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Trending this Autumn/Winter 2016

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Hi Everyone,

So another season and more trends…and with that in mind what should one wear for the coming Autumn/Winter? There is lots of gorgeous bits and choice around for everyone. This season its all about the detail, inspiration for designers has been taken from the street, sport, film, fantasy, fairytale, modern art and miltary hence the highstreet has us spoilt for choice!

Oriental Print!

Take inspiration from the far east and add a touch of Orient to your wardrobe. Think floral,silken fabrics, and bright prints. There is plenty of this trend on the highstreet so its time to embrace this beautiful decadent trend.


Top left: Zara embroidered dress €60 find it here, Zara Black lace heels €49.95 here, Topshop Denim Shirt €46 available here, Center Zara Embroidered skirt €39.95 available here, Zara Printed dress €59.95 here, River Island Black cut out heels €75 available here, River Island floral skirt €40 available here


Oasis Sashiko Wrap pencil skirt €47.50 available here, Biba lace Oriental print Blouse €96 available here, Oasis V&A pencil skirt €59 available here, Oasis V&A bomber jacket €71 available here, Oasis V&A embroidered jumper €57 available here

Mad Metal!!

This trend is taking the fashion industry by storm, from footwear, to dresses. Wearing this metallic can be tricky so keep accessories to a minimum and if your going with metallic footwear keep the remaining outfit simple and casual. Think “sci fi fi”looks when it comes to this trend…not for the faint hearted!


Closet Bronze metallic pleated skirt €66.67 here, Topshop Metallic Cami Dress €117 available here, Missguided Gold metal trainers €24, available here, Silver biker jacket €49.95 available in Zara stores nationwide in next two weeks. Topshop gold point shoes €25 available here. Zara Metallic Flounce skirt €39.95 available here

Khaki Staples!

Whether its an army shirt, parka or utility trousers, every girls should own a military inspired piece this season. Such an easy trend to wear. Team Khaki shirts with Denim and a pair of killer heels! Don’t forget to add those statement accessories!! You’re in the Army now!


Top Right: River Island Khaki Lightweight Jacket €75 here, River Island Khaki lace up heels €65 available here, Center Khaki Shirt €39.95 available here, Khaki belted utility peg trousers €55 available here. Denim Crop tie shirt €50 available here

Gothic Glam/Femme Fatale!

Gothic glam or the dark femme fatale is dominating the trends for Autumn/Winter. Floaty layers of sheer blacks, Glam goth with lace edgings and layers. Its about the sheer and lace and if you are to invest in one thing make it a sheer/lace top/blouse that can be worn with both denim and evening wear. With this trend keep the neckline high in tops and dresses and not only can you go dark black, try oxblood and midnight blues.


Zara Stiletto Heel sandals €39.95 available here, Topshop double strap v cami €20, River Island black lace hem duster jacket €55, available here, River Island Khaki satin lace hem mini skirt €37 available here


River Island black lace bodysuit €33 available here also comes in Ox Blood colour. (Top right) Center: Asos Spot mesh maxi dress €73.33, here, bottom left Asos top with ruffle collar in lace €40 available here, bottom right: Asos lace floral mesh bodycon dress with bodysuit €126.66 available here

Bomber Jackets!

Bomber jackets are having their moment this year and are continuing to dominate the Autumn/Winter. The jacket doesn’t have to be a one hit wonder either, it can be worn with anything…jeans, tulle skirts, a mini dress with thigh high boots(which are also on trend for this season!) It doesn’t have to be a plain bomber either although the neutral colour palette will allow you wear it with anything. I’m particularly loving the embellished Bomber at the moment but then I am a bit of a magpie!


Miss Selfridge satin embroidered bomber €71 available here, Navy embellished bomber €100 available here, Top right Miss Selfridge Blush bomber jacket €85 available here, Bottom left Floral bomber from River Island €87 available here, Bottom Right: Embellished black bomber jacket by Lace & beads €115 available here

Bag it up!!

