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Embellished Jumpers

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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.

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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.

Casual Wear

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

Pics by the gorgeous Irina Happy Memories Photography

Until next time

Love Pam

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Pink is the new black!

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

Pics are by the talented Emer from Irish Fashaholic

Until next time

Love 

Pam xx

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My Style and a little boutique in the south east!

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You all know I’m all about affordable fashion and supporting local boutiques or not even local but Irish owned Boutiques.. I’ve said it so many times, everyone should pop into their local boutiques, you’ll be surprised what you’ll find and how inexpensive it can be…Everyone has this misconception that boutiques are expensive…yes some are but the majority of our Irish owned boutiques aren’t and you can find some lovely affordable pieces for any occasion. Times have changed and I have got some gorgeous pieces in the last few years from Irish owned Boutiques…

If you saw on my Facebook page the other night, I popped into a little gem of a shop located in the south east of Ireland, and discovered some beautiful pieces. In the thriving town of Dungarvan lies a Boutique called Signet-Boutique  it’s so pretty, they have an amazing collection and you’ll always find something that little bit special here. I’m lucky I visit Dungarvan a lot as my lovely sister lives there, so its hard not to pop into it when I’m visiting! Finola and the girls are incredibly helpful and so lovely. Last Saturday I popped in for a quick look, and let me tell you its never quick as you’ll be seduced by the stock!! So here’s a look at what I picked up ….

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I adore this top from Signet its one of those tops that is perfect for a night out or catch up with the girls during the daytime/evening time, its dressy but can be worn casual. The detail on this top is incredible. I love the bow part and hems on the sleeves as they are all sequins while the rest of the top is a t-shirt type material. It is the most comfiest top I’ve worn. At  €59.99 it definitely looks a lot more!!

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I paired the Top with my Freddy Leathers which you may have noticed I wear to death, I didn’t pick the leathers up in Signet but guess what ladies? Signet stock the freddy jeans and leathers!! Another good reason for you to pop in!!

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Anytime I wear these leather pants I’m inundated with questions about them! They are extremely comfy and true to size.

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The heels are my all time bargain, picked these up in Penneys for €16 .. love them!

So girls do pop into Signet if you live or are down near the area, I promise you won’t be disappointed, they are also on facebook and I’m pretty sure they’ll take orders online!! This top is only one of many fabulous pieces they have in stock. Their link is here

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Lots more looks in the pipeline and pretty busy for the next few weeks, but can I just thank Emer Irish Fashaholic for these amazing pictures. And how beautiful are the interiors in the Penthouse of the Clayton Hotel Cork City, want them for my own house :). I love working with Emer, always great fun and chats, and I wish her the best of luck with her new arrival on the way in a few weeks xx

Until next time

Love 

Pam xx

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Poco by Pippa O Connor Review

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Well last weekend it was hubbies birthday and he decided we’d head off for a romantic night…eh no it was  actually for a full night sleep without any minions climbing into our bed at some unmerciful hour of the night!! Not only that Hubs decided to send me off to Limerick for the day…Low and behold Pippa O’Connor was having a pop up store in Limerick on the same day!!(As my sister asked while calling her on the way down..Whose birthday is it again?? I know right?)

Now before going into the pop up shop I had an idea of what I wanted and after looking like a 100 times online I decided it was…the slimmers!

When I got there I was  met with a queue but in fairness it moved pretty quickly..as always and to be expected (as it is Pippa after all) the pop up shop was beautifully set out…very classy and the girls on hand to greet us, were so so helpful, very informative and full of advise!! We could try two at a time and I mentioned I wanted to try them all…research ladies research!!!

As they handed me the Leather look and the Off Duty I couldn’t help but notice how soft the “Off Duty” felt I mean incredibly soft!

So here’s the rundown on all the jeans by each style and I’ll let you know at the end what I ordered!

The Leather Look

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Can I say in general for any leather look jean I’m not a huge fan ..perhaps its that coated feel but that is just me personally..Just before I tried them on I was advised to go a size down on all the jeans, as all are stretchy material. I am a size 8 in river Island jeans so they suggested a 6 (Now that’s a first!!) Visions of burst zips, ripped jeans, one toe just fitting in the leg and not moving any further…you get my drift!!! With a nervous voice I ask Michelle McGrath was she sure about that..I am definitely not a 6!! But she reassured me they’d fit!! Suffice to say the 6 was perfect…the jeans went on no problem and stretched to fit my shape. I went for the shorter lenght to try on as I’m only 5’5 and generally ( Any Regular is a little longer on me and I end up rolling them up).  The short lenght was perfect, slightly below the ankle (so no rolling up), and the shape was nice on ..now don’t get me wrong the leather look was nice and comfortable, and gave your figure a great shape. The other thing I like about all poco jeans is that they are either a mid rise or high rise (The leather look is mid rise), so no exposing anything embarrassing when bending down and no pulling up jeans numerous times during the day!

