Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Spring Refresh....



A trip to my local lifestyle store Meadows and Byrne this past weekend, inspired me to do a little spring refreshing of my own.

 I think this time of year always invokes a feeling of simplicity and a desire to update and renew the old.


I decided to treat myself to a new candle and hand wash for the utility room. I like to support Irish when I can, and love these Field Day candles. The scent is so refreshing and it has added a lovely touch of spring to my dining room corner.


 An extra special hand wash is always nice to have and this Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme and Mint one from The Handmade Soap company  is absolutely divine.



A few other quick spring updates would be to change out your winter cushions and throws, for  lighter brighter shades, and buy a bunch of fresh flowers for the dining table.

I think Aldi or Lidl are fantastic for cheap and cheerful floral bouquets!! 

Hope you are all having a good week:)
Anne xx

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Coachella is Calling...


In case you missed the exciting newsflash on my Instagram recently, I'm going to Coachella!! 

It's one of those events that I have followed for years but never imagined I would be going to myself! Tickets are extremely hard to secure -  but we decided last year that 2018 was the year we would try. After much preparations and strategising, myself and six of my nearest and dearest friends bagged ours a couple of weeks ago and we are all California bound in April!  The excitement is too much and it all still feels a bit surreal...

Of course Coachella is primarily about the music but it's also a fashion lovers playground! Kicking off festival season in serious style, the key summer trends are often seen here first. Of course my mind is now in overdrive about what to wear and it got me thinking about personal style and trends.

Coachella is known for being a little OTT and flicking through previous years style snaps, some people really take it to the extreme. Some look amazing and as with all matters of personal taste, some looks are questionable! 



With so much hype surrounding the perennial 'what to wear to Coachella' question, it can be hard not to get caught up in the style of all these festival goers who look incredible! I can tell you now that I won't be adopting the typical festival uniform of bralets, hot pants and see through dresses! There's no way I would pull it off and it would feel completely alien, as these are pieces I would never wear in reality.

Style is all about wearing what you feel comfortable and confident in and by all means if it's the above, then that's fair enough! The important thing is not get swayed by trends or feel under pressure to fit in with a certain "look" that's just not you. What's the point in splashing out hundreds of euro on pieces you won't wear again - not to mention the thoughts of feeling uncomfortable in the height of that desert heat!



There's often talk of how you "should" dress for certain occasions but at the end of the day, it's down to personal taste. Those who look most comfortable in their own skin are the ones who will ultimately shine. Personally, I think dressing for yourself and wearing what makes YOU happy is the only piece of style advice you really need to follow :)

I'll keep you all posted on my looks and how I'm curating them over the coming weeks. The countdown is officially on!

Laura 
xx


*Disclaimer: I know these photos aren't Coachella related but they are representative of my own personal style!!

Coat: Benetton
Photography: @anthonyobb

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Sale Alert!



If the miserable weather isn't reason enough to start prepping for a new season, a discount code sure is! We need something to look forward to after all :) River Island never fail with their 20% off gems, which always seem to come around at just the right time. It's the perfect opportunity to line up your Spring staples and cure those January blues. To spark a little shopping inspiration, we've selected 5 key pieces here today...




A chunky knit because a) it's going to be cold for many weeks to come and b) a pop of colour will make it much more bearable! Staples like jeans and a trench coat are timeless wardrobe heroes - these are pieces worth investing in while the discount is running. The sandals would see you through many a summer occasion and the chunky heel looks super comfy too. And finally this dress....we were sold on it when we spotted the gorgeous Aoibhin Garrihy sporting it last weekend - just fab!


The code is GRAZIAJAN18 (pick up a voucher in Grazia magazine if shopping in-store) and it's valid until Monday 22nd January

Happy Shopping!

Laura
xx

Monday, 15 January 2018

Blush Beauties




Hi everyone! 
So it may be Blue Monday but around here, we like to put a pink touch on everything...

Blush is back for Spring...but did it ever go away? Long time readers and @stylebylaura followers will know that I adore this soft hue all year round. And while it has become my signature style...there's nothing quite like the first flush of Spring blush! I get so excited to see all the lovely new pieces landing in-store.

Here's the first edit of a few pieces that caught my eye this week. 
Expect many more rounds to come over the coming months :)











Have a lovely week,

Laura 
xx