Thursday night is late night shopping night. I know that there are many shopping centres around Scotland who are open late every weeknight, but call me a shopping traditionalist – Thursday night is the original late night.
That’s why, when The Thistles invited me to their Fashion In The Spotlight Event on a nice spring Thursday night, I could not say no. You see, I may be from East Kilbride, but you may also know my boyfriend is from Falkirk so Stirling is our go-to for shopping. I also know my way around Stirling pretty well from my student days when a few of my friends went to Stirling Uni and I would pretty much live there for days!
Anyway, after a really busy week of events (more on that later), a little retail therapy was just what I needed. Arriving at The Thistles, there was already an excited atmosphere in the air – a catwalk show, store discounts, giveaway, a live DJ set – and yummy free cocktails is pretty much the Thursday night dream. It was lovely to see Rebecca from Styled by Rebecca at the show, sipping on French Martinis from Cook’s of Stirling while we enjoyed the show, hosted by the fabulous Susie Cormack Bruce of i-on magazine (the new look i-on is now available in The Thistles too, FYI) . I’ve picked my favourite pieces from the catwalk which gave me some inspiration for shopping, but for anyone needing further style advice there was also the Personal Shopping team from Debenhams on hand (reminding me of my Personal Shop days at Silverburn!). Here’s some of my top outfit picks from the show, all available at The Thistles – happy shopping!
With thanks to The Thistles for a lovely fashion-filled evening. Keep up with all the events at The Thistles by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit www.thethistles.com.