Saturday, 29 December 2012

Lá Nollaig

Jumper - Vero Moda, Moschino Belt, Leather Skirt- Penneys,
Tights - Penneys, Chelsea Boots - Republic, Gloves - House of Fraser.

 Tantabear -priceless :)


 Statement Necklace - Miss Selfridge

I Went on a Christmas Day stroll with my Yorkie Setanta.It would be a shame not to as it was such a fresh, crisp day! There's a beautiful pier right beside our house, it's a very old pier & I love it's authenic look! We spent most of our childhood down there playing, swimming & in our famous hide-outs!

 I love the walk down to the pier, it's like a scene from Twilight! You're nestled amongst the gigantic trees on both sides of the road & little birdies are always to be heard singing & flustering through the trees!

Christmas Day is such a special day to spend with your family, enjoying the Christmas dinner, festivities, drinking games & great Christmas specials on TV! Joey Branning - Rawr!!

I have previously mentioned my love for this skirt from Penneys, along with my Moschino belt. They're both so versatile & so easy to wear!

I'm loving these leather gloves i "borrowed" from my Mama! I love the detailing, the button & the clasp, how elegant and sophisticated they are & how such simple accessories can transform an outfit! I bought a red pair in Penneys two years ago & I adore them, not only do they add luxury to an outfit but they also introduce a splash of colour!

I picked this Vero Moda waffle knitted jumper off a sale rack a few months ago for €9.95, bargain! I love layering clothes, especially skirts & jumpers - so cosy & warm, yet dressy! To complete the outfit add a statement necklace, like this bold red one I picked up in Miss Selfridge!

Tantabear forgot to wear his Christmas bomber jacket and decided to run home before me to get the best seat in the house!

I hope everyone had a fun & safe Christmas!

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

' Twas the night before Christmas...

Burgundy Swing Coat - Next, Disco Pants - Fashion Union, Vintage Bag - Penneys,
Studded Chelsea Boots - Republic


As a family tradition for years, our family meet up with our cousins and extended family the night before Christmas Eve. I love exchanging prezzies, enjoying that Christmasy feeling, dressing up, drinking Cocoa (followed by some cheeky Vodkas), singing along to Christmas songs (Michael Bublé on repeat!!) & spending Christmas with the people we love.
I enjoyed our festive fun, laughter & banter - I wore this gorgeous burgundy coat I found in Next last Christmas, I love it's rich colour, tough texture/material, great quality, the removable fur collar & above all it's girliness! I really don't wear it enough, I teamed it with a vintage brown bag from Penneys that completed the outfit. I love how burgundy & brown compliment each other! I also wore Disco Pants & a Topshop Jumper (that you can't see in the above photos). Cosy/Casual look paired with Chelsea Boots for an edgier look!
So, there I was hair messily thrown up, minimal make-up, enjoying our meal when I got a few texts wondering if I was going out...  

Studded Skull Vest - Topshop, Disco Pants- Fashion Union, Lita Boots- Boohoo,
Studded Bag - Zara


You guessed it, I decided to go out! Rushing (as always) I tried to acheive a day-to-night time look!!

I worked around my Disco Pants, wearing my studded skull vest instead of my jumper, Lita boots instead of Chelsea boots for a dressier look, layered it up with a cropped blazer, topped up my tan (naturally of course - with the beautiful weather we're having) & make-up, changed my jewelery & bag! All within 20 mins!
I'm obsessed with wearing odd earrings at the moment (a trait of my mothers), it gives your outfit a quirkier look.
I wore a horseshoe earring from Warehouse along with a dramatic vintage Cross earring I picked up a few years ago (see above photo).

Love spontanious nights out, they always turn out to be the best!!
I hope you're all enjoying Christmas.
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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Happy Hour

Frosty Christmas Jumper - Penneys, Leather Skirt - River Island, Tights - Topshop,
Studded Chelsea Boots - Republic

My work mates & I went on a mad night out after work on Friday, The 12 pubs of Christmas! We had so much fun but more importantly we survived all twelve! :)

I wore my Christmas jumper - "'Tis the Season". My sister Ailbhe bought me this jumper as part of my birthday prezzie, I paired it with a black leather skirt & black tights!

I opted for a cosier, more relaxed look by not tucking my jumper into the leather skirt.

As my jumper was my statement piece, I kept my jewelery to a minimum, only wearing a watch, gold bracelets, rings & simple studs.

                                     Gold Watch - River Island, Spike Bracelet (Pack of 2) - Penneys, Mixed Bangles - H&M,
                                                                            'N' & 'Cross Heart Band' Rings - Topshop.

I wore my studded Chelsea Boots for comfort as I knew we'd be out for hours, running from pub to pub - mission complete!

Can't wait for all the Christmas festivities to come!

