Wednesday, 31 July 2013

D.I.Y : Chicken wire earring hanger

Monday, 29 July 2013

Outfit Post: Neon POP!


I don't know if I have much to say about this outfit...basically I just put it together and I loved it! I'm not a HUGE fan of monochrome despite the hype but I do find myself subconsciously wearing it a lot. I bought this top with a 20% off voucher in New Look so I got it for a measly €13. The three shades going on here are pretty cool and especially the mesh shoulder inserts. Usually when I see or hear of mesh inserts I think of those tight crop tops and bodies revealing a little too much of a girls cleavage. It's a relief to have it on a loose fitting top showing off a part of the body that's not so risqué. My necklace is from New Look too! I usually set a price for buying jewelry - I try not to buy any one piece over a tenner and this one cost €15. But I fell in love and had to get it.
  Then this skirt, oooooh this skirt. It's from ZARA. I nabbed it on sale for €30 and I laaave it. Not too loose not too tight and I reckon it flatters my pear shaped figure. These boots are my most beloved black pair I own. They were such a bargain for €50 in the Topshop sale! I'm pretty sure I've already mentioned that in other posts where I'm wearing these. OH WELL!

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Laaaaaaaaaater,

Lil 

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Outfit Post: Knot Yo Maxi

Bowler: Shutterbug // Maxi skirt: ASOS (sale) // Boots: Topshop // Bag and bracelet : Thrifted // Fringe Earrings: DIY >HERE< // Rings: Accessorize // Tee: Pennys/Primark // Sunglasses: New Look
Obviously I don't have to tell you about the beautiful weather we've been having because it's quite literally the only thing everyone has been talking about, HENCE, the summery outfit. 
I can never explain my style 'cause it changes all the time. Some people have a very distinct way of dressing and sometimes I wish I had that. One day I could dress punk, the next girly or sophisticated. During summer, festival/hippie fashion wins hands down. Always. Because I'm not going to ANY festivals this summer nor have I EVER been to one (yeah I know - shame on me) I'm dressing as if I AM going to one. A floral skirt and white tee is becoming a classic look I reckon; like jeans and a tee. This cropped one was in fact a regular full length top; I just roughly cut it to transform it. I spotted this maxi skirt on sale on ASOS for €10 two years ago and because I hardly owned any maxi's I thought why not? I had spotted this style of knotting up your maxi on a  few street style pics and it's absolutely GENIUS! Usually I feel a bit funny walking around in a maxi, I don't really know why..!? But this idea makes me feel that lil bit more comfortable strolling around in one. I toughened up the look with worn out leather boots from Topshop and finished it off with my bowler hat from Shutterbug, because...I just felt like wearing it. I'm also wearing my D.I.Y fringe earrings which if you want to you can check out >>HERE<<

So,
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Lil

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Friday, 12 July 2013

D.I.Y - Bejeweled Transparent Clutch


OLA!
Apologies for the lack of posts lately, I've been working really annoying hours lately that when I come home my brain simply CAN'T function to write a post. But I'm back now, two days off and the sun is shining! Hurraaahh! 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

RIVER ISLAND A/W '13 Preview - Dublin


A few weeks ago I was invited to go up to Dublin and attend the press event for RIVER ISLAND's A/W '13 preview. And oh my god was I shitting a brick, a house even.
Of course I was absolutely over the MOON and so excited to go but I was quite nervous as this was my first invite to a preview event.  The likes of Ireland's top bloggers, stylists and magazine editors attend these events so you can imagine I was quite overwhelmed. 
BUT, I went. Fell for the new collection, took some snaps and met a fellow blogger; Fiona from Wardrobe Resurrection - who is LOVELY by the way! Check her blog out >>>HERE<<<

This collection had everything you need to complete your wardrobe for Autumn/Winter. The biggest factor that sprung out at me was texture and fabric. From neoprene to leather, fur, embellishments, quilted, tapestry, wool and sequins. Some pieces had a combination of these; a jumper with woolen sleeves, sweaters with embellished sleeves and leatherette bodies and a tapestry skirt with sequins.  My senses were in a whirlwind of aesthetic.  There were pieces that tipped into each style from grunge, ladylike, oriental, minimalist, 80's (especially the mohair wool pieces) and loads more.
This jumper really caught my eye with the contrasting sleeves.
I LOVE THIS JACKET! It is perfection!
This was the Chelsea Girl rail which is a concession brand at RI. I loved the black quilted effect faux fur jumper
PRINTS! Yes I spotted a few printed lovelies also, especially a jumper mimicking Kenzo's retro leopard print. There were check prints, oriental, floral, a monochrome baroque midi skirt that jumped out at me immediatly and a few mix and match prints - think art deco.
This midi skirt was AMAZING! The white print was a sort of leather appliqued on. It felt super cool.


 
ACCESSORIES
Some say less is more but for River Island this season accessories are BIG and BEAUTIFUL. Belts are bold and gold inspired by Versace and Balmain. Statement necklaces are bejeweled in candy and electric colours. Hats are quirky and colourful. Bags are an assortment of neutral shades with the odd pop of colour, print and studding. Fur stoles to keep your shoulders warm and jazz it up with gold body jewelry.
Some of my face accessories at the event

LOVED the bowler hats and cat face beanie!
An finally...shoes. My favourite part. Gold details and leopard print with a splash of blue and pastel shades. Pointed courts and strappy numbers to make sure your legs look absolutely gawjus!

This ended up to be quite a long post..but hey, the more pictures the merrier!
It was a really good day, the PR team were super friendly and I was so happy to finally meet another blogger, Fiona, in person!
Delighted to say that my press preview day cherry has been POPPED!
Left: Outfit I wore to the event. Right: River Island red leather jacket - I'm in LOVE!

Me and fellow Irish Blogger Fiona from Wardrobe Resurrection 

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Laaaaaaaater,
Lil

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