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Back to school back to blogging

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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

Love

Pam 

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Embroidered tops

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Embroidered tops, who else is obsessing about these?…I have I’d safely say about ten of them hanging in my wardrobe…much to my hubbies amusement..he reckons they are all the same or morphed into the same top!!

Embroidered top

This newest obsession above is from Zara, and it is so comfy especially with the humidity lately. It literally goes with everything and a super top to just throw on and look dressed up!

noisy may

I love the bell sleeves on this one too, sleeves are really having their moment this season aren’t they?..and I love the bell sleeve once its not down to my elbows otherwise I have an almighty mess at the end of the sleeve from mum duties!! You get the picture!

summertop

I paired this with these super soft jeans from Noisy may and are incredible value ..these have been worn and washed now about 50 times!! New Look heels are old stock unfortunately but they do have similar online.

 A little close up of the top above. As you can see the embroidery is really pretty and its a gorgeous cotton top..I have worn this with a denim skirt and also paired it with shorts and white jeans and red heels. It washes really well and doesn’t loose its shape.. It really is a bargain buy and you’ll find the details of where to purchase here

A huge thank you to my brother Derek for these pics and to the Sheraton Athlone Hotel for use of their amazing rooms..

Hope you enjoyed this look and any questions just ask me

Until next time

Pam

xx

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Summertime tops

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Summertime tops are being pulled out and bought galore by me that is..There’s nothing nicer than tops that you can wear with white jeans or shorts and that are breathable!

Ones that you can throw on for a summer barbecue or a day time look . And that will pass as a night time look if you plan on staying out late!! Not asking for much am I? I love those kind of tops and this one is just the perfect one for that kind of occasion!

This stop was a steal from Zara and I love that there is lovely little subtle detailing on the neckline and Sleeve and hem line. It has fab bell sleeves and the lace embroidered detail is beautiful.  You can see the top in more detail here

I paired this top with white jeans  from River Island (old stock) as its gives it a great summery look and the heels are New look which you’ll find here.

The open back is lovely too again subtle but elegant details!

This top can be easily worn with shorts too and what I love about it is that its such a dressy simple look. Its the perfect summer top as the material is mainly made out of cotton and very breathable!It has an uneven hem as in it dips at the back again another thing I love about it. Covering everything so I don’t ask the question  does my bum look big in this 🙂

The pics were taking by my talented brother Derek and a huge thank you to the Sheraton Athlone Hotel for allowing us use one of their stunning rooms with amazing views, if you are ever looking for a hotel in the midlands then this is definitely one hotel you need to book!

If you have any questions about the look please feel free to message me. This top is one of my favourites at the moment and such great value!

Hope you liked it

Until next time

Pam xx

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A Simple but chic daytime look

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A simple but chic daytime look is my main priority these days…perhaps with a preschool and school run my wardrobe just doesn’t seem to allow for anything else!

But casual does not have to be boring..and with summer coming it can be fun playing around more with casual looks. Hence why the white jeans are being pulled out!! Its totally acceptable to wear them in the summer months even if the weather isn’t sunny!

Because of being a busy mum, comfort and casual are priority but i also find shopping local is easier for me!! And luckily I have a lot of beautiful Irish owned boutiques on my doorstep, who also stock affordable pieces.

Both these items the white jeans and the shirt are from a local boutique called Hickeys Fashion Fermoy..I always like to have a browse around this store as they have some gorgeous pieces. They cater for all ages and  in more recent times, their price point has changed and is amazing value for good quality casual and dressy pieces. They stock French connection which is what I’m wearing above. They also stock other young brands which are a little more edgy and different which is why I love pottering into Hickeys! The girls in the store are unbelievably helpful and so friendly and nothing is a problem! And I love how well laid out the store is..you can see everything!

I love this shirt and the fact its not fitted or has buttons from top to bottom is perfect. I find it hard sometimes to get a shirt that one button doesn’t pop open or stretch across the breast area. With this top you wont have that problem. Also its a great top after giving birth or if you are trying to hide the first three months of pregnancy!! (I am not by the way :-))

The top is great quality and the detailing on the collar is beautiful, its lace! I also love the back of it too and the lenght of it just covers your bum area nicely.

At €78 its great value and I have a feeling I will get plenty of wear out of this one!! I have since washed it and it doesnt loose it shape whatsoever. There was so much choice in Hickeys for Tops I wanted the whole lot but I think I’d probably be divorced if I bought everything!!

The white jeans are so comfy and are extremely soft, they don’t feel like denim at all and they have a lovely shape and are mid rise!

