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Month: May 2016

Shirt dresses… Dressy or casual looks for any occasion

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So its that season again and its spring/summer and in between seasons, and what better reason to wear a shirt dress. Its versatile and easy to dress up or down, throw on opaque tights or a leather jacket over it, or just a pair of sandals, bare legs and off you go!!

Its such a staple all rounder to have in the wardrobe and god knows I’ve a couple of these type dresses.

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Pop a pair of heels or converse and this piece looks great, throw a belt on over them..its just a great piece. I find they are so handy to pack too if your heading for a weekend away!

Even the queen of style herself Olivia Palermo, appreciates a nice shirt dress..

So I’ve taken the liberty of finding a few nice ones for you girls, and styling them for you…Hope you like..any questions just ask me

First look, from left;  Suedette Dress from Oasis €45, available from Oasis here, Tan wrap around heels €87 available here, Center Sunglasses River Island €25 available here, Dune Saddle bag €41.55 from Asos available here, Pink pointed lace up flats from River Island €37 available here, Aztec navy bag Oasis €30.98 available here. Right; Tan dress Oasis €54 available here. Zara Tan heels €87 available here.

A more casual look with these two shirt dresses in Look 2, Leather Jacket Zara €99.95 available here, Oasis shirt check dress €59, available here, Adidas  trainers €88 available here. Centre Tan cross body bag from Zara €29.95 available here. Denim Dress from River Island €55 available here. Penneys Gladiator sandals €19.

Look 3, I’ve gone semi dresses, these dresses would work from day to night. From Left to right Printed Dress €23 available here, River Island Colour block dress (one of my fav’s have featured it before) €75 available here, Oasis Shirt dress €59 available here. Bottom left to right: River Island strappy tassel heels €45 available here, Grey ankle boots €34.99 available here.

Look 4 is more a night time look…River Island Dress €78 available here, Printed dress €28.99 available here, Blue Aztec dress €26.99 available here Bottom row; Dark tan heels €95 available from River Island here, New Look ankle strap sandal €44.95 available here.

In look 5 I have gone for another night or date night look Religion White Sheer shirt dress €112.76 available here, Striped Shirt dress from Oasis €58 (Would need slip underneath) available here. Blue Shirt dress €50 available from Oasis here, Miss Selfridges dress €49.99 available here. Flat bow pumps €25.35 available here, Miss KG heels €81.75 available here. Cream heels €35 from New Look here.

Yes Loving the shirt Dress…are you my lovelies??

Have a super week

Pam x

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Whats in my basket.. March lust list

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 Hey Ladies

So a few months ago, I did mention I was going to do a monthly post of “what’s in my basket?”..obviously since then, my basket got ridiculously full and snapped in half. So after repairs etc etc I have a new basket again for the month of March!! Hence the delay!

Now this basket is quiet full at the moment, full of lovely bits I cant afford! They are going on the wishlist…I have them in a basket with the belief one day I will become a millionaire!! Half way through life and this is has not yet happened….it will, I feel it!

This is me above …every week on my dashes around Zara ….

And on that note I know you’re all dying for a peep so here you go..

Heels are having their moment the last few seasons and I love them!!  From Top left to right; Zara black heels €69.95 find them in store or online here, Asos Mustard tassel lace up shoes €53.52 available here, Zara Tan leather strappy heel €69.95 available here,

Center: Baige strap heels from New Look €44.99 available here. Bottom Left to right (my favourite row) Khaki tie up heels from River island reduced to €45 available in stores and online here, Miss KG by Kurt Geiger heels €175, available here, Miss KG Electra Heels €109 available here.

With Summer comes blazers/bombers and everyone needs one of those. Here’s my current favourite on the list. Top left to right Peach/Cream Lavish Alice Cape €81.69 available here, Zara white turn up sleeve Blazer €69.95 available here, Lavish Alice Cape blazer €74.72 available here, Bottom left to right Zara Printed bomber jacket €49.95 available here, Zara Chanel inspired jacket with bow €79.95 available here.

Well you know me, never happy unless I have sneaked in a few dresses into the basket, loving this baby blue dress from Sister Jane which is available here, Asos Lace Midi dress €56.32 available here, Orange Dress from Irish Boutique Orla’s Oasis €94.99 available here, Bottom left to right: Black Cut work scallop lace dress €81.69 available here, Three Floor halter lace dress (expensive but I love it!)€325 available here, Navy lace dress from Shein here, or Verso have a black version for €89 here.

