Monday, 30 December 2013

Cosy in Neutrals

I really wanted to be cosy the day I wore this outfit so flats,a knit and a very warm coat were the ideal choice. You may recognise the coat from this post. I got the jumper just recently. I wanted a jumper that was fun, that screamed winter and yet wasn't a Christmas jumper and when I saw this one, I went straight for it. The polo bear on it actually reminds me of the Coca Cola Christmas advertisement. Do you know the one I'm thinking of? Speaking of Christmas advertisements, have you seen the one for John Lewis one this year? y heart just melted when I saw it. If you haven't seen it, I advise you to check it out. 

Jumper; Next, jeans; H&M, boots and gloves; M&S, coat; Dunnes Stores, 
bag; Warehouse, Beanie and necklace; TopShop, faux fur scarf; Accessorize.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Finished with a Bow

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. Hard to believe we are nearly into a new year. Quickest year ever. I recently had the opportunity to wear  a dress that has been sitting in the back of my wardrobe. You may remember it from this post. It's very dressy, a little too dressy for an average weekend so when I was invited to a winter wedding I thought it was the ideal opportunity. I think my favourite feature is the giant bow at the back. It just makes it extra girly and gives it that finishing touch. Unfortunately, disaster struck for me that day. After carefully styling my hair, I had the short journey of walking to and from my car in the stormiest of weather which left my hair looking neither straight or with wavey curls but what could only be described as utterly wind swept. Upon reaching the venue   and booking into our room, I had a whole 5 minutes to fix my hair. The man friends hair remained the same as before he left home. I guess that's all part of the joys of being a girl. Also, I went a little darker with my hair recently. At first, it was a bit of a shock as I'm not particularly adventurous with my hair but I've gotten used to it. It's probably the closest I could get to my natural colour. 

Dress; Karen Millen, Shoes; Bertie, 
Bag; Warehouse, Necklace; Accessorize

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Brown Thomas Christmas Windows 2013: The Red Carpet

Almost forgot to show you the Brown Thomas festive window displays this year. I really wish I could get in behind the glass to take the picture but from outside had to do. The detail that go into these is impressive and if I'm honest, the photos don't do it justice. You can see some of their previous festive displays here and here. If you are ever in Dublin in Ireland around Christmas time, I suggest a walk by the windows of Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. Enjoy!

Also, I didn't have access to the internet yesterday but wanted to wish you a very...

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Silky Printed Knits

Have you seen many printed knits around lately? I've only seen the odd one here or there but they really caught my eye. I actually saw this one with a silky winter floral front online, admired it from afar for a week or two. I purposely avoiding the shop as I knew I'd buy it and had wanted to get all my Christmas shopping done first, plus I was saving up to buy a SLR camera for myself. However, as soon as my shopping for friends and family was done, I caved and made a bee-line for Warehouse on my lunch break only to be told it was sold out. My heart sunk thus confirming I had to have it. Luckily, I was able to order it online that night and had it delivered within a few days with the added bonus of a 20% off offer available that day. I think printed knits are a great way to spice up a winter jumper - along with sequined jumpers (which I'm on the look out for).
Also I mentioned I was saving up to buy a SLR camera. I had thought long and hard about getting one as I know they are a little expensive but I decided it was worth the investment. I'm going to be doing a Digital SLR training course after the Christmas (way to busy before then) to help me get the hang of using it so I'm hoping over time, my pictures will get a little better. I've only had it a week but I'm loving it. These pictures were taking with it. I'm wearing boots I got in Aldo a few weeks back. I saw them full price and thought they were gorgeous but only made the purchase when I saw them on sale. I love when that happens. You may have seen me were this bag here. So what do you think? Are you liking printed knits?
Top; Warehouse, Jeans; Miss Selfridge
Boots; Aldo, Bag; River Island (old)

 Only 2 weeks until Christmas!!  Hope you're as excited as I am!!