We Travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us
I’m just home from a wonderful, long weekend in Slovakia. Braislava is a beautiful city which was made even prettier by the snow. We had a great time and ate and drank far too much (which is to be expected) but I will be doing a blog post on that in the coming week. For this particular post, I am going to focus on what I wore as I have been receiving some messages on Facebook and Instagram asking where I purchased everything.
I am hands down the worst packer in the world! I always leave it until the last minute and am extremely indecisive when it comes to deciding what to bring. For our trip to Bratislava we only had our hand luggage so I had no choice but to be remotely sensible and objective in my choices.
So here is my Slovakian Style Diary
I love my Leather Jacket because the fur trim can actually be removed so it will be useful in the Spring too. I got it for Christmas and it is perfect for these cold mornings, it can be bought Here
My Jeans are the Molly Reform Jeggings and I have these in a range of different colours. They are, in my opinion, the best fitting jeans available. They can be bought for €50.00 Here
I bought my ankle boots in Newlook for an absolute bargain of €27.00 but they don’t appear to be available any more. I did however spot these lovely boots on the Newlook website. You can check them out Here & Here
My Bag is one of my favourite buys of 2014, I love large bags and I was looking for a nice black one for ages. It is from H&M however as it was bought last November, I don’t think it is still available, but I did spot this almost identical option online.
My hat was my saviour for the weekend, it not only protected me from the snow, it also acted as a shield between my hungover face and the Slovakian Airport. In hindsight it is probably the reasoning behind me getting unpleasantly fondled by the airport security. Apparently I looked like a criminal 😛 Anyway it can be bought from H&M and such a bargain at €19.99!
My tartan scarf is actually from Scotland. I bought it a few years back when I was in Edinburgh. This option from River Island however is pretty similar.
My second favourite look from when I was away can be seen below.
My jeans are again the Molly Jeggings (I wasn’t lying when I said they were my favourites!) and they can be bought here. I fell in love with this fur headband when I seen it a few weeks back. I wore it both day and night and it kept me so warm! It was of course an absolute steal in Newlook, check it out here. My knee high boots also came in so handy as they kept me warm in the snow. I bought these in Newlook too, but they don’t seem to be available anymore. I have chosen a few similar options that you can try:
I love quilted coats and the one I’m wearing from Zara has been such a good investment. I think it is sold out at the moment but a very similar one is still available in the store.
I always tend to keep my outfits casual when I’m away, particularly when the weather is cod. My outfits mainly included turtle necks, skinny jeans and flat boots as you can see. I’m also a sucker for some faux fur which can be seen in both outfits.
So there’s my Slovakian Style Diary, I hope you enjoyed and found the links useful 🙂
Until Next Time My Loves
I’m a big advocate of exercise, now I’m not one of these fitness fanatics who has a ripped body (I’m far from it!) but I do honestly think that a workout regardless of its intensity can act as a mood booster. Even if it’s a moderate walk, I find it really clears my head! This has therefore acted as the basis for this post. Workout clothing can be quit expensive, particularly if you are stepping up your workout routine and need more items. Now I hold my hands up and say I am a Nike girl at heart but I realise it’s not always feasible for everyone (myself included) to consistently buy branded training gear. So I have had a browse online to find some cost friendly options for all you gym bunnies 🙂
I do however think runners are always worth the investment. Always!
Fitted Athletic Jacket €23.45 Forever21
€10.00 ASOS (bargain!)
Leggings €9.00 Penneys / Primark (I’m a big advocate of these leggings, they really are great and so reasonable!)
‘No Days Off’ Tank Top €10.50 Forever21
Leggings €22.99 Newlook
Don’t be put off by the price of runners if you work out then you will get a high return on your investment! Buying cheap versions that aren’t good quality will not only have to be replaced more often, you can also run the risk of hurting your back and joints due to lack of support. In the long term, good quality runners are better value.
There are a large amount of retailers now getting into fitness clothing and offering cost friendly alternatives. One less thing we can use as an excuse! 😉
Until Next Time My Loves
“You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.” — Christian Dior
The LBD has long been a style staple for every girl. This is particularly true in the run up to the festive season. With numerous parties to attend, it can sometimes feel like you are running out of looks and outfits. The classic black dress is always an option that will save you any stress. It is and always will be a classic, stylish look.
There are so many different styles, shapes and looks that a black dress can create. There literally is not one woman who cannot wear a black dress and change it to her own personal style. I have chosen the Top 10 Black Dresses currently available and perfect for the party season, I have gone for a range of different styles in the hope that everyone finds something they like.
Top 10 LBDs
€31.75 Miss Selfridge
€135.00 River Island
€60.00 River Island
€32.84 Pull & Bear
Investing in a black dress is always a smart choice in my opinion, if it is good quality you can literally have it for years. Perfect excuse to go shopping ladies!
Until next time My Loves
“I’ll stop wearing black, when they invent a darker colour”
Black is one of my favourite colours to wear, I think it is so classic and timeless and a good quality black piece is always worth an investment! Never has there been a colour that is so versatile and can be worn with anything, by anyone. How many times have you struggled to find shoes / jacket to go with an outfit and ended up opting for black? If you’re anything like me, then quite often! I think black works particularly well throughout winter and in the run up to Christmas. Let’s be honest, if it’s good enough for Audrey and Coco, then it is definitely good enough for me!
Here are some of the best black pieces currently available on the high-street and online at the moment. I have a feeling this will be a recurring feature on my blog in the run up to Christmas as there are always new stylish offerings being introduced.
€50.00 River Island
€40.00 River Island
€50.00 River Island
Happy Shopping Ladies 🙂