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Sunday, 22 January 2017

How to Wear Biker Girl Jeans



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Cold climates around Autumn/Winter and even into Spring in the UK means that jeans are are a total staple in every girl's wardrobe.. but what about when jeans get just that bit too boring? Over the past few years I've been trying to build up a collection of coloured, patterned and (somewhat) edgy jeans which I think make Autumn/Winter outfits that bit more interesting. 

missguided biker jeans leopard print shoes

This pair of khaki biker jeans were purchased from Missguided (now sold out, similar linked below) and they have very quickly become a favourite. I wore them with a very old tee from River Island, my favourite ASOS tie choker and leopard shoes from River Island. I love how casual the outfit is, yet the colour and detail of the biker jeans make it  interesting. Here are a few of my tips for incorporating biker jeans into your everyday wardrobe;
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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Topshop Christmas OOTD



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I hope everyone is enjoying Christmas week and fully indulging in the festive goodness. This Christmas has been the most relaxing I've had in so many years... no January exams to stress about and no long hours working in retail over the festive period. Instead of getting super dressed up on Christmas Day for what is always just a 'sitting in/eating food/drinking wine' day, I went for a more casual (and arguably not festive at all) look... it's just not comfortable wearing a tight dress or skirt through Christmas dinner! I picked up this floral wrap-around top from Topshop last month (similar items linked below) and paired it with a Topshop white cami underneath and a pair of wet-look jeans from Oasis.

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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Last Minute Stocking Fillers



With these past few months being completely hectic for me, I decided to take a break for a few weeks (which turned into a few months) away from the online fashion/beauty world that fascinates me to no end. Just yesterday I finished my last test for uni and with no January exams to stress about over the Christmas break, it's the perfect time to get back into what I enjoy most. *happy-face*
I've been spending my new-found freedom (since this morning.. lol) scoping the Internet to see what little beauty/fashion/accessory pieces I could find that I could include in this post. All of the pieces below are things that I'd either 100% recommend or would LOVE to receive myself and links to all products are included as always.

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Monday, 18 July 2016

£25 PLT Embroidered Jeans

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Embroidered jeans seem to be the latest trend that everybody is lusting over this summer. They can be so easily paired with a casual plain white tee and flat sandals, or dressed up with a fitted shirt and heels. Topshop in particular have brought out a few pairs that are completely stunning - although they're priced at almost £60 which not many are willing to pay for such a new trend that will likely go out of fashion as quickly as it came in. So I have decided to put together this post to share the complete bargain that I found - the embroidered skinny jeans that I'm wearing below were just £25 from Pretty Little Thing - and I actually much prefer these to the Topshop jeans if I'm honest. They sit lower on my waist than I usually prefer (I always go for high waisted), and although they aren't an exact dupe for the Topshop pair which have the 'Mom' jeans shape and embroidery right down to the bottom of the leg, I prefer the skinny look of these PLT jeans and the more vibrant embroidery.. and at such a good price, you can't really go wrong! For size reference, I'm wearing a size 8 so I'd recommend ordering your normal size. I have linked this pair plus a few alternative options below.
topshop dupe embroidered jeans pretty little thing
Alesha Dark Wash Embroidered High Waisted Skinny Jeans • PrettyLittleThing • £25
TopShop MOTO Floral Embroidered Mom Jeans • Topshop • £58
TopShop **Embroidered Jeans by Glamorous • Topshop • £39
TopShop **Embroidered Jeans by Glamorous Petites • Topshop • £39

Thanks so much for reading and leave me a comment below to let me know what you think. xx

 Ciara Rose xox

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Monday, 4 July 2016

ZARA Love

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June is always an exciting time of year for any shopaholics/fashion girls as most of the high street stores launch their mid-year sales. Although it was completely unnecessary, I definitely did some post-holiday damage in a few of my favourite stores.. and found some amazing pieces. ZARA recently launched their sale and even though I somehow missed out on their email notification and therefore probably missed out on the best selection, I still managed to place an order and get my hands on some amazing deals. I thought I'd put together yet another ZARA appreciation post to show some of my favourite pieces I've been wearing recently. 

One thing that ZARA always do well are stripes. As I've mentioned before, I'm a massive fan of striped pieces as it's a semi-subtle print that can be easily paired with other prints without clashing, especially if they're fine pin stripes and a soft colour like the shirt I'm wearing below. I actually picked up this shirt some time last year, however ZARA have so many takes on the classic striped shirt, and they're all pretty similar to be honest, so I've linked a very similar one below! For this look, I've paired my striped shirt with my new pink/mauve high-waisted Topshop Jamie jeans and added some cut-out brown boots from New Look. I just love how well the soft pink and blue tones compliment each other, although I decided to add quite a bright lip for a pop of colour. I'm wearing MAC 'All Fired Up' from last years Christmas collection.

zara striped shirt topshop jamie jeans outfit

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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!

