Sunday, 23 October 2016

Huge Halloween Wishlist!

I made a huge Halloween wishlist full of witchy lace dresses, masks and halloween accessories. I still havent decided what outfit I'll wear this year but it will most definately will be teamed with black lipstick and pointed patent heels. There are so many amazing Halloween lines this year. I was suprised to see the ASOS cat flats inspired by Charlotte Olympia and the lace dress from Urban Outfitters which looks just like a Molly Goddard dress. I hope you find something you like, I wish I could buy it all !!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Photo Diary: September

 The most major thing that happened in September was graduation. I now have a BA in English and Film!!
I don't really like many of the pictures from graduation because I was stressed and the hat looked terrible on me. Thank god I took it off for at least one photo. If you happen to be graduating soon too I would recommend bringing lots of hair clips and if you have a full fringe like me just push it back under your hat :L After graduation I went to an Italian restaurant in Dublin called La Caverna with my family and after that I went out with friends at The Capitol Bar, both places are definitely worth checking out if you are staying in Dublin
The second most major thing that happened is the fact that I moved to Bristol with Chris and started my masters course in Marketing Communications. Its great having our own flat :) I can't to do a little flat tour but I haven't bought a whole lot of homeware yet. We have been spending most of our money on Ikea furniture because the flat was completely unfurnished when we moved in. I never realized how much things like sofas cost !!
look he bought me roses ... awe
another cute couple thing! (last one I swear)
It was super hot in Bristol when I moved here in early September. I was so not used to it. Its gotten a lot colder now and its really starting to feel like Autumn so I can start wearing all black and parkas again ... yay!
we didn't really get the chance to go out that much in September because we spent most of our spare $$$ on furniture. Although we did go to Las Iguanas one night for cocktails. I love the food there and they have 2 for 1 cocktails and 25% off for students, what more could you want ??
we also went for a walk around the habourside area which is very pretty at night
one night we went to a free gig at Start The Bus for Colleen Green and Cassie Ramone
I was only really familiar with Cassie Ramone from the Vivian Girls and Colleen Green was completely new to me. One of the reasons I was excited to live in Bristol was the fact that there are a lot of opportunities to go to gigs. This month already I've been to three and they were amazing! 
I may also see Warpaint at Simple Things festival in Bristol if I have the day off. I got a waitressing job until my student loan comes through but lets not talk about that, lets talk about happier things ... lol

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Zig Zag

zig zag top - river island (sold out)
black bralet - river island (sold out similar here)
shorts - topshop on ebay (sold out similar here and here)
shoes - topshop

When I was packing for Bristol I came across this little zig zag top from River Island that I used to always wear years ago when I was obsessed with sixties style. It has inspired to experiment more with black and white and sixties patterns. I bought these black pointed heels last week from Topshop. I have a lot of black shoes but the pointed toe makes them a real statement shoe. They also remind me of the pointed heels at Miu Miu A/W 15. I'm moving to Bristol tomorrow and I really can't wait. It's going to be such a big change living in a different county but it will be an adventure too. I also can't wait for fashion week!

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Photo Diary: August

August was nice :) It was my birthday and the weather was still okay so we visited a couple of beaches
we went to a cute coffee house by the beach in Marble Hill called The Shack
I also went to Bristol to put a deposit down on a flat for me and Chris. This is a picture of a fountain in Clifton but we are actually going to be staying in Filton
Chris bought me the coolest jumper from Hades London for my birthday! my goofy smile shows how happy I am
The weather was so nice on my birthday that we went to a beach in Dunfanaghy
a picture of me on my birthday that you may have seen in this post
me and Chris enjoying a few pints of orchard thieves on my birthday 
we went to Rathmullan the day after, it has a nice pier and beach
we also took a walk around Rathmullan house
I bought a print and zine from Chloe Shepphard, she is such a cool photographer, you can buy prints and zines from her online store
my parents got me some cute jewellery from Argento and awesome silver boots from Office that you may have seen in another post
I'm selling my Diana mini on ebay atm, the listing ends today, you can check it out here
I bought these pointy shoes from Topshop this month, they have some serious witchy vibes
I read The Girl on the Train this month and I loved it, I really need to read more modern thrillers, any suggestions?

