Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DIT Student Design Semi Final

I attended the semi final of DIT Student Design show last week and it was so much fun! It felt so different looking at designs of people who are not looking to score the next job or assignment, not considering conventional rules and practicalities. These were designs that were driven by passion for clothes and you could really see that. Families and friends gathered to watch the creations (the theme was very appropriately: enchanted forest), a lot of the time with tears in their eyes!

It was a fantastic evening filled with fashionable, inspiring and committed people. I couldn't possibly judge who did best although of course I have my favorites! Going through sketchbooks and materials that students worked on throughout the design process really added to the experience as well. It's amazing how their inspirations reflect on final design and well, I felt quite creative-less just looking at the amount of swatches, images and drawings.

Truly inspiring, they all deserve a few minutes of your time to admire their final looks and to see more go HERE








Sunday, March 23, 2014

Inspired by Mum

After my last post on Oxfam's Heroes campaign I was thinking about my own personal heroes and quite obviously, my mum was on my mind. With Mother's day coming up as well I thought I will put together a look that reminds me of her. Crazy? Yeah probably a little. I believe that families have massive influence on our sense of style and although I'm pretty sure not many would say mine is similar to my mother's, I personally see her influence (the older I get the more I see it actually).
The most obvious for me is the skirt. All my life, I've never seen my mum in a short skirt. She simply doesn't go any shorter than past the knee / calf length and I've never been huge into mini skirts myself. You're much more likely to see sporting that safe, tad granny-like length. I totally blame her for that.

So here we go, skirt and pink lipstick, inspired by my mum..







Skirt - Boohoo.com
Jumper - COS
Heels - Zara

It's in the details..


Bag - Bimba & Lola
Necklace - H&M

There's one thing that I feel is missing in this outfit and would really compliment it. The perfect biker jacket. I'm still on the look out for one, currently lusting after the options below:

Quilted leather biker jacket

Ziggy Leather Biker

The leather biker jacket




Thursday, March 20, 2014

You are my hero

This fabulous card is one of a few gifts available to purchase as part of Oxfam's Heroes campaign. Celebrating the female heroes in your life and by purchasing one of Oxfam's fab gifts you will help raise funds for women's rights projects.


I am always happy to support a good cause and women's rights is something I feel strongly about. If I can help by buying an amazing present for my mum or even myself, all the better!

Some really inspiring Irish ladies are supporting the campaign so make sure you check out the details HERE.




Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Feature in Chic Buzz Magazine

In case you have missed my recently featured (mini) interview for Chic Buzz Magazine on Irish Style, check it out HERE.

x


Monday, January 13, 2014

Vogue's Street Chic

I'm a little bit late to spot that but still delighted to see that I was featured in Vogue's Street Chic edition for December. To see it in it's full glory + all the other amazing outfits of the month go HERE.




Thursday, December 19, 2013

Anna K's Column

I'm excited to share some great news with you guys. I now have a monthly column in a newly launched digital magazine! The first issue has just 'landed' and you can check out the fabulous VERNAL MAGAZINE HERE

I really hope that you'll enjoy and I will see you again there early January with some more musings on Anna K's Wardrobe...



Anna K's Wardrobe (my monthly column with Vernal Magazine)




Saturday, December 14, 2013

The pink kicks

It must have been Lilly Allen who made me realise that runners and flowery dresses can totally be worn together.
No, you are not committing a crime against fashion or humanity. Yes, you might be wearing an unexpected combo but you're probably looking damn gorgeous doing it. Why? That sort of combination takes a certain level of confidence in your own look, a tongue-in-cheek sense of fashion and happiness with yourself. If you're going to pull off that sort of look, you need to wear a smile on your face and most likely skip a few steps or throw in a few pirouettes along the way (I totally did).

In case you think a flowery dress is for summer only, I dare to disagree.

You might have noticed this (hi-tops) is not my first Life Style Sports purchase. I also have some cool sunnies to show you... once the sun is out! I've been loving their fashion line and if you're not familiar with it yet, check it out, well worth it.








Dress - Lipsy
Cardigan - handed down from my sis

It's in the details... 



Nike runners - Life Style Sports
Bag & rings - H&M
Hat - Penneys

Monday, December 2, 2013

House of Fraser SS'14

If you're following my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you'll know that I recently dropped into London to check out some SS'14 collections in House of Fraser. I can never refuse a small shopping trip to London so I used the preview as a good excuse.
Was it worth it? My bank manager may argue but I would say... hell yeah! Some of my new purchases coming to the blog soon so stay tuned and in the meantime, check out some of these fab House of Fraser looks and my favorite picks from the lookbook.


I am SO looking forward to white heels for SS'14!


Last but not least, the above is my favorite look!

All outfits and items by House of Fraser SS'14

Monday, November 25, 2013

Firetrap

Discovering new stores and new ways to shop in general is one of my fave pass times. Since everyone seems to shop online now and picking out a vintage-style dress on some random shopping site no longer guarantees that 2 other girls won't be wearing the same dress that night, I really consider it a challenge to find a new spot to shop.
Once I do, I like to share though which is why probably it doesn't remain a secret... But, as they say, happiness shared is happiness doubled (do they? they should) and I'm happy to share with you my recent discovery.

SportsDirect is not a new destination for me. My boy introduced me to their site during one of their massive sales. A huge bag was soon delivered and I'm wearing one of my faves from that first shopping spree as I write now (Everlast furry hoody heaven). I've been a regular since. I discovered that their range of suitcases is the best in terms of choice and value I could find. I also went a bit mad when I started boxing and discovered their Lonsdale layered vests... for any lady doing any workout - these are perfection.

I decided to dig a little deeper on their site and find something less sporty and more fashion forward. As always, I wasn't disappointed. Their jackets selection offers many amazing pieces (I'm still considering a tempting parka) which can definitely be worn outside a gym. Below is my recent purchase, as always - amazing value and this time I can wear it to work!







Jacket - Firetrap from SportsDirect
Jeans - H&M
Shirt - Penneys
Necklace - Topshop

It's in the details...


Boots - &Other Stories
Bag - All Saints
Ring - Penneys
     

Monday, November 18, 2013

Light at the end of the tunnel

The dark, dreary and short days of autumn can 'weight' you down. Bright colours are usually pushed aside and black tends to dominate our lives from late October.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all in for black. It's slimming, elongating and oh-so-easy. But it often doesn't do much for my mood so when it's particularly 'blah' outside, I try to push myself & get the light blues out of the bottom of the wardrobe.

It felt truly refreshing to step out wearing this outfit and my gorge Natalie B Coleman tote bag provided the necessary fun factor.

Try it next time you're at the dark tunnel!

x






 Top - Zara
Jeans & Boots - New Look

It's in the details...


All rings - Penneys


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