So the little ones are gone back to school…and its back to blogging with a bang……
Its always good to take time off from blogging, I know it may seem likes its pretty easy this blogging lark but to be honest it can take over, its a constant 24/7 if you allow it and it can be demanding..its hard to switch off and not reply instantly to the private messages you can get at any hour for people looking for advice or information. But I love what I do and I love helping people who have a fashion question or problem.
The reason I set up the blog was because I love fashion and I love helping those who find it frustrating or just struggle putting things together. Now and then its demanding so in the summer months I vowed to take a step back ..and take time off, time off to spend quality time with my gorgeous girls and family.
And what a summer we had, we traveled for 4 weeks across the states an experience I hope my girls will never forget. We spend quality time with my fabulous sister Jill and her beautiful kids…the remainder of the summer was spent by the Irish coast by the beach making memories!
It was the break I needed to get away from the world of social media and all that goes with it! So back and refreshed and ready to tackle the seasons ahead 🙂
So expect lots of fashion post in the next few months
This printed Blazer is without a doubt my most covet piece in the wardrobe at the moment. I love a good blazer I think we all do, I have a good few hanging in the wardrobe, all different colours. Some for the colder spring months and early autumn and then the summer ones, but I’ve never had a dressy going out blazer that you’d wear as a top!
The moment I spotted this silky blazer I fell in love…I knew even by looking at it on a hanger it was going to be fab on! After trying it on I was in love, totally my style and a little quirky.
The back is just as pretty as the front with the swan print, and I just love how tailored it is. The silk material makes it lovely and dressy for a night out.
The belt of the blazer was a bit tricky at first to figure out. Its like a obi belt but the widest part of the belt goes to the front and then you wrap the rest of it around your waist tying a bow (the thinnest part of the belt) over the widest part at the front (I had a few of you inquiring about this on snap chat!) I pair it with a nude camisole (this one is from Dunnes) but you can also pair a black cami or a bralette underneath if your daring enough, I would love to but I’m a bit too top heavy to nail the bralette look!
I have this blazer a good while now, over a month but thankfully it is still in stock. I picked it up in Zara and was €79.95 definitely a bit more expensive that my usual purchases but absolutely worth every penny. I love it! It is still in stock and you can also find it online here. I paired it with my River Island Leathers but unfortunately they are no longer in stock. You will find similar here.
I’m always drawn to lace ..for me it never dates and its always good to have a little lace top (white preferably) hanging in the wardrobe. It goes with everything and you can mix it up with skirts, jeans or trousers.
This one I picked up in the January sales in Stradivarius, but even since then I have seen similar everywhere. And I’m not surprised as they are so dressy for day or nighttime and suit every kind of shape. This is slightly shorter so will suit a petite figure. But I have seen longer lengths to suit taller or longer torso s.
I paired this with my grey jeans from Noisy may which you’ll find here but I have also worn this with blush pink trousers and tulle skirts too. In the summer I pair it with denim shorts and it looks fab. (I’ll show you another picture below)
The heels are old from Savida, but they have a similar darker pair in stock at the moment. I wear this outfit during the day and it can also be worn at night.
Like I mentioned these type of lace tops never date so don’t afraid to purchase one if you are not already an owner..I guarantee you this type of top will be the one that you pull out from your wardrobe to wear, time and time again. As this was purchased in January I have found similar ones for you here, herehere, here and here
As I said above I have also paired this top with Blush pants from Zara and nude heels and it goes perfectly together too. See pic below.
All pictures above apart from the last picture were taken by Emer Irish Fashaholic
I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any questions just drop me a message
Savida’s red and pink print dress is an absolutely beauty to wear throughout Spring/Summer. This dress was kindly given to my by Savida for Dunnes Stores. It has the most beautiful print and such vibrant colours, I instantly fell in love.
It is an unbelievably flattering dress as its seam waisted and skims the stomach area. I love the fact it is midi lenght and even at 5’5 it is perfect for me. It is such a high quality dress, with 100% polyester lining, and even after washing it (which you can do at a 40 degree wash) it hasn’t lost it shape or vibrancy!
Its always so hard to find a nice dress with long sleeves and this one from Savida is perfect, I know I keep mentioning it but I cannot get over the quality. This dress is €50 but in my opinion it looks way more expensive and such good value
I paired a belt with the dress as it cinches and defines the waist even more but you don’t need to do this at all. It looks good with or without a belt.
