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!


*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!


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,


Monday, 8 January 2018

Shiny Moments...

Hello everyone! Happy New Year and we hope you are all back to normal after the festive break! We will be resuming normal blogging over the next few weeks and we're excited to kick off this brand new year with some of our recent 'Shiny Moments'...

We had a lovely night away between Christmas & New Year courtesy of Dunboyne Castle, Co Meath. Only 40 minutes from Dublin, it's an ideal spot for a little staycation, without spending hours on the road.
 The hotel couldn't have looked after us better and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there...

After a lovely afternoon in the spa area, we enjoyed a fantastic meal in The Ivy restaurant. The food was delicious and so nicely presented.

Whilst in Dunboyne, we took the opportunity to visit the lovely fashion and lifestyle boutique Nyles And Rafe. I picked up a fabulous pair of leather Lodi shoes in the sale....

And I chose this sage green blouse from the pre-Spring collections. How pretty are the little button details?

The decorations are all packed away for another year and we always love to replace them with fresh flowers at the start of January. Looking forward to Spring already!

Wishing you all a very Happy 2018!

Anne & Laura