The Girls Are Back In Town

28 Aug

Very proud of myself for finally doing a proper outfit round up post – it’s been a while! It’s been another crazy week. I’m finishing up my current job in a week’s time and there is so much stuff to wrap up and organise. I didn’t realise I’d have this much to do! But back to the start of this week. One of my lovely friends Sarah was home from New York so we all decided to have a girls night out. I was saving this crop top for another occasion, but it was the only thing I felt like I wanted to wear that night. I paired it with my favourite leather mini skirt and heels for a simple look. It was a very messy night out! We’re still trying to piece it altogether a week later. Judging by the photos we had a great time though!

IMG_5226.JPGCropTop: Missguided

Leather Skirt: Asos

Heels: Zara

Necklace: Topshop

Also, how cute are my friends?! I’m telling you, it’s hard work being friends with such a bunch of hotties!


My youngest sister began secondary school on Monday. She is going to the same school that I went to, which has a royal blue uniform. So I decided to wear royal blue in solidarity! I hope she enjoys these next 6 years. They’ll be difficult at times, but I know she can rise to the challenge! IMG_5282.JPGTop: Zara

Jeans: Topshop

Boots: Topshop

There is nothing I love more than wearing a big cosy sweater on a horrible, rainy day. This sweater is from Zara and I can already tell that I am going to wear it all winter. It’s a gorgeous, chunky knit and so comfortable to wear. My only criticism is that this sweater only comes in Small or Medium. The sleeves are supposed to be cropped, but I like longer sleeves, so because of that I got the Medium. But I would have got a large had they had it! Nothing nicer than a big, baggy sweater in my opinion!

IMG_5362.JPGSweater: Zara

Jeans: Topshop

Boots: Topshop

Black Long Sleeve Top: Forever21

Ok, when you get a day of sunshine wedged in between two gross days, it’s important to take advantage! I took out my white Birks to give them one last spin for the Irish summer. The shirt actually used to be my mom’s until I borrowed it and essentially never gave it back. I can’t even tell you how many of my friends have worn this shirt. It’s definitely a favourite. I sometimes wear it as a dress with a black tube skirt underneath. Such a versatile piece!IMG_5380.JPG

 Shirt: Zara

Jeans: Topshop


Friday was not lovely. I actually had to turn my light on in my room to take this photo. That’s one of my least favourite parts of winter, when you get up in the dark and have to put the light on to get dressed and have breakfast. It’s lovely and cosy in the evenings, but if you’re not a morning person like me, it definitely makes life a little harder! Another one of my lovely friends Becky was home for the weekend, so Friday evening we went over to her house and completely pigged out. No exaggeration! There was fajitas, wine, crisps, strawberries with melted chocolate, blueberries, cupcakes, profiteroles, more crisps and more wine. I woke up very full yesterday!


 Top: Zara

Jeans: Topshop

Boots: Topshop

Necklace: River Island

That’s all I have for you guys this week! I’m on a roll now so keep an eye out for the next outfit update next week!

Have a great weekend!


Barcelona, 2014

27 Aug

Oh god I have been so M.I.A from this for a while! Sorry about that! I was in Barcelona with my family and things have been manic since I returned. We’re back on track now though. I thought I’d show you some pictures from my lovely holiday in Barcelona. It really is such a gorgeous city. I’ve never been before so I was really excited to explore the city, eat some tapas and drink plenty of Mojitos!


Barcelona has so much amazing architecture. We went on a cable car and it was incredible to look out over the city and see the Sagrada Familia, the ocean, the mountains surrounding the city. It’s the most surreal way to see the city in all its glory!




The weather was amazing too, really sunny and warm most days. There was the occasional cloudy afternoon but apart from myself and one of my sisters, my family don’t like spending too much time in the sun so it was perfect for them!




There is the most gorgeous food market in Barcelona. Literally any fruit you can think of, it was there! There was incredible macadamia nuts, wines, cheese, it was paradise! I easily could have spent hours there.




I loved how one minute you would be in a super narrow street, flags hanging from balconies, wondering where on earth you were, and then the next minute you could be by the sea, surrounded by palm trees. The mix of city life and beach life is amazing. It really reminds me of Chicago where the city is right by the sea. The best of both worlds!


We went to the Olympic swimming pool one afternoon. It sits up in the hills, overlooking the entire city. It was such an incredible view while sunbathing. The only thing is there are no deck chairs so you had to lie your towel on the concrete floor. Not very fun after a while, my back was pretty sore the next day!




One of the nights we went out for dinner opposite this stunning cathedral. After dinner we walked out into the square and there was a stage set up with music being played from the 50s through to the 80s! It was such a brilliant night, I was exhausted after all the dancing! Such an incredible backdrop too!


