Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Siopaella ...a treasure throve of vintage and designer finds...

Oh as much as it pains me to share it ..everyone should know about this little gem of a place in Dublin's city centre!

I stumbled across it one day ambling through the side streets in Dublin City, temple bar to be precise, it was a few years ago but on entering this shop I felt I'd found Aladdin's cave!

Siopaella has long been a mecca for lovers of vintage, and you will not be disappointed. Owner Ella De Guzmans passion for recycled clothes and her observation on the lack of consignment stores in Ireland prompted her to open one.
The thing you need to know about Siopaella is its Irelands largest store specialising in none other than pre owned luxury fashion names which include Brands from Chanel, Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, Louboutin's, Victoria Beckham..(breathe) from Topshop to other major designer Collections!
Prepare to swoon my lovelies!

Siopaella currently have two locations, the quirky and laid back Crow Street which carries mainly highstreet from French Connection, Amerial Apparel, Topshop, Karen Millen, COS, to name a few..and then Temple Lane stores, which stocks most of the luxury labels from Chanel, Chloe, Prada, Alexandra McQueen.

Shopping with Siopaella is definitely a unique experience with unexpected finds, I have to say I have found some amazing pieces there. And don't worry girls if you don't live near Dublin, they have a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/siopaella,(which may kill your bank account with frequent updates) and I have ordered through facebook and over the phone. All of the girls I have dealt with Ella, Ciara and Tanya, have all been so helpful on every purchase, and just lovely girls to deal with. Delivery is so quick you'll have it by two days, if not sooner and the packaging is lovely.
The condition of the clothes, bags and shoes are excellent and gently used as they describe, the beauty of siopaella is they don't accept any old condition, their stuff is top quality.
(Chanel Pearls are sold but these two scarfs are still available)
So not only do they sell all these lovely items, they also buy, ..they will sell your clothes for you, and you both take a share in the proceeds, ....what's not to like?!
They do have a wish list too of what their looking for,and you can check this out on their website above.
Prices do vary girls, depending on the label obviously, you could pick up a white ralph lauren shirt for €29 to a Louis Vuitton Messenger bag for €799, it all varies and depends on your lust for labels :-) ..but I can guarantee that you will most certainly get a bargain!!
And on that note, here's some of the stock passing through Siopaella s doors.

Dior Sunglasses
Chanel Glasses
Michael kors Hamilton studded grey croc bag
Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag
Gucci Bag
DKNY just in!
Dries Van Noten dress
Victoria Beckham Dress
Halston Heritage (for all you sex and the city gals!)
Yves saint Laurent black button down dress with pleated detail
Prada Wallet
Alexander McQueen Scarf
No need for description for the above shoes!
 I'll say no more...ooh love those tiffany boxes!
Black Faux Leather Topshop Skirt
Cos grey Jumper, red Oasis pencil skirt, Moroccan beaded necklace
My Love purple body con dress
Metal tone with blue stone necklaces
Ralph Lauren White Shirt
Public Beware navy printed cardigan

Dr Denim Jeans
Monsoon Champagne Skirt
Vintage silk cream beaded jacket
Barbour Coat

Juicy couture dress
Rock and Republic Jeans
Vintage Leather Shorts
Louche Denim dress
Pringle of Scotland Skirt
French Connection Leather Jacket
Asos Midi Skirt
Kate Moss for Topshop Tweed Jacket
Zara Pink Button less coat (€69)

And if that's not enough for you to be lusting after, the team are just back from a road trip clearing out all fashionistas wardrobes, we got a sneaky teaser pic yesterday so expect to see some of these popping up on their facebook page!!

The coveted Louboutins on route to the store!
Here's some of my purchases girls and I've yet to be disappointed I love this place!

Lanvin H&M skirt
Prada White Shirt (I've purchased two on different occasions)

Topshop Coat

Diane Von Furstenberg Jumper 

So go forth ladies and give this place a visit if not while your in Dublin, go visit their facebook page...
..oh and your welcome :-)  xxx

Friday, 26 September 2014

A Casual Affair!

So the weekend's creeping in ...yippee!
Hope you all had a lovely week, now its time to put the feet up, relax and have some lazy time!

The last few weeks all the high street stores are awash with Autumn/Winter casual day wear ..all perfect for those cold wet, windy, wintery days!

Even my girl crush Olivia Palermo was looking cute and dressy casual in beautiful Paris earlier this week.


Everyone loves a bit of cas! Its comfy, easy and helps you unwind...So with that in mind, I present you lovely ladies with some cute, casual to dressy casual looks,
Sit back with Tea/Coffee in hand and enjoy,... oh and you might want to have the wallet/credit card (his credit card!) at the ready!

First up Oasis
This highstreet store has always been good for a bit of everything and here's some nice bits I've come across..

 Mono Print Woven Front Dress               V Neck Lace Dress
Mono Print Woven Front Dress €53.00    V Neck Lace Dress €47

Red Tipped Stripe Dress          Sequin Bow Back Jumper
Red Tipped Stripe Dress €50           Sequin Bow Back Jumper €50
Bird and Floral April Jumper         Stitched Slash Neck Top
Bird and Floral April Jumper €50   Oasis Trousers  €47 Slashed Jumper €31
Bow Intarsia Cute Jumper Primrose Woven Front Top
Oasis Bow Jumper €47            Oasis Primrose Woven Front top €47 Jeans €53

Wear dresses with opaque tights ladies as that winter chill is creeping in, plus you can get away with converting certain dressy dresses into day dresses with tights!
Zara have gone more dressy casual but still quiet chic...
Zara Straight Dress €49.95                        Zara Fringe Dress €59.95
ooh Loving this look from Forever 21 below

 Cowl Sweater €9 and Chic Leggings €23.45paired with black ankle boots.

