Thursday, 31 May 2012

Ad Love...


Kate Hudson is one of my favourite actresses and she looks stunning in the latest Ann Taylor campaign.
The summer collection is full of vibrant colours, sharp silhouettes and luxe fabrics, which Kate models with effortless elegance! I'm loving the colourful statement necklaces too!

Laura
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Images via Ann Taylor

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Style Star: Eva Longoria


The Glamour Magazine Women of the Year awards took place last night in London and there was lots of fabulous style on the red carpet! My Style Star goes to Eva Longoria who looked amazing in a vibrant Victoria Beckham shift dress. The overall look is simple and chic with the silver detailing on the back adding  dash of glamour! Described by Glamour as 'the most hard-working woman in Hollywood' Eva won the 'Inspiration' award last night and rightly so - she is fabulous!

Get the look for less this summer in this gorgeous Reiss dress teamed with neutral accessories!

Laura
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Image Source: Mirror UK


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Recent Snapshots...

It's safe to say I'm addicted to Instagram! I love capturing the little details of my day, especially when the sun shines! Here are just a few of my recent snapshots...
My new Zara heels | Bow flat sandals on a sunny day | A fabulous yellow clutch I spotted at the Karen Millen press day | A beautiful arch in Co. Wicklow | Pretty flowers | An Alfresco brunch.

If you would like to follow me on Instagram, my username is @stylebylaura

Laura
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Monday, 28 May 2012

Weekend Style..




Hi all, happy Monday! 
I had a fabulous weekend in the beautiful surrounds of Ballybeg House in Co. Wicklow for my friend's sister's wedding! The weather was gorgeous so my floaty maxi dress from A|wear was perfect for the occasion!

We stayed in a gorgeous rustic lodge - I loved the decor


 Enjoying some glorious evening sunshine with Elaine...

Watching the sun go down over the Wicklow mountains...


All in all, it was a perfect weekend! 

Laura
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Friday, 25 May 2012

Friday's Fancies: Summer Style

Summer has officially arrived and it's time to get the shorts out! I spotted this amazing Stella McCartney pair earlier on this week and had to include them in my Friday's Fancies! The bright stripes make a real statement and they are versatile too - simply mix and match with co-ordinating tanks for a different look with each wear. I've gone for blue and orange today but green or cream would work equally well! 


Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend. I can't wait to soak up some sunshine and I'm looking forward to a trip to the Wicklow countryside for a wedding!

P.S. I'm very excited to be featured on Klury this week as part of their 'Closet Crashing' series. Click here to read the interview and get a peek inside my closet!

Laura
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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Editorial Love...



I'm behind on my magazine reading and only recently came across this beautiful editorial featuring Reese Witherspoon in the April issue of Glamour. Her hair and make-up is flawless and the styling is impeccable! LOVE!

Laura
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Images via Glamour Magazine

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Style Star: Diane Kruger


Diane Kruger hit the red carpet at Cannes last week looking stunning in a custom made Giambattista Valli couture gown. I adore the draped chiffon and the soft pastel shade. Inspired by her look, I have found a gorgeous dress in Monsoon that would be perfect for any summer event. I've kept the look cool and breezy by teaming it with a pair of  blush toned sandals. Now if only I could recreate that fabulous high bun...

Laura
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Holiday Countdown: Travel in Style


I am so happy that my holiday with the girls is officially booked! I can't wait for two whole weeks of sun on the beach in Marbella. While I am patiently waiting until August, I'll be getting inspired with a series of holiday countdown posts. First stop, the airport!

When travelling, it's all about light, comfortable layers and great accessories. Inspired by the stylish celebs above, here are my picks for jetting off in style! I couldn't resist throwing in the sparkly Jimmy Choo luggage tag :)

Laura
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Monday, 21 May 2012

Weekend Style..


Don't you just love when a dress you have been admiring for ages goes on sale? I was thrilled when I spotted this one marked down in Warehouse last Friday, and I had to snap it up! The print is nice and summery and it's a really versatile piece. I dressed it up with some orange heels this time, but it would work equally well with a pair of flat sandals.

Laura
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Warehouse Dress | Penneys Clutch | Carvela Heels


Friday, 18 May 2012

Friday's Fancies: Denim Day

Happy Friday all, I thought it would never come! 

