Autumn Weekend Outfits

IMG_2436IMG_2430 IMG_2424So as Autumn is over I thought I’d share with you some of the outfits I have loved wearing! This first look is so standard Isabel. It’s all cream and gold with pearls and frills. I’m so predictable! Though what was new for me was wearing a playsuit! I have never owned one before and when I saw this one in Abercrombie and Fitch I had to have it! It really doesn’t scream A&F does it? It’s very delicate and light but I can wear it all year round by wearing it with lots of cosy layers! I adore the gold cut out jacket. It was a gift from Avoca last Christmas and it has become one of my wardrobe favourites.

Jacket: Hoss Intropia, Playsuit: Abercrombie and Fitch, Cardigan: Miss Daisy Blue, Tights: H&M, Shoes: Kurt Geiger.

IMG_2529 IMG_2502 IMG_2542I call this next look my Autumn outfit! Just look at those colours! I never thought Id be drawn to this type of dress, but when I saw it online I had to have it! I bought it from Asos marketplace from one of my favourite bloggers in the whole world, Carrie from WishWishWish. I wear this dress a few times every Autumn and then put it away for the rest of the year. Plus it has a collar, and I’m a sucker for a cute collar.

Dress: Asos Market place, Tights: H&M, Shoes: Kurt Geiger.

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IMG_2728My final look is combining one of the oldest pieces in my wardrobe with the newest! I’m wearing a dress I bought from the Portobello market seven years ago and a blazer from Cath Kidston I bought last week! I’m head over heels in love with Cath Kidston clothing at the moment and I really couldn’t leave the shop without the blazer. The print is beautiful and I love the colours. I bought it to go over my navy winter dresses (which I have a lot of) To try brighten them up! There is also a dress to go with the jacket in the same print that might sneak its way into my wardrobe soon!

Dress: Portobello Market, Blazer: Cath Kidston, Shoes: Pretty Ballerina, Bag: Louis Vuitton

What I Wore: College #2

IMG_2319Here is another look into my college wardrobe! A little fancy for college some might say but in my opinion the more fun the outfit the better! As I have said before playing dress up every morning is my favourite part of the day! I rarely plan outfits the night before, I prefer to just let whatever mood I’m in determine how the outfit turns out! I was obviously feeling very sweet and angelic that morning! I’m wearing a dress I bought in a little shop in the Portobello Market in London about four years ago, a lace underdress from H&M, a cream cardigan from Miss Daisy Blue, shoes from Kurt Geiger and bag from Louis Vuitton. This is a very typical outfit for me! I love layering cream and love wearing lace and frills! This is the sort of outfit that puts me in such good mood for the rest of the day. It’s the sort of outfit you imagine that only good things can happen whilst wearing it!
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Halloween Lush Haul

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1. Wizard Bubble Bar 2. Lord of Misrule 3. Fairy Ring Soap 4. Yog Nog Soap 5. Sparkler 6 .Sparkly Pumpkin

I sort of live for Lush’s Autumn/Winter releases. This may make me sad in some people’s eyes but it makes me so very happy! So Last friday was release day and before I went to the Lush shop I swore to myself I would only buy their Halloween products and stay far away from all the beautiful Christmas treats. I tried to keep my promise, I really did. I quickly stuffed all five of their Halloween products into my basket and happily spent the next half an hour sniffing the christmassy goodness. I totally caved and bought a small few Christmas goodies! My favourite of the Halloween collection is the adorable little sparkly pumpkin which smells as good as it looks! And from the christmas selection I couldn’t leave without Yog Nog soap, its smells of warm spicy baking an I just want to eat it! Have a look at the Lush website to find out more about these products!

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I’ll pick up the rest of the products closer to Christmas but I really couldn’t resist these three little beauties! Sure why not, life is too short to deny yourself some harmless bath products! Here we have First Snow a dusting powder with a beautiful orange citrus scent, Hot Toddy a shower gel with such a christmassy spicy smell that warms you up in the shower! And lastly So White which is a shower gel with the same fragrance as the lush christmas bathbomb So white. It has a lovely crisp apple scent and is slightly shimmery!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Check out my instagram for more peeks into my everyday life!

