Aspire Style Fashion Show

Aspire Style know I’m a teeny-weeny bit obsessed with their store (I even dedicated a blog post to them here) so they very kindly sent me complimentary tickets* to their fashion show back in March at their Solihull store (my local). Of course I jumped at the chance and instantly got very excited! I was told the evening would consist of a fashion show of new season items, plenty of prosecco, a goodie bag and 15% discount on the evening.

Now me being me, late as always, arrived at the store with just a few minutes spare before the show started. I was very excited to see that I had reserved seats in my own name, something that never normally happens to me! I grabbed my prosecco, had a quick glimpse in my goodie bag, and prepared for the show to start.

The fashion show was filled with lots of lovely models, including the beautiful girls from the Glamophones who I had seen as a previous Aspire event. Everyone at the show was also given a ‘show guide’ as a resource that gave a bit more information about the clothes being shown incase anyone wanted to get their hands on them afterwards. It was really handy to have this to refer to as the models walked up and down the catwalk. I’ve never actually been to a shop fashion show like this before and I really enjoyed seeing the clothes ‘in action’ rather than just sitting on a hanger.

Whilst I didn’t take any photos of the models doing their thing (mainly so I didn’t ruin the show for people around me!), I got plenty of pics of the items in the store that I wanted to share with you all…

How gorgeous is this tote bag from Katie Loxton? I’m in love with the colour, especially combined with the gold hardware. These trinket dishes are super cute too, especially this one using a quote from one of my fave books that I love to read to my class and say all the time.

I’m all for the puns, so when I spotted this section of the shop I wanted all of these cute items, including this fab compact. I’ve also been eyeing up these cute mugs (just about visible in the pic) for a while now, especially this fox one.

Lets just take a moment to appreciate this beautiful dress…swoon! I saw it and loved it instantly! How perfect would it be as a bridesmaid dress? Or even a wedding dress if you fancy stepping away from the typical big white dress. I can’t spot it on the website, but it is available in store if you do wanna get your hands on it.

Some more lovely goodies! These pom-poms are everywhere at the mo, and there is a great range at Aspire.

Aspire has a great range of personalised jewellery in which you can get lots of pretty pieces engraved. I recently won a cute necklace from Aspire and chose to have the name of my first dance and wedding date engraved on it and it is so special. These pieces would make really fab gifts too for the ladies in your life.

Anyone else unicorn obsessed? This cute wash bag and mirror from Starlight are spot on for giving me my unicorn fix as well as including a cute little quote to believe in yourself.

So many goodies here! Lots of bits from Last True Angel, a brand I haven’t really heard of, but oh my how pretty are these statement pieces! Plus some yummy alcohol scented items including this gin candle. I actually have the prosecco mug, lip balm and bath salts from this range (received as Christmas prezzies) and they’re fab.

Disaster Designs have lots of lovely things out at the moment, including compacts, wallets and pouches. Plus, how cute would it be to ask someone if they’ll be your bridesmaid using this compact?!

My love for Cath Kidston will never subside, but never before have I spotted these cute shoesies! I also need a pair of these socks in every colour and style, they are so pretty!

Aspire often have quirky books and I love the look of this literary cocktail book. I can think of the perfect person who would love to receive this! There are lots of lovely gifts at Aspire if you’re shopping for friends and family and want a fab gift that’s a little bit different.

Here is my gorge Prosecco mug that I mentioned I have (check it out here on my Instagram!). There is also lots of lovely stationary in store if you’re a bit of a stationary addict like me. I really like this cute notebook.

Katie Loxton seems to be a brand that Aspire are loving at the moment and I can see why! The pouches and purses are so cute and pretty, all covered with different quotes. They’re simple and classic, but add a little bit more to an outfit. I want one in every colour!

This Emily and Fin dragonfly dress looks perfect for the summer doesn’t it?! I really like how its been combined with this cute druzy stone necklace.

Now, lets move on to these – the lovely goodies my lovely momma and I picked up…

Firstly, this packaging! Aspire always ask if you want your items wrapped in tissue paper. I always say yes, whether it’s for me or if it’s a gift as it just makes the item that little bit more special. Plus, it keeps the items extra safe and protected!

This was what I found in my goodie bag, 3 different gifts. I loved the cute flamingo print and couldn’t wait to see what else I had! And this is what was wrapped up inside…

Ahh fab pom-pom and nail file alert! I thought it was a lovely touch to give everyone a goodie bag. My mom received the same items, just in different colours/prints.

I had to start using these goodies straight away!

So these are the bits that the both of us got. I had to try to restrain myself and try not to buy the whole store and think I did well! It was great also that there was 15% discount on the evening in store so we got the items a bit cheaper.

I knew I had to get one of the pouches from Katie Loxton, so went for this cute ‘Shine Bright’ one. I think it goes really nicely with this pretty necklace and these earrings. I’m loving grey at the moment.

Here is a close up. I can’t wait to wear them together!

The pouches also come with this lovely gift bag, so perfect if you are giving one as a present.

Finally, I got myself a pair of Cath Kidston shoesies! How cute are these?! Perfect for the Spring/Summer.

So this was my experience at the fashion show event! My lovely momma and I had the best time, and would definitely like to attend the next one. Find out if you have an Aspire near you by checking out their website, and make sure you follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest if you want to keep up to date with their events (and of course swoon over their fab pics!)

So which item(s) did you like best? Have you ever visited Aspire, or do you have a similar shop near you that you love? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time…

Jean xoxo

* I received complimentary tickets to this fashion show as Aspire know how much of a fan I am of their store. I suggested to them about sharing my experience with my lovely readers, however all opinions are my own and I received no form of payment for writing this blog post. I’m just enthusiastic about the shop and wanted to share it with you all!

