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Month: May 2016

My style: Stripes are alright! Keep it simple!

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Hey my lovelies,

Yet another post on my style, my way..I have this secret obsession with stripes!!

I can never get enough of them, but you know what? they are a must have for any wardrobe. Stripes in any type top or jumper are such a classic piece and never date! They look great with blazers, coats or paired with jeans. And their biggest advantage is they are so practical!

This one above, I had been lusting over for an age, and when in +Athlone Towncentre Shopping Centre , one day with my sister I spotted it back in stock. Its from Zara for €29.95, available here, I love the material, its a fine knit with a stretch in it and its so comfy.

The thing about this sweater that appealed to me most is the high neck on it. I’m not a huge fan of polo necks maybe because I don’t have a long neck, so this type of style suits me better!

I know its coming into the Summer so the likelihood of getting lots of wear out of it in the next few months is slim, although it is Ireland and the Irish weather can be unpredictable. One things for sure, it will be pulled out of the wardrobe for autumn.

The sunglasses are Guess, that I picked up in +TK Maxx, I swear by it girls, TK Maxx has a great selection of sunnies for fabulous prices, you just need to be quick! Those pair were €39.99!

A better look at the sweater, the back of it dips a little more in length than the front, which is a style I’m loving.

I paired the sweater with leather pants, and these ones I picked up in River Island a while back for €24 (I know!!) still some in stock but very little sizes (here) . If you are looking for a nice Leather pair then I would recommend the Freddy Leather pants (they are amazing and currently on my wishlist!)  available here.

The bag, no words needed really..this was bought as a gift from my brother on his travels a few years ago, he did good really didnt he? Its divine and one of my most coveted things in the wardrobe!

I kept the whole look casual by adding my adidas superstars, I love these, so comfy and great for casual wear…mind you not quiet sure how I kept them so white in this pic! You can find them here

I also gave this outfit a run for its money over in Paris too and was super for strolling around the pretty Parisian streets, casual yet stylish.

Hope you enjoyed this post

Until next time

Pam xx 

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Off the shoulder.. Summer styling

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Happy Wednesday Guys!

I am a huge fan at the moment, of the “off the shoulder” look. From tops to dresses its the perfect piece for summer..There is some great ones out there and I love the simplicity of them its so easy to dress them up or down. So I’ve pulled a few looks together on how I would still mine…hope you like it!


Look 1..This is a great holiday look and with holiday season just around the corner, this is definitely a look you’ll want in your bag! Top; €29,99 buy here, White Shorts: €25 here, Tan Bag €29.95 here, Head scarf €7.95 available here Tan sandals €19.95 available here.

Look 2…The thing about off the shoulder tops are they are great for a night out too not just for day wear, although they work for both! Floral Headbands too I’m lusting at the moment, love this one €11.27 available here Off the shoulder Top €16.90 here, Wrap around skirt reduced to €14 available here. Pair it with Flat sandals above for €14.99 here for a day time look or High heels from Zara €49.95 available here.

Look 3, Again the off the shoulder dresses are super, and the one above is a fab night time look, this is a denim material and looks amazing on. You can find it for €29.95 here, Beaded bag is gorgeous and perfect with the dress for €33 its available here, Adore these neutral heels will go with lots of other things in your wardrobe, available here

look 4…Still sticking to a night time look (date night/girls night) loving this, its so simple yet stylish! How amazing are those heels with the pop of mustard, love these and they are amazing in person such good quality, you can find them at Zara for €45.95 here, I’ve paired them with a leather pants but if you are looking to buy any type of leather pants then it should be the freddy pants …amazing..they are pricey at €119 but in the grand scheme of things they are so so worth it, you can get them here. Off the shoulder top is €14.99 and available here. I love a pop of colour in a bag and this one is perfect you can grab this one from Zara for €19.95 right here.