Monday, 29 August 2016

Summer's Not Over Yet

hat - penneys (similar here
sunglasses - river island (similar here)
dress - penneys
shoes - new look

I took some pictures of this outfit I wore on Sunday when it was super sunny again. I'm so happy the summer isn't over yet, I need a few more days of sun before returning to jumpers and jeans. I got this dress from penneys a few years ago and I think it will be one of those dresses that I have for years because its a pattern that never goes out of style. I also adore these blue heels that I got from New Look, I'll be wearing them to my graduation :)

Thursday, 25 August 2016

The Little Red Dress

dress - topshop (sold out)

A few outfit pictures from my birthday wearing my trusty red dress. I think a little red dress is an essential piece in anyone's wardrobe. I've worn this dress from Topshop on so many occasions when I couldn't decide what to wear. Unlike the LBD, the red dress is perfect for the transitional season as it can be worn as a summer dress with sandals or with a coat and boots on a colder day. I've made a wishlist of some beautiful red dresses I found online. The Millie Mackintosh button up dress is just the perfect day dress and I think the Topshop applique dress would look amazing at an Autumn wedding or on a night out :)

Monday, 22 August 2016

The Statement Jacket

left to right: leather jacket - Gucci S/S 16, denim jacket - Marc Jacobs S/S 16, embroidered bomber - Gucci S/S 16, Marc Jacobs S/S 16

The spring summer collections by Gucci and Marc Jacobs have set the trend this year for statement outerwear. 2016 is all about customizing your beloved denim jacket or investing in painted leather jacket or an embroidered bomber. I've found some amazing jackets on the high street that are pretty similar to the high end styles we seen on the runways last year.

The Leather Jacket

The first jacket by Goldie is available online at Topshop. It has really cute embroidered daisies placed over the sleeves and lapels. It is a more toned down version of the embroidered leather jacket and is also really good value at only £58. The second jacket is a hand painted vintage leather jacket by Elizabeth Thilsley. She makes one of kind leather jackets with sassy slogans painted onto the back. She is launching her collection at Liberty London this week where she will be selling 24 bespoke hand painted leather jackets. The bright pink leather biker jacket from The Ragged Priest is a real stand out piece. It comes with an assortment of slogan badges so you can customize the jacket however you like

The Bomber

The purple satin bomber with embroidered floral detail is a really good imitation for the Gucci embroidered silk bomber. River Island also sell the bomber in black, silver and pink. I love this ASOS bomber jacket because its comes in a bright yellow with a metallic trim. Its really eighties and can be customized to look like the Marc Jacobs bomber with a few enamel pins. I think the black velvet bomber from Topshop has some serious Gucci vibes. The floral embroidery gives the jacket a vintage feel and can really make an all black outfit

The Denim Jacket

There are some amazing denim jackets on ASOS this year. I think the first one with the black spray paint and the phrase 'Didn't Get Caught' really stands out. I love the over sized fit too. The second one by Monki has some really cute embroidered phrases and symbols contained within the upper back section. I love the black denim jacket by the Ragged Priest because it has an assortment of hand painted symbols that are unique to every jacket.

The first denim jacket by ASOS has a number of patches and detailing including a slogan on the back that says 'Daydreamer'. I think its a really good price at €67 considering the amount of detail on it. The black denim jacket from Topshop is a bit more punk than the previous jackets. It has a number of patches on the front, sleeve and a statement patch on the back. The last jacket is another Ragged Priest beauty. It is in more of a kawaii style as it has pastel pink sequined patches that spell out Mermaid. 


It is also quite easy to customize a jacket yourself and make it a more statement piece, especially if you have a beloved denim or leather jacket that you wear all the time. You can buy some really cute pins from a website called Shop Art Theft. It was created by a group of artists after their designs were copied by Zara. By buying from the website you can show your support for independent artists whose work is being stolen by major retail store. I think its good cause and another excuse to buy more cute enamel pins!

Etsy is also a great place to buy patches and pins for customizing jacket. Just search for you favourite band/movie/tv character and you'll be sure to find a patch to match. How cute are these patches that I found on Etsy :)

You can also choose to buy patches and pins from different places you've visited in order to give it a more personal touch. Blogger Helen Anderson made an awesome video on the jacket she has customized with things she bought on her travels. You can also buy patch bundles at Local Heroes and Skinny Dip London. There's so many options so get customizing!