FRIDAY STYLE: TWO FAVOURITE BRANDS

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There is nothing better than finding a brand that is always the perfect fit, this post contains two brands that I can always rely on to fit perfectly. I can buy with confidence online or even buy in the sale without trying on and know it’ll be fine. Closet is a brand, whose clothes I can pick up anything in my size and it fits perfect. And for shoes my go to brand is Menbur, their courts never slip off my heel and they are so comfortable.

Navy Closet Dress with Lime beading

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It’s been a while since I did a post with my new favourite colour for this summer, lime, so I picked this dress from Closet. Navy always works well with strong vibrant colours like the neon lime beading on this dress. Navy can also be more flattering than black on pale Irish skin tones. The beading means you can keep accessories to a minimum so a dress like this can be really handy when you are in a hurry as there is no need to rummage around looking for the perfect necklace. I also love the unusual strap placement on this dress and the way it goes into a V at the back.

Menbur Lime Courts

You’ve probably already guessed that the shoes are from Menbur. Menbur shoes may be a bit pricey but since I’m a size 4, I often get lucky and find them in my size reduced in the sales. For the price you are getting great comfort. Noting makes me more smug than when my friends decide to move to a different pub when it is raining and I can power walk on and keep up with the boys, while the other girls are struggling and hobbling along behind in shoes they can barely sit in, never mind walk in. The lime may not be a perfect match to the neon beads on the dress but I still think these shoes work fine with the dress.

Coral Body Shop Clutch

I don’t have a lime clutch (but I do have my eye on one in River Island) so I was going to use a neutral toned clutch, when I thought, one bright colour deserves another. This coral pink bag was a free gift with purchase from The Body Shop.

Have I convinced you to buy anything lime yet? Have you found any brands that are always your perfect fit?

FRIDAY STYLE: NAVY BUTTERFLY PRINT DRESS WITH CORAL

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Can you believe its Friday again; wow the weeks are flying by. At last we can finally see a bit of a stretch in the evenings (I know auld wan talk) and soon we will be able to brave the outdoors without massive puffer winter jackets. Today I am giving you a break from my new favourite colour, lime, but rest assured there is more of it coming soon. I thought I would show you this pretty dress with some coral accessorising because I really like coral and navy together.

Navy Swamp Dress
I picked this dress up in Swamp in the January sales and it is from the brand Closet. I really like Closet dresses, they always just seem to fit me perfectly and it is the one brand I can buy without trying it on in the shop and feel confident that I will be happy with how it looks on when I get home. This dress has a lovely skater style shape with a cute butterfly print. The pockets give it a relaxed feel and look. The coral cardigan is from New Look. It’s actually quite a strong coral and could nearly pass for orange.

Coral Penneys Pumps
These pumps are from Penneys and hopefully it will only be a few more weeks before I can actually leave the house in cute little pumps, without my little feet getting soaked and frozen.

Conac Bourbon Ankle Boots
The boots are from the Amy Huberman range for Bourbon shoes. You may have noticed them in a few previous posts because I love the style and colour of them and they are really comfortable, always a plus.

Coral New Look Necklace
The necklace is more of a pink coral and I picked it up in New Look a while back.

Do you have any Closet dresses? What colours do you like to wear with navy?

FRIDAY STYLE: LIME AND NAVY

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Guess what my new favourite colour is going to be? If you have been following my little blog for a while now, you will know that I am a big fan of green, particularly shades of mint and teal. Lately lime green has been catching my eye and I just want to buy everything I see in the colour. Lemon yellow is also a beautiful colour but it just doesn’t look right on me, add a hint of green and you get lime and I can wear it now. I know what you are thinking, its cold, wet, stormy and miserable, how can I possible feel like wearing such a bright, spring colour at a time when the country is being blown and washed away along with the odd smacking of hail. With all that’s been going on with the weather this week, I need some cheering up. Beautiful bright colours are starting to creep into the shops and online and I can’t wait to start wearing them. The lime in this outfit is quite subtle and mild but know this, full-on loud and large lime is on the way in future posts; I’ve been shopping.

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This top is from River Island. It’s hard to see the colours in their true form in these pictures but it is a double layer top; the bottom layer is navy and the top layer is white with a navy print. The navy print has a thin lime trim surrounding it.

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These are the Bailey skinny jeans from Dorothy Perkins. These ones are navy but I do also have them in black. I really like how these fit me and I feel really comfortable in them.

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I’ve has these earrings for ages. They are cheap and guess who forgot to put clear nail polish on them before wearing them for the first time in ages. Ouch!

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I have been stalking these shoes from Menbur for what seems like a very long time now. Seriously they arrived in store last spring, and it’s taken till last week for them to be reduced. In fairness this is probably the longest I’ve ever lasted once I got something into my head that I want.

What bright colours are catching your eye? I know it’s Valentines Day but I’m sure you have had enough of all the hype surrounding it so I thought I would do something different.

FRIDAY STYLE: METALLIC KNIT

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There has been a lot of excitement about a rose gold metallic knit jumper in the new Awear A/W range. I was thinking I can’t wait to get my hands on one until I realised I have something very similar already in my wardrobe. My metallic knit is more a champagne gold so I may need to get the rose gold one yet. I thought I would show you how I wear my one for some inspiration in case you do beat me in the rush to Awear.

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My champagne gold metallic knit is from New Look. The metallic thread is subtle enough so it doesn’t scream sparkly Christmas jumper. It works all through the Autumn Winter season.

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The navy blazer is from Zara and the skinny jeans are also from New Look.

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The Amber necklace is from Gerard’s and adds a nice bit of warmth that ties in with the cognac rich colour of the boots. The necklace and the boots together warm the cool champagne tone of the jumper.

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The boots are Redz from Paul Byron.

FRIDAY STYLE: NAVY TUNIC WITH CORAL

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After seeing the finished result of the outfit I put together for this post, I decided I really do need to have a proper look at what I actually already have in my wardrobe. I also need to go beyond just looking and start trying things on and trying them on with lots of other items, because sometimes you can be surprised by what ends up working together.

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I got this tunic in Awear a while ago. I have only ever worn it once on a night out and I didn’t really like it on, so it’s been sitting on a hanger ever since. I think the problem was that I wore it with jeans and it just didn’t look right. However, when I thought about it again I tried it with these navy leggings from Swamp and I think they look really classy together. In fact I am surprised by how dressy this outfit looks with the leggings as I would usually only wear leggings for casual wear. But that is more so because I am not a big fan of my legs and I’m not sure leggings do them any favours.

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I decided to break up the block of navy with coral because it’s a bright and pretty colour for Summer. The blazer is Cutie from iclothing.ie and you may have seen it in this previous post. I am afraid this blazer is one of the few items of clothing that I have purchased in a number of colours, because the cut of it is just really versatile.

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The necklace is from New Look and has also been in a previous post here.

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The nude wedge heel courts are from Oasis. I get great wear out of these because nude shoes go with everything and the wedge heel makes them really comfortable. You can see them again in this post. I was sorry I didn’t get the nude wedge courts in New Look last year so when these popped up in Oasis in spring I was on them like a fly on …well, you know.

So have you started searching in your own wardrobe yet? Have you found any gems?