Look 5 is another look for the summer or while your waiting on this sunny weather to arrive, why not get wear out of this by adding heels and having a night out!! Off the shoulder lace top from River Island €24.99 (Sold out online but available here) and in store, Khaki beige Shorts here €29.95. Tan flat heres from Zara €29.95 (Penneys have similar for €13) available here. As I said you can always pair this look with heels this pair above are available here

Look 6…Love this look its so simple and great for the summer…Denim off the shoulder top Zara €29.95 sold out online but available in store. White Jean from River Island available for €50 available here, Flat sandals are €22.99 and available here, tan sandals would be fab too or wedges! Heels are river Island and available here.

Look 7…Another easy laid back day time outfit and this off the shoulder top is fab available from New Look for €14.99 currently out of stock online but they are in stores spotted it today! Zara Jeans are €29.95 available in stores and online here, I would pair this look with flats or wedges…the flats are €9.99 from New Look here, Wedges €39.99 and available here

Look 8..Finally another two looks for summer (again weather permitting ha!) Top Left Red off the shoulder is from Boohoo for €14 available here comes in plus sizes too! White shorts are River Island €25 available here. Top right Off the shoulder top (my favourite I think) €31.55 available from Chicwish here. Shorts are HM €24.99 available here. Pair all of these looks with a pair of Adidas original or cons.

Just loving the off the shoulder pieces, They are a great summer time look and its staying around for a while! I love it for its wear ability and its a simple way to look fantastic.

Hope you liked the post and let me know your favourites?

Until next time my lovelies

Pam xx

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My Style: Keeping it casual with addidas originals

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Hi Girls

Now who doesn’t love just throwing on a pair of trainers and keeping it casual.

With two little nippers I find myself reaching for flats on a daily basis. But wearing trainers doesn’t have to look boring…Keeping things casual can look good too!

I love a nice jacket with trainers and jeans

This coat you have seen on my Instagram page so many times, yes I live in it but its so comfy.

I picked it up in Penneys a few months back and for €40 it was the best buy

So heres my current favourite Trainers..these are the addidas superstars..they are the comfiest pair and I love the gold on the addidas logo…you can purchase those here and here

I pair mine with crop jeans as it looks nicer! And Im such a shortie so crop always helps

I’ve paired my trainers with Blue Denim Cropped Jeans from Stradivarius €19.95 here and Lace Bomber again Stradivarius €19.95 available here.

The top of the bomber is almost see through and nice and light so perfect for Summer. The chain which isnt as clear in this pic is from My shining Armour and available here, I love it as its so delicate.

The watch is Guess bought from Fields and I adore this Stella & Dot bracelet I bought from Leona here, the colours are perfect for the summer.

And finally I am having a strange obsession with Headbands lately…they are so handy if you just want to throw up your hair, when you’re in a rush but still want it to look pretty..loving them!! This one above was a bargain from HM for €5.95,

So don’t be shy about purchasing Trainers girls, as they are so easy to dress up and can look chic.

Hope you like my style and do tell me what’s your favourite trainer?

Had so much fun doing this shoot with the lovely @thetwodarlings and @leanmeanmomma, who are quiet the photographers!

Until next time my lovelies

Have a great week




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Fashion independent day & Supporting our local Boutiques

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Hey Girls

Happy Tuesday, with Fashion Independant day just gone, It was last Thursday and it created such a buzz, well done to all involved, I thought this post was appropriate.

For those of you not familiar with it,  its a day organised by the Frockadvisor duo, Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon (if you are not on their app go sign up!! Its fantastic), which celebrates all the wonderful local Irish fashion boutiques, and everything they offer.

Its becoming an annual celebratory date, Fashion Independent day is,  and its where people are asked to get out and support local businesses. It encourages you to pop into your local fashion boutiques and see whats on offer, meet the people behind the stores and delve into their fashion secrets and knowledge, The owners are a mindful of information and the most helpful when it comes to fashion!

I’m a true believer in trying to shop local as much as possible and support our Irish boutiques, they have beautiful pieces to match everyone’s budget so don’t be afraid to pop in for fear you cant afford something, and its always nice to have a browse. (and as you know I’m good at browsing!!)

