One Top x Three Ways

Hey ladies

More and more on social media I feel we are all being hit with a never ending supply of what’s new in the shops but I think it’s good to go back to basics sometimes and look at our buying. One of my rules when styling a client for personal shopping is…. Will you wear it? And how will you wear it?

The RULE OF THREE – You should always keep this in mind when buying something new. How does this fit into my current wardrobe? Do I have the pieces needed to wear this AT LEAST 3 different ways? With that in mind I am going to start doing more of these style of posts where I take one piece (Or one key trend) and show you ways to wear it 🙂

Starting with this stunning pink fine knit jumper. SHOP IT HERE. Which would be a fab addition to your Winter wardrobe.

This is the style of top you could fall in love with only to realise; “god I have no idea how to wear this”

I’ve styled up three looks here with it but there is so much you could wear with it. Under a leather jacket for example would be gorgeous, just with mom jeans and white trainers would be super stylish. You could wear it OVER a black long pleated skirt or dress and add a belt to cinch in the waist. Another option would be with wide legged black trousers and stilettos – uber glam! Or even with leather look trousers and ankle boots! Options are endless!

Here are my looks – Hope you enjoy

Naomi xx

 

 

LOOK 1

Shop Look 1

Top: River Island, €43
Jeans: River Island, €55
Trainers: River Island, €50

LOOK 2

 

Shop Look 2

Top: River Island, €43
Jeans: River Island, €50 (OR leather look version here)
Biker Boots: River Island, €60

LOOK 3

Shop Look 3

Top: River Island, €43
Skirt: River Island, €80
Heels: River Island, €50

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Please note, the above included links are affiliate links, meaning Naomi ma make a small percentage commission based on sales via these links. This DOES NOT affect the price the consumer pays.

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Join The Style Fairy Team

Hey all,

I am on the hunt for someone to join The Style Fairy team as we expand 🙂

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a creative mind, someone who thinks outside the box, has a dynamic mind and passion for fashion!

The role will be varied but really fun, for the right person 😉 The Style Fairy is busy, really busy. And right now, with two young kids it is expanding at a rate I am not able to keep up with – I need someone to join me to help keep the show on the road and to help keep things fresh and new.

You will be responsible for creating content for The Style Fairy website. You will also assist on creating content for Facebook posts, assisting with Instagram content planning and creation and the overall content direction and plan for the website for 2019 (along side me – Naomi).

You can do this job from anywhere – as long as you have great wifi and a laptop then you are good to go.

**Anywhere WITHIN Ireland I mean

You will be invited to attend occasional brand events (usually in Dublin), which are always a lot of fun and a great way to build on your contacts within the fashion and blogging industry in Ireland. Events would be optional, so you are under no obligation to attend if unable to.

Experience / Skills Needed

  • Our new Fairy member needs to absolutely LOVE everything fashion – Are you the ‘go to‘ gal (or guy) in your gang who everyone always goes to for style advice?
  • Do you take serious enjoyment from styling outfits? Do you love putting looks together? Do you know all the latest trends? (styling experience preferable but not necessary; you might have fashion retail experience (or still be working in a retail environment) which can be so beneficial for this role too.
  • Are you up to speed with whats in stores and online?
  • Are you on top of the blogging world and love following beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers? Maybe you blog yourself – even better!
  • Do you love everything beauty related? Enjoy interiors?
  • Do you have a love of writing and creating engaging content?
  • Do you have experience with social media? (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube – experience with WordPress blog is preferable)
  • Good computer skills and ability to use Photoshop or similar programmes (for creating outfit layouts for blog posts)
  • Photography skills are a plus
  • Are you familiar with The Style Fairy content and have an understanding how are reader is?

**The above criteria are necessities, please do not apply if you do not have the above skills and experience

This is a part time, paid role and could work for someone who perhaps already has a part time job, is in college or perhaps even a stay at home mum who is eager to get stuck into something else in your spare time. There are no “set hours’, the work can be done in your own time, and to suit you, your lifestyle and time constraints.

