Friday, 30 November 2012

Mustard & Sparkle

I'm dying to pair this new necklace with a dress on a night out but it the meantime, it adds a nice bit of sparkle to this casual look. I bought this scarf on a whim. I wasn't entirely sure at first if I liked the colour or not but it got my attention. In the end, I decided I liked it - I figured it was a breath of fresh air compared to the dark colour palettes I'm seeing in the shops at the moment. Are you adding any sparkle to your otherwise casual winter looks?
Scarf; Dunnes Stores, Necklace; Accessorize, 
Jumper; Zara, Boots & Bag; M&S, Navy Knitted Blazer; Next.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Bundled Up

I'll definitely be bundling up for the next week since we're having a cold snap. Now I'm so glad I invested in this winter coat from Zara. It's so unbelievably warm. It even kept me warm while standing on the side lines watching my boyfriends match recently on a cold winters evening - now that was the ultimate test of keeping me warm. I'm loving the quilted look at the moment too. Here's me bundled up again to keep warm while on an outing to the dog park with Ollie and Louis. Ollie ablsolutely loves the leaves. He see's them and darts towards them, running through them and chasing any blowing in the wind. It's hilarious to look at. As you can see, they got very mucky which meant it was bath time as soon as I got home!

I've been wearing these boots to death the last month. 
They're just so great for running around in.
I'm convinced Ollie blends in with the leaves!
This bag below has been my favourite side kick recently. 
It fits so much and goes with most outfits.
Wearing my new stars & stripes hat. 
Jacket; Zara, jeans; Topshop, boots,
 bag and cashmere scarf ; all M&S, hat; River Island.

Hope you're having a good week.x

Monday, 26 November 2012

Festive Flapper Fun

Walking down Grafton Street the other day admiring all the christmas lights when these glitzy window displays in Brown Thomas brought me to a halt. I absolutely love their window displays all year round but especially at christmas time. Each year, they never fail to impress me. You can see how much hard work, imagination and detail goes into them. The flapper theme works fantastically and really builds on the anticipation for the upcoming movie release of The Great Gatsby. I really am dying to see the costumes in that film. Here's some quick shots I captured of the windows. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 

You can check out Brown Thomas' christmas window displays from last year on my Festive Fairytale Feeling post. If you've seen any great christmas displays, please drop me the link as I'd love to check them out.
I hope you're getting in the festive spirit. How can you not with displays like these right? x

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Deserves an Outing

Rich, dark but warm colours are really catching my eye at the moment and this little gem is no exception. Unfortunately this month I needed to invest in a new HiFi so I had to exercise some self control and just admire this dress from afar. The sleeves to the elbow, the lace panel, deep aubergine colour and very subtle peplum give this piece classical look, while still being on trend at the moment; a combination which makes this piece an investment rather than a seasonal purchase. There's just something so vintage about this that appeals to me. My line of thinking was if I can't give this dress the outing it deserves, the least I can do, was give it the attention it deserves by sharing it with others. You can check out what other colours it comes in here. Have you been admiring anything from afar this month?

(pictures & dress from

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Random Works Of Art

Sometimes you come across creativity you feel compelled to capture. I love this one of Avatar, while the colourful bird with a printed background and I can just see looking great on a t-shirt. I came across these down random streets around Melbourne and Sydney.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Inspiration Materializing

I saw this outfit on Olivia Palermo and just loved the clutch with the cream dress. I thought the clutch just looked like bright pink petals. I was inspired. I wasn't sure at the time how the inspiration would materialize but when I was looking for bits for my room, I came across something that just reminded me of that clutch and colour scheme. 
They were solid coloured pink cushions with petals all over it. I was delighted. I paired it with a decorative cream duvet set to complete the colour scheme and soft look. I love seeing how inspiration materializes into something else. Anything inspiring you lately?
Duvet and Cushions: Homestore & More.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Baseball Touch

Casual Sunday outfit for a stroll in the park followed by a few errands as I get myself sorted for my impending holidays. I am sooo excited. Feels like forever since I had a holiday. Knowing in advance my day involved lots of walking so I opted for flats. I settled on a comfy favourite when I picked this top. It's looks like the design was inspired by baseball and I love the contrasting navy 3/4 length sleeves. So simple and a classic as I remember that style back when I was a little girl. Any styles you're still a fan of that you remember from when you were only little?

Blazer: Zara, Top: New Look, Jeans: Topshop, Shoes: New Look, 
Bag: Marks & Spencers, Sunglasses: Oasis.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Short Layering

Sorry for my lack of posts recently, I've been a very busy little bee. Back to business as they say with this outfit post of what I wore yesterday. With the sun coming in and out all day, I thought if I was going to wear shorts, then I was going to have fun layering a 'typical' summer wardrobe essential with some cosy tights and very comfy heels. You may remember these shoes from my very first post here or with one of my favourite coats here

Here's some up close shots of the print on the blouse and shoes I posted on instagram. The blouse is so feminine yet has these dainty little skull buttons to add a bit of character.