Pic Emer +Irish Fashaholic  Dress & All Accessories Vanilla Boutique, Fermoy

  So a few weeks back I collaborated with the lovely Eimear from The Two Darlings

and Vanilla Boutique, Fermoy , this Irish Boutique is amazing and the two ladies Joy and Kate work hard in bringing unique pieces to their store, It is truly a little gem of a boutique and I love to visit,

The girls are so helpful and friendly and you could literally spend hours trying clothes on, or if you’re unsure they are genius at recommending the right outfit for any occassion!

They stock everything from Casual to occasional wear and if its something different you are looking for Vanilla boutique  will tick all your boxes.

Pic:Emer +Irish Fashaholic

Blue Hues..Myself and Eimear modelling the latest range in Stock at Vanilla, isn’t this China print coat amazing?…and so wearable with jeans too! I love a statement coat and everyone should have at least one in their wardrobe!

Pic Emer +Irish Fashaholic

This dress is so me!! I loved it, it had very delicate embellishments on the top with a the hint of colour  and it has pockets too!! It was such a pretty dress, loved the style of it!

Pic:Emer +Irish Fashaholic

Again girls they have every kind of dress for weddings/ races or any occasional, how amazing is Eimear The Two Darlings dress, love the colour!! Perfect for a summer wedding!

Pic; Emer +Irish Fashaholic

The boutique stock statement head pieces along with jewellery. I’m wearing a White Jacket and Red Trousers from the boutique.

Vanilla Boutique is one example of what our fabulous Irish Boutiques have to offer, there is plenty more gorgeous stores around Ireland, that are bringing some beautiful pieces to us Irish Girls, so don’t be shy girls go into your local stores and find yourselves some gems that will last you a lifetime!

Pic: Emer +Irish Fashaholic

Had so much fun with this lady, I always have a good giggle when I catch up with Eimear, if you dont follow her go check out her blog The Two Darlings, she seriously is full of information on all things parenting,  beauty and life in general..Love her and her honesty!

Until next time my lovelies



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Blazer alert! and accessories that transform an outfit

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Hey my lovelies

Blazers, a girl should as many hanging in their wardrobe as humanly possible..they are so practical and go with almost every outfit!

A statement neck lace is another piece that you should have as ‘must have’  accessory.

I previewed this blazer on the blog before, for those who missed it,  this ones penneys

It was €23 and still in stock.

It goes with all types of colours and clothing and I literally have worn it to death.

Most blazers we tend to wear with casual outfits and its amazing what adding a statement neck piece can do to completely transform an outfit.

Pic:Emer +Irish Fashaholic

This Statement neckpiece I bought sometime ago from a lovely lady Emma from The Jewel Genie, it is just beautiful and gives any outfit a little lift.

Pic: Emer +Irish Fashaholic

The Blazer is worn with Tapered Trousers from River Island, but I’ve also worn this blazer with a tulle skirt and cami, or leather trousers, and it looks fabulous with jeans.

River Island Trousers available here, Tshirt: Penneys €9, Blazer Penneys €23, still in stock, similar available here, Shoes Carvela here. Sunglasses Parfois.

Pic: Emer +Irish Fashaholic

Following on from this post, I will pull together some looks for you, to demonstrate just how easy it is to use one blazer for numerous items of clothing in your wardrobe and pull a completely different outfit together using the same blazer over and over.

Until next time my lovelies

Have a great weekend



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River Island high summer 2016

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Hey Ladies,

On Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited to preview River Islands High Summer Collection…the sun was shining in busy Dublin city center and I was dreaming of long evenings..holidays, Ice cream and everything else that comes with sunny weather!

So when I popped into River Islands Press room, my mind set was already on a beach in a fab bikini (lets not think about the bikini body or lack of it for now..mid scoffing of Fudge bar as we type!!) sipping on pina colada!! So I was sold on their Summer Collection as I spotted beautiful swimwear draped on their walls!!

The collection is beautiful,  Vibrant colour, texture and trim details are key features this season – fresher, bolder and wearable as ever, the collection encapsulates everything needed for a Summer wardrobe.

Transitioning in to high summer CARMEN continues with a palette of white, black and red. The trend comprises feminine and pretty with latina influences for a new-romantic peasant vibe

Clean and smart dressing with a nod to nautical is apparent through SPA SEA, focusing on smart dressing, crisp white tailoring, against frayed finishes and raw edgings for a rustic yet contemporary feel.