Having said that, you will need to have a certain amount of time you can dedicate to this role each week (It is difficult to state exact hours, as creative work is hard to quantify – You may get a blog post researched, written, styled and done within an hour or you may spend 5 hours across the week)

This role can offer you incredible experience with one of Ireland’s leading fashion blogs.

Sound like you?

If this sounds like you and you want to know more, please send me an email on naomi@thestylefairy.ie telling me all about you, your experience and why this role would suit you. Please also attach a short CV.

I hope to get the new Fairy member up and running by January. All further information can be discussed at interview.

Really looking forward to chatting with you

Stylishly yours

Naomi xxx

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ASOS TOP PICKS

Well Black Friday, or should I say Black WEEK is in full swing, ASOS started today with a massive 20% OFF EVERYTHING with the code HELLO20. Shop here

They have some fabulous gift ideas (perfect for a KK gift or small stocking fillers, SEE HERE)

Here are some of my top buys from the fashion collections, so many FAB dresses for the Christmas Party season.

 

Happy Shopping

Naomi xx

 

 

 

 

**Please note: the above links are affiliate links and Naomi may receive a small percentage commission based on sales via these links**

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BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT CODES

Hi ladies

ARE YOU READY? 

I have rounded up some of the best codes available, I haven’t included them all, I have just included what I think it relevant to you guys and what I am most interested in myself 🙂 (See my separate interiors posts here)

I will continue to update this all week and across the weekend. And be sure to keep an eye on my Instagram stories and Facebook page for my top buys.

Interiors 

Made.com 

Free delivery PLUS 20% OFF on selected lines. SHOP HERE

The White Company

20% off full site. SHOP HERE

Oliver Bonus

25% off everything (I LOVE this site for their interiors… fab stuff). SHOP HERE

Zara Home

20% off everything. SHOP HERE

Fashion

ASOS

 

20% off with code HELLO20. SHOP HERE

See my top buys from ASOS HERE

River Island

20% off everything when you spend €100 or more. SHOP HERE

See my top buys from River Island HERE

Boohoo.com

30% off sitewide. New promotions daily. SHOP HERE 

New Look

Up to 50% off selected lines. SHOP HERE

H&M

20% off everything SHOP HERE 

Office

20% off across entire site with code: GLITTER. SHOP HERE 

Missguided

20% off across entire site with code: TEQUILA . SHOP HERE 

Zara

50% off SELECTED items. Shop here

SheIn

Code: BLACKWEEK  SHOP HERE 

35% off when you spend more than £80

25% off when you spend more than £60

15% off when you spend more than £45

Nasty Gal

50% off EVERYTHING – SHOP HERE

Mango

30% off full site with code BLACK18. SHOP HERE

Selfridges

Up to 20% off site wide, use code SELFCCE. SHOP HERE

Net-a-Porter

up to 25% off in a private sale )to avail you just need to sign up & create an account and then discount will be applied at checkout. SHOP HERE 

iClothing

Up to 70% off a large selection of pieces SHOP HERE

Cari’s Closet

35% off EVERYTHING (including sale) SHOP HERE

Next 

Up to 70% off selected lines. SHOP HERE

& Other Stories

20% off everything. SHOP HERE

Arnotts

20% off everything. SHOP HERE

Brown Thomas 

20% off everything. SHOP HERE

Beauty

Clarins

15% off everything online. SHOP HERE

LanaiBLO

Starts 22nd November €10 OFF and €25 of the Instyler Max. SHOP HERE

Cloud 10 Beauty

Up to 30% off everything SHOP HERE

Beauty Bay

Up to 30% off EVERYTHING – SHOP HERE

Charlotte Tilbury

New offer each day

Currently; 40% off “Instant Look in a Palette” SHOP HERE

MAC

20% off everything. SHOP HERE

Stylishly yours,

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

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Black Friday: Interiors Finds from MADE.COM

hey ladies

I am in two minds with this Black Friday madness, it is all becoming a little too much, I feel bombarded, however, there ARE some good deals to be had. And particularly when it comes to the likes of Christmas presents or homewares and interiors, if you are doing up your home it is a good opportunity to pick up some great pieces at a discount!

