Monday, 1 September 2014

A New Month....

Hello...hope you all had a lovely weekend:)The girls and I went over to Dundrum yesterday and it was a gorgeous sunny Sunday afternoon.
We had a lovely lunch in Nandos and I got to do a little research on A/W boots and coats! 

I will hold off for another few weeks before buying the boots but the coats seem to be flying out fast!
 I loved this shape and colour in M&S but all the sizes were sold out for me, so I couldn't even try it on yesterday! 
It wasn't quite as peach as it looks here and I think it would be a great transitional piece to have for the coming months.

Today I am back in my easy wear gear for an early morning school drop off.
 I like wearing my white jeans at this time of year with casual knits! 

This is one I picked up in the Cos sale a few weeks ago and it will be great for A/W layering.

Dark Grey Merino knit/Cos   Jeans/Forever 21  Grey and white Trainers/Mustang

Hope you all have a great week ahead.
Take Care:)
Anne xx

Saturday, 30 August 2014


A very happy weekend to everyone! Gosh I can't believe it is nearly the end of August,although I do love September and the feeling of newness all around a new season brings! I much prefer it to January:)

Yesterday myself and Laura took a trip over to Malahide for a little dress shopping. 

She has a big awards night coming up in London shortly and needs a wow dress. I went along to give my two cents and of course the coffee stops along the way! 

Nothing was purchased yesterday, but at least we now have a style and colour in mind of what she wants!

In other news this week my hubs had a big birthday....he has finally caught up with me so all slagging is finished now I hope !

He has joined the 50s club and really couldn't care less about what age he is I might add!!

All ready for a new term at school...

What I do care about though is my Sarah had her birthday also and seems to be growing up way too fast before my eyes! Where does time go?

Hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead! I did hear warm weather was on it's way back but all I see at the moment outside is rain!

Take Care:)
Anne xx

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A Few Transitional Staples....

We appear to have zoomed right into October this week so I spent most of yesterday putting away my very light summery clothes.

I did leave a few bits on hand just in case September decides to come good:) There are several major gaps which I have duly noted, so filling these will be my starting point for my new A/W wardobe....

Neutral ankle boots are top of my list this week....I love these ones from Duo

Chunky oversized sweaters are so cosy....I always find H&M have a fab selection at reasonable prices...

Dark jeans are so versatile and a favourite of mine for A/W....the above ones are from Zara.

I also love the fit of Selected Femme and Oasis.

Longsleeved cotton  tops.... These are a basic must have for easy transitional styling.
I need to renew mine in a few different colours. Baukjen always have a great selection for A/W.

So these are just a few items I will be looking out for, as well as adding some new accessories to update the older pieces I own already!

Hope you are all having a good week:)
Anne xx

Monday, 25 August 2014

Weekend Style....

Last Saturday evening we went out for a family meal for my husband's birthday,well we were missing one person as my son Shane is still working in Germany and I think he is quite liking the life over there!

 I am actually wondering if he will come back to us at all!!

 I wore my new printed Warehouse dress and I was delighted that it was a warmish dry evening also!
I kept the look very simple and paired it with black slingbacks and a blush colour clutch to pick up on the nude shade of pink in the print pattern! 
This is my favourite style of dress, as it is a good length for me and I like the longer sleeves without having the arm covered up completely!

 I think it will come in very useful for lots of other occasions!

We went to our usual favourite restaurant and had a lovely meal as always!

Dress/Warehouse  Shoes/New Look  Clutch/Old (borrowed from daughter!) Watch/Michael Kors
Bracelets/Thomas Sabo & The Kilkenny shop

Hope you all have a good week ahead:)
Anne xx

Friday, 22 August 2014

Happy weekend....

I have been so busy this week it has really flown by! It is also the last week of the school hols so there is a lot of organizing books and uniform taking place!

Back to the dreaded early morning wake up calls next week!!

View down the Liffey from O'Connell bridge...

 I did promise Sarah a shopping trip to Dublin so we went in on Tuesday and had a nice time.
It was lovely day but very cool so I wore a short jacket 
I had picked up in H&M recently.

 I will do another blog post on it when I get time as I quite like it and it will be handy to wear for another month or so before the heavier coats come out!

I also bought the above dress in Warehouse and I am hoping to wear it out for a meal
 with family tomorrow night!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend:)
Anne xx

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Style Inspiration:Autumn knitwear....

It has turned really cold this week and  I actually hate it...especially in the evening time when you are sitting down to relax. I have been tempted to put the heating on, but I am trying to hold off for another week at least!

There is nothing better than wrapping up a nice snuggly cardigan when this kind of weather strikes.

I was having a quick nosy around yesterday to see what styles are on offer and here are a few I love for this new A/W season....

Orange cardi New Look... Love the autumnal colour of this, it would look great for casual wear 
over long sleeved tops and jeans.

I was also very tempted by this check number in New Look looks far better in real life and very good value at €29.99

Listed as a coat but I would definitely put it in the knitwear category.

It would look very stylish accessorised with scarves and gloves later on!

Mango are set to have another fab season and I love this cosy tan long cardi!

It looks fab here styled over the double denim.A great casual cosy weekend style!

If you want to spend a little more and opt for some cosy cashmere, M&S have this longline cardi available in an array of different colours! I love the navy colour as it always looks so classic and chic:)

Hope you are all having a good week and enjoy the remainder of the school holidays!
Anne xx

Friday, 15 August 2014

Style Inspiration: A simple floral dress...

Hello and a happy Friday to everyone. The weeks seem to be flying by now that we are well into August! I was recently contacted by Tesco to know would I like to style one of their dresses from the new Julia clothing range.

As regular readers of my blog know, I always love to pick up the odd bargain in Tesco when I'm doing my big weekly shop, so I was more than happy to oblige on this occasion. 

The Julia range is a premium collection of vintage inspired clothing, launched in July at Tesco and has lots of pretty dresses ideal for tea parties/christenings, evenings out etc.

There are also some great little numbers in the collection that would take you from day to night at work with a few styling tweaks!

I chose this simple black sleeveless floral number as the colours and style appealed to me for autumn wear.

Dress c/o Tesco   Shoes and clutch/M&S   Cardigan/Therapy @ House Of Fraser

If you are looking for an inexpensive dress for any occasion I think the Julia range from Tesco
would definitely be worth a look at. 

Style Notes: I would also wear this dress with tights and shoe boots later on when the weather gets a lot cooler, and the simple tie belt  that came with it can also easily be swapped out for other styles to match an outfit.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend:)
Take Care!
Anne xx