LE CHIC has an artisan feel with a classic and sophisticated approach to utility dressing. Mixing contrasting fabrications for a contemporary look; suede, nylon and leather are combined.Le Chic offers beach to bar pieces in a rustic palette using natural fabrics for a relaxed and casual style

With a mash up of inspiration, ETIENNE fuses 90’s sport with seventies chic the perfect alternative to festival dressing, steering away from bohemian and fringing, instead focusing on embellishment, crochet and lace.

Overall River Island High Summer collection is vibrant and fun and offers something to suit everyone’s style…

Cant wait to get my hands on all of the above, and look uber cool while sipping on cocktails by the beach!! Whose with me!

Until next time

Pam xxx

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Urban Decay summer S/S16 products & a fabulous masterclass with Danielle Roberts


So last week I was very lucky to attend an amazing masterclass with the fabulously talented Danielle Roberts, in association with Urban Decay Cosmetics Mahon Point.

It was such a fantastic, informative masterclass which was held after store closing hours making it so easy to ask questions and observe without being disturbed.

Pic:Urban Decay

Danielle masterclass was aimed at introducing us to the fabulous new Summer range of Urban decays products …and my goodness it just increased my insane addiction to their products.

I wanted it all!

The makeup look above was what Danielle recreated for us and she made it look so darn easy!

A nice summery look using all the new summer products which I’ll show you below but also adding some bold and eye catching eye colours from the Vice palette

First up was this B6 Vitamin Infused Complexion Prep Spray, and it does exactly that. This bad boy gives the skin a quick hit of vitamins while calming a multitude of sins, in other words reduces and minimizes pores while reducing redness at the same time, Form an orderly queue ladies and find it here.

Next up was One and Done, a Tinted Moisturizer, now I’ll be honest girls I love my foundation but there is days when I don’t fancy putting on full face makeup and I just want a nice tinted moisturizer,especially in the summer. Well this product is perfect for this.

When I saw this I had to have it. It gives nice light coverage but it does allows you to build on this for full coverage, if you wished, just add more of the product to build it up. The main thing that attracted me to this product was it contains an SPF20 which when your getting older (like me) you become keener to protect your skin. The beauty of this product is its available in six different shades to suit all skin types. Available here

Now to my ultimate favourite product, Naked Skin, Urban Decay concealer, we all agreed this is one of the best products out there,  if you don’t have this, then add it to your wishlist, this girls is the holy grail of concealers and as Danielle mentioned a little bit goes a long way! you can find it here. Oh another great tip was you can use your naked palette makeup brush to also apply concealer as its perfect for that part of the eye area

Next up was the highlighters and Bronzing…and a tip from Danielle, Ladies forget about Contouring & Highlighting, this summer its all about sculping & strobbing. After Danielle’s demonstation with their new highligher’s and bronzer’s I am in agreement! It was so subtle and just a beautiful look

So want to see the three new highlighters up close? Well here you go!

The Aura ( A light pinkish hue highlighter, really liked this) Sin (A champagne colour, which I loved too) and Fireball ( A peachy tone hue)

Close up of the Sin…adore this one!

And a closer look at the fireball one!

Another tip with these highlighters that Danielle mentioned is, before you dab a bit of highlighter onto your makeup brush, spray a tiny bit of The urban decay setting spray onto the brush, (now a tiny spritz ladies not a bottle load!!) and after a few seconds dab your brush into the product and apply it to your face. This helps lock the highlighter onto the skin and increase the longevity while intensify the highlighter. Genius! All three are available here

Again all about sculpting and strobbing, Danielle used the new collection of Bronzers. These new bronzers are available in two shades. Sunkissed (A peachy tone that would suit our lovely Irish pale skin) and Bronzed ( a darker colour which would suit darker skin tones or if your wearing tan on your face) Both shades you’ll find here. I particular love the packaging its just beautiful.

