Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Culottes.. And how to wear them

Hey my lovelies, 
Hope all of you enjoyed the weekend, wasn't it great to have a nice long one??
We'd great fun despite the weather...consumed copious amounts of easter eggs!! 
I don't know about you guys but I am loving the culottes at the moment...bear with me though, as the first time I spied them in the stores before christmas, my first reaction was hell no!! Whose going to wear them? Fast forward to March, and I've answered my own question, I'm wearing them!
I love mine, I bought a fab khaki/beige pair in Zara and they are the most comfortable pair, nice and warm and look great with a pair of heels and jumper/top.
Now I know Culottes are not for everyone..cue my sister's sniggers when I bought a pair..in her words " Ive been transported back to my 20's!" but when she saw me wearing them she seemed to change her mind!!
I've pulled together some looks for you and ideas on how to style them...
I love them...now can I convince you?

(images; Pinterest)
(Images; Pinterest)
Some of my favourite influencers, Olivia Palermo & Victoria Beckham
(Images Pinterest)
With Culottes the idea is to keep it simple, wear an oversize jumper or simple tops
Love these culottes from Coggles and for €45 you cant beat that price, available here, striped Jumper Zara €29.95, instore and online here, or similar in Topshop here, Zara heels €49.95 available here.
Look 2, is to show you these culottes look great for an office look, the above culottes are Zara €39.95 and availabe instore and here, Cream Shirt is Zara again and €29.95 here, Flat shoes Zara €39.95 available here, or pair them with nude heels, these are Littlewoods for €24, available here.
This look is great for a date night, lunch with the girls or to wear to work, it works with any of these events. Look 3, Zara grey sweater €12.95 available here, or similar here, Grey heels New Look €32.99 available in stores and here, Metallic flat heels €39.95 from Zara here and Dunnes have exact same pair. White culottes River Island €50 available in store and here.
Love this look above, would be nice for a communion or confirmation or any event, its something different but still quiet nice...Culottes are from Zara €39.95 available here, Flat ballerina heels €25.35 available here, Floral Cardigan Oasis €49 available here, Nude heels Dune on Asos reduced to €32.39 selling fast available here.
Love this look for a nightout pair a cami underneath (either a cream or a black one) and it looks fab... Culottes again from Zara for €29.95, available instore or here, Flap over clutch Asos €39.44, available here, Bomber jacket Zara €49.95 available in store and online here, Heels €42.24 from Asos here
And finally as the summer is coming, culottes are a nice alternative to white jeans, love this look and particularly the top. Look 6 Top from Topshop available instores and online here. Tan heels €34 from Boohoo here, Tan bag Zara €39.95 available in store and online here. White culottes €39.95 from Zara available in store and online here.

So that's my take on culottes and how I would style them, like I said you either Love or Loathe them. I love them but whats your take on this trend?
Have a great week guys 


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Shirt dresses... Dressy or casual looks for any occasion

(Photos Pinterest)
So its that season again and its spring/summer and in between seasons, and what better reason to wear a shirt dress. Its versatile and easy to dress up or down, throw on opaque tights or a leather jacket over it, or just a pair of sandals, bare legs and off you go!!
Its such a staple all rounder to have in the wardrobe and god knows I've a couple of these type dresses. 
(Photo; Pinterest)
Pop a pair of heels or converse and this piece looks great, throw a belt on over them..its just a great piece. I find they are so handy to pack too if your heading for a weekend away!  
Even the queen of style herself Olivia Palermo, appreciates a nice shirt dress..
So I've taken the liberty of finding a few nice ones for you girls, and styling them for you...Hope you like..any questions just ask me  
First look, from left;  Suedette Dress from Oasis €45, available from Oasis here, Tan wrap around heels €87 available here, Center Sunglasses River Island €25 available here, Dune Saddle bag €41.55 from Asos available here, Pink pointed lace up flats from River Island €37 available here, Aztec navy bag Oasis €30.98 available here. Right; Tan dress Oasis €54 available here. Zara Tan heels €87 available here.
A more casual look with these two shirt dresses in Look 2, Leather Jacket Zara €99.95 available here, Oasis shirt check dress €59, available here, Adidas  trainers €88 available here. Centre Tan cross body bag from Zara €29.95 available here. Denim Dress from River Island €55 available here. Penneys Gladiator sandals €19.

Look 3, I've gone semi dresses, these dresses would work from day to night. From Left to right Printed Dress €23 available here, River Island Colour block dress (one of my fav's have featured it before) €75 available here, Oasis Shirt dress €59 available here. Bottom left to right: River Island strappy tassel heels €45 available here, Grey ankle boots €34.99 available here
Look 4 is more a night time look...River Island Dress €78 available here, Printed dress €28.99 available here, Blue Aztec dress €26.99 available here Bottom row; Dark tan heels €95 available from River Island here, New Look ankle strap sandal €44.95 available here.
In look 5 I have gone for another night or date night look Religion White Sheer shirt dress €112.76 available here, Striped Shirt dress from Oasis €58 (Would need slip underneath) available here. Blue Shirt dress €50 available from Oasis here, Miss Selfridges dress €49.99 available here. Flat bow pumps €25.35 available here, Miss KG heels €81.75 available here. Cream heels €35 from New Look here.

