Saturday, 31 December 2011

A New Year....

Wishing all my followers a wonderful night and a very happy New Year!
I've had so much fun since starting this blog last August and I just want thank everyone for all the support and lovely comments I receive every day! I can't wait for the new year to begin - I have lots of plans for this little space and I'm really looking forward to following all of your stylish adventures in 2012 too!

See you in January!

Friday, 30 December 2011

Dressing Up For The Countdown!

I can't believe it's almost New Year's Eve already, this year has gone so fast! As usual, I don't have plans in place (NYE is always a bit last minute) but it will definitely be celebrated in style!
I've pulled one of my favourite white dresses from my wardrobe and have it on standby for the occasion. I've previously styled it with silver or black accessories but this year, inspired by these gorgeous Kurt Geiger shoes, I'm going for pink!

I've recently come across a stunning Irish website with a range of gorgeous accessories that would sparkle at any event! Crystals and Co. has an amazing selection of crystal handbags and jewellery - all at great value prices. Even better you can shop online and enjoy worldwide delivery. I've selected some of my top pretty in pink pieces below. Visit Crystals and Co. to view the full collection!

I'm linking up with Friday's Fancies for the first time today! 
Looking forward to seeing what everyone will be wearing this weekend :)

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

All that Glitters....

Although there are some fantastic sale bargains to be had, I haven't braved the shops yet!
With shoppers in a frenzy, overcrowded rails and long queues, I'd rather shop the sales online. Or better still - look ahead to the new season! I can't wait to indulge in the sugary sweet pastel shades that are sure to dominate our wardrobes come Spring. 

First on my wishlist, are these gorgeous heels from Kurt Geiger - perfect for any glitter loving girl :)


Monday, 26 December 2011


I hope everybody is enjoying the holidays so far! 
The past two days have been lovely and relaxing, filled with delicious food and gorgeous presents.
I've finally started using Instagram this weekend so I thought I'd share a few snapshots!

Gifts wrapped and ready to go under the tree on Christmas Eve

Santa brought some lovely gifts...

Setting the dinner table...

Outfit of the day - ruffles and leather pleats...

Follow me on Instagram: stylebylaura

Friday, 23 December 2011

It's Christmas....

Happy Holidays! 
It has been a very busy week but we've finally made it! 
The gifts are bought, the cocktails are on ice and I can't wait to celebrate with all my friends tonight!
From tomorrow onwards it's time to relax with family and friends and enjoy the festive atmosphere! 

Merry Christmas to all my followers, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and celebrate in style!


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Looks to Love

In the midst of all the Christmas cheer, there's a flurry of excitement in the fashion world as designers unveil what's on offer for next year! The Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2012 collection is absolutely stunning and full of inspiring looks to wear now. I love the tailored pencil skirts and the gorgeous coats. The beautiful bow belts add the perfect finishing touch to each look!


Monday, 19 December 2011

Party Pieces

I love the idea of mixing and matching different pieces, so this season I'll be investing in chic separates as a unique alternative to the party dress. Styled up or dressed down, here are some of my favourite separates that will see you through the party season and beyond!


1. Jewel Front Blouse, Penneys Limited Edition Collection
2. Feather Top, Ted Baker
3. Satin Top, Karen Millen
4. Emerald Shorts, River Island
5. Ruffle Front Skirt, Reiss
6. Bow Front Skirt, Ted Baker

Friday, 16 December 2011

Weekend Celebrations

The weekend is here and the Christmas parties are in full swing! To make it even more exciting, one of my best friends is home from Australia, so we have lots of catching up to do over the holidays!

I can't wait to try some of the festive cocktails above and wear my new party dress on Saturday night....

 I took these photos while out on a lovely winter's day walk last Christmas and if the cold continues we could be seeing scenes like these again very soon.....

So to wrap up against the cold, Sunday will be spent under comfy blankets with plenty of Christmas movies and chocolate treats....

I hope everyone has a fabulous & festive weekend!


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Editorial Love....