Monsoon, I find are starting to up their game in the fashion stakes too and are improving season by season
Lise Funnel Neck JumperArabella Sequin Trim Jacket

Monsoon Knit €70                               Monsoon Sequin Trim Jacket €75

Print Trousers and leather skirts are also a good day time look and not just for night time! Dress them down with a cosy jumper, casual tshirt and denim jacket. Topshop is really working the trend below!

**Embroidered Jersey Marl Polo Neck by Unique                              Aerial Stripe Luxe Joggers
Polo shirt by unique -Topshop £40 Trousers  Lux Trousers £38

Shrunken Cable Sweater ASOS Mini Skirt in Leather
Topshop Cable Sweater £42    Leather Skirt €78.20 pair with casual tee and denim shirt

And the reliable warm knitted jumpers, we're definitely going to need these bad boys when the winter really hits us!

Take this cosy number above from Zara loving the tie back €39.95

J.Crew Sweater €125 Net -a-porter.com

Vila Gem Detail Knit
Vila always have lovely jumpers, check out this Gem detail knit €49.76

Superdry Super Cable Crew

My current favourite label at the moment for casual gear..Super dry! 
This lovely cable knit is (available in other colours) €74.99, and,shirt €59.99 (available in four different colours) bit more pricey but lasts a life time!

I don't know about you girls but I love my casual dresses, so easy to wear and look good paired with tights and anything from flats, knee highs to ankle boots!

ASOS Jumper Dress In Rib Knit With Lace Skirt
Asos Jumper Dress with lace hem €63.98
Superdry Sweat Dress
Superdry Swear Dress €85
Vila Aztec Detail Knit Skirt
Vila Aztec Skirt €42.65 and Jumper €40
Superdry Dodger DressSuperdry dress €49.99 (superdry.com)

Check out these two cute dresses below from Divine Boutique in Maynooth (I've picked up some lovely dressy daytime guna's here online www.divine.ie)

Navy Glasses Print Dress €79
Yumi ..Cheeky in Checks Dress €79
Ooow love this one above,and guess what? this cute one is penneys for €18!

Red check contrast sleeve shift dress

River Island Checked Dress €50

Another trend hanging around is the check shirt ladies (more oversized than fitted)

Image 2 of CHECKED SHIRT from Zara
Zara Trf Checked Shirt €27.95
American Apparel Checked Shirt €75.38
Barbour Checked Shirt with elbow patches €78.91 (available on asos)
Superdry Lumberjack Twill Shirt
Superdry Checked Shirt €59.99

How cute are these looks below, casual cosy yet chic, all available from Debenhams, these skirts and jumpers below are H by Henry Holland and Red Herring for Debenhams.

Left Skirt €49 (20% off at moment in Debenhams so €39.20) Jumper €56 (but reduced to €44.80 for this week) Pastel Pink boucle Coat €119 (reduced to €95.20)
Right: Red Herring Blue Jacket €118 (reduced to €94.40) Boucle Heart Jumper €42 (reduced to €33.60) Red Herring Grey pleated check skirt €42 (reduced to €33.60)

Gilets are around this autumn winter, every high street store is stocked with them here's one from Debenhams by John Rocha for €68.25 ...definitely fits into the cosy, casual attire category!

Like it or not ladies Ponchos are back, what's not to like cosy and snuggly and are great with leather trousers too!
ASOS Poncho in Cable Knit 
Asos Poncho in cable knit €63.98
Zara Poncho €49.99
Zara poncho €49.94

Now we couldn't do a casual post and not include the oldest reliable casualwear around ..so here it is girls some fab hoodies and zippies from Superdry who doesn't love a snuggly hoody?

Superdry Vintage Logo Hoodie
Superdry hoodie €59.99
Superdry Vintage Logo Hoodie
Superdry Hoodie €59.99
Superdry Track & Field Zip Hoodie
Superdry Zipper €69.99
Superdry Base Line Entry Hoodie

Superdry base line Entry Hoodie €69.99

And after all my talk about casual wear (Gosh I'm exhausted after all those finds!) we need some shoe candy to go with the cute outfits above so here you have it ladies ...feast your eyes on these lovely flats!!
(Odd coming from a girl who lived in heels! my closest friends would be all too familiar with me and my heel! "Girl I was born in heels!" when asked about my skyscrapers! but yes I do love these flats I want them all!)

Michael Kors from the outnet.com ....€162.50 (yes girls you read that right!!!Eeck Bargain!)

Over the knee boots are here to stay this winter girls and here's a nice pair from faith for €151.20 in debenhams

Carvela are doing a fabulous pair too they were €280 but reduced to €210 in debenhams
Miss KG have a lovely tan boot for €150 (check debenhams)

Another great place for boots which are great quality and very comfortable is clarks, this brown pair is €190 but girls you pay for what you get and these will last!

Clarkes Licorice Rock €220

Zara have fabulous boots at the moment this pair above are €79.95 (fantastic value)
Here's some I spotted in stores now

Zara €129

Zara buckle flat heel boot €119 

Loving this tan ankle from Divine boutique, Maynooth Jet boot €65
River island taupe metal trim block heel ankle boots €85

River Island Tan cut buckle western ankle boots €70

And now for the pumps..some lovely shoe candy below
Divine boutique Sharon pump €35

Zara ballerina flats with gems €39.95

Zara sequin ballet flat €39.95

Zara studded ballet flats €29.95

Zara zipped point ballet flats €29.95

Zara soft slipper (available in three different colours) €25.95
Zara leather ballet flat with bow €39.95
River Island black patent square heel ballet pumps €30

So there you have it my lovelies, you're all set up for a fun, relaxing, casual weekend, no excuses xx