Saturday, July 31, 2010

A dilemma of the best kind

I went shopping again.

OH MY GOD, can you believe these are from Penneys?! (Primark) They're so perfect. I've been on the hunt for the perfect pair of military ankle boots for so long. And the best part? They were 19 euro. Seriously! I love them.
So, there I was, wondering happily around the boots section with my new boots in hand, feeling on top of the world. But then, I was stopped in my tracks as I happened upon a pair of tall, dark, handsome Ann Demeulemeester look-a-likes.
It was like a bad movie. I knew if I bought them I'd have no money, so I averted my eyes and walked away.
But I soon ran back and got them. I have no self control when it comes to shoes. I'm going to put them away and sell some stuff on Ebay. Hopefully Ebay can cough me up 20 euro so I can afford them, or else back to the shop they go. *sniff*

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kitty Cat

Today I got a package in the post from the lovely people at Pussycatlondon! (I would have gotten it sooner if DHL hadn't messed up) Like everyone, I got very excited and proceeded to rip off the packaging and run upstairs to try it on.

Dress courtesy of Pussycatlondon, ring; Forever 21, Bracelet; Vintage Sarah Coventry, Shoes; Irregular Choice (another high street brand I love)

The color is so beautiful, and I'm definitely a girl who appreciates texture, cut and color rather than print, so this dress is perfect for me as it is an outstanding example of that. It's also an outstanding example of how good the high street can be. It can adjusted in many ways, so I'll get a lot of wear out of it.
I plan on taking it to a gorgeous garden sometime next week to get some better photos, but I wanted to upload a quick one right now because I love it so much.

Thank you so much Pussycatlondon!

(oh, and as you can see the dye didn't work. It will require bleaching, which I will do sometime but not right now.)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I told you so...

I wasn't going to but raiding my computer for these photos convinced me otherwise, time to break out the Manic Panic and get started.
Wish me luck!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ebay Picks

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Silver Tongue

There is only one place I know of where I feel completely dressed for the occasion when I go out in a white shift dress, heels and a clutch. And that place is Newbridge Silverware, more specifically their Museum of Style Icons. It's not that it's full of sophisticated ladies dressed directly from Net-a-Porter, but it's more that I'm residing amongst some of the most beautiful dresses by some of the best designers which were owned by people who are adored and idolized by millions of people around the world.

Breakfast at Tiffany's is the only film that has directly affected my life. I'm not sure why, but there's something about Holly Golightly that's just so enchanting that she settles into you in a way. I think there's a bit of Holly in all of us, but it just wouldn't have been the same if the part was played by anyone but Audrey Hepburn. So every time I see the beautiful pink dress she wore with the tiara when she heard that Fred died, I get a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. It almost embodies both Audrey and Holly. You can see what size she was, how the little shells have sort of worn off and you can imagine Hubert de Givenchy sketching it. And it's only behind a glass case. Of course the other pieces they have belonging to her are amazing too, but it's the pink dress that's special to me.

There's pieces from Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Micheal Jackson, The Beatles, Gretta Garbo, Bette Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker... all people who had a very heavy impact on fashion, but not so much on my life. Not as much as Audrey Hepburn and the little pink dress.

Thank you Newbridge Silverware, for letting these beautiful items be on display for the public to see for free. And sorry for spamming your guestbook with 'please get McQueen pieces owned by Isabella Blow' or 'call Daphne Guiness and ask her for some of her clothes', etc etc. But you know, it would be good. Juss sayin.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

I feel a DIY blooming...

Thrifted leather jacket

Burberry Prorsum F/W 2010

All I need is some sort of scarf and some buckles.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


(Sorry for the very inventive title)

Love is the only word I can use to describe my (one sided) relationship with Pussycatlondon. They are the sole reason I ever take a trip into the catastrophe which is New Look (other than Stargazer and Giles Deacon, but we'll get to that later). I am not the kind of person who favours dresses- I love layering and separates are much easier for that. But their dresses are my ultimate go-to pieces. When I've taken everything out of my wardrobe, tried it on, and then thrown it down in a sulk, I resort to my favourite combination- boots, leather jacket, Pussycatlondon dress. I especially love their two piece dresses, because they are just so versatile and can change the appearance of any look (usually for the better).

So here are the pieces I am really, really tempted to buy and I am going to have to buy at some stage. I'm sort of stuck in my second hand shop pricing mode, so this is going to be a real splash out.