When doing up our home over the past few months, Made.com quickly became a go to place for me for decor accessories, I love the quirky, unique style of some of their pieces. Totally different than anything you will find in your usual interiors shops.

I got a lot for our house from Made, including a couch and chair for the playroom (both very very comfortable), a lot of my quirky cushions I bought here too, as well as things like decor accessories; candles, rugs (they have some GREAT rugs), I also bought a beautiful footstool, light fittings and some side tables. From what I have seen and bought their furniture has all been great quality.

My project for the new year is my home office so I have spotted some bits here that I will deffo be getting with the discount 🙂 (check out the gold wire chair, I am gonna buy that and put a shearling rug across it!) Also I think the pink beds are FAB!

They have some amazing discounts right now for Black Friday, including FREE delivery and up to 20% off selected items. Here are seem great finds I have spotted:

(Just click on the item and it will bring you directly to it)

 

Happy Browsing

Naomi xx

 

 

 

 

*Please note: these are affiliate links, so Naomi may earn a small percentage commission based on any sales via these links, it does not affect the consumer*

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River Island Winter Picks

River Island have some FAB pieces in now from sequins for the festive season to some seriously gorgeous knitwear, trousers and dresses. Check out my top picks below, just hover over the item to see the price or click on the product and it will bring you directly to it:

Happy Shopping

Naomi xx

 

 

 

 

*Please note: These are affiliate links, Naomi may earn as small percentage commission based on any sales via these links. This doers not affect the consumer nor the price you pay for an item.

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Baby Luna May

Hi ladies,

I have been meaning to sit down and share photos from Luna May’s newborn shoot for so long, but life as a mom of two is non stop, life feels so busy!

And to think I thought I was busy before now!!! 🙂  I was feeling very overwhelmed in the early weeks, to be honest I thought I wasn’t going to be able to cope, but day by day, week by week, we found our way and slowly started getting our own little routine going. Almost 5 months in now and we are flying. Luna May has slotted into our little family like she was always meant to be. And she is the most magical, endearing, happy, content, pleasant and beautiful baby girl you can imagine. Her sweet, happy personality is already starting to show.

To say her big sis is in love is an understatement, she ADORES Luna May, and is so gentle and kind with her, I’ll be honest, she has surprised me! I expected Anabelle to be more “challenging’ lets call it, but never once has she acted out or shown any anger or jealousy towards Luna, to me yes, she gets frustrated with me at times (and struggled especially in early weeks with how I now had to divide my time)

All in all, its been a busy few months (we also moved into our new house just 5 weeks before Luna May arrived (and she was 4 weeks early), it’s been chaotic, but life is starting to come back to normal, or should I say our ‘new’ normal now, and we are as happy as can be.

New Born Photography 

When our beautiful baby Luna May was 17 days old, Edel O’Malley came to our home to do a newborn photoshoot with her and to get some family shots of us as a new family of 4! I am forever grateful to Edel for these photos; memories to last a lifetime. I can’t believe how much little Luna May has changed even already!

 

I’ve known Edel now for years now; I first met her when I was pregnant with Anabelle Ivy; she did a pregnancy shoot with me then for a fashion brand I was working with at the time, since then she did a newborn shoot with Anabelle and a few more of Anabelle over the years (you can see more here  , here and here). She is absolutely brilliant at what she does and has such an incredible, calming and natural way with babies and young kids. (and nervous adults too!!)

The thoughts of doing a photoshoot so soon after giving birth might give you the shivers but TRUST ME you will not regret it. They are treasured memories that last a lifetime, and as you mammies know, that newborn bubble doesn’t last long so it’s so special to have photos to look back on of when they were so so little. Plus I promise you, the moment you meet Edel, you will feel at ease.

She is great at what she dose; not only is she trained to the highest standard of newborn safety (which really calmed me down), but she really knows how to capture a moment and has great empathy with how new mammies and indeed new daddies are feeling.

How and When to Book 

The best way to arrange a newborn shoot is to get in touch with Edel while you are pregnant so she can put you in her diary for when you are due, off course, details like this are subject to change (for example, both my girls arrived at only 36 weeks) but you need to get your name and due date into her diary, this lady books up fast and it’s no surprise.

