Dundrum Town Centre Ladies Day

Hi ladies

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to team up with Dundrum Town Centre, what a dream come true for me and if you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram you may have seen some snippets of the day? It was a really brilliant day!

This year, Dundrum Town Centre are the very proud sponsors of Ladies Day at the RDS Dublin Horse Show. Ladies’ Day at the Dublin Horse Show is the longest running and most prestigious Ladies Day outing in Ireland and is the highlight of the social calendar for many.

The winner of this years day will win a whopping €10,000 Gift Card to spend at Dundrum Town Centre! WOW! Imagine the fun you would have spending that?

The Dundrum Town Centre Ladies Day takes place on Thursday 10th August. You can purchase tickets for the RDS Horse Show HERE.  For more information on Ladies Day;  how to enter, where to go, who the judges are etc, you can check out the Dundrum Town Centre website HERE. Judges on then day include; stylist Courtney Smith, fashion editor Bairbre Power and Dundrum Town Centre personal stylist Lorna Claire Wightman. MC on the day will be the gorgeous Cassie Stokes, presenter of Xposé.

Dundrum Town Centre have so many incredible retailers; it is the perfect place to search for your winning Ladies Day look. From the likes of Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser, both of which are exclusive stores to Dundrum Town Centre, to Hobbs, Coast, Mint Velvet, Karen Millen, LK Bennett, Cath Kidson, River Island, Zara, Oasis and so many more. It has the perfect combination of highstreet to more exclusive labels making it the ideal; ‘go to‘ destination to mix & match and pull together some incredible outfits.

My task for the day was to style outfits for Ladies Day that I think had that winning edge and will hopefully give you some ideas on what to wear to the Dundrum Town Centre Dublin Horse Show Ladies Day.

How to Dress for Ladies Day

When it comes to Ladies Day so many women can feel totally overwhelmed and unsure what they should wear,  how to put their outfit together, what shops to go to etc. My goal when I visited Dundrum Town Centre was to style some gorgeous Ladies Day looks from the vast array of shops at Dundrum Town Centre; to give all you ladies some ideas & inspiration on what to wear for the day. There is no “Right” look; there are no set ingredients to winning Ladies Day; my best advise would be embrace your own personal style, do not dress to please the judges and their personal style, please yourself and  be confident, comfortable and happy in what you wear; that really shines through. Don’t be afraid to add a bit of individual style and flair. You don’t have to dress up in what you think is traditionally “ladies day’ attire, instead, think outside the box, go for what you love, what flatters you and embrace that. Having judged various Ladies Days in the past, it shines through when someone is comfortable, happy and confident in their look. Don’t forget accessories too; they are the key to completing your look.

LOOK 1

Coat , €300 & Dress €80, was €300 : Hobbs
Headpiece: Coast, €35
Heels (€180): Hobbs
Clutch: Coast, €30

I always think, where possible, it is great to embrace colour for Ladies Day, wearing the right colour for you can really enhance your features and it is a sure fire way to get noticed by the judges. This coat from Hobbs jumped out to me from miles away – the detail is spectacular, I choose to focus in on the pink and style the coat based on that (you could go for the cobalt blur or the yellow or the green either) A really stylish, well cut, good fitting dress coat is always a classic and elegant look for Ladies day. Keep your accessories paired back and let the coat do the talking 😉

LOOK 2 

Jumpsuit, €64 Jacket, €87  and Bag, €29: River Island
Headpiece: Coast, €45

Dressing for Ladies Day does not mean you need to wear expensive, designer looks, this look is all from River Island and I absolutely love it. It is  not as ‘traditional’ let’s say as my previous look, but is striking, stylish and that little bit different.

This jacket is stunning, I love the colour and the detail; it looks so much more expensive! A jumpsuit is a great alternative to a dress or a skirt for Ladies Day too.

LOOK 3

Top: River Island, €35
Skirt, €75 & Bag, €60: Coast

Something totally different for my third look, I love how whimsical this look is. This skirt is just so feminine and beautiful. Very Carrie Bradshaw inspired!! I wanted to show you something really alternative, but still so wearable for Ladies Day. I really felt like a princess in this outfit and the amount of women who stopped me during our photoshoot to ask where this skirt was from was insane!!! Everyone loved it!


