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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 ūüôā

So expect lots of fashion post in the next few months

Love

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 ‚ā¨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 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 ūüôā 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

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Embellished Jackets

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Happy Monday

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I’m in the midst of packing I hate packing but especially if its just a carry on bag…I mean seriously I have a 101 things I want to bring but impossible to fit…as I’m packing I came across this embellished Jacket. I love embellished jackets or tops as they work with everything!

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I picked it up in Zara during January, it was on sale and quiet a bargain, unfortunately its now gone but I have seen similar here and here. The thing about these type jackets is there are super for any event ..I paired mine with a casual pair of jeans but leathers would look great with them or skirts or just thrown over a dress/jumpsuit!

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The jeans are Stradivarius, they have a slight distressed look and are the most comfiest jeans I own, at ‚ā¨19.05 they are a steal and you’ll find them¬†here. The heels are current and from Penneys, they were ‚ā¨16.

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The bag is vintage and I adore it, Its a leather Louis Vuitton clutch and I picked it up in an old vintage shop in a London flee market…best buy ever and got it for a steal less than ‚ā¨40!

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I love a statement earring too if I’m not wearing any necklace, personally I feel if the top/jacket is embellished then you dont need much more than earrings. These are HM and were ‚ā¨9.99 got them December last year but they are still in stock online¬†here

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The pics are by the fabulous Irina Happy Memories Photography love them xx

Hope you enjoyed this post ladies and any questions just ask, so with that I better get back to my packing and this jacket is coming with me, can wear it day or night!

Until next time

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 ‚ā¨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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Vintage Series ..the final look!

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Aw its the final look of the Vintage series. I absolutely adored this collaboration with @MissDaisyblue and Emer @Irishfashaholic. It was so much fun and I adore vintage clothes. A beautiful piece is a beautiful piece it doesn’t matter what era its from. Beauty never fades!

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This top is divine and far far prettier in real life. The material (although you can’t see it) is almost sheer and see through and so delicate against my skin. I loved the frilling on the sleeves and necklace. Such a feminine look.

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I paired this vintage top from Miss Daisy blue with white jeans and nude heels. The jeans are River Island and you’ll find it¬†here

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Vintage is so easy to upstyle girls and I hope after featuring this vintage series from Miss Daisy blue I have convinced you that its not only unique to wear vintage not to mention fashionable but very easy to wear in the current season.

Hope you enjoyed these post again thank you to Emer Irish Fashaholic¬†and Breda Miss Daisy Blue. Go visit their store even if its just to play dress up you won’t be disappointed.

Until next time

Pam xx

 

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Vintage Series….Lovely Sequins

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Rest assured we all remember the 80’s era, the dynasty, dallas episodes with the shoulder pads and sequins. Love it or loathe it they knew how to make a beautiful piece without half the beading leaving a trial on the floor behind you.

As I mentioned I had such fun pottering in @Missdaisyblue and make no mistake, sequins are always part of the vintage collection. I had so much fun upstyling some vintage sequin tops for this collaboration with Miss Daisy blue and shooting with Emer from @Irishfashaholic. I can honestly say girls this is definitely a look you’d wear today!!

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For this look I paired this immaculate mint green vintage top with my white jeans (which are old from Zara but similar here for ‚ā¨29.95) And tan suede new look heels, for ‚ā¨39.99 available¬†here.

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A close up of the Top bearing in mind girls this is a vintage piece, it is so easy to mistake this as a current piece in a boutique. Like I mentioned the quality is superb and the sequins all intact. ¬†Breda at Miss Daisy blue has immaculate pieces like this one sourced from the US and Europe. The top is priced under ‚ā¨70 which is unbelievable considering some of the current pieces you’d buy at a more expensive price. Trust me I am guilty of these purchases, but none are as of good a quality as this piece.

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The top felt so comfortable and sat beautifully, I love the scallop hem and the colour is divine!

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I had these earrings sitting in my drawing since ages in fact I’m ashamed to say over a year, I picked them up from Ruby Rouge in Wexford as they stock great accessories, this pair worked perfectly with this outfit. But again its so easy to upstyle this vintage top.

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Even though I paired this top with a simple pair of white jeans it could be upstyled with anything, Black trousers, blue jeans, a skirt, mini or midi, it would be particularly pretty with a tulle skirt.

It goes to show you that just because its vintage doesn’t mean it cant be worn in the current season…a vintage piece can be worn in any era!

Hope you like the look and I’ll be back with more vintage pieces so stay tuned

Until then

Pam xx

*All pics by the gorgeous Emer @Irishfashaholic. (This is not a sponsored post)

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Vintage Series, Vintage Dresses Part 1

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As per my previous post I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to collaborate with the lovely @MissDaisyBlue Vintage Boutique and Emer @irishfashaholic. (All pics below by Emer from @Irishfashaholic). Breda has a serious eye for exquisite vintage pieces and do pop over to her here¬†and¬†facebook¬†and into their amazing store if you’re in cork!

My love for vintage never dies, if those clothes could talk wouldn’t we have some amazing stories. This beautiful dress caught my eye immediately when I payed a visit to the store. The colour was eye popping but also something you could wear today. Clothes are timeless pieces if they are bought right and vintage clothes are a true example of this!

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The Structure of this dress and the quality was and is amazing for a 1950’s era dress. It was appox ‚ā¨145 which is insane for such a quality vintage piece!

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I loved the pleated skirt on this and it was just below the knee, it felt amazing on. Cant you tell with all my twirling? The High neck with the pussy bow was so cute. It was the most comfortable dress and definitely a wow piece you could wear to a wedding as a guest or even the races. The condition of the dress is unreal and exquisite. And I love how the style compliments the figure with the trademark of the 50’s cinched in waist!

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I adored this dress but wait for my next post, I’m showing you another dress from Miss Daisy blue from that same era, and where I had my princess moment!

Stay tuned!

Until next time

Pam xx

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