My reluctance to dress in any form of vibrant color persists but, having said that, I’m still a bold lip gal at heart. A good lip colour can pull any look together and I love to pair it with a toned down look for that little extra somethin’.
I’ve had this thrfited Adidas tee for a while now but generally pair it with something very slouchy for a laid back look but, on this day I thought it’d be fun to play with the boundaries and ‘dress it up’ a bit.
I’ve heard plenty of people raving about Topshop’s Joni jeans but this is the first time I bit the bullet & bought a pair… my coated Zara jeans from last season are starting to wear but I’m still loving the finish that the coating gives so I branched out into Topshop & got a brand spanking new pair. I have to say, I’m not usually a fan of Topshop at all but I was quite impressed with their collection when I ventured in last week; they have some great tones & textures going on… I just might add it to my very modest list of ‘high street shops to check out’!
Heres the second shoot we squeezed in on our city break to Budapest, it was too beautiful a location to waste the opportunity!
I’m really loving this minimal cream coat I got from Dublin charity shop, it goes with almost everything & is beautifully warm… I’ve been having great coat luck in the charity shops recently but am trying to practice soooome self control as Its coming into spring & I’m seriously trying to downsize my wardrobe. Then again, who can resist a perfect coat for less than 10 EUR?
I bought this Cos top in the Christmas sales & have found it surprisingly wearable for a high-neck piece. The material being loose & amazingly soft against the skin helps in avoiding that choking feeling you can get when wearing polo neck (turtle neck?) pieces….. Or is that just me?
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.