I'd love to know what you think of my new layout! You can subscribe via Bloglovin' to keep updated with my new posts and thanks so much for reading xxx

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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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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

'In The Style' Shirt Dress

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My 'In The Style' wishlist has been growing very quickly these past few months as I'm forever admiring the outfits of so many girls on Instagram who often feature this brand. It seems to be everywhere at the moment and it's really no wonder - there's so many stunning pieces to choose from and everything is priced very reasonably, so it was definitely time I made my first of many more orders to come. 

One of the pieces I picked up was this Taura Grey Wine Paisley Shirt Dress (£24.99) below, which  can be worn in multiple ways. It's definitely a bit shorter than I prefer, especially due to the splits up the side, although I managed to pull it down quite a bit so I could wear it as a dress. With that being said, I loved the look when paired with tights and knee high boots - perfect for a night out when it's one of those awkward 'dressy but not too dressy' dress codes, or even to the cinema.

Since it arrived, I've worn it casually plenty of times and it's equally as nice when paired with jeans and boots! In the second photo, I paired it with my favourite blue denim Topshop Joni Jeans and burgundy boots which tied in perfectly with the colours of the shirt dress. It would also be lovely paired with white jeans and sandals when the weather picks up, or you could even leave it open and pair it with a cami underneath for a different look. I just love how versatile this piece is.. there are endless options.

For size reference, I ordered a size 8 and it fits fine although it is definitely not a neat fit. If I ordered again, I'd probably go for a size 6 if available, so definitely order your true size or even one size down in these shirt dresses if you can.


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in the style paisley shirt dress

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Please let me know your opinions on these looks and if there are any other pieces on In The Style that you've been loving recently! Thanks so much for reading xox

 Ciara Rose xox

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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, 16 March 2016

'Mustard Chic' and Tips

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Every so often, I get absolutely obsessed with certain tones and colours. For a while it was burgundy, then khaki green and now I can't seem to get enough mustard pieces in my wardrobe. It's a colour that I never thought I'd wear or could ever pull off when it started becoming 'trendy' again and although I do sometimes find it hard to match, I'd always say creams or greys work best to 'tone it down' a little. In my opinion, I'd avoid anything camel or warm toned as it can be a bit too warm, although colour-blocking with mustard and burgundy for example can look amazing too. I'm definitely going to give colour-blocking a go this Spring/Summer!

zara mustard skirt and river island white lace top outfit

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Lusting Over Leopard

Leopard always has and probably always will be one of my all-time favourite pattern. I'd definitely never dress head to toe in the print, but adding a hint of leopard to my outfit is something I've been loving recently. I spied the two leopard tops at Topshop and since I'm trying to add more bold prints to my wardrobe this year, these were the perfect additions. Bold printed tops make amazing layering pieces when paired with a leather jacket on top, or with a denim skirt.. but I'd definitely say keep the rest of your outfit plain when the main piece of your outfit (top, dress or jacket) is (a) heavily printed or (b) has strong colours in the print. Neutrals (even if they're patterned) tend to work well with bold prints, just as long as the two don't clash. I recently paired a navy/cream stripe top with my leopard scarf and I loved the look, but I definitely think the neutral stripes are what made mixing the two patterns more wearable. Bold printed accessories are also some of my favourites right now - I love adding a leopard scarf to a very simple outfit to add a statement look.
I'll link all outfit details below along with a few other favourites...

denim skirt leopard topshop outfit

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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

How To Wear 'Double Denim'

If you've been reading my blog or following my Instagram for some time, you'll know that I'm not usually the type to stick with one solid colour in my outfits. I really like to mix prints with plain pieces, statement jewellery with button up shirts and neutral shades with a pop of  colour in my lipstick or accessories. If anything, I definitely don't usually dress totally in the one colour. Recently, though, you will have seen in my Shades of Grey post that I've been trying out the 'all one colour' outfits and I actually received some really nice feedback.

I definitely would have never thought I'd be doing the double denim look as I cringe so much looking back at that famous photo of JT and Britney.. that's definitely not the look I was going for. (LOL)
Although it's a style that a lot of people would tend to stay away from, I think double denim is definitely wearable when you play around with different materials and shades as opposed to sticking with the exact same colour, top and bottom.. switch it up for sure! I paired my favourite pair of Topshop Ripped Joni Jeans in quite a dark denim that I purchased a year or two ago, with a very old lightweight cotton button up shirt (I'm pretty sure this was bought in France one year), rolled up the sleeves and tucked it in to my high waisted skinnies to make it look a bit more modern and 'chic'. 