I decided to keep accessories to a minimum for this look, sometimes less is more. I think that is key with Ladies Day too, a lot of us fall into the trap of ‘over doing it’. I see this time & time again with Ladies Day, not ever single item in your look needs to be statement. Quite often, less really is more, in so many ways.

LOOK 4

Dress: Harvey Nichols (label is called ‘Keepsake the Label), €170
Jacket: Harvey Nichols (Label is Moschino), €370 (was €740)
Clutch: Accessorize, €30
Headpiece: Accessorize, €20


Before I even knew I would be working with Dundrum Town Centre on this collaboration, I had my eye on this dress!! I love the shape, the colour, the cut – Everything! While browsing in Harvey Nichols (who have such stunning labels by the way).

I came across this Moschino duster coat in Harvey Nichols too, it matched perfectly, I thought the duster coat/ jacket really finished the look and gave it a more elegant edge. I kept the blush tones and went for this embellished bag from Accessorise, and last but not least, a nude coloured headpiece also from Accessorize.

LOOK 5

Dress: Harvey Nichols (Label is ‘Aidan Mattox’), €375
Jacket: Harvey Nichols (Label is ‘Pinko’), €168 (was €238)
Clutch: Karen Millen, €125
Headband: Acccessorize, €20

This, without a shadow of a doubt is my favourite look I have worn in a long time. This jacket, expensive? yes! Incredible? Oh yes! On sale? Whoo yes!

I instantly fell in love with this impeccable, embroidered maxi dress from Aidan Mattox at Harvey Nichols, the detail is amazing, but I wanted to give it a more structured, more elegant finish, so the moment I saw this lime jacket from Pinko, I knew it would really bring the look to life. I adore the contrasting colours.

LOOK 6

Top, €110 & Skirt, €170: Coast
Headpiece, €35 & Clutch, €30: Coast

Time and time again, black and white works. It is so timeless and classic. This skirt from Coast is simply STUNNING., it’s so different, super figure hugging and so flattering. The top is available as a match; so classic.

I love this headpiece, so dramatic and really added to the overall look. I kept the black & white theme throughout, right down to the clutch bag

So there you have it ladies, 6 outfits head-to- toe, all very different from each other and all perfect for Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show. Hope you enjoyed the post ladies and really hope it gave you some inspiration. If you are heading to Ladies Day; have an absolute ball, that’s the main thing.

Photos taken by the super talented Bríd O Donovan on location in Dundrum Town Centre

‘Til next time

Stylishly yours

Naomi xx

** PLEASE NOTE: This is a sponsored blog post in collaboration with Dundrum Town Centre **

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Outfit Ideas: Just Jeans

Your heading out on a night out with your friends and you get the message “What are you wearing?” and you respond “Jeans and a nice top”. Let’s face it we have all been there 🙂

Jeans and a dressy top is a go-to look for many and why shouldn’t it be. Its comfy and stylish (AND we don’t have to tan our legs ha).

So next time you are planning a night out and want the perfect jeans and top look check out these 4 outfit ideas.

Look 1

Top: River Island, €50 – Shop HERE

Jeans: River Island, €55 – Shop HERE

Earrings: River island, €10 – Shop HERE

Bag: New Look at ASOS, €27.01 – Shop HERE

Shoes: ASOS, €40.54 – Shop HERE

Look 2

Kimono: River Island, €87 – Shop HERE

Top: River Island, €40 – Shop HERE

Jeans: River Island, €50 – Shop HERE

Earrings: Topshop, €25 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €52 – Shop HERE

Shoes: Topshop, €77 – Shop HERE

Look 3

Top: Topshop, €38 – Shop HERE

Jeans: River Island, €50 – Shop HERE

Necklace: River Island, €13 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €34 – Shop HERE

Shoes: Topshop, €52 – Shop HERE

Look 4

Top: Chicwish, €41.78 – Shop HERE

Jeans: River Island, €50 – Shop HERE

Earrings: Topshop, €16 – Shop HERE

Bag: ASOS, €13.51 – Shop HERE

Shoes: River Island, €75 – 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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Occasion Wear Style with iClothing.ie

Hey ladies

So excited to finally share this post with you 🙂 A couple of weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to work with iClothing on an Occasion Wear photo shoot. What a day!! From start to finish it was incredible and the looks I got to wear for the shoot were stunning.

So if you have a big occasion coming up over the next few months, whether it’s a wedding or the races or anything in between… then you need to keep reading!

