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Check Mate! And how to style this trend!

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(My trousers are Zara €25.95 here, and checked Coat New Look €34.95 available instores sold out online)

Check mate…So a bit late in publishing this post..had it done ages ago but Life got in the way….this season I am loving the check  print..initially when I bought the blazer above, I was suddenly transported back to being 10 years old looking at my much younger dad wearing a very similar style check jacket haha …regardless i love my current one now! So I have had a lot of private messages from you guys asking how to style these particular looks and I have pulled together a few examples for you below…

It is so easy style this look, it can be worn simply with a plain tshirt or top…Jacket is €39.99 here Earrings Warehouse €13, Dark Check jacket River Island €75 here. Black lace cami €22.99 available here. White logo tshirt Zara €9.95(in stores sold out online) similar here, Belt Topshop €20 available here. Black Jeans River Island (Amelia) €55 here.

I also love the long line Coats, penneys have a few in stock and they are fab but unfortunately way too long for my height 5’4. There is some other lovely lenght’s around and this is how I would style them.. again keeping it simple as check is a busy print! Above Pic: Jumper Oasis €47 available here,  Check Coat Zara €99.95 available here, White collared jumper Zara €25.95 sold out online available in store. River Island Molly jeans €55 available here Top shop boots €57 available here,  Check Coat New Look €49.99 here Black jeans Amelia River island as above. Flats River Island €40 available here.

Love checked Trousers at the moment so easy to style…I have all this look above in my wardrobe and wear it all the time….Black Jumper (a wardrobe staple piece) Zara €19.95 available here Patent Loafers €29.95 available here. Check Trousers Top shop €52 available here , Camel Coat €80 from Top shop available here, Center Check Trousers €57 available here, Zara Ribbed Bandeau sweater €29.95 here.

Above look: Red sweater Topshop €46 available here, Checked trousers Zara €25.95 here, Black Suede biker jacket New Look €49.95 available here, Black Ankle Boot Topshop €103 available here, and River Island Logo tshirt €22 here.

I hope you find this somewhat helpful and gives you a few ideas how to embrace the trend…as always if you have any questions just ask

Until next time

Pam 

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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!!

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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!

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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!

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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

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Vintage or is it?

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Vintage or is it? Yes as you are aware I am a lover of vintage stores and I have found some unbelievable pieces in some gorgeous vintage boutiques here in Cork.

Do you ever get a moment when you try a piece on and you instantly fall in love!! I actually did a tiny little dance in the boutique when trying this beauty. Its so different and unique and totally me!!

I spotted this blouse in Eva May Vintage one day and after trying it on knew I had to have it…it was a little bit unique and reminded me of an Irish Designers piece.

When I bought the top and brought it home I kept thinking how it reminded me on one of my favourite Irish Designers Catriona Hanley. I remembered I admired and lusted over one of her pieces a year ago…obviously lusting was all I could do as I couldn’t afford the price tag at the time..but when  I scrolled through her facebook page low and behold I think by visiting one of my favourite vintage stores I might have accidentally nabbed that top that I had been lusting after, but for a fraction of the price at €69 …The resemblance is uncanny don’t believe me well check this pick out here

I love the detail in this piece, its such a stunning top. The layering of tulle is so pretty and the workmanship that went into it is unreal.

I paired this top with my leather Freddy jeans and nude heels as I wanted the blouse to stand out!! The freddy leathers you will find here

How amazing is the detail on the back too!! It has pearls sown onto button poppers and the detailing is out of this world.

When I asked the lovely Linda from Eva May where she bought the piece she told me she found it in a vintage boutique in Paris…so ladies it goes to show it pays to shop in Vintage stores ..I promise you, you’ll never know what you might find

Pics by the amazing Brid O’Donovan Photography

Until next time

Pam xx

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A pretty skirt for any occassion

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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.

Pic were taken by the very fabulous and talented Irina from Happy Memories Photography

Hope you like this post and any questions just ask

Until next time

Love 

Pam x

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Savida’s Perfect Red & Pink Print Dress, ideal for bursting into the Spring Summer Season!

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SavidaSavida’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.

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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!

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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

Love 

Pam x

PS. These gorgeous pics were taking by none other than my talented Brother Derek Cassells.

