Thursday, 26 March 2015

Mellow yellow..summers coming

Hey Ladies, spring is upon us, the clocks are going back this weekend and the summer is slowly creeping up on us...yippee I love summer!
Easter's next weekend and I always think of yellow, such a cliché but it is kind of (slightly) in your face as we are surrounded by yellow Easter bunnies, yellow decorated eggs and what not!
Oh and not to mention all that yellow/green clothing in the stores!!
So hence this yellow blog post, I know some might be thinking em...meh! But have a peep below before you "poo poo" this look. ..There is actually some really nice pieces in stores at the moment. I'm not saying dress all in yellow, no one wants to look like Big Bird, a minion (as much as we love them) or Sponge bob Square pants! (jesus I'm watching too much kids tv!!) So I've added a few inspirational images to show you how you can nail this style.
Yes girls its pretty stylish...and for those who are a bit shy about trying the colour, I've added a few subtle looks below! so enjoy and let me know what you think ;-)
Here's some nice casual day time looks for spring/summer
Zara Jeans €39.99 buy here
Topshop long sleeved top £22 buy here
White Lace Sleeve Kimono €65 buy here
Zara Blue Wide Striped Shirt €29.99 buy here
Topshop Embroided Lace Top €65 buy here
Office Open toe sandals €36 buy here
New Look Belt €9.99 instore and online here
Asos Mini Scallop Cross Body Bag €21.86 buy here
Zara Mid heel €39.95 buy instore or online here
Asos Nude Ballet pumps €16.39 buy here

Love the next look, cargo pants are great in the summer particularly love these pair, matched with the denim shirt, have a look below!
Zara Chinos €29.95 buy here
Denim Shirt by Only €29 available instore.
Missguided Grey Off the shoulder Sweater €21 buy it here
Satchel €31 Accessorize available instore or online here
Converse available in any sports/shoe store €61 or buy there here
Asos Silver ballet Pumps €16 buy here

Day to Night time looks, the Stripe top with white trousers and yellow Blazer is also a good outfit for anyone who has a communion/confirmation coming up.

Zara Velveteen Blazer €59.95 buy it here
Topshop High Neck Crochet top €39 buy it instore or online here
Only Coral skinny Fit jeans €39.99 available instore or online here
River Island Zig Zag bag €33 buy instore or online here
Oasis Stripe peplum top €35 buy instore or online here
River Island White Mollie Jeans €50 buy instore or online here
Zara Court shoe available instore and online here €39.99
River Island Strap sandals €50 available instore and here

Again another day to night time look. Dinner with the girls or even Communion/Confirmation/Christening look! (I know some of you had a request for this type of look)

River Island Yellow 3/4 Sleeve Relaxed Blazer Reduced to €35
Zara Basic Tshirt €6.95 available instore and online here
Oasis Eleanor trousers €47 buy instore or here
River Island Yellow Snake print Heels €40 buy instore or here
New Look black Mesh heels €24.99 buy instore or online here
River Island statement necklace available instore and here
Oasis Camisole €20 buy instore or online here
Oasis Butterfly print Trousers available onsale in store and here

Another day to night time look and the Zara floral dress with the yellow coat would be great for christening/communion/confirmations
Zara Bell Sleeve Coat €89.95 in all stores and available here
Pair it with either outfit
River Island Mid Wash distressed Molly jeans €50 in stores and available here
Zara Printed Peplum Top €49.95 available in all stores and you can buy it here
Asos pitchout clutch available here for €20
Asos nude high heels €40.99 available here
Zara Printed Front pleat dress with pockets €59.95 in all stores and you can also buy it here
New Look Stone Snake Skinned strappy lace Heels €29.99 available in stores and right here
Asos Square Clutch bag with slanted zip top €20.49 available here

Night time or wedding/confirmation/communion/christening outfit
River Island Fitted Crème Crepe Jacket €70 available instore and online here
Dorothy Perkins Lemon Satin Trim Cami €5 available online here and instore
River Island Pencil Skirt onsale at the moment for €18 instores, sold out online
River Island Gold and Silver Chuncky Chain €26 buy instore and online here
Zara Taupe Grey patent heel €29.95 available instore and online, buy it here
Needle And Thread Embellished Top available here for €121 and Needle and Thread Tulle Skirt available here for €75.14 or Brown Thomas Stores.
New Look Gold look Textured Strap heels €24.99 available in all stores and  here 

Wedding or night out looks below, nothing like a nice yellow dress for a summer wedding!
Lumier Light it up dress from Revolve Clothing for €79 buy it here
White ankle straps from New Look €22.99 buy instore or here
Yellow Lace Shift Dress from Topshop for approx. €80 buy it instore or online here
Zara Fringed heels €69.95 available here
Zara high heel leather sandal with Ribbon €69.95 buy instore or online here
Mango Lemon Shift dress €34.99 available in-store and online here
Ginger Fizz strapless lace bandeau prom dress €61.48 available at asos here

Below is another look for any occasion.
Cute Skirt available from Blush Boutique Donegal for €76 pair with either a black or white top. Details of the store here on facebook.
Another dress by Closet available from Blush Boutique Donegal for €74.

