2017 a Year in Review 

2017 was definitely the year of change for me! I finished college, moved city and started a new job. I wanted to see how far I’ve come this year by doing a small look back …   I started off the year in Galway.. Before spending months on end in the library … With some balls in…

Are Luxury Brands Thriving or Simply Surviving?

Currently, luxury brands are experiencing high levels of growth. Yet these brands have faced more challenges then budget brands in the last few years, especially during the economic crash and subsequent austerity measures. So how are luxury brands coping with this? Many have turned to experiential marketing and built up their online experience to ensure their…

Christmas Party Looks

 Happy December! ‘Tis the season for Christmas parties.  This is the only time of the year where I can throw on as many sequins as I want and no one will judge me. This is the perfect time to buy occasion wear because a lot of places are having sales at the moment. You’ll see a few jumpsuits in…

My Black Friday Top Picks

Everyone is sharing black Friday code blog posts today, so I thought I’d mix it up and show you my favourite picks from the different sites. A few people asked me if I was heading into the shops tomorrow seen as I live in the States now. I’d only go in there if I had…

Christmas in New York City

Everyone looks at me with a strange side eye look when I tell them I’m not coming home for Christmas. Surely I must be crazy? Doesn’t everyone try and make their way home at Christmas time? Well not if you’re broke from living in New York City and not if you feel like home has…

Weekend in NY 

This weekend was full of all of my favourite things – shopping, seeing friends, eating and feeling inspired.  On Saturday I went to the Louis Vuitton Volez Voguez Voyagez exhibition – a free exhibit in downtown NY. Oliver Saillard curated the event which traces the adventure of the Maison Louis Vuitton from 1854 – through…

Blue Velvet Trend

Now we are officially in autumn and the temperature has dropped in New York all I want to wear are warm cosy clothes, and what fabric is cosier than velvet? This deep blue velvet trend is one of my favourites that I’ve seen for a few seasons- not sure how practical it is for rainy Ireland though!…

Apartment hunting in New York 

Apartment hunting in New York is a nightmare- there is no easy way to say it. Moving to New York sounds glamorous but deciding which apartment is least likely to get a rodent infestation is the reality. If you find somewhere that seems perfect, more often than not it isn’t. That being said I’ve managed…

Leaving home 

So the time has finally come, as I publish this post I’m sitting in the airport nervous but excited for my next adventure.  So for those of you who haven’t heard me shout about it in the last few months, I’ve officially moving to New York for the next two years.  Waving goodbye to my…

Transitional Pieces: The Boyfriend Blazer

I recently found Emma Hill’s Instagram and Youtube channel and it really made me fall back in love with the boyfriend blazer. It is the perfect item to wear right now as it’s not quite cold enough for the heavy jacket (yet) but gone are the days when you can leave the house in just…

AW’17 Trend Report

Back in March, the major designers showcased their A/W collections at fashion shows around the world. Now as Autumn and Winter nears we can have an in-depth look at these trends and how we will apply them to our wardrobe. As always knitwear was at the forefront of many collections except this season we are seeing…

Recent Zara Purchases

I was so happy when I realised the Zara sale was coming to an end, was it just me or did that summer sale feel as if it went on for months? Finally, the new A/W ’17 stock is coming in and I have already gotten my hands on a few items. Just click on…