Friday 5 Under €50

We all deserve to treat ourselves now and then and at the Style Fairy we believe that treating yourself to something doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.

Check out this weeks top 5 pieces under €50 🙂

Hot List

1. Light pink velvet bow beanie, River Island, €22 – Shop HERE

2. Pink high neck cape top, River Island, €37 – Shop HERE

3. Black D ring culottes, River Island, €50 – Shop HERE

4. MIMI Embellished block heel shoe, Topshop, €50 – Shop HERE

5. Dark red quilted bag, River Island, €37 – Shop HERE

Stylishly yours,

Heather x

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Outfit Ideas: Maternity Wear

At The Style Fairy we are lucky enough to have a large number of mother’s and expecting mother’s following us. Some of our lovely followers have got in touch with us and asked us to style some outfit ideas for their growing bumps 🙂

Check out the 5 versatile looks we have styled below. Let us know which is your favourite 🙂

Look 1

Top: River Island, €43 – Shop HERE

Dress: Warehouse, €61 – Shop HERE

Watch: Oasis, €50 – Shop HERE

Bag: River Island, €33 – Shop HERE

Shoes: River Island, €30 – Shop HERE

Look 2

Top: Topshop, €44 – Shop HERE

Jeans: Topshop, €52 – Shop HERE

Choker: Topshop, €20 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €40 – Shop HERE

Shoes: Topshop, €40 – Shop HERE

Look 3

Dress: River Island, €55 – Shop HERE

Earrings: River Island, €16 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €34 – Shop HERE

Boots: River Island, €73 – Shop HERE

Look 4

Top: Topshop, €25 – Shop HERE

Jeans: Topshop, €57 – Shop HERE

Sunglasses: ASOS, €20.27 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €29 – Shop HERE

Shoes: Converse at ASOS, €74.32 – Shop HERE

Look 5

Dress: Topshop, €44 – Shop HERE

Earrings: Topshop, €16 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €34 – Shop HERE

Shoes: Topshop, €40 – Shop HERE

Stylishly yours,

Heather x

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Holidays in Mallorca

Hey ladies

Last week, we were in Mallorca on holidays as you might have seen on my social media 🙂 We had a blast, it was just so much fun, a total last minute holiday (we booked a week before!!!) but it was just brilliant.

I have had so many questions on Snapchat and Facebook about where we were and where we stayed and would I recommend it so I thought a blog post was the best way to answer everyones questions.

We stayed in a resort called Insotel Cala Mandía Resort and Spa (visit their website here). I heard about this resort from my brother and his wife, they have 3 kids (11, 9 and 4) and have been going there for years and always love it.

We booked flights and hotel separately. We flew from Belfast airport; the main reason being the flight times from Dublin to Mallorca were really awful in terms of the times; crazy early morning flights or silly late night time flights and with a toddler that is just not ideal, it would mess her up totally so we always try find day time flights.

We flew with Easy Jet and they were just fantastic! We had a car booked to collect us from Palma airport in Mallorca to bring us straight to the hotel. It is such a good idea to have this pre arranged. Another reason we picked to go to Mallorca is that is flight time is only 2 hours 40 mins so it is nice and short, ideal for Anabelle!

The Hotel 

The hotel is fab, it is a complete family focused  resort, to the point that if you don’t have kids I really wouldn’t advise going to be honest. There is an over 16’s area, restaurant and pool etc (which is quiet and calm) BUT to be really honest it is aimed at families and kids. There are (I think) 6 pools, and a selection of restaurants (I think 5)…

We went all inclusive for the week which worked out great, although we ate and drank WAY too much all week, but sure isn’t that what holidays are all about!! I find all inclusive brilliant for Anabelle too, she can be quite fussy at times so it is great to have the variety and if she doesn’t finish or like something we can just get something else for her. Plus it’s great not to have to carry cash around and just be able to go up and get a drink, a coffee, an ice cream at any time.

There is a massive indoor and outdoor buffet for breakfast lunch and dinner, we went there mostly, massive variety and really good food, with a special kiddies corner too. There is also a 50’s style dinner you can go for dinner which is very fun and the food is lovely too.l

Overall, I found the food to be good, you do get a little bored of buffet after a few nights but at the same tine with kids it is just so easy and handy!

When the main buffet restaurants are closed there are a few places that have food available all day long (if the kids or you get hungry) so you can just walk in and grab what you like there was always; fruit, pastries, yoghurts, bread, chips, pizza, chicken nuggets etc etc.

There is a sectioned off baby pool in each one of the pools and we mainly spent the entire day there, Anabelle just LOVED  playing in the water and it was so safe and secure. There is also a dedicated baby/ toddler pool with lots of mini slides which she loved too.