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  1. robin rue
    April 12, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Those pink sneakers are so cute. I totally want a pair for this summer. I love how bright and summery they are.

      April 12, 2017 / 2:09 pm

      Glad you like them!

  2. Sylvia
    April 12, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    I got a Katie loxton bag for my birthday last year from a friend, they are so cute! xxx

      April 12, 2017 / 6:12 pm

      They’re really lovely aren’t they?! 😍

  3. Krisitna
    April 12, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I love this! Especially the jewelry and the sneakers!! So cute! Would love to do something like this someday. I love little trinkets and cute clothes and shoes!

      April 12, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Glad you like it! It’s a fab store 😊

  4. April 12, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I need EVERYTHING! lol Those unicorn bags are perfect, and that dress, yes! I would find somewhere to wear it haha

      April 12, 2017 / 7:05 pm

      Haha! So many pretty things!

  5. Reesa Lewandowski
    April 12, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Honestly, there is way too much here that I want! From the bags to the shoes and the jewelry!

      April 12, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Haha, they have lots of lovely things in at the moment!

  6. April 12, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    What fabulous items at Aspire – and I am swooning over so many of them from your photos! Those pun magnets are hilarious! I love that kind of stuff. Oh, and yasssss to unicorns. duh. 🙂

      April 12, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      Glad you like so many of the items! Lots of lovely things there x

  7. April 13, 2017 / 12:51 am

    Wow what beautiful pieces you got! I love the flamingo print scarf. They have some beautiful jewelry! I love that dragonfly print from their store.

      April 13, 2017 / 8:28 am

      They have so many fab prints!

  8. April 13, 2017 / 2:23 am

    Wow, so much wonderful variety in that place! I love the socks and unicorn pouches but I need that tote!

      April 13, 2017 / 8:29 am

      There’s so many lovely things to choose from!

  9. April 13, 2017 / 3:05 am

    I want that pink bag, those sneakers, a couple of the trinket dishes, a mug… I wonder if I can order from the US?

      April 13, 2017 / 8:29 am

      Ahhh you might be able to, I’ll see if I can find out!

  10. Jeanine
    April 13, 2017 / 3:34 am

    So many awesome pieces. I love those sneakers. Oh so cute. I would for sure rock a pair of those any day!

      April 13, 2017 / 8:30 am

      They’re cute aren’t they!

  11. Tereza
    April 13, 2017 / 9:55 am

    Ah, I really wanted to go to this but unfortunately didn’t have time damn! It looks like you had a wonderful time! And I love your picks – that necklace is right up my street! Hope to pop in when I’m in Solihull next time xx

      April 13, 2017 / 9:58 am

      Ahh that’s a shame, it was a fun night! Thank you, glad you liked my bits.

  12. April 13, 2017 / 10:11 am

    Those shoes are so cute. I could spend hours in the store browsing and shopping all the goodies. I love how well curated it is. It kind of a mix of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Francescas, which I adore.

      April 13, 2017 / 11:33 am

      You could definitely get lost in the shop, looking at all the lovely bits! Yeah it does remind me of some of those places.

  13. April 13, 2017 / 11:58 am

    What great picks!! This place looks right up my alley. I love sparkly jewels and fun prints! Thanks for sharing all these fun photos and taking us along with you. 🙂

      April 13, 2017 / 12:30 pm

      Glad you liked the items and enjoyed my post! It’s a fab shop 🙂

  14. April 13, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Ooh I love that dragonfly print dress and the jewellery is perfect. So glad that you had a good time at the aspire style fashion show x

      April 13, 2017 / 12:30 pm

      It’s lovely isn’t it! Yes had a fab time thanks 🙂

  15. Kim
    April 13, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    What awesome finds! I love those little trays for jewelry. I would totally give it to my mom for Mother’s Day.

      April 13, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      They’re cute aren’t they! Lots of great gift ideas there x

  16. April 13, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    So many great items! I want them all! That unicorn bag is too precious. My daughter is a unicorn lover and would flip if I had that cool bag.

      April 13, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      Glad you liked them, espcially the bag!

  17. April 13, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    This shop looks absolutely adorable! Heading to their website right meow! Thanks for sharing 🙂

      April 13, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      You’re so welcome!

  18. April 14, 2017 / 12:12 am

    What a fun event that looks like! I’m loving all the fun colors, especially all that pink!

      April 14, 2017 / 9:10 am

      It was lots of fun!

  19. April 14, 2017 / 2:17 am

    I love those pun items!! I also really like that flamingo scarf, anything flamingos, or pineapples are my jam.

      April 14, 2017 / 9:10 am

      They’re great aren’t they! Such a pretty scarf 🙂

  20. April 14, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    What a great evening! I love the necklace with the green stone. Sounds like you had loads of fun.

      April 14, 2017 / 7:13 pm

      It was a lovely evening!

  21. April 17, 2017 / 2:01 am

    I love that tote bag from Katie Loxton. I tend to carry so much in my purse and that tote looks like it is a great size.

      April 17, 2017 / 9:32 am

      It’s cute isn’t it! And a perfect size x

  22. April 17, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I’ve never been to a fashion show before like this. I’ve supported a friend for a runway show before though. This looks like fun and something I would like to go to someday!

      April 17, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      That sounds great, what a fab friend! Hope you get to go one day x

  23. lydia
    April 18, 2017 / 12:01 am

    This looks like such a fun show!! I love the pieces you got, all are so cute and chic!

      April 18, 2017 / 12:04 am

      We had a great time! Thank you 😊

  24. katrina gehman
    April 18, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    those are awesome options. my daughter and i would love to see a fashion show. she loves all things fashion

      April 18, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Hopefully you and your daughter will be able to go to one soon!