We were lucky to be in Barcelona the same time as the Gracia Festival. This take place in Gracia, a neighbourhood in Barcelona where all the streets would be decorated in a different theme. It was crazy! There was people everywhere and the most bizarre and incredible decorations. My photos don’t do it justice at all. We stumbled upon another concert in a square with amazing acoustic music. If you’re ever planning a trip to Barcelona, plan it to coincide with Gracia festival if you can. It’s definitely worth a visit!




On of my favourite parts of Barcelona, apart from Zara (!) was all the ice cream. I have never had so much sorbet and ice cream in my life! But they were too good to turn down!



So there you have it, my Barcelona trip! It was so lovely to go on a trip with my family. We had such a lovely time in a beautiful city. I would definitely recommend a trip to Barcelona. There is so much to do see, eat, drink and a Zara on every corner, what’s not to love!


I promise there will be a new blog post soon with my outfits from the past few days. Quite a lot of catching up to do but we’ll get there eventually! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week!




Birk Obsessed

10 Aug

It was definitely a week where the effects of the Galway Races and the bank holiday weekend caught up with me. I had to drag myself out of bed pretty much every day. This is why there are only 3 outfits for you guys this week. Didn’t realise until I saw the three outfits together, how much I’ve been wearing my black Birks. They’re so handy to just throw on! Although I need to stop wearing them to bars, they’re getting destroyed.

On Sunday night I went out for food with two of the girls. This started out as a nice chill dinner, a few cocktails, and escalated to me getting home at 6 am. It was such a fun night though! I kept my look simple with a black linen blazer, jeans and a cream cami. I wore my Birks and threw on this pretty scarf to add a little colour to the look. Lately I’ve been taking a really laid back approach to doing my hair. I literally dry it and leave it when I’m out of the shower. I’m just too lazy to be messing around with curlers and straighteners some days!IMG_4658.JPG

Linen blazer: Topshop

Cami: Topshop

Jeans: J Brand


Scarf: Not sure, it’s my mom’s!

Necklace: Marc Jacobs

Watch: Asos

I’m lucky that where I work at the moment has a really casual vibe. I can pretty much wear whatever I want and no one minds. On Wednesday, I went for quite a relaxed vibe. Ripped jeans, plaid shirt, simple cotton tee. So easy to throw on and go. My favourite type of outfit!.


Shirt: Topshop

Jeans: Topshop

Tee: COS


Bag: Urban Outfitters

Thursday was so nice out and I didn’t want to wear jeans. I bought this dress ages ago, but I’ve never worn it. Its super soft jersey material and I love the colour. I decided to do something different with my hair so I went with a messy braid. I never really wear my hair up as I don’t think it suits me, so a braid is as far as I am willing to go!IMG_4754.JPG

Dress: Topshop


Watch: Asos

That’s all from this weeks round up. I’m off to pack for my next trip! Follow me on Instagram for updates!



Galway Races, 2014

7 Aug

Up until last weekend, I had never been to the Galway Races. I missed out on them last year, so this year I was determined to go. It may have rained a little… Ok a lot on Thursday. And the dress I ordered may not have arrived on time, but I still had an brilliant weekend with an amazing bunch of girls. Thanks to Jenny and Laura, I actually have some photos of my outfits – I know it’s a miracle! You can check out their other pictures on Instagram – Jenny & Laura.

Night one was the Thursday night. I wore this black dress from Asos. I’ve had it for a year or two now and it’s one of those dresses that I feel really comfortable in. I paired it with my black and gold Zara shoes and had my hair done that day by the lovely Brian in Peter Marks on Grafton Street. Pity it rained all night and ruined it…. Oh well!IMG_4646.JPG


Friday afternoon we headed to the races. As the dress I ordered didn’t arrive, I wore my back up dress instead. This wine dress is from Sandro and is actually perfect for the races. I wore gold strappy sandals, again from Zara and a fascinator. It’s gold here but was actually originally grey. My mom did a little DIY job on it to match my shoes! IMG_4739.JPGIMG_4727.JPG

Friday night rolled around and I decided to change my dress for that night. I wasn’t the only one so it wasn’t a total diva move! This dress is another one that I’ve had for ages. It’s this amazing cobalt blue colour which I think works well with my colouring. You can’t see the full look here, but I wore it to a wedding back in November too. I decided to keep jewellery to a minimum because of the bright colour of the dress.IMG_4737.JPG




To say that our feet were burning the next day is a serious understatement! Two days and nights in heels, dancing, walking and rushing around the place is a little much on the feet. I have never been so happy to wear my Birkenstocks the next day, and I wasn’t the only one!IMG_4638.JPG

I had such an amazing weekend. I am definitely going again next year, and this time I’m ordering my dress well in advance! I think I will also try to get a more dramatic fascinator for next year too. The one I wore was lovely and worked really well with my outfit, but I think I would like to wear something that makes a bit of a statement.



