For the Feet.

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What is up with this wonderful September people? I’ll tell you. It’s clearly the moccasin-wearing weather. Autumn, you have been kind enough to give us (mostly) dry days, so much so that we can even wear heel exposed shoes. You mean I can wear a show that  I won’t get drenched in? You mean I can wear a heel out still in to the end of the ninth month of the year? Of course. This bunch of moccasin slip-ons are here to the rescue, courtesy  of  Topshop!

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Unfortunately for me I still have not managed to get any of these due to my inherited size 41 feet! I will continue the search for the perfect pair. In the meantime, go grab yourself a pair. Wear with capris, pencil skirts, jeans and if you are a cold creature why not pair with a sophisticated pair of dark tights with a fitted skirt and turtle neck. You will look you went astray from one of the fashion weeks, just like our darling Alexa Chung (left).

 

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Take a leaf out of Sienna Miller’s book (above) with the Gucci Princeton fur lined Moccasin

 

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Weekend Wear Continues.

Weekend Wear Continues.

 


Kicking back this lovely Friday evening, I decided to do a small blog on weekend casual wear. This is not necessarily my own personal style, but I wanted to mix up what I would imagine I’d wear if I explored my boundaries. Im not really a trainers-wearing girl, other than out and about on my jogs. But, I managed to be open-minded and picked a cute pair of silver/ grey trainers with Mickey Mouse Print. Eye-catching and adorable, I simply had to include them.

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I officially want this Fenty X Puma Overcoat. It has nothing to do with it having a Rhianna stamp of approval (honest, it really doesn’t). I just want it for the pure cosiness, kick back factor. Another reason to wear it on weekends. Its officially available now since September 6th. Check out packed.com for a few $400 odd. Perfect Sunday Times reading kimono, don’t you think?

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Fleece shirt
€16 – etsy.com

Yves Saint Laurent gray pants
€1.850 – mytheresa.com

Minnie Rose tinted glasses
€76 – therealreal.com

John Lewis gray scarve
€30 – johnlewis.com

Italian Streetstyle 

 


A recent trip to Firenze had me snap happy, but not just for the high street Pucci’s or Hermes-window-looking on Via Tournabuoni. It was for the passing locals returning to the office after a quick espresso. It was for the little old olive-skinned ladies, shuffling home with the prized groceries. It was for the everyday Florentine. That is what brings this place to life.

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Smart young men adorned in sharp navy blue suits. Mid twenties women in off the shoulder crisp whites. Kids in matching bermudas and tops. The list goes on.


You will notice my photographs are mostly taken from the posterior or side angle. My subjects are unaware and this is for a purpose: To capture the unaware street moves.

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Up to date with the newest trends, but worn with such effortless means. The Italian, with style in their genes. Classy and minimalist.


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My Chic ‘Must Haves’.

Looking for a way to wind down after a long days work in the office and watching replay of the McGregor UFC fight, I came upon Miss Vogue’s ‘Chics Must Haves’. I have picked my versions of the Puffy Skirt, the Silk Dress, TipTop Tapestry and of course Clashing Prints. I hope someone of you out there will like my choice of picks just as much as I do.

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Above:  1. Sylwia Majdan Skirt

My silk dress pick is inspired by Louis Vuitton’s slinky silk collection, Figure-hugging and back-revealing. Think slips.

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Miu Miu’s divine tapestry duster coats were well up there in my ranks. You all well know by now that I have a thing for overcoats, all colors, shapes and sizes. Needless to say the pale blue wizards coat of dear ole Miu Miu caught my attention. Can we please compare this with Ulyana Seregeenko’s red one below? Hello Paisley.

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 And, last but not least; the clashing prints. Brought to you by Grimes (Claire Boucher) herself. Not the biggest fan (musically), I do like to keep an open mind and portray an unbiased view, so here goes. Kudos to fashion devilment and the likes.

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She must have taken a leaf out of Kenzo’s lookbook (below)

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M for Moccasin

I can’t help it, but I’m going through a moccasin slash loafer obsessions this past fortnight. I am off on my annual purge to Italy in another week and a bit. I suppose one could say I’ve already started my shopping list. I can tell you the Gucci loafer slippers are top of my (very long) list!

M for Moccasin

 


Gucci black leather shoes
€705 – saksfifthavenue.com

Gucci horsebit loafer
€760 – nordstrom.com

Gucci loafer
vestiairecollective.com

Robert Clergerie slip on loafer
€385 – avenue32.com

Flat loafer
€31 – modcloth.com

The black plain ones (see below) are just as beautiful as any Gucci moccasin. The open back allows for easy access. The small, thin base heel allows for comfort and the leather front offers quality and durability. A trip to Zara this weekend sounds inevitable, doesn’t it?!
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I’m mostly looking forward to wearing the open heel as they can be paired perfect without a stocking as the tail end of the summer still lingers. But, also I see them as a transitional type of shoe as they can be worn with a light sock with jeans or 3/4’s or simply with a pair of black tights and a dress/skirt. They will become a core part of my autumn wardrobe. The rest of my shoes best make some room.

The Funky Sweatshirt

I love Sundays, simply because I love to go down to my (now I can finally say it) local and pick up the Sunday Times. I’m ne’er a foot in the door and I rip the plastic insert to shreds to reveal that all important ‘Style’ magazine.