Discount

Don’t forget there is a special Style Fairy 15% discount across everything on iClothing with the code TSF15. Please note this discount does not apply to sales stock and is valid for one use per customer per month. 

We shot on location in the beautiful Killashee Hotel ;  such a gorgeous hotel and the grounds are stunning. The team from iClothing were awesome; from the photographer Alex Hutchinson to the styling team to hair & make up – All complete pros, so it was a pleasure to work with them.

There is no doubt about it, we ALL struggle when it comes to finding that perfect occasion wear outfit, we all want to look and feel our absolute best on that special day and not spend a fortune while doing that 😉 I hope these stunning looks from iClothing will give you lots of ideas & inspiration for you next big occasion.

Shop the full “STYLE FAIRY EDIT” on iClothing here

This first look features this blush pink culotte jumpsuit, I fell in love with look instantly, it is very me. Plus it is such a nice alternative to a dress for a special occasion. I adore it styled with this floral cropped jacket, gives it that extra edge. You could even just wear this jacket draped over your shoulders either.

This next look in one word is elegance. This dress is so elegant, timeless and so so flattering. Those lace sleeves.. Wow! And you can’t see it here but the back detail is gorgeous, those lace sleeves come into a small cape at the back, just stunning. I predict this one is going to a big big seller ladies so don’t delay. A piece that will never date in your wardrobe, trust me.

This next look is something totally different, I love this dress, and my eyes were drawn straight to it on the day. Fab detail around the neckline plus a dress with sleeves is ALWAYS a winner for me. The vertical stripes are also so flattering; they really elongate the body (and who doesn’t want that eh?!)

This next look is so feminine and fabulous, this shape for me is always a winner. I am a classic pear shape meaning I am larger on the bottom half (bigger hips and bum) but smaller bust and waist, so for that shape, a classic a-line kick out style dress like this is ideal. It really cinches you in at the waist

I am all about colour! But so many Irish women are afraid to embrace colour, but trust me a burst of colour will do wonders for you. This classic dress is available in this vibrant yellow I wore but also in cerise pink and cobalt blue. I love the shape and fit of this dress, I felt really comfortable in this.

This pretty & girly number was really fun to wear, it’s the kind of dress you just want to twirl in; I love the full skirt. Again this shape and cut is so flattering because is really cinches in your waist and then kicks out making your waist appear smaller plus it hides and lumps or bulges in the tummy area – Win win!

This dress… WOW! I felt like a princess in this one. This shape is so beautiful and this pale blue colour is just stunning. This would be gorgeous for an occasion or it would make a stunning dress for your bridesmaids either. I just love this dress.

This next look is a totally different style and shape to any of the other looks and that’s what I loved so much about this photoshoot; such variety. This was a clear favourite among my Snapchatters; everyone seemed to love this one And I can see why; the embellished neckline on this dress is so striking and makes it such an elegant look. This shift style dress is such a classic shape and makes it such a sophisticated and timeless look. I also adorned this mint green shade, but it does also come in pink and cream. I think the area, version would be gorgeous for a bride for the day after her weeding.

Last but certainly not least, I love how dramatic this dress is. This dress would be perfect for a really glamorous occasion and would even be ideal for a black tie ball or wedding.


SHOP ‘THE STYLE FAIRY EDIT’ HERE

Hope you enjoyed the post ladies

‘Til next time

Naomi

 

**Please note: This is a a sponsored blog post in association with iClothing **

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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. Black lace cap sleeve V neck crop top: River Island, €37 – Shop HERE

2. Red frill hem cropped leg trousers: River Island, €50 – Shop HERE

3. ASOS Wrapped hoop earrings: ASOS, €10.81 – Shop HERE

4. KYLIE Bird embroidery cross body bag: Topshop, €37 – Shop HERE

5. Black studded backless loafer: River Island, €45 – 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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Outfit Ideas: Festival Style

Whether your headed to longitude or you have a concert coming up, finding something suitable to wear can be difficult. Plus it can be hard to nail that “festival-goer” look and stay comfy.

To help you along we have styled 5 easy festival looks that will ensure you are picture perfect AND comfy for your next outing.