I paired them with a tan heel which is from New Look (but old season) but similar here and the Michael Kors bag was a gift from my hubbie.

Its a great day time look and you could easily pop a pair of white shorts with this in hotter weather or pair it with blue jeans and it would look super..I definitely think you could wear this look for evening drinks too!

If you are ever around near Hickeys in Fermoy, do pop in as you will be pleasantly surprise with what they have to offer and I am telling you now, you will not leave empty handed…

Photographs by the talented and fun Brid O’Donovan

For details on the jeans and the Shirt top contact Hickeys Fashion Fermoy on 025 31454

Hope you like the looks

Until Next time
Love Pam xx

* I have not been paid or is this a sponsored post.

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The Pretty Jumper

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Jumper

The pretty jumper is always one I have in the wardrobe and replenish it over and over again..its handy for all types of seasons, but this particular one is handy for spring summer. This is the type of jumper you can wear with jeans, dressy tailored trousers, skirts or over dresses. The great all rounder!

I fell in love with this floral number the moment I saw it. I was thorn between two colours, the black or the white. But as its summer I felt the white would be more appropriate.

Its a really pretty delicate jumper. I am not normally drawn to florals but I do like this piece,  I think  the fact the florals are embroidered was the reason I liked it more. It is light weight so not too heavy.

A better look at the jumper. The tulle sleeves with embroidery make it that more elegant and delicate. The back is just plain which is nice as if there was more embroidery at the back of the top it would just become fussy! Its a lovely fit too and not at all baggy which is why I find it easy to pair it with dressy trousers and skirts. Its a nice neat fit. I picked it up from Vanilla Boutique I think from memory for €48. (Zara has similar in black here)

 I paired it with these noisy may jeans €34.99 I got from Born Clothing I find these jeans a lovely fit too and the best bit is I’ve washed them lots now and the black has barely faded! The shoes are my regular nude heels from Asos that I featured in previous posts.

I have featured this bag before but I wanted to give you a proper look at it ..I picked it up in TK Maxx and it was the best buy ever. Its so handy as a cross body bag and I can fit everything bar the kitchen sink into it …I have to say I love TK maxx for bags and Sunglasses (the pair I’m wearing are also from TK Maxx)

I hope you liked this look and  thanks for reading xx

Pics are by the gorgeous Irina from Happy Memories Photography

Until next time

Love Pam x

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The dress you can wear on its own or over jeans

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The dress you can wear over jeans…say what now? I’ve noticed that I am starting to play around with my style lately and for some unknown reason I’m liking wearing dresses over jeans…Maybe its just an age thing or something but I kind of like this style.

Don’t get me wrong I like wearing the dress on its own too with a pair of rose gold heels for date night. But I want to get more wear out of the dresses that are hanging idle in the wardrobe. The ones that are short enough for a night out ..not too short mind..but are just that little bit too short to be wearing on their own running after kids and picking up toys!! Hence where the jeans come into it.

I spotted this dress in one of my local boutiques Corali and loved it…I love the colours & Print on this dress and its incredibly comfortable. Its a one size fits all dress and so roomy, it definitely would fit up to size 14. I actually put my own belt around it to give it more of a shape and the pleats in this dress are so flattering too. Its the perfect dress for spring.

A closer look at the dress so as you can see the pleats throughout…it also has bell sleeves.  I had this belt from another dress that works perfectly with it. A tan belt will also look good. The bag is from TK Maxx (as before) on previous post, its getting get mileage and was an absolute bargain.

The jeans are as before from Stradivarius and you’ll find them here ..again another bargain and getting loads of wear out of these jeans as they are so comfy. The heels are old but you’ll find similar nude heels from Asos here

This dress is a great all rounder and I think it works with jeans. Caroline still has this dress in stock and I guarantee you its the most comfortable dress especially if you are out for dinner 🙂  I have a few other dresses hanging in the wardrobe too that I’ve started to wear with jeans I guess if the lenght is just below your thigh then you can wear it with jeans ..any longer in lenght and you may not pull off this look .

Hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any questions just ask I’m happy to help

Pics by the fabulous Irina @Happy Memories Photography

Until next time

Love 

Pam xx

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This seasons biker jacket!

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This seasons biker jacket i am loving..

You know when your looking for a casual jacket but the denim jacket just wont suffice as its just too casual for that dressy casual look that you are trying to pull off?? Well this seasons jacket that’s in every highstreet you could possibly think of is perfect and its the biker jacket…but in the pastel colours!

