Só Collective at Kildare Village

Kildare Village is Ireland’s very own shopping euphorium that holds an array of classic designers from Gucci to Calvin Klein. For those of you who prefer the finer things in life at a discount price, then this outlet destination is the ultimate shopping experience. Nestled beautifully just outside Dublin, the Village is without a doubt a picturesque scene with an incredible variety of brands available.
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Berlin Travel Guide

Most people spend December going mad with some last minute Christmas shopping, finishing up with work and prepping for the big day. However I like to think I’ve been busy enough to deserve a mini city break (the absolute cheek) during the mist of it all. From 18th-21st December I spent four glorious days in Germany’s capital, Berlin. It was a joint Christmas present that my man friend and I decided to plan. Read More

Christmas Continental Markets, Belfast

It’s only December 4th and already I’ve been to the Christmas Markets a douzen times. There is no better way to get into the festive spirit than a trip around City Hall shopping and sampling some delicious food. I always make sure to go it when it’s dark as it just looks so much prettier. The twinkling lights, hot drinks and mouthwatering waffles make the market my favourite place to spend my evenings. Each year City Hall seems to work with a colour scheme. I remember last year it was multi-coloured and this time around it is a cool blue and ice white duo.

Any time I go, I usually head straight for the sweets ‘n’ treats. I’m sure you’ve all came across my favourite white chocolate waffle on my social media. It has replaced the triple chocolate muffin and huge fudge chunks. I also dabble in the burgers and freshly made pizza’s, they are to die for! If food isn’t for you then there are plently of gorgeous hand made interior pieces just like the adorable framed piece. I’m such a sucker for quotes!

Happy Friday, lovelies! Hope you all have a great weekend, I’m sure some of you have your Christmas party going on. If you fancy a trip to the markets, don’t forget to wrap up warm!

Nx

How much is too much?!

Within the fashion and beauty industry, a certain level of shopping is essential. It’s only natural that I enjoy the sport given the field I’m in. However, I often have people telling me I shop too much… but how much is too much? I work hard and have no children so my money is my own at the minute (obviously my priorities will change when I decide to have a family). I pay my bills, I’m not in any debt and I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. People have their niches when it comes to spending, some enjoy lavish cars, others it’s home interior and for me it’s clothes and make up. Spending money on clothes is somewhat of an necessity as I can’t walk around naked but I do enjoy treating myself to a top or bag that catches my eye. I have noticed recently that some people think I spend too much on make up in particular. Yes, I have a large collection that I take great pride in (and I don’t mean this is a bratty way) but like I’ve said, I work hard and I’m not in any debt so why shouldn’t I spend my money on what I want to?!

Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I’m still curious regarding this topic and thought I’d discuss it on here. Of course there are times when other situations come up such as an unexpected bill, travel or the choice to have a baby, buy a car or home. When the day comes I’ll naturally switch from make up to nappies (and I’ll be more than happy to do so) but until that day comes, Sephora and Space NK are my guilty pleasures.

(Images shot with an Olympus E-PL7 using a 45mm lens.)

I’d love to know your thoughts on this topic? What qualifies as too much shopping for you? Leave me your comments below, I look forward to chatting with all of you.

Nx

Not Your Average Friday

Today has to be thee most popular Friday of the year. Known as ‘Black Friday‘, it is the one day of the year when people go absolutely crazy picking up incredible bargains. I’ve been thinking quite a lot about America this week. With Thanksgiving yesterday and shopping heaven today (Black Friday), I have been reminiscing quite a bit about my recent trips to Boston and NYC.

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For today’s American style festivities, I have put together a little collection of various interior, fashion and stationary pieces that I think would make a great retail therapy day. Whether you’re shopping online or pounding the pavements for the big day, try to remain stress free and enjoy the bargains. The styles that I’m showing today might not be on sale for the occasion, but that’s what makes them part of the ‘Wish List’.

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I’m usually all about making a statement, but over the past few months I have been bringing things back to basics. Whether it’s my own personal style or jewellery collection, I am loving all things delicate. I came across a beautiful lingerie company on Instagram called, Oh So Lovely Intimates. They create daring and simplistic pieces that are out of this world. I absolutely adores their bralets, they come in a beautiful red, cream and black colour.

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I’m all about interiors this weather as I’m doing a spot of redecorating and I’ve spent endless hours browsing for inspiration. The vintage vibe has really come back to live over the last year of so. When I was browsing on Next, I came across this quirky traditional telephone. I think it is a great detail to have in your home.

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Organizers are my life at the minute. I rely so much on them as I find the older I’m getting, the less I remember. There are certain times of the year when I have so many events on in one week, I need a little reminder.
I tend to go to Paperchase for my stationary essentials. I spotted this pretty green birdcage print on their website, the perfect style for this season.

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I have been hearing so many great reviews about the Giorgio Armani. I am dying to invest in this make up, I am in need of a good foundation that I can wear for events or nights out on the town. This foundation gives you a beautiful glow with medium to full coverage, perfect for me during the Winter months.

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I have been lusting over the Bella Freud from Space NK for a while now. They’re incredibly chic candles with beautifully simplistic designs. What more, they smell devine. With my decor project coming along, I’m considering purchasing this little beauty as a present to myself for all of the hard work. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could get personalised candles, then I would really feel sophisticated!

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I wish you all a very happy day of retail therapy. I’m excited to stock up on some bargains today.

Happy Friday, lovelies.

Nx