got off!

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The lovely people at Very were kind enough to provide us all with a generous goody bag – mine included a beautiful red lipstick from Daniel Sandler and these amazing leopard print brogues. J’adore!

It was great to see some of my old favourites – Kristabel, Becca, Kavita, Lily, Tor, Reena and Sophie – as well as meet some new bloggers I’ve been following for a while – Clare, Susie and Kim. Thanks Very!


xx Nicki (home bird)xx

I love the long-sleeved maxi. Lush. And your jumper is fab – such a gorgeous colour! Oh oh oh and I need some leopard brogues, quite urgently.

Now can you please ensure that thoughts of a slanket are pushed from your mind. FOR.EVER. The only people I could ever excuse for using them are the homeless. What’s worse is that they are made of FLEECE. Shudder. 🙂

Nicki x


The colour of that mint green jumper is gorgeous! Would love to know what you think of the Daniel Sandler lipstick too, I love his eyeliners and blush but haven’t tried any lip products yet.


Oh that looks like an awful lot of fun. My heart does skip a beat when I see so much beautiful beaded stuff and chiffon. Do you think I’ll have magically developed the necessary elegance to wear that sort of thing by spring? Haha!

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Hay hun, you took some LURVY pics! Was so nice to meet you! such a fun night! I ate all my pick’n’mix in 2 sittings!! lol Hope you enjoyed your dinner!




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