I wore the Savida dress with these New look block heels as I feel they’ll work in the daytime and nighttime during the summer months. And I’ve even worn this dress with beige ankle boots and it looks fab. Its the perfect dress from going from day to evening time, its so versatile which is another reason I love it so much. The bag is TK Maxx and was €19.99. You’ll find the heels here and more importantly you will find the dress here online and it is also available in stores now!
So girls I’d advise you hightail it to Savida fairly rapidly, as since wearing this dress at an event last Saturday, I have been inundated with questions about it and I know a few of you managed to snap it up..its amazing and even better in real life!!
Hope you enjoyed the post and I’ll have loads more looks to follow
Until next time
PS. These gorgeous pics were taking by none other than my talented Brother Derek Cassells.
So as my previous post mentioned, I was kindly invited to Dunnes Stores head office to view some of the collections..Gallery was one of the amazing brands I got to view. I met with two of the buyers the fabulous and informative Anna and Sorcha. Like Savida, Gallery has really evolved in the last few years, catching the attention of a younger audience and transforming the perception that its only for the older lady!
The girls took me through each collection and its story piece by piece. I was blown away by the different array of colours, florals and prints that will be on offer and I can guarantee you, you’re in for a treat when they land!!
I’ve noticed a huge improvement in the collection in the last couple of years and the quality is unreal for the price point. Without a doubt its amazing value.
It oozes sophistication and is unbelievably chic, both evident throughout the occasional wear and right down to the casual pieces. There is something to suit every type of woman and for any shape.
Every collection has a different theme and colour. Floral is huge, and there is ample choices of lace.
Vibrant greens, Blues, Yellows, Pink and Reds are dominant in each collection, I love how they have added greens and yellows, fabulous colours for summer!
There is a great choice of casual and occasional wear and for anyone who has weddings, communions and Races, you need not worry Gallery will have you covered.
I am particularly loving the casual gear, its so practical yet so on trend. They have the type of pieces you will wear time and time again. (See below..both these are available in other colours)
And how fab is this Casual jacket below and they have introduced some gorgeous jeans in a variety of colours that will land very soon.
I have loads of images of other gorgeous stock that will be landing in stores, but I will share those over the next few days on Facebook….
The girls have done an amazing job with the up and coming collections hitting the store and I am told there is another beautiful coat in the pipeline similar to the embellished one I shared with you a couple of weeks back so watch this space!!
If you have any questions or need pricing on any of the items above just message me I’ll be happy to help
Savida, a label worth knowing! Last Wednesday I was kindly invited to pop into Dunnes Stores head office for a sneak preview of what’s to come into their stores for the Savida and Gallery Collections…
I am a huge fan of Savida (see previous post on collections I’ve worn) and I love to see how much it has evolved & grown in the past two years…To say I was impressed with the amount of hard work that has gone into pulling & selecting the collections is an understatement. They have some AMAZING quality pieces coming into the stores, now and in the next coming months. I had the opportunity to with meet with the fabulous and talented buyers who talked me through the collections piece by piece.
I never fully understood the amount of thought, blood, sweat and tears that the buyers go through in pulling a collection that is worthy to land on their store floors, and this visit was certainly an eye opener for me!
First up Savida, I am already a fan of this label and I adore their recent collections, they are young, chic and incredibly stylish but practical at the same time. There is something for everyone in their collections for summer, and the vibrant colours add lots of fun to it.
I love the variety available at Savida currently, there is something for everyone, practical items but with subtle details, making it that bit more unique. Colours are prominent, but the palettes chosen are wearable time and time again! Every collection coming up in the next few months all have a different palette. Blues and Yellows are visible for the current collection, yet reds, bright pinks, whites, navy’s, stripes are all more dominant in up and coming collections. All very wearable and pieces that will take you further into the autumn season too!
Savida have thought of every type of scenario or occasion (christening, bbq. summer party, races, communion) you might have, and created a collection for a strong busy woman..perception has always been that Dunnes is where your “mum” shopped for clothes, but this current mum who shops in Savida is young, trendy and very fashionable! The collection is younger and appeals to every sort of woman, the working professional in their 20’s, the busy but fashionable mom, the socialite girl, Savida has something for all these confident sophisticated ladies!
Savida have worked hard to change this perception of their clothing and have found the direction in where their collection is going, its remarkable how in such a short space of time they really have evolved and young fashionistas are sitting up and starting to notice!
So ladies keep your eyes peeled for these collections to land in-store, I had so many favourites I wanted and am impatiently waiting for them to hit the floor, top of my list is that beautiful giraffe print dress (top pic)….June cannot come quick enough..
I will be showing more of the collection in the next few days. There is so much gorgeous pieces, too much to show here but I will share them on my facebook page here!