Swimsuit: Shein – See here

On top of that there is a water park within the resort, ideal for say 4 years and upwards (Cormac and I both did the slides so there is no age limit!!! lol)

There are also a few playgrounds around the resort, as well as tennis courts. In terms of entertainment, there is a mini club (think for 2 – 3year olds) a junior club and a teen club which do activity all day with the kids (painting, dancing and all sorts of fun activities to keep them amused)

Aside from the pool the highlight for Anabelle was the nightly kids disco at 8pm – she loved it!

Racing to the kids disco!!!

There is adult entertainment every night too but it doesn’t start til 9.30pm and we found that too late, after the kids disco, Anabelle was always exhausted so we all had early nights.

We stayed in a family suite and it was lovely; Be sure to ask to stay in BLOCK A. There resort is huge and split into 3 blocks, A, B and C. We flew A was definitely the nicest place to be.

Overall, yes I would highly recommend it if you have kids and looking for something really fun and entertaining for them. It is a lovely hotel, good food and fab pools. It is very noisy all day, as you can imagine and outside the restaurants at night there was like a buggy car park – Let’s just say the kids RULE at Insotel Cala Mandia.

Travelling with a Toddler

I get asked lots for tips for travelling with a toddler and I have some blog posts on this you might find useful. See HERE and HERE

If you’ve any questions or anything I didn’t cover, just leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you 🙂

Outfit Diaries 

A post wouldn’t be complete without at least some fashion 😉 So here’s a round up of some of the looks I wore on holidays.

Flying: It’s so important to be comfy when flying. The key is not to dress too heavy, instead wear layers so you can peel off as needs be!

Shop this grey dress I wore flying HERE
Dress: ASOS, have it a while though similar here
River Island, see here
Dress: Penneys Beach Bag: ASOS – See here
Dress: Penneys
Beach Bag: ASOS (see here) Kaftan: Penneys Swimsuit: Shein
Top: Zara Shorts: Penneys Bag: ASOS
Penneys dress (Annabelle’s is from Dunnes)
Dress: Shein – See here (Anabelle’s is from Jojo Maman Bebe)
Dress: Shein (see here) Earrings: H&M
Kaftan: Shein – See here

Dress: Zara (no longer in stock) Heels: Dunnes Stores
Maxi dress: Shein – See here Beach Bag: ASOS – See here
Dress: Shein – See here Earrings: H&M Sandals: ASOS
Dress: Penneys (Anabelle’s is H&M)

Hope you enjoyed the post

‘Til next time
Naomi xxx

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Autumn Wish List

Autumn is our favourite time of year. The layers, colours and textures are to die for. So naturally enough we have been surveying all the new stock on the highstreet and quite a few bits have caught our eye.

Check out our favourites below 🙂

***NOTE: If you spend €85 on River Island you can get 20% off when you use the discount code AUTUMN17 – Shop HERE***

Wish List

River Island, €107 – Shop HERE
Public Desire, €44.88 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €74.34 – Shop HERE
River Island, €50 – Shop HERE
Ted Baker at ASOS, €444.58 – Shop HERE
Missguided, €43 – Shop HERE
River Island, €33 – Shop HERE
New Look at ASOS, €31.07 – Shop HERE
River Island, €80 – Shop HERE
River Island, €55 – Shop HERE
Pretty Little Thing at ASOS, €47.30 – Shop HERE
River Island, €43 – Shop HERE
River Island, €80 – Shop HERE
Missguided, €12 – Shop HERE
New Look at ASOS, €40.53 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €43.24 – Shop HERE
River Island, €43 – Shop HERE
River Island, €107 – Shop HERE
River Island, €37 – Shop HERE
Missguided, €53 – Shop HERE
Oasis, €14 – Shop HERE

 

Stylishly yours,

Heather x

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Outfit Diaries: Black Tie Ball

Hey ladies

** Dress back in stock – see here **

In May we attended the Make a Wish Charity Ball in the Burlington Hotel. It was such a wonderful night and for an incredible cause. The work that this charity do for sick children is just outstanding and brings so much joy to these kids. See more of their work here.