Over all they are nice,  give a good shape but not gone on the coated feel ((maybe that is just a personal thing as I am not gone on the coated look I prefer faux leather). I did notice that because they were being tried on so much there was a few makeup marks on the waistline of the jeans but that’s normal for coated jeans so clean your hands before putting them on. These are priced at €90

The Off Duty

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As I said straight up when handed these jeans to try on in the waiting room, I was instantly in love as they were unbelievably soft. On trying them they fitted so comfortably, I could see myself wearing these on a night out or living in them every day for school runs, walking, running around shopping etc. The girls also mentioned they could be worn with heels or trainers which was so true! Again the fit was high rise(no exposure bending down to pick the toddler up!) and slightly distressed. They were lovely and stretchy too. They say they are a loose fit but I found the 6 nice and fitted around the waist/ Bum area but the leg and below the thigh was more a relaxed fit but not too slouchy which is nice for a change. I was told they will loosen out below the knee but not anywhere else so a nice laid back look jean (hence the off duty name!)  Instantly I was sold, they are without a doubt a lovely pair of jeans and worth every penny (That’s just my preference!And they seemed to suit my shape) They only come in a lenght 29″ but are meant to be worn rolled up. They are priced at €90.

The Slimmers

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I love a nice skinny jean and these were definitely skinny…now they weren’t like those skinny’s that you try on and literally cant get the leg up over your knee..these also are a stretchy material. They are mid to high rise (Bonus) but it was the shape of the top of these jeans I loved. They lift your bum up and have a lovely shape around the bum area, the stitching has a little similarity to salsa jeans. The fit past the waist was comfortable but very fitted on the legs. The lenght I tried in these was regular as the short wasn’t available and it went half way over my foot. (again I’m 5’5 so definitely need the shorter lenght). Again I liked these particularly around the bum area it gave a lovely shape with the stitching. They weren’t my favourite although the more I looked at the fit on my shape the more they grew on me, I think  the lenght threw me a bit (plus i wouldn’t have the skinniest of legs either)…overall they were nice and gave a great shape. These jeans are a little more expensive than the others at €110.

The Saturday night

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What can I say, as soon as I tried these on I loved them. A gorgeous comfy jean and so flattering, I can see why they are so popular. They have very stretchy material,  I tried the size 6 and shorter lenght (28″ which hit my ankle). They have a slight fading throughout but more so on the knee part. (The only thing I would say is they could fade more, as you wash them so just be conscious of this). They were gorgeous around the waist/bum area, i believe they are described as bum lifting and that they are. They are incredibly comfortable not as soft as the Off Duty but still so so comfy. A jeans for any occasion, (night out or casual with trainers running after young ones!!) Without a doubt I loved these also. A little more expensive than the slimmer or off duty at €110 but worth it for the shape and comfort alone.

In the end my favourite are “The off Duty”…a gorgeous jean for day or night…so well done Pippa, you know what us women want and with the options of styles there is something to suit every type of shape and woman! You can find all styles here

The only thing I will say is we definitely could do with more pop up shops please, Pippa, as you can’t really judge what suits your shape until you try them on 🙂

Hope that helped girls and any other questions you might have, just ask me

Until next time

Love

Pam xx

(Images of each style is from Poco by Pippa O’Connor * This is not a sponsored post)

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The suede Trench Coat..

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So suede has gone crazy for winter, and huge this season…its everywhere and on every item of clothing be it tops, skirts, dresses jackets and coats. Its so nice and I opted for a suede trench coat. Its the texture and the warmth of it that sold it for me. Albeit lets hope the rain doesnt hit it 🙂

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For this look I paired it with my River Island leathers, again I purchased them last year but they still have them as they restock every year and you’ll find them in store and here. I also picked these boots up from TK Maxx, they are guess boots and were a steal at €45!

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Its the back of this trench that I love the way its shaped and the style of it. I like that its got a waterfall front too…I have paired it with Nike trainers too and looks just as good. This Coat is available from Vanilla Boutique and is now reduced in their sale for €45 a bargain!!

Pics are by Emer Irish Fashaholic who is a doll and we always have so much fun.

Hope you like the look

Until next time

Love Pam xx

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The day dress for any wardrobe …My style

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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!

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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.

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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

Hope you like,

Until next time

Love Pam xx

Pics by Emer Irish Fashaholic

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My christmas party dress!

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So there’s been lots of parties over the Christmas..loads of fun to be had…I had one already but we’ve a few planned from Stephens day onwards…now we can all be broke trying to buy some party dresses. But when I spotted this one in Penneys I thought yep this will definitely be worn loads over the Christmas!

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Its so comfy and reminds me a little bit of the self portrait dress except its incredible comfy and not a bit stiff the material that is! Its a lace style but it was the price that surprised me, at €25 it had to go in my wardrobe! It comes in a gorgeous wine colour too but I always think black never goes out of fashion, particularly a little black dress!

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The back of it is so lovely too its see through which makes it even nicer and I love the long sleeves.