Excuse the various filters and quality of photos (mine are the awful blurry ones), I really should invest in a good camera, and of course, get better at actually taking photos! I hope you all had a lovely weekend!




Relax & Detox

26 Jul

How typical is it that the sun has been shining all week, blue skies, hot summer days, and now that it’s the weekend and I’m finally free, it’s raining. What’s up with that? I had a full day of sunbathing and reading planned. Stupid weather. I only have three outfits for you guys this week as I am an awful morning person and didn’t get out of bed in time to take photos before work. I think I need to invest in a less comfortable bed because getting out of my one is too difficult.

Monday I stupidly did not take off work to recover from the Longitude aftermath. So I did what I could and put on runners, loose clothing and filled my bag with treats to get me through the day. I’m pretty sure I went to bed at 9pm that night. I’m definitely losing my touch.


Jeans: Topshop

Denim Jacket: Pennys

Top: Zara

Runners: Nike

Bag: Philip Lim for Target

I finally got around to wearing one of the tops I was given for my birthday. I love this white spotted top, it’s so easy to wear. As we all know, I’m obsessed with an all white outfit. It was so nice to wear even though it got a little too hot to be wearing jeans later on in the day.



Jeans: Topshop

Spotted top: Topshop

White cami: Forever21


I bought this playsuit to wear to Longitude but wasn’t in the mood to wear it in the end. Do you guys ever feel like that? You know you love the piece of clothing but you just don’t want to wear it? I was so glad I wore it yesterday. It was a muggy, sticky day and a lovely loose playsuit was exactly what I needed. 20140726-154210-56530183.jpg

Playsuit: Penny’s

Belt: Sandro

Sandals: Aldo

When I feel rundown, I turn to juices to give me a pick me up. On Monday I got the most amazing juice from this health food shop where I work – Chia, lemon and raw honey. It was delicious. On Thursday, I got this amazing juice from Green Beards in Ranelagh. It really hit the spot and completely filled me up. I definitely would recommend checking them out if you’re in the area. Plus I love their name!20140726-154210-56530697.jpgI hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!



Longitude 2014

22 Jul

I’m still in recovery mode after a brilliant weekend at Longitude. It was definitely worth the exhaustion I’m feeling now! Sorry it’s taken me so long to do this post!

It’s difficult to say what the best act was; Sam Smith, Rudimental, Disclosure, Cyril Hahn, Hozier, James Vincent McMorrow, Ben Howard, George Ezra, Banks, they were all amazing. The only people I’m so disappointed that I didn’t see was Haim. You might know that I have a huge girl crush on Haim. I caught the very end of their act and was so annoyed with myself that I missed it. Next time they’re in Dublin I’m definitely going!

Day One: Various weather forecasts told me there would be rain, thunderstorms, potential flooding… There wasn’t. Black jeans were not fun in the heat! At least I wasn’t the only one that got stuck in the jeans trap. George Ezra and Ben Howard were brilliant! I spent most of my time in the Heineken tent though, their photo booth was so much fun!

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Day Two: I was prepared for the sun today! I wore these boots/wellies from Penny’s. They’re great because they don’t really look like wellies so I was delighted to find them. I wore My Topshop Brooke shorts with a white off the shoulder top from H&M and a silver body chain I bought on Asos a while ago. So much more comfortable in the heat! I saw Disclosure, Sam Smith, Cyril Hahn and Hozier as well as parts of a few other acts. Such a brilliant day!


Day Three: I kept to the same idea on Sunday – shorts and a crop top but added a kimono this time. The kimono is River Island, The crop top is Urban Outfitters, the leather shorts are Topshop and the boots are River Island. The main act I wanted to see on Sunday was Rudimental. I didn’t care what happened as long as I saw them. I have been obsessed with the song feel the love for over three years, I swear it kept me sane when I was doing my thesis. They did not disappoint! Such an incredible atmosphere – so glad I saw them finally!20140722-112227-40947128.jpg20140722-112227-40947637.jpg20140722-112228-40948302.jpg

So there you have it, my Longitude diary. I had an amazing weekend and caught up with lots of friends that I haven’t seen in ages. The sun shining all weekend was an amazing added bonus.


I’d love to hear about any festivals you guys have gone to this summer or see your festival outfits – I’m always looking for inspiration!



