Showing posts with label irish fashion blog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label irish fashion blog. Show all posts

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

MULE'N

Dress: topshop boutique - mules & coat: primark - socks: topshop
Photographs by Megan Ward

I know . . . I know! I'm the worst! To be honest I don't know how it happened. A day, a week then two and now this. It was all so quick, I didn't have time to think about what I was doing to you . . . to us!

Forgive me . . . please!? I promise never to leave you like that again. I'll blog more . . . I swear!.

Okay, maybe that was a little dramatic. But sincere.

I'm going into my 5th week at uni (second year fashion design and textiles for those of you wondering) and my feet have barely touched the ground! My life has become a constant stream of travelling to and from uni, lectures, tutorials, seminars, work and finding time for my little boy, my partner, our dogs and a very clingy cat. I've been busy, to say the least. But I'm slowly getting into some sort of routine and am determined to post regularly again.

Wish me luck! Post soon (at least I hope!)

Laura x x x

Monday, 15 September 2014

PLEAT'N AROUND

Skirt: red herring @ debenhams - shirt: topshop - cap: asos - backpack: primark - trianers: nike @ office
Photographs by Megan Ward

I've found myself drawn to anything pleated lately. 

Flowy pleated skirts (midi, maxi or bum skimming minis) with oversized knits will be my A/W uniform. However, I'm a little unsure how I'll achieve this without seeming repetitive . . . that said, a band tee and a biker jacket might work equally well.

What will you be wearing this season? 

Laura x x x

Monday, 14 July 2014

RUDE . . . GIRL!?

slip dress: zara - shirt, jacket and boots: topshop - bag: primark
Photographs by Megan Ward

Notice how image insufficient this post is? I started off this morning with 50-something pics to choose from, only to quickly realise that salvaging a post from those 50 would be a difficult task, read on to find out why . . .

Bitch face:  Any person whose face makes them seem like they're a bitch.

Example:
Person A: "Laura looks like such a bitch."
Person B: "No she's not. Her face just looks like that, she has bitch face. She's actually really nice"

As a lifetime sufferer of bitch face, I have come across many a bitch face obstacle. One being; posting photos on ones blog in a manner that doesn't scare off readers. I was born with a face that has severe difficulty displaying the calm contentment I feel on the inside, this problem results in a number of issues, such as:

1. On the inside I feel like a beautiful ray of sunshine, but on the outside I look like the love child of Kristen Stewart and grumpy cat.

2. People constantly ask me questions like; "Are you ok?", "Have I done something to upset you?", "Did someone get out of the wrong side of the bed today?", to which I reply "I'm fine, I just have bitch face".

3. I generally give off a bad first impression. I mean, who wants to chat with the girl who looks like she slaughters puppies as a past-time!? But I don't! Really! Talk to me, just please, someone talk to me!

4. My boyfriend lives in constant fear that he's done something wrong . . . well actually that one's quite funny!

5. Meeting new people can be strenuous, the thought process goes a little like this:
New person: Laura looks like a complete bitch.
Me: I hope no one thinks I'm a bitch. I'll fake a smile, so I seem approachable.
New person: What's with that smile? I bet she's planning to kill puppies.

So there you have it my bitch face can be, well . . . a bit of a bitch! But it's MY bitch face and I've learned to love it . . . kinda.

Laura x x x

P.s these boots!? I die!



Sunday, 22 June 2014

FEATURED: XPOSE MAGAZINE | HOW WE WEAR IT

blazer & bag: vintage - shorts, shoes & tee: topshop - watch: Michael Kors
Photographs by Megan Ward

Walking into a store to purchase a magazine you're actually in is pretty surreal experience! A feeling that I was lucky enough to acquaint myself with this month, after Ireland's very own ( and very fabulous) Xpose' magazine invited me to take part in their "How we wear it" feature.

Each month the feature showcases Irish bloggers rocking a particular theme, this months being: "summer in the city". I translated this with some masculine tailoring and tough grunginess, with a little femininity thrown in for good measure.

The mag is currently available in store, and as well as featuring little old me, has some great fashion and beauty bits too! But be warned ladies . . . reading may result in an impromptu shopping spree! 

