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


A Stylish New Year’s Eve

Hey Guys,

As New Year’s Eve is just around the corner (I can’t believe how quick the last few days have gone!) I have compiled some outfit ideas for the occasion. NYE is the perfect opportunity to incorporate some sparkle and go all out. I personally think no matter where you are on the night, you can never be too over dressed. So take this opportunity and run with it!

NYE Outfit Ideas

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Skirt €30.00 River Island, Crop Top €14.99 & Necklace €6.00 both Newlook, Strappy Heels €32.49 & Faux Fur Clutch €25.99 both Missguided

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Sequined Trousers €38.00 H&M, Black Cami €33.00 River Island, Black PU Sleave Jacket €39.99 & Shoulder Bag €14.99 both H&M, Shoes as before

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Pencil Dress €47.00 & Silver Bangle €13.00 both River Island, Black Heels €19.49, Beaded Clutch €29.99 H&M

€31.75 Miss Selfridge

€51.00 Topshop

Image 1 of Chi Chi London Full Skater Prom Dress With Laser Cutwork Detail

€85.72 Chi Chi London at ASOS

€63.50 Miss Selfridge

 Sequin Blazer €30.00, Pretty Little Thing 

There are of plenty of options available in stores at the moment, so at least you can hopefully avoid any added stress of finding an outfit. Even though you may not want to wear a sequin piece until this time again next year, a good blazer or dress that has some sparkle will always come in handy over the festive period!

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

Cheryl’s Style Turnaround

Hey Guys,

So firstly before I continue on with my post, I just want to say that anyone who knows me will know that I have never considered Cheryl Cole as a style icon. Ever. Prior to her axing from X-factor, I did not find Mrs C’s style overly appealing and look I do believe in each to their own. However since she has dropped the Cole and added the Fernandez Versini, the woman has learned how to dress herself. Gone are the days of the too short, bodycon dresses which realistically only showed off her (amazing) body, not actually any sort of style. Mrs FV now has decided that being stylish is more important and what a good job she has done. From the newly ombre’d hair to the minimalist and monochrome looks she has been rocking of late, it’s safe to say Mrs FV has come along way since her WAG days. It makes me wonder of Mr FV has had any impact on his wife’s style, after all the French businessman is pretty stylish himself. It seems to me that Cheryl is now embracing a more Chic look often associated with French style. Here are some of Mrs FV’s best looks from recent months:

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VB Steal her Style on a Budget!

Victoria Beckham has steadily become a style icon over the past few years. She has transformed herself from classic perma-tanned ‘WAG’ to an accredited and talented fashion designer. I know sometimes she receives some bad reviews based on her weight and her constant pout, however I think she comes across very well in interviews and through her posts on social media. Love her or hate her, there’s no denying the woman knows fashion!

Here are some high-street steals to copy her style:
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Newlook €29.99

Newlook €29.99

Zara €39.95

Zara €39.95

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H&M €14.99

H&M €14.99

Newlook €22.99

Newlook €22.99

Zara €79.95 (may seem pricey, but they are an investment)

Zara €79.95
(may seem pricey, but they are an investment)

Happy Shopping lovelies 🙂