Easy Like Sunday Morning

19 Jul

Ok so today’s post is a mini outfit round up. I am at a festival called Longitude this weekend so I will hopefully round up those outfits in one post later next week. Although I don’t have the best track record of photographing my outfits at events or holidays…. I promise to try though!

Sunday was super chilled out and exactly what I needed after the Arctic Monkey’s the night before. We had a load of family over for a big, yummy brunch. I met my cousin’s new born son for the first time too. Oh my goodness, baby Aidan is the cutest little dude I have ever seen! He’s 10 weeks now and full of personality! I wished they didn’t live in London so I could see him more!

Anyway, due to me being a little hungover, a lot tired and in serious need of some food, I wore a loose comfortable outfit. The loose patterned pants are my sisters. It makes no sense for me to keep stealing her trousers because she is so much taller than me! But I was comfortable, that’s all I cared about. I paired it with a long sleeved black top and a long gold chain which was quickly tossed to the side when I realised it might be poking Aidan during cuddles.20140716-131610-47770377.jpg

Patterned Pants: Topshop

Black Top: Zara

Gold Necklace: Forever21

Back to work on Monday and I decided to throw on my new Birkenstocks. They are so comfortable. I definitely want to get the black pair too. I can see the white pair being difficult to keep clean. I wore one of my favourite double denim combos with my Birks – white and light blue denim. My big, bulky, non-working gold watch and vintage bracelet finished off the look.20140716-131611-47771348.jpg

Blue Denim Shirt: Penny’s

White Jeans: Topshop

White Birkenstocks

Gold Watch: Asos

Yesterday I wore the Birks again but the sun was out so I decided to wear a skirt in the hope that my legs would see some sun. I don’t know how I thought that would happen working in an office…. but there’s always lunch time! I left a little like Cher from Clueless in this outfit. I’m not quite sure why, but it’s definitely a vibe I am more than happy to channel.


Black Cardigan: H&M

White Cami: Forever21

Black Leather Skirt: Zara

White Birkenstocks

Gold Necklace: Monsoon

Fingers crossed that I actually take some photos of my looks this weekend for you guys to see! Enjoy your weekend!



Arctic Monkeys

17 Jul

Last Saturday I went to the Arctic Monkeys with some of my best friends. It was a very last minute decision. One of our friends was home from Toronto for one night only and had a ticket for the Arctic Monkeys. Cue mad scramble to find three more tickets so that we could all go as a group! We got it all sorted the day before and I’m so glad I went.

We had the funniest day! From drinking on my friends roof before, singing on the bus and spilling beer literally everywhere at the concert. It was great to have most of our group of friends back together, it’s been about 2 years since we’ve all properly seen each other.




I’ll be honest, I was too busy having a good time to worry about getting a photo of my outfit! I wore black high waisted jeans from Topshop with a white and black crop top. Probably wasn’t the best choice with all the bloating effects of beer, but what can you do. I threw on my leather jacket and had my green rain coat from the Gap, just incase. My boots were actually this great pair of wellies I got in Penny’s that day, so last minute I know. I’ll get a good photo of them and show you guys soon.20140716-124847-46127148.jpg

I kept make up simple because when you’re out all day, the last thing you want is to have to touch up elaborate make up several times. A little Studio Sculpt from MAC, bronzer, mascara and a slick of liquid liner was all I bothered with on my skin and eyes. I wore MAC Lady Danger on my lips to brighten up my outfit.

The concert was incredible. I would definitely recommend to go and see them live. I hadn’t seen them in years so it was great to hear their new songs live too. Also, my crush on Alex Turner has now reached crazy proportions!

I’m headed to a festival called Longitude this weekend. Three days on music ahead of me! I promise to be better at taking photos of my festival outfits this time!



Back on Track

15 Jul

Finally getting back on track and reviewing my week in outfits. A few days later than normal but it’s been hectic! I was just back from Frankfurt and I was pretty much a zombie all last week. Quite a mix of styles this week for you guys.

On Monday, I was not feeling very colourful, although a quick look back over my outfits shows that I don’t usually feel too colourful. Anyway, I decided to brighten things up a bit with red Converse. I haven’t worn these in forever, my sister thought they were new! A simple, comfortable outfit to ease me into the week. 20140715-110815-40095383.jpg

Black Leather Jacket: Topshop

Black Blouse: Zara

Black Jeans: Topshop

Sunglasses: Topshop

Red Converse

Tuesday I looked into my wardrobe and spotted this linen blazer that I haven’t worn in forever. It’s really lightweight and I love throwing it on to dress up simple outfits. My serious lack of photography skills means you don’t really see the jacket against the sweater so well… Really should work up the courage one day to get someone to take photos of my outfits.20140715-110816-40096657.jpg

Linen Blazer: Topshop

Black Sweater: Zara

Jeans: Gap

Boots: Topshop

Necklaces: Accessorize

The sun was shining brightly on Wednesday and I made sure to take advantage of it! I wore my leather Sandro skirt that I am literally in love with. It feels incredible and the cut is just perfect. I paired the skirt with a simple white cami and tan sandals.


