We spent a few days In Budapest last week enjoying the city, Id never been before so it was brilliant to roam an unfamiliar place and take in all the sights and sounds (and tastes!).
It was pretty chilly over there but I wanted to ensure that I was warm enough to walk around all day so I had a task to put together looks that were both stylish and functional. These looks involve lots of hidden laying so that you can keep the cold at bay without having to cover up the whole look… I’m actually wearing 7 top layers in this look!
A hat was essential for everyday wear but I went with a less conventional H&M matador to keep my head toasty in this look. My H&M leather ankle boots were comfortable enough to walk for hours in and finally, I added a little boho element by layering with this thrifted kimono.
It was a brilliant few days, I would definitely recommend Budapest as a little city break for anyone… for someone who’s more accustomed to months of backpacking as opposed to a few days of city-roaming, I was sceptical as to whether 4 days would be enough to get a grasp of the place but I left feeling satisfied that we’d gotten a good taste of all the Budapest has to offer.
(Apologies for the grainy photo quality, it was a very hazy day but too beautiful not to do a shoot)
This is the second full look from the shoot that I did with the independent.ie. For this particular shoot I wanted to go for more of an elegant feel that my standard blog posts… I rarely get dressed up like this as I simply don’t go to that many dressy occasions but, I have an event coming up this week with a dress code so thought it was a good chance to plan a look to fit the bill.
21st season is over in my group of friends but we are all still a while away from ‘wedding season’ so opportunities to get fully dolled up are rare for me… not that I couldn’t just dress like this lounging around if I really wanted to but there’s more fun involved when planning the attire for an event!
Aside from the necklace, this entire look was acquired second-hand between thrift stores, vintage and Siopaella, proving that anyone can look fabulous, no matter what their budget.
Heres a full shoot from one of the 5 looks I did for a feature with the independent.ie, I wanted to get good variety in the 5 looks, this was the sort of look I’d wear for a night out with the girls or for a weekend dinner date. If you guys have checked the feature out I’d love to know what you think.
Soooooo, I’m very excited to tell you guys that my shoot with the independent.ie went live today!
We shot 5 different looks across 5 different location around Dublin over the last 2 weeks; I was a bit tight for time getting it done squeezing it in between My holiday, Christmas, Work and a good dose of general ‘under the weather-ness’… I guess there’s a reason why my friends say I’m always busy!
It was an amazing opportunity as the indpendent.ie is Ireland’s biggest news website so I got straight to planning & scouting location when the offer came in. An extra bonus about this feature is that I got to shoot the looks with Sean as my photographer, it was great to work on different project together and, to work with someone I’m so comfortable with. We put a lot of time into these shoots & I’m delighted with how they turned out, I hope you guys like them as much as we do!
I’ll be publishing 2 full looks from the shoot here over the next few days and, we also compiled a vlog overseeing the whole thing which will be live soon as well. To view the full feature see here; icomeundone independent.ie style diary