Monday, 11 December 2017

Cosy winter vibes....

Happy Monday everyone! How fast December is going by, nearly half way through and 14 days to the big event!! I really need to get a handle on the old Christmas shopping this week and we are also in the middle of a rather cold snap. All the layers needed today! I have to say though, I much prefer this cold weather to high winds and rain!
Here are a few beautiful winter inspirational photos I love....







I hope you all have a good week ahead!

Take Care,

Anne xx

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Black Friday: Hassle free International Shopping with AddressPal

And just like that, it's Black Friday week again! Where did this year go...we still can't believe it's November already! 

There's nothing like the word 'Sale' to spark frenzied excitement and an uncontrollable urge to shop! Our inboxes and social feeds are lighting up with offers, so if you're hoping to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, or just to treat yourself to something nice, then this is the ultimate weekend to do it! 

The sales are already in full swing Stateside and we couldn't resist a peek! Black Friday, as we all know, originated in the US and it's marketed on another scale entirely over there. 
If you're lucky, you can even bag some big bargains on investment designer pieces from the likes of Chloe, YSL and Stuart Weitzman. Take a look at some offers from our favourite international sites below...

Shopbop: up to 30% off full price using code MORE17
Click to shop Stuart Weitzman 


Nordstrom: Up to 50% Off

 Shop Badgley Mischka here



Saks: Up to 60% off



JCrew: 40% off full price using code GETGIFTING



But how many times have you fallen head over heels with something or, in my case, trawled the internet in search of specific item; and finally tracked it down on a US website, only to then get to the checkout and discover they don't ship internationally? Devastating! 

That's now a thing of the past thanks to AddressPal by An Post. This genius new service allows you to set up a proxy address in the UK/US, which you can then enter as the delivery address for your order. Simply create an account over on addresspal.anpost.ie and you're only a few clicks away from a whole new world of shopping opportunities! Then just sit back, relax and wait for your new goodies to be delivered to your local post office or right to your own door - hassle free!

I'm most excited about this service in relation to Sephora! I'm fully addicted to their range of sheet masks...and usually rely on friends bringing me back a stash when they are in Spain or France. With AddressPal, I can now stock up until my heart is content...and probably find a whole host other products that I absolutely *need* in the process! There's a different deal every day this week in the run up to Black Friday. As of this evening, it's up to 50% off selected lines! This beautiful Becca Palette has already caught my eye, down to $29 from $45. I'm too excited to see what's in store for Friday already!



Be sure to follow our social channels, where we'll be sharing more top picks and live updates as new deals go live over the whole weekend!

@Lustrous.ie @StylebyLaura @StayingwithStyle


Happy Shopping :)

Laura
xx



*Post in collaboration with AddressPal by An Post

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Wrap up cosy....




Now that it's November, and there is a distinct chill in the air, its time to don all the layers and keep cosy and warm.I'm totally in my element on a dry crisp
 day, as a chunky knit and soft scarf are my go to winter pieces! 

Here are a few styles and some inspiration I'm loving this season....


Grey cable chunky cardi from New Look 

I always tend to size up when buying cardigans as I love the oversized look!



A beautiful spiced orange knit from Marks&Spencer.... A simple plain tee or fine merino polo knit and cashmere scarf would look amazing with this!


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As a basic winter wardrobe staple,you can't beat an oversized black polo knit. Wear it dressed up up as an all black outfit with leather boots....so classy!! On more laid back days pair with your favourite jeans for a casual option. 

Penneys and Dunnes are always good for basic chunky knits.



Hope you get a little inspiration here to start the winter layering!

Have a great weekend ahead everyone:)
Anne xx


Thursday, 28 September 2017

Autumnal Vibes....


Hello! Hope everyone is keeping well and enjoying these early autumn days! I always look forward to this season, not that I don't like summer and sunshine, I do but I always feel an extra air of excitement when late September arrives.

 Here are a few favourite images that sum up this time of year perfectly...


Lazy nights in on the couch with a cozy throw or two!


You can't beat an extra large mug of hot chocolate on a cool crisp afternoon....


Planting seasonal heathers in tubs for a nice show of colour, and I'm just weak for pumpkins of all shapes and sizes...


A bit of home baking is always good for the soul, and I think there is nothing better than walking into the kitchen and getting that fresh aroma of cake in the oven. I actually won't get to bake in mine for a few weeks as we are currently renovating our back living area! 
The photo above is of my mum's apple crumble tray bake which we love.

On a finishing note, Laura is off in Bali on holidays having a fab time! I'm sure she will have some gorgeous photos to share here on the blo when she is back! Such a beautiful relaxing corner of the world!!

Take Care:)

Anne xx