Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wedding Guest Outfit Inspiration

It's a fabulous day today in Carlow, the sun is so warm and the sky is blue. Today is 'Wednesday's What's the Occasion' and I thought as wedding season is in full swing I would put together another Wedding Guest Outfit look.

Don't you just love when you find a dress for an occasion that you know you will wear again even if it's just for a 'non occasion' night out. I simply love adding clothes to my wardrobe that aren't going to just sit there, they will be worn more than once in fact they will be worn until we fall out of love. 

River Island Geo Print Sleeveless dress, Was €67 No €47!!! Littlewoods  Ireland......Buy Here

This monochrome dress is perfect for all shapes. The wide straps and wrap detail really does work magic when it comes to slimming larger boobs and tummies. The length is one that we all love and better yet the side split is the feature that turns this dress from simple to stand out. Another great advantage to this dress is we can wear a normal no fuss bra with it.

Accessories are key for adding glamour to this dress for a wedding. Then, when the dress is getting a second outing you can just opt for black accessories....simple!

For this wedding guest look I have picked out a gorgeous white platform shoe with gold detail heel. Normally I'm not a big fan of white shoes but I just love these and I do think for a summer wedding white accessories are needed for this look, don't you think?

White barely there platform sandals, €60 from River Island......Buy Here

For a bag I found a fab clutch also from River Island. It's a daring style to add to the monochrome print dress but it really works. We want to stand out from the crowd at a wedding, it's definitely not a day for dressing dull and boring. Have some fun, turn some heads and remember to always wear your outfit with confidence (that and a smile are the best accessories money can't buy)

White strip print panel clutch River Island €35......Buy Here

When styling an outfit I love to tie everything together. You will notice the bag has a pop of pink (one of this seasons fave colours) I think this is what caught my eye, the pink is a subtle but pleasant contrast to the all over black and white of the clutch and of the dress. So to tie it all together I found this fab pink flower ear-cuff, a subtle nod to the pink stripe in the clutch.....I'm in love with how pretty it is. If like me you have a thing for ear-cuffs check out the one I featured on my blog last week here.

Styling Tip

If adding a pop of colour through an accessory to a dress that doesn't feature the colour then I would add two accessories featuring that colour. As I have done here with this black and white outfit, I have added a subtle pop of pink in firstly the bag and secondly the ear-cuff.

Pretty flower ear-cuff ASOS €16.22......Buy Here

Another accessory I adore are rings and I had to add one to complete this look. I went for a simple gold ring to pick up on the gold in the clutch and the heel of the shoes. When I say this is a simple ring it is most definitely a statement ring but with no fuss and I adore it.

Ottoman Hands Disco Oval Statement Ring €39.16, ASOS......Buy Here

Well ladies that's today's outfit post. Let me know what you think. For more inspiration on what to wear for a wedding, have a look at these posts;

Happy Shopping!!
Elaine xx

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday Night Styling....The Little Black Dress

It's Saturday and I'm wishing that I was planning an outfit for a Saturday night out. Instead I'm currently sitting at my dining room table blogging while nursing a hangover. Why my head is banging so badly is beyond me as it was only four drinks (a cosmo and three glasses of red). So now I'm doing my best not to listen to that little voice whispering 'is it because you're turning 40 soon? maybe you're just getting old'. Thankfully there's a louder more sensible voice saying age means absolutely nothing. To be perfectly honest the older I get the more I'm enjoying and appreciating life so bring it on.

For those of us, who ARE heading out tonight I have put together a little outfit inspiration. 

It's been a while since I've splurged on an LBD, such a handy piece to have in your wardrobe.  We always feel confident in our fave black dress plus it is so easy to accessorise especially if you are in a hurry to go to a last minute night out. Loving the detail in this black dress below; pockets (we all love pockets), belt to define your waist, the stunning neck tie and the sexy split. It kinda sounds like there is a lot going on, but it works! This classy little black number is from River Island and is also available to purchase on Littlewoods Ireland allowing you to spread the cost or put payment off til payday!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Occasion Outfit Inspiration

Ladies we always have some kind of occasion to look forward to in the near future, personally I have a big birthday in July and also a family wedding. I've no funds this week to purchase an outfit for either occasion, but guys you know me I love browsing for outfit inspiration and putting together looks funds or no funds. Check out this floral midi dress from ASOS I'm loving the floral print and the gorgeous colour combinations. The subtle frill detail around the waist and the neckline is a really pretty feature and we're all loving frills this season.

The open back is very daring but hey it's summer and there's no fun in playing it safe all of the time. To compensate the sexy back the length of the dress is very ladylike and the high neckline very demure, and that's the key to ensuring you look classy is to not over do the skin we have on show. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Red Jumpsuit Outfit Inspiration

Seeing Red? You too? We are seeing the colour red everywhere, it's been a winning colour this summer (literally) Carlow's well know fashionista and milliner Faith Amond dressed in a combination of red and pink bagged herself the crowning glory of Best Dressed at Aintree 2017. Red was obviously catching the eye of the judges that day as two of Faith's competition were also wearing red!

Jumpsuits are most definitely having a moment this summer, I watched Imelda May on The Graham Norton show last Friday night wearing a 'stop you in your tracks' jumpsuit which I just loved on her. So I decided for this outfit post that I would combine the two and feature a stunning red jumpsuit.

The below red jumpsuit from ASOS caught my eye immediately because it's quiet a simple style but has divine detailing on the shoulder. We all love finding pieces that are classic but with a little personality. The price point is also at winner at €49.95

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What Women Want......Occasional Dresses with Sleeves

If there's only thing I've learned from working in the fashion industry it's that women want sleeves!!! So why if we all love, want, need sleeves is it one of the hardest things to find in a dress?? Just because it's summer and the temperatures are higher does not change the fact that the majority of women hate their upper arms. Hiding our bingo wings isn't the only reason we want sleeves, for an occasion ladies find that if the dress is sleeveless then a cover-up is essential, meaning an extra purchase and extra hassle trying to find wraps, jackets, cardies to suit. The sleeve is what many of us look for especially for occasional dresses and I have found some very temptingly gorgeous dresses with the infamous sleeve. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Cold Shoulder Two Ways

This tops vibrant blue hue is stunning, with a floral print that's just as beautiful. How gorgeous does this top look with the white jeans in the images below? Plus what's not to like about a top that will stun on a night out, dress you up for a daytime event and showcase your tan on your holliers? The Top is just €35 and is available in sizes 8 to 24. And I haven't even mentioned yet the delicious cold shoulder detail that we are literally seeing everywhere and I really love this detail on the frill top. I also like that the top is a nice length giving us a little extra comfort and concealment around the tummy area. Perfection!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The White Dress Two Ways

Woohoo the sun is shining plus it's warm!!! This must mean it's time to pop on a sunshine loving white summery dress. I often say this but nothing looks fresher than white on a sunny day. I found this gorgeous lacy detail shift dress on New Look! I just love the simplicity of the shape which is such a flattering silhouette. While being a simple shape this dress boasts stunning detail and will most definitely be a white dress that will remain in your wardrobe for years, you'll pull it back out again and again.