With its high waisted fit and bow to cover a multitude over the tummy area this dress is a dream.. I had been oowing and ahing over a similar skirt I spotted in Coast that was featured on Olivia Palermo, but its was that little bit too expensive for me. So when I spotted this one on Asos I simple had no hesitation in purchasing.
The colours are beautiful and its easy pair it up with any type of top. The one I’m wearing here is from Vanilla Boutique its old but I have found similar here from IClothing for €24.95..online here
The skirt is available here on Asos but is selling fast.
Apologies for the very little images but I have done a live video on this look and its available to view on my facebook page here
A huge thank you to Philip and the team at the Sheraton Hotel Athlone who allowed us shoot in this beautiful room, a better view on the video above.
Its an amazing hotel with beautiful views all over Athlone Town & the River Shannon, not to mention its attached to Athlonetowncentre, so plenty of shopping too which is even better!!
Pics by my talented Brother Derek Cassells and if you have any queries regarding the photography or video he created just message me.
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
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.
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
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
*This is not a sponsored post or am I in anyway affiliated to Corali
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
A pretty skirt for any occasion is very hard come by…I kid you not. So when I spotted this one I simply had to have it..its that one skirt you can wear during the day its dressy but with a hint of sexy with the lace hem…
Most importantly you can wear it during the day or night..you can dress it down with a grungy tshirt and converse and its got that nice edgy casual look if you are brave enough to pull it off!
I on the other hand, am not that brave sometimes, maybe its my height that restricts me from being more edgy but I stuck to safe for this look..But first lets talk about this skirt!
I adored it from the moment I saw it in Bella Dungarvan I bought it instantly and even though I had nothing or no clue what to wear it with I simply had to have it…its a pleated skirt but with a delicate almost see through lace hem! It is so feminine which i love and even though its pleated its tulle material.
Its slightly high waisted again another bonus as it hides a multitude and trust me I have things to hide 🙂 Its the perfect colour to carry you through the Spring/Summer season.
I paired this skirt with a simple white fine knit jumper from H&M, I will however wear it with a simple cami over the summer for a night out. The reason for pairing it with a knit is a have two of my gorgeous nieces communions coming up and feel this will be perfect to wear for either of their communions. Understated!
The skirt was €48, and the Top from H&M was €29.99 and still in store and online here
The bag was a gift from my Brother but its by Parfois.
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.
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.
Day to night tops are hard come by and when you find one my advise is nab it! This is a great one as its smart for during the day but equally as stylish for a night out with the girls straight after work!
I love the lace in the top but I also love the white collar even more, it makes it the perfect day to night top. A monochrome look never dates and this top can be worn with tailored black trousers also. Its from Littlewoods Ireland and designed by none other than Myleene Klass its reduced here to €40.50 here.
Here’s a closer look at the top..it has see through sleeves and is see through half way down the back, its so elegant and the fit is true to size. The quality is excellent and very comfortable on. I have also worn this with blue jeans for a more casual look.
Again I am living in this Freddy leather trousers, I can honestly say they were a great buy, I have got more than the price per wear on these. So I’d highly recommend them if you are even considering buying them. The heels are Penneys’ and a great buy as they go with loads in the wardrobe. This top would look good tucked into a black skater skirt. To finish this look above, I always throw on a camel coat with it and it looks very smart and chic at the same time.
If you need any more details just ask you can pm on my facebook page here.
I hope you enjoyed this look.
Pics are by the talented and lovely Emer Irish Fashaholic she is so gifted at what she does and its always so much fun working with her.