Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Summer colour....

With the sun shining brightly last week it was hard not to ignore and break out some lovely summer colour! I always love a pop of Orange and spied this great little top in Zara. It was intended for my holidays in Italy which are not that far away now thankfully, but wore it for Sarah's transition year graduation night last Thursday as it was such a warm evening.

I wore it with my white iclothing jeans and kept my shoes and bag neutral. My new beige Mulberry is also proving to be invaluable, as it goes with almost everything especially, at this time of the year. I would also wear this top with my wide leg cream trousers or white cotton shorts or skirt for holidays.

Hope you are all having a good week:) Laura was off in France with work this week, so I'm sure she will be sharing some lovely photos later on.

Anne xx

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Summer planters....

Hi everyone! Summer is here and with comes more time spent outdoors (well hopefully) and while I am not a huge gardener as such, I do appreciate some pretty tubs and planters.

 Here are a few of my favourite plants which are easy to maintain and add a nice bit of colour to the patio or around the front door ....

You will find these Geraniums in almost every supermarket carrying plants and flowers and they are fantastic for tubs, lots of vibrant colour all summer long:)

Beautiful lavender, great in window planters or equally good in side borders, the scent is divine....

Another favourite of mine the humble pansies which also come in various colours and sizes. I also love the little violas grouped together in one tub for maximum impact...

I also like these plain grasses planted in an attractive pot, very easy to maintain which is always good!!

Another pretty layered look with pink geraniums....

I love a standard tree in a good planter and keeping the one colour plant as a contrast makes it look so classy! White always works particularly good with the green:)

Hope you are all having a good week and looking forward to the weekend!

Just a little extra update, irish gardening expert Diarmuid Gavin is launching a fabulous summer garden in Dundrum town centre this Saturday which will be on view over the summer months and will be revealing all on tomorrow nights Late Late show!

Take care:)

Anne xx

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Race Ready Weekend Edit

Happy Saturday everyone!
The weeks sure are flying by...I can't believe it is already nearly mid-May.
As well as the much welcomed dose of vitamin D this month, racing season is well and truly in full swing.

Being from Kildare, I have attended many Ladies Days events over the years. It's always a fab opportunity to grab your girls (and your guys) for a glam day out - which is exactly what I'm doing on Sunday 21st May at Naas Racecourse!

The prize on offer for 'Best Dressed Lady' at Naas Racecourse this season includes an amazing €1,000 voucher for Kildare Village and an exclusive overnight stay in the Manor House at Palmerstown House Estate for you and 19 of your friends. Now isn't that a treat worth upping the style stakes for!

The theme this year is Fresh, Fun & Vibrant, with no set rules to abide by. While hats and headpieces are typically associated with winning style, they are not an essential for this event - in fact Naas Racecourse are encouraging ladies to experiment with alternative twists on the classic Ladies Day looks.

I'm always a bit last minute dot com when it comes to choosing an outfit (I like to say I work best under pressure!), so today I'm busy browsing online and I've styled up three very different looks for inspiration...
Bag | Dress | Shoes | Coat

Admission to Ladies Day is only €15 and Naas Racecourse have kindly offered Lustrous readers a 15% discount on top of this. Just call 045 897 391 and quote 'stylebylaura' to book your tickets and receive your discount :) More details on timings for the day can be found here.

Hope to see some of you there and I'll be back next week to share details of my own outfit.
Follow along on Instagram (@stylebylaura), where I'll be sharing more racing style tips during the week too :)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Summer Cardigans....

Our summer can be a little tricky to dress for as it may look very sunny and warm, but it it's often rather chilly early morning or if you happen to be sitting in a shaded area for a while. 

I love a nice lightweight cardigan and find them a great option for summer layering and staving off any unwanted chills! They are also great for travelling, as it can get quite cool sitting on a plane for a few hours.

