Sunday, 30 October 2016

Happy Halloween.....

Hello and a very happy Sunday to all:) Hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend, but please tell me where did October fly to!! Laura is off enjoying some sunshine in Marbella this weekend with her friends, and will be back with some lovely photos of her stay during the week:) 

Meanwhile these are a few of my recent casual autumn outfits....

Berry jeggings (old) similar here
Grey Cardigan a/w 15 M&S
Grey long sleeve tee Penneys/Primark
Leather casual Shoes Meadows&Byrne

Lace tie  jumper H&M
Coated black skinnies Vila
Leopard Boots M&S (old)

Coral coat (old) M&S)
Stripe jumper Zara
Shoes Meadows&Byrne
Cross body bag DKNY

Leopard Jumper A/W 15 H&M
Faux leather khaki skirt Zara
Ankle Boots Ash

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead and enjoy the Halloween night celebrations:)

Anne xx

Monday, 24 October 2016

A touch of velvet

Hello and happy Monday all! How can it be the last week of October already? This month just flew by!! Now velvet is having a bit of a moment in the fashion world, but it also looks fab incorporated into home decor. It is so soft and glamorous, and instantly adds a luxurious touch to any room.

 Here are a few lovely inspirational pins, which show how it can be used as part of your autumn/winter decor scheme:)

This stunning blue velvet couch makes a real statement piece in the living room....

A beautiful velvet throw and co ordinating cushions in soft tones, add a very cosy vibe to the bedroom....

A gorgeous velvet tufted chair blends perfectly with the mirrored dresser here....

and of course you can go wrong with a beautiful velvet headboard to finish off the bedroom decor...

I love the colour and style of this simple chair, which would be so versatile and fit perfectly with any decor scheme in the house....

So these are just some of the beautiful ways you can add a little luxury and velvet touch to your home decor! Personally I'd love the pink bedroom chair and mirrored dressing table as seen above!

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead:)
Anne xx

Monday, 17 October 2016

Outfit Diaries

Hi everyone, hope your week is off to a good start!

Just popping in with quick outfit that I wore over the weekend.

My grey Zara jumper seemed to be very popular on Instagram, so I thought I'd share a little more detail on it here!

I spotted it in store a couple of weeks ago and snapped it up straight away. My obsession with all things grey is still going strong and I love the slightly oversized look. It is incredibly soft too, especially for the price - it was only €15.95! For those asking about size, I went with a small and love the fit.

I wore it with black jeans during the day on Saturday and then switched it up with blue jeans and a leather jacket that evening.

The boots were a great investment from Kurt Geiger last year - I got so much wear out of them. They are still available here and I could very well be tempted by the grey this season!

Have a great week :)


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Shiny moments....

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. We are halfway through October already and time seems to be whizzing by! Not very long to go to Halloween break now.

Here are some shiny moments from our week gone by!

Sipping on green tea in the form of  Yo Tea - a perfect energy boost as the days get shorter!

Lighting a new candle from Brooke&Shoals...this one smells divine:)

Loving laid back cosy autumn mornings....

Popped into Oslo beauty in Dublin for an Image skincare consultation, and fell head over heels for their stunning interiors!

Enjoyed a delicious brunch with the girls in Bloom on Baggot Street.

Sorting through last year's stack of scarves and getting excited about cooler weather!

We hope you all have a lovely week ahead:)
Anne&Laura xx

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Sweater Season....

Its that time of year again to cosy up and snuggle in a warm wooly sweater or jumper as we more commonly refer to them here! Now I probably own way more cardigans than jumpers, but one or two newbies always seem to find their way in for winter. 

Here are a few favourites I spotted for the new season ...

Round neck soft cashmere M&S

Two tone loop knit  Next

Ecru cable knit Next

Olive/grey honeycomb chunky polo from Savida @ Dunnes

Colourblock Jumper Hush

Here is my first new one this season, very kindly gifted to me by Jerros boutique in Birr Co Offaly. It's from Rant and Rave clothing and so soft and snuggly, perfect for cooler autumn days:)

As an altrenative to jeans and trousers, I love them styled over pleated skirts and silky dresses also

Hope you all have a great week:)

Anne xx

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Spotlight on Heather Rowan

We love to support all things Irish at Lustrous and we're thrilled to feature a selection of Heather Rowan's designs on the blog today. A recent graduate of Griffith College, Heather showcased her debut collection earlier this summer. 

Inspired by reflections and the Cloud Gate sculpture reflecting the Chicago skyline, the collection caught our eye with flashes of bronze, clean structured lines and beautiful attention to detail. Just look at the satin cuff on the blazer below! This rising star is certainly one to watch :)


Photography by Juste Brazauskaite