Yes Loving the shirt Dress...are you my lovelies??
Have a super week
Pam x

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

What's in my basket.. March lust list

 Hey Ladies
So a few months ago, I did mention I was going to do a monthly post of "what's in my basket?"..obviously since then, my basket got ridiculously full and snapped in half. So after repairs etc etc I have a new basket again for the month of March!! Hence the delay!
Now this basket is quiet full at the moment, full of lovely bits I cant afford! They are going on the wishlist...I have them in a basket with the belief one day I will become a millionaire!! Half way through life and this is has not yet happened....it will, I feel it!
This is me above ...every week on my dashes around Zara ....
And on that note I know you're all dying for a peep so here you go..
Heels are having their moment the last few seasons and I love them!!  From Top left to right; Zara black heels €69.95 find them in store or online here, Asos Mustard tassel lace up shoes €53.52 available here, Zara Tan leather strappy heel €69.95 available here,
Center: Baige strap heels from New Look €44.99 available here. Bottom Left to right (my favourite row) Khaki tie up heels from River island reduced to €45 available in stores and online here, Miss KG by Kurt Geiger heels €175, available here, Miss KG Electra Heels €109 available here.
With Summer comes blazers/bombers and everyone needs one of those. Here's my current favourite on the list. Top left to right Peach/Cream Lavish Alice Cape €81.69 available here, Zara white turn up sleeve Blazer €69.95 available here, Lavish Alice Cape blazer €74.72 available here, Bottom left to right Zara Printed bomber jacket €49.95 available here, Zara Chanel inspired jacket with bow €79.95 available here.
Well you know me, never happy unless I have sneaked in a few dresses into the basket, loving this baby blue dress from Sister Jane which is available here, Asos Lace Midi dress €56.32 available here, Orange Dress from Irish Boutique Orla's Oasis €94.99 available here, Bottom left to right: Black Cut work scallop lace dress €81.69 available here, Three Floor halter lace dress (expensive but I love it!)€325 available here, Navy lace dress from Shein here, or Verso have a black version for €89 here.
I love a jumpsuit.. or a boiler suit as they call it lately..and no I'm not a bunny boiler ha!!  But all joking aside I love them! I spotted Vogue Williams in a fab one from Marks and Spencers she was wearing it loads in her snaps and its a khaki green one! Its all sold out (wouldn't you know) but its still available in navy for €74 here. Anyhow heres my favourite Top left short sleeve denim jumpsuit from Asos for €53.52 here (Comes in Tall and Petite sizes) Sleeveless Shirt Jumpsuit in sage colour €63.38 available here, Khaki Jumpsuit (similar to the M&S one) €27.46 available here. Bottom left Light Grey tailored jumpsuit with shirt detail €70.42 available here, Denim Jumpsuit €46.48 available from asos here or similar from M&S for €60 available here.
Yes, I always have a want for new jeans and leather pants, and these are no exception...The center focus being the Freddy WR Up Leather pants I really really need these ha!! So From left to right we have River Island Leather look biker jeans €60 available here, also love these similar pair for €55 from River Island here, Center The amazing Freddy WR.Up leather jeans €119, available here. Top right Zara mid Rise Skinny Jeans €39.95 available here. Bottom left River Island Molly dark wash jeans €50 available here. Bottom Right River Island Black Leather look biker pants €40 available in store and here.
And if you're getting jeans well you need to have tops to go with them, now don't you?? So here's my favourites Top left to right Oasis lace peplum top €46, available in store and online here, Needle and Thread top (the expensive one) €255 I know I know definitely on the splurge list!! Top Right White lace tie neck shirt €35 Ollie and Mac available here , Center White Collar Top €115 from Ollie and Mac here. Bottom Left Oasis Colour block ruffle top €36 available in Oasis here, River Island lace bodysuit €33 available in store and online here, Bottom far left Another splurge top ..love it €165 from Ollie and Mac available here
Now to beauty!! I'm about to start a make up artist course this Saturday (so excited)and I've always been obsessed with Beauty products, makeup in particular..so here's the ones on my wishlist ..
Top left to right: Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette available in debehams stores, sold out online. Inglot Duraline €12 available here, O. Wow Cailyn Brush €29.99 available here, Centre Left to right Urban Decay Moondust Eye shadow €18 available at any Debenhams stores and here. Urban decay anti aging eye primer €23, available at Debenhams instore and online here. Inglot AMC Pure pigment, I have ones of these already but I want more this one is 22 and is available here, and of course the So Sue Me Contour palette which I know I need to wait until May when it becomes available in stock!! Next up the holy grail beauty book with amazing and practical tips its "Pretty Honest" by Sali Hughes available in Easons stores for €21.99 or online here.

Right the basket's bulging and the bank account is empty...somehow this should be role reversal!!
So if my lovely hubbie is reading and fancies buying me something random for no particular reason, only because I'm amazing haha then this list will help you! But its mainly to help you ladies in case you guys need any of the above..
Have a great week