Thursday, 29 October 2015

Lovely leather (the Faux type)

Right ..If you have never done this once in your life there's something wrong with you...or maybe there is just something wrong with me haha yes I think its me! I had this situation most recently with a lovely faux leather skirt...hence the above!! And my next blog post...lovely leather..
Its everywhere I cant actually resist...but its so warm and the perfect wardrobe piece for winter....and technically it never really goes out of fashion now does it??? I've pulled together some Faux leather looks for you girls...Faux leather looks for any situation/event, you can thank me later :-) xx
The above Skirt is from Marks & Spencer for €55, Penneys have similar for €15 or you can order here, H&M cream poloneck €35, Leopard print Clutch from Asos €22 here, New Look nude shoes €24.99 available here.  
Topshop Tassel Saddle bag available instore €42, Derhy Embellished Top with removable collar €79 available here, Shein Faux leather pleated skirt €19.26, available here. Wine Zip Ankle boots €29.99 available in store or online here.
Zara jumper with embellished neckline €29.99 in store or available here. Faux leather Jeans €39.99 available in store and here. Burgundy Sleeveless waistcoat €59.99 available here and in stores. Zara Wine Faux fur clutch €39.99 available in stores and here. New look leopard print heels €24.99 available in stores and here
A more demour look... Double sided Wool Coat €99.95 available at Zara stores or online here, Zara Lace midi dress with faux Skirt €59.95 available instore and online here, Black patent leather croc heels €65 from River Island available online here. Zara padded clutch €25.95 available in store and here. Zara fringe ankle boots €69.95 available in stores and here.
Asos midi Dress €80.88, available here, Leather Jacket River Island €87 available in store and here, boohoo embellished clutch €22 available here, Black Court shoes available for €39 here
Leopard print Long Blazer from Zara €59.95 available in store and here, Leather pants with zip H&M €9.99, River Island Black lace high neck top €43 available in stores or here, Black messenger bag €49.95 available in store and here, beige snake print sandals €50 available in store and here.
 Vila Leather dress €66.18 available from Asos here, Red Fringe heels from River Island €75, available in store and here, Zara bag €29.95 available in store and here. Dark Green Leather shift dress €60 from Topshop available in store and here  (available in Black also). Topshop Rust Fringe ankle boot €98 available in store and here.
Zara Zebra Coat €89.95 available in store and online here, Leather skirt from Zara €69.95 online here and in stores. Wraparound Leather Sandals from Zara €69.95 available in store and here, Warehouse Clutch €38.24 available here. Chicwish Lace Top €33.55 available here.

So pull out those leather bits you have at the back of your wardrobes and start getting the wear out of goes with everything ..and on that note
Oops I'm getting older!!
Have a great weekend

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Printed dresses for Autumn/Winter

Ok so who else can relate to the above sentence...before kids, yes absolutely, now with kids lets edit the above a little bit...."takes me an hour to get ready"..."45 mins" to dress kids, argue, feed, peace make, brush hair mid tears, wipe blobs of food fired by toddler at random...yes chaos..."and 15 hectic minutes" (mid kid hanging off you, yes literally dangling from your arm!!) for everything else! (in other words 15 hectic minutes to get dressed.)
Phew so hence ladies, why I'm blogging about Printed dresses, the majority of times I love dresses, so handy in the morning (when your morning is as chaotic as mine), to literally throw on and run out the door. They are easy peasy, pop on a pair of flat heels/boots, opaque tights and it looks good!!
To make life easier I've pulled together some of the prettiest day dresses around. Have a look and let me know which look's your favourite??
Dress H&M €54 available in store. Fringed boots €35 buy in store and online here, Fur Collar, available in Ruby Rouge for €25 here, Dunnes have similar for €20 here and Penney's for €15. Hat H&M €27 available in store. 
Zara Printed dress €25.95 available here (Comes in a red colour and a green colour both equally as nice!) cross body Bag oasis €28 available in store and here. Faux Leather Jacket €28 Penneys, River Island Tassel boot €50, available in store. (Sold out online).
Oasis Printed Dress €40 available in store and online here, New Look Grey Gilet €39.99 available in store.(Wallis have a similar grey one too!) Penneys Grey ankle boots €22 available in all stores. Zara backpack €25.95 available in store and here.
Beige Hat River Island €37 available in stores and online here, New Look Bird print dress €34.99 available in store and here. Penneys Fringe boots €23. Black Hat H&M €27, Oasis Print Dress €25 available in store and here. Penneys Fringe boots €23, available in store. Center; Pendant Chain Asos €17.65 available here
Vero Moda Dress available here €47.06, Coin Multirow necklace €14.71 available here, New Look grey over the knee boots €59.99 available in store and here. New look Gilet available here and online €39.99.
Embroidered dress Zara for €39.95 available in store or here, Ankle Boots Penneys  €23, Penneys white dress with bow tie, £15..due in stores now..Black Fur Scarf Penneys €15, Over the knee boots H&M €54, Topshop Tassel Saddle Bag €42 (comes in Beige and Tan too) available in store and here.
Always have to have one look which is a semi splurge..what with Christmas coming and all that :)
I've been a long term fan of Millie Mackintosh clothes, the dresses are lovely have two pieces of her previous collection. Bit of advice though go a size up! Top right Millie Mackintosh Ruffle high neck dress €100 available here, Zara Messenger bag €49.95 available here. Pepe Boho Dress from Asos €125 available here, (almost sold out) or here at the pepe store (all sizes available) here. Lipsy bonded Gilet €84 available here. Over the knee boots €73.53 available here.

