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Outfit of the day 25/12/15

Yes it’s a little late but I’ve been too busy, eeeehhhh, eating….. And working! Yes!! I’ve been working too! Ah the joys of the service industry!! 

  
Black courts (not really seen) are from Penneys / Primark, tulle skirt is from Cari’s Closet (sale for €20!!), black cardi is from Oasis, beads are Chanel, watch is DKNY, and ring is antique.

Christmas Day was its usual whirlwind of visiting and jamming as much into it as possible, before being able to take off the nice clothes & put on your jammies because (in the words of Regina George) “this is all that fits me right now”. 

Proof!! 

  
‘Til next time……

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Outfit of the day 24/10/15

Today I was up at stupid o’clock (4am) again to get to the airport, so my ensemble is boring – but very comfortable for the long day we had ahead of us! 
  
Burgundy, wide collar coat is Savida for Dunnes Stores, scarf was a gift from Seville, black cardigan is Oasis, purple tank is Jack Wills, black skinnies are Next, pewter brogues are Clarks, & orange bag is Longchamp.
Tomorrow is the christening of my nephew so will have the outfit from that then! 
‘Til next time……

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Outfit of the day 20/09/2015

Today I was on a quick fire round trip to London to meet my new nephew (& hopefully get a cuddle with his older brother & my sister in at the same time!) so comfy was high on priority list!!

   

(Excuse the airport bathroom mirror selfie, didn’t think himself would appreciate the light being put on at 5am for a mirror selfie!)

 
Blanket cape is from Oasis (Spring 2015 – but they’ve very similar ones in at the moment!), checked shirt is men’s from Tommy Hilfiger – love a mans shirt as they’re so much longer & better across the shoulders (& bust), long tanks (grey & dark purple) are both from Jack Wills, dark indigo jeans are from Levis Curve, ankle boots are from New Look, orange bag is Longchamp & my watch is DKNY.

  
And these are the amazing products that made me look human at 5am & stayed put until I got home at 1am -after a delayed flight! (The 17 blusher is actually one I use for eyeshadow as it doesn’t suit on my cheeks) 
‘Til next time……

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Today’s outfit (09/08/2015)

Was meeting the girls for manis, lunch & catch ups today so I knew I could go quite comfy, but since my work clothes consist mainly of stretchy gym gear I wanted to wear something a bit nicer.  

 
Outfit is: navy cardigan from Oasis (with odd buttons as there weren’t enough replacements after my lunatic dog chewed them off!! So a pink one was put on the collar instead), anchor print tee & grey tank are from H&M, dark green stretch skinnies are from Next – they’re not quite skinny enough at the ankle but didn’t have time to search the shops!, ankle boots are from New Look, lime green bag is from  Zatchels, and my watch is DKNY. 

Got my nails done in 5th Avenue Nails on Wicklow Street – girls there are really nice & they do a fab job. The colour is by Essie, but I don’t know what it’s called (looks like a greeny – white in the bottle) – excuse the sausage fingers please!! 

 

‘Til next time……
  

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Today’s outfit 05/07/2015

Today I am having my lunch in my parents house, and after getting absolutely soaked on the beach while walking the dog, I was so happy that I had brought some pretty (&dry) clothes to put on. 

  

My ensemble consisted of this fab cloud print dress from Cath Kidston, which I bought ages ago but hadn’t gotten around to wearing, a bright yellow cardigan from Oasis, and flower print plimsoles from Penneys/Primark. This gorgeous outfit was my revolution against the deluge of rain & thunder that had settled on North Dublin yesterday. 
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Today’s outfit 21/02/2015

Today I am being taken on a magical mystery trip by himself for my birthday so I felt like putting on all the presents I’d bought for myself & one of the presents I’d gotten into an ensemble of comfiness but of worthy sartorial noting!

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The blanket cape is from Oasis, with a furry gilet underneath for warmth, long sleeved pink top is from Under Armour Studio (with a burgundy long tank from h&m underneath but not seen), rolled up indigo skinny jeans from Levis Curve, and patterned ballet flats from Debenhams.

‘Til next time……

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Today’s outfit (8/3/14)

Today is all about comfort, after the high heels & fancy pants outfit yday I think it’s well deserved.

Today I am wearing this blue spotted jumper from Oasis (I bought it during the week in a spate of shopping to distract myself from stress – that’s another blog for another day), which I love because it’s long enough for my ridiculously long body but it’s also longer at the back! Win! I have the jumper over a basic white mans shirt from Penneys, with my Levi’s curve jeans and flowery ballet flats from Penneys.

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See! Comfy!!!

This would be fairly cool with a big statement necklace too, and if I was wearing it out and about I might put my tweed blazer over for an extra layer, and would wear a satchel to finish off the whole (very preppy!) look!

‘Til next time……

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Denim deliberations

So I know it’s been a wee while since my last entry *slaps wrist*, sorry about that, but I’m here now & let’s get to it!!

I’ve recently begun to consider buying a denim shirt, they’ve been part of the summer staples for many people over the last few years, and as usual I’m late to the party. I’d been looking around to find one I liked the colour, buttons and general detailing of, as well as the price needing to be right and for it to fit me. Not too much to ask, no?! I didn’t think so.

So I found this one in Penneys during the week, and at €13 I didn’t feel too guilty about it (this saving lark is taking all the fun out of shopping!). It was available in a darker colour, but I preferred the washed look.

