San Francisco Photo Diary

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

San Francisco Photo Diary
As you may have seen from my Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, and if you know me personally, you definitely know, I was on a J1 visa and spent my summer in San Diego. 

I feel like I'm like a broken record talking about it, it seems to come up in conversation I have.. So much so that my friends that didn't go are sick of hearing about it haha. Over the last week however, it dawned on me that I didn't share much about it on social media. I was too caught up in it and the little bubble that I was living in to even think about oversharing it online. 

Today I thought I'd share with you some pictures of my trip to San Francisco that I took with my best friend in July along with a few tips that I have!

  • Book Alcatraz in advance, it books up fast!
  • Explore the Pacific Heights and Marina Districts- so so pretty.
  • Don't stay in the Tenderloin District like we did- you'll thank me later!
  • Cycle the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, but wear comfortable and warm clothes!

That Time I Tried Girlfriend Jeans

Saturday, 22 October 2016

That Time I Tried Girlfriend Jeans
Do you ever just get something in your head that you just can't look past?! That was me and girlfriend jeans. Up until a time, skinny jeans were the only jeans anyone would wear. They were all that we needed.. Until the boyfriend fit came onto the scene.

I'm not going to lie, I loved the look of the jeans, boyfriend, mom, girlfriend fit.. you name it, I wanted it and I was very jealous of everyone wearing them. I thought as I was so bottom heavy, they just wouldn't suit me and they'd look ridiculous.. Well look at me now!

I saw these M&S Floral Embroidered Girlfriend Jeans and one day, when they had 20% off and I had a moment of courage, I decided to try them. They are so comfortable and just something different from my everyday skinnies. If you decide to buy these, I'd recommend sizing up- for some reason this particular M&S jean is very small fitting. I have heard that generally their jeans are true to size but these are a different story. I thought it was just me when I tried them on for the first time but the reviews online back me up- size up!

I paired them with my Missguided top which came as part of a playsuit, my H&M faux leather jacket, Topshop bag and my M&S boots (wow doesn't this just look like a walking advertisement for M&S haha, I wish). 

I hope you enjoyed this outfit post today and you are all having a Happy Saturday!

I Have a Thing With.. Coats!

Friday, 14 October 2016

I Have a Thing With.. Coats!
.. And Jackets!

As the new season is in full swing, there is nothing I love more than going on the hunt for new coats and jackets. I have so many but every year I love getting rid of some that have seen their day and going out and buying some new ones. They are a piece I always love to invest in, as they tend to be the focus of every outfit during Winter. Through every fault of my own, I tend to go for fashion over practicality. When I'm in college I either freeze or get rained on in the colder months.. but at least my outfit looks good, right?! 

This first coat is from Penney's, yep Penney's! I picked it up a few weeks ago but I have seen it still in stock recently. I love the colour and pattern of this coat, its so autumnal! This definitely is not a Winter coat though, it's too thin to survive the rain and wind. At the moment though, its perfect. It is perfect to throw on over some knitwear as it doesn't look too bulky. As it is so inexpensive, how could you say no?

I'd like to note, I know I know, I look very creepy lurking behind the trees. My mother insisted I take some pictures here and as much as I hate to admit it, she was right, they turned out to be the best of the bunch, mothers know best ay?

This jacket is probably my favourite jacket I own at the moment (aside from my faux leather jacket of course), it's the faux suede teal biker jacker is from Missguided. I shared it on my Instagram and in my latest post, September Instagram Outfit Roundup. It just adds so much to a simple outfit and thats why I love it so much. I wear so any dark and neutral colours that it goes with so many of my outfits.

Lastly, possibly one of my favourite purchases lately, this AMAZING faux suede and shearling aviator style jacket from Zara. Although this was more expensive, it will definitely keep me warm going to college over the next few months. It has such attention to detail but my only complaint- it doesn't have pockets! What is the story with that?! Anyway- it is beautiful nonetheless.

