The Summer Edit

This is the first time I’ve featured a Summer Edition post and I’m excited to share my essential pieces that span across style and beauty for this season. You may have already spotted some of the pieces in previous posts, they’re my key styles and products that I’m loving at the minute. Without babbling on too much, I’ll just get right down to business.

Jigsaw kimono:

This is definitely my favourite purchase within the last few months. I featured my love for this fabulous kimono a few week’s ago, you can read it here. It is such a effortless piece to style and the luxurious silk fabric helps it hang beautifully. What I like most about it is the rich colours, they are a nice change from the typical vibrant summer shades and it is a little more understated.

Tarte palette:

Ahhhh. The pièce de résistance, my beloved Tarte palette! This all matte beauty is most definitely a firm favourite for creating some soft and subtle summer looks. The ‘less is more’ rule certainly applies during the brighter months, the full face does not work well with the heat. I only purchased this palette a few week’s and it’s already my ‘go to’ product.

Dune handbag:

Every so often, I’ll *tell myself* that I deserve something special for being me. I’ll go on a more expensive shopping spree and indulge in some shameless “I deserve a treat” activities. I have a pretty strong handbag collection but every so often I find myself wanting a new colour, size, or shape, hence the reverse physiology. This Dune bag is definitely a multi purpose piece, I’ve used it as an airport bag, shopping bag and even on nights out.

Victoria Beckham nails:

I tend to go through phases when it comes to mainting my nails. I’ll spend a few months of the year getting them manicured by a beauty professional, I’ll then give them a ‘rest’ but out of pure laziness, I’ll never maintain the gel style. This is when I’ll start painting my own and investing in some colour and brands. My gorgeous Victoria Beckham set is all kinds of amazing and I find myself reaching for it throughout the bright months. The colours are lovely and I’m really loving the Bamboo White shade.

Office sandals:

My addiction for all things rose gold continues in the form of my absolute favourite Office sandals. I’m not much of a heel girl unless I’m going out for the night or have an event to attend. During the day, you’ll always find me running around in flats and these gladiator beauties are a winner. Not only are they incredibly comfortable but they help dress up my look and break away from my usual tan style. I’ve even worn these on nights out when I’ve just been too lazy to make an effort.

It was hard narrowing the post down just five pieces. I’ll end up going on a shopping spree this weekend and adding more pieces and products to my list! Happy Friday, lovelies.

Nx

CastleCourt Celebrate Their 25th Birthday

Last month, CastleCourt shopping center reached a milestone as they celebrated their 25th birthday. Live fashion shows, delicious cake and exciting competitions were all on offer for the public to enjoy. I took a trip into town to have a nosey at what latest trends are on offer. I even managed to fit in some shopping and the odd slice of cake.

The fabulous Nuala Meenahan was on hand to deliver this summer’s latest trends to the audience. Plenty of flirty florals, Greek goddesses and one beauty man strutted their stuff on the catwalk. I particularly loved the lovely Lauren wearing the sheer check white top and structured tulip style mini skirt, a fabulous look for those of you who like to make a daring statement on a night out.

I couldn’t resist nipping into Dune to have a good old nosey at all of their glorious shoes and handbags. As soon as I spotted this fabulous oversized tote, I knew I had to have it. What I love most about the bag is how it can be reversed. I adore the grey on pink but if I fancy a change, I can turn it inside out. Amazing! I also purchased the adorable little fluffy keychain with it, it really pops against the grey and will look perfect for summer. I also wanted to include some mini OOTD shots focusing on my accessories. The weather was amazing that Saturday so I kept things bright and layered with my jewellery, skater shoes and ripped boyfriend jeans.

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Hope you’re all having a good weekend. Enjoy the bank holiday Monday, hope there isn’t too many sore heads!

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! 😉

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

Happy Friday! ♥

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.)

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Yesterday the snow was pouring down on us and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll automatically panick about what to wear. Not in a vein way, but, in a keep warm kind of way. I thought I would pull together some of my essential piece’s that are required for this kind of weather and yes, that still keeps you looking stylish. 🙂

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(Top Left: Gloves, Asos. Top Right: Hat, Asos. Center: Coat, Asos)

I’ve selected my favourite ‘go to’ piece’s from Asos, Internationale and Dune. When this kind of weather comes along, you can enjoy it even more when you’re properly dressed for it and avoid those leaking in shoes. (One of my biggest pet peeves!)

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(Top Left: Jeans, Internationale. Top Right: Jumper, Internationale. Center: Boots, Dune.)

Hope you’re all enjoying the snow, apparently there is more forecast for Monday. 🙂

Nx