Fashion & Style: Boot Season

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Hello Beautiful People ❤

Boot season is officially upon us. I don’t know about you, but I am delighted. I love Autumn with cozy nights and layered clothing! Living in Ireland means we don’t realistically get to dress very summery due to the lack of sunshine, but when it comes to dressing for the cold weather, we Irish, we are pros! Continue reading

NYFW Favourites

Hey Guys,

Anyone who knows me will know that New York Fashion Week is like my Christmas. I have been glued to every and any online outlet for the designs since the shows kicked off. One of these days I will get there and be witnessing it all first hand. One day…..

I couldn’t wait to see the Victoria Beckham show as I think her designs are amazing. Needless to say the catwalk did not disappoint. Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors are also firm favourites of mine. So here are some of my top picks from the shows so far, I hope you enjoy 🙂

Victoria Beckham

 Diane von Furstenberg

Oscar de la Renta

Monique Lhuillier

Tommy Hilfiger

Zac Posen

 Michael Kors

Herve Leger by Max Azria

I particularly admired Peter Copping’s designs for Oscar de la Renta, which did not disappoint despite the late namesake not being this year’s creator.

The FROW’s style was also particularly admirable as always. I will be doing more on some of their looks later in the week.

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

Bubye 2014

Hey Guys,

I have to say I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s Eve, I like New Year’s Day as it is a second Christmas in our household. The ‘Eve’ part however just doesn’t appeal to me, but to be fair I have to acknowledge it. I’m not one for long winded, unattainable resolutions so this post will most certainly not be based on that aspect. Instead I have decided to do a quick review about my 2014, it has been an eventful year to say the least. I am going to focus on the highlights and forget about the lows as I plan on leaving them in 2014 also!

So here it goes….

Proudest Achievement of 2014: I have two (sorry I’m crap at narrowing things down) the first is graduating with a first class honours degree (victory dance) in Marketing after four years of studying. The second would be starting my blog. I’ve always wanted to do it so I’m really happy that I actually took the plunge!

Biggest Change of 2014: Finishing college and actually using my degree to get a job and becoming a grown-up (ish) Bubye retail!

Favourite Song of 2014: I’m not usually a pop music kinda girl but it would have to be ‘Rather Be’ by Clean Bandit. I just have some good memories and I always smile when I hear it! I’m also loving Uptown Funk I have been bopping around to it since it came out!

Favourite Movie of 2014: Ok I’m cheating here but the movie I was going to say was actually released late 2013 but it was my favourite and I did only watch it in 2014 🙂 So it was of course Saving Mr Banks

Favourite Style Icon of 2014: It has to be Olivia Palermo, she is so unique and elegant in her choice of clothing. The girl knows what she is doing!

Favourite Designer of 2014: It would probably have to be Victoria Beckham or Eli Saab, god I really am bad at choosing just one 😛

Favourite Holiday of 2014: Without a doubt it has to be Prague. It is such a beautiful city and I had the most amazing time there in the Summer. I would recommend it to anyone!

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Favourite Buy of 2014: My baby blue pencil skirt which I got ON SALE in River Island. I can’t wait to wear it again, I really do love it!

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Favourite Style of 2014: Turtle necks, I am obsessed!

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Favourite Quote of 2014:

What I’m most appreciative for in 2014: It has to be the support and inspiration I have received from my amazing family, my best friends (you know who you are) and my boyfriend of course!

My Favourite advice from 2014: Burn the fancy candles and wear the expensive perfume, don’t wait for the right time.

What I learned in 2014: Do not judge anyone for any reason. Simple as. Nobody knows what is going on in anyone else’s private life. I’ve also learned not to worry about others judging me! Absolutely nobody on this planet is perfect but there will always be someone somewhere, with something to say!

My Aim for 2015: Put my plans into action and push out negative thoughts and anxiety!

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year’s Eve / Day and get to spend it with those you love. At the end of the day, that is really all that matters. Here’s to a fricken fantastic year!

Until 2015 My Loves

Z x



Fashion Week Lookalikes

Hey Guys,

As you will know from my previous post, I have been glued into fashion week; both New York and London. I love to find highstreet alternatives to the designer’s offerings as us ordinary gals need to spoil ourselves but on a realistic budget! I was really excited to see Missguided’s latest collections as they have such a catwalk look to them.

Victoria Beckham SS15 New York Shows


Burgundy Jumpsuit Missguided €34.99

Michael Kors SS15 New York

Full Skirt Misguided €30.79

Calvin Klein SS15 New York

Midi dress Missguided €41.99

White Midi Dress €34.99 Missguided

I will continue my investigation to find stylish and affordable alternatives to the amazing designs found at Fashion Week.

Happy Shopping Ladies

Z x

NYFW Favourites

Hey Guys,

So New York Fashion Week has just concluded with London Fashion week commencing. For me and anyone else who shares my love for fashion, this is the equivalent to the Superbowl kicking off. I have been keeping a close eye on all the looks from NYC’s incredible shows in order to bring you the best bits (in my opinion!) I will be doing the same for the London shows too. I will definitely be having a look on the highstreet to find some similar options for those of us who don’t have €2k to drop on a dress 🙂

From the minimalist colours and full skirts on offer from Michael Kors to the ultra feminine dresses from Oscar de la Renta , it’s safe to say that once again the iconic New York week of fashion and fabulousness did not disappoint! So here are my favourite pieces from this year’s NYFW:

Michael Kors

Oscar de la Renta

Victoria Beckham

Calvin Klein

Anna Sui