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Style Report: Leather Trousers

Whether you love them or hate them, leather pants are a trend that always crop up every year. This season more than ever leather pants are really in and there are lots of styles available in stores right now. They are a great winter look and a great alternative to jeans to dress up a simple outfit.

2013-summer-trend-wearing-blackThere is a certain level of fear with wearing leather trousers, and there is no denying that they are little bit more suited to those blessed in the long leg department but that doesn’t mean the rest of us have to rule them out completely.

7b95aa60d69ae16b70066649de767927Wearing leather trousers doesn’t nescessarily mean you need to awaken your inner rock chick – leather pants can be incorporated into any look, for instance, they look really awesome in the picture above with nude blazer & metallic heels.

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Leather pats also look really cool when worn with very chunky knit jumpers. The trick with nailing this look (for the non Victoria’s Secret models among us) is to wear looser fitting clothes on top and for the very nervous, opt for longer length tops to cover your bum & hips.

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The Style Fairy’s top picks:

You don’t need to break the bank and go for really expensive leather to pull of this look, the shops are full of lots of really great leather-look trousers and leggings. This pair from River Island are gorgeous. There is a nice bit of stretch in them so you won’t get caught in a Ross from Friends type situation. The key with leather pants, is to wear some really high heels to elongate the leg and create a super sexy look.

River iSLAND, €45
River Island, €45

These stunning leather trousers by Boutique in Topshop are slightly pricey, but they are really good quality leather. There is really cool zip detail at the bottom of the legs, they are also a nice cropped length, meaning you can show off some killer heels with these bad boys. What’s good about these is that you can really dress them up or down depending on the occasion. Team with chunky knits for day time and a blazer and heels or night time glam.

Topshop, €327
Topshop, €327

These leather panel trousers from Ted Baker are uber cool. These are ideal for someone who doesn’t want the all over leather look, plus they have a nice stretch to them too because of the fabric content. Pair them with a longer style black top, pop on a chunky faux fur coat, and a pair of high heeled ankle boots and this is a really trendy, and sexy look!

Ted Baker, €179
Ted Baker, €179

ASOS have a huge selection of leather and leather look trousers and leggings in right now. Def worth a look. The gold zip detail and croc skin effect on these ones makes them a winner in our eyes. Team these with a blouse, buttoned to the top, with a statement neckpiece, some metallic heels and a blazer and this is a super glam party look.

ASOS, €130.40
ASOS, €130.40

For something a little different than your standard black, these high waisted tan & black leather trousers from ASOS are a great option, and the price tag is pretty nice too!! These are not for everyone though, and are probably more suited to the seasoned leather trouser wearing gal who is already confident wearing leather. I can see these worn with a really chunky cream knit jumper and some biker boots.

ASOS, €41.10
ASOS, €41.10

These leather pants from Karen Millen are a really classic option. They are really nice, on trend, simple yet safe option. The cropped leg and the zip detail really adds to them. This style is a perfect choice for dressing up or keeping casual.

Karen Millen, €117.60
Karen Millen, €117.60

Would you like to try leather trousers but are too nervous or conscious and worry they won’t suit you? Maybe you need some help picking a style that suits you? Then try out our personal shopping services, from virtual to accompanied shopping consultataions we have a really wide variety of styling and shopping services which could help you inject some style back into your life.

‘Til next time

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JUMP…. For My Love

The Stylist’s Guide to this season’s jumpsuits

A jumpsuit is a really chic, on trend, alternative to a dress for those upcoming festive party nights. There is something just really stylish and fun about a jumpsuit and it’s that little bit different!

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But be warned, they are just a tad trickier to pull off. Be really careful when choosing the fit and for the nervous out there, opt for a full black jumpsuit, it’s the safest option, plus you can go all out on the accessories.

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For the braver fashion queens among you, the jumpsuit is a look you can really make your own and gain some extra fashion kudos – so knock yourself out from loud prints, to bold colours – the options are endless!

4df100558973533da5ecc1d61b6f58e5From chic and sophisticated full black jumpsuits, to printed, cropped, and vibrant, the highstreet has tonnes to offer you this season. Take a look at some of our top picks.

The Style Fairy’s top picks:

This jumpsuit from River Island is a total showstopper. Granted, it’s not for the timid, but with the right accessories and attitude this has the potential to be a killer outfit. A belted jumpsuit is always a great option, as it cinches you in nicely at the waist to show off your curves. Pair this with some sky high killer black heels, a cute black clutch and you have got yourself a really fun, funky, fashion forward look.

River Island, €60
River Island, €60

This is a super elegant, chic take on the classic jumpsuit from Warehouse. What makes this jumpsuit so fab, is the white panelling detail at the back and sides. The shape of this jumpsuit is really flattering and the pockets really add to the shape. If you are keen to highlight your waist you can definitely add a belt to this stunner. Keep this look really classic and pair it with a cropped black blazer, some black patent heels and a oversized clutch bag.

Warehouse, €84
Warehouse, €84

This jumpsuit from Reiss is really gorgeous. It is a perfect day time, casual chic look. It creates the illusion of trousers and a blouse, so is the perfect option for those who are a little unsure about the jumpsuit look. Pop on a black or nude blazer and this is a perfect office to evening look. What’s great about this jumpsuit is it can be worn with brogues or flats during the day and heels for some night time glam!

