Sunday, 24 May 2015

Playsuits...jumpsuits..want them all!!!

Hey Ladies...hope you had a great weekend and I know it's Sunday but hey what a memorable day yesterday was..historical even with the yes vote..amazing result and so proud to be Irish...anyway hope you enjoyed the celebrations..and what's even better is there's a long weekend coming..can't wait for it ...As we're having a girlie night out next weekend,I decided I'd look for something new to wear out...tried on a gorgeous playsuit ...playsuits were never my thing, I was more a jumpsuit kinda gal. But my god do I love the playsuit now find the right one and they are the perfect outfit for a night out during the summer months or a hot summers day! I've always been sold on Jumpsuits, they're dressy, easy and look classy! So why not have the two a nice playsuit and a classy jumpsuit...
Loads around at the moment so you'll be spoilt for choice..
Lipsy have some lovely ones at the moment, Michelle Keegans is wearing her own range for Lipsy (see above) looks fantastic however this girl could wear a plastic bag and still look good..get her exact one reduced on Asos to €61.49 here
Love this casual denim one Giselle is wearing similar here for €27.50 & here for €47.93.
Adore this classic style buy similar €67.12 here, you can always change the belt to a plainer colour. Or I found an even closer match below..
Casual Jumpsuits are great particularly denim ones, easy keep casual or dress up.. similar jumpsuit for €68.49 here and this particular one in the pic is from H&M conscious Range
Colour is nice too in a jumpsuit this one and you can find similar here for €52 and here €130 (more pricey)
Love this particular one from Blogger (Navy Grace Blog in pic above) this ones from Forever 21 and a steal for €33.50 available in store and here
Couldn't resist this picture above from Victoria Beckham from last week during fashion week in Singapore, even she loves the jumpsuit ha!

And now for the playsuits
For those summer months what better way to get the legs out with playsuits ..adore the one above, you can find similar here for €34 and another for €68.49 here
Black playsuits always keep things classy for a night out and love this sleeveless one above, find similar here and here.

And as per usual I've pulled another few looks together on both jumpsuits and playsuits
Pic 1: Night out
Top Left to right Virgos Lounge Darcy Embellished Jumpsuit €130 available here or here
Disc Earrings €8.99 from New look available in store or online here
Gold Shoes €45.95 from Zara and available here.
Oasis gold belted Jumpsuit €47 available here
Bottom: Left to right H&M strapless jumpsuit for €39.99 available in stores
Lipsy necklace £16 available here or any lipsy store.
Gold Shoes £60 Kardashian Kollection at Lipsy available here 
Topshop VNeck Jumpsuit €53 available in store and here
Pic 2: Date Night Jumpsuits
Top Left to Right Nasty Girl Tuxedo Jumpsuit €70.15 available here
Never fully Dressed relaxed utility Jumpsuit €61.64 available here
Michelle Keegan for Lipsy Lace jumpsuit as above available on  Asos for €61.49 here
Bottom Left to Right:Virgos Lounge ECU Jumpsuit reduced to £45 and available here
Asos White Plunge Tailored jumpsuit €61.64 available here
New Look sleeveless Jumpsuit available in store and online here
Pic 4 from Daytime to Night
Top Left to right: Abercrombie and Fitch Jumpsuit €150 (very expensive cheaper on asos) but you can buy it here
New Look embellished stud trim sandals €29.99 available in store and online here
Forever 21 button down denim jumpsuit €34 sold out online but available in stores
Bottom Left to Right Vila Cross Back Jumpsuit €38.35 available here
Zara Knotted heel sandals €39.99 available here and penneys also have similar
Christopher Sauvat Jumpsuit available here

