Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Monday, June 29, 2015

Day to Night Style

I love putting together pieces that are comfy enough to wear during the day but can also be dressed up to wear out at night too. In the age of social media, most of us girls feel that we can only wear something once, especially if it's been uploaded to facebook. I'm not sure where this mindset has stemmed from and although it might seem a bit extreme and ridiculous sometimes we like to keep up appearances online... It's times like these that I feel glad to be a bargain  hunter! 

I wanted to show you how I style basics, jeans and a bodysuit from Miss Selfridge, to take the look from casual to evening wear. 


A simple pair of canvas trainers is all you need to make this outfit look casual. I would also add a leather jacket if it's cold outside and a fringed bag from Primark/Penneys if I'm going shopping.

Going Out

To make this outfit more dressy I've added pointed heels, a straight line blazer and a pair of statement earrings.I would also style this with a clutch bag to house all my essentials when I'm out and about. Although this look has a very laid back vibe, it is still dressy enough to wear if you're going out for dinner or to a bar.

What are your day to night essentials?
Rachael O 
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Summer Lookbook- Miss Selfridge Video Edition

I previously posted the pictures of my Miss Selfridge Lookbook in a previous post and wanted to share the video with you all! This is the first one I've done and although I have a long way to go in terms of filming and editing, I am really proud of this.

I hope you enjoy it!
Rachael O 
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer Lookbook - Miss Selfridge Edition

On Monday I had the privilege of styling four outfits from the current Miss Selfridge range and shooting a Lookbook in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny. It has been a few months since I had a browse in a Miss Selfridge store and to say I found it tough to style just four outfits would be an understatement! I was completely enamoured by the eclectic mix of boho chic, 70s glam, white on white and casual festival pieces and it heavily influenced my final style picks.

I don't believe style has to be complex therefore Jumpsuits are an ideal wardrobe staple. They don't require much styling and are so easy to throw on if you have last minute plans whether it requires you to be dressy or casual. I paired this cut-out 70s floral print Jumpsuit with tan heels from Penneys and classic gold hoop earrings.

I'm not a trend slave but one of my favourites from this season is the white on white look with a boho twist. It has such a minimalistic and clean vibe to it which is so easy to achieve. All you need to do is keep the outfit all white and to add some boho chic pair it with a long feathery necklace, stacked bangles and strappy platforms.

My third look is my favourite from the Lookbook regardless of the fact it reminds me of Austin Powers? I love layering so putting the striped blouse under the button up denim dress instantly adds a bit of an edge. I wore the same strappy platforms as above and kept the jewellery simple with plain silver hoops.

Last but not least is by far the most dressy of the four outfits. A white playsuit that again does not require much styling. It is a lovely tailored fit and the gold belt further cinches the waist in. I went for a pointy nude heel to give it a more sleek and polished feel and chose vintage style statement earrings to compliment the gold belt. 

All outfits can be found on or in store Letterkenny! Which one would you chose?
Rachael O 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What I Got for Christmas 2014

I just want to start this post by saying that I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas with all of their family and friends and got lots of lovely gifts! I have seen this type of post circulating on Bloglovin' and YouTube over the last few days and the nosey side of me loves seeing what other people received so I thought I'd join in on the action too. I absolutely love all of the presents I received and feel extremely lucky- my boyfriend and Santa know me well!

From my Boyfriend: Luke went OTT as usual and didn't stick to the budget! I was so chuffed to get a Canon camera so that I can have better quality photos for my blog and film the odd YouTube vid. He also got me Yankee Candles, Soap and Glory The Next Best Thing Set, a White to Brown Tanning Set, a Strawberry Gift Set and Lip Balms from the Body Shop, a Rimmel Gift Set and a bag containing all of my favourite sweets and chocolate.

 I got these Studio Makeup Bags from Santa and the No7, Tony&Guy and Cranberry gift sets are from my brother and sister.

From Santa: I have already worn these boots loads, and I love the fact that they are something different from my mountain of black boots! So comfy and they look great with black tights or rolled up jeans.

From Santa: I have yet to wear these Boots but I know I will get so much wear out of them. I am so easily won over by anything with an animal print!

From Santa (my lil sis who reads this blog thinks Mrs Claus picked these out): I got a bundle of clothes from Missguided comprised of Co Ords and dressy staples which I cannot wait to wear in the New Year.

From Santa: I am not a label snob and absolutely love this tan Michael Kors imitation bag. I have already used the black textured clutch which goes nicely with leather/pleather. The leopard print one will be the perfect accessory to dress up an otherwise plain outfit and both of those are from Penneys/Primark.

From Santa: These are just two items from my Stocking. I have used the Naked Palette loads already and can honestly say I would use every single colour in it (it's not often I can say that about eyeshadow palettes). I love the vintage vibe of this metallic gold mirror which is a perfect addition to my bedroom.

From Santa & Boyfriend: Last but not least Sweets! An essential part of Christmas is stuffing your face! This is only some of them andI don't know how I'm gonna get through all of them but I'll definitely make a good stab at it!

If you did a "What I Got for Christmas" post please link it below!
Rachael O 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

OOTD: The Cape

I am loving Capes at the minute. Extremely comfy, warm and add an instant edge to a casual outfit. This cape reminds me of the Burberry Monogram ones & the whole outfit is from Miss Selfridge.

- Rachael O