I love a jumpsuit.. or a boiler suit as they call it lately..and no I’m not a bunny boiler ha!!  But all joking aside I love them! I spotted Vogue Williams in a fab one from Marks and Spencers she was wearing it loads in her snaps and its a khaki green one! Its all sold out (wouldn’t you know) but its still available in navy for €74 here. Anyhow heres my favourite Top left short sleeve denim jumpsuit from Asos for €53.52 here (Comes in Tall and Petite sizes) Sleeveless Shirt Jumpsuit in sage colour €63.38 available here, Khaki Jumpsuit (similar to the M&S one) €27.46 available here. Bottom left Light Grey tailored jumpsuit with shirt detail €70.42 available here, Denim Jumpsuit €46.48 available from asos here or similar from M&S for €60 available here.

Yes, I always have a want for new jeans and leather pants, and these are no exception…The center focus being the Freddy WR Up Leather pants I really really need these ha!! So From left to right we have River Island Leather look biker jeans €60 available here, also love these similar pair for €55 from River Island here, Center The amazing Freddy WR.Up leather jeans €119, available here. Top right Zara mid Rise Skinny Jeans €39.95 available here. Bottom left River Island Molly dark wash jeans €50 available here. Bottom Right River Island Black Leather look biker pants €40 available in store and here.

And if you’re getting jeans well you need to have tops to go with them, now don’t you?? So here’s my favourites Top left to right Oasis lace peplum top €46, available in store and online here, Needle and Thread top (the expensive one) €255 I know I know definitely on the splurge list!! Top Right White lace tie neck shirt €35 Ollie and Mac available here , Center White Collar Top €115 from Ollie and Mac here. Bottom Left Oasis Colour block ruffle top €36 available in Oasis here, River Island lace bodysuit €33 available in store and online here, Bottom far left Another splurge top ..love it €165 from Ollie and Mac available here

Now to beauty!! I’m about to start a make up artist course this Saturday (so excited)and I’ve always been obsessed with Beauty products, makeup in particular..so here’s the ones on my wishlist ..

Top left to right: Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette available in debehams stores, sold out online. Inglot Duraline €12 available here, O. Wow Cailyn Brush €29.99 available here, Centre Left to right Urban Decay Moondust Eye shadow €18 available at any Debenhams stores and here. Urban decay anti aging eye primer €23, available at Debenhams instore and online here. Inglot AMC Pure pigment, I have ones of these already but I want more this one is 22 and is available here, and of course the So Sue Me Contour palette which I know I need to wait until May when it becomes available in stock!! Next up the holy grail beauty book with amazing and practical tips its “Pretty Honest” by Sali Hughes available in Easons stores for €21.99 or online here.

Right the basket’s bulging and the bank account is empty…somehow this should be role reversal!!

So if my lovely hubbie is reading and fancies buying me something random for no particular reason, only because I’m amazing haha then this list will help you! But its mainly to help you ladies in case you guys need any of the above..

Have a great week




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Communion or confirmation outfit ideas

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Hey Ladies

So I had a lot of private messages from you guys looking for this post.

Communion and Confirmation is tricky for outfits, as even though the day is all about your child, you still want to look nice for your child’s big day, not to mention the photos that will be there long after the day is over!!

For me, I think its important to look dressy, yet not look too “over the top”. Its also good to purchase something that you will wear again. Whether its a coat you can wear time and time again, a top/skirt/trousers for a night out or dinner, something you can pull out of the wardrobe for another event.

Not only that, you want a look that is Elegant, Classy and demur!

I love this look, the blush colour is always romantic I think and soft, the nude and white coat is lavish Alice one of my favourite labels its €115.08 and you can purchase here, Nude heels are Littlewoods, €24.99 available here, Top as before Chicwish, €36.29, available here, beige leather skirt €29.95 from Zara here .

Black and White is always a good combo, this look is chic, Tailored and elegant, and something you will wear again …The Cape is Lavish Alice and €74.14 available here, Tailored Jumpsuit is  Asos €70.42, available here, Patent black heels €60 available at River Island in stores and here.

Again more blush pinks, only as this colour is huge for spring/summer, dress is available in Love Cherish Boutique here or here  €80.60, Zara White Frock Coat €59.95 available here & strappy sandals €49.95 available here

Girls this dress in the picture does not do it justice, I’ve seen this in person and the colours are divine, its a gorgeous dress and you don’t necessary have to wear a white blazer with it, but you could wear a blush pink/beige or navy blazer/coat with it, its beautiful.. I just kept the colours neutral as the dress is colourful. Dress & Heels are both Zara. Dress is €49.95 here Sand wrap around sandals €49.95 available here (Navy heels would go with this too!). White cape €76.05 available here, navy version too here.

