Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Classic white shirt

So at the moment I'm still sticking to utilising what's in my wardrobe, until I win the lotto that is!! Fat chance! Or more like until I become rich again or in other words have paid off the Christmas pressie bills to buy more clothes, whose with me??
So hence the classic white shirt, everyone has a little white shirt in the wardrobe, and if you don't well girls you might consider investing one...it looks great and goes well underneath jumpers/sweatshirts or simply on its own. It helps too that white will be huge this spring/summer (the monochrome look) so there will be plenty of white shirts on the highstreet.
In this post, I'm showing you some inspiration from the street on how you can wear a classic white shirt and still look stylish
White shirts always look great with jeans, if you're going for this look wear an oversized shirt (rob your boyfriend/partner/hubbies shirt if you don't have one ;-))as personally it looks that bit better and more comfy looking, check out the look above..very simple and easy to achieve.
Here's similar shirts available if anyone needs to purchase! Try here (€33) and here (€40) & here (€28.57)
Even Mrs VB looks chic with a white shirt, great work look when you pair it with ankle/cigarette leg trousers, it sharpens an outfit!

Again the look above is simple but classy, add a camel coat and black jeans and you've a whole different outfit!

Another look with the oversized white shirt, jeans!
Pair it with blue jeans and ankle boots (penneys have these boots at the moment for €20!) or River Island for €50 here
Or pair it with Black jeans for a more rock chick vibe!

Accessorise your white shirt...accessories can completely change your look see some inspo below..all similar only different accessories..
Great fedora hat (Penneys have great ones at the moment similar to the fedora in the image) and a large black bag!

Coats/Jackets/blazers can all change the look too, see the crop jacket above, Zara has similar here onsale bonus!
Again add a great bag and a pop of colour in the shoes, et voila..super look!
And most importantly you can pair with flats/converse and still look good :-)

White Shirts also look good with skirts, any kind of skirt, leather, a-line, midi..it just goes with everything although when pairing with skirts I find its better to have it more fitted rather than the boyfriend style above...again zara, asos and River Island have lots of styles in at the moment check here (€25.95), here  (€39.95), here (€40) & here (€18.56)

Nice look for Spring/Summer obviously in a different colour skirt and we'll be seeing plenty of colours coming out for Spring..
A fabulous look with a midi skirt and killer heels along with a statement necklace.
You can even wear a white shirt for a night time look, beautiful with these sequins shorts if you have the legs for them!Love the statement necklace too its glams the shirt up a bit..
This is going to be a popular look for Spring/Summer the black and white and this whole outfit is from Asos.com check it out here and here (Brand is Lavish Alice)

And in case you need reminding ladies the classic white shirt never goes out of fashion (Check out the two famous ladies below and they were around way before I was born!). It will always remain a statement piece...so don't be afraid to purchase one if you haven't already!!Even if you're broke,a white shirt will be worth it in the long run..price per wear ladies!
Romy Schneider in Paris, 1972
And style Icon Marilyn Monroe

Monday, 26 January 2015

Pop a shoe colour!

So girls, here's another inexpensive way to change up your wardrobe without spending an arm and a leg. Try adding a splash of colour to your outfit with an eye popping pair of heels! Great heels can completely transform an outfit.
Have a look at some style inspiration here along with where you can get your hands on these fabulous heels! They don't have to be skyscapper's either coloured pumps have just as much impact too!

I'm loving the animal/leopard print heels at the moment, check out different looks but with all the same heel below....
New Look have a great pair at the moment for €24.99 but get them quick girls as they are flying out the door! Catch them here
Flats are also available at New Look for €11.99 here and at Kurt Geiger here
Purple shoes are available at asos (Ted baker reduced to €120) here and €22.99 at New Look click here
Blue is a super colour and this colour along with pale blue will be huge this spring/summer check them out at Office here

Loving these yellow shoes they add a little bit of sunshine to an outfit, how simple are these looks and by adding yellow heels makes them even more stylish and fun!
Yellow is a super colour for the Summer and you'll see plenty of it on the high street, office have some on sale for £36 here, River Island also have a fabulous pair here at €40 here.
Hot pink shoes look amazing with all black, it makes a drab outfit interesting ;-) asos have some at €24.99 here and at Office €70 here New look have fab pink heels too at €24.99...
Red heels have always been around check these simple looks below with red shoes, simple but chic
You can find similar at asos €37.14 here
Office have a very similar pair of heels to Olivia Palermo right here
Check out all the shoes I spotted in New Look...I was getting goggly eyed looking at them, girls spoilt for choice with colours!!
And if that's not enough here's a few more beauties on the high street
Check them out here
Loving these babies above click here for more info.
These beauties are the same as the camel colour above only in Orange suede..click link here
New Look have a great pair which are an online exclusive here (€24.99)
Another online exclusive from New look click here same price as above
Gorgeous Coral heel from New look here (other colours available)
In love with both these shoes from River Island they are the cutest pair I've seen!
Both are available here and here (€50)
So ladies if you're afraid of colour why not just inject a little bit into your outfits with heels, the high street is awash with loads of beautiful ones at the moment, so go on add a little fun to your outfit!!
I guarantee you'll be wearing these bright colours by the end of the summer ...

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Alex and ani and some new additions!

So for those of you who aren't familiar with this brand let me enlighten you (although somehow I'm sure you're all well aware of this beautiful jewellery as it's flying out the door) Alex and Ani's sole purpose is to design and create bangle bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings that adorn the body, enlighten the mind and empower the spirit. I think it's why I love them and everyone else loves them so much, they allow you to embrace your inner desires, give you inspiration, and they feature powerful, meaningful messages as pendants and symbols. The other lovely thing about this jewellery is its Eco friendly and made from recycled material. I've already invested in the tree of life and my birthstone and I love them both...These bangles are a lovely gift idea for any of your girl family members, friends, or even just for yourself! And the price tag doesn't break the bank either!

Not only have they an amazing collection at the moment, but they have just launched their Valentines collection, which consists of 4 new bangles for valentines that come in a Rafaelian Gold and Silver finish.
So here's a peek of the Infinite love collection along with its meaning....
Carolyn Rafaelian is the owner and designer of these beautiful pieces.
The new collection above and below..
Infinite love wrap Rafaelian silver finish €52
Infinite love wrap Rafaelian gold finish €52
Valentines beaded expandable wire bangle Rafaelian gold finish €41
Valentines beaded expandable wire bangle Rafaelian silver finish €41
So start dropping those hints to your other half for valentines...

And finally here's a few of my favourites at the moment that are currently on my wish list.
  Cupids heart bangle €41
  Shining sea bangle €30
  "Today is an opportunity" charm bangle €30

  Power of unity charm bangle €30
  Path of life pull chain bracelet €70 but a cheaper version below
  Path of life charm bangle €30
  Initial "p" charm ( like this for obvious reasons 😃) €30
  Penguin charm (because my three year old adores penguins and this reminds me of her) €30
  "What's for you will not pass you" charm bangle (love this message my moto) €30
  "Positive is how I live" charm bracelet (my moto ..love this) €30
Again another favourite saying of my...the "everything happens for a reason" charm bangle..€30

In love with all of Alex and Ani's jewellery, it has real meaning...Its the messages behind this jewellery that makes them unique and all of us fall in love with them!

And Incase your unsure of where to get them, here's where you can find the list of local retailers who stock them in Ireland..click here stockists..no excuses now ladies!!!