Let me know what has caught your eye too and if you have any questions on pricing or when they will be available just send me a message, I be happy to help.
Embellished jumpers are definitely ones to have hanging in your wardrobe, Why’s that you ask? Well because they are easily dressed up or dressed down. And so handy to make you look good, even if you don’t feel it.
The beauty about embellished jumpers is they can look good with anything, jeans, and skirts.
I love this jumper and it is such a statement piece too with the embellishments on it. Its casual yet dressy.
I had my eye on this for a long time and when I spotted this jumper on sale I simply had to have it. Its from Asos by a brand called Starry Eyed and you’ll find it here. I got it in the petite size and sized down as its quiet a large fit. It’s such a stunning top and everytime I wear it I get asked about it (even from Strangers). I also spotted similar tops here, and here
Here is a closer pic of the detail on the jumper, I have also paired this with my nude/blush tulle skirt from Love Cherish and it looks great with it. The jeans I picked up from Vanilla Boutique and are the Rant and Rave brand for €65, the most comfortable jeans you’ll find and a great fit. Very flattering.
The heels are from Savida and are in stock at the moment (Mine are last years but there is a similar colour in stock at the moment)
So don’t be afraid to add a few embellished tops to the wardrobe as casual wear
I am loving the spring colours creeping in but in particular all those candy/bubblegum pinks and hot pinks. They are such a lovely change from black and perfect for Spring/Summer. In fact I love all the bright colours that pop up around this time of the year. And with this dull weather I find it really refreshing. I tend to purchase things now for the summer wardrobe too. Main reason being, we never really get much of a summer here in Ireland but I hate to wear dark colours during the summertime even if the weather feels like its confused and cold!! Hence its always a good idea to pick up bright jumpers/Tops/coats now
The thing about pink is it goes with absolutely everything blue jeans/black/grey jeans, oh and so perfectly with white!
Not only am I loving the pink but I adore all things frills at the moment, this little beauty above is Savida. Its like a sweatshirt material which I love but it can be dressed up. Dunnes Stores have really improved their branding and their style of clothing. This is from the Savida brand, which would have been regarded as a little more expensive but believe it or not this was €30 and is still available online here
I choose to wear mind with my black leathers but I’m planning on wearing these with white jeans when it becomes acceptable to pull them out and as the weather gets dryer!
The bag was a gift from hubbie as before and the heels are penneys as before also (They are current stock and €16)
There is some gorgeous pink clothing for this season girls so dont be afraid to try it out. Plus there is different options of hues in the colour pink, so something to suit every complexion
A girl can never have too many dresses right?? And we always manage to find the perfect dress for a night out..but how impossible is it to find a nice day dress these days..One that will go with any type of boot be it ankle or knee high along with a pair of heels.
This one I spotted flying through Dunnes one day and though it was perfect. It sits so nice on and the shape is so forgiving. Its great paired with heels and ankle boots but for this shoot I popped on a pair of knee highs which I picked up last January in the River Island sales. There is similar here for €54!
I love the detail in the top part of the dress it has frills and is really pretty. The neckline is lovely too. It is by Savida and there is a few still available in store, it is sold out online. The only thing I will say is size up on this.
I loved the lenght too and it looks great with opaque tights. I throw a fur collar over it, the collar is vintage but penneys are doing similar and swamp clothing.
So there’s my perfect day time dress for you girls
So girls I know some of you aren’t fans of getting too dressed up over Christmas as in throwing on tulles, flouncy dresses etc for Christmas day…I could go either way depends on the mood…but as a rule I tend to dress up
This is something I pulled together and figured it would be a nice Christmas day outfit look, its not overly dressy and you can hide a whole christmas turkey underneath!! Bonus!
The Jumper I picked up from one of my local boutiques Off The Rails Mitchelstown, the brand is new to the store which was recently acquired by Gill and they have beautiful stock. This jumper is unfortunately sold out but she has similar styles of the same brand.
I love the style of this jumper, although you cant see it, the black trim of the sleeves, shoulders and the bottom is all velvet and the main material is a scuba material. The sleeves are also mesh which I love and it makes the whole jumper very dressy. You can also find similar here and equally dressy jumpers here, here,and here
The leather pants are the Freddy ones and you can purchase here. The heels are Dunnes Stores from last year. They were €30 but they have brought out a similar colour which is available in store or here.
And finally I threw a fur scarf over my jumper, this one I picked up from Penneys last year but they have brought in other colours this year and are only €15.
Pics are by the ever talented Emer Irish Fashaholic we had so much fun shooting this look.