A Bit About Me

Hey Guys,

Happy Friday the 13th (cue the dramatic undertones) I know it’s supposed to be unlucky but it’s Friday so I’m focusing on that aspect. For today’s post, I’ve done a little ‘get to know me’ feature. I’ve been blogging for almost 8 months now and I felt that I should give a little insight into who I am and what makes me tick.

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Favourite Colour: Black I can’t really say black can I? I’ll go for Blue. I love cobalt blue, it looks great with a tan!

Biggest Fear: Losing someone I love. I’ve always had an irrational fear of losing the people that mean the most to me. I was one of those nightmare kids who panics over everything! Sharks and flying are a close joint second!

My Most Irrational Fear: Cows. Yes I know it’s an odd thing to be afraid of, hence me acknowledging that it is an irrational fear. They freak me out with their staring and mooing.

My Pet Hate: People looking down on others and being disrespectful. I just don’t think anyone has the right to portray that kind of behaviour, no matter who they are.

I also cannot tolerate cruelty, whether it’s towards people or animals. It is not so much a ‘pet hate’ but actually something that really bothers me.

My Favourite Animal: My dog Belle is my favourite little person in the world. She has such a funny little personality. Aside from Dogs, elephants are my favourite ‘wild’ animal. They are so gentle and wise.

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My Education: I have an honours degree in Marketing. I graduated in 2014 and although it was stressful, I loved what I was studying and have some amazing memories from the four years I studied. It is true what they say you can make some life long friends in college.

Marketing Ball

Marketing Ball

After our last final year exam

After our last final year exam

Three Things I believe cannot be bought:

  1. Style
  2. Manners
  3. Kindness

My Favourite Singer: I’m a huge music fan and I like a wide variety of different artists from Pink Flyod to Eminem to Beyonce, but Emeli Sande is the probably the voice that I could listen to all day. Her album ‘Our Version of Events’ is timeless.

My Most Annoying Habit: Being late! I wouldn’t mind I am never late to work, I am however always late to meet my friends and my boyfriend. One of my best friend’s pet hates is when people are late, it’s a wonder she hasn’t killed me. My poor boyfriend is used to it.

My Star Sign: Pisces, I’m a water baby. I was always swimming as a child and find it so therapeutic. Not sure where they got some of the characteristics below, but ‘has the last word’ is me for sure! 😛

The Only Movie to Make Me Cry: There have only ever been two movies that have made me cry; The Lion King and I am Sam. I’m not really a crier when it comes to movies and I don’t like soppy films at all, but these two got me!

Favourite Actress: I’d say Sandra Bullock. I just feel like we would get a long if we met. Realistically it would just be me hugging her while she tries to get away, but l’d like to think we would get along 😉

Favourite Actor: This is a predictable one but it has to be Robert Downey Jr. I just love everything about him. I’m also a huge Johnny Depp fan. I love him for all his weirdness.

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received: Persistence is key. My parents always told me that if I commit to something I must be persistent as that is the only way I will succeed. They have their moments.

Eating Habits: I could pretty much out eat anyone I’ve ever met, if I allow myself to, I love all types of food and am never full!

My Favourite Hobbies: Aside from eating, I love to shop and travel. I am fashion obsessed and I am a danger to my bank account when I enter a store!

 

I also love to travel, particularly city breaks. I love experiencing different cultures and believe it makes you a more rounded person over all. I am fortunate enough to have seen some amazing cities such as Prague, Edinburgh Amsterdam, New York, Bratislava and I plan to see many more.

Prague 2014

Prague 2014

Random Fact: I really dislike Valentine’s Day, I think it has become all about money and about popularity. I’ve never had a bad Valentine’s Day but I’m just not a fan. Love should be shown all year round and not confined to one day.

My Family: I am an only child. I am extremely lucky however that I have a very close family and so was never a ‘lonely’ child. I consider my first cousins my siblings and I honestly would be lost without my amazing family.

Beliefs: I don’t believe in luck. I do believe in faith (I think) but when it comes to luck, I think we make our own.

What I’m worst at: I hate saying goodbye to people, if it is only for a few weeks, it makes me really sad. I really can’t deal with long term good byes 😦

My Life: My Family, Close Friends and my Boyfriend are amazing people and I am truly lucky that they make up my life. It’s the little things they do that make me love them all the more.

