Friday, 30 November 2012

Mustard & Sparkle

I'm dying to pair this new necklace with a dress on a night out but it the meantime, it adds a nice bit of sparkle to this casual look. I bought this scarf on a whim. I wasn't entirely sure at first if I liked the colour or not but it got my attention. In the end, I decided I liked it - I figured it was a breath of fresh air compared to the dark colour palettes I'm seeing in the shops at the moment. Are you adding any sparkle to your otherwise casual winter looks?
Scarf; Dunnes Stores, Necklace; Accessorize, 
Jumper; Zara, Boots & Bag; M&S, Navy Knitted Blazer; Next.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Bundled Up

I'll definitely be bundling up for the next week since we're having a cold snap. Now I'm so glad I invested in this winter coat from Zara. It's so unbelievably warm. It even kept me warm while standing on the side lines watching my boyfriends match recently on a cold winters evening - now that was the ultimate test of keeping me warm. I'm loving the quilted look at the moment too. Here's me bundled up again to keep warm while on an outing to the dog park with Ollie and Louis. Ollie ablsolutely loves the leaves. He see's them and darts towards them, running through them and chasing any blowing in the wind. It's hilarious to look at. As you can see, they got very mucky which meant it was bath time as soon as I got home!

I've been wearing these boots to death the last month. 
They're just so great for running around in.
I'm convinced Ollie blends in with the leaves!
This bag below has been my favourite side kick recently. 
It fits so much and goes with most outfits.
Wearing my new stars & stripes hat. 
Jacket; Zara, jeans; Topshop, boots,
 bag and cashmere scarf ; all M&S, hat; River Island.

Hope you're having a good week.x

Monday, 26 November 2012

Festive Flapper Fun

Walking down Grafton Street the other day admiring all the christmas lights when these glitzy window displays in Brown Thomas brought me to a halt. I absolutely love their window displays all year round but especially at christmas time. Each year, they never fail to impress me. You can see how much hard work, imagination and detail goes into them. The flapper theme works fantastically and really builds on the anticipation for the upcoming movie release of The Great Gatsby. I really am dying to see the costumes in that film. Here's some quick shots I captured of the windows. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 

You can check out Brown Thomas' christmas window displays from last year on my Festive Fairytale Feeling post. If you've seen any great christmas displays, please drop me the link as I'd love to check them out.
I hope you're getting in the festive spirit. How can you not with displays like these right? x

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Deserves an Outing

Rich, dark but warm colours are really catching my eye at the moment and this little gem is no exception. Unfortunately this month I needed to invest in a new HiFi so I had to exercise some self control and just admire this dress from afar. The sleeves to the elbow, the lace panel, deep aubergine colour and very subtle peplum give this piece classical look, while still being on trend at the moment; a combination which makes this piece an investment rather than a seasonal purchase. There's just something so vintage about this that appeals to me. My line of thinking was if I can't give this dress the outing it deserves, the least I can do, was give it the attention it deserves by sharing it with others. You can check out what other colours it comes in here. Have you been admiring anything from afar this month?

(pictures & dress from