The brilliant Deirdre O’Reilly did my make up, I love that girl, she is so talented and an absolute sweetheart too. It’s always a pleasure to be around Deirdre. I showed her the dress and asked for her for a really natural ‘dewy’ look, I wanted lots of highlight and a glowing look, with simple but defined eyes and a nude/ pink lip (She used MAC Velvet Teddy on my lips)

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I had my hair done by Sinead in Harpers Salon, I ask her for old Hollywood style curls and I loved how it turned out. She did exactly what I was looking for. The headpiece I wore I have a few years now (I bought it for my brothers wedding). It’s from Jules Bridal Jewellery , which is actually the same place I bought the head piece I wore the evening of my wedding 🙂

I was in love with my dress – The moment I saw it i just totally fell for it. It is from the Premium Occasion Wear Collection at River Island. The entire collection is stunning, perfect for any occasion and although it is pricer than the standard River Island collections, the quality is absolutely amazing.

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The dress felt amazing on, and the intricate beading detail throughout is simply divine. I LOVED the fact that it had long sleeves. Plus the v neck style is so flattering. It also has an open back (not totally backless). It would make a beautiful wedding dress for someone who was looking for something more simple than a traditional gown, or for a bride that wanted a second dress for her big day!

You can view the dress HERE 

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Or if you have a black tie ball coming up then I highly recommend choking out the River Island Occasion Wear section – It’s so fab!

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SHOP MY OUTFIT

Dress – River Island
Bag: Dune London
Headpiece: Jules Bridal Jewellery
Heels: Dune London

 

Hope you enjoyed the post

‘Til next time

Naomi xxx

 

**Please note: Some of the above included links are affiliate links and Naomi may earn a small percentage commission based on sales via these links. This will have no impact on the consumer and wilL not change the price they pay in any way.

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F&F at Tesco Denim Collection

Hi ladies

You may have seen on my social media that I recently teamed up with F&F at Tesco to showcase their stunning sustainable denim collection.

I spent the day in their Maynooth store, checking out the full denim range and pulling my favourite looks. We also filmed a really cool short video showcasing all my favourite styles while I was there. Check out the video HERE

Styles Available 

There is a massive variety of jeans available from the F&F Denim collection from boot cut jeans to slim leg jeans to classic skinny jeans to my personal favourite; the contour jeans. I absolutely love these, they are SO flattering on; an amazing fit and really hug the body (in a super flattering way). They are high waisted too, which I personally love. High waisted jeans are a ‘must have‘ investment, especially if you are a little conscious of your tummy area as they really suck you in. The contour jeans are made with a high performance stretch technology meaning they give a really smooth silhouette and won’t stretch on you as they day goes on.

Sizing & Fit 

Down to the details… So I’ve been getting so many questions about the sizing. Probably one of the things I loved so much about the jeans from F&F is that the sizing is accurate and consistent across all the styles, I tried on every single style in the shop and my size was my standard size 10 in all. It’s great to know you can trust the sizing, as I know myself how frustrating it can be when jeans are not true to size. I am 5 foot 7 and I opted for the regular leg and loved the length, they were perfect for me. The jeans are available in short leg, regular leg and also long leg.

The F&F denim collection goes from a size 6 to a size 22 

Pricing 

Well the great news is ALL the styles from the F&F denim range are below €30!! Yes you read that right… €30.

Skinny jeans, €23
Contour jeans, €28
Slim leg jeans, €20
Jeggings, €16
Relaxed skinny jeans, €25
Bootcut jeans, €23

Sustainability 

F&F at Tesco have put incredible work in creating ‘the perfect pair of jeans’; the fit is spot on, the sizing is accurate, the shapes and styles are comfortable, stylish and practical and the price point makes us all happy, but on top of that F&F are forging the way in sustainable denim.

Did you know it takes approx. 45 litres of water to manufacture ONE pair of jeans, well since 2015, F&F at Tesco have been developing ‘low impact’ denim to use less water, less energy consumption and less chemicals.

Styles and Wearability

So, I’ve mentioned there are a wide variety of styles available; these is definitely something suit everyone no matter your shape, taste, size or lifestyle. But here’s the breakdown on styles and how I’d wear them:

Bootcut: A huge trend for the coming Autumn/ Winter season, definitely a dressier take on jeans and look good styled with a simple top and a blazer, finished with a statement necklace and heels. These are mid rise.

Relaxed Skinny: They are calling this style ‘skinny’s more relaxed best friend’. I have a pair of these and find them really comfy. I love the distressed look and think they look way more expensive than their budget friendly price tag. Wear with trainers, t-shirt and a biker jacket for a relaxed, stylish and comfortable look.  These are a mid rise style.

Skinny: A wardrobe classic and not going anywhere soon. We all need a good pair of skinnies in our wardrobe. These are also a mid rise silhouette.