Loving the burst of colour and fresh new styles that has landed in our highstreet stores.Not to mention the simple shape bags around that have muted tones with minimal fuss (the mustard bag in the center is a perfect example of this trend!). At the other extreme is the novelty bags with their quirky stamps and stars!


Top left Zara Mini Crossbag €45.95 availablehere, Topshop Rita Arrow Clutch bag €46 available here, New Look Blue toned shoulder bag €19.99 available here, center row; Zara Mini vinyl backpack €29.95 available here, Zara mustard colour backpack €26.95 available in stores sold out online. (Similar here ) Zara printed backpack €39.95 available here, Bottom row; Pony print top clutch bag €44 available here, Topshop badge detailed clutch €36 available here, New look embroidered Floral print chain shoulder bag €29.99 here

So now you’re armed with the knowledge… go forth and happy shopping 😉 !!

Until next time

Pam xx


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Athlone Towncentre…The shopping haven of the midlands!!

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Right I may be biased but I do love this shopping center, there is nothing I love more than heading home and sneaking away minus kids into Athlone Town Centre, you midland ladies don’t know how lucky you are, having this on your doorstep!

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This weekend was no exception when visiting home, I hightailed it in there with my two sisters. Its like our home ritual if we’re all in Westmeath at the same time!!I actually think my older sister has a worse obsession for it than me!!!

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(Pic: @athlonetowncenter)

A quick Coffee/Tea break in Starbucks and we’re off, normally we hit River Island and work our way around and up!

I am a TK Maxx addict and I have to say the store in the Town Centre is fantastic, I have picked up fabulous stuff in there, Sunnies, bags, shoes you name it I’ve nabbed it!!

As you know Zara is my second home, I’ve an obsession with it, I should have shares in the place at this stage!!! The one in Athlone Town centre is amazing, it has so much stock, I love it!!

Next victim is Oasis stores, yes I have recently spent half the bank balance in there ..seriously loving the floral prints at the moment.

They have fantastic shops in the center, Born clothing, Next,Marks and Spencers, shoe lace (A fab shoe shop with unbelievable prices), Vero Moda, JD Sports, Tommy Hilfiger, Pamela Scotts (picked up a fab pair of salsa jeans there recently) Fields, Monsoon, Topshop, River Island as I mentioned, Zara, Oasis, oh and did I say Warehouse, yes warehouse another one of my favourites. They also have one of the best H&M stores. I love nabbing things from H&M when I’m home, now I know there is a H&M in Cork city but its not the same as having all your favourite stores under the one roof!! They are just a few of the stores in the Centre, but there’s over 60 stores in there!


They have Tiger which is lovely for quirky bits for the house, Sketchers is also a new addition, and do not get me started on McGorisks Pharmacy, for any beauty lover this place is a mecca for any type of beauty products you would need. They store AMAZING brands, cailyn, the balm, Flormar, Paese cosmetics, they have a huge selection those are only a handful of whats on offer. They are also stocking the fab bombay cups and candles, unfortunately they didn’t have my letter in stock at the weekend..no matter I will be back!! Any excuse!!

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There is some fab restaurants if you feel peckish during the day and I would recommend “the Fattted Calf” it is divine!! And when your weight down with shopping bags just pop into the Sheraton for a little tipple!!

The centre is constantly organising superb events on a weekly or monthly basis not to mention special offers etc. Don’t believe me well check out some exciting events coming up in the next few weeks http://goo.gl/R8Wl8D Most recently I was lucky enough to attend a fabulous fashion show called the style sensation hosted by Susanne Jackson aka So Sue Me. It was also the final for Midlands Next Top Model, and the beautiful and deserving winner was Ciara Jennings, although all the contestants were gorgeous.


(The gorgeous Ciara Jennings)



Some of the looks at Style Sensation, just gorgeous outfits from a variety of stores.

If you are looking for a centre that not only has fantastic brands in one roof, but organised activities on a regular basis then Athlone Town Centre is the place for it. Without its a shopping mecca of the midlands and they are constantly growing and increasing their brands and stores…now currently penciling in my next visit!! Pic below is the aftermath results of “every” visit to the Centre!


Until next time

Pam xx

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