Travel

Dubrovnik Travel Guide

October 18, 2017

Hi guys,

I’m just back from one of the most amazing trips I’ve been on this year, to Dubrovnik.

I had heard so much about this place before visiting. So many people had told me it was there favourite place and I’ve heard of lots of Irish couples coming here to get married. I can totally see why now. The whole town is a UNESCO world heritage site – it’s so clean, untouched, romantic and relaxed.

How we got there?

We flew direct with Aer Lingus and got a taxi from the airport to the town (€35). We got an Uber when we were heading back to the Airport and that worked out cheaper at only €24.

What did we spend? 

In Croatia they use the kuna it worked at about 7.5 HRK

for every 1 Euro. We spent about €70/€80 each a day. This included breakfast from the supermarket, lunch and dinner in restaurants, some drinks and an activity.

Where did we stay? 

We stayed in an apartment in the Old Town, literally 2 mins from the main square. It wasn’t amazing, but it was clean, central and perfect for what we needed it for. It was handy to have a kitchen and to not have to worry about getting taxis. You can find apartments on Booking.com or Air BnB.

There are lovely hotels about 15/20 mins walk from the old town with pools and much more space than you’ll get in the Old Town. The only downside would be getting in and out of the Old Town after dinner at nighttime – although we did find Uber to be quite good over there.

The hotel Excelsior just outside the old town would probably be my top choice for a hotel – it looks amazing and the location is perfect, but I know it is pricey.

What did we do?

There’s lots to do in and around Dubrovnik, which is why I know it’s a place I’ll come back to again. Here are some suggestions for things to do based on what we did:

  • The City Walls Walk (€20 entrance fee, takes about an hour and a half, gorgeous views!) Sunset up here would be amazing!
  • Glass bottom boat out to Lokrum Island (€10 for the return boat trip, €17 entrance fee, feed rabbits and peacocks and sunbathe on the rocks)
  • Rent a scooter and explore outside the Old Town walls
  • Rent a beach bed at Banje Beach: sunbathe and enjoy good music and cocktails (beds cost between €12 and €30)
  • Watch the sunset from the Cliff Bars: Buza bar and Bard Mala Buza (Get there about 45 mins before sunset to ensure you get a spot! Drinks are reasonably priced, the views are insane!)
  • Get the Cable Car to the top of the mountain and take in the views of beautiful Dubrovnik from above (€17 return). We had dinner in the Panorama restaurant at the top, you’ll need to book this in advance (on their website). It’s a little pricey, but not that bad considering the amazing view! Continue Reading…
Fashion

More Than Just an Outfit Post

October 6, 2017

Hey there,

Happy Friday! After the busiest September I’ve ever had, I’m coming back to blogging with a bang this week. I didn’t get to post on here as often as I would have liked with all of my travels, but I’m back to my usual routine now for the winter! And I have to say, I have never been so excited for the colder, darker months ahead haha! That sounds a little bit more grim than I mean it, I just can’t wait for cosy nights in, knit jumpers, coats, lots of hot drinks, and of course, CHRISTMAS!

I remember last year I would shoot an outfit post once a week with Brid before work, which meant a ridiculously early start, an outfit change before work and lugging around another wardrobe with me for the whole day. In the winter there is also the huge struggle that is, having only 6/7 hours of daylight in the day. This year I have so much more freedom and I plan on taking full advantage 🙂 I’m no longer living the double life of blogger/ office worker. I’m full time Louise now haha!

I shot this look in one of my favourite places to shoot – Trinity. I’m wearing a new Irish jewellery brand called New Romantic. It was founded by two Irish women who understand the beauty in simplicity. These delicate pieces are classic, feminine and striking without being overpowering – exactly what I look for in jewellery. They have a new shop on Drury Street in Dublin and can also be purchased online on newromanticjewellery.com – the perfect Christmas present if you ask me 🙂 See below for a link to all the pieces I’m wearing!

I love styling up looks and putting them together with some words here on my blog, it’s a nice way of showing my style at that moment in time but also is a little collection of memories for me. There’s always some funny back story to the shoot. Here are some that stand out to me: Continue Reading…

Fashion

50 Wedding Guest Dresses for Winter

October 4, 2017

Hi there,

Now that the summer weddings are over, those winter weddings are creeping up and with the huge choice there is online, I know it can be tough to narrow it down.

I’ve picked 50 of my favourites dresses online at the moment that would be perfect for any guests of weddings. They are nearly all under the €100 mark too!

There’s lots of colour (which is nice to see coming into winter), great shapes, and of course, lots of lace!

Pair any of these dresses with a beautiful winter coat and you are ready to go 🙂

Happy Shopping!!

Louise x

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Fashion, Travel

New York Dreaming

September 22, 2017

Hi guys,

Two weeks on I am still dreaming of NYFW. What a weekend, and what an experience it was. I already can’t wait to go back for my next Fashion Week, bringing with me everything I learnt this time – it’s sure to be even better!

As promised, here are more shots of my favourite look from fashion week. It was fun, sophisticated and classic – everything I wanted from my fashion week outfits. The best part is that this whole look, head to toe, is from H&M. How amazing is this jacket? And the top? And the trousers? Ok you get the jist, it was my favourite look! Continue Reading…

Fashion, Travel

Fashion Week Tips

September 21, 2017


 Hi guys,

I hope you are all having a good week. I’m finally getting around to posting this look from NYFW (much later than expected).

If you follow me I’m sure you’ve probably noticed how crazy busy this month has been. Between Lisbon, New York and London I’ve had an amazing September and time is just flying by. The madness hasn’t quite ended yet, and I’m not complaining haha. Next week I’ll be heading to Ibiza with Kevin Murphy for two days to celebrate the launch of the BEDROOM.HAIR spray, so I’m taking this weekend to recharge my batteries.

I shot this look on my last day of fashion week, before my last show – John Paul Ataker, where I saw Taylor Hill and Karlie Kloss walk. Even though I was tired after a busy few days, I was on an absolute high and left the city feeling really inspired and motivated. I’m so glad I did NYFW this year, as last minute as it was, it all fell together so well and it honestly wasn’t a bit stressful.

Here are some tips for anyone thinking of going to a Fashion Week: Continue Reading…

Lifestyle

Moments of pleasure (Brought to you by Magnum)

September 16, 2017

Hi guys,

I hope you are all having a good week/ weekend. I’m so excited to share this post with you – Cooper has finally made an appearance on the blog!!! I can’t believe we’ve had him 4 months and he’s only making an appearance now! How CUTE is he!!! I think I may have to get him in all my blog shoots from now on haha.

As you can see from the smile on my face in all of these photos I loved shooting this, spending time on the couch with my puppy and eating ice-cream – what’s not to love! It’s something I didn’t do enough of until recently. Right before I finished my job, I was so busy and stressed that it killed me just to take some downtime. But it was something I so badly needed. Now I am two months into working for myself full time, and although I’m just as, if not more, busy I have gotten better at managing my time and knowing when you take a break.

We’re all so familiar with the term FOMO (i.e the fear of missing out) but I think we should consider the JOMO – the joy of missing out sometimes. There is nothing wrong with having a little bit more me time, or time to spend with your family and friends (and puppy in my case). Burning out is so common these days, you need to take the odd day/night to yourself. Switch on a rom-com, crack open a tub of Magnum ice-cream and enjoy some quiet time with Cooper (although don’t worry he didn’t actually get any of my Magnum ice-cream haha)! Continue Reading…