Skirt: Sandro

Cami: Forever 21

Sandals: Aldo

I am generally at my happiest when I am in an over sized sweater, trainers and menswear. So you can imagine that I was pretty delighted with myself wearing two out of three of those things on Thursday. Don’t really know what’s going on with my hair. It’s doing it’s own thing and I was clearly too lazy too care that morning!20140715-110819-40099882.jpg

Sweater: Vero Moda

Jeans: Topshop

Sneakers: Nike

Friday was another Converse day. These ones will never be mistaken as being new however. They were white at one stage but now they are a murky grey colour. I don’t even care as they are so worn in they fit like a glove. A casual plaid shirt and my favourite ripped jeans finished off the look.20140715-110820-40100743.jpg

Shirt: Topshop

Tee: Isabel Marant

Jeans: Topshop


We’ve been having some really amazing weather lately and it’s creating some kickass sunsets. I went for a big walk along the Dun Laoghaire Pier with my friend during the week. Even I have to admit that I got a pretty good shot of the sunset across Dublin.I”m such a sucker for sunsets!


I will catch you guys up on my busy weekend very soon I promise. I finally met my cousins new baby (cuteness overload) and had an amazing time at the Arctic Monkeys concert with my friends, but that’s for another post!



Couture Week

14 Jul

Lots of people tend to ignore Couture Week. After all, who, apart from celebrities attending red carpet events, would possibly have an occasion to wear those gowns? Well there are a couple of good reasons to keep an eye on Couture Week and the main one is because trends do originate from there. We saw sneakers in the last Couture Week and now sneakers are incredibly popular in ready-to-wear. I guarantee there will be trends from this Couture Week that we will soon be wearing.

With that in mind, I’m going to show you guys some of my favourite looks from Couture Week as well as the trends that I think will continue to ready-to-wear. Designers include Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Maison Martin Margiela, Elie Saab, Giorgio Armani Prive, Giambattista Valli and Versace.

Sheer – Sheer isn’t going anywhere, sheer skirts in particular. Bad news for the ladies that want to hibernate their legs this autumn winter. Be a little playful with the sheer skirt, keep it lady like with the longer pencil length, but mix prints for something a little more youthful.

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Full Skirt – the full skirt came out in dresses, skirts and even coats. It’s a very flattering style on most shapes and sizes. Try a skirt with pleats for a look with a little less volume. Tone down the style with a casual tee or cami.

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Spots and Stripes- I loved the different spots and stripes in Couture Week. In particular the fourth outfit below with the different sized polka dots. Such a pretty, playful look. Petite ladies, stick to vertical stripes to add length to your body.

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White – the all white outfit is a favourite of mine. It’s fresh and can look incredibly elegant. Add touches of grey, silver or gold to break up the look, like Chanel did. Or you could add a strong colour like a bright blue shoe or bag.


The Full Length Coat – Ok so full length coats were really only featured in Dior, but they are so flawless I really couldn’t leave them out. Effortless, chic, and so versatile, the full length coat is going to be a staple this coming season. Hunt down a suitable style for your shape and wear it to death.


Red – Red is a flattering colour on most skin tones. If red seems too much for your wardrobe, I can relate. I stick to a palette of black, white and grey mainly. Instead, try starting with a red lipstick or sweater and work your way to a hot red dress!


Graphic Monochrome – Graphic, structured, monochrome – these outfits are very ‘me’. I love how modern each look is, and many of them are easy to recreate. Although I don’t know if I’ll be recreating the boiler suit any time soon.


For the Red Carpet – Ok so maybe these dresses won’t be making their way into the ready-to-wear trends soon, but we can look forward to seeing some of them on the red carpet. You can guarantee that there will be many stunning Elie Saab dresses gracing the red carpet very soon.

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Ruffles – Similar to the red carpet dresses, these looks are not your average every day look. I hope to see one or two stars attempt these incredible looks on the red carpet. They have such impact and really stand out from the crowd.



Couture week is over for another season. I think it was a very strong collection of looks. There is huge potential to see many of these looks in ready-to-wear in the coming months.

I will get around to posting my outfit round up for last week soon. It was a crazy busy weekend, so I’m a little behind but I’ll catch up soon!



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