Well thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed seeing these new coats and jackets I picked up over the last few weeks. These are the reason why I'm so excited for the cold weather to come!

September Instagram Outfit Roundup

Monday, 10 October 2016

September Instagram Outfit Roundup
Hello and happy Monday!

As I did last month in my August Instagram Outfit Roundup, I thought today that I would come to you with September's edition. 

1st September 2016
This outfit was for the launch party of a new magazine called Magpie. A magazine targeted at women with an aim to inspire through creativity and innovation. This photo was also my first that was featured on! When they commented on my photo I was so overwhelmed, I couldn't believe it!
Jeans / Top / Coat / Boots / Scarf (Urban Outfitters Renewal)

2nd September 2016

Unfortunately I didn't buy these, but the Zara beauties definitely caught my eye!

17th September 2016
Instead of rambling on about how much I love this outfit and all about it- check out the full post which is here.

20th of September 2016
I fell in love with this shirt a few weeks ago when I saw it on Kaelin Fox's Instagram so I knew I had to get it ASAP. I seem to be having a bit of a love affair with Zara recently if you couldn't tell haha!

22nd of September 2016
While I seem to be loving Zara, I think my even bigger weakness lately has been Missguided. I love the website, so cheap and cheerful and perfect for college. I got this Guns n' Roses T Shirt because I knew I could just throw it on over leggings or jeans and it would be a really nice comfortable outfit for everyday.

26th of September 2016
This is an outfit I wore to college one day. Getting into the AW clothing, I was sporting all black but threw on this AMAZING faux suede teal jacket from Missguided. I have it in a tan colour but when I saw it in this colour I just couldn't resist.. Especially because they have a 20% student discount which would be rude not to take advantage of. 

28th September 2016
Going back to college, I really needed a new backpack but I didn't want to spend too much on it. I picked this gorgeous grey one up in Penney's and it is just the right size for everything I need.

29th of September 2016
Lastly for the month of September, I posted this Missguided 2 in 1 playsuit. I wanted to try this trend and what better way to try it than Missguided. 

Thank you for sticking around if you got this far! Don't forget to follow me on Instagram to see my latest pictures when they are posted.

Athlone Fashion Trail

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Athlone Fashion Trail
Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

This weekend I headed off to Athlone to attend the Athlone Fashion Trail along with 19 other VIP bloggers. The event consisted of us wandering the streets of Athlone, attending fashion shows in selected boutiques around the town and being completely spoilt every step of the way! The whole event was set up by Saibh and Sinead from Into the West Bloggers Network who did a fabulous job of organising such an amazing event. 

Ciara and I at Colm Quinn BMW Showroom

We started off our day by having a great breakfast at the Colm Quinn BMW Showroom in Athlone and all I can say is.. GOALS. The cars were absolutely beautiful, especially the Mini's (ahh the dream). We were then chauffeured to the first stop in amazing BMW's.

The first stop was Kadee Bride, which showcased some beautiful wedding dresses. 

The next stop was the famous Burgess, which is the oldest department store in Ireland!

After that we headed to Olivia Danielle, a gorgeous little boutique with even more gorgeous clothes- they even started recently selling Freddys Jeans!

Cloda and I at lunch.
Our next stop was the Athlone Town Centre, who showcased looks from a range of different shops like Topshop, Zara, Oasis and more. To see there full directory click here. We were treated to an unreal lunch afterward in a section of the shopping centre which was cordoned off, overlooking all of the shops- so so spoilt! The lunch was provided by The Fatted Calf, a restaurant in the shopping centre.

Shona, Ciara and I walking around the boutiques. 
Other stops after lunch included Nells Closet, Boutique Clodagh and back again to Burgess.

To finish the day off we had the wrap party in the Radisson, where cocktails and comfy chairs were at hand- much needed after our long day!

I'd like to thank Saibh and Sinead for such a wonderful day- I met so many lovely people and I can't wait to join them again for another event very soon.