Tag Archives: fashion

Art College Outfit

14 Nov

I’m going to an art college open day in December next month with a friend of mine, and I’m trying to pick out an outfit to wear. Here’s some inspiration from Pinterest; even though I don’t own the exact clothes, I own some/can get some that invoke the style of the outfits here. Which is your favourite? Also, if you’ve found something beautiful, please leave it in a comment!

Source: lyst.com via Laura on Pinterest

Source: saboskirt.com via Meagan on Pinterest



The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

12 Nov

I posted recently about YouTube vloggers that I really enjoy, but I didn’t put in this one, because it’s very different.

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries are a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, and they are magnificently produced. At first, I must admit, I was a little apprehensive as I usually don’t like “modern versions” of books or films I love. However, this was happily the exception. The LBD is fantastically written, acted, shot and edited, super-professionally, while still keeping the one-girl-and-a-webcam feel even though there’s a whole production team backstage. The plot is perfectly paced, and the casting for the roles is superb. Hmm, it’s like I’m playing who-can-fit-the-most-superlatives-into-a-paragraph game, so I’d better shut up. Here’s the very first episode for you viewing.

Also as a side note to those who are ardent fans, one word: DARCY! ❤

Another great buy: SHOOOOES!!!

11 Nov

Again, apologies for the bad quality of the image, my proper camera is still off the road. I couldn’t wait to post this picture though. These were from Penneys (surprise, surprise) and they were €23. They’re beige (faux) suede, and they substitute perfectly for my brown leather boots, dressing up a winter outfit for a party or evening time. I also love the lining, which is some sort of weird retro print on a royal blue background. The heel is suede too, and the sole is about 5mm thick, meaning the shoes can be stained easily in damp weather. Mine haven’t been yet, but I have worn them only in dry weather, and I’ve also sprayed them with suede protection… which I’m not sure works on fake suede, but I wasn’t taking any chances.



Skiing Outfits

11 Nov

Just click the montage to see where to get the stuff!

Best Buy Dress

11 Nov

Since I’m not flush with cash and never have been, I buy most of my clothes in cheap chain stores like Penneys and Dunnes. I try and get stuff second hand, but there is a pretty severe lack of second-hand clothes shops where I live (maybe a new business idea for me?). Anyway, I recently bought a dress in Dunnes Stores, for €23, and it is the best thing I have ever bought. It is denim blue with off-white medium polka-dots, and came with a patent white belt. The best wasn’t very good quality and is pretty delicate, but still really cute.

From instagram, see all my pictures at http://instagrid.me/maevelizzy

This picture does make me look slightly deformed, but what the heck. You get a good idea of the dress. Plus props to me for taking it while balanced on a bathtub in Rome at three in the morning. It was a CRAZY night.

So, what is the best thing you’ve ever bought? Ever invested in something that was really worth it. whether it be clothing or something else?