Apricot. A fun photo shoot at butlers wharf Shad Thames

I got a lovely invite recently to choose a daytime outfit plus a party outfit for the latest collection by Apricot. A brand that I hadn’t tried before until now and I can already say I’m impressed.

The good thing about this photoshoot, is that it shows that a broad mixed age group is catered for on their website and shops. The age gap regarding our high street shops is something I really don’t worry about. If I like it, I try it. And if I like it on me I will buy, even if it is a shop aimed at the young age bracket.

I know it’s a subject you, my readers have touched on before, not feeling comfortable with going into stores targetting the young, so I think you will love Apricot for its style that any age group can wear.

A train into Fenchurch Street was all I had to take and then Butlers Wharf was just around the corner. I’m just starting to discover more of the East side of London. I haven’t finished exploring the west even though I lived there for ten years!

It’s really quite lovely at Butlers Wharf. The views of the Thames are amazing. The weather was pretty bad though! It rained nearly all day and photos were taken at the best opportunity.

The daytime outfit of choice was the Mustard jumper. I just fell in love with the sleeves!A green knit faux pleated skirt paired up very nicely with the jumper.

Accessories had to be chosen carefully. I wanted to travel light in case I went somewhere else after the photoshoot, so my accessories had to work with both the day and nighttime outfit. I chose my Black Amanda Wakeley bag and my Reiss boots.

I’ve worn this Apricot outfit a few times since the shoot. I love it!

The skirt is faux pleated by way of lots of stitched seams running down it. I sized up one when I ordered, it’s got an elastic waistband and I prefer to wear them on the looser side, so there are no bulges at all. I love the colour of the skirt and I think it pairs well with the mustard jumper.

I’ve washed the skirt and the jumper and they machine wash really well. The detailing on the jumper is gorgeous, it’s really soft and a lot heavier than it looks. I’ve actually ordered the jumper in Grey because I like it so much.

The hair too a swift nose dive in the damp weather! It was really cold too. But it was lovely sitting at the different cafe’s that are along Butlers Wharf. I will definitely come here in the summer.

Meet the rest of the Apricot team

A varied mixture of ages. It was lovely meeting and chatting with the other bloggers. I will list them below for you and you might want to take a look at their blogs.

Sharron Goodyear (sitting) and her husband were actually taking the photos for the day, and a very good job they did too. I couldn’t understand why three of the girls were wearing the same outfit? good for them, it’s their chosen outfit and they look great but there are so many lovely outfits to choose from on the Apricot site and it’s a shame, not more of what’s available is seen in this shoot.

Time for an evening look

I chose the gorgeous Green and Gold foil wrap dress for look two. I had this dress in a bag on the way to London and I was impressed that it didn’t have one crease in it when I put it on.

Elasticated at the waist and sleeves. The wrap at the top was pinned (I always pin for no gaping!) A wrap split down the front to the side, it’s a really lovely dress. Add Gold heels and bag for a real dressed up look, it’s great for a party and if you don’t like the Green it’s available in Black too.

Don’t we all look grand! I love the sequined dresses. The girls look amazing in them. A little short for me though! I loved Sharron’s outfit too, the lurex trousers looked so comfortable.

I’m seriously thinking about ordering the trousers Sharron is wearing too. now too! Everything on the Apricot site is well priced. I can vouch for my outfits being of good quality too. The dress is a mere £29.00 a perfect price when we have so much to fork out for in the run-up to Christmas.

Do take a look at the Apricot site. I hope you like it and let me know your thoughts.

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Credit to Sharron Goodyear for brilliant photography and it was lovely to meet. –AliceTajindaRachel JadeKorianne

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  1. January 4, 2020 / 10:50 pm

    Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

  2. January 3, 2020 / 5:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!

  3. January 1, 2020 / 12:56 am

    Very nice photshoot, you all looked amazing and I love the Apricot brand. I need that sweater in my closet.

    Thanks for sharing at #trafficjamweekend

  4. December 30, 2019 / 7:10 am

    Both such great outfits but I’m just loving that mustard knit! What a fun jumper πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

  5. December 21, 2019 / 1:22 pm

    Wow, Laurie, these are all really great pieces on you and the other women! I love that sweater and skirt together and your teal dress is so pretty. The color is magnificent. Thanks for sharing this wonderful brand with us.