For a more wearable look, I couldn't resist adding a bright pink lip shade (MAC 'Cherry' lip liner) to 'brighten up' the outfit along with a long necklace with an oval turquoise stone for an added bit of colour, yet still keeping things neutral with a pair of fringed beige booties - very similar pair on Missguided on sale for £14! I've linked these products and similar pieces below to re-create this look. 

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Shades of Grey: 2 Outfits

Being a person whose moods are most definitely determined by the weather, I literally feel so much more content on the days I can look out my bedroom window and still see daylight after 5pm.. although recently, Ireland seems to be stuck at grey, cold and rainy.. hence the grey outfit to coincide with the weather. All I can say is thank god February is almost over as I'm super excited for the spring/summer months this year and all they've got to bring, not to mention the SS16 styles that I'll be seeing at Belfast Fashion Week in March! 


topshop grey outfit white boots

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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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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Topshop Khaki Midi Dress

2015 has definitely been the year that khaki green has become massive in fashion. While it mightn't be a shade for everyone, I've been absolutely loving it, not to mention buying way too many pieces in this colour! I found this khaki green midi dress in the Topshop January sales for £22, and while it is knee-length which a lot of people may find to be an awkward length, I love the look when paired with a skinny belt and knee high boots. 

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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

ZARA Trench Coat


A trench coat is an absolute essential in any girls wardrobe. They were so on-trend over AW 2015, but if you're living in the UK, you'll definitely be able to wear one pretty much all year round! I found this beauty in ZARA in May of last year although I was initially put off buying it as a vision of Inspector Gadget came into my head as soon as I tried it on LOL.. anybody remember that TV show? 


Not only that, but for £79.99, I wanted to be absolutely sure I'd wear it. Tried it, bought it, loved it.. still love it. This coat has saved me a lot of late-to-class mornings as your outfit underneath can be as basic as jeans and t-shirt. Throw a trench coat on top and you look a lot more put together than you otherwise would have! The material of this coat is quick thick, therefore ideal for the single digit temperatures. ZARA just sold out of this coat a few days ago, but for reference, I'm a size 8 in most stores and I picked up a size small in this coat.. it fits perfectly! I'm sure ZARA will bring out many more this year.. I can't wait to see!

Let me know if you've found any trench coats that you're loving this year!

Ciara Rose xox

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

OOTD & Amazing Primark Boots

I will always be an advocate for the 'never get rid of your clothes.. they will come back into style' saying. I had bought these black wet-look/leather-look jeans from Oasis, probably in 2012 when the likes of leather skinnies and leggings were massive and everybody was wearing them! They had only been worn on one occasion and managed to become lost at the bottom of my ridiculous jeans collection. But over Christmas, they had been re-discovered and I've been loving pairing them with belts and boots. 

winter outfit river island kimono primark boots

I'm usually the type to avoid Primark at all costs. I normally don't have the patience for the queues or when most of the clothes are lying on the floor, but when I found these stunning burgundy boots for £30, the mile-long queue didn't seem so much of an issue anymore. They seem to be the exact boots that had always been missing from my shoe collection and I've gotten so many compliments and questions about them since.. they just look and feel so much more high-end and expensive. I paired these with a New Look strappy vest in a similar burgundy shade, River Island kimono, Topshop statement necklace (as always) and a thick brown belt to add a little extra detail. 

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Let me know what you think of this outfit in the comments below! Have you found any amazing bargains in the January sales recently!?

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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Style: A Step Into Spring

By the middle of January, the icy weather is definitely a bit played out. I used to be a person who loved winter and all that came with it, but this year I can't wait for the better weather and brighter days - any bloggers will understand the frustration of having at most a two hour  mid-day slot to take product/outfit photos due to the lack of sunlight.. there's no doubt that I'm ready to wave goodbye to winter. 

Over the past week or two, the high street stores have been bringing in new spring pieces and I'm over the moon to finally see the lighter colours come, and the chunky knits go! It's like I've been anticipating the spring all throughout November/December, so once Christmas had passed I felt that it was finally acceptable to wear my pastel pink MK bag that hadn't seen much light over the past few months. 

Of course I was absolutely freezing and had to add a white coat in the end.. which isn't the best option when you're going for a steak and red wine sauce, but at least it was an escape from the dark hues. My kimono is from last year's H&M spring line, pink cami is Topshop (available in light pastel pink), jeans are Topshop Joni's and my boots are quite a few years old, but from New Look!

spring outfit topshop michael kors

Have a look on my Instagram for more spring style <3

Thank you for reading and I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments! What colours/trends do you love to see in spring!?

Ciara Rose xox

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