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Sweet as a peach

This glorious weather reminds me of childhood summer holidays. lazy mornings and extended evenings, going out to play hide and seek, eating icepops and having picnics.

Theere's a possibility

Study marathons infused with dashes of fun and games, not the worst lifestyle but doesn't leave a lot of time for blogging, or sleeping for that matter. highlight of my week, month (year?) waslykke li in tripod

Friday, 23 March 2012

Won't set off the xray machine


1 & 2: light lace underwear sets. no padding or underwiring, perfect for summer in the juiciest colours. this coral set from topshop is my pick! (no support in these bras.. lucky i have no boobs!)

3: oversized breton stripe tank. i initally bought this for my boyfriend but then realised it looked better on me! i tuck it into jeans for a casual summer look. the i love the slouchy arm holes, a lace bra looks perfectly cheeky peeping out.

4: pastel coloured hair accessories. to me, these epitomise summer. American Apparel have these bows in every colour. i want them all.

5: lilac nail varnish, this one from topshop is lovely after 2 coats. pastels are rocking my world as of now, can you tell?



Exams finishing on thursday. i feel a shopping spree coming on...

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Sweet as a peach

This glorious weather reminds me of childhood summer holidays. lazy mornings and extended evenings, going out to play hide and seek, eating icepops and having picnics. these assortments of 'friendship bracelets' being spotted on every wrist at fashion week are such a wonderful throwback to those carefree days. the juxtaposition of a tailored blazer and structured clutch along with a pick-a-mix of tangled strings and beads in an array of colours and textures, it's the dash of nonchalance every outfit needs.



Look through old trinket boxes and you'll be sure to find a collection of your own. pile them on, the more the merrier, and set off with an eye catching nail colour.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

When i'm with you (i have fun)

Every year, coachella marks the start of festival season. the celeb-filled music fest always tops the style stakes, giving the rest of us inspiration for our own festival outfits in the coming summer. the reliable sunny days and long balmy evenings, along with limos awaiting to bring them to their 5 star hotels makes it easy for our famous counterparts to look impeccably 'boho chic' and fresh. Irish girls don't have it so easy. battling with the wind, rain and spending nights in stuffy tents doesn't produce that same chic look. wellys and anoraks have become the accepted uniform for oxegen and electric picnic.

But for now, let's pretend that alessandra ambrosio's summer-hippy look is perfectly achievable and practical. the flippy cream dress with the bohemian fringed scarf, the sun kissed skin and summer-inspired accessories. to me, this is dream festival dressing. check out the rest of the coachella style on justjared.com, also worthy of a mention are isabel lucas (in a tie dyed maxi) and kate bosworth.

Monday, 18 April 2011

There's a possiblity

How did two weeks pass in what feels like two minutes?


Study marathons infused with dashes of fun and games, not the worst lifestyle but doesn't leave a lot of time for blogging, or sleeping for that matter. highlight of my week, month (year?) waslykke li in tripod. to say i was blown away is an understatement. she is the most incredible performer, relaxed yet impossibly energetic, brimming with passion and talent and absolutely beautiful. she commanded the stage with such an ease, using nothing but a swinging black curtain and a pair of drumsticks as props for the spectacular show. the crowd were an awe. if you don't know who lykke li is, you should. immediately search 'i follow rivers' and 'little bit' on youtube. that's an order. and i will be back soon. that's a promise.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Wedding belles


British Vogue has definitely caught royal wedding fever in their may 'true romance' issue. for the first time, we have the choice between three covers and three of our favourite supermodels. lara stone, natalia vodianova and freja beha erichsen share the glory of may covergirl, shot by photographer extraordinaire mario testino. 

I'm unsure as to whether i love or hate having the choice of three covers. priding myself on owning every Vogue UK since 2007, i almost feel like i'm cheating by not possessing 2 out of the possible 3 covers. is that ridiculous? on the other hand, there are no doubts in my mind that i will be opting for freja's face over the other two belles. i'm not the biggest fan of lara and her facial expression in the shot really isn't appealing to me (those asymmetrical eyes just aren't aesthetically pleasing to me) natalia's cover is pretty, but freja is simply flawless. her ability to transform from androgynous to angelic really is astounding. for me, those delicate features and her wispy, flyaway hair epitomises the perfect 'wedding belle'


-Which one will you be picking?

Kickstarts


American Apparel Jeans. almost every day in work i get asked by customers 'do you do jeans?' to which i respond in an apologetic tone 'well, no, but we do have these great pleated pants that are so much better than jeans because......' so i'm delighted to see that soon, i can simply say 'why, yes we do. they're right over here...' the masters of basic clothing, AA have perfected the tshirt, the hoodie, the slim slack and the LBD, so i can only hope that their jeans fulfill all those customers' need for the perfect pair. i'll be first in line to buy the indigo wash ones, i'll keep you posted.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Feel our love


When mother's day and the momma's birthday fall in the same week, the pressure is on. it gets awfully difficult to think of the perfect presents to buy for your mom-cum-bessie-cum-councelor-cum shopping buddy for this double event. although my SuperMom and i have a lot (everything!) in common and share almost all the same interests, she's admirably modest and not demanding when it comes to accepting presents. 'oh i'd love a new pair of slippers' etc. after much discussion, we came up with a couple of things to make her day extra special! .. tom ford perfume, oud wood. sickeningly expensive but the scent is second to none. adele's new album, for my ipod as much as mom's. one of the few cd's we can agree on during those car journeys to dundrum! - sex and the city 2 dvd. again, more for me than the birthday girl. we saw it in the cinema together the week it came out and although it was undeniably silly, we loved it. i can't wait to watch it during the week and remind myself why i love patricia field. those outfits. - big bags of minstrels and maltesers, mom's favourites! cheap, cheerful and great for bulking up the present! ..Happy Mother's Day to all of you lovely Mommas out there.
 

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