And now for some more playsuit looks
Pic 1: Date Night playsuits
Left to right Asos White playsuit with sheer lace flower sleeves €68.49 available here
Earrings Valentina by Accessorize €17.99 (£15) Available here
Warehouse Nude Clutch available in store and here for £15 here
Coast Kandis Jumpsuit €110 available instore and online here
Bottom Left to right: Stanley playsuit by TFNC available at Topshop €56 buy here
New Look Stone Court heels €24.99 available in store and online here
Top shop drape front playsuit..sold out online but available instore €69
Pic 2: Girls night out!
Top Left to right Asos Embellished Festival Playsuit €75.43 available here
New Look gold strap heels €44.99 buy here
New Look Embellished bag €24.99 buy here
Miss Selfridge Embellished Playsuit reduced to £50 available here
Bottom Left to Right: TFNC Playsuit available here at Topshop £48 and Born Clothing for €60.
Shoes from Kardashian Kollection as before
Miss Selfridge Embellished playsuit in Nude reduced to €55.30 available here
Pic 3: Saturday night
Top left to Right: Again Playsuit by TFNC, available from Born Clothing for €60 or here
Office Gold Court heels reduced to £45 available in store and online here
New Look Embellished Playsuit €39.99 in store and online here
Bottom Left to Right :Topshop lace cap sleeve playsuit £26 available in store and online here
New Look cream beaded envelope clutch €24.99 available instore and online here
Aldo Gold strap heel €82.19 available here
New Look Black Wrap front playsuit  €22.99 available in other colours too check it out here
Pic 4: Casual Playsuits
Outfits from Left to right : Gold Chain New look €14.99 available in store and online here
H&M Tiered playsuit €35 available in store.
T-bar flat sandals from New Look for €9.99 available in store and online here
Pink Enamel teardrop earrings €4.99 available from New look in store and online here
Vero Moda Lace Edged detailed playsuit €41.09 available here
Pink Leather gem floral sandals €29.99 available in store and online here
2 pack gold fine triangle gem necklace €3.20 available here and here
H&M Tiered Playsuit €35 available in store.
Orange embellished leather t-bar sandals €24.99 available in other colours too, buy online here
Pic 5: Beach time playsuits
Top from Left to Right: Mango Floral playsuit €35 available in store and online here
Asos Beach playsuit €65.75 available here.
New Look Coral floral playsuit €29.99 available in store and online here
Center left to right: Asos Tan fringe Sandals €34.25 available here
New Look straw floppy hat €17.99 available in store and online here
White metal t-bar sandal new look €9.99 available in stores and online here
Bottom from Left to Right: New Look Khaiki Broiderie Layered playsuit €29.99 available in store and here
Zara Printed Playsuit €29.99 available in store and online here
Blue Floral and Lace playsuit from Sheinside €15.02 buy it online here

All these looks girls are so simple and perfect for summer holidays or the warm hot days we're dreaming about that are coming in the next few months oh yes they are :-) And as for the jumpsuits these are great for all year round, and a nice alternative too for weddings...
Have a good week everyone and hope you enjoyed this post
Pam xxx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

They did it again...ITWBN 1st Birthday celebrations...

So this time last week I was Galway bound for the ITWBN, blogger event. I'll be honest even though I attended my first event in February, I was still nervous second time round. Even giddy with excitement as attending events with this group is liked a family gathering. Nothing pleases me more than catching up with fellow bloggers that I follow and love. ITWBN provides this platform & community for all Irish bloggers, (not just bloggers from the west, but from country wide) to help, encourage and support each other, they open and extend their arms to outsiders like me, based down south..I love these events as it's great getting to know new members, catching up with old members, and we all love nothing better than chatting like minded people who get what blogging entails.
This time it wasn't your normal blogger event, this year ITWBN were celebrating their first birthday. 
Scrumptious cake by Sweet Treats by Fiona
ITWBN organisers Sinead and Saibh, choose the venue, and what a perfect location to celebrate their birthday in none other than the swanky G Hotel, Galway, this hotel is all sorts of fabulousness, beautiful interiors designed by none other than Philip Treacy...I've been here a number of times but every time I visit the hotel, once I enter the building it's like being transported to a different world, love the glamour of the lounge and bar areas. And a very apt place for bloggers, it oozes style and creativity.
Entering the reception I bumped into some lovely bloggers, (Lorraine Pastel Pout, Lorraine from Style Boothique, Aisling from Ashnailedit to name a few)and we grabbed a table, had a quick coffee and introduced ourselves to each other, after this we hightailed it to the registration desk, where Sinead kindly gave us our table names. On entering the room, we were adorned with the sponsors showcasing their products, No7, the body shop, Debenhams, Insight haircare, Amber, and of course my favourite cotton face..I'm like a magpie when it comes to Cottonface, love all their vintage beauties, and found it hard to drag myself away from all of these stands...
Debenhams display
Vintage and jewellery from the fabulous Cotton Face
Haircare from Insight
The gorgeous No7 Skincare boots...these three nail colours and eye line pencils launched just this week.
Beautiful products from The Body Shop
Amazing Display from Amber 
It was soon announced to take our seats, I'm ambled my way across the room, no mean feat in a room full of 126 bloggers!. My table was "croagh Patrick", as it happens each table was called after different beauty spots throughout Ireland, which was a lovely touch. At these events you're always put with bloggers you haven't been sitting with at the last event. I think is a great idea, a bit nerve wrecking if your shy, but I always find it's nice as you get to know more new people. I was seated beside the lovely Olivia The Skinny Doll (Love her page and have you seen her branding, Brilliant ;-) ), she was so nice to chat too, Sue and Ellen from Su-Ellen Blog, was fun messing with these too, with my god awful attempts to take a selfie! Further up was Anna of Thyme to Eat, (Great blog on clean & healthy eating, which I need to do more off!)and Stephney from s2ubeautyblog (only wish I had more time to talk to Anna and Stephney for longer as I didn't get to chat properly until near the end)
The room was beautifully decorated and the little touches on each table were so chic, again Sweet Treats by Fiona provided yummy delectable buns, mousses and sweeties. They looked far too good to eat!
Lovely treats from the G Hotel..whats hidden inside??
Oh look...yummy Cake and Chocolate..

