Lot’s of excited Mum’s to be have been in touch with us at the Style Fairy asking for advice on stylish outfits to wear to various occasions. So here you have it, we have styled 5 complete looks to help you stay stylish as you get set to prepare for your new arrival.
I am so delighted to have once again teamed up with Littlewoods Ireland for this blog post. I had so much fun shooting these two looks with the lovely photographer Bríd O’Donovan in Herbert Park last week.
Both looks I wore are all from the brand new summer collections from River Island, available on Littlewoods Ireland. What is brilliant about shopping at Littlewoods Ireland is that all of your favourite high street brands are available under one roof – It makes online shopping so much easier. As well as River Island, Littlewoods Ireland also stock Ted Baker, Oasis, Miss Selfridge and Warhouse, to name just a small selection!
My first outfit is a really classic monochrome look; ideal for a summer occasion, or even a special night out. I absolutely adore the crochet detail on this and I am obsessed with these sleeves – Perfect if you are a little bit conscious of your arms too. See the dress in more detail here.
I styled this dress with these AMAZING heels– I fell in love with the beauties the second I saw them, the pearls and stud detail is just fab. And this season is all about the block heel (which is great as they are so much more comfy!!)
To finish the look I wore this pearl detailed bag (which I am kinda obsessed with – major Chanel vibes going on!)
The second look from Littlewoods Ireland is also all from the new summer collections by River Island, a much more laid back, yet stylish look and gorgeous for the summer.
Good fitting white jeans can be SO hard to find, but I love this pair (I actually have a similar pair from a few years back). They are the “Molly” Jeans (see them here) and they are such a fab fit, nice and high waisted, really stretchy plus they are a nice quality fabric (no one wants see through white jeans!!)
I styled them with this longline embroidered kimono which I LOVE!! I can see me getting so much wear out of this over the summer months – it’s perfect with jeans, and I adore the longer length, especially with white skinnies!! See the kimono in more detail here.
I opted for this simple cami top underneath (see here) but you could style so many different colour tops or cami’s under this kimono (even something as simple as this top would be stunning under it).
Last, but oh my, certainly not least, these khaki sandals are life!!! Absolutely gorgeous colour and would go with so much for the summer, check these beauties outhere.
The new River Island summer collection available at Littlewoods Ireland is stunning. Here is a round up of some of my top buys to see you through the summer months in style 🙂
These purple wide leg trousers are so fab and bang on trend for summer, wear with a simple cream or white cami top or t-shirt and strap sandals – Divine! They would also be really nice for holidays worn with flat sandals.
This yellow blazer is so me – Perfect staple piece for your summer wardrobe, wear with skinny jeans and a simple t-shirt for a chic day time look, or wear draped over your shoulders with a dress for a stylish and sophisticated evening look. Yellow is the colour of the season!
This printed kimono is another gorgeous piece for the summer months – I love how it is styled in this picture.
Holiday coming up? This playsuit needs to be on your wishlist! The long kimono sleeves are so fab and the colour combination is stunning. Style with flat gladiator sandals and a trilby for a chic day time look (ideal for a festival!) or glam it up by wearing with high strappy sandals and a biker jacket – Gorgeous!
I have these trousers myself and just love them, they make a chic alternative to jeans for the summer, plus they are super comfy and look equally great styled with loafers or dressed up with block heels. Wear with fine knit jumper or a simple t-shirt top for a laid back, on trend look.
I adore this embroidered suedette pencil skirt. Fab for a night out over or summer, or it would be gorgeous glamed up for an occasion. Style with a plain, block coloured cami top.
This is a really classic white top and one that would go with so much in your wardrobe. It would be gorgeous worn tucked into the above pencil skirt and with the above pictured trousers – everyone needs a staple top like this in their wardrobes (It’s also perfect for wearing under blazers with jeans)
Dreamy, floaty and floral and I just love the sleeves. This dress is perfect for the summer months (would be very cool for a festival). Style with ankle boots and a denim jacket (or suede biker jacket)
Looking for the ultimate jeans? Look no further than my all time favourites, Molly jeans from River Island, this light blue wash is dreamy for the summer. They are super comfy, verrrrrry flattering and high waisted – What’s not to love?
