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Let it sparkle…

21 Nov

Tis nearly the season to be jolly…. and the season where you do not need to excuse the amount of sequins you wear.  Fact. Just as I was feeling a little dull in black, grey, navy blazers and jackets the high street is teeming with sparkling outerwear just in time for the festive season! You can’t help but feel a little christmassy in these beauties!

The pale nude (warehouse) and pink shades (dorothy perkins) are really pretty options. This item could be the emergency outfit saver thrown over a top and jeans….instant glamour!

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Return of the Mac

23 Sep

Return of the Mac/Trench coat… I downright REFUSE to accept these ‘early weather reports’ of SNOW for October. No. Not happening. No. I will be wearing my trench coat until there is snow on the ground in DECEMBER! (if it really does start snowing in October try the stone trench with fur collar from Urban Outfitters!)

Moving on… the mac or trench has been around for years and still looks so classic and chic! The stone and navy shades are particularly versatile and can be worn year after year.  However this Sonia Rykiel rust mac and Kookai brown trench both from ASOS are serious competitors!It really is the perfect after-summer coat! I have to give it to romwe.com for their extensive collection of trench coats- seriously impressive colours,styles and shapes. Don’t be afraid to spend a little extra on a well-cut mac it really will serve you well! Plus who knows you might get your moment in the rain a la  Holly Golightly…*

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*This is a reference to Breakfast at Tiffanys – watch it right now if you haven’t already done so…in fact watch it again anyway its sooo worth it.

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All that glitters…

1 Sep

All that glitters…isn’t always gold but it’s a good place to start! Autumn/Winter is a great time to glam up your wardrobe with gold and other metallics. Metallic jeans especially gold have trickled down to the high street and will be big news until winter, they are such a simple way to glam up an outfit and can work well with a grungy look too. However I’ll be moving towards these gorgeous metallic tee’s/shirts and blazer/kimono from Zara where they have taken on the metallic trend in a big way! I’m completely mad about this black suede with gold detail clutch from ASOS it’s the perfect bag for a night out – mid-sized but classy and neat and would go with so much!

This metallics trend is another which can go wrong by wearing gold on silver with bronze accessories and a metallic pink and purple bag…you just go from 2011 to looking like an extra from a bad 80’s film…

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Print My Pant

22 Aug

Printed pants/trousers/leggings/harems are the new black… no, not exactly but they are a big trend moving from summer floral prints to Aztec and snake print for autumn/winter! These Aztec leggings from River Island and Urban Outfitters would look amazing with simple long tee’s, shirts or knits. Although I like these snake print options on jeans I still haven’t let go of my leopard accessories just yet! My fave printed jeans I’ve seen so far are these burnt orange horse print jeans from ASOS, love the colour and print! Printed pants can be a little overwhelming at first but there are smaller print options such as these polka dot trousers with belt from Forever 21. I prefer simple colours and styles making the print the focus of the outfit but with the right look and a whole lot of confidence clashing prints can work!

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Scarves, Snoods and Shawls OH MY!

16 Aug

Being an absolute scarf and snood fiend I thought it was only right that I showed a few of my fave pics of the season available online and on the high street. Scarfs, snoods and shawls are one of the most versatile items in my wardrobe they can dress up any old t-shirt, coat or act as an alternative to wearing one at all (shawls!). I like to have huge black scarf/shawl with me while travelling on trains or planes for when it gets cold which it usually does! River Island have actually come up with the goods this season where you’ll see many of choices are from including this galaxy print scarf which I’m already in love with and will be bought very very soon!Miss Selfridge have a great grey and white skull print scarf a nod to Alexander McQueen no doubt. I also adore this red snood from Topshop it looks so warm and cozy. However as it’s only August there are jersey alternatives which are lightweight but still handy on cold evenings to throw in your bag!

(links below!)

I know many people still are yet to get on board with the snoods but they’re unbelievably comfortable and save you struggling with the right way to tie your scarf…I couldn’t recommend them more!

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Big in Japan

10 Aug


noun, plural -nos.

1.a loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with awide sash, characteristic of Japanese
2.a woman’s loose dressing gown.

(via dictionary.com)
The kimono is elegant, chic and comfortable. It can dress up any plain top and jeans or be thrown over a dress at night. I’m particularly fond of the sheer nude, pinks and navy versions with decorative birds, flowers or simple beading.  Such an easy way to improve a simple outfit! This blue embroidered version from River Island is gorgeous and could be used as an alternative to a short jacket or blazer. There is an extensive choice online from both Topshop and ASOS, as well as E-bay and vintage online stores.Of course the authentic Japanese kimonos would be the most coveted in luxurious silk brocade but the high street has more than enough to choose from if you can’t make it to Tokyo anytime soon!
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Knits and Boots – The Autumn Arrival

8 Aug

The arrival of Autumn for me always means cool winds and crazy sun changing to torrential downpours! I’m actually sitting inside while a monsoon shower has begun and I can barely hear myself think (type)! Autumn suggests a move from shorts and flip-flops to cozy boots and jumpers (sweaters for the stateside readers). I’m really liking ankle/calf boots for this year especially with fur lining and some buckle-detailing, I’m undecided whether to go brown,taupe or black but feel its got to be leather not suede (see earlier note on ‘monsoon’). These chunky knits are so good for autumn/winter as you can wear them over a thin tank or layer them with several tops depending on how cold it is! They can be balanced out by pairing them with skinny jeans or trousers. I’m loving all the Aran sweaters (this first pic burnt orange from ASOS) and cardigans..sadly I can’t wear wool which is a pity considering I’m in Ireland where there is an endless supply it seems. Knitwear (especially really thin knits or really chunky knits) is always top of my shopping list for their versatility in layering and comfort in the cold A/W months!

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ASOS cream knithttp://www.asos.com/Whistles/Whistles-Honeycomb-Knit-Jumper-Crop-in-Cotton/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1640488&SearchQuery=jumper%20women&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Cream

ASOS aran knit: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Aran-Jumper/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1704830&cid=2637&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=Tobacco

Topshop hot pink knit: http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=2572428&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208525&parent_categoryId=203984&pageSize=200

River Island orange knit: http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/knitwear/jumpers/orange-twist-jumper-606711

River Island beige plait knit: http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/knitwear/jumpers/beige-plait-neck-boxy-jumper-604989

River Island Grey knit:http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/knitwear/jumpers/grey-hand-knit-stitch-jumper-604982

Miss Selfridge black knit: http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33055&storeId=12554&productId=2567975&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208085&parent_categoryId=208035&pageSize=200

Office beige suede boots:http://www.office.co.uk/womens/hudson/horringan_strap_ankle_bt/10/10517/28150/1?fs=10517

Office brown fur lace-up boots: http://www.office.co.uk/womens/office/korr_lace_up/10/9418/24751/1?fs=9418

ASOS black boots: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-ALAS-Leather-Cross-Strap-Ankle-Boots/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1491004&SearchQuery=boots%20women&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Black

Kurt Geiger black boots: http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-shop/214959-kg-spence