You, my lovelies, are invited to an EXCLUSIVE VIP Event!

Join Phase Eight for their Exclusive VIP Autumn Shopping Event this Saturday 15th September, 12-5pm. Visit the lovely girls in Phase Eight for:

  • A Glass of fizz on arrival
  • Exclusive discounts on their stunning new collections
  • Special treats from local partners
  • Style advice from their in-store Personal Stylists

By point 2 I was sold!  So, I decided this week I would provide you with a little teaser to entice you to come to the event by sharing my top picks!  Every time I visit Phase Eight I instantly feel the warmth and welcome from the store making me feel calm and ready to explore what they have inside. One of Phase eight’s strengths is the range of key garments which are perfect for both layering and as stand-alone outfits enabling you easily to build up a stylish capsule wardrobe.

First up is this VERY popular jumpsuit featuring the statement frilled sleeves and a flattering waist tie making this smart jumpsuit a contemporary alternative to occasion dresses.  In vivid jewel tones, there is a colour to suit both your complexion and the occasion – choose from Emerald, Violet, Port or Latte. 

Get all bright and warm this Autumn/Winter with a Fuchsia Tillie Turtle Neck knitted dress.  I have layered it with the gorgeously rich plum coatigan so you will feel both stylish and warm this season.  Finish the outfit off with complimentary berry-toned tights and ankle boots.  Accessorize is a great place to find coloured tights! 

Amanda’s Top Tip:  If you find a neckline higher than you are used to wearing, then I suggest you wear a statement necklace to open it up and change the dimensions of the outfit.  

This gorgeous knitted dress has so many possibilities for work/smart-casual, even with the pattern it works well with a statement necklace – it has some of my beloved sparkle too!!  

Next up we have a work hero or a weekend friend – I would say both! These beautifully cut Lucy-Lou tailored trousers are a gorgeous colour and work well with navy.   I have shown them here with the super luxurious Midnight Tatiana Satin Shirt to really ramp up the glam factor.

Phase Eight is somewhere I’d recommend as a ’go-to’ for occasion wear - whether you need the perfect dress or the finishing touches to an outfit such as a fascinator, heels or clutch (or all three!). They always have a gorgeous selection that seems to sit well alongside a myriad of styles and tones just like this teal fascinator, it’s a stunning design in itself - what a showpiece! 

And finally, how about we ‘spice up your wardrobe’ this season with this aptly named ‘spice’ fine knit with funky eyelet detailing! 

Crabtree & Evelyn will also be attending the VIP event. Situated right next door to Phase Eight they are the perfect companions! The packaging of their products alone is enough to make you happy, but once you inhale the beautiful scents you really capture the true essence.

Whether you want to be energised, nourished, soothed or calmed there is something that’s good for YOUR soul in C&E. My absolute favorite is the Lavender & Espresso collection, I bought the eau de toilette...woo! The smell is absolutely divine and not what you expect, a little perfume never fails to boost the mood. I shall now be floating around the Centre in an aura of calmness for the foreseeable future! A beautiful shop with lovely service that makes you feel truly cared for.

So, my lovelies if you do make it to Phase Eight VIP Event for some ‘me time’ and find yourself some well-deserved treats please feel free to share with us – we would love to see your photos!

Have you watched the Personal Styling video on Facebook?  If not check it out here!  It is full of style tips and showcases what you can expect during a personal shop ‘n’ style session with me.  For your free personal shop n’ style session at Eastgate please email or call 01463 246891.

Remember you are all VIPs and deserve to feel good.  

Amanda xxx

Amanda Latham is the Eastgate Centre’s personal stylist, who provides a free personal shopping service every Wednesday. You can book an appointment with Amanda by contacting us on Facebook or by emailing

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