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I’ve come up with a few outfits I think it might work well with – since my wardrobe consists of jeans, and I’m not quite brave enough to pull off the double denim even if they’re completely different shades of blue.

Firstly I love the casual-ness of this look, the denim in contrast to the brown Cotton On shorts, and white tank top (this one is from TopShop) just looks so very comfy to wear all day. I would wear this outfit with gladiator sandals and a coloured cross-body satchel like these from Penneys, plimsole runners (or Converse), or at a festival (if the weather was decent!) with my wellies & knee socks.

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But this can very much be dressed up the occasion asked for it. Swop the casual shoes for wedges like these striped ones from River Island, use a statement clutch like this one from Fran&Jane and some whopper earring like these ones I picked up on the Khaosan Road in Bangkok, and a bangle or four, and you are set! Some smokey eyes or statement lips will really finish off the look.

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This shirt could also be taken into nighttime with a more exciting pair of shorts, like the sparkle ones available from AWear, or the French Connection yellow shorts on ASOS. There are so many options, but once the shirt isn’t longer than your shorts it’s all good!

Next I wanted to do up a look where I wouldn’t have to be wearing a skirt or shorts in order to wear the shirt, and I realised while I wasn’t brave enough to wear double blue denim, I could totally wear a different colour pair of jeans!! It’s so clear now! So these jeans are coral cropped skinnies from Oasis, but any colour would be amazing – like yellow, white or pink! This wooden beaded necklace and brown flat sandals, both from Penneys, would make this look really good as a slightly more dressy outfit suitable for work, meeting friends for lunch or even as a date outfit. The flat sandals are from Penneys, and my bag was my mums. Again, an be easily dressed up with some high heels, or wedges, like the ones I used for outfit one.

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TopShop have a fantastic range of coloured skinnies at the moment, if you were wondering where you might pick up a pair.

Lastly I wanted to throw together an ensemble that involved a skirt. I decided that the shirt looked best with this tulip/peplum pencil skirt from New Look, and as its quite loose it won’t sit too fitted on your top half, in a nice contrast to the fitted look of the skirt.

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This could be worn quite dramatically or discretely. To go for the dramatic look, a pair of statement heels like these studded ones from Penneys will give the outfit a strong edgy vibe. Tie it all in with a black quilted bag, a statement gold bangle, like this one also from Penneys, and earrings like these feather ones from Accessorize.

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To create a more subtle look for this outfit, team it with these nude heels from Penneys, but you can get something similar in so many shoe shops, this bag from Onyx in Blackrock Shopping Centre (Co. Dublin), some very simple accessories like this green bangle from Rebecca Davis in the Westbury Mall, and some small drop earrings like these ones from Marks and Spencer.

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‘Til next time…….

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1 shirt, 4 looks

So today I wanted to do an entry devoted to the humble white shirt. A white shirt like this beauty right here.

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Personally I like to wear men’s shirts, this is generally because as a taller than average woman most women’s shirts are too short on the body, but men’s are perfect! They’re also not as fitted as women’s – aka I can actually close them across the bust, I can move my arms with ease because they fit across the shoulders! Which is amazing. My own shirt is from Penneys (Primark in the UK), and is such a good basic for any wardrobe as it works with every look – as I’m going to show now.

First look is one that I like to wear during the summer if I’m going to a BBQ or drinks in a beer garden with friends, as it’s always nice to dress up a little while staying comfy & you’re covered if the BBQ moves onto a bar/nightclub as it so often does with my friends.

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Shirt from Penneys, shorts are from Gap, belt from H&M, wedges & bag are also from Penneys and they throw a nice bit of colour into the whole outfit. Khaki coloured shorts would also work really well with this outfit. You could also throw a pop of colour into the outfit with a strong coloured bra – it will show through the shirt so make sure it’s a nice one!

Look 2:
I’ll be honest I saw a Jessica Alba wearing something akin to this & it inspired this look & the whole blog as a result. I love the bright colours, they’re just so summery. This outfit would be perfect for an event similar to look one, a dinner with friends, a gig, a date or a family occasion.

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Shirt from Penneys, coral jeans from Oasis, blazer, nude shoes & bag are all from Penneys. If you weren’t keen on the contrasting colours I’ve used, or they don’t suit you, try it with two colours like a yellow jeans & blue blazer combination or even red & pink. Contrasting is the way to go with this, but keep your shoes & accessories neutral, let the contrast do the talking.

Look 3:
This I though would be nice as a bit of a sophisticated look, for a date, dinner or as an outfit for a night out. It would work with both tights & bare legs, as well as heels & flats, so is not restricted to how I have it.

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Shirt from Penneys, red polka dot, high waisted skirt is from the Fusion line in Monsoon (love that it has pockets), shoes were given to me by a friend, and the red bag is from Fran&Jane. For a night out wearing this I would probably wear my hair up in a very volumised pony or down in a curly blow dry. Make-up would be very subtle with liquid liner & a lot of mascara. Let the red skirt & bag do the talking.

Look 4:
My last look. I wanted to do something that would be a bit more day to day friendly, that could be worn in the workplace if wanted.

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Shirt from Penneys, skirt from New Look, leopard print ballet flats from Penneys & bright necklace from Fran&Jane (as discussed in my last blog). I’ve worn similar outfits to this on nights out, but have added black braces to make it a bit more fun. A pair of opaque tights would bring it into winter months too.

So there are my thoughts from the last few days.

‘Til next time……

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