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I need to take more pictures of the people I love as the above doesn’t reflect even nearly everyone!

So that’s a little insight into my life, I was unsure whether to do this post initially but I personally like to know about the author of blogs I read. I hope you enjoyed and are making plans for a wonderful weekend!

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steal her Style: Miranda Kerr

Hey Guys,

I’m a big fan of Miranda Kerr. I know it’s difficult for a top model to look bad, but I do think that she rarely puts a foot wrong in the style stakes. She’s constantly rocking a polished, chic look that somehow still looks effortless. Thigh high boots are everywhere at the moment and this is a great look to not only showcase the trend, but your pins too! Thigh highs can be a tricky trend to pull off in a classy way but this look is incredibly stylish and actually wearable too.

Steal her Style

€38.00 Topshop

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€87.63 Miss Selfridge

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 Boots €158.75 Office

(may seem pricey but they are an investment!)

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€13.00 River Island

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€39.99 H&M

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Unfortunately the body, hair and face cannot be purchased on the high street. I am however loving the budget friendly alternatives to her designer look, so happy shopping ladies 🙂

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

Top 20 under €20

Hey Guys,

Seeing as it’s January and the majority associate this with  being a bit of an anti climax after Christmas and the New Year, I have decided to do a post that is budget friendly and will help cure those January Blues. Most people’s purse strings are a little tighter at this time of year, unless you are one of a lucky few, so it’s always nice to find items that won’t break the bank. Some say not to shop when you’re not feeling the richest, I say be smart about your shopping. A little ‘pick me up’ that won’t hurt the bank balance too much, can be considered a necessity in  my eyes 😉 So here are my Top 20 items that are under €20!

Top 20 Under €20

Turtle Neck €20.00 River Island

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Messenger bag €19.99 Zara

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Rimmed Sunglasses €13.00 River Island

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€19.99 H&M

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€16.50 Forever21

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Image 1 of ASOS Bead Through Stud Earrings

€11.43 ASOS

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Image 3 of New Look Kool Black Patent Flat Loafer Shoes

€18.47 ASOS

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White Blazer €19.50 Missguided

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€17.99 Newlook

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€19.99 H&M

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Skater Dress €16.50 Forever 21

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€14.99 Bershka

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€17.00 Primark

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€18.20 Missguided

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Blouse €19.99 Zara

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€14.00 Boohoo

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€17.99 Newlook

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€12.70 Topshop

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€19.50 Missguided

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€14.99 Bershka

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So there you go ladies, proof that you can justify your shopping addiction in January. Happy Shopping 🙂

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

Power of the Pencil Skirt

Hey Guys,

I am a big fan of pencil skirts and I think they are perfect for a night out. I tend to opt for  a pencil skirt and top as opposed to a  dress. I think it helps elongate my body and slims my hips. Pencil skirts are not only extremely stylish, they also streamline any body shape, giving a sexy silhouette. They are perfect for nights out but also for occasions. Just invest wisely in the colour! When choosing a pencil skirt, make sure the material is thick enough to cover underwear lines and the like but not too thick that it adds bulk. At the moment I am in love with the options currently available in River Island. The faux leather material is so flattering and the placement of the pockets will actually slim the hips and help create an hourglass shape. The band around the waistline will also emphasis your curves giving the illusion of an even smaller waist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At €40.00 they are a complete steal and will go with everything. I already have a black and baby blue one but I can see myself investing in some more colours. The skirts themselves are very flattering and are so versatile.

Pair With:

White wrap blouse, €33.00 & black turtle neck top €25.00  both River Island

Add Accessories:

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Metallic €59.95 Zara,  €25.95 Black  €32.49 Missguided, Nude €30.00 Boohoo

Image 1 of RHINESTONE NECKLACE from Zara

€25.95 Zara

€17.00 River Island

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 €29.99 Newlook

Happy Shopping Ladies 🙂

Z x

Back to Black

“I’ll stop wearing black, when they invent a darker colour”

Hey Guys,

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

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€49.99 Newlook

€40.00 River Island

€19.49 Missguided

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€39.95 Zara

€82.55 Topshop

€50.00 River Island

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€59.99 H&M

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€44.99 Newlook

Happy Shopping Ladies 🙂

Z x