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In fact I’m dressed head to toe in Penneys, the fur scarf is penneys last season but they have lots of other colours in stock at the moment..navy, mink, grey and lots of others! The shoes are penneys are so comfy the back detail in the heel is lovely with a lace up.

Hope you liked this look, its such a fun dress and at that price you cant leave it behind!

Until next time

Love Pam xx

Pics by the fabulous Emer Irish Fashaholic

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Christmas day outfit -My Style

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Hope you like it and again any questions just ask

Until next time

Love Pam xx

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More from the gem that is Love Cherish! Christmas outfits Part 2

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As promised Ladies, I did say I would follow up with some more beauts from Love Cherish…there was so much choice and I could only snap a few as I just didn’t the time to snap more, if we did poor Emer IrishFashaholic would be here all week, seriously Maeve has some selection of gorgeous dresses.

So who doesn’t love a red dress for Christmas?? Its funny, its one colour I really don’t wear. I used to think it wasn’t my colour but If I get the right hue I love it!!…The dress below was easily one of my favourites..its got a very self portrait look about it!! Super sexy but in a subtle way!

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I love the see through material on this dress and the lenght is divine, I paired it with a nude heel but you could also pair with black as its winter and a black fur stole to keep you warm..cream fur would work just as well! And Maeve has these gorgeous fur stoles in store!In fact she has all accessories for any outfit, no shortage of bags, jewellery or fur!

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I particularly loved the back as its just so pretty and again its the little details that makes this dress slightly different! It was unbelieveably comfy and the colour is so vibrant…

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As I mentioned in my previous post girls, the thing I really love about Love Cherish, is it has something for everyone and at affordable prices!! (All the more reason to support a local Irish owned Boutique!) This dress is priced at €70 which is unbelievable value!

Next up is a sparkly number, this I loved, it was the simplicity of it and it is gorgeous, would be perfect for any event

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Its a lovely lenght plus the shape and tunic style of this dress would hide anything unforgiving underneath 🙂 Trust me after two babies nothing is ever quiet the same again when it comes to your shape!

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This dress is also great value and is priced at €102!! Who can argue with that as it looks way more expensive…the beading is a pinky and rose gold colour which makes it even more unique…Definitely one to have in your wardrobe…

I had so much fun shooting these looks from Love Cherish, as I said Maeve and the girls are all gorgeous and extremely helpful. Since writing this post they’ve also received loads of new stock so go check them out, its a little gem of a boutique and Maeve is so lovely, one of those kind of girls you feel like you’ve know forever!

Pics are by Emer IrishFashaholic (need I say more about this gal!)

Hope you like, and any questions on the dresses just ask girls

Until then

Love Pam 

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Love Cherish…a little beauty in Charleville

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Well as you know, I have talked a million times about Love Cherish..when I first started this blog one of my earlier posts was on all the gorgeous local Boutiques in the county Cork..and Love Cherish was top of the list…since then we’ve had snapchat and I am becoming a personal stalker of Love Cherish’s snaps (@lovecherish1)..Not only have they the most divine stock but Maeve is hilarious..she’s gorgeous inside and out and if shes not unpacking mountain loads of dresses and clothes, you’ll find her dressing up & modelling the new arrivals..(which I love as its always nice to see the clothes on)  or mopping floors haha no joke!!!

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Love Cherish is beautiful though and the shop has recently located, the space and look of it, is all things girlie and fabulous…the girls are so helpful and friendly too…I was so delighted to collaborate with Maeve and Love Cherish, and the gorgeous Emer Irish Fashaholic took my pics (Its hard work trying to make me look half decent so Emer’s a genius really!!),  I’m excited to share the looks with you guys over the next few days..

As Christmas is coming we all have that special occasion where we need a wow dress…or a little sparkle! And this look was a pretty special combo I fell in love with …

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Maeve has stock that you literally drool over and this piece was no exception ..its actually not a dress but a two piece..

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This sequin top is a bodysuit and the most comfortable piece ever…its perfect for the festive season too and look at the back…

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The back is see through mesh but fear not ladies you could still wear a bra with this perhaps black and it will still look gorgeous!

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The tulle skirt is so dreamy and I felt like a right little princess floating around Charleville..(albeit I did get a few funny looks :)!! Bear in mind it was morning time shooting this look!)

The top is €49 and currently sold out but due back on the 16th of December, you need to contact them pretty fast to get on the list xx And the skirt is available and priced at €82. You can contact the girls on (063) 21830.

Even if you don’t live near Love Cherish you should follow them on facebook..their stock is amazing and there is something new every week…All beautiful stock that you can order over the phone which I have done several times… plus you re supporting a local Irish Boutique and the beauty about Love Cherish is its so affordable.

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A perfect outfit for a Christmas party, wedding or balls, so don’t hang around with this look girls as it’ll be gone!

More to come in the next few days

Until then

Pam

x

*All pics by the fabulous Emer @Irishfashaholic

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