SATURDAY NIGHT: PLUM AND LEOPARD PRINT

On Saturday night I headed out for a few drinks with some friends and I wore this plum dress and leopard print accessories combo. You see a lot of people dipping into the animal print trend by wearing leopard print with black. I think the plum is a fresh take on the trend and makes for something a bit different.

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The dress is from Awear. The wrap detail and the pleating to the waist make it quite flattering.

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The belt is from Pennys.

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I bought this necklace in Protugal and it has previously been in this post.

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The shoes are from Dunnes. I was agonising over whether to buy a pair from Karen Millen or Dune both were about €90ish but with slight differences in the colour, but then I spotted these in Dunnes for €16 and I figured it was enough to spend because I probably won’t wear leopard print shoes all that often.

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The clutch bag is my old faithful Guess clutch that I have had for ages and it features in some previous posts (like here and here, which also shows another plum combo).

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Friday Style: Work that Bomber

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Ah the bomber jacket. It makes an appearance every spring. It’s an ideal staple jacket for the season. A leather(ish) jacket is perfect for filling the gap between needing a full winter coat and being able to head out in just a blazer.

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This brown P.U. bomber jacket is from Forever21.

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The navy dress is from Mango. I really like pairing a brown bomber and brown boots with navy. The cream stripes at the hem and sleeves are a nice addition to what would otherwise be a plain dress. This is a simple but versatile dress. I can dress it up with a blazer and court shoes for a smarter look or keep it casual like I have done here. It’s an ideal outfit for a day of retail therapy as it’s easy to get in and out of for quickly trying clothes on: no zips or buttons to be faffing about with.

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This necklace is from Awear. I like the way it takes the bare look off my chest and adds a pop of colour to the outfit.

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I’m loving these Marco Tozi boots. They are so comfortable and have been getting loads of wear all winter and will continue to feature through out spring (when it happens).

You Don’t Need A Million Bucks: Recession Style

Sunday was Mother’s Day and even though I don’t have kids I still got taken out to dinner. Actually I went out with the in-laws and their mom. Don’t worry we headed over to my mom to spoil her afterwards.

Obviously I wanted to look nice heading out but it was a bitter cold and windy day so I also wanted to be warm and comfortable; enter cosey cardigan. I feel like I am always wearing some sort of cardy lately, like an auld wan, and I can’t wait for warmer weather so I can switch it up a bit. After a few changes, here is the final result.

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The peplum top, cardigan and boots are all from Pennys and the jeans are from Dorothy Perkins. So there you have a nice outfit (if I do say so myself), Sunday dinner appropriate and cheap as chips. The best thing is how slimming this top is. The strategically placed black panels at the sides are most flattering; always a plus. The print is quite cute, with little splashes of purple and yellow mixed through the black and white.

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I could have worn a black cardigan (or blazer if it wasn’t so birr out) to work the monochrome trend, but to be honest, with it being so miserable I was hoping colour would cheer things up a bit.

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This bib necklace has appeared in this previous post and is from Portugal.

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Here is a close up of the slouchy boots, also previously shown in this post. People are always surprised to hear they are from Pennys. It’s funny how proud Irish women are when they get to follow a compliment to what they are wearing with the word “Pennys!” Say it loud and say it proud ladies, “Pennys”. What bargains are proud of?

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Friday Style: A Lil Bit Wild

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Today my top is a bit of a strange one but that’s why I love it. It’s from boohoo.com. It’s an asymmetric top with one sleeve being a bat wing style while the other sleeve is normal. Another interesting feature of this top is the animal print, but because it’s all navy, it doesn’t scream wild side or Beth Lynch. It’s the perfect way to dip your toes into animal print if you’re not brave enough to go all out just yet.

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I purchased the necklace in a shop in Portugal named Bijou Brigette. As far as bib necklaces go, it’s a fairly simple one, but it adds a nice finishing touch to most outfits because of its neutral colour and style.

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The boots are from Pennys/Primark and I love them so much I also bought them in brown and beige. They are cheap and so may wear quickly so I also bought another black pair and hid them in the back of my wardrobe to have when these ones fall apart. I just love the slouchy style of them; they look equally great over skinny jeans and under dresses or skirts. They are surprisingly comfortable. The heel height is high enough to be dressy, but not ankle breaking high, so I can wear them for a whole day of walking around the shops.

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It clouded over outside & made everything dark