Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday's Fancies: Dress Yourself


Hello weekend and happy Friday friends!

When set the challenge of pulling together a look that is 'totally me' for today's Friday's Fancies, a combination of bows, glitter and blush tones was a natural choice! It doesn't matter how many bow adorned pieces I have in my wardrobe, I'm always drawn to them when I hit the shops. The same can be said for my love of neutral tones. As anyone who regularly reads this blog will have noticed, I'm all about the soft, girly, sparkly details! That being said, I like to create a balance of pretty and chic, so a pair of leather look trousers add the perfect edge to this outfit!

What's your signature style?

Laura
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Thursday, 29 November 2012

A Tiffany Christmas



There's nothing quite like a bit of Tiffany magic to instill that warm, fuzzy, festive feeling! I'm always mesmerised by their stunning advertising campaigns and window displays, and this year is no different.  
I love the concept of these homely scenes, currently on display in the windows of the flagship Fifth Avenue store. The level of detail is incredible!

What I wouldn't give to peer into these in person!

Laura
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Images via Tiffany


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Festive Red...


Whether you're off to party or just looking for a pop of colour on a cold winter's day, a flash of red is sure to inject a dose of glamour to any look! I love red teamed with classic neutral accessories, as seen at Jil Sander this Fall. I've already got my red dress ready for the party season, but I have always wanted a red coat for Christmas morning! These gorgeous Louboutins remain on my lust list too, with their famed crimson soles offering the perfect finishing touch to any red ensemble!

Laura
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Style Star: Emma Stone


This week's Style Star goes to Emma Stone, looking suitably festive in Burberry at the recent CDFA/Vogue  Fashion Fund Awards. I love the peplum and sequins combo! 

Laura
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Monday, 26 November 2012

Weekend Style...


Happy Monday all!
I had a lovely quiet weekend, spent getting decorations ready for Christmas and planning all of my party outfits. I'm so excited for the festive season to begin! 

For lunch yesterday, I pulled out my new H&M faux leather skirt, teaming it with a cosy Zara jumper and black tights. The pale pink hue was just what I needed to brighten up a dull, wet Sunday!

Laura
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Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday's Fancies: All Black




How is it Friday again already?! Each week seems to be going quicker than the last, as we head full on into the festive season! Today's all black outfit an ideal a day to evening look. Skinny black jeans are a staple of mine and I've dressed them up here with a beautiful Karen Millen lace top. Killer heels, a glam clutch and gitzy earrings add the perfect finishing touch.

Have a great weekend, and happy shopping for anyone braving the Black Friday sales stateside!

Laura
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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Argento Jewels....


My Monday was made a whole lot brighter this week, with a gorgeous delivery from Argento jewellery! I was delighted to receive some fabulous pieces from the beautiful Karma collection and I cant't wait to experiment with them over the party season!

The heart necklace and silver bracelet are gorgeous and would make ideal Christmas gifts! I also love the statement vintage necklace - perfect for jazzing up an all black look for a night out! 

As someone who gets very excited about packaging (!), I loved the red festive envelope that everything arrived in! It was like Christmas had come early as I found three boxes inside, each one containing a  little pouch with the goodies wrapped carefully in tissue paper.

The Argento website has a wonderful range of brands to choose from, at great prices too.
It's an ideal one-stop shop for Christmas gifts, or if you just feel like treating yourself to something special! I've already got my eye on this gorgeous pearl bracelet!

Wishing all of my American readers a very happy Thanksgiving today!

Laura
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*These items were sent to me c/o Argento. All words and opinions expressed are my own

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Party Prep: Time to Shine


It's all about the glitz and glam at Christmas time and I can't get enough of it!
There are some stunning pieces in the shops at the moment, namely this lust worthy Valorie clutch by Anya Hindmarch. I had it in my hand at the weekend and haven't stopped thinking about it since! I'm also head over heels for these Brian Atwood rose gold shoes!

 How do you add sparkle during the party season?

Laura
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Style Star: Ashley Greene


I never got into the whole Twilight hype, but I have eagerly been following Ashley Greene's appearances on the promotional circuit for the latest movie. Donna Karan's golden girl looked absolutely gorgeous at the LA premiere, in this beautiful blush gown. From the super chic DKNY campaign images to stunning red carpet gowns like this, Ashley pulls off every look with class and is the perfect ambassador for the brand. She is also streets ahead of Kristen Stewart in the style stakes! 

Team Ashley all the way :)

Laura
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Monday, 19 November 2012

Weekend Style...