Its the perfect type of jacket to turn a casual look into a slightly dressier look than normal. It works with pretty much everything! You may have seen me wear it in a recent post with a dress I picked up in Debenhams, if you haven’t you’ll find the post here.

I love the colours that are available in these type of jackets and the fact that its a soft suede makes it nice and warm and not too heavy if that makes sense. Mind you, it needs to be looked after as it can easily get stained. I picked a blush pink as it goes with everything. I have spottted nice baby blues and beige also and they are equally nice. I picked this up in Stradivarius for €45.95 so it didn’t cost an arm and a leg. You’ll find it here I’ve also spotted similar in Zara but a little bit more expensive.

I kept the look simple and casual and paired it with this simple frill top from Penneys which was only €12 or something like that. Got it about a month ago although I know they are still in stock. Zara have a similar top to that here I also paired it with my black noisy may jeans which you’ll find here. The bag is parfois as before. It just goes with every outfit.

Thanks to the beautiful Irina from Happy Memories Photography for all the fab pics.

Hope you enjoyed the post, any questions just ask.

Until next time

Love 

Pam xx

 

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Casual Wear during Easter Term

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Casual wear during the Easter Holiday…so I’ve been living in casual wear since the kids got their holidays..Mainly because the alarm clock (aka two minions) have been waking up at ungodly hours and I’m literally too tired to even think let alone decide what to throw on..hence nice casual wear for the day. Its a comfy and little more relaxed easy look when dealing with two kids all day 🙂

This current piece is from a little boutique which only recently opened called Corali. It is owned by a gorgeous girl called Caroline, who is unbelievably helpful, and has an amazing eye for good quality affordable fashion!

I grabbed this jumper from her store a few weeks back, as soon as I tried it on I loved it…its so comfy but a fab piece too with lovely little details on the arms (a star on one side and an anchor the other side) This is a two in one piece with the collar and hem attached to the jumper. Its all in one and I can’t count how many times I’ve been complimented when wearing it.

Its a fine knit jumper and perfect for this kind of weather, as in cold one day nice and mild the next. The jumper also looks well with a navy blazer. I washed this a good few times now and it hasn’t lost it shape, the quality is excellent for the price I paid for it at €48 (from memory)

The lenght of the jumper is lovely too not too long for a 5’4 shorty like me but a nice lenght all the same. I paired mine with my stradivarius jeans which were €19.95, find them instore or here. I have these jeans a while and what I will say about them is they are true to size and after several wears & washes they have kept their shape. The only thing is they are distressed jeans and the rips on the knee have widened a lot more so if you don’t really like when that happens then avoid these jeans.

The heels are from Littlewoods Ireland but they are sold out sorry guys but Asos have similar here.

So a nice casual day time look for any wardrobe and as far as I know Corali still have these in stock, if you contact Caroline in the link above you’ll can order over the phone.

Hope you like and if you have any questions just ask me

Until next time

Love 

Pam 

xx

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Casual outfit wearing Grey jeans Part 1

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I love a casual outfit particular grey jeans, they are that one colour that seems to go with everything. I completely forgot about this pair hanging in the wardrobe. And when I pulled them out I couldn’t resist popping them on and wearing them with everything else grey in my wardrobe 🙂

Casual Outfit

They re the kind of jeans that go with all types of colours, I’d normally pair them with a white top, or pink jumper, denim shirt , you have endless choices. These jeans are actually from Tesco F&F clothing. At the time prior to buying them, I had been to-ing and fro-ing about buying grey jeans as I wasn’t sure whether I’d wear them or not. I bought these ones for €28 they are body shaping ones and are quiet nice. They actually still stock them. Since I pulled them out I have begun to love wearing the grey jeans and will be in investing in more pairs. These ones are been worn to death!

sleeveless coat

In order to keep it a casual outfit look, I paired them with a fine knit Zara jumper, I love the detail on the sleeve it has pearls and a slight frill, which makes it very pretty and easy to dress up. You can find it here.

Grey waistcoat

I threw this New look sleeveless coat over the whole outfit as its still quiet cold out. I love this one as I wear it with everything, I bought it over a year ago but they did bring it back in again this year. However they appear to be sold out at the moment. Oasis has a similar one in the sale and available here.

leopard print

Of course me being me, I had to add a little bit of fun to the outfit and to lift it a bit, hence the leopard print heels. I think they actually work with the outfit and are a nice change to a block coloured heel. They are fun too, these heels are old from New look but there is similar available here and here.

I’ll have more looks on how to style a grey pair of jeans and let me know how you style them?

Until next time

Love Pam 

xxx

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