Guys are for Spring

I’m finally doing my next piece on menswear. (Phew). Short ‘n’ sweet, Ive picked an array of blues. Let me tell you contrasting shades of the same color is always a winner. Fling a little black in there for good measure (I’m easing myself gently in to spring!)

Et, voila…

 

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And so the story continues with a sprig of coral or rust or whatever you like to call it. I’m seeing a lot of that right now for Spring/Summer season. I felt like being a little playful with the touch of leopard print. It’s probably the last of these furs for the year. One can just about get away with it for February.

 Below is my ‘Coolah Caley’ look which belongs to Shoreditch. Those of you who have been will understand.
Guys are for Spring

 

Oh and lads if you are reading this go easy on me. It’s not the easiest to write on your behalf but I’ll be damned if I don’t try!


Mens zip off pants
$33 – newchic.com

The Black Ears men s accessory
$50 – wolfandbadger.com

A-Line + The Slipper

Powerful inspiration this week from the new February edition of Ireland’s very own February edition of Social and Personal . Established in 1934 for a damn reason… These fashion editors have the best ideas!
I put together a few of my picks  from the range of A-line skirts out there. Pair with a cute slipper or dare I say moccasin for a perfect silhouette.
A Line + The Slipper

 

Take some more inspiration from the wonderful new line from Mariella Burani. This is a beautiful rose pink A line pleat with a striped turtleneck. Stripes are the way to go this spring (see previous 2 blogs). I just think these slippers are one in a million. Do you think they come on sale yet?!
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Mariella Burani SS17

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Mariella Burani SS17

Happy Dressing!
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Big, Bold Skirts

I felt like doing a crossover outfit between warm and cosy but not quite getting ready for the slopes. Here is one of my new favourite picks; a Valentino pencil skirt with loud, bold naturistic print. It reminds me of a could-be Florida backdrop (so gets me in the mood for SS and what’s to come!). I’ve paired it with a bottle green, cable-knit, cosy sweater by Stella McCartney. I know this is promoting bank looting in order to afford these specific picks, but my collages are meant to inspire. No carbon copies allowed! Think outside the box. Get a old skirt from your wardrobe. If you don’t own one, root through an old charity shop or second hand thrift store. Ask a friend with a taste, ask your neighbours granny. Beg, borrow but don’t steal! When you have accomplished that, get an old fisherman cable knit jumper. Oversize all the way. If you are petite, wrap a nice skinny belt around your waist to accentuate how great your waistline it. Pair with your slickest heels or groovy neutral trainers if you’re a busy lady.
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These two beauties are both ASOS. All under fifty quid. And wonderful examples how you can pair oversize plain tops with funky, fussy, loud prints. Keep the colors in the same family if at all possible. Don’t go overboard.
So there you have it. Make it a big, bold skirt-type of week ladies.

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Shape Up, Glam Up.

Shape Up, Glam Up.
It’s that time of year when everyone thinks they’ve caught the January Blues. Wake up; and get up people. It’s the perfect opportunity to hit the sales. Buy the trendiest, grooviest everyday outdoor jacket and a new pair of kicks. Pick a local favourite coffee shop and hit the pavement running.
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I recently found a great new Costa in my neighbourhood and I’ve taken to going twice weekly before my late work shift. It’s an incentive to get out, exercise and get my caffeine kick, all whilst getting dressed up in my new active wear.
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So there you have it. These are a few of my favourite picks. Think warm leggings, puffy oversize sports jackets, headphones and comfy shoes and get moving. I hope you enjoy this blog and its ideas. May it inspire you to get moving in style.
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Spring Kitsch

Oversized Shoulders.

Pink- cerise, fuscsha, cherry red, dazzling, baby, any which one you want.

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Diagnols.

Bold Prints.

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Stripes.

Zigzags.

Yellows.

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It’s perfect transitional weather here in Ireland. Our seventeenth mildest winter in history! Twelve celsius causes for some celebration. Im going to shout about it with some bright colors as suggested above. Break out your boldest and wackiest patterns this Sunday.