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

All these little things...

With only 05 days, 2 hours & 15 seconds (& counting) left until Christmas Eve, I am thrilled to say that I have 99.6% of my Christmas shopping done! Now I can really focus on Christmas without stressing over what to buy for family & friends, here's where we get to enjoy it all!

After finishing all our Christmas Shopping, my sister Ailbhe & I decided to treat ourselves to some sweets & chocolate!! We were spoilt for choice between Candy Land & Sweet Dreams! We were estactic to see that they had Flipz, chocolate covered pretsels as we were obsessed with them when we were in the States, could not get enough of them!!

Wonka bars are a classic, though I have always been more of a Wonka Crackling Chocolate Bar fan (very glad to hear that they are stocking them very soon, shhhh!) Hersheys.....Hmmm! What more can I say?! :) Perfect stocking filler - hint hint ;)

I'm loving Catrice Cosmetics at the moment! Exceptional quality & at a very affordable price!! Their nail polish colours are to die for, I must have half their stock! They're available in Penneys & they don't test on animals, which is always an added bonus! Here's a photo of my two latest shades (€2.79 each) - bottle green & ruby red with a glitter & sparkles!! Don't get me started on their blushers & eyeshadows... :) 
Since I've started blogging I've been given some gorgeous notebooks, as a lover of vintage, I love the old fashioned feel of jotting down notes, little ideas I have & my inspirations. Now my only problem is which one to carry with me at all times!! I've also "borrowed" a Niall Horan Biro from my 10 year old cousin..that she might not be seeing again!! #1Dcreeper

I've started a new project!
Ultra cute & girly! I love adding ribbons to bags, clothes & as hair accessories so why not add them to fairy lights?! :) Here's my progress so far...
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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Festive Fun ♡

Penneys - Boyfriend Blazer* Topshop - Studded Skull Vest*
Penneys - Leather Pleated Skirt* Boohoo - Lita Boots*
River Island - Watch

These cold, crisp Wintery nights we're having really make it feel like Christmas Time, as long as we don't get frost we can keep enjoying all the holiday festivities!

More Birthday celebrations in Galway City last night, great night as always & no hang-over to top it all off :)

I was rushing out the door (as usual) when these photos were taken so please excuse the lack of detailing in the outfit post!

Once again, I'm wearing my pleated leather skirt from Penneys!! It's a classic piece that I'll always turn to.

I'm loving this studded skull vest from Topshop - It's so rock chic but can be so girly if you team it with a floral hair garland, soft tones, you get my drift! I was going to wear my pink floral hair garland last night, but as I couldn't decide which earrings I liked more (decided to wear one of each for an edgier look) I thought less would be more!

I love this boyfriend blazer that I borrowed off my sister Ailbhe lastnight. Blazers, Need I say more?! ♡

Love exchanging prezzies, now just to finish off my wrapping ♡
If you want to send me prezzies to place under my tree, I suppose I'll just have to accept them! :)

Last week of work & then nights out, holidays, great Christmas tv, Cocoa, bonding with family & friends & Santy of course!

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Swan Lake



Handmade Aran Knit Cardiagan* H&M Mustard Top *
Vero Moda Navy Jeggings * River Island High-Tops



 My cousin & I took a little stroll down to Cappaghoosh Lake in Recess yesterday! Here's a few pictures of the beautiful scenery, it's idyllic.
I wore an Aran Knit Cardigan my Mama knitted for me. She knitted it inside a week & added beautiful wooden buttons, keeping with the traditional Aran look :) It's the ultimate cosy cardi I always turn to. I love how authentic & unique it is, one of a kind! You can dress it up or down effortlessly.
I love wearing these Maroon River Island Hidden Heel High-Tops, they add colour & an urban look to any outfit. These little gems turn every outfit into a sporty luxe/look but the hidden heel adds disguised height, so you can still feel dressed up - in sneakers! :)
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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Holidays are coming...♥


Saturday night - a friends 21st birthday party :) Love Christmas nights out, love the atmosphere & seeing all your friends! So much fun, the morning after the night before is never as much fun though..

I wore my Disco Pants, a plain black tee & my khaki sleeveless parka with Lita boots.

           Disco Pants - Fashion Union * Black Tee - Zara * Sleeveless Khaki Parka - Penneys * Lita Boots - Boohoo

I went for a more conservative look as I didn't want to wear the Disco Pants on their own! I layered it up instead :)

Statement Necklace - Forever 21 * Striped Wooden Bangle - Warehouse* 
Gold Watch - River Island * Spiked Bracelet- Penneys

Loving this sleeveless parka I found in Penneys, so on trend! I've already mentioned my love for studs & spikes, so I added a few to this parka to give it an edgier look! When in doubt -  DIY :)

Reusable Spikes - River Island

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