Taupe cardigan|Selected Femme
Jeans|Poco by Pippa dark slimmers (short leg)

I bought this one in my local Crave boutique in Naas. It's by Selected Femme a brand I love, as they are reasonably priced for the quality- this one was €79.99 and their pieces always fit me well. This is a fairly neutral shade of taupe and will be great for layering over t shirts and light knits for cooler summer days. 

These are a few more current styles I like.....

Lina cardigan from Hush

Mid grey fine drape cardi from Oasis

A lovely light grey option with a chiffon back from River Island

Baby pink waterfall cardigan from Next

Hope you are all having a good week:)

Anne xx

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Shiny Moments....

Hi everyone! How can it be the last week of April already? This month has flown by yet again and summer is looming thank god!! 

Here are some recent shiny moments....

I love trying new products and these two from Kiehls are now firm favourites! My skin feels so soft and hydrated the next morning. Anne

Spotted this lovely striped scarf in Meadows and Byrne, perfect for giving a spring vibe to any outfit:)

Had a lovely brunch in Balfes on Sunday... couldn't decide between eggs or pancakes so just had to have both!! Laura

It was also sunny and warm enough to wear sandals and light layers....  

I picked up this cheery notebook for €3 in Penneys, handy for making some holiday notes. Anne

Rounding off a lovely weekend with these delicious cocktails in Angelinas...

Hope you all have a great week:)

Anne&Laura xx

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Outfit Diaries...

Hello everyone and happy almost Friday!

I can't believe it is almost one week since my gorgeous friend Claire's Hen Party. We celebrated in style in the stunning surrounds of the Morgan Hotel Penthouse Suite and had a fabulous night :)

I ordered my dress last minute from iClothing and I was thrilled with it! I had lots of questions over on my Instagram, so thought I would share a few more photos here.

I loved the embroidered flower details on the sleeves and knew the drop waist would make it a comfy fit. It's the perfect little summer dress for day or night!

The pink seems to be out of stock at the moment but keep an eye out as iClothing tend to re-stock regularly. You can shop the black version here. The best part, this unique piece is a bargain at only €35 :)

In other news, we are so excited to team up with iClothing to do a takeover on their Snapchat next week! Watch this space for our top Mother & Daughter picks :)

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Outfit Diaries...Classic Style

For my recent birthday, I was thrilled to finally get my hands on a medium Mulberry Lily in a lovely neutral shade. The colour is Buttercream and I had looked for ages at every neutral bag online before finally deciding on this style. I was so lucky to find it in the Mulberry store at the Kildare outlet village which is near our home:)

I brought it with me for a recent night out with friends. I wore an all black outfit - a fitted lace effect jacket from Karen Millen and my trusty coated Vila skinnies.

 I finished the outfit with a lovely statement necklace kindly gifted from Amber at Primp&Style and nude and black shoes I bought in Dune last month. I think this bag will be so useful over the summer months, as the neutral colour will go with everything.

Jacket (old)| Karen Millen

Hope you all have a good week:)
Anne xx

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Easter Decor....

With the Easter long weekend fast approaching I thought Id share few of my favourite decor photos! 
Hopefully the lovely sunshine we have had of late will stay around for the holidays!
It's so nice to be able to wear some proper spring outfits at last and even enjoy the odd coffee or meal al fresco.

I love this simple idea with the white willow twigs and pastel eggs piled into a large glass vase....

I have a thing for pretty wreaths and this aqua colour is just beautiful....

Adding delicate fresh flowers and pretty pastel crockery to the table, makes for a lovely elegant Easter setting....

Cute bunnies and mini eggs always add to the Easter decor feel that's if the eggs aren't eaten 

Hope you are all having a good week:)

Anne xx

Saturday, 8 April 2017

The Weekend Edit

Happy Saturday everyone!

The sun is out so the legs are out for this week's Weekend Edit! What a gorgeous day :)

This skirt caught my eye while flicking through River Island's New In section this morning. The wrap over detail is so flattering and it's a piece that can styled up or down for any occasion. We've gone with a relaxed vibe today, teaming it with a boxy biker jacket from Zara and these amazing Whistles heels from ASOS. You just can't go wrong with a block heel for summer and while these are a little pricey....they'll go with literally everything! 