How early you have your new born shoot done?

Edel advises babies to be photographed anytime between 5 and 14 days but anytime up to 21 days is perfect too. Anabelle was only 8 days old when we had her photoshoot done, Luna’s was a little later because she unfortunately spent some time in ICU so we didn’t get her home until she was nearly 10 days old.

** PLEASE NOTE: Edel is going on maternity leave in November 2018, please get in touch with her to find out when she is taking bookings for 2019

You can check out Edel’s website here . She also does lifestyle photography, family shoots and weddings.

Trust me when I say, if you do end up booking Edel, you won’t regret it!

 

‘Til next time

Naomi xx

 

 

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The Leopard Look Book

Hey ladies

Autumn is truly upon us now so it’s really time to embrace the seasonal trends and stick those summer clothes to the back of the wardrobe!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know already leopard print is MASSIVE this season, I know, I know, I hear you say, but isn’t it “in” every year? And yes, it is, florals for spring, leopard for autumn/ winter is the predictable cycle of fashion. It is a trend that reignites most years but this year is probably the most prominent it has been in years.

From catwalk to highstreet you won’t miss leopard print this season; what I like this year is how we are seeing leopard print in different tones (not just the usual brown and black), rather, this year we are seeing pink tones, peach, blues, blacks… It makes for a nice change. The key for nailing the leopard look is, remember that a little goes a long way! Maybe that’s a nice leopard heel or trainer, a bag or even a scarf, or maybe you feel brave enough to rock a leopard coat, choice is yours… and all very in Vogue 😉

STYLE TIP

If you are rocking head-to-toe leopard keep the rest SIMPLE; simple hair, natural light make up, no hard lips etc.

MY TOP PICKS 

You are going to see leopard everywhere from Zara, ASOS, Dunnes Stores, Mango and Topshop to Penneys, Tesco, New Look and more…

Here is a little round up of some of my favourites – Just click on the image to go directly to that item 🙂

’til next time

Naomi xx

 

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Wedding Guest Dresses Under €100

Summer wedding season is in full flight and many of us are stressing out about what to wear. Fear not, here are our top picks all under €100!

Hot List

ASOS, €76.04 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €44.24 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €85.72 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €89.86 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €48.38 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €89.86 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €94.01 – Shop HERE
River Island, €75 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €76.04 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €52.54 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €89.86 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €66.36 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €96.78 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €89.86 – Shop HERE
ASOS, €89.86 – 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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Creating my dream nursery

Hi ladies

First blog post since becoming a mammy to two… and wow how life has changed! It’s hectic and absolutely exhausting but also SO incredible and I wonder what life even was like before our gorgeous Luna May arrived.

Luna May had a really tough start in this world and sadly spent some time in NICU which was heart breaking, truly heart breaking; something which will take us a while to deal with emotionally as it was such a stressful and worrying time. Thankfully she is home now and doing well. And this little lady got to come home to one of the most beautiful nurseries I have ever seen.

I am SO EXCITED to finally be able to reveal Luna May’s beautiful nursery, this is a project I have been working on over the past few months with Baby Ventura.

As lots of you may know if you follow me on social media; I teamed up with Baby Ventura for the design of Luna May’s nursery.

Baby Ventura is a brand new division of the renowned Ventura Interior Design .  I have been a long time fan of the work of Ventura Interior Design and the owner Arlene McIntyre, so when the opportunity presented itself to work with them on a collaboration for The Style Fairy I jumped at it.

Nursery Reveal 

You can watch the full video transformation here, from start to finish how the whole process worked, and the complete revamp of her room from start to finish..

Getting Started 

It was early January when we first spoke, I was about 4 months pregnant and was due in June, my husband Cormac and I were  in the middle of working on our new home (a complete renovation of an old house) and the pressure was on to complete the house before the baby would arrive. Step in Baby Ventura, what perfect timing. We discussed plans on how it could all work as a collaborative project and decided together to film the process of the complete transformation of what would become the nursery.

