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

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

OOTD:Khaki and print....

 It has turned a little cooler and more autumn like this week so it is hard to know what to wear when getting ready for the day ahead! 
I am so glad that I bought these trousers in Mint Velvet as I think I will get lots of wear out of them over the coming weeks.

Today I'm just wearing them with a simple vest top I picked up last year in New look. I thought the coloured print gave the Khaki trousers a little lift and I added tan accessories to finish off the look. These trousers will also work with other colours for autumn and of course a leather jacket or blazer would look ok with the outfit on a much cooler day:) 

They actually look very grey here but they are more a khaki green colour in real life!

Top/New Look  Sandals/Primark  Bag/DKNY  Belt/Next  Pants/Mint Velvet

Hope you are all enjoying the week:)
Take Care:)
Anne xx

Monday, 11 August 2014

Style Inspiration:Indigo shift dress....

Every now and then a simple dress catches my eye and today I am loving
 this indigo shift style from Gap.

This dress is the perfect piece to have for a/w. I love how it would fit right in now worn with sandals or flats on warmish days ,but would also look equally amazing with shoeboots or ankle booties for change in temperature. 
You could also just keep adding more layers as the weather finally switches over so it is a piece that would work very hard this season!. 

Chunky cardigans,scarves and tights would also look fab with this style!

I have styled it below for a casual day look,which is perfect for the coming weeks when you are in a hurry for outfit choices but would still like to look a little put together:)

Pendant/Stella&Dot  Dress/Gap  Shoes/Dune  Bag/Michael Kors Watch/Olivia Burton

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

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Evening in Dublin.....

Last evening I had the pleasure of meeting up with a lovely instagram pal of mine in Dublin!

We decided to catch up for a chat about all things fashion and decor and blog related. 

Lovely selection of tapas and of course some Prosecco to wash it all down....

The Bailey on Duke street, just off Grafton Street was our venue and it was an absolutely a fab evening.

 Some lovely sunshine, good food and great company made for an amazing night out! 

Top Old/Taken from daughter  CoatedJeans/Zara  Shoes/New Look 
 Bag/DVF exact one available here

I was a bit undecided what to wear as our weather has been a little changeable over the last few days.
In the end I went for the safe option of black and white.

Also the shoes had to be comfortable as I had a walk from my bus drop off and knew with evening traffic it would be a bit of a rush getting in!

These old ones from New Look S/S13 are good as they have a wide heel!

I really enjoyed the evening out in Dublin and hope I have persuaded Emer to get going with a blog!! 
In the meantime check out her lovely Instagram feed here....she has the most gorgeous food and decor photos!

Take Care:)
Anne xx

Monday, 4 August 2014

Trip to Wicklow....

After a very wet Saturday and Sunday I was so delighted to wake up to some lovely sunshine this morning! It makes such a difference here when the sun appears.

We decided to make the most of the sunny day and headed over to Wicklow to visit Russborough House.

It is practically on my doorstep and I had never been in there before.

 The house dates back to 1740 and is steeped in history.
There is so much to do both inside and out, but we stayed outdoors today as it was so lovely:) 

There is beautiful parkland walks and a 20,000 sq ft beech hedge maze to navigate!

We also visited the lovely art and craft workshop, which had some gorgeous ceramics on display.

For anyone with children there is large playground and also a lovely picnic area so everyone can enjoy a fun day out!

We stopped into the old style ice cream parlour for a treat before coming home. 

I must say it was a lovely afternoon over there and we will go back again another time to view the inside of the house!

Hope you all have a good week:) 

I hear there is some more warm weather on the way, so we won't be dusting down
 the bbq here just yet!

Take care:)
Anne xx