Nail that Sale

Hey Guys,

We all know the day after Christmas means one thing (aside from more over eating and drinking) it is of course the post Christmas sales. As I previously worked in retail for 6 years and the fact that I am a self confessed shopaholic, I know how to sale shop!

While there are great bargains to be found, there are also in many cases old products from the back of the stock room thrown out onto the floor too. So you the shopper is often left wading through stock from two seasons ago, just to find the styles you have been looking for. So I have picked out my favourites from this year’s sales to hopefully help you safe some time, effort and of course money!

Top Sales Picks

Embelished Box Jacket €45.00 River Island

Shop Here:  http://eu.riverisland.com/women/sale/coats–jackets/Black-tweed-embellished-cropped-jacket-663784

Image 1 of ASOS KING Over the Knee Boots

Wader Boots €38.57 ASOS

Shop Here: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-KING-Over-the-Knee-Boots/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3791158&cid=1931&sh=0&pge=3&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=2140&gridsize=3

Image 1 of ASOS Jumpsuit with Chic Racer Detail

Jumpsuit €18.57 ASOS

Shop Here: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Jumpsuit-with-Chic-Racer-Detail/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3089818&cid=9638&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=861&gridsize=3

Image 3 of CROSSOVER SNOOD from Zara

Snood €19.99 Zara

Shop Here: http://www.zara.com/ie/en/sale/woman/accessories/scarves/crossover-snood-c436401p2210506.html

Wrap Shift Dress €31.75 TopShop

Shop Here: http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/sale-3246534/sale-3267090/satin-insert-shift-dress-3471640?bi=401&ps=200

Burgundy Ankle Boots €35.00 River Island

Shop Here: http://eu.riverisland.com/women/sale/shoes–boots/Dark-red-block-heel-ankle-boots-655430

Image 1 of TWO-TONE LEATHER SHOPPER from Zara

Two Tone Shopper Bag €69.99 Zara

Shop Here:  http://www.zara.com/ie/en/sale/woman/handbags/two-tone-leather-shopper-c542065p2013555.html

Slogan Tee €8.00 River Island

Shop Here:  http://eu.riverisland.com/women/sale/t-shirts–vests–sweats/White-jeans-print-oversized-t-shirt-665505

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Peplum Leather Coat €45.00 Newlook

Shop Here:  http://www.newlook.com/eu/shop/womens/jackets-and-coats/black-leather-peplum-hem-biker-jacket_317645701

Image 1 of Esprit Oversized Blanket Stitch Scarf

Oversized Scarf €24.99 Asos

Shop Here: http://www.asos.com/Esprit/Esprit-Oversized-Blanket-Stitch-Scarf/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4552335&cid=1929&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Grey&totalstyles=843&gridsize=3

I personally try not to buy anything that is too ‘this season’ during the sales as I always fall in love with the new stock coming into the stores. I only ever pick something that I know I will like this time next year too, hence nothing that is associated too much with a particular trend.

Happy Shopping My Loves

Z x

The LBD

“You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.” —  Christian Dior

Hey Guys,

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

€25.99 Missguided

€31.75 Miss Selfridge

€34.00 Boohoo.com

€57.15 Topshop

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€17.99 Newlook

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€12.99 H&M

€135.00 River Island

€35.99 Bershka

€60.00 River Island

Image 1 of Pull&Bear Ribbed Mini Dress

€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 

Z x

Channelling Bridal Chic

Hey Guys,

In the last week I’ve seen both Cheryl and Candace channelling the Bridal Chic look and looking absolutely gorgeous. Both dresses were stunning and I especially fell in love with Candace’s look at the VS after party in London last week.

White is a great option for events as not many people like to venture from the dark side, particularly at this time of year. Bridal Chic however is definitely a style to watch, even being showcased by Simone Rocha at London Fashion Week in September.

Now as the majority of us ladies are not going to be wearing full length, lace, bridal-eque gowns on a regular basis I have kept an eye out for options that are more ‘wearable’ for us ordinary ladies.

€32.49 Missguided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

€48.26 Topshop  €35.09 Missguided

:Image 1 of Chi Chi London Premium Metallic Lace Midi Prom Dress with Bardot Neck

€54.29 and €95.72 both ASOS

ForeverNew Renee Lace Cut Away Pencil Dress Main Image

€108.44  Forevernew.com

There are plenty purse friendly options available to achieve this look. You definitely don’t need a ring on your finger embrace your inner bridal chic.

Happy Shopping Ladies

Z x

 

Grey Goodies

Hey Guys,

I was Christmas shopping today and was a tad bold and bought some pieces for myself. I just have absolutely no will power whatsoever! On the bright side, what I did buy came to €39.99 which was quite a good bargain which lessens some of that post purchase guilt. I’m obsessed with grey at the moment, I think it’s perfect for the Winter months and goes with everything. I was therefore pretty happy with the Grey Goodies I came across today. I simply could not part with them, I felt they needed a good home.

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The Clutch Bag is always a necessity throughout the Christmas party season. I love the two tone look of this one and as this was on special offer and just couldn’t pass it up.

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 €12.00 River Island

The Faux Fur head band is perfect for the freezing weather. I love faux fur and am slowly but surely building on fur accessories, perfect for Christmas too.

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€9.99 Newlook

The Trilby Hat is also a style essential and I love not only the colour of this one, but also the texture. It feels and looks much more expensive than it was. I’ve so many outfit ideas for this that I literally hopped, skipped and jumped to the checkout.

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 €8.00 Penneys

The Turtleneck is such a useful Winter piece. It adds instant style appeal to any look, whether dressed up or dressed down. I have bought so many since the cold weather has kicked in. This was such a steal too.

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 €10.00 Penneys

I’m excited to start planning some Christmas outfits, get to the shops girls they’re some great pieces in the shops at the mo!

Happy Shopping Ladies 🙂

Z x

Fabulous Find: NK Creative

Hey Guys,

Today I was at a small Christmas fair, getting into the festive spirit when I photo 1 (22)came across the NK Creative stall. I took some pictures to share with you all as the majority of pieces are handmade and original, making them perfect for Christmas presents. From chokers, rings and necklaces to handbags and purses, each piece includes intricate detailing that the founder herself has spent days creating! Handmade gift boxes can also be purchased to create even more of a unique appeal. The prices are also fantastic; starting from as little as €1.00, in fairness where else could you buy a unique piece of jewellery for that price!

NK Creative also takes specific orders so that she can custom make a piece to your liking; another differenciating aspect of this new little business. You will get more than just a bargain when you buy one of NK Creative‘s accessories, you will have something special that can be tailored to your preference! The majority of clothes and accessories currently available are standardised and so I personally am always on the lookout for custom made little gems like the ones in the pictures below.

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My favourite purchase from today is my new ring, which cost €2 (yes only €2.00) and I absolutely love it.

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In today’s society, I also think it is really brave of the founder to create her own start-up and have the courage to put herself out there. It’s never easy starting out with anything in life but I genuinely think NK Creative can only get bigger and better!

Check out her facebook page for more fabulous finds:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nk-Creative/704429046331153

Happy Shopping 🙂

Z x