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Summer Sale Picks

Warehouse Sunglasses

Well it’s that time of the year when the high street looks to shed some of their load and the summer sales kick off, which unfortunately this year comes at a time when the sun has turned its back on us and the rain is positively torrential. But hey, if you’re a true Irish fashionista, you won’t let weather decide what you wear. Here are some picks from this season’s bargain trove:

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Topshop Bomber Jacket Was 84, now €42
Mango Sequin Dress Was €39.95, now €24.95
Gorjana Sadie Metallic Leather Bracelet Was €45.48, now €27.29
Dare Tee-Shirt, Topshop Was €34, now €16

Summer Sale PicksMango Red Satin Dress Was €59.95, now €29.95
Gorjana Palm Tree Stud Earrings  Was €35.21, now €16.90
Warehouse Black Tote Bag  Was €50, now €25

Sunglasses shown from Warehouse. Was €21, now €13

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Cannes Festival Queen

Cannes-Film-Festival-2016

So after ten fabulous frock-filled days, the Cannes film festival came to an end yesterday with Ken Loach scooping his second Palme D’Or for his film I, Daniel Blake. There were a few column worthy events this year, like Charlize Theron & Sean Penn’s extremely awkward run-in to promote the Last Face, which was directed by Seany boy and stars his former beau, Charlize, and Bella Hadid’s Alexandre Vauthier daring red silk wrap gown which had Daily Mail photographers rushing to the shops to get fan blowers to see how she likes her bikini waxed. There was however, one undisputed queen of the festival and that was the second-time pregnant and stunning Blake Likely, who was there to promote her two films – Woody Allen’s Cafe Society and her shark-based (?) horror film The Shallows, and fulfil her role as L’Oréal beauty ambassador. From her cute Giambattista Valli mini with contrasting striped heels to the now infamous Vivienne Westwood Cinderella dress, Serena van der Woodsen didn’t put a foot wrong. Here are just a few of her gorgeous looks:

Blake Lively Cannes 2016
Photos courtesey of Getty Images

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5 Dreamy Dresses to take you through Summer

H&M Maxi Dress

Summer is being somewhat cautious in its approach, but last week’s heatwave afternoon gave us a taster of what it could be. So with that in mind, I’ve had a goo around at what the High Street & Online Retailers have to offer and bring some Summery optimism to your wardrobe.

You can go slouchy and stock up on maxi-dresses, for which you will find loads in H&M, Mango, and Penneys, or you can keep it tailored with stylish picks from Topshop and Zara. If you’re want to be on trend, keep it ruflled, and put those shoulders on show, girl!

Bardot Ruffle Dress, Warehouse €51.00

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Wrap Front Blazer Dress, Topshop €89.00

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Floral Maxi Dress, H&M €19.99

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A-Line Cotton Dress, & Other Things €65.00
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Yellow Tube Dress, Zara €59,95
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Photo main maxi dress courtesy of H&M.

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H&M Ireland Now Online

H&M Biker Jacket

After 10 years in Ireland, H&M finally launched their Irish online site. So now, you don’t have to make the trek into town, or have your latest fashion fix sent to your Parcel Motel locker via their UK site. Who knows what the cause of the delay was, but hey it’s finally here, and for a delivery fee of €3.99, it’s now on your doorstep. And sign up for their newsletter, and you get 25% off one item of your choice.  Happy Days! To save you all some time, I’ve picked out some key pieces from the latest arrivals which might just tickle your fancy!

H&M Launches Irish Website

Clockwise from top: Fringed Sandals €19.99, Flared Jeans €19.99, Suede Fringed Bag €29.99, Grey Lyocell top (Conscious Collection) €19.99, Gold Feather Bangle €6.99, Linen Blend Biker Jacket €49.99

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Frill Seeking

Frilling Fashion

What’s the first word that comes into your head when you hear the word frilly? Sorry, what was that, I didn’t quite catch that. Knickers, did you say? Yes, indeedy. Think frilly, think knickers! Well this season, frills are all over the place. Seen on the catwalks of the Gucci, Fendi, and Cavalli fashion shows, granny frills are making a comeback. Now, before you start getting all frill-seeking, beware! Going all-out frilly is a high-risk strategy. Keep it clean, don’t, I repeat don’t, go for the full frilling experience. Toilet roll cover is not the look we’re going for. Frills will create bulk, so wear it with plain trousers, or a straight skirt, and keep accessories simple. The frill may be back, but remember, you can have too much of a good thing!

ITEMS SHOWN:

White ruffle top, Topshop
White floral print frilly skirt, River Island
Navy frill dress by Rare, Topshop
Blue Frill Swimsuit, Penneys (in stores only)
Public Desire Tara Grey Ruffle Heeled Sandals, ASOS

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Fashion Inspiration | The Wearing of the Green

St. Patrick's Day Fashion Ideas

So it’s that time of year again, when we get to show the world just how great we are. Such is our greatness, we even have our own colour! But just because it’s St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, it doesn’t mean you have to deck yourself out in the Carroll’s Spring/Summer 16 collection! Whether you want to go all out, or add just a touch of green, get some inspiration for your Paddy’s Day look with some of these gorgeous sartorial picks in the many shades of green:

LASER CUT MINI-SKIRT BY JOVANNA, TOPSHOP €60.00
Topshop Laser Cut Skirt
AZUNI LONDON GREEN ONYX DROP EARRINGS €45.00Azuni Green Onyx Earrings from Aquaruby.comRIVER ISLAND CREW NECK SPLIT SLEEVE T-SHIRT €25.00River Island Split Sleeve TopTOPSHOP WRAP FRONT BODYCON DRESS €32.00

Topshop Bodycon Dress

RIVER ISLAND GREEN SATCHEL POMPOM BAG €33.00

River Island PomPom Bag