Sunday, 16 October 2016

1 Piece 4 Ways - The Frilled Blouse

I'm bringing back my '1 Piece 4 Ways' type of styling videos on my Youtube Channel, but I thought I'd pop this collage-y type of style post here too, so for those of you who'd rather look at that, here it is. But for those of you who like to watch the videos and see me talk through the looks, I've popped the video below too. Let me know which style of post you prefer or if you like both :) x


Friday, 14 October 2016

AW15 Essentials & Trends

It's all about making a statement this season, and the best way, I think,  to do that is through your accessories and outerwear. They're much easier to style with your more basic pieces or Capsule Wardrobe pieces to look bang on trend, without spending a tonne of money. Shoes and Outerwear are great ways for AW to update your looks, plus it's also key in Irish/British Winter weather to have good shoes and coats to keep you warm and dry. Here are some of my absolute favourite trends and pieces for this season.

Flared sleeves: What's not to love? They keeps your hands and wrists extra snug and warm, and hey instantly add a cool 70's/chic vibe to any look. This jumper looks like the perfect mix of cosy, comfy and stylish.

Embroidered Bomber Jacket: Even plain bomber jacket have been a huge trend, but if you can tick two trends at one and get an embroidered number, you are winning! This also ticks another box being a faux leather effect so its kind of like your perfect (faux) leather jacket for AW.

Statement Boots: I have had a pair of leopard print boots on my wishlist for the longest time and these are some of the nicest I've seen. Inspired by Alexander Wang with the little cut out detail on the heel, I think these would really transform any look. You can also opt for embroidered boots, snakeskin, velvet, silver.. There are a lot of boot trends going around at the moment, just make sure they make a statement and stand out.

Crossbody Bag: The easiest bag in the world to wear is a crossbody. I'm always afraid that somebody will just run off with my handbag so it's much nicer to wear it all safe and secure over your body. This one has a nice mix of AW colours too, so it adds a little pop to an outfit.

Loafers: And the other shoe of the moment has to be the loafer. Inspired by the many Gucci beauties that have been gracing the catwalks and Instagram. These ones are nice in the sense that they're not just an exact copy of the Gucci ones, and the big buckle adds a cool androgynous look.

What are your favourite trends for this season and what are your AW essentials?? Let me know :)


Thursday, 13 October 2016

DIY Miu Miu Inspired Lace-up Flats

Flats have seen so many updates these pasts few months/seasons and I'm getting really into them. From loafers to lace-ups, I've started collecting them all. Inspired by the most beautiful Miu Miu flats (if you haven't seen them, this is them) I decided to upcycle my own flats into something a little bit more interesting and original. So if you fancy having your own unique pair, keep on reading.

You will need:
Pair of flats
2m Plaid ribbon or trim
Fabric/Super glue
Thread and needle

Cut the ribbon in half, 2 x 1 metre pieces, and cut about 2 inches of each piece. These will make the loops that will be attached to the shoes.

Fold the loops in half and zigzag stitch the edges together to really secure them. Turn them inside out so that the stitching is inside the loop.

Glue or stitch (or both) the loops to the back of the flats. When they're fully secure and dry loop the long piece of ribbon through the loop, and secure with one knot to keep it in place. 

Lace them up and away you go!! :)


Saturday, 8 October 2016

DIY Embroidered Jeans

Embroidered jeans have been such a massive trend for the past few months, and I've been oogling over so many pairs on the high street, on other bloggers and in magazines. I figured it was about time I made my own. I don't see the point in forking out fifty quid for a brand new pair of jeans when you probably have an oldish pair lying around in need of a refresh, and you can pick up iron on patches for a couple of euros/pounds/dollars.. I bought mine on AliExpress and I think for all 6 patches it came to just under €3. So have a bit of fun with your own pair of embroidered jeans, and rejoice in the fact that nobody will have a pair like yours.

You will need:
A pair of jeans
Selection of iron on patches
Needle and matching threads

Lay out the patches and decide where you want to place them.

Iron the patches onto your jeans, being sure not to burn or melt the patches. Place a light pieces of cotton over the patches as you iron. I would say hold the iron on the patches for 30-40 seconds at a time.

If your patches are the highest quality, you may want to sew them on a little bit too, if you plan on washing your jeans and want the patches to last. It's a little bit tedious but it's well worth it in the long run.


This is another huge trend at the moment so I figured I'd add in another element to the jeans. To create the stepped raw hem effect, you first want to cut a slit in either side of the leg, about 2 inches up. Cut the front 'flap' off the jeans.

Cut the stitched hem off the back of the jeans, and you'll be left with a shorter front hem, and longer back hem.

Fray the hems as much as you want by pulling a few (or a lot) of the threads loose. They'll also fray more as you wear them and wash them.

Here's a link to the patches I bought if you're looking for some > smaller roses , bigger rose


Monday, 3 October 2016

Capsule Wardrobe Additions

I've just uploaded a new Capsule Wardrobe video sharing some new additions. I am trying to incorporate a little bit more colour into my wardrobe this season so I've chosen a few nice pieces like dresses and jumpers. Take a peek :)

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Transitional Styling - How to wear your summer pieces for Autumn

Autumn is a tricky season. It's not as hot as summer, but it's not as cold as winter, so it can be quite difficult to dress for. The weather is always unpredictable. I've put together my few tips on how to tackle this tricky season head on. I've also styled up two summer pieces to show you how you can make the most of your summer wardrobe by tweeking it for Autumn.

