How I spent V-Day

Hey Guys,

I hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday. The sun is shining here so it’s always easier to have a smile on your face when it’s not raining! Yesterday was Valentine’s Day as I’m sure you’re all more than aware. As I said in Friday’s post, I’m not a huge fan of February 14th, but uncharacteristically, I actually had a nice day. Not a cliché in sight.

The day kicked off with a mini mother – daughter pampering day. I posted the picture below on Facebook yesterday and I received some messages asking about my watch.

IMG_0989The watch is from Guess and I bought it in Macy’s in New York. There are similar ones available however in jewellers such as Fields. My hands look so small minus my gel nails, but I wanted to give my nails a break so as not to cause too much damage. As I said yesterday check out The Makeup Box in Naas, I will definitely be going back, great service and prices.

What I Wore

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Cape €20.00 TK Maxx, Black turtle neck €6.00 Penneys / Primark

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My over the knee boots are from Newlook, I bought them last September and I have gotten so much wear out of them. H&M and River Island have some similar alternatives in store.

I kept everything else quite muted and stuck with black as I felt the cape was enough. It was such a bargain and it’s so soft and cosy. I felt like I had a blanket wrapped around me in the cinema. I think we were the only couple in the cinema last night who didn’t go see 50 Shades of Grey! We also avoided the ‘fancy restaurant’  and opted for Nando’s as I am a huge fan!

I hope you all had a nice V-Day whether it was spent in the traditional sense or whether you were boycotting the entire ‘holiday’ for want of a better description.

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x


Slovakian Style Diary

We Travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us

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Hey Guys,

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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:

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 River Island , H&M

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.

Image 2 of SHORT ANORAK WITH FUR COLLAR from Zara

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 🙂

Happy Shopping!

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

New Season Picks

Hey Guys,

We are finally starting to leave the Winter behind, which means new season stock is now starting to peak out behind the sale rails! I don’t know about you, but I am sick of looking at the last of the sale items and am thankful that new stock is starting to be shown. From what I’m seeing at the moment, the Spring and Summer styles are shaping up to be extremely stylish. Below are a few pieces I have chosen that I think will keep you up to date in the fashion stakes 🙂

Now all we need is the weather to get into gear and we will be sorted!

This Week’s Top Picks

€26.00 Boohoo

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€63.50 Topshop

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€26.00 Boohoo

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€32.50 Missguided

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€71.50 Missguided

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€75.00 River Island

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€25.40 Miss Selfridge

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€25.00 Forever 21

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From muted tones and sleeveless jackets to LBDs and turtle necks, there are some great options that can be paired with almost anything in your wardrobe. They are a great indication of what’s to come.

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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Image 1 of TRICOLOR BAG from Zara

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

Buy Here

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

Buy Here

€14.99 Bershka

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€17.00 Primark

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€18.20 Missguided

Buy Here

Image 1 of MIXED FABRIC BLOUSE WITH FRONT DETAIL from Zara

Blouse €19.99 Zara

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€14.00 Boohoo

Buy Here

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€17.99 Newlook

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€12.70 Topshop

Buy Here

€19.50 Missguided

Buy Here

€14.99 Bershka

Buy Now

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

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x