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OUTFIT OF THE DAY

It’s not the end of January yet, so I’m still hiding in whatever giant clothes I can get my hands one!

ootd13 Sweaterdress: Armani
Leggings: Marks & Spencer
Bag: Prada
Boots: UGG
Headband: Claire’s Accessories
Necklace: Vintage

This is a pretty boring outfit, so the key pieces are definitely the accessories– namely that cute feathered headband and the giant swirly necklace I’m wearing in place of a scarf today. The headband is from Claire’s, of all places, and I think it cost about €3? I love it so much, but it gives me a headache, so every single time I wear it, I take it off in the car on the way home. And then forget about it. There it languishes for months until I remember to bring it up again, and then I wear it out, and the cycle starts anew.

The necklace is a recent addition to my wardrobe; a gift from my aunt for helping her out with some computer woes she’d been having. Isn’t it pretty? I’m absolutely in love with it. I’m pretty sure it’s costume and it’s incredibly heavy on the neck, but it’s so pretty I’m going to wear it tons anyway!

What accessories are you loving at the moment? Do you have any recent fun additions to your wardrobe? Is there any piece in your wardrobe that you love but rarely wear because you keep misplacing it? Drop me a line and let me know!

-A-

OUTFIT OF THE DAY

I have finally fixed my mirror! Took this before it happened, though, so here’s my final elevator OOTD– I’m sure the neighbours will be delighted to hear it!

 ootd-18 Hat: Aldi
Jacket:
Vintage
Sweaterdress: Armani
Pants: Under Armour
Boots: UGG
Bag: Prada

Off to town in this, so I’m bundled up tightly! I love this fleece hat from Aldi: it’s ridiculously warm and cosy, and despite being fleece, it somehow manages to not give me static-y hat hair when I take it off, which makes it worth its weight in gold in my book.

If you were wondering, this sweaterdress is the same as my black one, bought at the same time in Harvey Nicks a couple of years ago. I wear this one less because I find the colour hard to match things with, but I didn’t fancy an all-black look today, so I brought this one out.

Do you ever buy multiples of the same item in different colours? Or in the same colour so you can rotate them and make them last longer? Or do you find there are just so many things out there that you love for it to make no sense for you to double up? Drop me a line and let me know!

-A-

OUTFIT OF THE DAY

Another OOTD, another elevator photo. I REALLY need to get my mirror situation sorted out, don’t I?

 ootd03 Hat: Hermes
Coat:
Dunnes
Sweaterdress: Armani
Leggings: M&S
Shirt: Primark
Boots: UGG
Shawl: Hermes
Bag: Prada

You know it’s winter when my list of items doubles in length, sigh. Breaking out my trusty red winter coat here– a sale purchase in Dunnes some years ago but which I still adore. It has a really cute cut and I haven’t seen too many like it. I usually pair it with my favourite Hermes felt and velvet hat because it has a red inner trim, which you can just see peeking out from behind my giant phone.

Fully unseen is the Primark thermal undershirt I’m wearing, and my god, does that save my bacon during the winter. When it’s just not possible to wear a turtleneck, this absolutely does the business, and they are cheap as chips. I can wholeheartedly recommend them!

Have you rediscovered your winter best? Do you love layering? What winter accessories are you rocking recently?  Drop me a line and let me know!

-A-

OUTFIT OF THE DAY

The good weather has definitely departed, and it’s time to bundle up warm. Alas, with the ongoing Ebola scare, I’m not in any hurry to embark on International air travel, so I’m stuck with Ireland’s terrible weather for the foreseeable future.

ootd28 Jacket: Vintage
Shawl: Hermes
Polo: Dunnes
Jumper: Tommy Hilfiger
Bag: Hermes
Jeans: Armani
Shoes: Prada

I love these jeans, but because I’m short and they’re long, I only get to wear them when I’m wearing heels. These hidden wedge Prada sneakers were picked up in the BT sale this January, and I absolutely adore them. They’re not as comfortable as Uggs or even normal runners, but they’re infinitely more comfortable than any other heels you might want to try.

This bag is also a favourite: it’s stylish while also being practical– gotta love those cross-body straps! Hopefully I’ll get my mirror situation squared up soon, but until then, you’ll just have to make do with my terrible elevator photography.

Have you dug out your winter wear yet? Do you also struggle with too-long pants?  Are you rocking seasonal neutrals or brightening up with colours? Drop me a line and let me know!

-A-

OUTFIT OF THE DAY

Being a little fancy with this one! Figured it was time I gave my Birkin an outing. I love this bag to bits, but it’s just so much less practical than my cross-body bags. Still, I can’t help but smile when I wear it– so long as I don’t have to do too much rooting through racks of clothes! It’s so well made and pretty that I can’t help but love it despite its lack of straps. Super happy with how the scarf (Mythiques Phoenix, SS14) goes with this jacket– I rarely get to wear this one except when it’s slightly warm, since it’s a size 6 (US size 2) and only barely fits me, so I can’t wear a sweater underneath. Still, I think they’re a really cute combo, so overall I was happy with how this turned out.

ootd03 Jacket: Karen Millen (Karen Millen Outlets)
Scarf: Hermes (Brown Thomas)
T-Shirt: Primark
Jeans: Armani Jeans (Brown Thomas)
Shoes: Prada (Brown Thomas)
Bag: Hermes (Paris)

Are you a fiend for matching colours or do you prefer your outfits to purposefully clash? Do you sacrifice practicality sometimes for items you really love? Drop me a line and let me know!

-A-

OUTFIT OF THE DAY

Trying a little mix of old and new with this to run some errands and visit my Auntie! Bag is from 2007, sweater is from 2008 (I think), leggings from 2011, and the runners from 2014. I think it all goes pretty well together, and I love that the little silver strap on the shoes perfectly matches the silver of the bag because they’re both by the same brand.

ootd25

Sweater: Armani (Brown Thomas)
Bag: Prada (Prada London)
Leggings: Zara
Shoes: Prada (Brown Thomas)

All the gold in my recent outfits made me think it was time to let my silver stuff shine. Even when I try to introduce more colour into my wardrobe, I always end up with black, black, and more black, with only little hints of other things. I think it’s time to accept that my teenage goth ways will never fully leave me and accept black as the ongoing foundation of my wardrobe now and forever! I think I dress a bit better these days than I did in then, though, at least.

Do you have a colour or theme you’ve finally accepted as an unalterable element of your personal style? Drop me a line and let me know!
-A-