I've never been a fan of coral but the cut of this dress sold me. It's practically impossible to find clothes with a somewhat unusual cut on the high street but not completely impossible. This nails the semi-trend of dresses that are long in the back and short in the front without being overtly noticeable.

I rarely do prints, but once again, the cut is the reason I love this dress so much. I have one with a similar cut, and it is beyond flattering. Plus, I do like the color of this print. The lilac-y grey hue is beautiful and would look good on almost anyone.

I only own two blouses- one a basic, over sized white blouse and the other a McQueen ruffled, plaid blouse. Both are worn a lot and although I don't wear a lot of black, I prefer this one to the cream one they also have in stock. I like how it's sheer without being so sheer that you have to show your underwear. Plus I love ruffles. I want to wear this with my vintage cut offs, Stuart Weitzman booties and over sized Forever 21 ring right now. Plus it's only 15 pounds.

I honestly never thought I would be attracted to leopard print. It's just not me. But anyone who reads my blog knows I have an unhealthy obsession with white dresses, so when you put a beautiful, floaty, sheer white dress over top a snow leopard print, I'm sold. And as I said before I love their 2-in-1 pieces so I may have to invest in this.

You can check out their website at

Now I'm off to spend some of my well earned cash while I rarely have it in my pocket!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The T-Shirt Formerly Known as Pyjamas

I've been feeling pretty down this past week, with most of the blame going to the weather. It's not like me to wear a whole outfit of black, or a t-shirt so oversized, but I think it probably reflected my mood.

Shirt; Gift from Malta, Dress (worn under); Pussycat London, Rings; Forever 21, Bracelets; Silver- Topshop, Gold- Vintage circa 1960s, Shoes; Stuart Weitzman, Tights; Primark.

This shirt is pretty weird but I felt like cutting something up (I know, Ireland is driving me crazy) so I unleashed my scissors on this.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I really really really love my Pussycat London dresses... they always make my usually drab trip to New Look much more enjoyable. I think I'll make another post about them soon because my love for them is truly undying.
I also really really really love my Forever 21 rings!I still haven't photospammed this blog with pictures from my holiday, so be prepared.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I can't even act calm about this

So I went to my favourite shop in the whole wide world, a second hand shop in Naas. And what you are about to see will justify my love for this amazing little shop.

Yes. Yes, they are Louboutins. I now own a pair of Louboutins. I bought a pair of Louboutins for 5 euro.
They kinda hurt but I figure if I wear them all summer I'll have broken them in and I can wear them to school. Louboutins to school. God, I can't even begin to accept this. It's like one of my weird fantasies.
They're really, really well worn but I don't really care. I got these purely because it's all dittery old ladies who frequent this shop (other than me and my mum) and they don't know what they are.

These are Stuart Weitzman, and are still on Shopbop for 435 dollars.They fit like a second skin, I never want to take them off. The suede is the softest I have ever touched, and they're so comfy to walk in. They're basically unworn.
I've got to be the luckiest second hand shopper in the world!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I shouldn't have.

I shouldn't. I shouldn't have gone on Ebay. I shouldn't have typed (with much difficulty, I will never be able to spell her name without copy and paste (Hey, at least I admit it!) Ann Demeulemeester into the searchbar and let these shoes invade my mind.

I love them. I love them so much. They're a size too big for me and they're probably out of my budget (they're currently at 20 pounds but there's a reserve on them so God only knows how much they are) but I can't help dreaming about them at any given chance. I've even planned out how much I'm willing to pay for them, what my reaction will be when I win them, how I will wake up early every morning and pray that they will be delivered soon, and what insoles I will buy to make them fit me.
But the only problem is I most likely will not be buying them.
I'm still waiting for that sinking feeling to set in. You know the one when you finally realize that the object of your desire is completely and totally out of your reach and will be for the next 20 years?
Yeah, that feeling.

Monday, July 12, 2010


I'm back! I had a great three weeks relaxing and soaking up the sun, and while I dived into the cool, refreshing water of Lake Ontario (It's called a lake, but it's more like an ocean, and there's no fish or weeds where I swim) I spared a thought for those less fortunate than me, you New Yorkers who were sweltering in that heat. And for the first time in my life, I thought 'God, I'd hate to be in New York right now.'

I got some great new clothes that I can't wait to play around with but for now I'm too tired to leave my bed.

P.S Pastel Pink hairdye is sitting somewhere in my suitcase waiting to be used... can't wait!
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