Contour: My favs!!! These are high rise silhouette (so flattering on) and made from a performance stretch fabric meaning they just really hug the body, but in a really good way. I honestly have barely taken my contours off over the last few weeks! Perfect with trainers or ankle boots for daytime but equally fab worn with heels for a night on the town. (High waisted style)

Jeggings: Easy, wearable and comfortable; perfect for styling with a chunky knit and trainers or ankle boots for the autumn season.  (mid rise style)

Slim leg: A classic wardrobe staple, ideal for those you don’t want to go for the skinny jean look, yet like a slim leg style, these are also mid rise. These are the type of jeans that can be worn dressed down or up depending on what you’re up to!

In terms of wearability and durability I have the relaxed skinny jeans and also the contour jeans, both of which I have been wearing so much over the past number of weeks and I have to admit I am really impressed so far, they wash really well and still maintain their shape.

My Favourite Looks 

Here’s a round up on my favourite looks, and off course head-to-toe from F&F at Tesco.

Look 1

Contour jeans in blue, €28
Blue coat, €45
Top, €16.50
Grey heels, €20
Necklace, €18

Look 2

Relaxed skinny jeans (in blue), €25
Pink faux suede biker jacket, €45
T-shirt, €12.50
Rose gold trainers, €20

Look 3

Black “Push Up’ jeans, €20
Gingham top, €18
Black heels, €20
Necklace, €10.50

Look 4

Contour jeans in grey, €28
Grey faux suede jacket, €45
Pink floral blouse, €19.50
Grey heels, €20

LOOK 5

Stripey top, €10
Skinny jeans, €23
Navy jacket, €39
Navy trainers, €18

COMPETITION 

F&F at Tesco have launched a really exciting competition for you to be your own blogger. You see all your favourite bloggers get sent all these fabulous products on a daily basis, well F&F think you deserve some special treatment yourself. They are giving 3 lucky ladies the chance to be a blogger for a day and get spoilt with some fabulous goodies from F&F.  As well as getting some gorgeous products from F&F, the lucky winners will get the chance to showcase three creativity and writing style and their content will be shared across the F&F social media pages!!!!! This is a ‘MUST ENTER’ competition for any budding bloggers and fashionistas out there; it is an amazing opportunity to get yourself exposed to a massive audience. To enter and be in with a chance to win simply

  • Head over to the F&F Facebook page (see here) and fill out the quick survey

Good luck everyone

Hope you enjoyed the post and be sure to let me know which is your favourite look?

‘Til next time

Naomi xx

Photo credit: All photos taken on by Bríd O’ Donovan

 

*Please note: This is a sponsored blog post in association with F&F at Tesco**

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Star Buy: Pretty Polo

We would be lying if we said Autumn wasn’t our favourite season for dressing. All those warm colours and layers…. LOVE!

Investing in a good polo for Autumn is essential so when we spotted this beauty we immediately add to our shopping basket. The stripe detailing and frill collar is bang on trend and really versatile.

Star Buy

River Island, €40 – Shop HERE

Check out the 3 looks we have styled with this fab piece 🙂

Look 1Top: River Island, €40 – Shop HERE

Trousers: River Island, €45 – Shop HERE

Earrings: Oasis, €7 – Shop HERE

Bag; River Island, €61 – Shop HERE

Shoes: New Look at ASOS, €35.12 – Shop HERE

Look 2Top: River Island, €40 – Shop HERE

Coat: River Island, €87 – Shop HERE

Jeans: River Islands, €55 – Shop HERE

Watch: River Island, €43 – Shop HERE

Big: River Island, €80 – Shop HERE

Boots: ASOS, €81.08 – Shop HERE

Look 3Jacket: River Island, €80 – Shop HERE

Top: River Island, €40 – Shop HERE

Skirt: River Island, €43 – Shop HERE

Watch: Olivia Burton at Topshop, €170 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €40 – Shop HERE

Boots: River Island, €55 – Shop HERE

Stylishly yours,

Heather x

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Anabelle Ivy

Hey ladies

A few weeks back we had the pleasure of working with the brilliant Edel O’Malley photographer on a family photo session… with a difference. I didn’t want “posed” photos and I knew Anabelle Ivy, being the age she is, wouldn’t sit still for a second so when Edel got in touch with me about an outdoors lifestyle/location session, I thought it was just perfect for us.

I’ve known Edel quite a while now, she came to our home and did a newborn photoshoot with Anabelle- see it here (AB was just 8 days old). Then again when Anabelle was about 8 months old I had some more shots done with Edel. Anabelle has grown up and changed so much over the past year that I was dying to capture some memories of how she is now; walking, talking, laughing, playing and running around like a little lunatic! I knew a studio setting wouldn’t be right for her. Instead, Edel met us in our local park here in Dun Laoghaire and we took it from there.