The whole process was such an emotional journey, as each day we filmed my bump was getting bigger, I feel quite emotional writing this now as Luna May lies sleeping beside me in her cot, what a journey it has been. I am excited that some day she can look back on this video.

How the process worked

Doing our home while pregnant was one of the most stressful things we have ever done, particularly because we were working to a deadline, and all along I knew there was a big chance Luna May would have to be delivered early due to health concerns  (she ended up arriving at 36 weeks).

But from start to finish having Arlene and the team of Baby Ventura design and transform our nursery was seamless; so so easy and totally stress free. It was a dream to have all the worry of doing that room taken out of my hands, I didn’t have to think about it. And I knew the end product would be the nursery of my dreams. And it is, and more.

When you meet with Baby Ventura to discuss your plans, they take a look at the room they have to work with, they discuss your vision; what you like, what you don’t like, what colours you want, do you want it gender neutral etc, your lifestyle, your demands and your needs for the room. They then take all this information away and come back to you with plans and ideas.

For Luna May’s nursery the truth was I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted, my mind was full and busy with doing the rest of the house so my brief to Baby Ventura was to surprise me, we had really good chat and Arlene got a feel for me, my vision, my personality and my style and then she worked her magic.

We met again then to review her ideas, the moment I saw what she and the team had planned I LOVED IT. I was blown away, working with an interior design team like this gives you the confidence to do things you might not necessarily do on your own.

I speak about this in the video, for example, I adore the wallpaper in Luna’s nursery, I mean totally ADORE IT, but I know for sure I would never have been brave enough to pick it myself, nor would I have had the confidence to do the entire room with it (even the window seat), that takes vision, the kind of vision I don’t have. I put my trust in their professional advice and I love the outcome.

The Finer Details

They present you ideas and talk you through how the room will come together, it was so exciting seeing the plans. The Baby Ventura team knew I was expecting a girl and took this into account, I wanted it ‘pretty’ but at the same time not over top girly. Arlene describes the end result of Luna May’s nursery as  ‘whimsical’ and that sums it up perfectly in my opinion.

At this second meeting when I saw the plans all decisions were made, from the carpet and it’s colour, the blinds, the window seat, the radiator cover, to the specific colour of the cot and changing unit. You can choose any colour you want, I took the advise of the interior design team on this.

We also discussed the rocking chair, what colours would work on it etc. Baby Ventura have a range of furniture to choose from but I felt the rocking chair best suited us and our needs, it’s the perfect feeding chair, so comfortable, I love lying back on it to feed Luna. View the rocking chair here (It can be made in any colour of your choice)

All the featured products in the nursery can be viewed on the Baby Ventura website here.

The room we chose for the nursery is a small room; but with some very clever space planning and the use of a really large mirror, the design team made the absolute best use of the space. No detail was left to chance and for me it is the finishing touches, the styling and the accessories that make this nursery as beautiful as it is; from the beautiful pom pom trim detail on the roman blinds, to the animal heads on the wall, to the luxurious patterned cushions and the stunning window seat, I am so thrilled with the outcome.

Once the decisions were made on the nursery, the actual transformation part was incredibly fast, the team from Ventura came to our house and completed all the work within a few hours, assembling all the furniture and finalising all the styling details.

Keeping The Secret

It’s been so hard to keep this special room as a secret from you all this time, I am so delighted to finally share it and to now get to enjoy it with my precious little girl Luna May, it’s been such an emotional journey,

For more information 

To make an enquiry or to book a consultation with Baby Ventura or for more information on any of the products featured you can check out the Baby Ventura website HERE, email them HERE or visit their Instagram or Facebook.

Collaboration

This is a collaboration with Baby Ventura; the interior design service and transformation of this nursery was done by Ventura Interior Design in collaboration with The Style Fairy.

Credits

All nursery photography taken by Photography by Vanessa

Photo of me with my two girls taken by Edel O Malley

Video by Killian O’Sullivan 

Please note: Luna May currently still sleeps over night in our room and will until at least 6 months but we use the nursery for the rocking chair (she loves it) and also the upstairs changing table, and I also have all her clothes, nappies etc in here.

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