You know one of those items of clothing that, as soon as you see it, you just know that you HAVE to have it? This skirt was one of them.
When Folkster opening in Dublin I was doing a bit of research online about them as, although I had known about their Kilkenny store (and their outrageous kilo sales in Dublin) I had never made it to either. Somewhere along my search I saw a photo of this skirt & fell instantly in love. I was heartbroken to find out that it was no longer in stock but contacted them & asked to be kept informed of any potential new arrivals of this perfect specimen… a few e-mails from a very friendly Folkster staff later and voila, it was back in stock & my size was sitting waiting for me.
Although it is such a statement piece I can see myself getting so much wear out of it, it can easily be dressed up or down & I would have no hesitations wearing it to anything from the races to just a shopping trip into town. After all, one should allllllways be fabulous.
On this particular outing it was worn to Longitude festival in Dublin, I teamed it with a very worn tee Iv had for years, my trusty Zara backpack & some simple jewelry from Urban outfitters & Depop.
It goes without saying that, as soon as I saw the print on this vintage shirt I just KNEW that it had to be added to my collection, after all, who doesn’t need a card themed item in their wardrobe?
When I bought the clutch in a Spanish Zara store I was pretty much unaware of how quickly it had sold out in other parts of Europe or, that they were going for 4 times the price on depop & Ebay…. its such a simple piece but the subtle print just gives it that edge that makes it so desirable.
Jacket, Zara. Shorts, thrifted. Birkenstocks, Ebay. Sunglasses, Bangkok market.
An oversized shirt & jeans is where I’m at on my ‘thrown together’ days at the moment. My shirt collection has spiraled out of control but, to poorly quote a certain Ms. Cyrus… I can’t stop and I wont stop.
They are so wearable and versatile, the madder the print the better for me but, on the same note, my search for ‘the perfect white shirt’ has found several close calls but I will continue to purchase none the less; whites don’t stay white for long so you need to constantly replenish them… thats my excuse and I am sticking with it.
This particular spotted & striped little number is from one of Dublin’s finest vintage emporiums, 9 Crow street, they have a beautiful selection in their Ormond quay store and I am yet to venture out of there empty-handed.
Lastly, If any of ya’ll are considering a pair of Birkenstocks but haven’t bitten the bullet yet make sure to buy from Ebay… I bought from a reputable Birkenstock retailer costing half of what they are in the shops in Dublin because the seller is based in Germany where these beautiful/ugly footwear is made
Leather look jeans, Zara. Birkenstocks & hamsa hand necklace, Ebay. Moon & planet charms, depop. Leaf neclace, ASOS. Backpack, hand-me-down from my mom. Sunglasses, vintage.
I have been lusting over a banjara clutch for quite some time now… I knew what I wanted but didn’t know how to go about getting it. Every ‘tribal clutch’ I searched was either too small or just not as wildly printed as I would have liked.
After what felt like a liiiiifetime of searching I found an Indian company that sells them through Ebay. They were pricey enough (well, in comparison to what Im used to paying!) but I knew it would be a beautiful statement piece that would be smiling out at me from my other comparatively simple handbags every time I opened my wardrobe.
Khaki trousers, Zara. Calvin Klein shirt & lace cami thrifted. Birkenstocks, Ebay. Watch, vintage Casio. Raybans, Depop.
I have found myself totally gone off dresses & skirts in the last few months, so, instead of donning a summer dress come a bright shiny day, I now don a maaaaaaasive shirt instead Iv also recently delved into the world of asymmetrical hems (/dropped hems/ dolphin hems?) & cannot see myself returning any time soon; the ‘modest’ back allows you to wear any shorts you want without the risk of an escaping bum cheek ruining your look… perfect
On this particular day when I couldn’t see anything worth going to in the city but I didn’t want to stay in the house, I wandered into the Pav in Trinity college, had a drink in the sun & then hit the science gallery for their amazing ‘fat’ event that is currently happening. Sometimes the nicest days are those unplanned.
Shirt & shorts, thrifted. Satchel, Dublin flea market. Woven sandals, New look. Raybans, depop. Bracelets, collected travelling.
1) Enjoying the sunshine at forbidden fruit festival. 2) Rocking the latest to my handbag collection; the Banjara clutch. 3) Rocking some of my Spanish purchases; the minimalist white Vas shoes. 4) Going disco chic for the big gay sing.
1) Sporting one of my summer themed shirts to brighten up my day in work. 2) Finding random wall quotes in Galway 3) Friday cocktails to set the weekend off to a good start 4) Celebrating pride with friends.
1) Off to body & soul festival. 2) Delighted after my first visit to folkster in Dublin. 3) Just one of many amazing dishes my friend served up at his BBQ. 4) Festival fun with friends.
Another round up of a jam-packed month… festivals, shopping, barbeques, events & time spent with friends. I love June as there is so much going on but the summer still seemed endless and full of potential. I thought the festivals I attended this month would scratch that itch but they were so amazing that have left me craving more
Hope all you guys had a great month, thanks for the continuing support across all social media.xx
I had an amazing time at Body and soul festival last weekend… great music, great food, great company and great weather… what more could a girl want?
We camped at the festival which can often make pulling a decent outfit together quite challenging; getting dressed lying down in a roasting hot tent is never that much fun but, I find that once I pre-plan my outfits I can just throw them on & then enjoy what the day has to offer.
Look 1: Shorts, River island. Blouse & belt, thrifted. Hat, Primark. Silver necklaces & boots, Ebay. Stone necklace, homemade with stones from Spanish market. Sunglasses, Bangkok market.
Look 2: Skirt, ASOS (DIY ripped). Top & belt, Thrifted. Hat, Folkster. Boots, Depop. Necklace, Mango.
Look 3: American apparel halterneck body and Rat & Boa kimono, Depop. Shorts, thrifted. (belt, sunglasses and boots, as before). Necklace (worn as headband), Bangkok market. Rings & bracelets collected from around the world.