I know this post may seem a little late to some of you given that it’s about sandals and we are well and truly into Autumn now. But let me explain why. This Summer was all about the Pom Pom sandal, if you were going anywhere sunny they were a must have accessory, but I only managed to get my hands on a pair recently, hence my delay.
I’ve been very lucky this year to have been on some great trips, but as many of you know, my biggest trip of all is coming up in just a few week’s time and therefore I have spent the last two months or so trying to get my hands on the perfect pair of Pom Pom sandals for my trip. Finally I found them!
Back in June I spotted this very cute, colourful pair in River Island and loved them, but when I went to buy them they were sold out everywhere in my size. All over Ireland in stores and online – I even tried the UK stores but nothing. Nada. So reluctantly I had to admit defeat, believe it was not meant to be, and start looking elsewhere. But much to my dismay, none of the ones I could find were anywhere near as nice as these, or if they were, they were WAY out of my price range. Don’t you just hate when that happens?
I had all but given up until a few weeks back, when I decided to do one last search, a final desperate attempt to fill a longing, when low and behold out of nowhere, they appeared back on the River Island website. What?! I don’t know how it happened, maybe they had extra stock lying around somewhere, or the Pom Pom gods were just being extra kind that day, who frickin’ knows. But all I know is I bought them, they arrived, and I am thrilled!
They are just so gorgeous, super comfortable, and I can’t wait to start pairing them with all my travelling outfits as soon as we get to Bali. I just love it when a plan comes together!
It’s been a while since I’ve written a wedding related post, but as I got married in Winter, lately I can’t help but trawl through Pinterest looking at all the beautiful Summer wedding pictures. There are so many things you can do for your wedding especially in Summer, and in ways I wish I could do it all over again.
Wouldn’t that be amazing? If you could have a wedding for every season? I easily have enough ideas, pictures, inspiration, and places in my mind that would allow me to do so. Of course I’d need to win the lotto first, and I’m not sure I could convince Dave to have another three weddings to capture Spring, Summer and Autumn. A ridiculous bridal dream I know!
Instead however, today I’ve decided to put together some of my favourite Summer wedding ideas from pictures and inspiration I’ve come across on Pinterest. If you’re getting married soon – I’m totally jealous! Joking. But maybe this will help inspire some thoughts and ideas for your big day.
Or if you’re already married like me but still love talking weddings, swooning over flowers, deliberating over colour themes, coming up with great favour or accessory ideas, then this post is for you!
Although I absolutely loved my wedding and wouldn’t change a thing, I always still find myself saying ‘oh I wish I did that‘, or ‘that would have been so much fun’ when I come across new ideas on Pinterest. I think most brides feel like that after their wedding.
Perhaps the moral of the story is to stop looking at wedding inspiration once you’re wedding is over, but alas, I just can’t help myself.
*None of these photos are my own and have been borrowed from Pinterest for the purposes of this post. If you’d like to see what I’m pinning or want to come follow me then simply click here!
If you’re like me then you’ll love picking up a bargain or two in the Summer sales. I find it so hard to resist having a nosey around the shops at this time of year, especially when I want to invest in a few statement items. However, I’m really not one for trawling through sales racks so once the sales start, it’s online shopping time for me.
I love a good sale for picking up some staple wardrobe items, or a few statement or designer pieces that might otherwise have been out of my price range. If you get in early enough, there are some real gems to be found. For example, I recently bought a pair of Prada white leather trainers that were reduced by 50% in Brown Thomas, and while I normally wouldn’t have paid that kind of money for a pair of trainers, the half price tag meant I didn’t have to think twice!
A good bargain literally fills me with glee and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one this happens to. So in the interest of spreading some bargain buy love, I’ve picked out my Top Ten Picks from this year’s summer sales to share with you all. What’s even better? You can buy them all online!
So there you go, my favourite bargains from this year’s summer sales that are still available to buy. What are you waiting for?!
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve done a Fridaygram post, the last of which was an Ibiza Fridaygram, so needless to say I’ve had a pretty busy few weeks. In between Ibiza and now Rome, I was also in London for a weekend break so there’s been lots going on. And when there’s lots going on, that means there’s lots of photos too.
Not only has it been a busy few weeks but the weather has also been amazing, I don’t know about you but I just love this time of year. They say you’re at your best in the season you were born in, and as I am a summer baby, then maybe that’s why I love it so much. Or maybe because sunny days are just more fun!
