Vibrant Prints & Kate Spade

FINALLY… I’m back with a style feature for all of you lovelies. Between the gloomy weather and finding someone who is good at shooting looks, it can be a challenge to post. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know that last week I was down in County Kerry. I spent a few days in the glorious sunshine by the famous, Killarney Lakes. It was an incredibly relaxing break and I made the most of the sunshine. Although that’s probably our summer over now as the Irish weather is never kind.
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Oversize It

You may remember that last week I attended a pretty perfect event in the Fitzwilliam Hotel held by the lovely ladies from Clarins. For the occasion, I wanted to remain comfortable but mix up my look a little. Therefore, it was an oversized H&M dress, Topshop ripped jeans and standard ankle boots from Miss Selfridge for me. It was a last minute and relaxed look for me. Often when I attend events I will have my look thought out the morning or even night before if I’m being good. I paired all of this with my edgy rose gold spike necklace (my favourite) from Topshop and my absolute go to novelty handbag from Accessorize which is now on sale for ¬£7.50! A brilliant bargain for such a trend setting piece of accessory. I just love metallics, particularly the copper style.

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For my make up I created a natural and soft smokey eye using my NARS palette, And God Created The Woman. As it was a beauty evening I thought that it was only natural to pay a little more attention to my face. You can’t really see it in the photo and I forgot to take that awkward up close selfie so I just thought that I’d describe it for you. ūüėČ

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I always find blogging that little more enjoyable when I’m playing Grey’s Anatomy in the background. Although I’m often distracted when Mc Dreamy makes an appearance! See you all in my next post.

Nx

Sound of the Sales

It is crazy to think that Christmas is over. Sometimes I sit back and think that all of that hype was for one day! However, I suppose that is what makes it all so exhilarating. When you see your loved one tear open their gift and the look of excitement on their face makes it all the worth while. After you have digested your food baby and sweated the alcohol out of your system, for us ladies the task of shopping the sales takes on a whole new level.

I prefer St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) as it is perfectly acceptable to lounge around in your new fluffy PJ’s and indulge in some Quality Street sweeties and a touch of online shopping. I have never really been the type to pound the pavements to snap up a bargain, I would rather relax and shop online from the comfort of my own home. However saying that, I know everyone is different and I understand that there are ladies out there who enjoy making the trip into town to treat themselves and spend their Christmas gift vouchers for Boots and Debenhams. Today, I have highlighted some of my favourites bargains from the sales, some I have already purchased.

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1. Accessorize РSurpreme Stacking Ring Set: WAS £17, NOW £6.

I am a sucker for stacking rings, it is my new favourite piece of accessory to wear on a night out. The combination of black and gold is a personal favourite of mine. These gorgeous styles from Accessorize are an absolute steal.

2. Lulu Guiness Black & White Stripe Clutch: WAS £325, NOW £195.

Ahhhh, my darling Lulu. I have been a huge fan of Lulu Guiness for a few years now and she always has a great sale. I’m a lover of all things black and white, this clutch is the perfect accessory for bringing in the New Year.

3. House of Fraser РMary Portas Grey Silk Sweater: WAS £69, NOW £20.50.

I adore everything about this beautiful Mary Portas jumper. With this style it can act as a cute daytime piece worn with skinny jeans or you can dress it up with a pencil skirt for a fabulous dinner and cocktails attire.

4. Faith at Debenhams РMetallic Brogues: WAS £45, NOW £13.50.

Alarms bell ring whenever I see the good old 70% off sign. My heartbeat races as I check to see if my size is available, call me dramatic but it is the truth. Faith shoes still have their concession in Debenhams and often put on a good sale. These metallic brogues are perfect for those of you who want to start making more of a statement in 2015.

5. Space NK РLaura Mercier, Into The Wild Collection: WAS £78, NOW £39.

The mother of all things beauty, Laura Mercier is a strong favourite with beauty bloggers and this fabulous three palette collection is a must have for those of you who are into their make up. The set consists of eye shadows, blushers and bronzing shades. An unbelievable bargain and worth the hype.