Again another dress from Zara (they really have some fab dressy stuff at the moment) its fab on and is €59.95 available here, Coat €89.95 and Bag €39.95 are Zara here & here. Shoes River Island €87 here


Blush dresses are everywhere this one is fab from Zara along with the coat and the dress is €59.95 available here. Coat €79.95 available here, Bag River Island €25 available here, New Look strappy heels €49.95 available in store and here.

For those who would like something unusual but yet still classy, this tailored cape Jumpsuit from Lavish Alive is beautiful €74.34 and available here, Bag is New Look €14.99 available here, Strappy heels €55 available in store and here.

Another simple look and quiet striking, all it would need is a little black blazer thrown over it…Lace blouse is Zara €29.95 available here, River Island Fringe Stiletto Heels €77 here, Fold over Cream bag €15 Asos.com, Skirt River Island here

Still sticking with monochrome and navy & white…I popped this jacket on my facebook page the other day and I love it, its so nice on and I loved the ruched sleeves, its from River Island €80 available in store and here, navy leather block skirt €43 available here, Navy heels Zara €49.95 available in store and here, White Camisole River Island €22 available here.

This dress has to be my ultimate favourite I absolutely love it…its available at Love Cherish Boutique details here and Bella Dungarvan contact details here, It is so demur and just gorgeous, Shoes are from Littlewoods €24.99 as before and the clutch is €28.13 available from Asos here

  Like this colour palette outfit white and grey this dress is quiet cute…Dress is from €80.60 available here, Long white blazer €69.95 from Zara available in store or online here. Grey strappy heels New Look €29.99 available here.

Both these dresses are Little Mistress and are €83.60, you can purchase these here and here. New Look strapy heels €44.99 available here. Silver heels New Look available in store and here reduced to €17 so grab a bargain quick.

Love this dress..its from Verso and available here €89, This is gorgeous and a black blazer over it would be perfect too…

So the lovely ladies who had requested this post I hope this helps you and you are armed with an idea of what to wear…either way have a ball and enjoy the day, you ll look fabulous!

More posts during the week

Pam xxx


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Sneaky Preview of Spring summer pieces for River Island

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Hey Guys

So the lovely PR ladies from River Island sent me some pieces that will be hitting the stores soon

If you’re like me I cannot wait to get into spring/summer outfits..absolutely sick of this rain!! And wind and every other sort of weird weather we’re having lately…dreaming of long evenings and sun yes sun…holiday booked already!

So enough about me, and more on what’s coming to a River Island near you…

So here’s a peek….oh and keep an eye out for those denim heels…TO DIE FOR!

Strappy Denim Heels €87

Embellished Boxy Jacket €87

Light Pink Sleeveless split back jacket €65

Love this pink lace mini skirt €60

Yellow Laser Cut dress €114

Sunglasses €22, Tan bag €25, Laser Cut espadrilles €33, Floral Maxi Dress €55

And finally these Rose Gold sandals €87

So that’s just a sneak peek of what’s to come…but stay tuned for more, here’s hoping we get lots of sun, and have loads of events coming up to wear those fab pieces.

Have a good weekend

Pam xx


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Sister Jane.. Yes please

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 So I stumbled across this brand and remembered just how much I have loved it, lets just  say I’ve known about them for a long time, love their stuff,  its funky, unique, incredibly stylish and Affordable! I always love something different and this is right up my alley.

I love their uniqueness and you can be guaranteed that you find a beautiful piece.

So allow me to introduce you to Sister Jane…

 Most definitely one of my favourite pieces, this shirt is so beautiful with sequin teardrop motifs, its so pretty and a great shirt for going out..Find it here €76.31.

Another fabulous top this comes in a pale pink too (available on Asos) for €72.73 available here.

This is all kinds of pretty, love this blouse €72.43, its a great flirty little number and you can find it here, the skirt is available online too.

Another great piece, this tweed embellished jacket is €115.10, find it here

I love these type of jumpers and I’m loving these €72.43, find it here.

This is just divine too and perfect to go with anything €67.25 find it here

I love Comfy swearters and this is definitely on my list, for €76.31

Back to my favourite style jumpers with the shirt underneath, this is €67.25

I love love love this dress its all kinds of pretty and for €84.06, you can purchase here.

