Thursday, 23 February 2012

All suited up and nowhere to go

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Coat, Blouse - H&M
Skirt - Topshop

This skirt is really lovely. It looks red in these pictures but it's more of a rusty brown.  It's a lovely material too because it doesn't crease which is great when you're sitting in an office all day. I think it will look nice with a black blouse too/polka dot/stripes.

The blouse is from H&M and has a weird long bit on one side which you can't see. There seems to be alot of this type of thing going on in skirts and dresses these days with short at the front and long at the back. I'm not a fan but I do like the colour of the blouse. Plus, it was in the sale for €10!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sun in my eyes but I don't mind

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Coat - Penneys
Jumper - Forever 21
Shorts - Dunnes
Snood - H&M

What a gorgeous morning. Cold but so crisp and sunny. Perfect for a walk in the park with the dog. 

I'm wearing my new red shorts which I got in the sale in Dunnes.  I was in there yesterday and I have to say their range has improved quite alot since I was last in there.  I wonder do they have a new buyer because for a while there I'd only ever go in and look at their Savida range. 

Good for them being Irish and all.  I also bought a lovely pair of warm new pyjamas which I won't be putting any pictures up of.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

A golden opportunity

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blouse- Zara
skirt - Promed
necklace - H & M

You can't see this blouse very well because it was too cold to take off the cardigan for the picture.  But it's got lovely gold zips on the side of the sleeves and is a really nice material. 
Zara may be my new favourite shop.  Their clothes are really well made and go well with most things.  I could easily wear this blouse tucked out with jeans or trousers. 

Monday, 13 February 2012

things are looking up

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cardigan - Tophsop
dress - Dunnes
brogues - Ebay

I just love yellow.  Saw this cardigan in the sale in Topshop and had to have it. I've been looking for a yellow cardigan for ages but alot of the ones out there at the moment are for spring so they're quite pastel-like.  The colour is lovely but so is the texture. It's lovely and light but still keeps you really warm.

You can't see it but this dress has lovely white sleeves the same as the collar. It was longer than this when I bought it (ages ago) so I got it taken up.  The brogues are from Ebay and they are a real winner. Sometimes you take a chance with Ebay and this time it paid off. They're not too patent either and are really comfortable.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

everything's just peachy

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jumper - New Look
trousers - Zara
necklace - Gift

Zara always have the best sales. I picked these really lovely trousers up for around €13 the other day. They're a lovely soft material and a great fit and perfect for work. Plus they're black so they go with pretty much everything.

I like Zara because you can get really smart work clothes but they're still pretty quirky. I like how these trousers are a bit flared at the bottom and they also don't "knee" easily which means you can get a few wears out of them before you need to wash them.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

friends are for keeps

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cardigan - Forever 21
snood - New Look
boots - Penneys
bag - Arnotts

I have just had a fantastic weekend with two of my oldest & best friends. I feel happy and revived. These pictures were taken by one of my lovely friends and what a great photographer she is!

It was so much fun having them stay with me because we got to do lots of girlie things (getting ready together, trying on make-up and looking at our clothes to work out what goes with what). I really miss that from living with girls.  

We also did some shopping.  Well, for once they did more shopping than I did! I love going shopping with friends because I get just as much enjoyment out of them buying clothes than if I was buying the clothes (my wallet is much happier too).

Thursday, 2 February 2012


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skirt - Arnotts
cardigan - Dunnes 

Happy Spring! The days are getting longer and there are some blossoms on the trees. Can't believe we haven't had any snow yet. I'm sure it's on its way though.

Another wine item of clothing. I just love it and I think this skirt would look lovely with a navy jumper too. I found out the other day my body shape is "inverted triangle" which means my shoulders are wider than my hips so I should be wearing clothes that make my hips look bigger. Anyone got any ideas?

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

orange squash

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top - Zara
jacket - Dunnes 
boots -Office (via Ebay) 
scarf -New Look (sale)

It's getting very cold out there again so I had to get out the boots.  I got these boots on Ebay as I'd seen them in Office but I couldn't justify spending that much. 

The coat is really warm and has a gorgeous snug hood which makes me look like an eskimo so I only put it up if it's really windy and cold. What's nice about warm coats is you don't have to wear too many layers underneath so you can wear summery tops like this one without being cold.  Add a warm scarf and you're sorted.