Thursday, 30 January 2014

January Haul, Next, Debenhams, Asos, Primark

Hi Everyone,
 Hope everyone is well and happy! 
I have a small haul to share with you guys, Nóirín & I went shopping recently and I picked up a few bits and I also made a small ASOS order.
Im trying to start adding some summer pieces to my wardrobe, even though it is still really cold outside, I decided to take my moms advice a pick up summer pieces when I see them as they will be snapped up in no time.
I hope you all enjoy the haul and let me know what you think of my purchases 

Talk soon

 I did go a little shoe mad!  

 Wedges / Next 

 Boots / Red Herring from Debenhams
These were a steal, only €24 down from €80 

 Desert Boots / Penneys (Primark) €11
I have been on the look out for a pair of desert boots since I saw a picture of Anna Shaffer sporting a pair! I was looking online for a pair and they seemed pretty pricey so I was delighted to find these beauties in Primark.

Dress / Minkpink from ASOS

ASOS for sharing discount codes so when I had 20% off code i decided to treat myself to this skater dress from Minkpink. 
This dress will carry me through every season as it looks great with tight and a pair of boots or with bare legs and sandals   

Yoga Pants / Penneys (Primark)
I love the fitness range Pennys brough out, really affordable and a great fit!

 Sunglasses / Penneys (Primark)

Bandanna / The Kilkenny Store

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Back to Black

Hello all, hope everyone is well!

Last night I had a few drinks in my local pub with one of my childhood friends who is flying the coop this coming Thursday. She is setting her sights on bigger and better things in the nursing world and hitting up one of the most popular cities in the world: London. She has been a constant in my life through the years so it will be very strange not having her close by. I suppose that is life...we all have to live our own lives and pursue our dreams.

It was a casual night so I went for a simple all black ensemble with gold accents; my ultimate colour combo! I am LOVIN' pleather at the moment so any excuse to crack out my pleather Zara leggings and pleather panel H&M blazer will be taken advantage of. Apologies for the handle of the exercise bike making multiple appearances in this post...I didn't realise how prominent it was until AFTER I had uploaded...doh! Also excuse the hair....the cows-lick strikes again haha!

I am currently tucking into a take away Pizza and watching GAA Beo, so happy that the GAA leagues are back on track! Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

Love Nor

Top & Blazer // H&M
Leggings & Bag // ZARA
Heels // Bershka
Bangle // Gift
Necklace & Earrings // Dorothy Perkins
Rings // Topshop & River Island

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Mainly Monochrome

Hello Everyone, hope ye are all well!

I would first like to apologise for the poor quality of the was twilight when I took these and the sun was quite low also. Aaaand If I'm being honest I'm not a photography expert but I will improve I promise!

It's still quite cold in Ireland so I am layering like crazy and have not left the house without a hat/scarf in 2 seriously! I decided to go for a comfortable monochrome look today which is predominantly black but set off by a lovely white wool blend jumper belonged to my Mom - thanks Mom for keeping me someway stylish! I finished off my look with my ever present plum beanie which added a pop of colour and my black MK bag (not pictured, post here!)

 Jacket/MissSelfridge - Jumper/My Moms - Jeans/Topshop - Boots/Schuh - Scarf/Dunnes Stores - Hat/New Look

A simple look for running errands in my local town; the hood on my Miss Selfridge leather jacket is perfect for the usual sporadic rain showers that plague Ireland during the winter months....and all year round! *sigh

Hope ye are all having a good January. Not always a nice month but at least the evenings are getting brighter and the birds are beginning to sing again, hurrah!

Love Nóirín

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Stephens Night & New Years Eve

Hi Everyone!
Sorry this post is a little late, I have been really busy lately but here a few snaps of what I wore out over the Christmas season, I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing time over the holidays.

Stephen's Night 

Playsuit / Asos

I love this playsuit as it has a really embellished collar so it was so pretty and perfect for this time of year.

(Excuse my chucks in the background, I was driving to town so I had them ready to go)

It was so cold out on Stephen's night so I bundled myself up with my Topshop coat and two pairs of tights.

New Years

 Dress / Asos 

I went for a red lip to give my look a pop of colour 

Earrings / Dorothy Perkins 

Key Make-up for this look:
Foundation / Mac N25
Lipstick / Topshop Rio Rio
Eyelashes / Eyelure 116 
Liner / Mac Teddy 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

January Sales: Mini Style Haul!

Hello everyone hope ye all had a wonderful Christmas!

Today I am just posting a little style haul of some pieces I have picked up in the sales recently. I am not one of these people (that I salute, ye are troopers!) who queue at 8am on St. Stevens'/Boxing Day for the sales. I much prefer having a relaxed look around the shops once the initial chaos is done with in the days following! I know what you're thinking in dismay 'you'll miss out on loaaads of the best stuff!!' but in all honesty I have found that people are spending less these days so there is usually an ample supply of items I would go for that are actually in my size - shoes in a UK size 6 can be particularly difficult to obtain as usually sizes 3 & 7 are the only sizes left in the nicest shoes/boots. Not this year, hurrah!

So here are my purchases...ogle them at your leisure! ;)

Stud Detail Ankle Boots // Red Herring
 Peep-toe sling backs // New Look
Slim Wedge Ankle Boots // New Look

I picked up some lovely boots in New Look. I was dying for a pair of dressy ankle boots...and lucky enough I found not one but two pairs of what I would consider perfect for dressy/casual nights out! They were only €19 (Grey) and €14 (Black) such AMAZING bargains I was well chuffed!

 Skirt // Primark/Penneys
 A-line Pattern Skirt // River Island 
 Mesh Detail Top // Zara

I found a lovely deep purple mesh t-shirt top in Zara for €16, perfect with black skinnies or leather pants for a girls night out. I also picked up a beautiful purple pattern a-line skirt in River Island which will take me right in to, dare I say it already, Spring/Summer 2014! The green 'skort' style skirt I am yet uncertain of as I am unsure of how to style it...but I may just keep it after all! 

 Black Gold Chain Detail Bag // Zara
Cream DKNY Purse // BT2
So much pretty!!

The highlights of my little shopping expeditions are undoubtedly the Zara gold chain detail bag, Red Herring studded ankle boots for a QUARTER of the price (retailing at €85...reduced to €25.50...crazy!!) and a beautiful DKNY cream wallet - GAH! (€90 reduced to €40...I could NOT leave this behind!) So happy, broke but very very happy!

On behalf of Aoife and I, I would like to sincerely thank all of those who have followed us over the past few months - it means the world to us! 

We look forward to another year of blogging! Wishing ye all a Happy New Year, we hope it is the best one yet!

Love Nóirín