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A statement Coat

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A statement coat is a key piece for any wardrobe at any age. It can be thrown over anything and look amazing. You could have your pj top on underneath and no one would know, a beautiful coat can hide anything underneath!!

I’m lucky I have quiet a few nice ones and they always come in handy when I’m not really feeling it with an outfit. Or I want to give an outfit that finishing touch before heading out the door. A statement coat will last forever too and always get noticed!! I don’t know how many times I’ve asked some of the girls at the school gates where they got their fabulous coats!! And you know what…. a statement coat is great to have if you are pregnant too!

The thing is you will get so much wear out of a good coat and our lovely Irish weather will make sure of it 🙂 Now I know its sunny in these pics but by god was it freezing and I was ever so glad we were shooting a coat!!

This Statement Coat is a cape and I absolutely love it…it was a complete surprise from my hubbie at christmas..now I badgered him into getting me a completely different coat from Zara (another one I love) because I had no idea he had already bought me this coat. Poor man heart broken with me!! The Cape is Jovanna London but unfortunately its sold out. But here are some beautiful coats that will outlast your wardrobe ! Try Here, here here, & here,

The blouse is a vintage blouse I picked up at EvaMayVintage who has amazing pieces so check her out as you will get one off beauties at her boutique. There are similar blouses here here, and here. The leather pants are Freddy leathers as before.

And the bag I picked up on depop which is a great app if you don’t have it..you can get some great bits on it.

Now I know Summer is coming but in my opinion, its always important to have a good quality tailored coat hanging in the wardrobe!

Pic by the Fabulous Irina Happy Memories Photography

Hope you enjoyed

Until next time

Love Pam

xx

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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.

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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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Jumpsuit.. its slowly becoming a staple piece for the wardrobe!

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I have a thing for a nice Jumpsuit, I have done for a long time. I particularly love tailored ones. A jumpsuit is easy you don’t really have to put too much thought into it. And best of all it looks well and is easily styled.

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This beautiful jumpsuit was from a little boutique in Waterford called Bella Dungarvan its another one of our little gem of Irish Boutiques, and they are constantly stocking gorgeous bits. I spotted this on their facebook page it was on sale for less than €40, and an absolute bargain I had to have it! The girls are so helpful and you can order over the phone too if you are not near the boutique. They update facebook all the time with gorgeous bits that land in store. And girls they constantly have fabulous bits so definitely well worth the follow. As you know I’m all about affordable pieces and they have gorgeous bits that wont break the bank.

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The jumpsuit fitted perfectly, its tailored but the top part which is completely lace add a little bit of elegance to it. I love that its black as black never dates and always looks well. I paired it with these Penneys heels but I would also pair it with sandals too and you can play around with the shoe colour or design.

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Here’s a better look at the top part as you can see its completely lace and I love the fact it has long sleeves. The jumpsuit is by a brand called Closet London, and for me their fit is always true to size and nicely tailored.

Although this is sold out in Bella Boutique but you will find my exact one here or similar jumpsuit here in Zara

Have you a favourite type Jumpsuit?

Until next time

Love Pam 

xx

Pics by the fabulous Irina from Happy Memories Photography

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Cork Fashion Hub ..What I wore

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What a weekend ladies!!Phew Half dead after it 🙂

It was so quick but great fun….as you know from my snaps (@pamsfashion) Friday kicked off with Cork Fashion week.

It was a fantastic night in the Castlemartyr Hotel, with some amazing new Irish Designers showcasing their creations but I’ll have more on that later..

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I know a few of you were asking about my outfit for Day 2 of Cork fashion week, which was the Fashion Hub at Cork Opera House. So here’s the details!

I wore a coat from Vanilla Boutique, for more details contact the girls here  its a stunning piece and can also be worn as a dress.

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I popped a studded gold belt that I got a few years ago in mango around the waistband. The cuffs on this piece are so unique and matched the gold of the belt.

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The cuffs are almost like separate bracelets, I love them! The bag was a gift from my husband.

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The pants are Freddy jeans and you can buy them here

I will have a couple of more blog posts on Cork Fashion week with all the details on what we got up too.

Thanks to everyone for all the messages

Until next time

Pam xxx

PIcs by Lisa @ Lisas Lifestyle and Clare @Lavender and Lace

 

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