This Weeks Firm Favourites

Hello Beautiful People ❤

I hope you’ve all had a fabulous week so far. I’ve been so busy with work, but am settling in and not feeling like the new girl anymore! I’ve had a great week, maybe not the most productive but sometimes it’s nice to relax at home and just reduce the stress. This post is all about the things I’ve been loving this week.

Suits

Netflix to the rescue again. I’m really loving ‘Suits’ at the moment. I’ve had a lot of unproductive evenings just eating and watching it in bed. This is not great for my waistline but it’s also heaven!

New Nails

I got my nails done again in the lovely Makeup Box in Naas. It’s great going somewhere with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The perfect way to kick off my weekend. I’ve decided not to get my gel nails done as it would be too difficult with the Invisalign, so I’m sticking with Shellac 🙂

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New Hair Brush

I’m loving my new wooden brush by Kent. It smoothes hair naturally and the bristles massage my head too. I got it in Boots and it was €10.50 but the quality is worth it. My boyfriend thinks I’m slightly insane but a good hair brush makes all the difference.

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Food

Remember my post last week about not being able to eat due to my Invisalign, well this week I’ve more than made up for it. I’ve seriously over done it on the carbs and chocolate. I need to get motivated again as I’m feeling so sluggish but I just keep reaching for the chocolate!

 

Getting used to my Invisalign

After two weeks I can finally close my mouth properly again. Yes it is a small victory but a victory all the same 😛 Excuse the picture, it’s after a long day in work.

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My new set of aligners are being put in on Tuesday and I’m praying my little win is not short lived!

 Elie Saab at Paris Fashion Week

Last but certainly not least, I am in love with Elie Saab’s catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week. He is one of my favourite designers and I love everything about the looks he showcased during his ‘Way of the Woods’ show.

So the above pretty much sums up what has made me smile this week. I’m going to the Irish Beauty Show tomorrow too so I will of course keep you all updated on that also. Enjoy the rest of your weekend ❤

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

 

Photo Credit: http://www.pinterest.com / http://www.vogue.co.uk

 

Classic Monochrome Style Steal

Hey Guys,

I have been doing quite a bit of online shopping recently and I came across an amazing neck bow, perfect for pairing with a white shirt or blouse. The best part: it was only €10.00 in River Island. It made me think of the outfit Kourtney Kardashian previously wore back in 2010. I know that is quite some time ago, however monochrome is a classic look that will never go out of style. Individually the pieces I have chosen for this outfit steal, are as timeless together as they are separate. In my opinion, definitely worth an investment.

 

Kourtney may be wearing Chanel and Alexander McQueen, but you can steal the entire look for under €90.00, shoes included!

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€10.00 River Island

€13.00 Penneys

€26.99 River Island

Missguided €38.99

Even purchasing one of these pieces will add a classic look to any outfit. A leather skirt and a white shirt will always be in style. These options are also pretty budget friendly too, always a plus!

Happy Shopping Ladies 🙂

Z x

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

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

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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

The Usual Suspects Shine at PFW

Hey guys, Paris Fashion Week has continued to showcase some phenomonal designs throughout it’s immense week of catwalk creations. The usual suspects were out in force in the last few days and were once again proving their fashion credentials are justified. As I have previously done a post on Paris Fashion Week, I will keep this one short. I just felt that the designs presented in the later shows were equally as worthy of recognition as the earlier ones. Anyway enough of my ramblings, I am simply going to let the pictures do the talking 🙂

Elie Saab; Feminine, Pretty, Elegant

Haider Ackermann; Muted tones & Plunging Necklines 

Valentino Youthful, Simplistic & Romantic

Stella McCartney Simplistic, Structured & Classic

I know I will certainly be taking inspiration from these styles. I cannot wait to see what the high street has to offer in the coming months. I shall keep you posted on any high-street alternatives that I come across!

Au Revoir pour le moment, belle dames 🙂

Z x

Photo Credit: http://www.vogue.co.uk

Mad about Monochrome

Hey guys,

Monochrome played a huge part throughout each Fashion Week, present in the New York, London and now Paris shows. Monochrome may be a key trend for SS15, however its also great for adding instant glamour to any night out for Autumn and Winter too. The power of monochrome can be extremely underestimated. It is a strong tool for adding elegance to your look. It is a timeless, classic and yet modern look that suits everyone.

 

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Embelished crop box jacket €107.00 River Island, Skinny Jeans €9.99 H&M, Cami €14.99 Patent Loafers €24.99 both Newlook 

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Turtle Neck €25.00 Printed Trousers €53.00 and silver cuff bangle €10.00 all River Island, Court Shoes Zara €39.95, Kate Spring for Rimmel Lips in colour 20 €6.65

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T bar Sandals €39.19 Missguided, Crop top €30.00 River Island, White midi skirt €64.00 , Mac ‘Russian Red’ €38.00 Brown Thomas, Earrings €2.99 for pack of 4 H&M

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 Houndstooth blanket scarf €24.99, Grid print clutch €19.99 both Newlook, Hat €14.99 H&M, Shoes €39.19 Missguided

Hope you enjoyed ladies!

Happy Shopping 🙂

Z x