My nearest store closed down and will not be re-opening, but they didn't stock PL anyway, so I always relied on purchasing online. I'd actually spotted some of these newer items on eBay the other week and assumed they were samples that had never been mass-produced, so I'm elated that they are actually available for purchase. There are 5 items in the collection, one being a playsuit (above) which doesn't appear to be available online (not sure if it sold out super quickly or it's never been online), either way it doesn't bother me too much as it's not something I would have purchased. I had good-ish eBay sales on Sunday, so whenever I had enough money in my paypal account, I purchased all the other items (with a few failed attempts at checking-out using paypal!) and by that point had even been dreaming about one of the dresses (no joke)! I would snap these up as quickly as you can, because PL always sold quickly and once everyone realises they are back online, the collection will just go. The range is available in 'selected' Peacocks stores like it always was, but you'll have to check which ones are still open!red floral dress (top) £30. I'm so excited by this one (well by the whole collection). Red isn't a colour that I wear often (mostly because it's clashed with my hair in the past), but this dress is stunning-I can't wait for it to arrive. It's got a higher neckline, accentuates the waist and is the subtly sexy but still demure style that we've come to expect from PL. I can imagine this with black tights in the winter and bare legs in summer and can already tell it'll never be off my back!
floral print tea dress £30, reminds me of the Joy dress from spring 2011 (although I'm hoping it doesn't feel the same, because I sent that one back, it was nasty)! This is a staple, classic wardrobe item for me, that again, I'll wear repeatedly.
floral version (£35). Then I realised it was actually ballerinas all over it and I was in heaven! How freaking cute is that? Seeing as this one wasn't featured in the Twitter pics, I've included a model shot, so you see how it looks on. I may pee myself with excitement before this arrives!
fan print jumpsuit £35. The wide legs give the illusion of a maxi-dress, but I'm pondering cutting it and sewing it into a maxi anyway. I think I'll get more wear out of it that way (and have been considering doing it to the few jumpsuits I already own). I don't want to wreck it though and it's been a long time since I've tackled something like this! I love the details on the bodice and think this whole collection has pulled together all my favourite features of PL into one outstanding collection.
I had an unpleasant experience with Peacocks PR last year in which a situation was handled in the most unprofessional manner (through no fault of my own) and although I've always found the staff instore friendly enough, it frankly put me off the brand altogether. It's rather sad when something like that happens and it certainly left a sour taste in my mouth. I would just hope that companies would realise that the people that work for them at every level are responsible for the reputation of the company. Anyway, they're very lucky they have this fabulous collection which will have me coming back for more and that I still want and choose to blog about it, as some would say they don't deserve my free advertising! I hope the pieces live up to my expectations and of course will let you know if they do or don't! Do you think you'll be snapping up some?