Summer Style Pt. 1

13533018_10209103418958763_1704490801675234365_n (1)

Dress: Warehouse, Shoes: Kurt Geiger, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Pearls: Ardmore Jewellery

I will be the first to admit, Winter clothing is the real love of my life, my pasty limbs do not fare well being exposed in the sun. If I could get away with tights all year round I happily would! This Summer in an effort to try and look sunkissed a got my first spray tan since my Debs! It did not turn out well, I looked like an idiot and scrubbed it off as quickly as I could and resigned myself to back and try rock the “pale and interesting” look.

Jacket: Maje, Top: Jack WIlls

Jacket: Maje, Top: Jack WIlls, Skirt: Maje

13524308_10209103423198869_3157409780343913299_n

Top: Claudie Pierlot, Skirt, Maje, Shoes: Kurt Geiger, Bag: Louis Vuitton

 

This Summer instead of going crazy buying pieces I bought a few good classic pieces and kept a colour scheme in mind. Most of the pieces I ended up purchasing were either white or navy. Stripy tops in white and navy from Jack Wills and lots of white or navy tops and skirts from Maje, Sandro and Claudie Pierlot ended up making up most of my Summer wardrobe. I also found sticking to a few brands helped make all the items more interchangeable.

Most of these pics came from my poor old I phone so apologies for quality! There’ll be lots more Summer outfit pics coming up soon! Hope you’re all making the most of the weather while we have it!

The Merrion Art Afternoon Tea

IMG_3991 2

 

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.

IMG_4001 2

 

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!

IMG_4007

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: Family Dinner

IMG_3445 2 IMG_3424 2 IMG_3434 2Hello my lovelies! I hope everyone is having a FABULOUS week so far! I have been doing a lot of thinking and planning and general head space maintenance and I have to say I’m feeling pretty good! Last weekend I went out to dinner with my family and I thought what a good opportunity for another outfit post! I wore a dress by Mary Grant, I “borrowed” my top from my mother, tights by Vera Wang (I know, I had no idea she did tights, bought them from TK Maxx). I bought my shoes in the Brown Thomas sale and they are by LK Bennett. They are AMAZING! Glittery, gold and pink, what more could a girl want?!

IMG_3427 2 IMG_3451 2We had dinner in a restaurant in Blackrock Co Dublin called Le Plancha. The food was out of this world. I’m not sure if the pictures do the food justice, the lighting was a little odd. To start I had Mushrooms on Toast: Wild mushrooms on toasted brioche with crispy hens egg and cream. I think this was one of the tastiest dishes I have ever had!

IMG_3471 2Then for main course we all had different steaks. Mine was beautiful and my brother who considers himself a steak connoisseur rated his as 7.5 out of ten, which by his standards is pretty damn good!

IMG_3487 2 IMG_3479 2I loved it all so much I’m thinking of booking it for Valentine’s dinner! I hope you all enjoys the rest of the week and chin up, the weekend is just around the corner!

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.