This coral colour is fab for summer and would look great styled with the molly jeans (above) OR worn with the white jeans I wore for this photoshoot.
Hope you enjoyed the post 🙂
‘Til next time
**This is a sponsored blog post in collaboration with Littlewoods Ireland**
I recently launched my brand new summer TSF collection and I am SO excited about it. So much so, I want to celebrate by running a GIVEAWAY – see bottom of the post for details on how to enter 🙂
This is my fourth collection of TSF fashion accessories and my far by biggest and most eclectic yet. This season’s range see’s the introduction of some stunning semi precious stones (all handmade in New York) as well as the new addition of rings. I absolutely love each and every piece in the collection and that is so important to me. Each piece is so unique and so wearable, and there is certainly something in there for every taste and style.
The collection comprises 17 pieces in totals from rings and necklaces to bracelets and earrings.
The hugely popular ‘Friendship Knot’ range is back in the bangle and this time in a beautiful, dainty ring and it comes in silver, rose gold and yellow gold. All items are one size fits all, including the rings, as you will see from the pics there is an opening on the back.
FRIENDSHIP KNOT RANGE
To celebrate the launch of my summer TSF collection, I am giving away TWO BRACELETS – One of the ‘Georgia’ statement leaf cuff and one of ‘Bella’ Live, Love, Laugh bracelet to two lucky winners 🙂
Sometimes you just can’t go wrong with navy and white for summer time. The timeless combination is both effortless and chic. You can even add a pop of colour like red or orange to make a real statement.
The highstreet stores are awash with nautical pieces right now so we have styled 5 complete looks to suit any occasion. Enjoy 🙂
I have some REALLY exciting news to share with you all…. I’m delighted to announce that I am one of the judges at next weeks Punchestown Festival judging the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady.
I am judging on Wednesday 26th April (Which is Gold Cup Day) and my fellow judges on that day are Aisling O’Loughlin, former Xposé Presenter and owner of exquisite.ie, Hannah Power wife of Gold Cup winning jockey Robert ‘Puppy’ Power and Linda Stinson, owner of Bellamianta Tan. I really cannot wait! And what a fabulous bunch of ladies to be judging along side.
The Punchestown Festival takes place from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April 2017. Other judges during the week include Glenda Gilson (Tuesday), Bláthnaid Treacy (Thursday) and Vogue Williams (Friday).
The prize for the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady is simply AMAZING, the overall winner (which is announced on Friday) gets;
VIP trip for two to the private Bollinger estate and its new Champagne libraries, France.
Overnight stay in the beautiful historic town of Reims – the capital of the Champagne region
Michelin dining and luxury overnight stay in Paris, the City of Light
Private chauffeur and Champagne lunch experience
Each day (Tuesday – Thursday) there will be 5 finalists picked with one overall winner from each day.
Each of these 5 finalists will receive a €100 Topflight voucher, a bottle of Bollinger Champagne and other exclusive goodies, while the overall winner each day will also receive a custom-made Montgomery Millinery hat worth €250 and a €200 Topflight voucher. The winners from Tuesday to Thursday are invited back as automatic finalists in Friday’s main competition where they can wear the same thing or something else, it’s their choice. The overall winner of the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady will be announced on Friday.
My Top Tips
Hope I get to meet some of you ladies on the day, if you are coming on Wednesday, make sure to come over and say hi, I would absolutely LOVE to meet you.
Here are some of my top tips for a winning look:
Timeless Elegance. For me a winning look should be timeless and classic, it is nice to see the incorporation of some ‘trends’ but for me a classic and elegant look with a demure, sophisticated and timeless feel is always a winner.
Style & Flair. The winner to me should show their personal style and individual flair, catch the eye of the judge or scout but yet not be totally over the top either. A winner or a finalist can usually be spotted a mile away but not because she is loud or showy, rather because she exudes style.
Be you. Stay true to you and your own personal style, don’t try to recreate a formulaic race day look because you feel you have to, instead, embrace your own style and wear what suits you.
Be comfortable and confident. You need to feel comfortable in your look which in turn will give you the confidence to rock it. Keep in mind that you want to be ‘race’ appropriate too.
