Another fashion week over with, another group of fabulous individuals to lust after… hows about them coats? Clean lines & masculine touches seemed to be the order of the week, these people worked it leaving me with some serious outerwear envy.
I had a night out last weekend where I went to the dog races with my bf’s family then on to a gig in town.. these split nights can be hard to dress for when you have to be kinda conservative but then don’t want to look too sensible for the night out afterwards sooooooo, this is what I came up with.
Zara has been killing it lately & this is where I got these leather look trousers & silk blouse. Buying the blouse in a large size gave it that oversized look I was after. The massive heals came from the ASOS shoe sale, reduced from 110 EUR to 47… I was nervous about wearing them as I’m not so much a heels girl but they wear like more of a platform & they carried me all night, into the next day with no major injury
Handbag & necklace, primark. Belt, thrifted. Watch, Michael Kors.
London fashion week did not let us down in the street style stakes. LIke I said with NYFW, I am generally more intrigued by street style than whats on the catwalk for fashion week… seeing how the attendants wear their looks and style themselves is so interesting and inspiring to me. Here are a few looks that I lingered on while sifting through the hundreds that I came across…. perfect.
1)Beautiful sunlight creeping through my window letting me know its spring time 2)Eating out again… Oxmantown in Smithfield 3) Back in the vintage cocktail club sipping on delicious cocktails 4) Hair and make up for a Hunt and Gather event
1) Getting treated to a delicious dinner in my friend’s new home 2) Long day of travelling to the Aran islands 3) Eating my way around Cork 4) Trying out some of lovindublin’s best sandwich suggestions
1) At a moderat gig in Vicar street 2) About to hop the train to Cork 3) Lunch in the boulevard cafe 4) Getting blown away & sun blinded on Inis Meain
Well, I dont know about you guys but February has absolutely flown for me! Maybe its the fact that there was two days less? Doubt it. Another month of faces, food & fashion on insta… thats what its all about, isn’t it? Heres to less rain and more of that beautiful sunshine in the next few months to come
This is the second look from my visit to my parents in rural Ireland. I am so lucky to have such a peaceful & isolated place to visit, this is what some people assume Ireland to look like anyway but, in reality, there are few places in the country that still present this image. I usually spend my days there reading, eating & walking… no real excuse to dress up & perhaps not the most interesting but oh, so delightful
Tartan scarf & FCUK mac jacket (my boyfriends), thrifted. Ankle boots, ASOS. Jeans, Dr.Denim. Sheer top, Bangkok market. Burgundy scarf, Aran wool.
I took a few days last week to visit my parents on the Aran islands just off the coast of Galway.. it is one of the most tranquil places on earth & I always feel so refreshed after spending time there. Long walks and lots of my mom’s beautiful food… what more could you need?
With two coats seeming better than one in this sort of weather, I tried a toned down version of double denim.. not the usual extreme overall look you’d get from jeans & a denim jacket but thats why I liked it.
If any of you ever get the chance you should visit the Aran Islands… you will feel more rejuvenated than when stepping out of any spa in the city, well worth the trek
Platform boots, thrifted. Jeans, vintage Calvin Klein. Necklaces, Ebay. Fur, London market.
In stark contrast to my recent obsession with spray on Dr.Denim skinny jeans comes my X(XX)L men’s golf pants that I thrifted in London & am in.love.with. Now, they are not everyone’s favorite sartorial piece (ahem, my boyfriend) and they do have the impressive ability to make even my 5 9′ stature look somewhat dumpy but, nonetheless, it was unconditional love at first sight & I feel unbelievably comfortably every time I don these clown trousers.
One thing I was struggling with for a while was how to style them. In situations where you feel like only a plain tee will do, the only way to get beyond that is to go big & bold by totally clashing (well, in my humble opinion!) so that, my friends, is how this ensemble came about.
The shirt was a recent Cos purchase, white shirts are a wardrobe staple that I definitely have enough of but being so bloody versatile is the excuse I thought up at the counter when I found myself making this purchase… I know I will get my wear out of it and, really, anything Cos puts out is a piece well worth investing in as far as I’m concerned.
Basler jacket, thrifted. Vans, Ebay. Hat, primark.
So, it’s that time of year again, New York fashion week 2014… as if my instagram news feed could let me forget! I have to say, during fashion week I am instinctively drawn to looking up street style from outside the venues rather than coveting what is going on inside… The way the audiences style their looks is way more inspirational to me, especially in what looked like one of the coldest fashion weeks of all time.
Here are a few of my favorite street styles from 2014, this lot show us how to layer in a luscious way & prove that snow, is just another accessory.
Photos c/o highsnobiety.com & vogue.com
I Had a beautiful few days visiting friends in another part of Ireland. I usually just go down to go out with them but this time I didn’t just run down then run home again, I spent some time sampling what the city had to offer & was very impressed. Gorgeous cafes & restaurants were encountered leaving me wanting more… I’m already planning my next trip
Shoes, ASOS. Crop, DIY(thrifted). Jeans, Dr.Denim. River island bomber, Dublin flea market. Hoodie & necklace, Ebay.
I stumbled upon this 90′s backpack the other day & it sparked a sartorial trip down memory lane. I used to be really into handbags but find myself just using the same few over & over these past few months which is a shame considering the collection I spent time creating but, for now, they will just have to wait.
I wore this out for lunch with a friend, just a simple casual look, these stonewashed black are the second pair of Dr.Denim high waisted jeans I have purchased & they are one of those items that once bought, you wonder how you ever lived without them. I am unashamedly living in them at the moment, convincing myself that they go with evvvverything (when, in reality, I am really just choosing outfits based around them as I don’t want to take them off!)… standard girl problems.
Vans & Carhartt hat, Ebay. Crop, DIY, Primark. Check shirt, thrifted. Backpack, hand-me-down from my mom. Watch, Michael Kors