Next up was the Brows and as Danielle mentioned she doesn’t like to over do the strong brow that is currently out at the moment and prefers a more defined but natural looking brow. To achieve this she used Urban decay Brow Beater,(here), the Urban Decay Brow Box (here) and the Urban Decay Tamer Gel. (here)

Image result for Urban Decay eye shadown primer eden

After perfectly manicured and shaped brows, next up was the eyes…first up the infamous Urban decay Primer potion in the shade Eden (This girls is a fantastic product too I love it) find it here, it helps prevent eyeshadows from creasing but also keeps your eyeliner and mascara in place all day.

As you can see above this primer is available in a few different shades. I love the sin shade and as Shirley (Mahon Points Urban Decay manager) mentioned it can be used alone on the lid, pop a bit of mascara on and its a quick day time look for eye makeup.

Next up Danielle used the VICE 4 palette which honestly some of the colours terrify me, (only a small amount of shades terrify me), overall the palette is beautiful with a great mix of shades. Danielle used “Bitter” and “Flame” to create a burnt orange smoked out eye (like the makeup look on the model in the pictures above at the beginning of this post), the Vice 4 palette is available in store and here. (again the naked palette brush can be used for apply any colour or base to the eye its so versatile)

Urban Decay eye makeup

To complete the look Danielle added a striking Teal/Green eyeliner (in fact the 1st one in the pic above) It was amazing and looks gorgeous,.. I need to play with colour more! Find them here She then finished the lashes off with the Urban Decay Perversion  Mascara here, which should always be used with the Urban Decay Subversion Primer which is available here

The final look was beautiful and so striking loved it!

(Pic UrbanMUA)

Oh and just in case your wondering..I couldn’t resist purchasing the Urban Decay one and done…so gorgeous and you can build it up for a full coverage look too. Perfect!

A huge thank you to Shirley and all the girls on the Urban Decay Counter at mahon point, a fantastic event and Danielle Roberts was unbelievable talented, witty and so informative. Loved it!

Until Next time



And just to let you know and make some of the Cork girls aware…The girls at Urban decay Mahon point are running Makeup courses & another masterclass with Danielle Roberts. 

The next 4 week makeup course starts on Thurs May 5th and is €200 including full kit of products. There is also an advanced one night masterclass with Danielle after hours on Tuesday May 10th , showcasing the New limited edition launch, this will be €20 redeemable against products. For bookings just contact the girls on 021 4536944

*I have not been paid to promote these products in any way these are my own views and opinions


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Classic black trousers and how to wear them..

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So look One, is very simple great for work or dinner with the girls straight from work on a Friday evening..Its classy yet stylish!

Trousers: Zara €29.95 here, Lace Tshirt: Zara €17.95 available here, Black Heels: €49.95 here

Another simple look, the monochrome look..I adore these heels too, a subtle nod to colour!!

Trousers: €29.95 available here Can be paired with either white tops Top Right: Zara  €25.95, here. Bottom Right: Zara Zip Blouse 29.95 here And the amazing heels are Zara €45.95 available here

Love this look above its perfect for a night out, the trousers are Oasis €54 available here, Embellished Top River Island €50 available here, Lavish Alice Cropped Cape €48 here available or here. Heels Zara €49.95 available here.

This look is perfect for date night….Love the blazer..Tapered Trousers are River Island €45 available here, Chain; River Island €13 available here, Peach Blazer from River Island €75 (Penneys have similar colour) available here, One strap heel River Island reduced to €18 (Available in store sold out online). White cami from River Island for €17 here

This is also a great look for any type of event, night out and won’t date!I love embellished jackets they are just great to throw on over jeans/leathers/ trousers and still look fab.

Trousers Oasis Trousers (short & Long versions available) €45 here, Only vest top €9.95 available here, Shoes €49.95 here, Top Right Embellished Jacket River Island €67 available here Bottom Embellished Jacket Zara €89.95 available here

Love this simple look..black and red are always a fabulous combo. I love these shoes but be warned they are expensive! Love these Trousers from Zara they are called Chinos but look nothing like chinos on…€29.95 available here, Jacket is Zara also €69.95, spotted a nice red one in Penneys too for €19, Zara one available here, Heels Kurt Geiger €175 available here, Black Cami Oasis €29 available here

And final look is for work or just a regular day time look… Trousers are Oasis as above in Look 5, Mustard/Yellow flat sandals are Penneys €13 these are fab on!! Top Zara €29.95 available here, Striped Sweater Zara €29.95 available here

So as you can see girls the Classic black Trousers is so versatile and it never dates…I recommend you always have a nice pair of Black trousers hanging in your wardrobe regardless!