It's Denim Day on Friday's Fancies and this one was really fun to style! There is so much inspiration floating around the blogosphere, and endless ways to wear the classic chambray shirt. I have been teaming mine with my mint skinny jeans but today I'm mixing it up and pairing it with a floaty maxi skirt. The overall look is cool and casual with touches of gold for a little extra sparkle...




Head over to Long Distance Loving for more inspired looks.



Have a great weekend!

Laura
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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Ad Love...


Just in case anyone needs a little more summer inspiration.....how fabulous is this latest campaign from Banana Republic? I love Coco Rocha and she looks stunning in these shots announcing the launch of the exclusive Trina Turk collection for Banana Republic. The retro inspired collection is made up of 40 capsule pieces and launches June 7th. Poolside perfection!

Laura
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Images via Banana Republic

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Style Star: Christine Teigen



It's time for another round of Style Star and this week, it's model Christine Teigen who has caught my eye! She stepped out at the New York premiere of 'What to Expect When You're Expecting', looking gorgeous in the perfect blend of neutrals and sparkles. I love her blazer and I have been on the lookout for something similar. I spotted this one in A|wear and inspired by Christine's look, I think it would go great with my sequinned Zara skirt! I would also love to put these DVF wedges on my shopping list!

Laura
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Club Tropicana!


Florals took on a whole new dimension this season, with oversized tropical prints splashed all over the runways. The Salvatore Ferragamo collection really stood out for me with a wonderful array of vibrant colours and striking prints. Here are some inspired finds, perfect for brightening up a Tuesday morning! Who's ready for a holiday?

Laura
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Monday, 14 May 2012

Weekend Style..


After wearing a lot of colour lately, it was back to basics this weekend! Neutrals make up a huge part of my wardrobe and there's nothing I love more than blush tones mixed with gold. When I spotted this clutch at H&M recently, I had to snap it up - it's a really versatile piece and will work with lots of different looks this summer!

Laura
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Zara Top | Zara Jeans | H&M Clutch | Carvela Heels

Friday, 11 May 2012

Friday's Fancies: Colour Crush

Jason Wu

Yellow is without a doubt one of my favourite colours of the season. It is bright, refreshing and you can't help but feel happy wearing it! From pale pastels to bright neons, there is a shade of yellow for everyone and it doesn't have to be scary - bright yellow accessories against a more neutral, subtle outfit can have an equally stunning impact.

Here are some of the ways I'll be incorporating yellow into my outfits this summer. Just don't wear them all at once :)


Wishing everybody a wonderful (and hopefully sunny) weekend!

Laura
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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Little Details


From a bow on a shoe to a colour popping clutch or a simple gold watch, it's often the little details than can make a whole outfit. Here are three images that are currently inspiring me on Pinterest. And by no coincidence at all, they all happen to be pretty in pink!

Laura
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via 1,2,3

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Wonder Wedges...

Via

Wedges are definitely a summer staple for me, and although I have several pairs, I'm always on the lookout for more! Here are some fabulous styles that have caught my eye this season...

Laura




Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Style Star: Poppy Delevigne


Poppy Delevigne matches my Style Star this week in a sunny yellow dress!
 I love how she has teamed the dress with bold, black accessories. The overall look is right on trend whilst remaining chic and elegant. Another style win for Poppy!

Monday, 7 May 2012

Weekend Style..


Finally, a weekend without rain! 
I was delighted to get an opportunity to wear my new H&M skirt out to lunch on Saturday. I kept the look bright with a simple yellow top, and finished it off with a pair of gold Guess sandals and my favourite Zara tote!

Laura
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 Guess Sandals | Zara Bag | H&M Skirt | Penneys Top

Friday, 4 May 2012

Friday's Fancies: Decked out for the Derby

It's Friday and time for another round of Fancies! This week's theme is 'Decked out for the Derby', and as I have mentioned before, there's nothing I love more than a day out at the races! The Irish Derby isn't until the end of June but it's never to early to get a little style inspiration...

For this outfit, I've chosen a statement headpiece from the renowned Philip Treacy. His designs are spectacular and he created no less than 36 hats for the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton! I kept the dress simple but chic and added a pair of bright pink Zara heels to tie the whole look together. 


Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Head over to Long Distance Loving for more Derby inspired ensembles.

Laura
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