Layering - This is by far my number one tip for bringing your lighter summery pieces into Autumn. It makes them more appropriate for cooler temperatures and gives you a chance to pull out your autumn essentials. Great pieces for layering are polo necks, long sleeve tops, gilets, check shirts etc. Here I styled a really great dress from DressFo, which seems way more summer orientated, with a polo neck underneath and it looks rather cool I think. I had ordered it at the end of summer, but as i'm only getting around to wearing it now I thought it was the ideal way to style it. It also means you can get more wears out of your favourite dresses.

Tights - Adding tights to a dress or skirt, or even a playsuit, can carry it right through to winter without your pins getting too chilly. Go for any design or colour you like, but I prefer the good old fashioned black tights.

The Biker Jacket - This has to be the coolest of all outerwear, but it's also super versatile for throwing on over lighter tops and dresses to add overall cool vibes, a layer of warmth and an extra waterproof bonus. Here I styled an Off-the-Shoulder top from DressFo that we saw loads of over summer, worn with lots of white denim, but by pairing it with black and other dark tones you can make it work just as well for Autumn. 

Statement boots: Ankle boots are great becasue they can be worn with just about anything, so when you need a bit of waterproof footwear, they're your best bet. But this AW it's all about the statement boots so anything with a stand out print, embellishment or detail is a winner.

First Look
Polo Neck - River Island
Lace-up flats - Primark

Second Look
Biker Jacket - Warehouse
Flares - PLT
Boots - Zara
Bag - DIY Post Here


Monday, 12 September 2016

Autumn favourites

Hey strangers!! Or rather, I've been the stranger lately. I had to share my latest video with you today before I let it go nearly a whole month without posting anything here. I'm very sorry guys. I only just managed to get a few videos filmed over the weekend, but now that I'm finally a bit more settled back in to college I am doing up a blogging schedule, and hoping I can stick as closely to it as possible.

I've spent this evening planning some exciting DIYs and purchasing some supplies online, I have a few videos planned for the next few weeks too, and I'm hoping to get some outfits and styling posts up here too. I've basically spent the last month planning new content and new ideas, so now it's time to put it all into action. So bare with me if you can :) 

Anyway, here's my latest video. The monthly installment of the 10 things I'm loving (with a few extras added in this time). Hope you enjoy xx

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Autumn Capsule Wardrobe

My updated Autumn Capsule Wardrobe video has just gone live this morning. It's a total of 34 pieces, which leaves me with a little bit of room to add a few more pieces if I need to, perhaps when the weather gets a bit colder. I also didn't include footwear this time so expect to see an updated shoe collection or something similar in the coming weeks.

If you're looking to start your very own capsule wardrobe why not check out some of my previous videos like HOW TO BUILD A CAPSULE WARDROBE and my first CAPSULE WARDROBE video.


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Trending : The Denim Jacket

With the last of the music festivals coming up (roll on Electric Picnic!!) and the weather getting a little bit cooler, it's time to turn your attention to The Denim Jacket - but this season's denim jacket has a whole new look. Think embellishments, patches, badges and lots of embroidery. I've picked these three jackets from DressFo because they're super affordable (all under €35) so if you're looking to dabble in the trend, you don't need to break the bank.

They're very easy to style, my favourite way being with a pair of black jeans and a simple tee, or over a summer dress. White dresses always look especially good with blue denim.


Friday, 5 August 2016

My go-to Outfit

We all have that one outfit that, when we're in a rush in the morning or just can't seem to find anything at all to wear, we revert back to again and again. This is my kind of go-to look for a typical day of walking around town or heading to college. It's comfy (which is key for me, I get grumpy in an uncomfortable outfit), it's chic and it's in everybody's wardrobe. If you don't have all of these pieces, fear not, you can switch up the rucksack for a handbag, the baseball cap for a beanie, the biker jacket for a bomber jacket etc etc.
My go-to Outfit

Biker Jacket: This is my all-year-rounder type of jacket, except maybe that one week of the year when the sun shines in Ireland. But generally, it's my first port of call when I need to wear any kind of jacket. It's great for warmth, and for keeping the rain off. I'm loving all the different colours available at the moment (we've all see the Zara ones) and this pink shade is just beaut! It's also great for brightening up an all black outfit. 

Stripe Top: In the words of Chandler Bing, ''Could striped tops BE anymore versatile?''. We all have them, in a range of styles from tshirt to jumpers, but my go-to this time of the year is a long sleeved style. I need the warmth and they're a great layering piece.

Skinny Jeans: Black or blue, it doesn't matter, but skinny jeans are still, by far, the most versatile jeans. They're such a throw on kind of piece and almost too easy to style. I do like a good black jeans during the Autumn/Winter months though, and the rips add more interest.

Ankle Boot: We all know the important of a good ankle boot, and black it generally the most versatile. These ones with the low heel are great, much like my boohoo boots that I wear all the time, because if you're going to be doing any amount of walking it's necessary to think about comfort. But they still look super chic so you don't have to compromise. 

Baseball cap: When it gets a bit colder and closer to winter I would probably switch this up for a beanie, but at the moment I just need something to keep the rain off. It also adds a little something extra to the look as a whole.

Rucksack: 90% of the time I carry a rucksack when I'm out and about. It's the handiest thing if you're going to be picking up bits and pieces in town, if you need to bring anything out with you (like a camera) or if you need to do a quick food shop. I also used it all year last year for college so now that it's a bit worse for wear I'll be looking for a new one this September.
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