Fashion & Lifestyle Blog


Upcycling Clothes

I am a big fan of how Kate Midleton isnt  afraid to rewear her designer garments for many seasons. If the garment is a good buy, it should stand the test of time. I bought this grey long sleeveless jacket last year in COS but lost the baby weight and never got to wear it as it was too big and shapeless. So I took it to the Zipyard to have it altered. Geno pinned it on me to see how much it needed to be taken in and it was ready for me in 24 hours. It cost less than €20 to alter and it's like a new coat. I am delighted with how it turned out and really impressed with the service. Don't be afraid to give good garments a new lease of life and get them altered. I am going to get so much wear out of this now as it is such a versatile piece! 

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How Times Change

Having a baby was something I feared after years of independence and having nobody to answer to but myself. Sure, the game changed once Erin arrived. For the first few months, heading outside to the big bad world was a task where bags had to be packed, routes planned around nap times, trips were cut short over screaming colic sessions and suitable places to go seemed less and less appropriate at feeding time. But now my 20 month old daughter is full of fun and character, surprising us with new words every day, loves being out and about and is my best buddy. Family days like St. Patrick's Day are no longer day and night pub celebrations with hangovers the next day, they have a different meaning. They are all about Erin. And she has opened another little place in my heart I didn't know existed that makes me so happy...when she's happy. To everyone out today for the little people in their lives, I hope you had a special day and are happy at home putting your tired little ones to bed. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Today's Look; Coat: River Island / Jeans: Topshop / Trainers: Zara / Top: Bershka / Sunglasses: Primark



Kerry Fashion Week

I am just back from the most wonderful night at The Europe last night for Kerry Fashion Week. Some of the most well known and hardworking faces in fashion were at the show and it was lovely to catch up with everyone. Massive congrats to Orla Diffly on putting in such a superb event. I know first hand the work and heart that goes into producing a Fashion Week so I was really impressed  by all she has donee promote Irish design. Thanks for nominating me in the Irish Fashion Blog of the Year category also. It was such a fun night and I have a list as long as my arm of garments I want from the collections shown. Kerry women really know how to dress, the style was so impressive. Waking up in the magical surroundings of the Europe was a bonus this morning, Erin loved her 5* trip.
My outfit was from Blush Boutique, shoes from Caris Closet and earrings from Isobela Ru.
Congrats to my friends Miss Daisy Blue on scooping the Irish Independent Fashion Retailer of the Year and Helen Quealy Murphy on winning Best Dressed in her gorgeous Synam O'Mahony.
Professional runway photos below from Kerry Fashion Week Facebook taken by Barry Murphy

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