Last Saturday May 22nd, 2016 I had attended a Fashion Show in Pavilions Swords Shopping Mall. This shopping mall is now celebrating 15 years since first fashion show was held there and I am glad I attended this year. It was hosted by fabulous "Glenda Gilson from Xpose", All the models were stunning.
Now about the outfits, I loved the simplicity of the outfits and that you can use them in few seasons. Pavilions has 90 shops and there is lots of options from where to shop. My favorite outfits were from River Island and Carraig Donn. For men selection will be Diesel. There are lots of combinations from a sporty look, relax, chic, stylish, elegant, you can choose based on your preferences / style. I would personally love to see more detailing on accessories as accessory can really transfer the look. But overall I had a great time watching the stunning models. The outfits were on point, as they have highlighted all the Fashion Trends for this Spring. Lovely yellow color, print, same as very chic white outfits. Lots of outfits I have noticed were very casual, which is great for everyday use. I loved the Yellow dress from River Island I have got similar dress in DV8, check it out how I style
it (click here)
I for sure got some inspiration and look forward to do shopping.
Apology for the blurt pictures, but it was not easy to look and take pictures at the same time.
Hope you like the outfits as much as I do. If you haven't been in this mall before check it out, it's not too big not too small and you can chill with nice cup of coffee and browse all the shops.
Here is the link if you wish to visit their page directly (check it out here)
xxx love maria
Do you want to know the trick of the Carrier Woman who looks amazing, while here it is. Apparently from "Zoe Report" - "6 Style rules all chic working woman follow" and I want to share it with you.
Here it is how to stay chic in the office and beyond
1) Keep Versatile Shoe At Your Desk
Having appropriate footwear at your desk can prepared you for anything which may come at your way. Always keep a nice pair of heels, for the last minute meetings or nice pair of comfortable flats. Keep it in neutral color so it will fit with any outfit you may wear.
2) A Plain Go - To Uniform
It's important to have a set of uniform ready to go. I agree with "Zoe Report" that pencil skirt with a long sleeve blouse is a must have. Just make sure you are feeling comfortable as well as classy and chic.
3) Ensure A Perfect Fit
It's very important to find a good tailoring, a good fit which makes the figure very flattering as is nothing worst than wearing clothes which do not fit
4) Balance Proportions
It's very important that clothes which are for work environment does not show too much skin. As it's not very professional to expose too much skin, therefore is important to have Balance Proportions.
5) Keep Accessories Polished
All the finishing touches should be classic. Invest into a nice handbag, a sleek card holder, or a nice polished minimalist phone cover without stickers or emoji-bedecked covers for the weekend.
6) Stash Your Make-Up Essentials
It's important to refresh your make-up during the day, therefore you should always have stash of your make-up essentials. Red lipstick is great to transfer a day time look into an evening dinner meeting. Little touch of blush, and mascara and the look is refresh already.
Hope you liked this post as much as I do.
xxx love maria
I have registered with River's Island and browsed their website and want to share with you my favorite items which I have found in the "Limited Edition-Woman". Believe me wanted to put everything but if I had to choose these will be the items. Now remember I was going by my new challenge of "minimalist style" but there are variety to choose from, either you want a pop of color, neutral, or print.
1) First I would love to share with you this beautiful Light Pink Lace Pencil Skirt. The color is perfect , the print and the material. I fall in love with this skirt and is now on my "wishlist" but I better hurry up as this is in "Limited Edition" (shop here)
2) White Lacer Cut Lace-Up Heels
As you know Lace-up heels are in right now, and this gorgeous pair is on sale for 40 EUR, you can't go wrong with that. They can be easy style with skirt, jeans, pants you name it and the white color goes with everything. (shop here)
3) Creme Mesh And Creme Bodysuit
This lovely simple V-neck bodysuit is perfect for dressing up, layering or just simple wearing with pair of jeans. It's sleeveless and highlight the body part which is necessary.
4) Rose Gold Tone Embellished Watch
An outfit could not be without accessories. I fall in-love this pair or watch and I am literally obsess with the color pink blush, rose color and this pair of watch is a Must Have in my opinion. Beautiful Chain Strap, it has minimum Hour Marker. (shop here)
5) Light Green Satin Bra and Knickers
Love how elegant and simple this set looks. I love satin and this color is very soft, and it gives that little touch into it. The knickers have strappy sides, and the bra has strappy front detailing. (shop here)
6) Beige Cape Trench Coat
I am obsess with coats, I have few coats and will do another post on a collection of my coats. I love this coat as it has nice Waffle Effect, it's double breasted, cape sleeves, and has pockets as well. Lovely detailing with the belt, very chic coat and again is a must have.
7) Red Chunky Strip Cat-Eye Sunglasses
I was always a lover of sunglasses, they are such a great accessory, plus great when you have bad eye make-up or none. Love this cat eye sunglasses, which are chunky, very chic, it has little stripy detailing. (shop here)
8) Last but not least is this gorgeous Pink Lase Cut Winged Tote Handbag
I love structured handbags, it has lovely internal zip pocket, the strap is adjustable and the laser cut detailing gives the handbag great look. (shop here)
Hope you enjoyed them as much as I do. It was hard to pick the favorite items, but when I select items which I would like I always think of "Will I be able to wear them again in different season?". When you signing for the first time you get 10% OFF which I think is great. Let me know which is your favorite item from what I have selected and from what they have. Here is the link for full list of items in section "Limited Edition" (click here) happy shopping
xxx love maria
Spring is here, and I want to talk today about Flower Power, we will see it from Garden Party, adding feminine flourish with pastel, petals and botanical touch to your outfit.
You can do mix and match or just add Flower Accessories.
