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November 2016

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Christmas Gift Guide for Her

November 29, 2016

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Hi everyone,

It’s hard to believe but by the end of the week Decemeber will have come around so the time to start planning Christmas presents is now. I personally love present shopping but I know sometimes coming up with ideas can be difficult. I have put together a gift guide from one of my favourite Irish websites My Shining Armour – they carry the most beautiful stationary, jewellery and interior pieces that would leave anyone unwrapping happy 🙂

See my picks below 🙂 I hope it helps with the beginning of shopping season,

Lou x

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Marble Selotape Dispenser / Marble Stapler / Marble Pencil Holder / Marble Desk Tray

These marble desk pieces speak for themselves – how PRETTY are they?!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Marble Stapler / Marble Pencil Holder OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Bando 2017 Diary / Alphabet “L” Mug / “L” Candle

An essential purchase at the beginning of any year. A pretty diary with stickers is the ultimate treat at the start of a new year. I know my sisters would love a diary as pretty as this.

Personalised anything is always extra special at Christmas. Here you can see my ‘L’ mug and ‘L’ candle which are both available from MyShiningArmour.com  – these would be the perfect gift for a friend or colleague. Continue Reading…

Fashion

GUESS it’s Christmas

November 28, 2016

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Hey guys,

Happy Monday – it’s another week closer to Christmas this week and it really feels like it today 🙂 I spotted a few Christmas trees on my journey home from the train station yesterday. I’m loving the Christmassy vibes: hot chocolate, fairy lights, christmas music and cosy knits – what’s not to love?

As you know from my last post I was in Belfast for the weekend. It was such a nice break – and I finally got to do some sight-seeing up there. I’ll have a post coming later in the week with the details of what we got up to, where we stayed and all the rest. I’m actually heading back there tomorrow for work for a few days – so I’ll know Belfast like the back of my hand by the weekend haha.

I started my Christmas shopping too (including a flight to Dubai in 2017) 🙂 I plan on doing a little bit more tomorrow in the Cyber Monday sales – but I’m not allowed buy any more clothes! My wardrobe is bursting at the seems after Black FridayContinue Reading…

Fashion

Cleo Roze is Here

November 25, 2016

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Hey guys,

It’s Fridayyyyy! This week was a super busy week – I had a shoot with the Sunday World magazine, a day in Kildare village, 3 blog shoots and work of course… so a little break this weekend is needed. I’m so excited to be heading to Belfast tonight for the weekend with Gerard. We’ll be staying in the new Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast – which looks amazing since it was done up earlier this year. I’ve been to Belfast a few times in the last year for work, but I’ve never had much time to explore the city on my trips up, so we’ve planned to do a little of that this weekend. We’re going to do a Black Taxi Tour and visit the Titanic Museum, as well as the Christmas Markets of course 🙂 With the pound as good as it is you can be sure the Black Friday sales will be hit over the weekend too!

Although it’s Black Friday today, I’ve broken out the Winter Whites for this blog post. You might remember in August I was part of a shoot for a new Irish jewellery brand ‘Cleo Roze’ – I’m so excited they have just launched and will be sold Nationwide as well as online. Check out the webiste here. They are stunning necklaces with interchangeable pendants. Continue Reading…

Fashion, Lifestyle

The Ultimate List of Black Friday Deals

November 24, 2016

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Hi everyone,

It’s hard to believe it’s that time again! The best shopping weekend of the year has arrived and I thought I would make your lives easier (and mine a lot harder) by compiling all of the sale codes in one place. As well as some of my top picks from the sales. Just incase we needed another reason to shop on these cold winter nights 😉

Happy Shopping!

ACCESSORIZE 

ALL SAINTS

  • 30% off with code: CYBER
  • Shop here

ARNOTTS

  • 20% off almost everything
  • Shop here

ASOS

  • 20% off with code GOGOGO
  • Shop here

BOOHOO.COM

  • Up to 50% off (no code)
  • Shop here

BROWN THOMAS

  • 20% off almost everything
  • Shop here

Continue Reading…

Fashion

A Few Shades of Grey

November 21, 2016

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Hey guys,

I hope you all had a nice weekend. Another week, another new look on the blog. I shot this look last week – rest assured I don’t look like this today. Monday mornings are not my favourite haha, and this one is particularly busy.

I guess that is the beauty (but also a flaw) of social media – you only share what you want to share. It’s my job as a blogger to still post things even when I don’t feel 100% – so just know that days are not always easy and outfits are not always as good as they seem on social media. If you’re having a bad Monday you can be sure you’re not alone, even if everyone you follow seems to be having the time of their lives.

No one’s life is as perfect as their Instagram feed

You never know what someone might be struggling with offline. So if you find yourself ‘checking in’ on people rather than catching up with people just remember nothing beats a good old fashioned catch-up or phone call. And that’s coming from someone who loves social media haha!

Anyway a few words on this look: I’m sporting my new rings from the COMPLIMENTS collection with Dyrberg/Kern. You may have seen I’ve featured these rings on my blog a few times now (here & here) – as you can change the toppers, you can mix and match different colours and shapes making them look like a different set of rings each time you wear them. Continue Reading…

Fashion, Lifestyle

5 Reasons I’m Smiling This Friday

November 18, 2016

Hey guys,

Happy Friday!!! My favourite day of the week 🙂 I thought I’d do some a little different today on the blog and tell you 5 reasons why I’m smiling today!

1. Friday Feeling
I dunno if it’s just me but the Friday feeling is particularly good these days. In the winter the weeks definitely feel longer, the dark mornings and evenings make the week days pretty grim. On the plus side that makes the weekend all the better.

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2. The Festive Season is here
With all the Christmas lights up and on it’s hard not to feel a little bit of excitement for the month ahead. It’s finally time to get brainstorming for your Secret Santa person, watch all of the new Christmas ads and get your Christmas playlist up and running on Spotify (YES, finally!) Continue Reading…