How cutre is this little dress I love it …€102.17 and you can buy it here.

Just in case you needed a nice cute tea dress …this ones €87.94 and available here

Another little beauty too, and its €84.06

One of my favourites…so cute and different €87.94

This dress is so my style for daywear I love it, especially with this weather! €87.94

Oh and look at this!!!!! €87.94

Love this its such a great midi dress for day wear ..€87.94

And while we’re on midi dresses here is another one €93.12

And back to the mini fits and flares, this ones €87.94

How different is this dress…its as unique as it gets love it and its €84.06

Ok ok last one …love this too €93.12

I just love this brand, the best thing is its quirky and stylish …AND it doesn’t cost a fortune..now seriously what’s not to like?…you can find all these styles and a lot more designs here

Have a good week

Love Pam



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The Dotty Lemon


So as you know we had a lovely Cloggers afternoon tea event last week in Cork. During the event there was a few stands displaying some fabulous products, one particular stand caught my eye..I love little boutiques that stock cute unique pieces, I find they are hard come by these days so when I spotted the Dotty Lemon I had to go say hi.

The Dotty Lemon is the brain child of Aisling and is based in Mallow. Its stocks gorgeous girly bits and pieces, all unique along with Diaries, notebooks, inspiring jewellery to cute cards.

It’s got all kinds of fabulous stock and I fell in love, I thought too that some of the products are definitely Valentine gift worthy and definitely the love is all around necklace is going on my wishlist and passed onto my hubbie.

Have a peep below girls as I’ve pulled a handful of items they have available online here, as well as instore. I will definitely be ordering those initial mugs and love necklace!

Whimsical Wishes €22.95

Love is all around necklace €22.95

Who doesn’t love Kate Spade notebooks, this one is €16.95

Kate Spade Spiral notebook Gold Dots €16,95

Love Ban.Do products and this notebook is one of my favourites €13.95

How cute is this make up bag  €14.95

This is another cute make up bag for €19.95 but there is a whole range of fabulous ones..so go check them out.

How cute is this travel set, love it €22.95

I love this luggage tag too again from Ban.do  haha very apt! €13.95

These initial mugs are arriving next week I love love love these..Price to be confirmed.

Definitely need this for the gym, water bottle €12.95

And this one the go coffee mug ..€8.95

These bangles are my favourite and come with other sayings these are priced at €22.95

Footloose Coral and Gold bracelet €13.95

They had lovely quirky bits and was so nice to see something a little different, I’m such a girl and love all kinds of cute things, the dotty lemon will definitely be one I’ll be going to, to pick up cute presents for my sisters or friends

Gentlemen please note that these are perfect gifts for your loved one for Valentines too!!

 For more details check out their facebook page here

Have a good one




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Bomber jacket… This seasons jacket

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Ok so this one has taken us by surprised, but have you noticed how the Bomber Jacket seems to be popping up all over the place at the moment…its amazing how fashion seems to evolve all the time, and items when you were younger seem to be coming back in fashion…Why aren’t I a hoarder..I could have saved myself lots of money buying todays current trends haha albeit they have altered from the standard bomber in my younger years!

I know there is a lot of the plainer colours of bombers knocking around but I quite like the embellished ones or patterned ones as you can style them with lots of things…

Don’t believe me well have a look below. I am loving this look

 First look is Bomber from River Island €75 available here, Jeggins €29.95 from Zara here, black Cami from river Island €22 available here. River Island Leopard print Heels reduced to €34 available instore.

In love with this coast lace blouse, it is expensive for €95 but I adore it, you can purchase here, I’ve paired it with this embroidered bomber jacket from HM you can see it properly on this pic, but have a look here, its €49.95 and I’ve paired this cute tan suede skirt from River Island €45 available instore and online here, Beige Suede tie up shoe boots €87 available here.

A nice day time look wearing the Bomber jacket this ones from New Look and is €29.99 find it here, Blush jeans from river Island reduced to €24, only few left in stock online here or instore, also similar here for €49.95 here. Beige Ankle Fringe boots €60 available from River Island here, White Jeans from Verso €54.95 available here.

Zara peplum hem stripe skirt  €19.95 available here, Tan Sandals €69.95 available in store and online here, Navy camisole from Oasis €15, available instore and online here, River Island Bomber jacket €53 available here.

