I don’t usually post too much in the way of fashion or accessories but I picked up some new bits recently that I thought were worth a mention.
First up was part of my valentines gift from my feller: our last valentines day together as just a twosome, as come August we are going to be Mam and Dad to a little chisler! A cute birthstone bracelet from Alex & Ani that has left me wanting more from the brand! Its peridot (for August) and its expandable which is pretty excellent as I have tiny child like wrists and generally find it hard to find bracelets to fit comfortably.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, you may not have heard that The colour authority Pantone have declared that Emerald is the colour of 2013. In the same year that Failte Ireland are pushing “The Gathering” to shake down the diaspora. Hmm. Read on »
I had an amazing weekend full of banter and had to wing this post together today! I attended the Beauty Blogger luncheon in town on Saturday (more on that and the amazing AdoreAbubbles later) and on Saturday night I had my work (Blacknight) crimbo partay! Sunday was spent shopping, putting up the tree and Elf watching! Perfect weekend all round!
So todays post is about my awesome new pumped up Adidas kicks. I have been contemplating a wedge runner purchase for some time now but nothing had really caught my fancy until I saw these:
I recently attended the wedding of an ex colleague of mine and as I wasn’t flush, I decided to wear something from my wardrobe rather than splashing out on something new. I settled on a black shift dress and cardigan but needed nude shoes to go with the outfit. Obviously Penneys was my first port of call being that money was in short supply (saving for my own wedding next year).
My luck was in as I happened upon these babies:
Knowing that a lot of young women would be in attendance at this wedding I knew full well that there would probably be several people with the same shoes. So, after a bit of googling for some inspiration, I decided to paint the soles! At least that way I’d still feel a little bit unique! Read on »
Shutterbug is a shop that came to my attention on Facebook and I have been following them with great interest ever since. I love nothing better than a vintage or charity shop find so you can imagine why my interest was piqued. Shutterbug are catering to the vintage market like no other store in the South East and this weekend sees their now infamous Vintage Kilo Sale taking place in Kilkenny.
Their Vintage Kilo Sale takes place in the Langton House Hotel Ballroom, starting at 11am. The event features clothes sold by the kilo, instead of by price tags. You shop as normal amongst the rails laden with Shutterbug stock, take it to the counter and simply pay €20 per kilo!
It promised to be a fabulous event (past attendees have raved about it) and I am raging that once again pre-arranged plans means I won’t be able to visit so I am counting on some of you to go (looking at Kat) and report back!
For those who have been living under a rock and have never heard of Shutterbug, well it is an affordable, street-style vintage store and portrait studio owned by brother and sister Eoin Hennessy & Blanaid Hennessy, who are aided and abetted by stylists Brid Ní Laochdha, Mary-Kate Lanigan and Caoimhe Moran, also from Kilkenny. The store’s ethos is ‘overdressed for the occasion, under-dressed for the weather’ at at prices that make sure every day can be a dress-up day!
They also customise vintage Levis in store so you can put your own stamp on pre-loved denims!
To keep up to date with all things Shutterbug ensure to check out their Facebook page
Long time readers will know myself and Kat love a good bargain so when global on-line optical store Firmoo offered me the chance to put their wares through their paces I jumped at the opportunity! I logged onto their website and spent an hour or so deliberating over what pair to choose; they have an extensive on-line range to choose from and something to suit everyone. I eventually settled upon the snazzy green coloured shades pictured above and I was delighted when the postman finally arrived with them a week or so later. I’ve been wearing them in the car recently and can confirm not only are they super stylish but they protect against the low autumnal sun! Yay! Read on »
Our eyes are bigger than our bank balances here at Dolly Rouge unfortunately. How often have we flicked through the fashion pages of a magazine, lusting over the fabulous ensembles, to have disappointment wash over us as we see the price tags. We’re big into savvy spending and getting the best bang for your buck here on the blog, so when I leafed through this month’s Prudence I was pleasantly surprised to find that Pru is not just another clone of your usual women’s mag (rag?).
Aaah these boots, how I love their wine velvet, sleek heel and buckled ways. Looking at the shape and quality of them I immediately labeled them as out of my league and went to turn the page. But then my eyes alighted upon the price. €35! What?! These shoes are not from a designer label, but from Dunnes Stores! I’ll be picking them up with my groceries this week.
The mag also features a budget dupe of a new lustworthy Mark by Mark Jacobs bag, and fab features on how to channel the latest trends without having to take out a second mortgage. Condsidering how disposable fashion has become, what’s the point in paying through the nose for a trend that will come and go in the blink of an eye? Though of course neither is there a point in false economy, so the mag also features some pricier key wardrobe pieces that will take you through the decades. Me likey.
A quick run through of some of the amazing style on show at Cannes 2012 to date:
Joshua Jackson, & Diane Kruger in Nini Ricci
I heart Diane Kruger; everything about this outfit is beautiful right down to the makeup! I would never have thought white on pale skin could look so beautiful but she pulls it off to perfection. I’m off to invest in some Mac Face & Body or Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs (when Sally Hansen says Legs I read “all over body”). Read on »
For the love of Baby Jebus why would anyone think flatforms are fashionable?
I was stalking my twitter feed during London Fashion Week recently and someone tweeted a picture of flatforms on the runway. I honestly thought these were a trend for 2011 that had died out, but alas I was wrong. If you missed this ugly trend last year well have no fear, you can pick yourself up a pair of fabulous leg shortening, cankle making, man/woman repellent flatforms in a high street shop near you just in time for Spring/Summer. Read on »