We were due to arrive in Rome last night but unfortunately we had a personal emergency and had to change our flights. Thankfully, all is okay now and we managed to get out on the first flight this morning but that means I don’t have any Rome pictures to show you just yet. I promise they will follow, but for now, here’s a look back at what’s been going on over on my Instagram for the past two weeks…
Happy Friday! And don’t forget, if you’re on Instagram then please come follow me over there too.
Summer is the time for pedicures, colourful toes and of course, fabulous sandals. I don’t know about you, but when summer and warmer weather comes, I love the freedom of wearing pretty sandals and not having to keep my feet covered all the time.
As many of you know, I’m just back from Ibiza and whilst holiday shopping over the past month or two, have noticed so many great sandals styles in the shops. From Gladiator, to T-Bar, to Rope-Tie, the options are endless.
Unfortunately I cant afford to buy them all myself, so instead I decided to put together a list of my favourites so that maybe one of my lovely readers can buy them instead!
Just looking at them I want to buy them all… If only! But unfortunately I’ll have to abstain for now. I might treat myself to a pair later in the summer but for the time being I will just have to admire the gorgeousness from afar.
I know I may have mentioned it once or twice already but, I’m off to Ibiza on Thursday, yippeee! As you can tell I’m very excited, mainly because I’ve never been to Ibiza before, but also because I can’t wait for a bit of sunshine and to spend a few days away with my siblings. It’s been forever since we’ve done something like this so I’m really looking forward to it.
Anyway, if you read my post on Boho Holiday Outfits last week, you’ll know that the theme for the weekend is Boho Chic. Why a theme I hear you ask?! Well one of my sisters is celebrating her birthday over there so we’ve got lots of great events and parties lined up which in turn means lots of great outfits have to be planned.
My outfits are slowly starting to come together, thankfully made easier by the fact that there are just such great things in the shops at the moment. From accessories, to sandals, to dresses, even to fab holiday makeup, I had to drag myself away from so many things I wanted to buy.
That’s not to say that I won’t buy them at some stage though, every girl needs a wish list in my opinion so here’s a look at what’s on my summer wish list, and my Top 12 Holiday Buys for this summer…
So there you go, just some of the things I’m lusting after this holiday season. Now all I need is to get bikini ready so I can wear and buy them. While that’s not going to happen for my Ibiza trip given it’s only two days away, I’m keeping them on my list for a holiday coming up later in the year.
Also, if you’re a complete social media addict like me then you might be interested in this fab Ban.do back up phone charger I recently bought from one of my favourite online shops, Hippenings.com. It’s the perfect summer accessory if you plan on being snap-happy on holiday just like me!
It’s Friday, most people’s favourite day of the week, and definitely mine. As you’ll know if you’ve been following my blog, I’ve been going through a bit of a difficult patch of late but I’m happy to say that the clouds are finally lifting.
It’s been hard to stay positive, it’s never easy being cheerful and optimistic all the time when things are tough, but I got through it. I’ve no idea what the future holds, which is exciting and scary in equal measure, but I’m embracing the change and looking forward to new adventures.
The news that I haven’t been able to share up to now, is that I’m going to be finishing up my job at the end of June – giant EEEK! I’m going to take a few months off to write and blog, and dedicate more time to doing the things I love. And while I’ll be on the hunt for a new job throughout, the prospect of having a summer to myself is simply thrilling.
It’s been years since I took some time off, it’s a rare thing in this busy world we live in, so needless to say I’m very excited. And what’s more, I’m off to Ibiza next week for a long weekend and I can’t wait to feel the sun on my face, sip cocktails by the sunset and kick off the summer and new adventures in style.
The older I get the more aware I become of time; the time we have to live carefree, the time we have to do the things we want to do, the time we have to live. And I just want to make the best possible use of that time before Dave and I do the other things we want to do like buy a house and have a family.
Finally it’s starting to feel like summer is on its way to Dublin. While it’s still pretty cold outside, the sun has been shining for the past few days and that is just glorious.
I don’t know about you but the sun just puts me in such a good mood. I’m a summer baby, I was born in summer and I read once that the season you are born in is the season when you are at your best. And for me that’s so true.
As I mentioned the other day, I’ve had a pretty tough week, there’s been a lot going on recently and I’ve been pretty stressed out over the past few days but I’m hoping that now summer is finally on its way, I will go back to being my best.
I started back running this morning for the first time in a long time and though it was super tough, I felt so good afterwards. Your frame of mind has so much to do with how you feel every day and I need to just snap out of this rut I’ve been in and start getting back to myself.
So for today I’m going to enjoy the sunshine and focus on all the good in my life. I hope the sun is shining where you are today, and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend.
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.