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January 2018


20% off My Top Picks

January 31, 2018

Hello there,

If you’ve been following me on Snapchat (lou1409) and Instagram you’ll know I am your woman for the discounts this month. I have literally shopped my way through the longest month of the year. I’m so excited for the Spring/ Summer days ahead and my wardrobe is ready haha!

I have 20% off everything except sale on for the next few weeks. The code is COONEY20. was probably my best online shopping find of 2017. It’s one of the first places I check now when I’m looking for something cool and a bit different. It’s got some nice brands on there too – Calvin Klein, Steve Madden, Levis… and it’s not crazy expensive.

Below are my top picks on the website at the moment to help you with your shopping 🙂

Lou x Continue Reading…

Fashion, On My Mind

My Promises (as a Blogger) for 2018

January 28, 2018

Hi guys,

What a week this one was! It was literally a dream come true. You may have seen on my social media I was flown to Paris with Armani to launch their new Si perfume – Si Passione. You can see my full vlog of the trip here! I’m still getting my head around it. I just can’t believe I got such an amazing opportunity.

I was a part of a really cool shoot with 15 other amazing bloggers from around the world including @songofstyle, @queenofjetlags and @marianna_hewitt. I love their photos, blogs, and YouTube videos so much so it was just amazing to meet them. Every time I meet people I look up to, or get cool opportunities I always leave feeling so inspired. I was the same after the Dorothy Perkins shoot in London last week, and honestly I’ve never needed some inspiration and motivation more. Continue Reading…

On My Mind

On My Mind: Homelessness in Ireland

January 26, 2018

Hey guys,

So this week I’m going to talk about something that is a little bit different for my blog. If you come here for fashion and travel – don’t leave yet. I promise what you’ll read here will open your eyes and your heart to things that are much more important. I know I’m lucky to have this blog and to have such lovely people reading it. I want to take the opportunity to divert your eyes from fashion and matieral things every now and again, and to raise awareness about things that are more worthy.

Why This Topic?

Tonight, I’m judging the Battle of the Bands competition in the Limerick Institute of Technology in aid of Focus Ireland with a particular focus on Youth Housing (watch this video to get a better idea). Focus Ireland provides services for homeless people. It is the largest national voluntary association in Ireland. If you watched my Vlogmas, you’ll know that before Christmas, on one of the colder nights, I swapped a date night at the cinema for a night helping the homeless. I didn’t share it on social media, mainly because I didn’t want people to think I was doing it for a pat on the back. But on second thought, we should be proud to share these things. Even more so than the other great parts of our lives we show on Instagram everyday. Anyway, we walked around Dublin City Centre for 2 hours giving hats, scarves and gloves and offering teas and coffees. There was other people out helping that night too – but anyone we helped appreciated it so much. They were so friendly, and kind to everyone. I just wanted to do something good that might help those people sleeping rough – but I can’t explain how much my eyes were opened, I feel like I gained more than they did, which definitely wasn’t my intention. I was reminded how lucky I am to have a home and how many kind people there are in the world – no matter what their situation is. Continue Reading…


The Best Online Shops

January 23, 2018

I know how hard it can be when you are online shopping for an important occasion and you just can’t find what you’re looking for. You’re wracking your brain trying to think of where else you could try – trust me, I’ve been there!

I wanted to make all of your lives (and mine) that little bit easier by listing my top online shops in one place, so the next time we’re in the mood for a bit of online browsing we know where exactly to go 🙂

I’m going to keep adding to this list, and am determined to keep it up to date.

If I’m missing any of your favourites please do let me know 🙂

Lou x

My Top Online Shops:


My go-to online shop for nearly every occasion. They stock over 80,000 branded and own-brand products online. They have gorgeous casual day-time pieces, and amazing cocktail & evening dresses for special occasions. I try to check in on the ‘New In’ section once a week to keep up to date. What I love most about ASOS is their fast and reliable delivery service, as well as how easy it is to return products! It is also a really smooth website and mobile app which leads to me wondering if they are using the best ecommerce platform. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are!

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3 Big Trends for Spring

January 21, 2018

Hey guys,

Happy Sunday. I hope you all had a lovely, relaxing weekend. We need them in January after all of the madness at Christmas.

I was home in Limerick this weekend, and spent a lot of time browsing the online shops. You may have seen I posted a few discounts on my Snapchat (username: lou1409). I also started my outfit planning for Coachella which is very exciting!!! I’m looking far and wide (and starting months early) to put together 3 fab outfits I will absolutely adore for the festival. I also think it’ll be a good motivation to get back on the healthy bandwagon I’ve been trying to jump on.

For the moment, we are stuck in the midst of wet, cold January – but that hasn’t stopped me shopping for spring. This outfit is, for me, spring in a look. It shows 3 major trends: 1. Slogan Tee/Jumpers, 2. Cord skirts and 3. Coloured Baker Boy hats.  Continue Reading…


Shopping: 100 Occasion-wear Dresses

January 20, 2018

Hi guys,

Lots of you have been in touch over the last while looking for occasion-wear recommendations. There seems to be a lot of ball, weddings and events coming up. I put together a selection of 100 my favourite dresses (full length and midi mainly) online at the moment so hopefully this will help you on your hunt.

Also, there are a few discounts that might be useful for you this week:

Missguided 30% off with code LOUISE30
Lavish Alice 70% off
River Island 20% off with Grazia Magazine, the code is GRAZIAJAN18
Nastygal 20% off with code SCORE20

Other shops to try not listed here:

The Ivory Closet (Buy & Rentals)
Starla Dresses (Buy & Rentals)
Label Twenty
Cari’s Closet
C/MEO Collective

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