Monthly Archives

February 2019

Fashion

Spring/Summer Occasion Dresses

February 27, 2019

Hi guys,

Hope you are all having a good week. The weather is amazing!! It has put me in great form and I hope you all got a chance to enjoy it.

The good weather has got me very excited for summer and all the occasions that come with it. So whatever the occasion you are looking forward to, I hope you find a dress that you love below!

Chat soon,

Louise x

*This post contains affiliate links meaning I can make a small % commission if sales are made as a result of this post. It does not affect the price of the item

Lifestyle, Travel

A Weekend in Mallorca with Toyota

February 25, 2019

Hi guys

I’m just back from a great weekend in Mallorca with my best friend Dearbhla and Toyota. They invited us over to test drive the new Corolla Hatchback Hybrid car and to explore the island in it!

I have to say, before the trip I would have thought a Corolla was an older persons car and not the most stylish/ sleek car out there – but I have to hold my hands up and say with the new design, Toyota have definitely proved me wrong.

We arrived on Friday and picked up our car from the airport – I was instantly impressed by the gorgeous style, shape and colour of the car. This for me would be a huge factor in choosing a car. I also love a car that is a good size for getting around a city. I’m in and out of Dublin City Centre nearly every day for different meetings and events, so I need a car that’s an appropriate size & is easy to park (but I also look for a car with 5 doors, as 3 doors can just be a pain!) and I have to say the Corolla Hatchback really did tick all of these boxes. I’ve been looking at cars for a while on websites like allcarleasing.co.uk to try and find the perfect model for me, but I was really impressed by the appearance of the Toyota before I had even driven it!

I was the designated driver for the weekend which I was very excited about as it was my first time driving a hybrid car and my first time driving on the right hand side of the road.

From Palma airport, we took the scenic route to our hotel – the Park Hyatt Mallorca which was located on the other side of the island. It’s a beautiful island and You can easily buy a villa in Alcudia which we drove through. I’m pretty tempted to get a villa out here after our visit since I loved it so much. It gave me a chance to get familiar with the car and how it felt to drive. It also gave me a chance to get used to driving on the right hand side of the road and to get used to all of the roundabouts haha (there was a lot of them!) The Corolla Hybrid Hatchback is automatic so very easy to drive (I definitely would have conked a few times if it wasn’t) – it has a heads up display with a great GPS system. This was my lifeline for the weekend. If you wanted to get one, considering a PCP agreement might be a good idea. If you want to learn more about it check out Money Expert. They have some great information that’ll help you make the right decision for you.

On Saturday we head for some paddle boarding lessons in Port de Pollenca – I had been here once before 15 years ago on my first ever family holiday to Spain! It was so cool to be back. We got a gorgeous tapas style lunch in Tolo’s and then visited the old castle town of Bellver a successful day of exploring and a lot of time spent in the car.

I learnt it has lots of amazing features, some of my personal favourites are:

  • the rear view reserving camera
  • The USB for Charging your phone
  • Bluetooth

One other important thing to mention is as it’s a hybrid car it’s very quiet and smooth to drive – it has a petrol engine but an electric motor that self charges each time you slow down / stop the car which means you never have to plug it in – so handy! As it’s half electric it also means you’re not always burning petrol, like you are in regular cars, so it’s much more fuel Effecient (aka you don’t have to fill up your tank as often… aka you save money!)

Sunday we just hung out at our hotel, which I have to say was probably the nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed at, before heading back for the airport for our flight home.

I can’t thank Toyota enough for having me on this trip, it was amazing to get some winter sun with my best friend and also to get the opportunity to test drive the Corolla in Mallorca (at a quiet time of year, which made for a v relaxing driving experience. The roads are actually surprisingly good in Mallorca too for such a small island!)

I’m excited to see more of the Toyota hybrids on Irish roads over the coming months, they are very reasonably priced starting at €207 a month & you can learn more about ordering one here.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post & that you found it helpful if you are on the look out for a new car,

Lou xx

A big thank you to Toyota for inviting me on this trip & for partnering with me on this post 🙂

Fashion

Classic Camel

February 25, 2019

Hi guys,

I am back today with a blog post on one of my most worn pieces in my wardrobe: the camel coat. Last year, I invested in a Stella McCartney coat and it was one of the best investment pieces I have ever bought! I get so much wear out of it! You don’t have to look far on my instagram to see it! It goes with almost everything, can be worn day-to-night and is a great transitional piece to have in your wardrobe.

Here are some of my favourite ways that I have worn my coat.

Below are my favourite camel coats online at the moment. I hope you get as much wear out of yours as I do out of mine!

Chat soon,

Louise x

*This post contains affiliate links meaning I can make a small % commission if sales are made as a result of this post. It does not affect the price of the item

Fashion

London Fashion Week 2018

February 21, 2019
Zara blazer & trousers, Nastygal Runners, Topshop Bag, Rayban sunglasses
Paul Costelloe Blazer, Pretty Little Thing Belt, Nastygal Runners, Topshop Bag
Photos by Eoin Greally
Coat by Stella McCartney, Top by Aoife McNamara, Jeans by Nastygal, Shoes are ASOS, Necklaces are H&M and Bag is Chanel
Full outfit by Aoife McNamara

Hi guys,

I’m just back from London Fashion Week where I spent 2 days running around to different shows and presentations – it was so much fun to experience it again (my first time back in 2 years) and putting outfits together was my favourite part. As always haha!

I went to the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show on day 1 and that was absolutely amazing. I wore a camel blazer and trousers to this, accessories with my Topshop chain bag and Nastygal chunky runners.

Day 2 I went to the Paul Costelloe show where I wore a pink Paul Costelloe Blazer & Aoife McNamara skirt paired with chunky runners and a mini Topshop bag.

After this I changed into something a little more casual pairing an Aoife McNamara top with jeans and heels & throwing my hair into a top knot 🙂

All the other details of what I got up to and what I saw are included in my vlog (and links to the outfits too) so check that out if you want more details on the trip,

I feel so inspired my short but sweet LFW trip and am already looking forward to my next fashion week,

Back soon with more fashion posts,

Lou xxx

Fashion

The ‘It’ Skirt

February 18, 2019

Hi guys,

I am back today talking about a trend we have seen all over instagram- the slip skirt! I love these skirts as they are super versatile. They look equally good styled with a chunky knit and runners as they do with heels and a dressy top. They are flattering and comfy but still very much on trend!

Below I have picked out my favourite slip skirts online at the moment. I hope you enjoyed this blog post and took some inspiration from it 🙂

Chat soon,

Louise x 

*This post contains affiliate links meaning I can make a small % commission if sales are made as a result of this post. It does not affect the price of the item

Fashion

New Season Activewear

February 6, 2019

Hi guys,

Hope you have had a good week. It has been freezing!! Although I love the gym I am finding it hard to be motivated in the cold weather.

If you are like me and new gym gear motivates you then look below for some great options online. I think it is worth investing in gym gear as you can really feel the quality and it will make sure you are comfortable.

New pieces into your gym gear wardrobe will keep you motivated beyond January! Littlewoods is another great place to get activewear along with Victoria Secret.

I hope you find something below that will keep you on the fitness track. You definitely deserve some treats for putting in the work!

Chat soon,

Louise x

*This post contains affiliate links meaning I can make a small % commission if sales are made as a result of this post. It does not affect the price of the item