Mix n’ Match Monday: Insta Beach!

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Are you ready to enjoy your most colourful, envy inducing seaside snaps and selfies on social media yet?  Course you are! Just pack some up to the minute swimwear and accessories, Instagram likes guaranteed!


Sleek & polished with a touch of bohemian glamour, Chloe fringed sandals and a Haight coral one piece scream summer 2017! (Above)


Unleash some serious wanderlust on the beach and beyond wearing popping pinks and dreamy violets! A hot pink Forever Unique swimsuit with bang on trend lace detail paired with a sharp yet comfy wrap skirt will sizzle along the seafront.  A 3.1 Philip Lim mauve Pashli may induce envy amongst fellow holiday makers!  Brights are excellent at amplifying a golden tan, too!


Serene block colours & simple accessories never go out of date.  Look sleek yet mysterious in a deep ocean Diane Von Furstenburg one piece and Prada block sandals, while a pastel pink Kenzo tote will stylishly hold your essentials whilst adding a touch of feminine simplicity.


Spring through the palms in a D&G tropical bikini and accessorize with the coolest lime green sandals from Prada and a pair of aviators!


Chillax poolside in the dreamiest blues.  One piece swimsuits are big news, and are modest enough to be worn with this summer’s wrap skirts for some stunning summer evening looks.  Arcadia have some irresistible swimsuits and I just love this aquatic looking skirt from Fausto Puglisi!


Clean Lines & Monochrome stripes in the form of the ultimate Marc Jacobs maxi equals instant Beach to bar chic! Don’t forget to add a touch of sparkle, these Giuseppe Zanotti kitten heels are perfection!

Slip into this celestial River swimwear and a pair of mirrored Ray-Bans and unlock that inner mermaid!

Transition this sea foam shimmer swimsuit from River Island from sitting at the sea side to sipping cocktails outside! Add a tropical print wrap skirt like this Missoni beauty and a cross body bag in a cool hue like this one from Jimmy Choo.  And these designer look platforms are a steal from ASOS!


Summer brights & pastels inspired by sweetest, juiciest seaside treats! Ruffled dresses like this Anna October maxi are fresh off the catwalk! Amp it up with a juicy clutch from Commes Des Garçons and a pop of watermelon gloss on nails and lips!


Maxi up a midsummer’s night in a floor length Melissa Obadash dress that’s just peachy. Bling up a plain dress with a choker, the hottest boho glam jewellery trend of SS17.  Be daring, add an unexpected accessory like Judith Leiber’s crystal encrusted beach ball clutch.

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Bardot dresses, cork style heels and patent tote bags are big news, with spring approaching these are sure to take you through to the summer days & nights. There are a lot of possibilities with these looks. You could even add a biker jacket, denim or blazer for added edge and warmth, should the summer nights still have a chill in the air.

Brighten up Spring’s top trends with big blocks of bold colour. Clashing is all very well as long as the hues complement each other or match small details in your ensemble.

Accentuating one or two colours works, for example a red dress with some white accessories to compliment the subtle white patterning in the dress.


Gingham is a timeless summer trend that’s instantly awakened with a pop of bright colour and a classic accessory.  Coral shades are a modern alternative to red.  If you want to keep the look a bit quieter, gingham and tan also make a good pairing for spring and summer.

My Week In Style Favourites!

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In my last post I mentioned hip London accessory brand Skinnydip London, who know more than a thing or two about creating some of the funkiest bags, clutches and phone protection cases out there!  

  
I love my new black Hannah chain bag, £30 from their Topshop concession, Pom-Pom was a cute add on of my own, also Topshop.  If you’re ordering online for the first time on http://www.skinnydiplondon.com be sure to enter code FIRSTORDER at the check out for a cool 10% off! 

  
Another retailer who have mastered the art of the perfect it bag is River Island, my favourite of their current collection being this denim-hued winged tote.  I just love the gold detailing and bold zippers!

  
There are a lot of “Ghillie” lace up style shoes about and these black, block heeled peep-toes from New Look will compliment most outfits, I have a feeling they’ll sell like hot cakes!

  

Iridescent, holographic accessories are here to stay, too, watches and fashion jewellery are another thing New Look absolutely shine at, this iridescent faced gold chronograph style watch is only £19.99!

  

Amongst my most recent style haul is an amazing monochrome Forever 21 fitted skirt, Aztec style patterns are going nowhere fast!

  

I also treated myself to a simple but on trend jumper from Primark which features weave detailing, which is big news.

  

  
Semi precious necklace was a bargain at £2 in Topshop’s sale

Beauty wise, this week I’ve been taking a break from eye make-up as I have conjunctivitis, hopefully it’ll be gone in no time because my GP prescribed antibiotic drops which are controlling a lot of the symptoms, but I can’t wait to try the newest Bourjois Smoky Stories eyeshadow quads in Grey-zy In Love and Welcome Black (Top picture) once my eyes have fully recovered.   

Girls don’t despair if this happens to you, it’s a good excuse to buy new eye make-up!

Look Of The Day!

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My latest video is a short outfit of the day video and it’s rather rock n’ roll!  My U2’s Bono T-shirt I found for ninety euro in Rhythm Records in Dublin (Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2), – which sells hard to find and rare rock band merchandise such as DVD footage of concerts, mugs and clothing – has to be one of my favourite band t-shirts and I just love the colour contrasting of Bono’s face!  My uber chic black skinny jeans are from Primark whilst I like to express myself in the jeweller department with my Pandora-style Chamilia bracelet.  H Samuel the jewellers often run multi-buy offers on Chamilia charms and beads.  One time I bought 2 charms and got a solid bangle free!  All the charms are sterling silver and the finest Italian Murano glass is used in the crafting of the colourful beads.  Pandora style bracelets like Chamilia and Trollbeads are great because they allow you to express your individual style and personality with their wide variety of charms.  My first charm was Minnie’s red bow!

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With “your life, your style!” as their strapline, it’s little wonder the Design Your Own interactive feature on Chamilia’s website is a popular click for fashionistas.  I have fun adding beads on my wishlist to my bracelet design to see how my own bespoke piece of jewellery will look.  Chamilia often bring out brand new collections, many of which are inspired by a theme.  Christmas, Disney and family member themes are popular.

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