FRIDAY STYLE: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK OR JUST WEAR THEM TOGETHER

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Woohoo! It’s a bank holiday weekend! There’s a grand stretch in the evenings with the odd auld bit of sunshine between the torrential down pours. All in all, I’m in pretty good form. I hope you’re not sick of my love of all things orange yet because the love affair continues. I think todays outfit channels the spirit of the mixed weather that is the Irish spring in that it involves layers and waterproof footwear.

Tesco Orange Tunic

Let’s start with this orange tunic from Tesco. What’s not to love here? For starters it’s from Tesco so it was cheap as chips. It has a zip, and we know how much I love unnecessary zips. Not to mention that it is orange, a colour I love regardless of whether or not it suits me. I like long tunic style tops that you can wear over leggings because they can be so comfortable and a bright colour or pretty print makes wearing leggings look stylish with little to no effort, win, win.

In case you are interested the black top underneath is just a basic long sleeve T from Penneys and the leggings are from Swamp.

New Look Biker Jacket

The biker jacket is a regular on this blog and it’s old from New Look. The biker jacket has a little bit more warmth than a blazer but it’s not as heavy as a winter coat so it’s good for this time of year. I could easily make this outfit dressier by swapping the biker and boots for a blazer and heels, which would look nice for Easter Sunday dinner.

Marco Tozzi Knee High Boots

The boots are Marco Tozzi. The wedge heel makes them comfortable enough that I can leg it to the car when it’s lashing raining. It’s getting to the point where high leg boots are a bit too heavy for this time of year but with all the rain this week, I’m still wearing them because I like my tootsies to be dry (and we all know wet feet, like going to bed with wet hair, means you’ll catch your death of a cold).

Do you love orange as much as me? What are your feelings on tunics and leggings?

FRIDAY STYLE: STYLING UP A CHEAP AND PLAIN TESCO DRESS

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I bought this plain navy dress in Tesco a while back, but I’ve seen loads of similar dresses in other equally inexpensive shops. Other than the tulip style skirt, it is fairly plain but that’s the fun of it; You can dress it up or down depending on your accessories. It is essentially a little black dress, only it’s navy. I find navy can be a less harsh alternative to black for the fair Irish skin tone.

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For today I have accessorised this dress with some (surprise, surprise) mint green, or aqua if you want, accents. The necklace you have seen recently in this post, when I paired it with plum. You see, I’m not boring and predictable, mint green happens to be really versatile.

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The cardigan is from Dorothy Perkins, the colour ties in nicely and it’s handy to have some sort of cover up in this changeable weather.
This cute little belt is from Penneys. A simple way to define the waist and make it appear smaller is to pop a cute little skinny belt on.

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And now for the stars of the show, the shoes!!

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These little cuties are from the brand Poetic Licence and I bought them in the boutique Ruby Rouge in Gorey.

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The colour, the pink and white polka dots, the itty bitty polka dots on the straps, and the little sparkly apple buttons, there is so much to love about these. Not to mention that they are actually comfortable. The heel is high enough to be dressy but not ankle breaking high: so perfect for day time or a night out.

How do you style up a plain dress?