Friday, July 3, 2015

OOTD feat. Missguided & Jeffrey Campbell

CLICK TO SHOP: Blouse* - New Look (similar here) | Faux suede lace-up shorts* - Missguided | 'Eliza' backpack* - BooHoo (similar here) | Everly SP boots* - Jeffrey Campbell (similar here) | Sunglasses* - Parfois (similar here) | Necklace* - Galaxy Rox Jewellery | Watch* - Michael Kors

Photography - Ciara O'Doherty


Tuesday, June 30, 2015


ASOS' giant sales are always an absolute dream to shop; they cater for all styles, all genders and all price-points. This Summer's sale is by far one of their strongest in recent seasons; particularly their range of designer items and accessories that are so generously discounted. I thought I'd put together a little post of some gems I spotted whilst browsing tonight - happy shopping! (All items are hyper-linked beneath each post, just click each item to shop it directly).


Monday, June 29, 2015

OOTD feat. Rokit Vintage & The Break Vintage

CLICK TO SHOP: Vintage fringed jacket* - Rokit vintage | Sheer zebra tee* - The Break Vintage | Belt* - H&M (similar here) | Jeans - Levi's (similar here) | 'Klair' sandals* - BooHoo | Tom Ford 'Islay' sunglasses* - David Clulow @ Kildare Village (shop here) | Watch* - Michael Kors

Photography - Sarah Hanrahan


Thursday, June 25, 2015

OOTD feat. Lazy Oaf & 8 Cubes of Sugar

CLICK TO SHOP: 'Under the Sea' dress* - Lazy Oaf | Shoes - Dr Martens | Holographic backpack* - 8 Cubes of Sugar | Choker* - Hearts and Gems | Sunglasses - Quay (similar here)

Photography - Sarah Hanrahan


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Body & Soul Festival Diary 2015 | Vodafone Centre Stage

Over the weekend, I attended my all-time favourite Irish festival Body & Soulwith Vodafone's Centre Stage. It was absolutely phenomenal - as always. Body & Soul is such a unique and unusual festival experience; it's completely chilled-out, full of art and magic, the atmosphere is electric and the live acts (music and comedy) are always on point. 

The weather was great, despite a few showers, so I was able to wear the likes of these fabulous Kiss The Sky flares from Ark Clothing and Peacock feather hair clips from Penneys (Primark). I used Benefit's 'Bling Brow' and Urban Decay's 'Heavy Metal' loose glitter to achieve each day's glittery and boho-inspired makeup too.

(Shop same and similar styles to my festival outfits via the widget at the bottom of the post - make sure your Ad Block is switched off to see it!) 

Vodafone Centre Stage had a brilliant Recharge Room at the festival for all of the ever-dreaded dead phone owners. In the Recharge Room, there was a 'Recharge The 90's' wall where you could get your photo snapped with all kinds of 90's props. It went down a treat!

One of the greatest parts of the Recharge Room, were the Centre Stage Instaprint photos. Anyone who tagged #CentreStage on Instagram or Twitter over the weekend, had their photos printed out into polaroids free of charge. The photos were collected by thousands of people over the weekend and a giant mosaic was put together at the end using everyone's snaps.

Body & Soul 2015 was yet again a festival I'll never forget. The true highlight for me was singing Irish ballads with a hundred people or so around a bonfire, at 2am on Sunday night. You just couldn't get that anywhere else.

I left this festival feeling immensely happy and inspired, surrounded by fantastic people and all of the eco-friendly and colourful art you could think of. I say it each year, but if you haven't been, you MUST go next year! It's truly one of the highlights of my Summer and I'll be a loyal Body & Soul-er for many, many years. Thanks to Vodafone Centre Stage for having me along!


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Download Festival Diary 2015 | Mooi en Lief

Despite the constant rain, floods of mud and mountains of damp clothing, I had THE time of my life at Download Festival. 2015 was my first year attending and I can assure you it won't be my last. AmyHelen and I were kindly sent over by Dutch wellington boot brand, Mooi en Lief

Download is currently Europe's second largest festival and it's attended by hundreds of thousands of rock and metal fans each year. I've wanted to go since my teen years, as the line-up always looks incredible. I pinched myself when we were given the opportunity to attend this month.