In love with this bomber from Zara, gone on the wishlist, just to add to the other 100 things I have on it! Its just fab and although I have paired it here with a simple pair of jeans this would go with anything…You can get it here €49.95, Jeans are also from Zara €39.95 and available here, these cute lace up flats are from  River Island €37, available here.

Grey Geometric Bomber jacket for €60 at River Island available here, Grey ankle fringe boots from Divine Boutique for €45, they are not online yet but if you can them 01 6292550 Divine Boutique, Grey Camisole from Shein.com €8.99, A white camisole would also be nice with this look, Grey Mid Rise Jeans from Zara €29.95 available here

And finally I couldn’t not put these fabulous ones from Needle and Thread, they are divine…better start saving as they are a splurge!!

Asos leather flap over clutch €16.20 available here, Skirt from Topshop available here,  Needle and Thread Jacket available here or Brown Thomas, heels Carvela Barely there heeled sandals €77 from Asos here

Again a Needle and Thread beauty, which you can find in either Brown Thomas or here, I’ve paired it with this tulle skirt €79, from Verso here,  but you can pair it with a simple pair of white jeans too, Bag is €19 from Asos.

So how do you feel about this look ladies?? I’m liking it once the Bomber has embellishments or embroidery, not too keen on plain ones. I know which looks my favourite so tell me what’s yours?

Have a great week

Pam xxx


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Debenhams Ireland ..Beauty Event

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This post has been a long time coming ladies, just before Christmas a few bloggers were lucky to be invited to a Debenhams Beauty evening. I am a huge fan of Debenhams, the fact that its just five minutes away from my house might be another factor..but a fan I am!! I love their beauty sections, its always so inviting with all the lotions and potions! I’m fast becoming a makeup junkie (so much so I’ve joined a makeup class starting in March!!) and I love the choice Debenhams offer.

The evening kicked off with Processco and nibbles, we met with one of their personal shoppers/stylists, who informed us they offer free styling advice, no mater how big or small your budget is. (be it €10 or €100) and that you can use this service at anytime day or evening. They also have a private room where you can discuss your exact requirements and try clothing on at your own comfort and Leisure. This is used quite a lot with wheelchair bound customers too as it makes it easier for them, as sometimes navigating around isles can be tricky.

Not to mention the fact the stylists are more familiar with what is in stock, using personal shoppers  it makes the who process easier for you, and saves lots of time. For more details you can book here.

Then came the fun bit, checking out all the beauty products Debenhams have to offer…one of my favourite brands included Urban Decay…I am loving their products, I constantly use the Naked Decay palettes and also the new Gwen Stefani eye palette, its beautiful. And have you tried the Naked skin concealer..wow.. it’s my favourite!

We met with the lovely Shirley, Urban Decays Manager and Professional Makeup Artist, who gave us a makeup demo using the Gwen Palette, this lady has fantastic tips and tricks. Their eye primer is amazing and was top of my list!! We gushed over the make up products particularly the urban decay setting spray, one of the best around. It was a fabulous makeup demo and Shirley truly is so talented.

Next up with met the gorgeous girls from Clarins who gave us a demonstation on skincare and how we should be treating and  taking care of our skin. I’m a big fan of Clarins, since living in the states a few years back when I first picked up my first product..

From cleansing milk, to toning and Multi active day cream not to mention the beautiful Double Serum, I love these products, from the soft feel of them on your skin, to the smell. I have quiet sensitive skin and I find Clarins kind to it!

We also had a demo at Benefits Brow Bar, I absolutely love this relatively new addition to Debenhams (since August 2015), its perfect to just pop in without an appointment and get your eyebrows done, really suits me to pop in, particularly with my two smallies.

On the night the benefit girls demonstrated the perfect brow and gave us a tour around their beautiful treatment rooms. At the brow bar they also offer a range of spray tanning, body waxing and eyelash tinting. And then there’s Benefits glorious products, I love their packaging and the fun they inject into the displays not to mention the products. Its a one shop stop to get beautified not to mention, grabbing a few products while your at it.

A look inside the treatment room…

My favourite Benefit kits and I love how they have tips and tricks inside the kits to show you exactly what to do!

It was a fabulous night at the Debenhams Beauty event, I’ve been a fan of Debenhams a long time and pay a weekly visit to browse and add to my never ending wishlist, so I can splurge come pay day. Its got everything you need for Beauty under one roof.

For any information on products they stock head over to Debenhams here

Have a good week everyone




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