 Of all the gift guides I've come across in this month's magazines, Vogue Paris' wins hands down! Styled by Geraldine Saglio, this shoot captures some of the best designer gifts to give and receive this season from all the top fashion houses including Chanel, Dior, Miu Miu, YSL, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Burberry. I'm loving the dramatic props used in the festive scenes  - they add a really unique twist to the regular gift guides that we come to expect every year! As for the gifts themselves, who wouldn't smile if they found any of these amazing pieces under the tree on Christmas morning? 


Images via The Fashion Spot

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Style Star: Olivia Palermo

Olivia gets yet another Style Star, looking amazing in Marchesa. I love everything about this look from her gorgeous glossy hair to her statement accessories. This dress is the perfect party piece!


Monday, 12 December 2011

Champagne Inspiration...

Match your outfit to your drink this party season, for a truly sparkling look! 
I'm loving these dresses for New Years Eve and I think the sequin skirt would look gorgeous styled with a cream chunky knit for relaxed Christmas Eve drinks.


Sequin Skirt: Dorothy Perkins
Asymmetric Drape Dress: Reiss
Sequin Dress: Rare Opulence

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Festive Weekend...

Happy weekend everyone!
I'm very late this year, but I'll be making a start to my Christmas shopping over the next few days. Then it's time for my favourite part, gift wrapping! I know some people hate the thought of it but I could spend hours tying bows and ribbons around pretty paper to make gorgeous gifts! Here's a little inspiration from pinterest...

This weekend I'm also looking forward to taking in the city lights and stopping by a Christmas market.

And no shopping trip would be complete without one of these...


Thursday, 8 December 2011

Clutch Control

Because a girl can never have enough bags, here's my pick of the best party pieces -  from stars and ruffles to bows and faux fur. I had to include a lustworthy McQueen gem too, in my favourite colour of the week!


5. Asos

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Star Buy

I spotted this gorgeous A-Wear top on my Facebook timeline this morning and it instantly brightened up my day! I love the vibrant colour and peplum is set to be a huge trend come Spring. At only €25, this is definitely going on my shopping list. And as if that wasn't good enough there's also 25% off everything on A-Wear online, all week! Click here to start compiling your wishlist :)


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Red Alert!

'Tis the season for all things red and here are my top picks for adding a splash of festive cheer to any outfit! The ruffle front coat is beautiful, it's a real statement piece but still a timeless classic that can be worn year after year. I'm also loving the booties and the clutch, they are just the thing to add a dash of glamour to an all-black outift! The tops are great day-to-night pieces and can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Last but not least, no wardrobe should be without a little red dress - this one shouldered number is a cocktail party essential!


Coat: Coast 
Lace Blouse: Warehouse
Clutch: Anya Hindmarch 
Booties: Kurt Geiger
Scallop Top: River Island

Monday, 5 December 2011

Looks to Love...

Happy Monday all - a new week means lots of new outfits to plan!
Zara's latest lookbook offers the perfect capsule collection, packed full of everyday basics and party pieces that are guaranteed to see you through the festive season in style!

Here are my top 5 looks...

1. Work essentials - versatile separates ideal for mixing and matching.

2. Desk to Dancefloor - understated sequins teamed with a blazer will effortlessly take you from day to night.

3. The LBD - a statement shoulder updates a classic little black dress.

4. A showstopper maxi that is sure to make you stand out in the crowd - I'd lose the boots and team it with a pair of sky high wedges in red or gold!

5. Pretty Preppy - My ideal outfit for Christmas day. Love the sequins!

Have a great week!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Holiday Ad Love...

Following on from last week's Tiffany ad love, here's the newly released video for the holiday campaign.
 The music and snow make the scene even more magical than it looks in the photographs...

And while I'm on the topic of Tiffany, here are some stunning pieces that would make any girl smile this Christmas. :)

1. Tiffany Keys Heart Key Charm €135
2. Tiffany Blue Box Charm €245
3. Tiffany Keys Heart Key Pendant €195
{Chains and bracelets sold separately}

Happy Friday everyone!