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Feature, My Wardrobe, NYC

My Two Loves

February 27, 2017

 

I have been back in New York for over three weeks now and really love every minute, just catching up with friends and enjoying the city. I missed it so much. It really has been non stop since I arrived back but nothing really changes in this city, other than the fashion of course and a few new skyscapers here and there !! So my latest wardrobe post has to be from my two favourite brands in New York, which are  BCBG and Aritizia. Both designer stores were my absolute favourite places to shop while living here and Club Monaco but that is for another day. However at the moment, BCBG is closing many of its stores around the city, which for me is quite sad, as not only did I work with the designers on previous fashion weeks but primarily because I believe it is such a good brand. The quality of fabrics and designs which BCBG collections are renowned for will be missed, in fact in my opinion they captured the best the industry has to offer. Although this is very unfortunate for the design & production teams, it does mean that we ladies are being treated to some major discounts, as they are still selling online. I think it is accepted by now, that pink is the leading colour of the Spring Summer season 2017 however it does not mean it is the only colour deemed trendy. White will always be present in every season so with that being said, I picked out my favourites and even took some pictures . One main reason why women tend to stay away from all white, is some believe it can be unflattering and can make you look bigger than you really are. I personally don’t believe this. No matter what colour you decide to wear, as long as it is tailored with good quality fabric its hard to look bad. You can match white with any colour but for me grey is the best combo and I found this beautifu blouse in the Aritiza sale. I have spoken about Aritizia before but mainly about their leather pants. This store is also ideal for good summer basics and a statement blouse. I hope you love this look and perhaps try it yourself and of course.Photography by Annis Kamara (Instagram :a.kamera_)

Stay Lawless,

Niamh X

 

Feature, My Wardrobe, Online Shopping

Western Belts

April 13, 2016

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When I think of accessories, belts were normally far from my mind until now that is. It’s only in recent months that this particular accessory has taken on a new statement of its own and I absolutely love it. Last year at Coachella, some of you may remember Kendal Jenner wearing a beautiful double buckled belt, which she wore endlessly. Well lucky for us “Free People” now have the same version of her belt but wait for it, in silver, gold and rose gold. Called “Bri Bri”, this belt will be a stable fashion accessory, which all your friends will beg to borrow. My heart skipped a beat when I saw it recently and I just had to have it. I am forever in leather pants and really could not wait to try this look out. Whether you wear it with jeans, a dress or possibly a romper, you will be certain to make it a regular feature in your daily wardrobe changes. I have selected a number of my favorites and I know you ladies will love them. I feel you cannot go wrong with this, it is impossible to make a belt this beautiful look bad. Aritzia have the most amazing selection of leather pants but for jeans, well for me, it has to be Topshop. I hope you love this look as much as I do but more importantly you should try it yourself and make it your own.

Stay Lawless,

Niamh X

 

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Favorite Finds, Feature, My Wardrobe

Love and Lemons

March 18, 2016


In my years of going to Art college for me there were a number of key essential survival items. One was the high waisted Levi denim shorts that were way too tight, some of your dads oversized 80’s sweaters that just screamed student and a selection of cute oversized scarfs of course but no matter were you studied Arran sweaters were a must. Temple Bar in Dublin city centre was always a safe bet for a good night out but for me personally I always wanted something a little different. Every night was very much the same and a bit repetitive, so it was the only college trend I did not over indulge in. I am always on the look out for something different, especially spending some free time Winter shopping, I just loved it. For me there is nothing better than feeling snug and cozy in an oversized cardigan. For fashionable knitwear, I am obsessed with “For Love and Lemons”. Their selection of knits are a contrast between basic knitwear to over the top statement pieces. I feel they are to die for. I love this clothing brand for so many reasons but mainly because of the tailoring and craftsmanship that goes into all of their garments. Some of you may think they are expensive but for me having bought several pieces it really is money well spent in my opinion. This particular one in cream colour sold out really fast but don’t worry, there is now one available in a beautiful dark blue colour which is perfect. I know for some people its hard to consider buying knitwear instead of a summers dress at this point in the year, in fact you might think I am crazy but why not ? You will only regret it come September ! So move fast, sales don’t last forever !

