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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

Friday, 28 October 2016

Buy Me A Drink

"Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I’ll not look for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove’s nectar sup,
I would not change for thine"
~ Ben Johnson

No matter how sophisticated and polished your style might be, a relaxed, off-duty, slogan t-shirt or jumper has become a staple in every girls wardrobe. The brand all the cool fashionistas-in-the-know turn to for this laid back look is UK based PSC-brand. Known for their tongue-in-cheek, witty, and often irreverent slogans and prints, PSC avoids everything that is stereotyped, focusing instead on personality, attitude and culture. Their pink 'buy me a drink' jumper has to be the most Saturday appropriate jumper of all time!

This pink beauty is a piece that will never go out of style. It is a throw it on, wear it anywhere sweater that is as cosy as it is chic. I styled it here with a pair of girlfriend jeans (formerly boyfriend jeans I stupidly had altered for a tighter fit), a super cool pair of leopard print shoes, and a gorgeous Nadia Minkoff cognac toned tote. It's the perfect transeasonal outfit for the glorious Autumnal weather we are currently enjoying in dear ol' Blighty.

The Silent Pool Gin Distillery was an inspired location to photograph my pink drink sweater. It sort of found us rather than the other way 'round. We drove past it on our way to another location and couldn't resist popping in. Huge thanks to the lovely staff who allowed us to shoot at our leisure. It's a fascinating place, and well worth a visit.

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Shoes: Alexander Wang 'Natasha' Shoes in leopard print (similar here and here)

Sunday, 16 October 2016

If This Were Our Beach

"If this were our beach
I would build you a castle,
The sort of thing
that our dreams are made of.
But we don't need beaches,
or seashells, or castles,
All that we need
we will build with our love"
~ Unknown  

The lovely one went to Bahamas to visit family, and while he was there he discovered a wonderful designer he knew I would absolutely adore. He treated me to two of her most beautiful pieces; a delicate, dreamy, white tunic dress, embroidered with deep blue wool (he said the blue matched the colour of my eyes), and a big, bright, beautiful, embroidered beach tote with tassels.

Already a must-have in Miami, Debbie Katz collections are simply stunning. Inspired by her young daughter, the sky, and the colour of the sea, Debbie's designs are made from a high quality cotton gauze she calls her 'signature fabric'. Every single piece in her collections, which are now selling worldwide, is hand dyed and hand embroidered. Her garments are loved by Mums and models, young and old, hippies and hipsters alike; "I would not enjoy creating clothes that only look right on perfect bodies," Debbie has said. "My collection is for everyone to feel and look great”.

Just when we thought our Summer was over in dear ol' Blighty, we were surprised with an extra week of hot balmy weather. So I was able to enjoy my Bahamian treasures on a sublime day of sunshine, sandy toes, and salty hair at my favourite beach. This is my dream Summer outfit, it is boho chic at its beautiful best.

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Dress: Debbie Katz 'Soraya' Tunic (similar)
Photographs: John Uwins ©

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

All The Jewellery

"My heart is necklaces tangled in a forgotten jewellery box.
No one has the time or patience to untangle these chains.
But then you came along to undo this
havoc, taking each link, pulling it apart one by one.
And finally these chains can shine like they once did.
Thanks to you."
~ Unknown

Natalie B Coleman's old-school grey sweatshirt is casual coolness at its very best. A boxy style, it is boldly emblazoned with hand drawn and water coloured jewels, with a cheeky message about 'all the jewellery I never got' to the front. It is a versatile, contemporary piece that I know I will be wearing for a very long time.

This season, Natalie has teamed up with Plan International's global movement for change for girls. For every purchase of this great sweater, €5.00 goes directly to the Because I Am A Girl fund. A wonderfully stylish piece, and a very worthy cause, what's not to love?

I styled my cool sweater with my favourite old denim shorts, and a comfy pair of ankle boots, for an effortless transeasonal look.  

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Shorts: Zara Denim Shorts (similar)