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LEts talk Christmas

LEts talk Christmas

 

Finally. Work’s out. Cant believe I’ve said that, it feels so liberating. Im slung over the sofa and I’m so happy to be clanking away on my latest blog for all you lovely viewers. I’ve collaborated several collages of my favourite festive finds. Plenty more to follow.

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Navy Surplice Front Velvet Wrap Dress for a mere 20 quid? Say no more. It’s actual velvet available from shein.com it’s an American site but they have dome darling cheap finds. Get one down, one click away. Do what this lady has done and add a fur or faux fur collar for that extra snug outdoor feel.
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I’ve had to grab this direct from polyvore but the colors just caught my eye. The Daily Find is a wonderful cyber brain storm of outfit designs/ideas put together just for you. Credit to Loloksage. The dark green velvet pleated midi dress is from pixiemarket.com. The crazy kilt is Newlook and the green sweater is pinkqueen.com both are under 25 euro! The YSL heels obviously make up for the rest of the bill.
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There you have it for this week. May my blog somewhat inspire you and bring out the sparkle in your Christmas wear this festive season. Merry Christmas to all my readers out there and to your families this season.
Thank you for following, reading and continuing to support me.
Seasons Greetings!

Christmas Prep Wear

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I am down in West Cork on annual leave. We decided to pack the car full of goodies and cosy walking gear and hit the road. It being December 12th and with a rapid blog deadline approaching with bells on, I looked to dear old Polyvore for some nice insipration.

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So what is my blog about this week? Well, you know its the time of year for running about buying gifts for our nearest and dearest. It’s also about running to the grocery store to pick up chocolates, afternoon tea tins and Bailey’s by the bucket load. It’s is also highly likely that you will run in to someone you know; be it a neighbour, a friend, and ex (eek!) or a work colleague. You want to be ready-set-go and be looking delightful for them, right?!

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‘So what clues have you got for us this week Fiona?’ , I hear the cries…. Go reds, greens, whites and for god sake, a smile on the face. No matter how stressed you are (yes I know that shopping list is a long one) but I’m telling you that if you do it with a festive cheer, all will become clear.

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Get those funky colorful, over-the-top shoes you feel are a bit gaudy to wear the other months of the year and pair with a pretty dress. Oh, grab that fussy, non functional clutch so it looks pretty on your wrist. It will at least hide the unsightly grocery plastics and blood-stained translucent butcher bags!

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Happy rooting!

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How to Wear A Trouser Suit

The trouser suit comes in all different shapes and sizes needless to say. I once even owned a pinstripe one. I was only 12! Get yours in velvet, get it in baggy linen, get it in stiff scarlet red drainpipes. Get one in grey safe, la mode du jour herringbone. Get it in wacky slime green like the Gucci scandalous one. Get a stickler black one from Zara. Topshop even do a non sleeve pink wrap around top to match their bottoms! Play it safe or don’t. Go half way with a pussy bow tie silk blouse underneath. Go mad with loads of “Save the Last Dance” chunky gold and a purple long 70’s bandana. Shake a few moth balls on your grandmothers’ burgundy wool beret. Platforms, moccasin loafers, fur sliders, adidas runners- plenty of ways to dress the feet.

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Photo courtesy from http://www.vogue.com

From Diane Von Furstenberg to Asos. Mark Jacobs to River Island. The Trouser Suit proves itself that it can be transported forward backward and side ways in time. It even exists in a parallel universe; catwalk and street. Look at this little devil from M&S Christmas partywear:

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M&S Pink Velvet Trouser Suit

In reference to her Tartan Trouser Suit she once appeared in on the screen, Keaton as her role in “Annie Hall” sported the bowler cap, wide baggy trouser, necktie and jacket, and well she’s been doing so ever since!

‘It’s not the worst tragedy’- Diane Keaton

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A good old-fashioned plaid two-piece is classic. If your bold enough to wear a tartan print get out there and wear it. Besides, if it’s anytime you’re going to get away with it it’s this season. Festivities, mistletoe, Christmas parties and mince pies. Don your tartan trouser suit and drench it’s spirit in mulled wine!

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