Smock Dress from Boohoo €24 available here, Hat Penneys €15, New Look Pea Coat €59.99 available in stores and here, Boohoo ankle boots with Strap €41 available here.
Finally the last look, Dress with Belt €41.18 available here, Burnt Orange Snood from Dunnes Stores for €12, Topshop printed smock dress €36 available in store or online here. Navy pointed ankle boot River Island €70 available in stores and here, Navy Pea coat H&M €59.99, Over the knee navy boots €54 by Boohoo available here.

Dresses have been around for decades girls, and for good reason. I love a nice dress don't you?
Cinderella she'd the right idea ....there's a cinderella in all of us!
Have a great weekend

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Shine bright- Opera lane,Cork

Last Thursday I had the absolute pleasure of attending the invite only "Shine Bright"event & finale of Cork Fashion Week, hosted by Opera Lane, in the uber cool, chic venue Market Café, Perry Street.
With champagne and canapés a plenty we took to our sits, at the FROW, and enjoyed a beautiful mix of casualwear, Party wear and (oh a treat for the ladies) menswear line. From 70's vibes to plaid, fur, capes, and sparkly numbers ..we were snap happy with our cameras to give you guys all the lowdown on what Opera Lane has to offer. The selection and choice that Opera Lane have to offer, I can guarantee you wont want or need to shop anywhere else. Have you been there? From Topshop, Topman, Gap, Next, Tommy Hilfiger, River Island, New Look, H&M, Only, Vila, Office and Sketchers to name a few, you're spoilt for choice! 
And get this they have their very own residential stylist, Natasha Crowley, on hand (who I might add is a qualified Image Consultant), to work her magic on you...a proper little fairy godmother of sorts to magic up any lady/gent that perfect wardrobe/outfit from Opera Lane. Now for the good part, this service is all FREE!!! So keep that in mind can find more information on the service Natasha offers right here

On that note let me give you a glimpse of how the night're going to love the looks Natasha pulled together.
First up the glitzy venue, Market Café..I adore this place, have been here a few times now since moving to cork. The food is to die for!!
Stylist Natasha speaking with MC Emer about all Opera Lane has to offer.
Stevie G on the decks, pictured with one part of the Duo Directors of Cork Fashion Week, Vivienne..loving her red dress and Gilet!
Working the runway..hmm not sure about that!!
Fur Collar Vintage, Shirt; Zara, Faux Leather Skirt; H&M (oldie but a goodie) and Bag Chanel
Pictured with my partner in crime blogger Ann Marie from Amaries-Fashion-Tips/ , along with Emer (center) Director of Cork Fashion Week.
With my all time favourite Blogger Eimear from The Two Darlings, how small am I :-) and how fab is her skirt??? 
Another of my favs Blogger( and Co Founder of Cloggers aka Cork Bloggers)Shell from Shell la Belle 

And now for my favourite thing..the fashion..all looks are from Opera lane Stores
Look at the hair styles ..Amazing!! 
River Island 
River Island 
This look is Tommy love with that cape! 
My favourite look of the night from H&M 
What a unique way to display the shoes and accessories!
Models from Lockdown Modelling Agency 

We'd a fantastic night and an amazing week. What a show for the finale of Cork Fashion week, amazing job well done to all involved and I'm counting down already for Cork Fashion week next year!!!
Pam xx