Sinead and Saibh, (the masterminds of ITWBN) had lined up four outstanding guests, the thing I love about these events, is that they are consistently organising inspiring guest speakers, who offer support and advise on how to improve and brand our blogs. They also give us an insight into their own personal journeys they have had, establishing their businesses/blogs, and it left me in awe and admiration for each speaker. It brings us to the realisation that success comes with will power, hard work,determination and a passion, which all us have for our blogs.
Our beautiful host Sinead (Yummy Mummy blog) above, welcoming us and introducing the speakers.
First up was Sinead Burke aka Minnie Melange, she delivered a humorous speech,  about how and why she started the blog, the way she manages to fit it in amongst her teaching career plus studying on top of it. Give that girl a medal!! She was so at ease with speaking and witty at the same time, she really had the room in hysterics (I'm speaking for myself here)  and on a serious note, taught us to be true to our blogs, keep it real and also how to handle competition,... be happy for others, "good for her not for me". She spoke about learning to be proud of our blog, believe in our blog and ourselves and what we're doing, which was really motivating and encouraging.
Next up, Dee from Castle Print , who highlighted the importance of branding and your brand name, and tag line. Something that really gave me food for thought, I'm lucky to have a brother who is a graphic designer, fortunately for me he designed my logo, but I really need to fully emerse myself in branding and re look at my website design, at the moment it needs lot of work,and although I don't have the time just yet, I did come away from the event with a focus, and project that I need to undertake on my blog page.
After Dee finished we were given a break to eat the delicious food that was served up by the G hotel, cold and hot platters and they were mouth wateringly favourite were those wraps, my god I could have ate the whole plate.
We also had time to mingle, catch up with bloggers and chat to all the sponsors on was so relaxed and I met lots of new bloggers just by mingling around. The energy and friendliness in the room was electric, I loved it...
After all the gossiping and browsing of the pop up shops, we headed back to our tables and our next speaker was Wayne Denner, an expert on Online Reputation, who highlighted the importance and awareness of your online reputation. His high energy presentation made us aware of how to protect our reputation, how everything you do online reflects on you as an individual even when it comes to applying for a job. Wayne spoke of, how with the flick of an 'off the cuff 'comment/picture online, your reputation can be left in ruins, and all your hard work online undone. Very interesting speaker who highlighted a lot of simple examples of what "not" to do online. .
And lastly but certainly not least, was Karen from karora cosmetics  who spoke about her determination and hard work, when establishing her successful company, front starting out with a car boot packed full of fake tan products,at the age of 19, to becoming one of the most successful tanning companies worldwide, not to mention the other products she produces. This woman was amazing, her story of how she's got to where she is now, was inspiring. 
And with that the event was finally wrapped up by the duo sinead and Saibh (Saibh Egan), founders of ITWBN, who we couldn't thank enough, they sent us on our merry way with a fabulous goodie bag(which I will be reviewing in the next few weeks so stayed tuned) but not without having a bit of fun on mezs.masquerade photo booth. 
Our generous goodie bag, thank you to all the sponsors 
Some selfie messing .as you can see my attempts are appaling!.. Sue and Ellen from Su-Ellen Blog
My old table buddies from the last event, Kerrie (Bella and Vogue) and Sandra (A blushing Cailin)love these two
Catching up with some of my favs with Sinead from Minnie Melange, Ruth The Beauty Kemple, myself, sinead, and Sandra, A modern Mommys World
Catching up with Mags (Mags Style) ,Charlene (Charlene Flanagan makeup) and Jen from (Too Dolly Makeup)..
Larking about with the props from Mez's mascarade with Lorraine from Pastel Pout ,and Richael from shelllabelle.
Also met the beautiful Ruth, from Fashion Truth by Ruth x
The fabulous Lorraine from Style Boothique, so lovely to meet you x

Oh and what I wore..Dress:Zara, Cape: Folkster, Belt:Swamp, Shoes:Asos
So guys and girls,anyone who has a blog, without question become a member of this group,ITWBN , after every event, I can honestly say I have been given knowledge, practical advise, inspiration, determination and motivation that will empower me to keep going with my blog. I leave these events with the support and encouragement I need to keep doing what I'm doing, along with some genuine friendships and a little blogger what's not to love about thank you ITWBN