RE-USE. RE-CYCLE. RE-LOVE.
Following the success of our pre-loved in store, we have selected our
Top PRE-LOVED Picks
and made them available to buy online! You're Welcome!
All of these pieces are one-offs and have been gently worn. With this in mind, unfortunately none of the items are returnable so please check the listings carefully before making your purchase. We will of course try and give as much detail as possible for your peace of mind.
Think of it as your own personal Arabella eBay. The only difference is, we've already filtered out the things you don't need, and selected the best that pre-loved has to offer. Each week we will gather a very small, exclusive collection of our favorite pre-loved and make it available for purchase! They will always be different and always totally one-off so don't miss out on these unbelievable bargains!
I have an apology to make...
It's been far too long since I've been in touch, but I'm sure you'll forgive me when I let you in on what we've been up to!
Here at Arabella HQ we haven't stopped this Season! With the hot weather we enjoyed throughout June and July, (yes I know it feels like a distant memory!), we have been rushed off our feet in store trying to find your perfect summer looks.
Then of course, we have been between London, Manchester and Paris ordering our AW17 and SS18 collections, which are set to be some of our best yet so we feel like our feet haven't touched the ground! As I write this, the team are busy uploading the new arrivals onto our website which we are beyond excited to share with you! Keep your eyes peeled for new products being added to our AW17 COLLECTION daily!
So what's the latest?
- More Mama b has arrived this week, including some excellent accessories that we think complete the look. Having a peak through the look book, it's safe to say that this winter we can be even more daring than normal when it comes to mixing and matching our colours, fabrics and prints. Layering is of course going to be key this season, so for those of you who struggle to decide what works best for you, as always, get in touch and we'll let you know what is working for us in store.
- Yet another drop of RUNDHOLZ has arrived, and once again, we are salivating as we prize each piece from the box. Here's a few of our ultimate favourites:-
- The AW17 Crea Concept has landed and there's a new twist on the brand, giving it a slightly edgier feel while staying true to the beautiful tailored, sophisticated Crea look we all know and love. There's a mixture of casual, easy pieces for everyday, as well as a few more formal styles to dress up your look.
Here's our top picks for smart-cas this Autumn:-
COMING UP FOR AW17/18:
We have lots in the pipeline this season, the first of which will be our annual coffee morning for Macmillan which will be taking place all day on 29th September. We will have all the usual goodies, cakes, tea and bubbly will be flowing. We hope to see you to support this wonderful cause- It's always a fantastic atmosphere in store and this year we will be hosting a BAKE OFF for all of you Mary Berry's out there! All entries must be delivered on or before the morning of the 29th please ladies. There will be an Arabella gift voucher up for grabs for the winner! So get baking!
For those of you like me that aren't so good in the kitchen, we will be thrilled to receive any donation to the cause inc bubbly, shop-bought treats (M&S have a special range dedicated to the cause) and of course your monetary donations on the day.
We hope to see you then!
Sit back, Relax and let us take you to the calm of the Seaside.
The Crea Concept SS17 video look book shows us how they intended us to wear the collection (although of course, as ever, we encourage you to go your own way if you prefer, with a little twist or turn).
We've made it really easy to find the pieces we have in stock too by giving you the links below of a few of our favourites.
The Mama b look is one of effortless style, however it's not always easy to piece items together carefully, whilst maintaining the 'just threw it together' theme.
In the store we love to show our clients how to experiment with the collection, often surprising them by extending the realms of their comfort zone, so we thought it only fair that we lend a hand to our online customers, just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.
Okay- So first things first: COLOURS & FABRICS:
The two focal colours this season are ELICRISO and NUVOLA. It's important to note that the colours don't really work together as they're too similar to contrast yet not quite similar enough to match. But there's plenty of other colours to work with so bear with me.
Elicriso is the name of an Italian plant and the colour refers to the stems of the plants rather than the flower. Described best as a light sage green, it complements a grey palette as well as the SALVIA green used also in the collection. Salvia is a deeper green while maintaining the delicate, natural look.
Nuvola on the other hand, is Italian for 'Cloud' so as you'd expect, is a beautiful silver blue-grey, a refreshing change from the usual pale greys we see this time of year.This colour sits well with the OLTREBLU pieces- a rich, strong navy blue, incorporating a nautical element to the collection.
Fairly new to Arabella, this season we've been forced to embrace a splash of pink into our wardrobes and surprisingly, we really like it! The ROSE SMOKE collection looks exactly as it sounds-subtle, delicate, whilst not too girly. The shade works with every other colour in the Mama b collection so it's an easy winner to complete an outfit.
Finally we come to PANNA & NERO - in layman's terms: cream & black. Use these colours as always to break up an outfit or as the base to a look.
Before we continue, note that colours vary slightly between fabrics- in this collection we have jerseys, lightweight knits, linen and soft fleece for those balmy summer evenings. They're designed to work together though-so don't let that worry you!
So Let's Layer!
Now you're equipped with the knowledge of the palette we're working with, lets create some looks, using some simple but effective style tips:
Pattern on pattern. If you're brave enough to wear matching, especially if you're working with pattern then don't stop! It's a great look and should be encouraged. However, if like many of our ladies, you feel like it's just a little too much, break it up like we've done here on our lovely model Jade by using a thin cami or T-Shirt between layers. We've created the illusion here of a slimmer middle as Jade's conscious of her "mummy tummy" after giving birth, by breaking the stripes up with a black cami asymmetrically. The additional ruching also disguises any lumps and bumps that we may wish to camouflage. This works best when you're working with jersey. This tip means that curvy ladies can rock this look too!
(Model wears Gagia T-Shirt in Elicriso/Nuvola stripe with coordinating Lilla stripe skirt.)
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