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My last goodbye to River Island

Hello world,

This is a very personal post as I only realized while writing this blog post that I’ve never written about my retail job that I’ve had for the last five years. Now partly that’s because with blogs and social networking sites you have to be very careful about what you post about your workplace in case your boss happens to accidentally read it, but also because it’s in my contract.

Not that I’d ever actually say anything bad about them as a company, because they have been brilliant employers and I have nothing but respect for the many managers I’ve worked with.

The reason for this post is quite simple, it is my last day at River Island today and while I said that a couple of months just before I moved to London and left my old job in London, this time it probably will be my last goodbye.

I never thought that when I arrived in London and started looking for jobs until I got started on my career that I would end up I River Island again, but it’s turned out to be quite a blessing. It’s helped me acclimatize myself to a whole new city and culture, while having something familiar to rely on.

But now it’s time to move on and I’m really going to miss the place. It’s also quite annoying that I chose to hand in my notice when all the cool new autumn/winter collections are coming into the shops. There’s a pair of riding boots that I would kill to have.

So as a little homage to a company I’ve called home and a brilliant high street store, here are my favourite pieces from the new collection.





Images courtesy of PR shots and River Island

Until then,




Fresh out of college with an MA in Journalism, a passion for clothes, fashion and styling shoots, I was also the fashion editor of a magazine my colleagues and I set up called SCOPE magazine, which was disbanded three years ago. For now I'm just a freelance journalist and blogger.
Other than obsessing about fashion, I love theology and history, writing apocalyptic fiction (it's weird, I know!) and the occasional weeekend of horse-riding if I have the time and I don't injure myself in the process.

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