6. Space NK РLaura Mercier, Travel Brush Set: WAS £78, NOW £39.

Continuing with both Space NK and Laura Mercier, I could not resist sharing this pretty travel brush set. It is the perfect purchase for those of you who are building up their brush collection. It can be costly buying brushes individually, so I would recommend a set for those of you who are just starting off.

7. Boots РMichael Kors Sexy Amber 50ml Gift Set: WAS £54.50, NOW £36.33.

I am a huge fan of all things MK, I have his handbags, clutches, purses, jewellery, make up and this perfume. The fragrance consists of Amber, Sandalwood and Jasmine. It smells Devine and I would highly recommend it to those of you who like a warm scent.

8. Yankee Candle РApple Chai Jar: WAS £18.99, NOW £13.30.

During the sales, I’m not all about the style and beauty departments. I will venture into the candle concession and smell up a storm. A girl who loves a good candle will always appreciate the Yankee Candle sale. This year I will suggested a jar that breaks away from their traditional scent. I always buy a new scent after Christmas as I live burning it in the New Year. Call me weird, but it’s one of my things and I love it. Something light and sweet such as this Apple Chai is always a great scent to have around your home.

9. River Island Р5 Inch & Up Snakeskin Boots: WAS £120, NOW £60.

My final selection from the sales will not be for everyone. Many people find it hard to like the snakeskin style, myself included, but when I set eyes on these ankle boots from River Island, it was love. Finnish fashion blogger, Sandra Hagelstam, collaborated with River Island to design a collection of shoes and boots that are utterly fabulous. If you are not afraid of a high heel or statement shoe, them I would suggest going online or to your nearest store and purchasing yourself a pair immediately.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Enjoy shopping up an absolute storm in the sales, just try not to elbow anyone!

Nx

Season of Sequins

Christmas. It’s always a busy time of year, normally I only blog three times a week. However with the festive season around the corner expect a few extra posts here and there. I’m sure all of you lovelies will not mind!

I’ve noticed that a lot of you are really into sequins this season. Pretty standard as the party season is fast approaching, no doubt that all of you are busy trying to find that perfect Christmas party outfit. With this, I thought I would put together a few of my favourite sequin styles that I have came across throughout our darling high street stores.

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The sequin look can sometimes be a little challenging to pull off due to the quality. There are stores that sell a cheap version and I often find that these do no justice and make your outfit look a little over the top.

The most popular styles that I would lean towards would be the gorgeous midi skirt, longline jackets, tailored blazers, pretty tops and for those of you who are not keen on a full sequin piece, a style with a some sparkle or an accessory incorporated into it.

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(Top to bottom: Topshop Midi Skirt Р£75 || Zara Jumper Р£15.99 || ASOS РTop £35 / Skirt £54 || Warehouse Longline Jacket Р£120 || Monsoon Blazer Р£99 || Accessorize Clutch Р£35.)

When it comes to opting for this kind of look, a little goes a long way. Obviously the two piece gold outfit from ASOS is a complete look but it is a soft style and you have the option to wear the top and skirt as separates.

If sequins make you feel a little nervous then gently add them into your look through accessories or small detailing within a top or jacket. If there are any other topics you would like me to feature whether it’s style or beauty related, please let me know.

Nx

Summer Wish List

Like any other girl who loves everything fashion, I have my own ‘wish list’ for each season we are in. I have quite a good collection now that we are in summer. I have chosen my top pieces to share with all of you today.

As always, you will see a pop of colour, vibrant prints, perfect pastels, and of course, a pair fabulous floral heels – my ‘go to’ style during the summer. Providing we get some kind of decent summer, these styles will look perfect worn with a golden tan! ūüėČ

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Are there any styles in particular that you can’t live without during the summer season?

Happy Friday! ‚ô•

Nx

Look 1: Bag – Accessorize
Look 2: Skirt – ASOS
Look 3: Dress – House of Fraser
Look 4: Shoes – Dune
Look 5: Top – Debenhams
Look 6: Necklace – Argento
Look 7: Dress – Dunnes Stores

(All images are from store PR.)