Sunday Review


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Hello and happy Sunday my darlings! I hope you have all had a lovely relaxing day and are now preparing for the week ahead! This is a new feature where I’ll share what I got up to for the week, what I wore, ate, read ect! I hop you all enjoy it!

  • I really got back into instagram this week, especially taking outfit shots. I’m enjoying the last of summer by wearing as much pink as possible!

  • Ive been reading the loveliest blogs you simply have to check out! A Girl A Style and mrsalice.

  • I went home for the weekend and so enjoyed a few days of food being cooked for me and going on lovely walks.

  • I found a new website I cant wait to order some clothes from! Its called Cabbages and Roses. I particularly love this dress and this coat.

  • I shopped move than I have in months so I think I’ll do a haul very soon. Though looking at my purchases about 90% of them are navy. I think I need help.

 

The Merrion Art Afternoon Tea

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Hello my lovelies! I think by now you all know I love my afternoon tea! Actually I think love is an understatement! So I was delighted when my family planned a trip to the Merrion Hotel to have their Art afternoon tea. First of all lets get the important bit out of the way. What did I wear?! I continued my obsession of wearing navy! I’m wearing a new navy coat from Zara (I’m obsessed with it), dress from Whistles, my Ash boots, Louis Vuitton scarf , tights from Tights DeptĀ and Celine handbag.

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Now on to the main event, afternoon Tea. The Merrion Hotel is beautiful, a mix of old world charm and modern art. The tea is served in the drawing room which is fabulous large room BUT I was disappointed to find our table was not nearly big enough for us and the seats were far too low. We probably would have asked to be moved to a different table if they had not all been full! Aside from this inconvenience we had a lovely afternoon.

IMG_4017 2 IMG_4042 2 IMG_4064 2 IMG_4056 2The food was delicious and plentiful. We had two boxes of leftovers to take home which I always love as a midnight snack! The stand out pieces was the last course where the chef makes sweet creations based on art found in the hotel. This is what, in my opinion elevated it from an average to a something special tea. Another hit for me were the chicken and pesto sandwiches from the first savoury course. They were delicious and we ordered a second serving! I would definitely go back again but I’ll just be sure to reserve a larger table and higher seats!

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PYD Fashion Show

IMG_3749 2Hello and happy Sunday! Grab a cup of tea, get comfy and get reading! I had a CRAZY week culminating in a fashion show Thursday night. It was the semi finals of DIT’s Project Young Designer competition. Although I didn’t make it to the finals (but three students from Grafton Academy did YAY!!) it was an amazingly fun and rewarding experience.

I entered an outfit from my first collection I’m making in college, a top, skirt and leggings. Its so exciting to see your designs on a model and not just a mannequin! It was also incredible to see garments from other talented designers from other colleges.

Amazing designs from the Grafton Academy entries!

Amazing designs from the Grafton Academy entries!

IMG_3833 2 IMG_3834 2 IMG_3804 2 IMG_3841 2We arrived at 12 to be assigned our models and have a fitting. Then we left to order pizza and make any last minute adjustments to our garments. Then back to watch hair and make up, take 100’s of pictures and wait for the competition to start. It was an exhilarating, stressful, rewarding night. We may have had a few well earned cocktails afterwards! Tomorrow it’s back to the grindstone to get started on the rest of my collection. I think I’ll start putting up more of my work and progress designs up here. It might be something you’re interested in? I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

 

 

 

What I Wore: Winter College Outfit

IMG_3625 2Greetings my lovelies! What is this? Another outfit post! I started this blog to document lots of things that make me happy. Well one of my first loves is style and dressing up every day. I actually cannot put into words how much I love putting an outfit together. Taking inspiration from other fashion lovers or just going with my gut and breaking the rules, making quiet a few fashion fauz pas along the way. This is an outfit I wore to college during the week. It has been freezing so yes I did wear a massive coat over it!IMG_3581 2 IMG_3630 2 IMG_3628 2I’m wearing a skirt that I bought it Dressed in Bandon, shirt is from Jack Wills, tights from H&M, bag Louis Vuitton, necklace by Ardmore Jewellery and my boots from Ash.

IMG_3606 2Shirts tucked into skirts have saved my life this Autumn/Winter. They have become that really easy combo for those mornings you wake up late for college! Before I go I wanted to let you all know I have been shortlisted for my first ever blog competition! I am speechless with excitement! I can’t believe after only six months of blogging how much this little site has grown. I still have to pinch myself that anyone reads my little space of the internet! Thank you to every single one of you. Now mushy stuff aside, I’ll be back Sunday with another post! Until then stay warm!

 

What I Wore: Winter Shopping Trip!

IMG_3312Hello my dears! It has be SO long since I did an outfit post. Too long! With it being too dark before I leave for college and being dark when I’m home again in the evenings I have found it pretty hard. But this weekend I was going shopping and thought why not take some pictures before I left! I almost forgot how fun it was! Its always fun dressing up after Christmas when you have new gifts and sales shopping to wear!IMG_3317 3 IMG_3327 3Today I wore a dress I picked up in the sales in Jack Wills before Christmas. I love it! I wear a lot of navy during winter. I don’t really wear any black so for me navy is my black! My cardigan was “borrowed” from my mother, its quiet old but it’s from a brand called Ann Balon, I think it’s a mother of the bride type of brand! My boots are by Ash and I bought them in a shop in Bandon in Cork called Dressed. Dressed is an adorable boutique, I would recommend anyone from or passing through that neck of the woods go check it out! It stocks amazing brands like Odd Molly. My bag is by Celine bought in Brown Thomas and was a very generous Christmas gift!

IMG_3341 2 IMG_3346 2These boots are seriously amazing. I walked round the city all day in them and they were beyond comfortable! I have been listening to blogger and vlogger Vivianna Does Makeup rave about them for ages and she was definitely right!

I’ll hopefully have another post up during the week so keep an eye out! And now to leave you with a little quote I love: “And those who were seen dancing were tought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Friedrich Nietzsch.