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Monday, 2 May 2016

New Blog Design & OOTD

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So the first thing you'll probably notice is my new layout that I am super happy with. I'd been wanting to change my design for quite some time now, and I knew that I'd have to spend a bit of money to get just what I wanted.. so I spent a while coming to a decision. If you're interested, I bought the 'Firefly' design from Pipdig for £39 and I am so glad I chose this one. It was super easily installed and there was an easy set-up guide included in the download pack.. it took me approx 45 minutes to customise it how I wanted. I definitely recommend you have a look on Pipdig if you're after a new design! 

Anyway, it was my 21st birthday on Monday 25th and I thought I'd share what I wore. I'm usually pretty lucky to have my birthday at the end of April as the weather has usually picked up by now.. but not this year, hence the tights. Early in the day, we went for afternoon tea at a little coffee shop.. and this was possibly the most ridiculous outfit for the weather that day. I wore this beautiful white top* from Vesper which was kindly gifted to me, along with a Topshop floral skirt and my New Look white heels that I picked up in the January sales.. possibly the best sale find ever. As I've mentioned, the tights were definitely essential for the cold weather, but take off the tights and it's the perfect going-out outfit for night time! I'm not the type to do 'two outfits in one day', so an outfit that is versatile enough for day and night is always a winner.


P.S. You can head over to my Instagram if you want to have a nosy at a few gifts I received!

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Monday, 25 April 2016

The Continuous Stripe Obsession

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So if you follow me on IG you will be well aware of my current stripe obsession that seems as though it's not going to fade way any time soon. I know striped pieces are always in the shops year round, but they seem to be literally everywhere at the moment.. or else they're just more eye-catching than usual. New Look is also a shop that I don't normally go out of my way to visit, but I was so glad I did when I found this wrap-around kimono style top and also a grey/white stripe sleeveless jacket that I have yet to wear. I paired the kimono with a Topshop white cami underneath, Topshop blue Joni Jeans and Office boots.

new look stripe kimono outfit topshop joni jeans
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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Missguided Shirt Dress

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This week has been so hectic for me - hence the tired face - that for a few days I almost forgot what it was like to dress in anything other than jeans and a jumper, even though it's essential for those days where you just need to sit and get stuff done. So despite my sleep deprived face, I thought I'd share this outfit featuring my new Missguided shirt dress that I'd been so excited to wear.

Honestly, I'd prefer if it was just a teeny bit longer so I'd feel more comfortable wearing it as a dress (although I am approx 5'9 so it would definitely fit an average height person perfectly.. lol). 
I found it on Missguided when they had the 50% off everything sale and managed to buy it before the site completely crashed.. so I picked it up for £14 - absolute bargain! It was one of those pieces that I had imagined a million different ways I could wear it when I spotted it online. When the rain eventually goes away for a few days, I'll definitely wear this unbuttoned as a long shirt with a grey cami underneath tucked into white jeans.. or even tucked into a white skirt. The options are endless. For now, I loved the way it looked when paired with my H&M grey maxi cardigan to add a bit of length.. so it's a perfect transitional piece for Spring! 

P.S. Sorry to anyone who took the time to leave me a comment on my previous post.. for some reason last night I lost all of my comments. I managed to get all of them back except the ones on my last post! x

missguided shirt dress


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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Transitioning Into Spring

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Firstly, apologies for my lack of posting lately - I've been so incredibly busy these past few weeks  with essays and other events that I've not been able to manage posting twice weekly. For the time being, I'm aiming to post once a week on a Sunday evening.. and my Wednesday posts will happen if I've got time (sorry!). Once June hits, I'll be free-ish once again so please bear with me! 

Anyway, you may have seen my posting these photos on my Instagram this past week.. and I'm definitely making it look as though we're having much better weather than we actually are. It's safe to say that these outfits were definitely accompanied by another layer on top, but I wanted to share some more of my Spring-ish pieces with you all as you always leave such nice comments! 

The contrast between dark navy and yellow will always be one of my favourite combinations. I paired this quite old Missguided cropped off-the-shoulder jumper with an ASOS body-con denim skirt which is again, quite old. Chunky knits are definitely associated with winter, and the winter sales are definitely where you can find amazing knits for very little money, although the off-the-shoulder style of this jumper makes it very Spring-appropriate, not to mention the bright yellow shade. I'll definitely bring this to America with me this summer to layer over a dress for the evening time! 

missguided crop jumper asos denim skirt


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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Weekend Style: Blue Hues

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With the UK/Ireland being in that awkward 'between seasons' stage where we're not quite out of the winter weather yet, but not quite getting the spring weather either.. long sleeves and layering pieces are essential. Recently, long sleeved dresses are all I've been looking for, but they're just so hard to find, so this new printed piece from Warehouse was definitely a must-buy. The sleeves are actually wrist-length but I prefer them to be rolled up just a bit and it's the perfect all-year-round piece as I can imagine it would look fab in the summer with tan legs and tan sandals, while it's also very Spring/Autumn appropriate as it looks amazing paired with sheer tights or when layered with a plain colour jacket to allow the pattern to peek through. I'm also loving the mixed print style of this dress, as well as the fact it can be worn as a long shirt with jeans for a more casual day-time look. Just imagine that with white jeans. *heart-eye-emoji*

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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Amazing Shoe Finds

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So last Friday when I attended Belfast Fashion Week, it didn't take me long to hit the shops to see what Spring styles they had to offer. For once, I actually pick up a shed load of new clothes that I don't actually need (pat on the back to me), although two new pairs of shoes very easily made their way off the shelves and into my life. 

I picked up this first pair of pink/mauve lace ups from Topshop for £36 and I'm absolutely loving them (also available in black). I'd bought a pair of Topshop shoes last year that were the same shape, although they were brown suede with fringe detail on the front. I'd gotten so much wear out of them and loved the look, so this pair was a safe bet! The subtle pink/mauve shade is just perfect for Spring and the gold detailing really stands out against the soft hue. I'm very much looking forward to *hopefully* the warmer weather, although I'll definitely not hold my breath for that. The joys of Irish weather. *cries*


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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Nautical Vibes

I'd say for a lot of people, stripes are definitely a must-have in our wardrobes, whether it is black&white, navy&cream or red&navy combo that you prefer. For me, I'm absolutely loving navy and cream stripes at the moment. Especially coming into Spring, I love how they look when paired with a coloured lip and gold jewellery for a little extra bit of colour and detail.

What I love most about stripes is definitely the versatility - you can really go all out with the stripes for a statement look, or use stripes to add subtle detail to a simple outfit. I purchased the navy and grey(ish) kimono that I'm wearing in the image below from H&M a few weeks ago, for very little £££ of course. It is quite oversized on me, so I cinched it in at the waist with a skinny brown belt and added a pop of mustard with my Topshop cami, a denim ASOS skirt and a gold statement necklace to tie it all together. Outfit complete. I'm really loving wearing statement pieces like this recently.. they're so easy to throw on in the morning, and you always look like you've spent more time on your outfit than you actually have! *wink wink*

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