Tempting Thigh Highs

Thigh high boots were everywhere on the catwalks of the different Fashion Weeks, the most recent being Givenchy at PFW (pictured) It may have been presented for SS15 but its definitely a trend to watch for the Autumn and Winter months too. Perfect for keeping you lovely and cosy whilst also keeping you uber stylish, which lets face it is the most important aspect! A good friend of mine also pointed out that thigh high boots also made a regular appearance on one of my favourite shows; Gossip Girl! Ms SVW loved a good thigh high boot and lets be honest, if its good enough for one of the most stylish fictional characters on television, then it is certainly good enough for me.

They may not seem like the easiest style to pull off however they are surprisingly flattering provided you choose the correct style and length. Perfect for emphasizing your legs,another key trend highlighted by Tom Ford at London Fashion Week. Thigh highs will elongate your legs, guaranteed to leave even the shortest girls with enviable pins!

Top Tip: shorter girls (like myself) don’t wear the boots too far up your leg as it will make your thighs look shorter…nobody wants this!

The Heels

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 Black suede €140.00 River Island, Pointed toe €59.99 Newlook, Navy €55.99 Missguided

The Flats

Image 3 of XL LEATHER BOOT WITH PATENT CAP TOE from Zara

Black Suede with chain detail €70.00 River Island, Leather look patent toe, €139.00 Zara,Wader boots €54.99 Boohoo

Wear With...
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Blouse €35.00 RiverIsland, Skirt & Coat €24.99 €64.99 both Newlook

Top Tip: leave anything too shiny or PVC-ish on the shelf, it’s more streetwalk than catwalk.

Hope you enjoyed guys, Happy Shopping 🙂

Z x

Vintage Bliss

Hey Guys,

Today I spent my Saturday mooching around Dublin City and I have to say it’s one of my favourite things to do. Despite the initial wind and rain, my friend and I decided we would brave the elements to go dress shopping in the capital. Taking a detour off Grafton Street and embarking on to Dublin’s Creative Quarter, the clouds began to clear with the sun setting along the beautiful Drury Street. Our day was beginning to brighten up in all sense of the words.

Our first stop was the fascinating OM Diva. I personally love this store. It’s not just the beautiful pieces this store contains, it is the enchanting and alluring atmosphere that it conveys. The store which is spread across three floors, albeit a small three floors, is full of charm and character. From the vintage vogue magazines that portray a retro vibe to the beautifully eclectic decor, OM Diva is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The clothes and accessories sold in store are predominantly feminine and girlie, perfect for an upcoming occasion. Here are some pics from our day spent in vintage heaven;

Occasion Wear

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 The Decor 

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Dublin Fashion Festival

Hey Guys & Gals,

I have recently been asked to participate in the Dublin Fashion Festival.
Now this is obviously not as a model (lol) but as a blogger. Something I a
m very excited about. So for any of you who are unsure of what this festi
val is, here’s a quick glimpse into what it is all about.

Dublin Fashion Festival takes place annually, running from Thursday the 4th until Sunday the 7th of September. The DFF is proudly preparing for its fifth consecutive year with the launch event going down a great success on the 5th of August. This festival is not only full of style inspiration with great fun and shopping inspiration to be found, it also highlights Dublin’s progression into a city with serious style cred. Dublin has long contained fashion lovers who portray their own style and throughout the past decade the city has become increasingly more prominent on the European style radar. The DFF highlights this and communicates it to others not just around Ireland but around Europe also. The events which take place throughout the Dublin Fashion Festival showcase the amazing fashion to be found in Dublin. From designer flagship stores such as Brown Thomas to high-street giants Penneys. The festival even reveals new, upcoming designers to watch out for and some classic vintage finds. There is something for everyone to take inspiration from regardless of their budget or preference.

Unlike other cities which host an exclusive ‘Fashion Week’ where only top celebrities are welcome, Dublin Fashion Festival also represents a sense of community. This is something often not found in other larger, fashion forward locations. The festival highlights that although Dublin has a promising future into rivalling cities such as London and Paris in terms of style, it is still a place where locals are encouraged to participate and get involved. This is something that is important in Irish culture and it is great to see it is maintained throughout such a popular event.

Angela Scanlon, the Irish born stylist, producer and writer is the face ofAngela Scanlon the festival and will also play host for the fashion show event on the 5th of
September. Scanlon who knows the Dublin fashion scene inside out, is the perfect choice to represent the celebration of the city’s fashion. This further reinforces that the DFF is about bringing the people of Dublin together to celebrate a shared passion for fashion.

I will keep you guys updated as the event goes on. There will be plenty of pics to share with you all too 🙂

Photocred: http://www.dff.ie; http://www.entertainment.ie

My take on City Chic

Hey Guys,

So as you know from my previous post, I am just home from a visit to Prague. I don’t usually post ‘What I Wore’ articles but I have received a few private mails on social media sites asking exactly that. As I was busy taking pictures of the beautiful city, the elephants and trying to surprise my poor boyfriend with sly pictures, I don’t have that many full pictures of my outfits. I will however show you the ones I do have. Now please excuse the poor lighting and my tired eyes in most of the pics, 5 nights of partying did not leave me looking the best!

Trilby & Bag: Newlook Dress: H&M Aviators: Penneys

Trilby & Bag: Newlook
Dress: H&M
Aviators: Penneys

Tan Sandals: Newlook Watch: Fossil Bangle: Alex & Ani

Tan Sandals: Newlook
Watch: Fossil
Bangle: Alex & Ani

Dress & Sandals: Newlook Sunglasses: Topshop Satchel: Vintage

Dress & Sandals: Newlook
Sunglasses: Topshop
Satchel: Vintage

Crop Top: Asos Aline Skirt: H&M

Crop Top: Asos
Aline Skirt: H&M

Crop Top: RiverIsland Palazzo Pants: Newlook

Crop Top: RiverIsland
Palazzo Pants: Newlook

Playsuit: Newlook Necklace: River Island

Playsuit: Newlook
Necklace: River Island

Skirt: Zara Top: Newlook Necklace: Penneys

Skirt: Zara
Top: Newlook
Necklace: Penneys