Look 1

Dress: River Island, €47 – Shop HERE

Hat: ASOS, €27.03 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €46 – Shop HERE

Boots: Boohoo.com, €29 – Shop HERE

Look 2

Kimono: River Island, €60 – Shop HERE

Top: River Island, €22 – Shop HERE

Shorts: River island, €35 – Shop HERE

Sunglasses: River Island. €17 – Shop HERE

Belt: River Island, €17 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €52 – Shop HERE

Shoes: River Island, €40 – Shop HERE

Look 3Dress: River Island, €60 – Shop HERE

Sunglasses: River Island, €22 – Shop HERE

Bag: Oasis, €37 – Shop HERE

Boots: River Island, €51 – Shop HERE

Look 4

Jacket: Boohoo.com, €58 – Shop HERE

T-shirt: River Island, €25 – Shop HERE

Sunglasses: Topshop, €20 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €40 – Shop HERE

Trousers: Topshop, €52 – Shop HERE

Shoes: River Island, €60 – Shop HERE

Look 5Playsuit: H&M, €24.99 – Shop HERE

Hat: Topshop, €20 – Shop HERE

Bag: Boohoo.com, €17 – Shop HERE

Boots: H&M, €34.99 – 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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Outfit Ideas: Summer Dresses

If you can’t wear pretty summer dresses in Summer then when can you? If the weather isn’t exactly what we would like it to be you can layer up with a denim jacket.

Check out the looks we have styled to suit all tastes 🙂

Look 1

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Dress: River Island, €60 – Shop HERE

Sunglasses: River Island, €17 – Shop HERE

Bag: Oasis, €47 – Shop HERE

Shoes: Boohoo.com, €27 – Shop HERE

Look 2

img-set6863Dress: Boohoo.com, €30 – Shop HERE

Choker: River Island, €9 – Shop HERE

Bag: Oasis, €37 – Shop HERE

Shoes: River Island, €45 – Shop HERE

Look 3

8798yDress: Oasis, €80 – Shop HERE

Bag: Topshop, €38 – Shop HERE

Sunglasses: River Island, €17 – Shop HERE

Shoes: Boohoo.com, €34 – Shop HERE

Stylishly yours,

Heather x

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Get The Look: Summer Chic

I absolutely love this look; it’s so simple and casual yet so totally stylish. Quite often it’s these simple casual weekend looks we can struggle to put together so I hope this gives you some inspiration. I know lots of you may already have the ingredients for this look in your wardrobe… Now it’s just time to put them all together 😉

SHOP THE LOOK

Top: River Island. See here

Jeans: Oasis. See here.

Shoes: Office (converse). See here

Hat: ASOS. See here.

Bag: Littlewoods Ireland. See here

Sunnies: River Island. See here

 

Hope you enjoyed the post

‘Til next time

Naomi xx

 

**Please Note: Some of the links used above are affiliate links, Naomi may receive commission based on sales via these links**

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Get The Look: Style With An Edge

You ladies all lOVED this look when I shared it on Facebook yesterday.

It was a style inspiration image I sourced via my Pinterest , I ADORE Pinterest for outfit ideas and style inspiration.

This image is of blogger Cristina Surdu and you can view her blog here 

Unfortunately I don’t know where this exact outfit is from but I have recreated the outfit with some top finds 🙂 Hope you like it

SHOP THE LOOK

Skirt: Chicwish, €31.16 OR similar here and here

Leather Jacket: River Island, €65 OR Maje here OR ASOS here

Top: River Island, €22

Necklace: Betty & Biddy, €28 

Heels: River Island, €55 OR ASOS here

Sunnies: River Island, €20

Watch: River Island, €37

Naomi xx

*Please Note: The above links are affiliate links and Naomi may earn commission from sales via these links*

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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. ROBYN Floral cross body bag: Topshop, €46 – Shop HERE

2. Sacred hawk fedora hat: ASOS, €40.54 – Shop HERE

3. Kahki green tie waist maxi slip dress: River Island, €50 – Shop HERE

4. Tan double ring belt: River Island, €17 – Shop HERE

5. HOLIDAY Suede cross strap sandals: Topshop, €29 – Shop HERE

Stylishly yours,

Heather x

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What’s in my Make Up Bag

Hey ladies

A slightly more different post than usual, we get lots of requests for more beauty posts so I’m kicking off with  “What’s in my Make Up Bag” which is mainly just a round up of my personal ‘must haves’

*Make Up Bag pictures above is from Not on The Hughstreet (see here)

1. Charlotte Tilbury “Eye Cheat” – Shop HERE 

This stuff is INCREDIBLE. I wouldn’t be without it now. If you have never tried a nude liner, I highly recommend you do. I tried a few brands before getting this one and it’s a winner by miles and lasts really well. Nude liner really opens the eyes and gives the look of wider, brighter, more awake eyes. I love it.