Brunch ready look? We think so!

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Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the sunshine..

Laura & Anne

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Outfit Diaries....Penneys & POCOs

Happy Saturday everyone :) 

I did a little Penneys haul recently and this shirt was definitely one of my star finds! I was delighted to team up with the amazing Fiona McGuire to shoot some looks last week and couldn't wait to give this piece an outing :)

The sleeves instantly caught my eye and I love the bow detail. The elastic panels make it easy to adjust the sleeves to wherever is most comfortable for you. You can push them right up to so that the elastic sits above the elbow, or wear them long and flowy like I have done here.

I teamed the shirt with my POCO by Pippa Off Duty jeans, my Mulberry Lily bag and a pair of strappy silver sandals that I also got in Penneys (last year). My sunglasses are from Primp and Style and have more than a touch of Celine about them :)

The shirt is in stores at the moment but be quick, these gems don't tend to stay around for long!

Have a lovely weekend :)


Monday, 27 March 2017

Shiny Moments...

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend and got to enjoy some lovely sunshine like we did! It's hard to believe its the last week of March - not too long now until the Easter break :) 

Here are some of our recent Shiny Moments....

We had a fabulous night away in the Seafield Hotel and Spa in Ballymoney near Gorey Co. Wexford and it was absolutely gorgeous there.We had the Oh So Ocea beautiful package and both enjoyed a relaxing hot stone massage followed by a facial and foot massage :)

In my happy place...beside the sea :)

I live in my jeans, so as soon as I tried on Laura's POCOs I just had to get a pair myself! These are The Slimmers in the short leg and they are just perfect! I may not stop at one pair either! Laura now has three :)

We were invited to a beautiful Ladurée afternoon tea in Arnotts on Saturday ahead of Mother's Day.

The cakes were to die for and we were totally spoilt for the afternoon! 

More sweet treats on Sunday at the Marker Hotel. If you haven't tried their famous cronuts're missing out. Simply DIVINE! :) Laura

Have a fabulous week and enjoy the lovely longer evenings :)

Laura & Anne

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Weekend Edit

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone...and hello long weekend!

Our starting point for this Weekend Edit had to be green, of course! We're also embracing all things pastel, influenced by the much milder weather we seem to be experiencing of late. Could Spring finally be here to stay...let's hope so!

We love the minty fresh mood of this gorgeous Zara top teamed with off white skinny jeans from Topshop. The Zara coat is also high on Laura's payday wishlist, having fallen head over heels for it in-store last week. Cute blush flats from Dune paired with a buttery beige (swoon) Chloe Faye bag, finish off this pastel pretty look.

There you have it, our take on a stylish green, white and gold ensemble for the day that's in it!

Shop the Look

Wear your colours with pride and have a fabulous St. Patrick's weekend!

Laura & Anne

Monday, 13 March 2017

Shiny Moments....

Happy Monday!
Hope everyone had a good weekend, its a lovely mild start to the week here and we hope it continues up to St Patrick's day on Friday!

 Here are a few of our recent Shiny Moments....

A quick work trip to Birmingham started the week off on a good note. Look at those candy coloured clouds :)

A surprise package from the lovely Amber at Primp and Style.....this grey suede and leather bag is divine and just perfect for S/S outfits.

A lovely bunch of daffodils from a good friend, flowers always guarantee to brighten the day....

Eyeing up all the jeans at the new POCO by Pippa pop-up store in Dundrum! I'm wearing The Slimmers here and I will definitely be investing in another few pairs, as they are only fab!! 

We had a lovely night at the school musical, watching our youngest perform in the show Anything Goes :) 

I wore this new wrap floral knit from Oasis with my faux leather skinnies from Vera Moda. Anne

Ending the week on a good note, with a fantastic yoga workshop on Saturday with moonsyoga at Oslo Health

We hope you all have a lovely week :)

Anne & Laura xx