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Hi! I'm Fiona, an Irish girl living in the UK. Lead singer in rock/pop band Alter Ego, I have a passion for fashion and great music! I own far too many clothes and some very cool photographers take photos of me wearing them all! I hope my blog reaches people who share my obsession with fashion, style and beautiful things! Thanks for stopping by! Fx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Babette & Eddi

Reiss is one of my favourite High Street brands; it is my go-to store for glamorous dresses to wear on stage with my band & for cool, easy to wear separates. My most recent Reiss purchase is the 'Eddi' daisy print shirt. I love it's relaxed fit & the delicate pastel hues of cream, dusky pink & blue against a dramatic black background; it's a great, versatile piece that will see me through many Seasons.

I styled the shirt with my favourite shorts; denim cut-offs purchased ever such a long time ago from Zara. Best sellers at the time, a variation of them has appeared in every Summer collection since. They are the perfect Summer shorts & seem to get better as they get older! My red satchel comes everywhere with me these days; it's a fabulous accessory that always causes quite a stir.

I added a quirky Victoriana inspired twist to this casual look with the fabulous 'Babette' lace-up boots from Parisian brand Maje. I'd had my eye on these beauties for a while & was earnestly waiting for them to go on sale; my patience paid off & I got them with a terrific 50% off! The boots strike a perfect balance between vintage Victorian style and cool, on-trend androgyny.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Snapshot: Manley Leather

Snapped Wearing:
Top: Manley 'Erin' Studded Leather Jacket in wine
Jacket: Manley 'Erin' Studded Leather Vest Top in wine
Skirt: Manley 'Dakota' Studded Silk & Leather Skirt in navy
Shoes: Dior 'Extreme' Sandals
Bag: Reiss 1971 'Selvi' Gold Box Clutch
Necklace: Alex Monroe Bee Necklace in gold

Note: The beautiful leather jacket & vest will be available to buy in Ireland's Brown Thomas stores from late August for one month. The perforated leather comes in wine, navy, black and clay. There will also be a metallic leather option in silver and old silver.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Fine Wine

I think it's fair to say that I am now a Manley Girl; I have awarded myself this honour & to warrant such a fabulous, boasty title I have added two gorgeous new pieces to my ever expanding Manley collection; the 'Erin' perforated leather jacket & tank, both in a delicious shade of wine. They are from Manley's A/W13 collection entitled 'The Bees Knees'.

The jacket is so unusual, not a typical leather jacket at all. Made from the softest, perforated leather, it is longer at the back, shorter at the front and features short sleeves, scalloped edges, snap fastener closure to the front. It has a relaxed fit and is beautifully embellished with dome shaped brass studs throughout.

The tank, made from the same buttery soft perforated leather, also features the cool stud detail & has snap fasteners on both sides. The pieces look great together and they mix and match as separates equally well. The styling possibilities are endless!

These beautiful leather pieces will be available to buy in Ireland's Brown Thomas stores from late August for one month. The perforated leather will be available in wine, navy, black and clay. There will also be a metallic leather option in silver and old silver. If you can't wait that long, click on the links below to see where you can order similar pieces from Manley's S/S13 collection online right now!

I styled my super-cool leather pieces with my favourite denim shorts & comfy shoes boots for a gorgeous blustery day on a beautiful pebble beach. Trust me though, these stunning pieces can be dressed up to the nines just as easily; I'll show you sometime soon!

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Shorts: Zara Denim Shorts (similar)
Shoes: Karen Millen Stack Heel Boots (similar)

Friday, 2 August 2013

Hey Mr DJ!

It seems to have become something of a tradition that every time I go into London with my lovely Husband, he buys me something beautiful in my favourite French store Maje! My most recent treat is the absolutely delicious 'DJ' playsuit and I love love love it; it is Parisian style at its very best.

The playsuit, with its sultry combination of lace & silk, hints at a romantic, lingerie inspired look. It has short sleeves, a sexy open back, slit pockets to the side and a cinched in, food friendly (always a good thing!) elasticated waist.

I fell in love with it so much I literally wore it straight from the store! Luckily the accessories I was already wearing looked good with it! The gladiator sandals were a fantastic purchase many years ago from New Look and the Chloe 'Paddington' bag is my favourite handbag of all time! My much loved Chanel sunnies completed this cool, simple Summer look.

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Bag: Chloe 'Paddington' Bag (similar)