2. Stila Stay all Day Foundation – Shop HERE 

I bought this foundation about 3 months ago and love it. I tend to only wear this for nights out or for occasions as it gives quite a full coverage, It is really gorgeous though (a little goes a long way!!), and yes it does ‘stay all day’ 🙂 I wear shade 4- Beige.


3. Stila “One Step Correct” Primer & Brightener – Shop HERE

When I was buying the Stila Foundation the girl on the counter suggested a try this too, one application and I was sold. I wear it under all my foundations or sometimes just on it’s own – it is a real all rounder; it acts as a primer, brightener and evens the skin tone.

4. Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – Shop HERE 

This is a foundation that really lives up to the hype. I alternate between this and the Stila one I mentioned above. This is a much more lightweight, dewy foundation that gives a lighter coverage. I wear this more on a daily basis and it gives really natural, light and “glowy”  coverage. Occasionally I tend to mix a bit of this with my Stila foundation, if, for example, I want fuller coverage but not as much as the Stila on its own.. if that makes sense?!  I wear shade 6.0


5. Brow Zings from Benefit – Shop HERE

My ‘go to’ product for my brows, easy to use, lasts so well plus ills in gaps so really well. I use shade Medium. I use a Benfit eyebrow brush for application.

 

6. Iconic London Highlighter Drops – Shop HERE 

Let me start by saying, I am highlighter OBSESSED, I love a really nice glow look and love lots of highlighter on my cheekbones, brow bones, and tip of my nose. I am always trying out new highlighters, and this Iconic London one is the newest to my makeup bag family 🙂 A wee bit on the pricey side, BUT a little goes a long way so the bottle will last you ages. It gives a stunning glow – really pigmented, goes on so easy and lasts so well. i’m hooked! I often add a couple of drops to my foundation for an overall glow look – it works very well mixed with the Armani Luminous Silk (remember though a little goes a looong way). Other, less expensive highlighters that I love and often use are Topshop ‘GLOW’ highlighter in shade ‘Gleam’ (see here) and the ‘SEVENTEEN’ Instant Glow Shimmer Brick (available from Boots)

7. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder – Shop HERE

A setting powder is so important for lasting coverage and for touch ups, especially around more oily parts. This Laura Mercier is fantastic. This was first recommend to me by a make up artist. It really sets your foundation and ensures long lasting flawless look. Another setting powder (and A MUCH cheaper one) I have tried lately is ‘Banana Powder’ from Penneys, it has become an overnight cult product for them and retails at only €4, so if you don’t fancy investing in a more expensive setting powder right now, then I highly recombined trying the Banana Powder!

8. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish (Bronzer) – Shop HERE

My ‘go to’ bronzer, I wear in shade ‘Give me Sun’. Comes in a fab compact and lasts ages.

9. Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara – Shop HERE

I’m a mascara fanatic!!! I’ve tried countless mascaras over the years and have several favourites. My current favourite is this Volume Reveal from Bourjois, I love it. Creates goursgous full lashes with no clumping and no messiness or smudging under the eye. The wand is simple and easy to apply. Other favourites are ‘They’re Real’ from Benefit (Shop HERE) and YSL’S Faux Cils Mascara. I love all these 3, but definitely using the Bourjois the most lately.

10. NARS Blush – Shop HERE 

Nothing like a bit of blush to make you look healthy and fresh looking. I love a nice pinky/ coral blush and my favourite is NARS blush in shade ‘Orgasm’ – I think its the perfect shade. It last wells and I love the compact – handy little mirror. If you are looking for a good dupe try the Bourjois Blush in  shade 33 – Lilas d’Or , it’s really fab too and v similar to the NARS one, a lot cheaper though and as a results probably doesn’t last as well but still very nice (see it here)

 

So there you have it ladies, I limited it to my top ten favourites right now 🙂 Let me know if there are any other beauty posts you would like me to do?? Perhaps one on a tan? Anyway, as always, I am open to all your suggestions.

*Make up bag from Not on The Hightstreet*

Hope you enjoyed the post

Naomi xx

 

 

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