Amy and I stayed in Dorothy, our VW camper van, which automatically made the experience a million times more enjoyable - having a proper roof over our heads, decent bedding and storage made getting up each morning that little bit easier! Our Mooi en Lief wellies saved the day too; we had to wear them daily as we were striding through swimming pools of mud 24/7 (sounds gross - it was). 
One of the greatest things about Download for me was the feeling of it being one big "family", as cheesy as it sounds! I've never been surrounded by so many like-minded people.

I'm still not over the fact that I saw so many of my heroes live, over one weekend; my favourites were L7 (one of my favourite bands of all time), Marilyn Manson (of course), Slipknot (INCREDIBLE), Young Guns (listen to their new album ASAP, please and thank you), Mötley Crüe (the first and last time I'll ever see them live, as they're parting ways after 35 years - sob), Hollywood Undead, A Day To Remember and believe it or not Enter Shikari, who I've never really warmed to before.

If my weekend couldn't get any better, my friend Matt casually introduced me to Vinnie Paul in the press area on Friday. If any of you know me and my music taste well, you'd know Pantera are my life. Matt brought me over and I froze. Pantera's drummer was just standing in front of me. Argh! He was so sweet, hugged me and posed for photos and oh my god, I'm still in a state of shock. Gah.
All in all, Download was by far the greatest festival I have attended so far. The food was fantastic, the cashless 'dog tag' system was genius and the overall layout of the arena was brilliant. I can't recommend it enough if you're into alternative music, as it's the most chilled-out, fun, inclusive and positive festival I've experienced.

If you'd like to stop my outfits featured above, check out the widget at the bottom of the post featuring same and similar styles from Missguided. They're currently running an offer where you can get 30% off festival clothes by entering the code FESTIVAL30 at checkout! (Make sure your Ad Block is switched off to see the widget). Thanks so much to Mooi en Lief and Download Festival for this incredible opportunity. Let's hope for a drier 2016 - see you there!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

OOTD feat. Mooi en Lief & Velvet Cave | Download Festival 2015

CLICK TO SHOP: 'Black Onyx' playsuit* - Velvet Cave | Body chain* - Miss Selfridge (similar here) | Vault hat* - UNIF @ Urban Outfitters | Wellington boots* - Mooi en Lief | Turquoise Shanti cuff* - Ohm Boho | 'Fortune' Amethyst poison ring* - Rock'N'Rose | Sunglasses* - ASOS

This week I'm flying over to the UK to attend a festival I've literally drooled over for years - Download! Mooi en Lief, a Dutch premium wellington boot brand, are sending me over to stomp around the muck in their delightful boots and listen to rock and roll, alll dayyy longgg. Can't complain, really! I'm particularly excited to see Marilyn Manson (FINALLY), L7, Slipknot, Mötley Crüe, Slash and Young Guns (who've just been announced as one of the festival's secret bands).

I'm all about that boho, rock'n'roll style during the Summer so I was well up for styling these divine feathered boots with my ultimate festival-inspired outfit. We shot at my favourite place on earth, Glendalough, as the weather was heavenly and it made for an ideal setting.

Having jumped in and out of the lakes, I can confirm these wellies are 100% waterproof! I am totally prepared for the (predicted) rainy weather that'll appear at "Drownload", as one of my Twitter followers said (good 'un). Depending on said weather, we'll see if this incredible Velvet Cave playsuit makes an appearance.. 

If you're stuck for festival outfit inspiration, there's a 'Last Minute Buys' widget below! Spend an extra fiver or so on Next Day Delivery and you'll have your clobber in time for Friday. (Make sure your AdBlock is switched off to see the widgets).

As always, I'll be posting on my Instagram throughout the festival so make sure you follow me there, I'll also be doing a follow-up festival diary and outfit posts here. I'll be bopping around Download with my fellow blogger chums, keep an eye out for us if you're heading too!


Photography - Sarah Hanrahan