This day next week I’m heading off to Ibiza for five days for my sisters birthday. I’ve never been to Ibiza before so naturally I’m very excited, and the fact that we’re going with my siblings, partners and friends makes it all the more exciting.
There will be lots of events going on over the weekend from sunset drinks to pool parties, to dancing the night away so I’ll need lots of nice outfits to wear but I’ve yet to decide on what they are going to be.
When I began my holiday shopping a few weeks back, summer maxi dresses, florals and Boho vibes greeted me in almost every store which was perfect as the theme for our party weekend is Boho Chic. The only problem is, I’m not exactly what you would call bikini ready. I’ve got a good bit of weight to lose, and although that’s the story of my life, I’m so tired of walking into my favourite shops and walking back out empty handed because nothing fits me properly.
I know I’m not the only one that struggles with my weight, it’s like a never-ending up hill battle, and if I’m honest, I’m dreading wearing scantly clad clothing and showing off my arms and legs. But I’m going to try put all of that to the back of my mind and embrace some of the boho vibes on trend for this summer.
As I’m not too sure where to start with my outfits, I’ve turned to Pinterest as I so often do, for some holiday inspiration. I’ve created a Boho mood board to help me decide what kind of looks I want to go with and this is what I’ve come up with…
Now I have the inspiration – if only I had their bodies too! 🙂
Today is a good day, it’s my Friday, it’s a bank holiday weekend and to make it even better, we’re off to the lovely Castle Durrow for my beautiful friend Lucy’s wedding. And to make it even doubly, doubly better, I’m a bridesmaid, yay!
You may remember a few weeks back, we had a Club Tropicana themed hen for Lucy in the stunning Clonabreany House and now the celebrations will continue for the big day itself.
Obviously as I’m bridesmaid, I can’t reveal anything about our outfits just yet, but over the past month or so in Paris and here, I picked up a few bits for summer and I’ve decided to pull some of them out to wear over the weekend. Here’s a look at some of the things I bought:
- ZARA Printed Blazer €69.95
- H&M Long Denim Shirt €24.99
- H&M Round Sunglasses €9.99
- COS Coral Petal Drape Top €59.00
- COS Blue & White Stripe Belted Sleeveless Top €69.00
- ZARA Nude Embossed Flats €19.95
- ZARA Skinny Jeans €39.95
- ZARA Printed Dress €59.95
We have pre-wedding drinks tonight, the wedding tomorrow, a second day party on Saturday and another friend’s birthday on Sunday, so it’s definitely going to be a weekend full of celebrations with lots of different outfits needed. The only obstacle I now have is that it’s been more like winter in Ireland for the past few weeks, with hailstones and snow are both forecast for this weekend. So all my outfit planning may go out the window, eeek.
But fingers crossed the snow stays away and I get to wear some of my new clothes.
For now, I’m going to love you and leave you so I can finish getting packed and get on the road.
It’s a funny time of year, we’re stuck in that in-between time where the sun is shining and it’s technically Spring, but it’s still freezing outside. Well at least in Dublin it is.
As much as I love my chunky scarves, I’m ready to leave my winter coat behind and embrace my lighter, summer wardrobe full of brighter colours, slip on shoes, no tights, sandals and flowy dresses.
But as there’s no sign of that happening just yet, it was once again a case of skinny jeans, a jumper, and an oversize scarf for today’s outfit. To mix it up though, I added one of my favourite necklaces, this Gorjana gold bar necklace that my hubby bought me for Christmas from Loulerie in Dublin.
I absolutely love this shop, and have bought so many things from them over the years. I have rings and necklaces, I got my wedding earrings there, and even bought my lovely bridesmaids necklaces from them.
A piece of jewellery can completely lift an outfit and I’m a sucker for a good neckpiece as I may have mentioned one (or ten) times before! So until warmer weather arrives, it’s got to be all about the accessories.