Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Tailored on Top

Just a quick hello and hope you're week is off to a good start. The sun was shining here last weekend so I took advantage and got out in the fresh air out at Dollymount Strand where there was a kite surfing festival on. I'll keep this post short and sweet today with my look for dinner with friends Saturday evening. I went for a clean and crisp summer look with a mint green top with collar detail, a simple white blazer and a pair of leather look black jeans to keep it casual. I'm also getting plenty of use out of my new bag as you can see.
Blazer & top; Zara, Leather look jeans; Topshop, Bag & wedges; M&S

Thanks for reading.x

Monday, 20 May 2013

Beauty of Birds

Heading out to catch up with some friends. Going for dressy casual with these printed jeans that have beautiful birds dotted throughout and a simple black blazer. There's a little faux coral leather detail on one shoulder of this coral top. Love the cut on these stilettos. Something very french about them. Finished off the outfit with my new bag. After my Amsterdam trip, I realised I needed a little bag that looks great for both day and night, and went with pretty much everything. I know I was asking for alot in a bag but I'm glad I was picky when searching for one because I found exactly what I was looking for. Tan is the perfect colour as it goes with everything. Sometimes, it really is better holding out to get exactly what you're looking for.
 Blazer; H&M (SS13), Top (SS12) & Jeans (SS13); Zara, Bag; M&S (SS13), Shoes; Aldo

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Orange Zest

These photos were taken when I popped home to see my parents. After some play time with my dog (who never gets tired), I brought him for a walk to pick up some bits in the DIY store for some home improvements. I was wearing my brightest blazer. I'm loving orange at the moment, it's just screams summertime don't you think? I also couldn't help but admire the bursts of red among the flowerbeds along the way....slightly mad to think this when looking at flowers but I really want a something in my wardrobe in that vibrant red colour. By the way, these are the most comfortable flats for lots of walking. Let's face it, as cute as some flats are, sometimes really flat shoes hurt your feet right!?

Jumper & jeans; Topshop, shoes & bag; M&S, Sunglasses; Gucci.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Double Jobbing

I don't know about you but lately I'm finding my outfits need to be very versatile and easily tweaked depending on what my day ahead entails. For instance, I'm often in heels in work but briskly walking in flats on my way to work. Catching up with family or friends in heels and then throwing on some flats for a trip to the dog park. On this day, I was wearing heels for half the day and changed into flats when I was going to the dog park with my dog Ollie and walking down to the grocery store. Do you where heels or flats all day long or are you like me and your days often entail a bit of both?

Here my outfit dressed up.......
 ...and dressed down for a trip to the dog park...
...with my dog Ollie.
Top; Zara (sale). Bottoms; H&M (old), blazer; H&M (sp13), Wedges; M&S, flats; Aldo, Bag; M&S

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Glimpses of Amsterdam

Here I share some snaps of my trip to Amsterdam I took with my oldest friend Orla. I had such a wonderful time exploring the city. This first picture I was wearing an outfit that was to bring me from day to night as we were literally out all day. I paired this recently purchased skirt with a sporty look top and wore it along with some black tights and black ankle boots.
Everywhere was so picturesque. Many of you will think I'm mad to say this but I even loved the lampposts - they are just so much more appealing to the eye than many of ours back home.

I never thought I'd be cycling in heels. More to the point, I didn't think I could but after our impromtu decision to rent bicycles, I mastered cycling in wedges pretty quickly. These jeans have a pastel pattern to them that didn't show up well in this photo so I will show you them more clearly again soon. My sunglasses very conveniently broke in my bag that very morning so I was blinded for the day as it was quite sunny. Oh well, at least I have an excuse to buy a new pair.
 Baskets were a must for our bags. Note to self for future trips; must buy a rucksack.
I saw so many dogs sitting in baskets over there but usually they were going by too quickly for me to capture with my camera. On my last day, I saw this little cutie waiting patiently outside a shop for it's owner. How adorable is he. The owner came out mid photoshoot and was smiling - I'm convinced she was amused at how adorable I found this site.
First Look: skirt; Zara SP13, Top; H&M SP13.
Second Look: jeans ; Zara SP13, Wedges; M&S, Jacket; Miss Selfridge

Monday, 6 May 2013

Forgotten Gems

Have you ever looked forward to something, planned the outfit in your head and then after all that bother, the night you had planned never happened? This dress was initially bought for New Years Eve but I had come down with a bad flu and I never even got to go out in the end. Then I half forgot about this dress until recently so even though I bought it a few months back, it still felt brand new when I finally wore it. I wore it for my house warming as I had moved moved just recently. The lace was beautiful but what really caught by eye was the shape and fully beaded detail at the neckline. Have you any hidden gems you forgot you had?
 I added some red lippy for a pop of colour.

My recent purchase from H&M as my other black clutch didn't hold much.
All ready for the night ahead and as you can see, I really had that new dress feeling.
Hope you had a lovely weekend.x
Dress; Zara AU13, Shoes; M&S, Clutch; H&M