  6. December 19, 2019 / 2:09 pm

    Such great outfits! The yellow looks so nice on you! Have a great Christmas.
    Gemma x

  7. December 18, 2019 / 8:15 pm

    This looked like so much fun and I loved the two outfits you chose. And your boots paired well with both as well. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Midlife and Beyond
    December 17, 2019 / 6:57 pm

    That looks great fun and fab photographs from Sharon! I love both of these outfits. The green and gold wrap dress is stunning, can’t believe the price I’ll have to check them out!
    Alison xx

  9. December 17, 2019 / 12:32 pm

    Such pretty festive outfits! A little sparkle is always fun around the holidays. And well priced!

  10. December 14, 2019 / 8:33 pm

    Lovely pieces! I’ve been looking for a skirt just like that! One that looks pleated, but isn’t. Now to see if they ship internationally…

  11. December 13, 2019 / 7:59 am

    Beautiful Dress and I love your gorgeous dress.

  12. jodie filogomo
    December 10, 2019 / 11:45 pm

    This would be so fun. And I love how reasonable the prices are too!!!
    That dress is so lovely on you Laurie,

  13. December 10, 2019 / 10:45 pm

    Both outfits are fab Laurie – the dress looks very special! It was indeed strange that three bloggers chose the same outfit, but it makes yours stand out all the more. I’ve never heard of this brand but will check them out.

  14. December 10, 2019 / 1:01 pm

    What a fun photoshoot! Both of these outfits are beautiful on you! I love your green and gold wrap dress!


  15. December 9, 2019 / 10:19 pm

    How fun, to do the photo shoot! And I love the outfits. I’m in the US. I’ll have to check to see if they ship here.


  16. December 9, 2019 / 6:45 pm

    It looks like a totally fun day despite the rainy weather! I love the last group photo where everyone is laughing. Both of the outfits you chose look amazing on you. The design on the mustard sweater is so pretty! I can see why you would want another one. πŸ™‚


  17. December 9, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    I love the Apricot brand and have a couple of pieces that I love to wear. What a super time you’ve all had. Nice dress choice and that skirt and jumper is a winner, good colour mixing Laurie. Thanks for sharing. Jacqui x

  18. December 9, 2019 / 12:27 pm

    I am loving that mustard knit – it’s my fave shade of yellow and works so well in cooler weather! πŸ™‚ Great outfits!

    I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I’d love you to join! πŸ™‚

    Hope that you had a great weekend πŸ™‚ It was a hot one here, summer has definitely arrived!

  19. December 9, 2019 / 9:05 am

    I love both looks Laurie, especially your beautiful dress. stunning photos. Looks like a great photoshoot and you all look amazing πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Mondays. Going to pin your photos now πŸ™‚

  20. December 8, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    Some really lovely options, Laurie, and both of the outfits looked great on you!! I’m the same and buy from all different stores regardless of target age and then style things the way I like! Have a great new week!
    Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ

  21. December 8, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    Both looks are absolutely gorgeous and things I wouldn’t mind wearing myself. My favourite, though, must be the day outfit. The skirt is such a gorgeous colour, but that mustard jumpers with its fabulous sleeves is the one that stole my heart! xxx

  22. December 8, 2019 / 8:55 am

    Of course I love the skirt, I love pleated skirts as much as you do. But the dress is fabulous! And what a good price! Have to take a look if they ship to the Netherlands!

  23. December 8, 2019 / 2:56 am

    These are both gorgeous looks. I love the yellow jumper and yellow has definitely taken up a large spot in my closet. It looks splendid with that green skirt. Great outfits, Laurie. Hope you are having a good weekend. – Amy

  24. Marsha Ebersole
    December 7, 2019 / 6:38 pm

    Lovely photo shoot. Love the greens and golds. Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas time.

    Best regards


  25. Meg
    December 7, 2019 / 2:28 pm

    I’m glad you mentioned washing because the first thing that went through my head was ‘Looks nice now but will it be a rag 5 washes in. So I’m impressed. Some nice things on the website so I might pop into the shop and try some of those on. You do look really lovely in the outfits that you’ve chosen.

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