Having my first weekend off in 4 weeks, the last thing I wanted to do was spend time planning an outfit before I left the house… I wanted to get out into that day! So, in that respect, this is a minimal effort look but a good representation of my day-to-day style.
I know ‘the boyfriend jean’ is generally met with mixed reviews but I feel they definitely have a place in my wardrobe for when I want to look sort of ‘undone’ and thrown together. Aside from my trusty skinnies, the only other style of jeans I own are flares so its nice to have another option.
My new thrifted Dune ankle boots & a slick of lip color keeps the look ‘shabby chic’ as opposed to just plan ol’ shabby.
Boyfriend jeans; H&M. Army green jumper; Forever 21. Dune boots; Thrifted. Oversized scarf; Zara. Shirt; borrowed from my Dad.
These Monki grid print gems are my one & only pair of culottes but (despite Sean’s dismay!) I feel they won’t be my last. I love to put them together in a monochrome style, the length & fabric make them so wearable and they look beautiful worn both casual and dressy.
The leather look top is from H&M’s fall collection, they are absolutely killing it at the moment & are the one shop I can’t stay out of, my fave high street fall collection by far this year. Styled together they made the most comfortable outfit I could imagine leaving the house in.
Shoes; Vas, Spain. Jacket; H&M. Sunglasses; Parfois. Watch; Casio vintage.
I allowed myself one purchase for both a winter coat and a pair of boots this autumn, these are the items I chose. I have since ordered another pair of boots but, they were a sale so that’s my excuse!
Thinking it was too overcast to venture out in sunnies, I braved the day without them only to find myself closed-eyed in most of the pics from this shoot… it’s just so damn glary! Despite feeling a bit odd in sunglasses outside of actual summer months, they may be necessary for a decent blog post in future!
I fell in love with this oversized ASOS coat as soon as I saw it, the pricing was definitely a little more than what I would normally be forking out for threads but, I argue that a good jacket is an investment. I am a great lover of classic winter coats as you can see from this thrifted beauty that I’ve had for years.
As for the boots? Well, I was on the hunt for an almond toe white ankle boot so, when I saw these beauties with their metal detailing, I was sold. I can see myself getting plenty of wear out of both purchases over the coming months. I am loving ankle boots at the moment, they are the ultimate ‘dressed up dressed down’ footwear. Perfect.
When I came back to Ireland after 2 years travelling I realised how much of my own country I hadn’t seen. Sometimes you take the most obvious things for granted, there doest seem a sense of urgency to visit something when it is within driving distance from your own house but I wanted to make a conscious effort to change that mind frame.
One of the sites I had really wanted to make it to was the Giant’s Causeway so Sean & I headed up there to take in the views & enjoy one of Ireland’s many beautiful heritage sites.
We spent a lovely 2 days in Bushmill’s & had a beautiful day at the causeway… considering what the weather was like on the drive up (and then on the drive home) we were verrrry lucky!
When we decided we would do a shoot up there I knew straight away that I wanted to style a look around this Aran snood (scarf/ poncho?). It was hand knitted by a lovely lady who lives on the Aran islands, when I saw it for sale in her cafe at the start of the summer just knew I had to have it. It’s such an unusual piece, one of a kind & in the most beautiful autumn tone.