Did you knew that Flower Power is coming from 1960's Hippies Fashion. In this time of the year, people wear to express themselves, the clothing was worn as a means of self expression, not a way of following the latest trends.
The most popular pattern in 1960's was flower pattern, which represented peace.
Trends continue to come and go and this season we have Flower Power back.
Here are mine favorite pieces.
The first one is this gorgeous heels from Paul Andrew.
Flower Sunglasses from Dolce&Gabbana
Flower Handbag from Diór
Flower Earrings from CobyMadison Jewelers
Flower Flats from Tabitha Simmons
Flower Perfume Daisy from Marc Jacobs
Let me know which one is your favorite.
Be more with less. I am working towards “Minimalist Style”. Are you wondering what is it?
Being “Minimalist” It’s a lifestyle that changes your life and it does not mean you need to give up your style, it’s just changing little habits and try to get the best of the basics.
Why I have started this? For me is mainly trying to pare down some of the excess in my closet and I really like effortless looks.
I did some research and found this is the way where I want to be. If you are not sure if this is for you ask yourself these few points:
A minimalist approach to personal style consist of the following elements:
Simplicity – a creation of a small, but perfectly curated selected items
Function – the minimalist approach involves collecting a set of items that are optimally adjusted to your lifestyle. The final goal is to have a wardrobe that suits your needs
A Defined Personal Style – is all about to find your OWN style and building your wardrobe around it.
Self-Expression – personal style is a self-expression, the minimalist approach is like a signature look, and for me is to create a unique looks.
Quality over Quantity – the fit fabric, color
Investing – this is challenge as it is about to find the best quality within your budget
Originality – what I like about this is that you can create a Bohemian look using minimalist approach, this is just an example
I am now adding more quality to my wardrobe, as find out over the past years that if something is badly made it just won’t last and is a poor investment. I know that not everyone or even I can always afford the very high brands, but nowadays High Street Brands they do have better quality. It’s all about searching as well of new brands.
Have you heard of the 333 Project (33 items or fewer items for 3 months), Courtney Carver is a founder. Many people did this challenge, I am not ready to do this, but is nice to know that there are lots of way of how to change the style and how to become minimalist.
Remember no matter what you choose feel free to adapt it accordingly.
Here are my rules which I have come across and I am still applying:
xxx love maria
Last year and this year the Blush Pink is a trend, and you will noticed that this color is incorporate in many outfits, and for many designers. As I am aiming for minimalist wardrobe, this color is perfect fit. I believed that even though you are not maybe a big fan of pink, this particular shade of pink can fit into any wardrobe.
There are endless combinations you can do. I love to style it with white, black or nice tanned (Browne) colors or one of mine favorite combination is to add grey and mint color. I could go on and on. And the choices we have, from skirt, jeans, tops, blouses, pants, jackets, accessories, bags, shoes.
Here are few ideas I have come across and absolutely love it. Can be sporty or elegant chic. I am obsess with this color, I never had a favorite color but I think I changed my mind and currently my favorite color is “Blush Pink” for sure.
What is great about this color that is easy to transfer it from winter to spring season.
xxx love maria
I am pleased to say that my blog was selected as Nominee for "Irish Blog Awards" in category "Fashion&Lifestyle", our awards was last night in Radisson Blue Hotel (Dublin 8).
It was very nice to meet other bloggers and get to know them.
Everyone looked glamorous, I was delighted to meet a blogger Louise O'Reilly http://www.stylemecurvy.net/ , Kassi http://justkassi.com/ , Timi Ogunyemi http://www.iamtimi.com/ Lawson http://www.lawsofstyle.co.uk/ and many more.
For a full list of Nominees and other blogger please visit http://www.cooleventsireland.com/198221113
Little about our outfits.
I wore dress from DV8 AX Paris http://www.dv8fashion.com/womens/ax-paris?p=view-all
which I got in Pavilions Swords Shopping Mall http://www.pavilions.ie/
My laces royal blue heels are from Ilac Shopping Centre http://www.ilac.ie/ accessories are from Aldo http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/accessories/c/400 , my clutch is from Michael Kors http://www.michaelkors.com/handbags/wallets/_/N-283p
Coat is designer coat I had since last year, can't find the link right now but will add it in my next blog. My make up was done in Fuschia Swords by Kayleigh, she did a great job don't you think http://www.fuschia.ie/contact-us/ I also purchased there my new set of brushes there so look forward to use them and learned to do make up myself.
My partner wore this gorgeous suit from Diffney http://www.diffney.ie/ we had also bought all the man's accessories to match my accessories.
Watch are Michael Kors http://www.michaelkors.com/watches/men-s-watches/_/N-28cf
He got lots of compliment and I will do a detailed post about his outfit with more detailed pictures. This suit is great and so many ways you can style it. The customer service in Diffney Shop in Blanchardstown was great, very helpful staff and look forward to return.
Regarding the event as mentioned earlier it was very nice to meet other bloggers.
Thank you to Fiona Reid Murphy who organized this event, and the lovely presenters, gorgeous Alison Canavan she is as well Author Minding Mum and Inspirational Speaker.
Food was lovely, the event was photographed by several photographers http://ondine.ie/
, also Cristian Constantiniu https://www.facebook.com/cristianconstantiniuphotography/?fref=photo
To end this post I want to say Congratulations to us all, and I want to sayThank you to my lovely partner for all his help and his support and I was very happy that you were there with me. Love you
I had to up-date my post with few more pictures which were taken by Ondina photograph Cristian Constantiniu
please visit his page for more pictures, he is a great photographer
xxx love maria
I believe that what you wear tells a lot about your personality. Fashion are clothes, but style is what you do with it.