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Above left: Grey Merino Wool Giraffe-Sleeve Sweater (€230) Paulsmith.co.uk. Right: Love Moschino Long- Sleeve Sweater (€205)

Flossie Saunder’s Sunday fashion tips decorate my day. She recently did an interesting article on the comeback of the casual statement sweatshirt. I’m not quite convinced how great I look in them, however it does make me appreciate a good sweater, especially oversized.

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Above: Left: Sugarhill Boutique Nita Curious Cat Jumper, Navy (€32) Johnlewis.com & Wearing Top Mr.Cat Print Loose Sweater from Withchic.com (€27)

I am trying to wean myself off oversized tops but I’m finding it hard to breakaway. Perhaps the funky sweaters in this blog might convince me. I plucked them from Polyvore. Here are a few of my favourites.

 

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Above right: Fendi fur-embellished cotton-blend sweater (€ 1,179)  & left: Banjo & Matilda star-intarsia cashmere sweater (€345)

Slap on a pair of your favourite comfortable jeans. Let’s go with a pair of high-waisted baggy ones. I’m thinking Jackie from That 70’s show or  casual Abby Ewing from Knots Landing. Messy hair bun, funky new sweater and a pair of aviators. I think we’re in business.

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Here is my favourite pick. What a cute little gem, and for a fine price tag of €15 from pinkqueen.com I absolutely adore this mustard color. Pair with skinny jeans, high heel ankle boot and oversized tote. A shiny million dollars you will look.

Streetwear

London, a city vibrant on the street and below. Traveling home from Wimbeldon to Kensington, my colleague (forever stylish) agreed to let me photograph him on the tube and tag his gear. I took this opportunity to list what he is wearing in the photo below and I created a collage of his ‘look for less’ seeing as Rohan has an expensive eye!

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Above: Rohan wears brown hat by Scala Classico, bag by Ted Baker, overcoat by NA, jeans by Zara, t-shirt (All Saints) and trainers (Nike Huarache).

This outfit I simply love. It has a lot of safe neutrals but then just as you think you have it sussed, out comes a flash of color. The shade of red is eyecatching without being gaudy. The jeans comfortable and everyday? Wrong! Try wade through the streets of London and survive a day stain-free. Sporting the goods is one thing but being able to juggle their practicality is an art in itself and this is something Rohan has clearly mastered.

Dare I mention the sparkling white trainers?!

So, I have condensed this ‘street style’ look and pinned down the look for less. These are pretty much all high street stores and they will save you a quid or two. Dont be afraid to purchase online especially if its a store you know and whose size fits.

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Levi’s mens ripped jeans. Ageless, timeless in pale blue and available from mrporter.com for a whopping €58.


Mens red jacket. Otherwise known as the Marbeck Field jacket.
€96 – wolfandbadger.com

Nike mens shoes in shiny white. €115  in Office.


River Island mens short sleeve shirt
€9 – riverisland.com. Where would ya be going?

Ted Baker men s duffel bag. This  ‘Loyell’ black duffel is on sale from 6pm.com €125. Half price! This is the same listing as Rohan’s own.


Mens cap Since writing this blog, this has sold out but there’s an array of fabulous fedoras and what not available like this. farfetch.com

Rianna Phillips Iphone cover. If you want it, ask the piggy bank for thirty pieces of silver! €30 on silkfred.com


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Green, Leafy Days

I decided to dedicate this blog to my very recent return to green leafy Ireland after a long stint away in North America. It’s not until you return to her proud island do you realise Éire is so lush with growth. I am proud to say I’m Irish and so because of that, I dug deep in my Polyvore virtual wardrobe (and imagination, of course) and spat this one out.

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I have seen a lot of this leaf print very recently, both along my work travels and at home. ‘What an odd look’, I first thought to myself. I was recently on Instagram and saw one very trendy english celebrity post a snap of her new armchairs- newly upholstered in green leaves, no less. My room mate even has a new blanket throw in this beloved print. I cannot get enough! Happy reading.

Dolce Gabbana green shirt dress
€2.420 – brownsfashion.com

Dolce Gabbana high waist trousers
€820 – farfetch.com

Green necktie
€98 – theoutnet.com

Dolce&Gabbana leather slip-on shoes
€925 – saksfifthavenue.com

Dolce Gabbana dolce gabbana purse
€3.050 – matchesfashion.com

Vintage cuff bracelet
€14 – unique-vintage.com

Bling Jewelry green brooch
€12 – blingjewelry.com

Chain pendant
€9,02 – maykool.com

Dolce Gabbana silk twill scarve
€480 – luisaviaroma.com

Dolce Gabbana dolce gabbana belt
€520 – farfetch.com

Marni thick lens glasses
€155 – marni.com

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Express Dressing

I realised my June deadline was just about up tonight, and, as I aim to complete 4 monthly blogs I realised I was only on 3. Without further ado I jumped on my Polyvore app and made a run for it. Hence the title name, ‘Express Yourself”. Take the quickest peek at what I have come up with as a result. I started with the red pressed bermuda shorts, matched it with a striped off-the-shoulder (which of course is all the rage right now) and teamed with a classic black open toe stiletto sandal with ankle strap and the cutest patent tote.
Express Dressing

 

I started with the red pressed bermuda shorts, matched it with a striped off-the-shoulder (which of course is all the rage right now) and teamed with a classic black open toe stiletto sandal with ankle strap and the cutest patent tote.

“Express Dressing” details enlisted below:

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