Beaut.ie Street Style Competition

Khaki Parka, Miss Selfridge Denim Button Up Skirt, Black Poloneck

Hello there! I hope you are all having a lovely week and now have that incomparable Friday feeling lingering in your head! Just a quick post today – I need your help! I’ve entered the Beaut.ie Spring Street Style competition and need your votes to potentially win a trip to New York! The look I chose features my favourite purchase so far this Spring/Summer 2015 season, my Miss Selfridge denim button through skirt, as well as my old reliable khaki parka from Primark. I recently featured the above look on The Mix and Match (read the full post here) and got a great response, so decided to take the plunge, put myself out on a limb and enter the competition!

So, if you dig my street style look, I would be so grateful if you could pop on over to the competition page and hit that little pink heart! It take two seconds and you can vote once a day until next Wednesday, 15th April. Click here to view my entry and vote!

On that note, I just have to mention that I would NEVER have even dreamed of entering a competition like this if it weren’t for the confidence and contentment that blogging has brought me, and a huge part of that is all of the support from you, my lovely readers! It really means an awful lot to me, so thanks for everything guys! ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time! xx

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Outfit Post: Denim Button Up Skirt, Khaki Parka and Black Polo Neck

Khaki Parka, Miss Selfridge Denim Button Up Skirt, Black Poloneck, Tartan Scarf

This season’s fondness for seventies favourite, the button through skirt and the utility staple, the khaki parka are the perfect foil for a wardrobe transitioning from Winter to Summer…

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Outfit Post: Cosy Knits and a Tartan Mini

Another short outfit post from my trip to Amsterdam for you today. I’m hoping it’s one that might just inspire you to don your finest knitwear and bit o’ tartan and wander about town, hot chocolate in hand, soaking up the current festive atmosphere…

Grey roll neck, Tartan Mini, Leather Biker JAcket - The Mix and Match

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Outfit Post: Tartan and Leopard

Penneys Tartan Scarf, JEans and Grey Tee, Missguided Boots, New Look Leather Jacket

H & M Ear Cuff

I would love to say that this outfit was put together for a gig or something else that groovy young folk do on a Friday night, but in reality it was a comfortable, casual get-up, thrown on in order to head out on a desperate dash forโ€ฆice-cream. When that craving comes a-callinโ€™, it cannot, must not, be ignored. I had cooked up a storm and decided I deserved a cone shaped reward so we set off on our eager quest. Of course we discovered that every fancy ice-cream parlor in North County Dublin had shut up shop for the evening. Devastated – a Cornetto from the local Spar is just not the same lads! Have I really just written a whole paragraph about ice-cream? At least you now know where my priorities lie!

Anyway…the fashions! It definitely wasnโ€™t cold enough to warrant this snuggly tartan scarf but the heart wants what it wants (see ice cream rant above) and around my neck it went. I have this Penneys/Primark scarf since last year, along with several others that could easily pass as blankets (and have been used as such on the train many times โ€“ no shame). But Iโ€™m once again lusting after more in shades of navy, burgundy and forest green, with beautiful selections in Zara, River Island, and of course, good ol’ Penneys at the moment. I particularly love the look of tartan contrasted with leopard print here – as easy and as classic as black and white, but just that little bit more offbeat. It’s a good idea to keep the clash to the accessories, but if you’re feeling bold I think this leopard print belt would look great paired with jeans and check shirt. Watcha think? Would you work leopard and tartan together?

The basic tee and jeans are also from Penneys and are both perfect basic pieces for dressing up or down. And if you’ve been reading for a while you remember these Missguided snakeskin boots from my pre-payday wishlist. Well, I finally took the plunge, and man alive, do I love ’em.ย  All chunky heeled and textured, they are my perfect Winter boots. I have also spotted these beauts when searching for the link on the Missguided website – damn my wandering eye…into the basket they go!

Well that’s it from me this fine Friday night, have a great weekend y’all!