Expensive or deisgner does not equal a winner . For me personally, it does not matter whether you are wearing Prada or Penneys, instead it is HOW you put together your look, not whether it was expensive or if its designer. I like to see how people pull together their outfit from head to toe, that might mean, a little vintage here, a little high street there and a splash of designer, and a borrowed hat but – It’s the finished product I am looking for. The detail, the thought, the way it fits and suits your shape.
I am so excited to show you all my outfit, although I am not even close to organised yet – It’s all the final bits that can take so long, but I am getting there! I am extremely honoured to say I am being dressed by the amazing Irish designer Niamh O’Neill and I actually cannot wait to show you the outfit by her. I have never worn anything like this before! I’m also beyond excited that the amazingly talented Irish Milliner Jennifer Wrynne is designing me a bespoke headpiece…. Eeeeecccck, I’m bursting with excitement to see that. To keep up to date on my outfit and more importantly to follow all the style on the day itself make sure you follow me on Snapchat (username: thestylefairy)
** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNERS ARE AOIFE O’SULLIVAN AND EVE BYRNE – BOTH WINNERS HAVE NOW BEEN CONTACTED **
I’m delighted to be once again collaborating with my good friends at Vaughan Shoes to showcase their amazing Spring/ Summer 2017 collection.
And I am thrilled to announce there is a very special 15% DISCOUNT CODE for Style Fairy readers across their entire collections using the code ‘TSF15’ at the checkout, this discount starts today (Tuesday 18th April 2017 and ends on Tuesday 25th April 2017).
Plus, if you scroll to the bottom of this post there is A GIVEAWAY 🙂
I am a huge fan of Vaughan Shoes; they stock an amazing array of fantastic brands including the likes of Amy Huberman, Clarks, Dubarry, Pedro Anton, Kate Appleby and Jose Saenz to name just a few.
I originally came across Vaughan Shoes when I was hunting down a pair of wedges a few summers ago and my love affair with THE comfiest wedges around began… Pedro Anton (see that range here). Plus, this seasons Amy Huberman collection is my favourite of hers yet, wait til you see it, trust me, you will want them all!! See here.
Vaughan Shoes is a 100% Irish owned company offers free delivery nationwide, a very easy returns service plus a very quick and easy click & collect service across their 3 stores in Castlebar, Ballinrobe and Claremorris. And wow I have to say I am seriously impressed by their Spring/ Summer collection. To showcase their latest and greatest I have decided to do “The Style Fairy’s Top 10 Buys” across their website.
COMPETITION TO WIN AMY HUBERMAN SHOES (OR ANY SHOES YOU LIKE FROM VAUGHAN SHOES)
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this blog post to see how TWO of you lucky readers can WIN a pair of shoes from the stunning Amy Huberman collection or if you prefer, the two winners can simply pick from ANY shoes they wish across the website.
THE STYLE FAIRY’S TOP 10 BUYS
In no particular order here are some of my best buys. It was close to impossible to narrow this list down to 10, I could have easily included 20! Always a great sign of a good collection. What you get when you buy from Vaughans is REALLY good quality, and shoes or boots that will last for seasons to come. I have trainers from a brand they stock called ARA, that are now seasons old, yet still one of the comfiest trainers I own!!
TWO lucky readers get to choose ANY pair of shoes they wish across the entire collection – Amy Huberman, Pedro Anton, Jose Saenz, anything YOU like. I recently got the grey Amy Huberman boors myself and just love them!
TAG AT LEAST 2 FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK WHO WOULD LOVE TO WIN
LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW SAYING YOU HAVE ENTERED (it is vital you enter here on the blog too as we need your email address to contact you)
The lucky winners will be announced on Wednesday 26th April. I will draw two winners names at random and will announce this on Facebook – You will also get an email from me. Then you will get to choose any shoes you want and they will be immediately posted out to you 🙂
Don’t forget from today (18th April) until next Tuesday (25th April ’17) there is 15% across everything on Vaughan Shoes. Simply use the code ‘TSF15’ at the checkout. This applies to all brands, plus all mens shoes, so you might just pick up something for the hubby too (They stock great mens brands too like Tommy Bowe, Dubarry and lots more!)
*Please note the discount does not apply to Jose Saenz as they are currently running 20% off across this entire range.
Very best of luck to everyone
¨¨This is a sponsored blog post in collaboration with Vaughan Shoes**