What I Wore: Last Day Of Summer

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Time for another What I Wore feature! I wore this ensamble to college last week and to drinks after college. It was the last day before “the cold” set in. We have been so lucky with our Indian Summer here in Ireland but I suppose it had to end at some point. That was the last day before I took out all my winter coats and boots. I actually feel cold just looking at my partly exposed arms! Ah, better times! In a way I’m actually a little happy. I was really looking forward to traditional Autumn things like boots, cozy jumpers, bundling up to go for walks and coming home to hot chocolate and baths! I love Autumn! So I’m going to call this outfit my last day of Summer outfit! I wore a dress from a little boutique which I have forgotten, jumper from Topshop, tights H&M and boots from Le Chateau Choos in Thurles. My handbag is a new addition to my wardrobe this Autumn. It’s a vintage Louis Vuitton Speedy which I picked up in the most amazing shop ever. EVER. Rare on Dawson street, Dublin. Its sells guaranteed authentic designer bags and clothes, all previously owned but in amazing condition. It is my new favourite shop right now. The guys who run it are so helpful and chatty and never mind that I pop in most days to look rather than buy! Anyway I think it’s one of Dublin’s best kept secrets! I love layering jumpers over dresses. It gives an old dress  new lease of life!

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I hope you’re all enjoying pumpkin spice latte and layering jumpers, I know I am! There is so much to look forward to in Autumn!

September Favourites!

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As soon as I started blogging I couldnt wait to do monthly favourites. They’re one of the features I look forward to most on other peoples blogs! So at last heres is my first monthly favourites feature! For anyone who hasnt seen this sort of thing before it’s basically a round up of all the things you enjoyed using most in a month! I hope you all enjoy it as I absolutely loved putting it together!

  1. Home Sweet Home Yanke Candle: I am a Yankee Candle addict! There I said it! I think their selection of scents cant be beat! Home sweet Home is the perfect transition scent from Summer to Autumn. Its warm and spicy without being too christmassy! According to Yankee it smells of cinnamon, vanilla, baking spices and freshly poured tea. Now if that description doesnt make you want to go buy one I dont know what will! Its such a warm, comforting smell, perfect for these long evenings!

2. Rub Rub Rub: This is one of those products I used from Lush ages ago and kind of forgot about it! I ran out of my usual exfoiator and found this hidden in my Lush stash and fell back in love with it! I really enjoy a good scrub in the shower so I have been using this non stop all month. Its full of sea salt and has a very uplifting citrusy smell. Its not very harsh as far as sea salt exfoliators go and I feel so moisturised after. More gentle than lush’s Ocean Salt.

  1. Honey Buns: I love, love, love this shower gel! For me Philosophy can do no wrong. I adore so many of their products and use a lot of their shower gels. This one is always my Autumn favourite. It has the nicest comforting homely smell of honey and brown sugar and baking. Its not too sweet either, I find it very rich and warm. I also use the matching moisturiser after my shower. I stocked up on Honey Buns for half price at TK Maxx so keep a look out for it there!

  2. Hair Clip: This is from the gift shop at the Horse and Jockey Hotel. I have been looking for a perfect hairclip for so long now and I finally found one! I usually just take a bit of my hair in the clip, back comb it a little and then sweep it up with the clip. Then hair is done for the day! It just looks so much prettier than using my usual old hair ties. Im using it in an outfit post I’ll be putting up later this week so you can see it in action then!

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5. Wild Olive Bath Tea bags: These are the cutest little bath soaks ever! I love tea and I love baths so its a perfet combination! I also bought these in the Horse and Jockey gift shop but you can also order them online! They’re full of sea salt and essential oils. The scent I bought was lime, himalayan cedarwood and green tea. It was realy moisturising and calming. Perfect to use after a long day at college! I’m going to order more online once I’ve used these up!

  1. YSL Fusion Ink Foundation: I’m always on the hunt for new foundations. I try an awful lot of them out as so many dont sit right on my skin or do shades light enough for me. I really think I hit the foundation jackpot with this though. There was so much hype when this was launched and even waiting lists for it. Crazy right?! But now that I’ve tried it I really do see what the fuss is about. I think its by far the best foundation I’ve tried in years. It matches my skin tone perfectly. The formula is so buildable that It can be used for a day of night wear. It has great staying power and helps mattify my  always shiney skin. I have finally found my holy grail foundation!

  2. Benefits’s Gimme Brow: I never used brow products until I picked this up on a whim. It has actually changed how I feel about the whole eyebrow grooming ordeal. Its quick and you can’t actually mess it up! I feel like it has given my whole face more defenition. So happy I tried it!

  3. Sexy Mother Pucker: I have this in the shade Plum Jam and it’s such a lovely Autumn colour. I wear this to college all the time. Its very quick and wasy to apply. The kind of lip product you dont need  a mirror to use. Its moistuising and the lasting power is better than I expected it to be. Saop and Glory can do no wrong!

  4. Tangle Teezer. Finally I have one! I kept meaning to pick one of these up and always forgot! Now I dont know how I lived without it. I have really fine delicate hair that gets tangled very easily and falls out quite easily too. This just takes the battle out of brushing my hair every morning and I find much less of my hair comes out when I brush. It’s also used on dry and wet hair which I find really convinient! I can really see what all the hype was about when they first came out! I bought mine from Space NK. But most pharmacies do them.