Blouse: Zara. Shorts: New Look. Tights: Dunnes. Shoes: Marks & Spencers. Cardigan: Dunnes.

Hope you're week is off to a good start. Happy Monday!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Lusting Teapot Bags

While over in London, I came across a new brand that really grabbed me. Such detailed classic designs caught my eye initially but what really made myself and my lovely friend Orla fall in love with these bags was the quality. You really have to see them to understand. I've no doubt these would age really well. I'm torn between two favourites; the beautiful satchel with the antique andean cloth or the practical suede leather backpack. As I was delighted to come across this relatively low profile brand, I thought I'd like to share it with my readers. The Teapot Tree works closely with the most skillful artisian around the world to create these beautiful bags. Here are a few of my favourites. 

Practical Suede & Leather Backpack
Small Special Leather Handbag
 Stylish Embossed Leather Handbag
 Satchel with Antique Andean Cloth
 Exclusive Handmade Leather Satchel/Briefcase

What's your favourite? If you want to see more of their collection, check them out here:

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Major Crush On A Skirt

If you see it on in the shop, decide you'll leave it and have a proper think and then keep thinking about it 2 weeks later, it means go treat yourself in my book. However, don't you hate when you finally decide to go buy it, only to find its out of stock in the first store you try. You'd think that I would think it's not meant to be.  Not on this occasion though, I think it means I'm on a mission.

My Crush (aka the lovely skirt): Zara

Monday, 9 April 2012

Scarf Inspired Blazer

How are you feeling about the scarf print trend? I for one am welcoming the great patterns. This scarf print blazer is one of my recent purchases. I came across it while I was looking for a skirt - always the way! I fell in love with the print and colour, especially with the flicker of gold through it as it. The cut really is fantastic. I just know I'm going to get plenty of wear out of it which is the main thing. I really dressed it down here as I was just about to pop out for a bagel for brunch.
Blazer: Zara. Jumper: Topshop. T-shirt: H&M. Jeans: Topshop. Wedges: Pennys

The food was delicious and I thought the decor was very fun and playful so I took some pictures to share with you. The patchwork furniture was so eye-catching and warm. You might not think anything of the chairs at first glance until I tell you they were above my head on the ceiling. How quirky is that? Lets hope they are well bolted in. The lights were very cute as each one had a saucer and china cup of some sort as a shade, all in varying designs and shapes. Between the food, decor and great service, I think I found my new spot. 
Happy Monday!

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Saturday, 7 April 2012

Let The Good Times Roll

Some fun snaps from Instagram the last 2 weeks. We went rollerblading in the Phoenix Park and ate some delicious ice-creams. It was like a trip down memory lane on the rollerblades. They weren't mine but I had so much fun on them that I went and bought myself a pair last week. When I went back to the park yesterday, I saw lots of deer and what I beautiful sight it was. The flowers were a lovely surprise from my wonderful boyfriend - no reason surprise flowers are the best kind aren't they!?

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Printed Courage

I saw printed pants in the spring/summer collections and thought they were really fresh and fun. It's a lot easier to wear print in tops, accessories and even skirts but for some reason, not everyone is as quick to put on bold printed pants. Maybe because it's a little different but sometimes it worth working up a little courage. Pairing printed pants with a plain coloured top is a good way to ease yourself in.
Top (Awear), printed pants (Zara), shoes (Aldo)

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Seaside Fun

Bit of a random one from a while back but I'm wearing a coat and hat that I love so thought I'd share it with you. I packed my heavy hats and scarfs away there at the weekend. Lets hope I didn't do it too soon as Irish weather can be unpredictable. I could be getting ahead of myself but I always feel like spring-summer is well and truly here when the clocks change so we get longer evenings. Next weekend it happens and I for one can't wait!

Boots (Uggs), Jeans (Topshop), Coat (Topshop), Scarf (present from a friend), Hat (Zara).

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Garden Party

Happy St. Patricks Day everyone!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I'm heading out to join the celebrations but just wanted to quickly share an outfit post with you. This outfit is very much centred around the pencil skirt. I just loved the detail of the floral print and the colours throughout. Its just reminded me of a garden party. I wore it to dinner recently. I went simple on top as so not to distract from the skirt. The shoes are oldies but goodies as they say, while the necklace you may remember from a previous post of my finds from the sales.
Top (Zara), necklace (Marks & Spencers), skirt (Zara), shoes (Barratts).