Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sale picks & Happy Closet

January presents us with some new challenges every year and between the blues of returning to work, diet, exercise and everything else that seems like too much effort, I always struggle with my budget after an expensive Xmas shopping period. Sales don't help and as much as I try to stay away, 3 pieces from this outfit were purchased on sale this year (failed!). I picked up the top, trousers and the bag at 50% off and I'm only feeling half guilty ;)

However, last weekend made me realise how often I make mistakes when shopping. I had a 4h session with Annmarie O'Connor as part of my Happy Closet makeover. After receiving my 'diagnosis' with a lot of reference to 'impulse shopping' and 'emotional attachment', I would lie if I said to you I wasn't dreading it. Massive black bin bags were presented to me before I even finished making coffee and so I opted for a herbal tea to brace myself ;)

I am not actually sure at what stage I got comfortable or forgot the bags but I truly enjoyed the session. I couldn't get over the amount of fantastic advice Annmarie gave me from styling a vintage dress I love but couldn't really wear, through belt storage solutions to style icons I should keep in mind to inspire me and suit my style. I am still a little bit stressed about getting rid of more than half of my wardrobe (yes, I am not messing) but I look forward to better decisions and a way happier closet! If you're struggling with your bursting wardrobe & still have nothing to wear or simply need some advice this Lady should be on your speed dial ;)


Leather look trousers - Zara
Top - Zara

 It's in the detail...

Bag - DKNY
Felt ring (left hand) - by Karina Krolak
Oversized silver ring (right hand) - Fruit Bijoux
Necklace - a present 
Heels - New Look 

Thursday, January 15, 2015


I have a serious thing for structured sleeves. Although I like floaty ones as well... I might just have a thing for weird sleeves actually, now that I think about it. This outfit post was all about the oversized, unusually shaped sleeves of a very simple tunic. I must have taken these photos months ago and never posted them but hey better late than never right!?

Wintery weather, Christmas rush and New Year weirdness tends to send me to a creative halt. Just as I'm trying to reorganise my life before a new dose of rush & to-do lists, my wardrobe seems to get in a way. I feel like scratching it all and starting all over.

It may be that this year I will actually get to do that, a bit of a new start. With Annmarie's visit this weekend to reinvent my wardrobe (hello Happy Closet!) AND my shopping habits, I look forward to report to you how the new me will shape in 2015.

I also hope to see you at the Dublin Flea Market on the 25th where (a lot of) my wardrobe will be up for sale.


Tunic - Fifi
Leggings - COS

It's in the detail...

Bag - All Saints
Necklace - Joanne Hynes
Boots - Boohoo

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