Saturday, 31 March 2012

Oliva Palermo in Ireland!

I was so excited when I heard that Olivia Palermo was in Ireland this week, and now the mystery has been revealed! Olivia visited Kildare Village as part of a photoshoot for Vanity Fair and she also took the time to model a selection of pieces from the outlet, exclusively for the Irish Times!

I'm also loving this behind the scenes video where she shares her style tips and inspirations!

Click through to The Irish Times to read the full interview.


Images via Kildare Village | Video via The Irish Times

Friday, 30 March 2012

Friday's Fancies: April Showers

Happy Friday all!

It has been a gloriously sunny week so far but no doubt the inevitable April showers are just around the corner! This week's Friday Fancies, over on Long Distance Loving, is bursting with inspiration to ensure we look chic whatever the weather.

What better way to face the showers than with a fabulous umbrella and a trusty trench coat! This blush ruffled number from Miss Selfridge is perfect for spring. And as I love my heels, I couldn't resist posting these gorgeous wedge Hunter wellies - stylish and practical!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! 
I'm looking forward to a mini-break with the girls so I'm hoping the April showers don't set in early!


Thursday, 29 March 2012

Fun in the sun!

I can't believe how gorgeous the weather has been this week, and it's still only March! I took advantage of the beautiful sunshine by pulling out one of my favourite maxi dresses for lunch and an afternoon walk at Blessington Lakes! This is a great piece that I have had in my closet for about four years now - it's so versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Here, I kept the look simple with a pair of bow and pearl flat sandals from A|wear!


Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Style Star: Olivia Palermo (In Ireland!)

Those who follow my blog will be well used to seeing Olivia Palermo on these pages - I simply adore her style! I couldn't believe my eyes yesterday, when these photographs emerged of her shopping at none other than my local outlet shopping destination, Kildare Village!

Olivia looked as chic and polished as ever, wearing a crisp white blazer and leather leggings. Had I known in advance that my favourite fashionista was making an appearance I would have been there in a flash!


Images via Kildare Village

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Citrus Hues!

After a weekend of glorious sunshine, I'm inspired by all things bright and zesty today! 
At this time of year, accessories are a great place to start when your wardrobe needs a little colour injection! These citrus hues are sure to add zing to any look...


Monday, 26 March 2012

Weekend Style...

I'm not normally one for bold prints, but the floral trend has definitely caught my eye this season.
I loved these trousers from the moment I spotted them online, and after a few weeks searching in several different H&M stores, I finally found them in my local branch! The weather was gorgeous for their first outing this weekend - it looks like spring has finally sprung! 


{H&M Trousers| Penneys Blouse & Bag| Dune Shoes}

Friday, 23 March 2012

Friday's Fancies: March Madness

For this week's Friday Fancies, I'm sharing one of my favourite colour combinations of the moment - mint and pink! Inspired by the above images, I've gone for an ultra sweet, girly look! I can never resist ruffles and tulle!

Happy Friday

Head over to Long Distance Loving for more Friday Fancies!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Liebster Award!

Last week, I was delighted to receive the Liebster Blog Award from the lovely Hunter at Navy & Orange! Hunter's blog is a must read, full of beautiful images and inspiring ideas. The nature of this award is to share it with other bloggers and I am very excited to pass it on to four of my favourite daily reads! Meet Miranda, Samantha, Ally and Katie...

Miranda - The Chic Sheet 

I would first like to take the time to say thanks to the lovely Laura for nominating me for this award! Being able to network and make friends in the blogging community, and many in different areas of the world, is one of the most rewarding parts of the blogging experience! I initially started my blog as a creative outlet in which I could share my love of all things fashion, photography, and writing. However, now it has become so much more. It has opened doors to new opportunities and also allowed me to make new friends who share the same passions as I do in life. I can''t wait to see where it will take me next and what new friends I will make in the years to come.

 Samantha - Every Shade of Green

Firstly, thank you Laura for passing this award on to me. It is my first award and I was so excited when you first mentioned it to me! I started blogging in November of last year as a creative distraction to my current long distance relationship (!) and it has grown from there. Around the same time I started my blog, I also purchased my first apartment and I wanted a way to document any interior inspiration I came across. I also wanted a place to diarise any travelling that I did.