Love, Laura x x x

Monday, 26 May 2014

THE WRAP SKIRT

skirt, sweater & necklace: topshop - boots: zara - bag: vintage - rings: hm
Photographs by Megan Ward


I've developed a new found love for the simplicity of wrap skirts. Pop on, pop off . . .  too easy. The architectural design of this topshop boutique one set it apart from last years galore of wrap skirts, and made me love it enough to purchase. An unforeseen issue arose whilst wearing it though, that little cut out section has a tendency to travel, making flashing a little thigh, (potentially) flashing a little somethin else . . . the moral to the story being; wrap skirts with cut outs are fun, but risky business. Purchase with caution.

Also, the weather's being an unpredictable moody bitch again, so it was back to the knitwear for me.

Laura x x x

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

DIY: veiled beanie

As sported by Bryan boy, Rihanna, Anna dello Russo and many more fabulous fashiontas, the veiled beanie is fast becoming THE must have accessory. And for something that can be created for a few dollas, I say, get on it!! To make your own, simply follow the instructions below . . .



You will need:
  • A beanie (I got mines HERE)
  • Hat veiling (get it HERE)
  • scissors
  • needle and thread
  • 2 pins



First lay the veiling flat (mines was long enough to double over) and place your hat on top, three quarters of the way down. Then pulling (ruching) the veiling together at the ends, pin them in place as shown (I pinned mines at an angle as I wanted it to sit asymmetrically). Remember not to place the ends too close together as it may make it tight and uncomfortable.

Once the pins are secure, try the hat on. The veiling may sit a little high, you can adjust it simply by pulling it down over your face.

Once you are happy with the position of the veil remove the hat and begin sewing. It is a good idea to weave in and out of the spaces in the veiling (a few times) to ensure that it is secure.

When the stitch is secure, knot the ends and cut any spare thread. Once you have done this, it will look something like the one below . . .


And voila . . . you have your own veiled beanie for less than a fiver!


Hope you like my lovelies, Laura x x x

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Quilted leather skirt

Skirt/coat/bracelets: primark - shirt: topshop - boots: asos - watch: Michael kors - bag: vintage
Photography by Megan Ward

When I bought these boots I hadn't really any idea how I was going to style them or if I even owned anything I could style them with, but purchased them anyway, knowing that they would come in handy some day. And here they are two years later . . . yes you read that correctly! TWO YEARS later, making they're debut. What a MASSIVE amount of time to wait before breaking out new shoes . . . I honestly don't know how I held out so long.

My skirt and coat are both primark. I swear, that store has seriously up'd they're game this last few seasons! I only used to shop in there for basics, but recently I find myself gleefully scooting around the store in astonishment at all the fabulous clothes (and prices), snatching up anything in my size before someone else gets them! It can be quite stressful  . . . 

OH! And what do you think of ma new huuuur!!? If you follow me on INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK you will already know that I took the plunge and went blonde.  I have a seriously unhealthy attachment to my hair, and my nerves were absolutely wrecked! But I'm kinda loving it.

Hope you like, Laura x x x

Monday, 9 September 2013

Silk runner shorts

Shirt & hat: primark - cami & shoes: topshop - shorts: topshop boutique - bag - Zara
Photographs by Megan Ward


I am a sucker for a good runner short, especially, I might add, when they are such a striking colour AND 100% silk! Don't however come under the misapprehension that because I wear these that I am a "runner" or by any stretch of the imagination "fit". I can assure you I am not, as not only have I paired the so called "runner" shorts with heels, but the idea of tackling a flight of stairs is a somewhat daunting thought for me.

So now that your filled in on my physical incapability's . . . let's talk about the clothes . . .

The shorts and shoes were both eBay purchases, you wouldn't believe, but I got the heels for £5! It's amazing what you come across on eBay when you have your eyes peeled. I couldn't find them as cheap for you, but if you do like them, you can get them HERE for just under £18. The Zara bag was purchased whilst I was in Lanzarote. I had it in my cyber shopping basket for a few weeks previous, and when I saw it on sale I took it as a sign from the fashion gods and snapped it up . . .  I wouldn't want to disappoint them after all.

Hope you like x x x

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