Oversized Scarf and Dungarees 

Finally! On Saturday the rain cleared to semi decent skies and I snapped up the opportunity to shoot some OOTD photos. I forgot just how hard it is to shoot some style posts during the Winter months, constant rain and darkness makes it such a challenge. You’ll all have to stick with me as I might not get the chance to upload style features every week due to the weather, I’ll try my best though.

How is everyone’s Christmas prep going? I’m off to Berlin in three week’s so I’m hoping to buy Christmas presents when I get home. Last minute I know but I’d rather have a great time in Germany and shop when I’m home. (Selfish I know but I can’t resist Duty Free!) I feel like I’ve been living in the same clothes since September. I’ve tried to edit my wardrobe by clearing out my unworn clothes and creating the perfect A/W essentials. Neutral tones with chunky knits and black jeans is my go to look these days. A firm favourite of mine and I’m hoping to add some more pieces to my wardrobe when I’m in Berlin. I love nothing more than shopping local designers whenever I’m travelling.

Shop the look: Coat: Next || Jumper: Next || Dungarees: ASOS || Shoes: Office || Scarf: Zara || Bag: vintage

Hope you all enjoyed today’s post. Fingers crossed the weather improves here, it’s killing me not being able to shoot looks for you all. See you all on Wednesday.

Nx

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

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. 😉

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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

Summer Statements

I’m all about statement pieces no matter what season we’re in. Although during summer, I love playing with my accessories that little bit more. This week, I changed my nail colour so I’ve been eager to make a bigger and bolder statement.

I’m such a huge fan of statement necklaces. I have a massive collection of different styles. More recently I started to invest in cocktail rings and a some Michael Kors arm candy. For today’s post, I’ve put together a collection of my most worn and favourite ‘go to’ accessories. With the sun making a big appearance over the last week or two, I am constantly reaching for my cute Warehouse sunglasses. Yesterday I picked up my chic monochrome French Connection glasses that I’m in love with. I look like quite the chic, but, I’m absolutely loving them! ♥

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I’m beyond happy that it’s Friday! Definitely need a relaxing break this weekend. I’m heading to the Slieve Russell on today, so no doubt I’ll have a fab one! 😉

Nx