A substantial hangover plus unpredictable wind does not equal to most coherent photo shoot, but, once I’ve gotten it into my head that I want to take some photos, it simply has to be done.
This look is what I wore to the Dublin flea market last week with friends, we followed it up with a trip to the soul picnic in Merrion square to make the perfect relaxing Sunday.
Birkenstocks, Ebay. Pleather skirt, H&M. Denim shirt, 9 Crow street. Leopard tee, Zara. Bag, Primark. Watch, Michael Kors
I rarely leave for a night out in enough time to catch some daylight but, on this occasion I started my evening with dinner before I hit the tiles with my friends. Seeming as there were still some rays shining, it only made sense to get a little shoot in
It can be hard to dress for a night out dancing when it starts with an evening meal; you don’t want to be overdressed for one or underdressed for the other. Black is always a good basis for any outfit but especially for an occasion to bring you from day to-night, throw on a flowing kimono & some delicate accessories and voila… you’re ready for anything.
Jeans, Zara. Kimono & cami, thrifted. Watch, Michael Kors. Boots, Depop. Body chain, Ebay. Belt, given to me by my mom. Earrings, Topshop.
So, off I went to the Galway races last week with a few days and a great day was had. We decided to head down for ’ladies day’ where there seems to be an extra effort put into dressing up & there are prizes for the best dressed women.
I didn’t intentionally go against the unsaid ’frock and hat’ dress code but, not being a big dress wearer and having found my dress search extremely unfruitful I decided to go with something I liked rather than something that would meet expectations. When I saw this cape on Nasty Gal I just knew that this was the basis for my look so I built the other pieces around it.
In the end I was happy that I went with separates that I will get plenty of wear out of even after the last race whistle blows. To top it off, my friend compared me to Karl Lagerfeld, reluctantly at first, until she realised that I was taking it as a compliment… after all, I had decided I want the day’s look to be based around clean lines going with masculine pieces and no accessories so, who better to be compared to!?
Trousers. H&M. Sunglasses, Parfois. Shoes, shirt & Bag, Primark.
1) Getting cute Fashionolgy packages in the post.. trying to increase my sterling silver collection so I no longer have to suffer green fingers. 2) Hanging out in my new fave cafe, two fifty squared in rathmines. 3) Taking part in a Guinness run in rural Ireland.. literally where you do a race trying not to spill a pint of Guinness! 4) Making the most of the weather on Silver strand beach.
1) Tucking into some Platform pizza in Bray. 2) Visiting my mom on the August bank holiday weekend. 3) Stanping the tags for the clothing I sell in my littlle Depop shop (user name: icomeundone). 4) Getting spoilt with a garden breakfast feast on a sunny day.
1) With the boy in the Iveagh gardens, Dublin. 2) Sharing the launch of huntandgather.ie a new online sharing community that I will be writing for, a brilliant site by people for people… If you want to keep up to date on the going ons in Dublin, this is the site for you. 3) Getting crafty with Birthday cards 4) Getting to enjoy lunch from The hare in the Irish museum of modern art.
I ‘d heard so much about Choies from other bloggers that I was excited to try it out & make a few purchases, the site said 15-20 working days which is bloody long enough to wait for postage…. that 20 days came and went, as did nearly 20 more before my package containing this top arrived. The quality was average & the wait was just ridiculous so despite the great selection on offer from them, I would be hard pushed to buy again.
It can be difficult to drag myself away from sandals & flip-flops in the warm weather but there is something about a more structured shoe that can give an outfit that extra edge, I bought these Dr Marten Chelsea boots from a lovely Depop seller and they have been gathering dust in my bedroom in favor of lighter footwear (heloooooooo, Birkenstocks!). It was good to branch out, even if I did end up overheated & barefoot after about an hour!
Levi shorts, 9 crow street. Bag & fedora, Primark. Shirt, London vintage store.
I have totally gone off dresses lately, my wardrobe used to house all varieties of styles & colours but I simply never choose them over other options any more so I have given most away or sold them on Depop (ahhhhhh, Depop )
Having said that, when I found this little number in a charity shop recently I was instantly drawn to the micro floral print & the detailing on the back. It is definitely more ”girlie” than my current (ever-changing) taste but I liked it for whatever reason sooooo I bought it. I think it was the thick strap back detailing that drew me in, the midi length was a bit TOO far on the ’sound of music scale’ but a quick knot to lift the length sorted that out.
Birkenstocks, Ebay. Vintage satchel, Dublin flea market. Raybans, Depop. Necklaces, Urabn outfitters & Ebay.
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.