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My Style, My way..Black and white Staple pieces

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Jacket: Penneys (still in stock) similar here, Tank Top: Only Ireland available here

Tapered Trousers: River Island available here

Everyone needs a staple piece in their wardrobes, and Blazers,  Black trousers along with a cami/black top should be the main things hanging in it…why you ask?? Because you can build a wardrobe around a staple piece…But I will follow up more on how to do this in a future post!

If your going with staple pieces, its nice to keep everything  classy, and simple.

Bag: Gift from Hubbie,

Shoes: Carvela here and here

Close up of the Trousers and Blazer

I kept the accessories simple and wore a small delicate chain necklace

Karma Necklace: My shining Armour available here

(All photography by Emer @Irishfashaholic)

I hope you like this post as much as I did working on this project, stay tuned for more looks I will pull together that incorporates your classic staple pieces, essential to any wardrobe as they never date!

And don’t forget to let me know what you think of the look above?

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Culottes.. And how to wear them

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Hey my lovelies,

Hope all of you enjoyed the weekend, wasn’t it great to have a nice long one??

We’d great fun despite the weather…consumed copious amounts of easter eggs!!

I don’t know about you guys but I am loving the culottes at the moment…bear with me though, as the first time I spied them in the stores before christmas, my first reaction was hell no!! Whose going to wear them? Fast forward to March, and I’ve answered my own question, I’m wearing them!

I love mine, I bought a fab khaki/beige pair in Zara and they are the most comfortable pair, nice and warm and look great with a pair of heels and jumper/top.

Now I know Culottes are not for everyone..cue my sister’s sniggers when I bought a pair..in her words ” Ive been transported back to my 20’s!” but when she saw me wearing them she seemed to change her mind!!

I’ve pulled together some looks for you and ideas on how to style them…

I love them…now can I convince you?

(images; Pinterest)

(Images; Pinterest)

Some of my favourite influencers, Olivia Palermo & Victoria Beckham

(Images Pinterest)

With Culottes the idea is to keep it simple, wear an oversize jumper or simple tops

Love these culottes from Coggles and for €45 you cant beat that price, available here, striped Jumper Zara €29.95, instore and online here, or similar in Topshop here, Zara heels €49.95 available here.

Look 2, is to show you these culottes look great for an office look, the above culottes are Zara €39.95 and availabe instore and here, Cream Shirt is Zara again and €29.95 here, Flat shoes Zara €39.95 available here, or pair them with nude heels, these are Littlewoods for €24, available here.

This look is great for a date night, lunch with the girls or to wear to work, it works with any of these events. Look 3, Zara grey sweater €12.95 available here, or similar here, Grey heels New Look €32.99 available in stores and here, Metallic flat heels €39.95 from Zara here and Dunnes have exact same pair. White culottes River Island €50 available in store and here.

Love this look above, would be nice for a communion or confirmation or any event, its something different but still quiet nice…Culottes are from Zara €39.95 available here, Flat ballerina heels €25.35 available here, Floral Cardigan Oasis €49 available here, Nude heels Dune on Asos reduced to €32.39 selling fast available here.

Love this look for a nightout pair a cami underneath (either a cream or a black one) and it looks fab… Culottes again from Zara for €29.95, available instore or here, Flap over clutch Asos €39.44, available here, Bomber jacket Zara €49.95 available in store and online here, Heels €42.24 from Asos here

And finally as the summer is coming, culottes are a nice alternative to white jeans, love this look and particularly the top. Look 6 Top from Topshop available instores and online here. Tan heels €34 from Boohoo here, Tan bag Zara €39.95 available in store and online here. White culottes €39.95 from Zara available in store and online here.

So that’s my take on culottes and how I would style them, like I said you either Love or Loathe them. I love them but whats your take on this trend?

Have a great week guys



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