At first, I was just posting pictures and quotes that I found around the web but as I've got more into the blogging community, I've become far more creative and I'm loving it! I honestly cannot believe how many really lovely people I've 'met' through blogging. I get my inspiration mainly from reading other blogs, Pinterest, magazines & travelling and my blog is a mixture of fashion, food, travel and snippets of my life.
Thanks so much again Laura -- I really am touched by this award :) xx

hi all! my name is ally and i blog over at the ruffled lace. I cannot believe laura thought of me for this award! she is a star. i started blogging because i was itching to do something creative with my life. my cousin had introduced it to me and i was hooked. my blog has a little bit of everything but it mainly focuses on fashion which is what i am most interested in. i get a ton of inspiration from who what wear,, into the gloss, the coveteur, street style blogs and magazines. i am constantly people watching, i love to see how other people put things together. i think fashion has a lot to do with appreciating other people's creative aesthetic. that's a little about me, thanks for the mention xox

Katie - Miss Dixie 

Hey everyone! I'm Katie and you can find me blogging at Miss Dixie where I share my ramblings on fashion, my sweet family, delicious food, interiors and my life on the coast. Somehow I stumbled upon the blogging world and instantly knew it was what I needed to fulfill my creative outlet! I am inspired by great bloggers {like Laura!} and this beautiful world around me. It is such an honour to be mentioned in this post! xoxo, Katie

Thanks again to Hunter for nominating me and to all the ladies who took the time to feature in this post! Looking forward to seeing who you pass it on to next :)


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

H&M hits the Red Carpet...

Michelle Williams surprised all the fashion critics when she wore H&M to this year's BAFTAs, and with the launch of the new Conscious Collection, we can all treat ourselves to a slice of red carpet glamour! Launching on April 12th, the Exclusive Conscious Collection consists of some jaw dropping gowns that are sure to sell out in an instant! As part of H&M's Conscious initiative, each piece is crafted from more sustainable materials such as organic cotton and hemp, as well as recycled polyester.

I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for this neon pleated mini dress - the colour and detail is fabulous!

Here are some more favourites :)

Images courtesy of H&M

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Style Star: Myleene Klass

I always love to see celebrities wearing looks from the high street and Myleene Klass is definitely making me crave this gorgeous spring dress by Vila! I love the colour blocked stripes and soft pleats. Her tumbling waves add the perfect finishing touch to this cute daytime look.

 Shop her dress now over on Very


Monday, 19 March 2012

Editorial Love...Queen Kate

I don't buy US Vogue every month, but I have to pick up a copy of the April edition for this editorial alone! Shot by Tim Walker in the lavish surroundings of the Ritz in Paris, Kate Moss is cast as a modern day Marie Antoinette. The shoot was styled by the legendary Grace Coddington and showcases some stunning Haute Couture gowns. Definitely one for the inspiration files!


Images via Vogue

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Weekend Style...

My love of coloured denim continues! After wearing my mint skinnies for the first time, I was straight back to Zara for a second pair in another colour! They are so soft and easy to wear. This coral/orange hue is also one of my favourite colours for spring! Here I paired them with a classic stripe top, mixing things up a bit with my favourite leopard print heels! 

Happy Sunday!

Zara Jeans | H&M Top | Zara Bag | Ravel Heels

Friday, 16 March 2012

Friday's Fancies: St. Patrick's Day!

Style Notes is going green in honour of St. Patrick's Day and this week's Friday Fancies. As the festivities will run for the whole weekend, I've styled two outfits to cover both day and night celebrations!

For St. Patrick's Day, I've paired a silky tank top with my favourite skinny jeans by Goldsign. The orange Zara heels add a fun nod to our tricolour flag! In the spirit of Friday's Fancies, I'm dreaming big with this stunning emerald dress by Rachel Gilbert. I've been admiring her designs for quite a while and this piece is perfect for a glamorous night out. And is it just me or do the crystal embellishments give it an almost Riverdance feel?!

Hope everybody has a fabulous weekend and enjoys the celebrations wherever you are in the world. We can't wait to begin here in Ireland!

Check out more St. Patrick's Day inspired looks on Long Distance Loving


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Blooms & Shoes...

 A little shoe love inspired by some gorgeous Spring blooms...

Happy Thursday everyone! 


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Style Star: Ashley Olsen

Following on from yesterday's Monochrome post, I had to give my Style Star of the week to Ashley Olsen! Ashley is often spotted working the monochrome look and she pulls it off so well. This outfit is all about the statement white jacket! The sharp tailoring takes centre stage, dressing up a simple pair of black leggings. Loving the strappy heels and flash of red nail polish too!


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Monochrome Magic

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Colour trends may come and go but black and white remains eternally chic! Here are some of my favourite pieces in the shops and online now.


Monday, 12 March 2012

Editorial Love...Spring Feeling

I love bright, sunny editorials and this feature from You Inspire Magazine sure added a pop of color to my Monday! It was the above look that caught my eye and drew me into the feature. The breezy dress is so light and fresh for Spring, not to mention those towering Burberry wedges - gorgeous!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend :)


Images via FGR