Well, the days are getting cooler and the nights are getting shorter, summer is officially coming to an end. In mourning of this change which feels too premature, I find myself clinging on to boho festival pieces while I feel I can still wear them without freezing my ass of.
I was only recently enlightened with this oh-so-simple way of wearing a scarf as a kimono & it is undoubtedly adding to the longing I have for more summer days… so many light flowy scarves to be worn, so little time
Ankle boots, ASOS. Scarf (as kimono), thrifted. High waisted jeans, Dr Denim. Fedora, Primark. Moon pendant, Depop. Stone necklace & crop top, DIY. Stone necklace, Bangkok market. Satchel, Dublin flea market.
I haven’t owned a pair of culottes since I was a child but there was something about the grid print on this Monki pair that I just found irresistible.These were actually my first Monki purchase but I am loving their ‘street style meets Scandi-chic’ pieces so Id say it wont be my last.
Simple clean lines and colors were the order of the day it seems on this occasion. I coupled the look with a simple chignon, a hairstyle I have never actually worn before but after seeing one on a girl earlier that day I felt inspired; having my hair pulled off my face felt perfect for the clean look I was going for.
Birkenstocks, Ebay. Dolphin hem crop, Lavish Alice. Clutch, DIY from a Primark handbag. Sunglasses, Dublin flea market.
A friend recently sent me a video depicting all of the different ways in which a scarf can be worn, I have sought out those type of videos before in an attempt to get more use out of my lighter scarves but I had never seen the very simple ‘fold it in half & knot the corners to make a kimono’ suggestion. Needless to say, I was up the stairs rummaging through my scarf collection within minutes.
This gives a new lease of life to huge array of scarves that most of us girls are harbouring in our bedrooms, I am always drawn to the lighter material scarves in pretty prints & colour but they get forgotten about in summer and are rarely chosen over their warmer counterparts in winter. I bought this particular one in Urban outfitters on a trip to New york nearly 7 years ago and, despite being quite regimented about regular closet clearouts, I have held on to it because I liked the print so much; now I have found a way to incorporate it more frequently into my wardrobe as well as any other scarves that I have
Flares, gotten at a clothes swap. Top, H&M. Long gem necklace, thrifted. Stones & coins necklace, Etsy. Moon pendant & fedora, Depop. Satchel, Dublin flea market.
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.