And if you're not brave enough to go full on yellow, heres a few very subtle options for you...
River Island Aztec Jacket sold out online but still in store for €80
Only jeans as before for €39.99 available here
River Island Plain grey fitted tshirt €8 available in-store and here
River Island Lime Cross body bag €25 available in-store and online here
Zara Blue Strappy heels €49.95 in-stores and here

This subtle look is also a great one for a communion/confirmation/christening!
Stripy Dress Oasis for €44 in all stores and available here
Accessorize Mini winged bag €39.90 in stores and available here

So have I converted you ladies yet? Give it a try and I guarantee you, your look will brighten up anyone's mood ...and maybe encourage good weather! ;-)
Happy Thursday

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Dubai....part two..shops shops and more shops

So you've seen part one of my blog posts on up it's all about the shops, shops shops and more shops. I'm focusing on the Mall of The Emirates and not Dubai Mall as I spent most of my time here as it was attached to my hotel. (Sheraton Dubai).. Now I've been to some pretty cool malls, particularly the ones in America, but nothing could have prepared me for the mall of the emirates!!! Like a kid in a candy store....this place was massive....not only is it one of the cities largest but one of the most beautiful with polished marble floors, spacious avenues and a stunning skylight. I've come to the realisation that for's all about the interiors and architecture inside their buildings...truly breathtaking...
One side of the skylight
To the other end of the skylight
The galleria in the middle of the skylight area..

The multi level shopping center currently features more that 560 international brands, more than 700 stores, yes ladies 700!!!! 11 anchor brands (Harvey Nichols, Debenhams, marks and Spencer's included) and if that wasn't enough for you just go skiing, yes you heard that right there's a ski Dubai and penguins!!!
Ok, so back to my point the stores, everything from high end designer boutiques to regular high street stores.... had numerous "pretty woman" moments, browsing where I had no business browsing, but staff were lovely and not in the least bit snobbie or intimidating, (or maybe I was too oblivious to notice it as I admired all the beautiful designer dresses)...on the ground floor you had all the high streets you could think of including the American ones, hollister, Aeropostale, New Yorker, including the normal high street you'd find here Zara, H&M,river Island, Bershka, mango, topshop, Stradivarius, forever 21. The high end stores were Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Ellie Tahari, my favourite bcbgmaxazria, Stella McCarthy, Halston heritage, Alice and Olivia, and I could go on and on.
The shopping windows were amazing girls, not to mention the interior of these stores, one was as impressive as the other, so don't take my word for it have a peek below..
Needs no introduction, LV was as sparkly and shiny as the pic!
Stella McCarthy on one floor, and the high street store Stradivarius on the ground floor
Gucci's window and entrance... it was way more spectacular than this picture!
The beautiful skylight with a fountain at the bottom...surrounded by high end jewellers and stores.
Aw everyone's favourite accessory store, Michael kors bag and accessories...slap bang in the middle at the galleria..
Rest assured I was window shopping, my proof as I gaze longingly at Christian louboutins display...
This was Harvey Nichols window display...
And look at those shoes 😛
A better pic of Michaal kors bag shop! 
Kate spades store and on the third floor was any amount of home store furniture etc which too were beautiful...made me think is that what peoples houses look like inside if living in Dubai...
This store was a beautiful designer store called Cocoon, the displays were amazing and the dresses to die for!
Halston heritage, only sorry I couldn't get a better picture...beautiful clothes
Right beside Halston was Karen millen! Only in Dubai!
Alice and Olivia store..look at the interior.
Kenso window display again just fantastic..
Aw my favourite store, love their dresses, had a little browse around here, had no business being in here but who cares haha
Another pic of Gucci it was mystical the window display!
How shiny and inviting is this miu miu store...
Needs no introduction ..Versace 
This instore display in Harvey Nichols for Manolo Blahnik was amazing ..I wanted them all 😃
Ooow I just had to take a pick of these Sophia Websters shoes they are just gorgeous 
One of the many avenues around the mall....
Couldn't help but take a pick of these Steve Madden shoes aren't they fab?
Oh and this one...none other than kurt Geiger window display...I'll take the ones on the very top!!! 
River island store...
And this was a taste of some of the furniture home stores on the third floor they were beautiful...
The fountain area surrounded by cafés and restaurants on the ground floor.
Another peek of the mall, yes I got lost a few times, thank god for maps!
Oh look Chanel ....
And what I purchased above,which was very little, as I mentioned in my previous posts girls, Dubai was expensive, the shops, even the high street stores were priced more than what you would pay at home, add an extra €20-30+ on top of what you pay at hence I didn't shop much...
However gold and diamonds are definitely worth buying in Dubai, as you'll get better value for it, and my lovely hubby bought me this eternity ring below...
I am a little bit spoilt aren't i? So thank you hubby x
So when in Dubai (even the shopping malls) there is a dress code (apart from the beach or bars at night), all shoulders should be covered and dresses should be on the knee or below, not wanting to disrespect the country I decided to play it safe, above is what I wore, the 1st outfit the trousers are from Zara, I got in the sale a month ago for €9, the white tee is Dunnes €6, sandals are faith and the blue blazer is Penney's bought last year, 
2nd pic white jeans river island, grey top Karen Millen, (few years old) Metallic pumps Shoe Rack, 3rd pic  jumpsuit is Awear (miss that store!) but Penney's and forever 21 have similar khaki jumpsuits at the moment. The dress is Trollied dolly (love their stuff for casual wear) check them out here
I brought this kimono as it was light and perfect to throw on over things, it's from my favourite boutique White Fawn and the jeans are river island again.
Again popped the kimono over my pink tulle skirt from Cherish Boutique, top H&M, belt new look.
The dress is from white fawn boutique but was also available at are Gina..
Skirt was made by the fabulous Hazel Comyn designs check her out here, top Dorothy Perkins, shoes new look, sequin cardigan/jacket
And my going home outfit, got to have something comfy and warm for the long flight home, jeans rant and rave, kimono whitefawnboutique, bag mulberry, boots Penneys.

So there it is girls my Dubai shopping in a nutshell, great experience but make sure you've plenty of cash if you're attempting to go shopping...hope you enjoyed it ..have a super weekend xxx