I wore this leather, faux fur and boucle layered look yesterday for a spot of outlet shopping! I splurged on this faux fur gilet a few weeks ago in a local boutique and it was definitely worth the investment. It kept me warm and cosy and it is so incredibly soft. I found it hard to refrain from stroking it as I wandered around the shops! These H&M faux leather pants are another one of my favourite buys of the season. They were only €29.99 and I have already got so much wear out of them, for both day and night. I've picked them up in a berry colour too and can't wait to style these up over the festive season!

Have a great week!

Laura
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Full Circle Faux Fur Gilet | Mango Jacket | H&M Pants | Michael Kors Bag | Penneys Flats

Friday, 16 November 2012

Friday's Fancies: Sweet Like...


It's treat time on today's edition of Friday's Fancies and for me, there's nothing more indulgent on a winter's evening than a steaming hot chocolate - complete with marshmallows and cream on top! Inspired by it's marshmallowy colour, I've built my look around this gorgeous coat from Reiss. Berry and burgundy compliment this shade beautifully, and it's a colour combination I'll definitely be trying soon. I love these Current/Elliott jeans!



Have a fabulous weekend!

Laura
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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Beautiful Baroque


If there's one trend on everyone's radar this season, it's Baroque! 
Dolce & Gabanna took it to the extreme with a lavish runway filled with black and gold heavily embellished creations. Here are my top picks for a more subtle, wearable take on the trend. I love this Oasis dress! 

Laura
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Style Star: Poppy Delevigne


For anybody looking for sequin inspiration this season, look no further than the gorgeous Poppy Delevigne! Her fitted jacket and statement accessories add the perfect edge to this sparkly number, resulting in a look that is super chic and fun at the same time! Steal her style with this boucle jacket from Mango, a really versatile piece that will see you through the party season and beyond!

Laura
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Monday, 12 November 2012

Party Prep! Dancing Shoes


The second part of my Party Prep! series is all about the shoes, and I can't think of a better way to start the week! From the obligatory glitter to classic black and siren red, these are my top picks for the festive season! I have been known to plan an entire outfit around my shoes and any of these beauties would serve as the perfect starting point!

Laura
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Friday, 9 November 2012

Friday's Fancies: Cosy Weekend!


When the weather turns really cold, I always rely on a cosy puffa jacket to keep me warm! This one from Dorothy Perkins has caught my eye recently - the gold detailed belt keeps it sleek and stylish whilst the fur trim looks oh so cosy! Teamed with a luxurious cashmere cardigan and a warm snood, it's an ideal weekend cover up to wear over skinny jeans and booties!

Happy Friday!

Laura
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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Looks to Love...


Following on from my LBD post this week, here's another selection of party looks to love from spanish retailer Blanco. I always love their campaigns, and the new NIGHT collection is full of sequins, lace and peplum - a perfect party combination!

Laura
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Images via Blanco

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Style Star: Olivia Palermo


Olivia Palermo has been loving her capes lately! Spotted out and about in New York, she looks cosy but chic,teaming floaty layers with skinny jeans and leggings. It's definitely a look I'll be taking inspiration from this winter!

Laura
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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Party Prep! The LBD


Now that Halloween is over, I can officially start talking about Christmas! (I've been holding it in since September!) Some might say it's too early, but the party season kicks off in just a few short weeks and it's always good to be prepared! A black dress is a must at this time of year and I've spotted some amazing styles over the past few weeks. Whether it's a sleek day-to-night shift or a full on ball gown, a black dress will see you through any occasion in style! 

Which one would you choose?

Laura
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Monday, 5 November 2012

Weekend Style...


There's nothing I love more than a sunny Saturday! It was the perfect opportunity to wear my new tan boots, teamed with a cozy Zara knit and skinny jeans. I had been searching for a pair of knee high tan boots for the past few weeks and I eventually found these in a local boutique. They have a nice heel with a hidden platform, making them really comfy too!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Laura
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Zara Jumper | Zara Bag | Penneys Scarf | French Connection Jeans | Gianna di Firenze Boots

Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday's Fancies: Cosy Chic





When it comes to sweaters, oversized tunic styles are definitely my favourite! I love the idea of pairing a cosy sweater a touch of leather for a look that is casual, yet chic at the same time. I've dressed this outfit down with studded ankle boots and a warm scarf, but it could easily be adapted for a more glamorous occasion. Just add a statement necklace and a pair of pointy stilettos and you're good to go!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Laura
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