Stay Lawless,

Niamh X

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Feature, Ireland, My Wardrobe

The Perfect Combo

January 21, 2016

 

Winter is a wonderful season. And when it comes to fashion, indulgence is what comes to mind. My favorite indulgences are accessories; preferably snug ones. One thing about winter fashion is that vibrant and colorful slip from our minds when we look in our wardrobes. I love this fun hat, which I found on Asos. Designers are now taking on the common hat and threading it with a variety of embellishments and fabrics. And I LOVE it. This particular hat is veiled with small white pearl and delicate netting. In a dream world, it would stay in place but with the windy winter season upon us it’s best to pin it. Anthropologie has also become one of my favorite NY brands. They are known for their household trinkets but I personally love their accessories. Which is why I paired the Asos hat with one of their vibrant citrus yellow scarves. I wouldn’t normally buy such a brightly colored scarf but there was something special about this one. The two accessories complimented each other perfectly.

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There are so many hidden rules in fashion, such as “No white after labor day”, “Dress for your age”, “Red heads should not wear pink”. Rules can be good and are in place for a reason, but I believe it is dated to adhere to these boundaries in fashion. One can make sophisticated choices outside of these rules and look fabulous. In other words, dress to impress. Photography by Gemma Friary

Stay Lawless,

Niamh X

 

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Favorite Finds for Xmas

December 16, 2015

Christmas is such a fun time but finding that perfect gift is really hard (especially for all those boyfriends out there). So I wanted to show you ladies all my favorite finds so far from this season. Whether it’s a hint to someone close or just a small present to yourself I know you will love my Christmas selection, so take a peak.

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Firstly, how can you start of winter without a strong selection of winter accessories. It really is unheard of, no excuses allowed and if you follow Anthropologie you will be best dressed this season. Unfortunately if you are not in America you won’t be able to experience the atmosphere in the store, with beautiful decor along with a home section which is to die for. Thankfully it is accessible online visit www.anthropologie.com to view the above selection and much more.

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Aritiza has become my go to store and if its not yours it soon will be. Made to fit the typically New York lady with a sophisticated but edgy vibe whats not to love. No matter where you are I guarantee you will find yourself being asked when and where you got your oufit. Aritizia is known for having a strong selection of clothing but for me it will always be their collection of leather pants . I won’t name but back in Ireland I would spend so much on leather pants that would eventually wear and fade but Aritizas leather pants are perfection and will make you feel like a rock star. The above pants are 145dollars which is an expense but I do assure you will not regret it. Two blouse above are beautiful the red sheer blouse in particular I have added to my list when I return to New York and of course who can say no to a crisp white blouse (Red Blouse 185dollars, White Blouse 135dollars). To find more visit www.Aritiza.com

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When you have the perfect leather pants then you need a statement top and what better than Reformation. Reformation is tailored to create the most beautiful you. And if you are looking gentlemen to find something your lady will love there an endless selection that will have her smiling from ear to ear on christmas day. I love a plunging necklines and this royal blue velvet top made my heart skip a beat(128dollars). Its so beautiful and something that can be carried into every season whether its a leather pant, denim jean of a pencil skirt you can make this top your own. If you were to considering one however I personally would go for Revelry Jacket (for 168dollars) simply because its so different and I can’t imagine you will find anything more beautiful from another store.

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One thing that can never go strong is shoes. Of course unless you get the wrong size but one thing that they will not do is make you feel guilty after the christmas holidays so you can each to your hearts content and look fabulous while doing it. One thing that I feel every girl should invest in is a good pair of boots. Everyone is different I personally love a chunky heel its alot more comfortable and you never have to fear cracks of cobbled roads. The ankle black boots above I love and have a similar pair myself that I wear to death and are always reliable for comfort. Another pair which can also be found on Nastygal (www.nastygal.com) are is these Jeffrey Campbell thigh high boots I think they speak for themselves. Jcrew is another favorite of mine and these blue stripy sandals are so cute. If blue is not your color then do not fear you can find these sandals in a black suede and gold embellishments. If you are not into embellishments and looking for a sandal more simply then Missguided should be your nexted search I love their selection of sandals and boots. Besides being more reasonably priced you will always find something special.

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Vavavoom is a leading online store here in Ireland and you can see why. Theres a lot to chose from but these two are my favorite picks. I am a lover for bodysuits as you can change from a cute top with jeans or switch to a skirt and make it your own signature dress. My favorite part about this particular bodysuit is the sleeves which are perfect if you are self conscious like myself showing off your arms. Following onto the sweater whats not to love between the vibrant teal color and flurry texture it will be hard not to take it off all winter. (Veronique Jumper 28.99euro, Aditi Bodysuit 25.99euro). Hope you love some of my favorite finds there is more to come so keep a close eye in the next few days.

 

Stay Lawless,

Niamh X