Tom & Eva

During my crazy shopping spree in Krakow, I came across this beautiful boutique just off the main square that sold thee most adorable handbags.

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What I love most about shopping abroad is the new and local designers that are stocked in each shop. The darling little boutiques are adorable and the quality of the bags is amazing.

While I was browsing around the store, I came to a collection called Tom & Eva. They are a Parisian brand that create magnificent leather bags in Italy. The variety of styles and colours were exactly what I look for when it comes to picking handbags. I opted for this fabulous cream tote that I instantly fell in love with.

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This is going to seem big headed of me, but, I couldn’t help but include my Chloe wallet in the picture. (For good measure of course!)

From the colour to the style and size, I just can’t get enough of my new fabulous tote! ūüėČ

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I haven’t used it yet, but, I’m thinking of wearing it this weekend for my birthday dinner and drinks. If not, then I’ll save it for Belfast Fashion Week. ‚ô•

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The interior of the bag is a beautiful silk taupe colour with multiple sections for my belongings. A great bonus for me as I carry around so many things. There was also a long adjustable strap with it, but, I prefer to use just the handles with a bag of this style.

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I highly recommend that you all book a trip to Krakow. The shopping is amazing and insanely cheap! ūüôā

Happy Hump Day, rascals. I’m currently enjoying my week off! Haha ūüėČ

Nx

A Classic Chanel

Despite the horrible weather that battered Belfast on Saturday, I decided to fight the rain and wind, and shop up an absolute storm.

I’m heading to Krakow, Poland, on Thursday so I needed to pick up a few pieces for my trip. While I was browsing in Victoria Square, I came across a delightful little stall that is the ultimate ‘designer heaven’.

Michelle, who is the owner of Chic Art, is a talented artist who creates magnificent fine art and limited edition shoes, handbags, hats and character illustrations that come in a black or white vintage style frame.

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Each piece is hand crafted with swarovski elements throughout them. Some even have feathers on them like the hats styles. They’re so unique and a must have for any true stylista!

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I couldn’t help but fall in love with these fabulous illustrations so I decided to treat myself. I opted for the ‘Classic Chanel’ piece and I was beyond excited when purchasing it. I love this iconic black quilted bag with swarovski embellishment on the Chanel logo. I’m definitely going to purchase a few more pieces soon!

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Check out www.chicartbymichelle.com for more information on her pieces.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. ‚ô•

Nx

Best of 2013: Blog Achievement: CastleCourt Blogger of the Month

Last week I was very excited to find out that CastleCourt, Belfast, had chosen me as their blogger of the month for November.

With this I had to browse the many stores in the shopping centre to pick my favourite clothes and accessories for the coming party season. I was also given some gift vouchers to spend in store.

Here is a few sneek peak images from my adventure. You can view my full experience in a few days over on CastlCourts website.

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You can visit their website for my full experience..  http://www.castlecourt-uk.com/niamh-kelly-blog

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

Nx

  

CastleCourt – Blogger of the Month Preview

Last week I was very excited to find out that CastleCourt,Belfast, had chosen me as their blogger of the month for November.

With this I had to browse the many stores in the shopping centre to pick my favourite clothes and accessories for the coming party season. I was also given some gift vouchers to spend in store.

Here is a few sneek peak images from my adventure. You can view my full experience in a few days over on CastlCourts website.

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You can visit their website for my full experience.. http://www.castlecourt-uk.com/niamh-kelly-blog

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

Nx

House of Fraser AW13 Press Launch, London

Back in May, I was invited to attend the House of Fraser’s AW13 press preview in their fabulous showroom in the heart of London town. It may have been summer then, but, already leading fashion superstore, House of Fraser, had already set in motion the exclusive preview¬†for their AW13 collection and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of it.

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The lovely Mark invited myself and the adorable Mags over to London for the day to browse their upcoming collection and I was pleasantly surprised at how fresh each fashion label looked. Usually, the autumn/winter months consist of black and grey colours from high street stores, but, the House of Fraser continued to inject some vibrant colours and bold prints into their collections.

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Also on offer was lots of fabulous embellished necklaces, handbags and clothes from Biba. I got a real Gatsby vibe from their collection with stunning rich colours, heavy embellishment and statement pieces that would be the perfect edition to your wardrobe.

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As I’ve said,¬†Biba took fashion notes from the 1920’s and it ¬†was like a scene from The Great Gatsby. I was elbow deep in the collection and absolutely loving it. Having recently seen the film, I’m now even more obsessed with the ‘Roaring 20’s’ era and Biba have nailed it for the upcoming autumn/winter season.

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Mary Portas is a personal favourite of mine, particularly her collections for the HoF, and I’m beyond excited to get my hands on some of her pieces to help update my AW wardrobe.

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I fell head over heels in love with this stunning shirt that immediately went to the top of my ‘Wish List’. There are still elements from her previous collection with regards to some of her dresses and shirts, but I’m more than happy with that.

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Linear also had an amazing collection of clothing on offer for the coming AW13. I absolutely loved the stunning array of colours that this fabulous clothing line had to offer. Bold prints, classic stripes and timeless jackets are all available from their collection.

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As soon as I set eyes on this stunning white and black polka dot shirt and dress by Untold, I immediately feel in love. I featured it in my Irish News column a few weeks ago. I love how it clashes the dress and shirt together. I get a real ladylike vibe from it, but, by adding the shirt, it gives off a real unique and vintage feel. It looks fabulous worn as a two piece, but, if you want to dress it up for a night out, then wear the dress on its own with a deep cherry lip. ūüôā

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Now it’s onto the handbags.¬†I’ve always been a huge fan of Lulu Guinness¬†and I was delighted to see her latest AW collection at the House of Fraser press show. I love how quirky her pieces are yet they still represent her classic style and colours.

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(Red leopard tote is DKNY)

Thanks to Mark and the House of Fraser for inviting me over to a fabulous launch. I’m excited to treat myself to a collection of stunning clothes and accessories from their talented designers.

Nx