Edel has a very relaxed, gentle and calm way about her, Anabelle instantly felt comfortable with her (as did Cormac and I) She has such a good way with kids, there was no directing or trying to get Anabelle to stand a certain way or even stand still for that matter, Edel just followed Anabelle’s lead and caught some incredible images of her and us as a family, just laughing and playing in the park.

These are the kind of memories that will last a lifetime, as Anabelle grows up I know we will look back on these and smile, and always be grateful to Edel for capturing her character and her joyful spirit in such a beautiful and captivating way.

My little girl is turning 2 at the end of September and I can hardly believe it. I know everyone tells you to treasure every minute because it goes by in a blink, but now I can truly understand that. They say “the days are long but the years are short” and it just really rings true.

We didn’t have the easiest of starts in the whole world with Miss Anabelle Ivy, she suffered terribly with severe reflux for almost a year, and there were days when I thought her crying and pain would never end but thank god that is a distant memory for us now, and we have the happiest, giddiest, most loving little girl on our hands now.

With each passing day I see more and more of her incredible personality coming through and she honestly just blows me away, she is fiercely independent, determined, loving, sweet, stubborn, funny, giddy, hyper, mischievous, affectionate and has a smile and a giggle that would set the coldest heart on fire.

A single kiss from this little girl and the whole world seems ok again.

If I think of just how fast the last two years have gone by, I know the next two will be even quicker, that’s why I am just so so glad we got the photos done when we did, they sum her up so well.

Thinking of having some pictures done of your family? 

I would really encourage any mammies reading this to consider getting a lifestyle shoot done with Edel, you will not be disappointed, trust me!! From now until Christmas Edel is offering 10% OFF on her lifestyle location shoots if you mention “The Style Fairy” when booking.

Location sessions like the one we did can be done at home or at a location of your own choice. The package includes over an hour and a half session time, so loads of time for plenty of great shots, or to even allow for a change of location if you wish & Edel will travel to you. To get more information on her packages you can email Edel on info@edelomalley.com OR you can visit her website HERE to see more of her work

And when you get in touch with Edel make sure to tell her we sent you 😉 So you can avail of her discount over over the next few months.

Hope you enjoyed the post

‘Til next time

Naomi, Cormac & Anabelle Ivy xxx

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Outfit Ideas: Time To Party

Who doesn’t like a good party night to look forward to. Finding the perfect look for your next party night out doesn’t need to be a chore because we have got you covered.

We have carefully styled 5 complete party looks that are stylish, on trend and won’t break the bank.

Let us know which look is your favourite 🙂 xx

Look 1

Dress: Boohoo.com, €47 – Shop HERE

Earrings: River Island, €10 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €36 – Shop HERE

Shoes: Topshop, €40 – Shop HERE

Look 2

Top: River Island, €22 – Shop HERE

Skirt: River Island, €45 – Shop HERE

Earrings: River island, €10 – Shop HERE

Bag: ASOS, €33.78 – Shop HERE

Shoes: ASOS, €33.78 – Shop HERE

Look 3Top: River Island, €22 – Shop HERE

Skirt: River Island, €45 – Shop HERE

Earrings: Topshop, €20 – Shop HERE

Bag: ALDO at ASOS, €54.05 – Shop HERE

Shoes: ASOS, €33.78 – Shop HERE

Look 4

Dress: River Island, €50 – Shop HERE

Earrings: River Island, €13 – Shop HERE

Bag: ASOS, €47.30 – Shop HERE

Shoes: Topshop, €40 – Shop HERE

Look 5Playsuit: River Island, €60 – Shop HERE

Earrings: Topshop, €16 – Shop HERE

Bag: River island, €35 – Shop HERE

Shoes: Topshop, €40 – Shop HERE

Stylishly yours,

Heather x

*Please Note: The above included links are affiliate links and Heather may receive commission based on sales via these links*

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Steal Her Style: Casual Chic

Comfy cardigans and jeans are probably one of our favourite laid back looks. However, this style inspiration pic shows that you can transform this casual look by adding some classy accessories.

Style Inspiration

This look would be perfect for a girls dinner date, shopping trip, party or family outing. Check out how we recreated this look with high street finds below 🙂

Steal Her Style

Cardigan: River island, €80 – Shop HERE (or similar HERE)

Jeans: River Island €50 – Shop HERE

Necklace: Oasis, €20 – Shop HERE

Bag: Oasis, €40 – Shop HERE

Shoes: Dune at ASOS, €94.59 – Shop HERE

Stylishly yours,

Heather x

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