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I love Austin

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I love Austin yes I do, I’m packed up to head home for the summer holidays..we get the best of both worlds this summer. It feels like since moving here to Austin its been one long holiday. The weather has been so nice, warm sunny and humid at times but such a luxury compared to the weather in Ireland. I can tell you I’m not looking forward to going home to a colder perhaps wetter country but I am looking forward to seeing all my family and friends. We are so lucky we can head home for a good few weeks and my girls are so lucky not to be missing out on Irish Summers with Cousins.

We’ll always have guaranteed hot weather when we get back here so we re looking forward to a bit of rain and cold ..our Austin friends are telling us we are so lucky leaving here during summer as Austin can get incredibly hot….I was melting at 29 degrees and this week was up to 37 degrees but my Texas friends were constantly laughing at me anytime I mentioned “it was hot” and have told me it gets worse!!…I know a few of them are tempted to jump into my suitcase to escape it…

So  with my looming trip home, with this look today on the blog I’m layering up as that’s exactly what ill be doing at home in Ireland. We’ve a trip planned to Spain amid our time at home so I’ll need some summer gear too…Above I’m wearing a floral bomber I got at Michael Kors Outlet for less than $70 but you can get similar here, there is some of these jackets left in store. I have found similar jackets here and here

The shorts again I picked up at the outlets (sorry girls) they are j.crew and so so comfy..I paid about $15 and you can find similar here from Vero moda and here from Mango. The white tshirt is from Dunnes stores last year. My necklace is from The temple wolf here and I love it!! (A piece of home!)

The shoes are new look but old but they usually bring similar out every year like this pair here.

So bags are packed and we’re excited to be getting home for a while…I have been warned though to turn on my heat to full blast before I get back to Austin in August 🙂

Hope you liked the look and thanks to my fab Austin Friend Abby who you will be seeing more of on this page once I get back after the summer!!

Until next time y’all

Pam

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Jumpsuit …Tickled pink with a bit grey

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Jumpuits…since moving here I’ve picked up a lot of these type of jumpsuits. When you’re up as early as we are in the mornings, and the brain isn’t quiet functioning, these jumpsuits are just perfect to throw on. I have a few like this hanging in the wardrobe, and I tend to wear them for casual and dressy wear. They suit most occasions which is another reason why I tend to keep buying them.

This one I picked up from Target here in the states, for any of my US followers you’ll find it here.  I like this as the material is linen and very breathable in the heat we get here in Austin, even if it creases a little (Although the creases are not that obvious) I love the detailing on these and the frill adds a little to it.

This jumpsuit has cut out sides which at first I was a bit apprehensive about but you wouldn’t even notice it.

I’ve searched and found similar strip jumpsuits here from Miss Selfridges, although not exact same still very pretty. Also Warehouse have a fab striped one too  which you’ll find here.

These flats are from Target and you’ll find them in store…there is similar in Oasis for my irish followers and you ll find them here for 34 euro.

Again I love these murals around downtown austin, they make great backgrounds 🙂

If you have any questions on the outfit just let me know

Pam 

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White Playsuit any one?

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White playsuit anyone? Not to annoy any of my Irish followers but the suns heating up in Austin and its playsuit time…let me tell you about this little number, last year while touring the states I spotted this in HM New York. I fell in love but i knew Id have no business wearing it in Ireland… low and behold just before our big move here, this white little playsuit (eyelet I might add which is my new obsession) went on sale. Now you all know me and sales!!! It was reduced down to €34 and I snapped it up!! Such a  great buy as the weather here is scorching and I’m getting plenty of wear out of it!

Now I know this is last years stock but I have spotted similar around the highstreet such as this one here  for €35 or here for a little more euros at €87. A very close playsuit to the one above is from Zara for €39.99 and you’ll find it here. Along with this one here

As you can see I paired mine with heels which are from Dunnes Stores …How I miss there ha! You can find similar from New Look here for €28.

The beauty about this playsuit is you can wear flats with it too as in sandals or trainers and it looks good. With trainers drop the belt for a more casual look. If you re wearing it with flats, change up the colour of the belt, add a tan belt and tan flat sandals and you’ve a whole different look!

The belt I picked up here stateside in Target, I love it and its a nice nude colour which will go with a lot of things in my wardrobe. It was €24 but you can find similar here

You can always play around with accessories when wearing white and add as much colour or as little colour as you please…I preferred neutral and these earrrings are from Mango again last years product but I have seen similar here.  The glasses are from TJ Maxx and are Tommy Hilfiger paid about $9 but I know you’ll get them for €29.99 in TK maxx in Ireland.

So ladies if you see a white playsuit just grab it as you will get wear out of it for a summer night out or for that long awaited summer holiday..Im still working on my tan here and my current tan is out of a bottle (still trying to master the perfect application ha!)

Until next time y’all (getting the lingo from Austin!)

PS how amazing are these murals..I plan on doing a separate post on those!!

Pam 

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Austin Fashion Week 2018

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Austin Fashion; Since moving to the States and Austin in January from Ireland I am keen to become more familiar with the fashion scene here in Austin. And as far as fashion goes the creativity and talent here in Austin is incredible and up with the rest of their peers in New York and over near my neck of the world London.

But here’s some background for you, as I am new to Austins fashion community too.
Fashion X is the main source for all things fashion and style with an emphasis on emerging fashion designers and brands in Texas. Fashion X is the creator and producer of Austin Fashion Week, Fashion X Dallas and Fashion X Houston. And this year 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of Austin Fashion Week / Fashion X Austin which exceeded all expectations from what I saw..
Fashion X Austin is the largest week of fashion events in the state of Texas and the 4th largest fashion week concept in the United States. That alone is impressive and I was so excited to be attending!

I was lucky enough to receive a Press pass for the first night of the RUNWAYS during Austin Fashion Week which was Thursday, April 5, BERNINA Fashion Fund Showcase, Here we were treated to 5-look runway collection from more than 19 up and coming fashion designers who have less than 3 years with their fashion label.
To say the level of talent was amazing would be an understatement it was phenomenal. I was so impressed with the creativity displayed on the runway, an the amazing banana leaf backdrop wall created by Austin’s Katie Kime was insane. In fact the whole venue space at the Vault was beautifully done.

At the end of the evening, a judges’ choice award went to the 2018 BERNINA Fashion Fund winner, and a people’s choice award allowed the crowd to participate too by voting on a sheet card which as tallied at the end of the show.

The judges for the evening were Amy Sherfinski (Director of Marketing for BERNINA of America), Chanel Dror (Executive Producer at camillestyles.com), Gail Chovan (local fashion designer), Lance Avery Morgan (Publisher of The Society Diaries), Gunnar Deatherage (a Project Runway designer), Korto Momolu (a Project Runway designer) and Kaki Gaines (blogger/stylist).

And the designers (who showcased outstanding collections) were Brittany Nicole, Arion, Lizna, SHUSI, Harry Rex, Freedom, Modish & Swank, La Lo La Clothing, Prodigal Sun Designer,This is Sloane, B.Poshi by Yusuf, Carolyn Teveldal of Baby Portrait Prop Shop, Shavanthe, Nico, Amyra, Alexandria Lee Designs, KOVAS Swim, Vaeward, Jimmy Burner.  With their amazing talent and skills it was no easy decision for the judges to choose a winner, but a winner they did which was SHUSI ..deserving winner with a beautiful collection.

And the peoples choice was Modish & Swank!

All participants were deserving winners and Fashion X put on an amazing show.

 

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