Reiss, €310
Reiss, €310

This classic jumpsuit from ASOS is the LBD of jumpsuits! It is easily our absolute fav!! The bodice style, heart shaped neckline is just fabulous and we love the cropped leg trousers. To add some va va voom to this look, wear it with a really big statement neck piece, and a skinny black belt. The best thing about this jumpsuit is its simplicity, if you want to add some flair to this look, try teaming it with some metallic heels and a vibrant clutch bag!

ASOS, €75.34
ASOS, €75.34

This sequin jumpsuit from iClothing is so glamorous! The addition of the sequin top makes it ideal for the festive season. It screams ‘Party’! What is really cool about this look, is the midnight blue/ navy colour, it’s a really on trend colour this season. This jumpsuit in itself is statement enough so pair it with some nude (or metallic heels) and a simple clutch bag to really show off the wow factor of this piece.

iClotinig, €45
iClotinig, €45

This is another hot favourite in The Style Fairy HQ. This is a really fashion forward, trendy jumpsuit from Missguided. The print on this jumpsuit is just stunning, and the colours are great. Plus the short sleeves are great for anyone who is a little conscious of their arms. Pair this with a trendy waisted belt to really highlight your waist. When it comes to shoes and bag, there are lots of colours you can pick up from, so if you want to stay away from black, you could opt for nude, metallics, or even pink! This is a really fun, party look!

Missguided €41
Missguided €41

Last, but not least, we are totally swooning over this nude jumpsuit from iClothing. Both the colour and the shape ooze elegance. It is understated yet really on trend.  To add a touch of extra glam to this, pop on a chunky gold neck piece, pop on some metallic or nude heels and a simple clutch and you are good to go. We love how iClothing have teamed the jumpsuit with leopard print heels here – a really easy way to change up the look.

iClothing, €40
iClothing, €40

Want us to do some shopping for you and your body? Check out our range of services; from virtual personal shopping to accompanied personal shopping, style consultations and much more – we have a full range of affordable, styling services that can help you find the perfect looks for you, your body and your budget.

‘Til next time

The Style Fairy

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A little Christmas help for busy men!

A secret note to all you busy men out there…

Are you stressing out over Christmas shopping? Are you struggling on what to get your Mrs this Christmas? Maybe you know exactly what she wants but just don’t have the time (or patience) to go shopping?

With only two weeks until the big day, it’s time to get started!

We can help! Drop us a line at info@thestylefairy.ie, tell us what gift idea you have in mind (don’t worry if you aren’t sure, we can help with that too), tell us your budget, and hey presto, let us work our magic! We will hit the shops and do your Christmas gift shopping for you…. Sssssh, she never has to know!!

We will deliver her gift(s) straight to your office, we can even have them gift wrapped!

We know fashion and we know what women want this Christmas, so what are you waiting for? Make your special lady very happy this Christmas. They never have to know our secret.

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Alternatively, if you want to give a really unique gift, why not get a voucher for our services, from personal shopping, to style consultations and wardrobe detox’s, we offer a wide range of services that will be sure to make your lady smile!

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'Lust Have' Gold Watches

A gold timepiece is such a statement accessory. You don’t need any other accessories when you rock a gold watch, plus the bigger the better in our opinion! A statement gold watch is a great way to dress up a daytime look.

If a watch is on your Christmas wish list this year, check out a few of our favourites. Don’t forget we have an unaccompanied personal shopping service, so if you spot something you like here, we can do the shopping for you!

1. Michael Kors is the man of the moment when it comes to watches these days. We just adore this chunky gold watch from his range. Michael Kors watches are available from Fields.

Michael Kors, €249
Michael Kors, €249

2. We are HUGE fans of ‘Marc by Marc Jacobs’ range of watches here at Style Fairy HQ. They just so versatile; chunky yet still feminine. You can wear this watch with lots of bangles stacked up or as a statement in itself. It also comes in rose gold. Yum…

Marc by Marc Jacobs, €199
Marc by Marc Jacobs, €199

3. If bling is your thing, then look no further than River Island – they have a great selection of affordable, statement watches. This sparkler is a really stand out, fun piece. No need for much else in the line of accessories with this baby.

River Island, €40
River Island, €40

4. This is such a pretty two tone watch from Guess. It is perfect for those who wear silver or white gold jewellery but still want to incorporate some gold. It’s a much more delicate, elegant watch, but a statement all the same!

Guess, €199
Guess, €199

5. Kenneth Cole has a really impressive range of timepieces out this year and at really good prices too. We’ve chosen this one, as it’s just that little bit different with the black face and we are absolutely loving the diamond edged face. This is totally beautiful.

Kenneth Cole, €220
Kenneth Cole, €220

The Style Fairy offers an unaccompanied personal shopping service, so if the lady in your life has her eye on a watch this Christmas, let us take the hassle out of Christmas shopping for you this year, and let us do your Christmas pressie shopping for you! Give us the brief of what she wants this Chrimbo, tell us your budget and we’ll deliver your shopping straight to your office.

A man with a gift.

‘Til next time

The Style Fairy x

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond

For the magpies among us there is no better time to get your glitz on than Christmas! You can sparkle and sequin to your heart’s content. In fact, the more the merrier!

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Even for the more demure out there, the festive season always manages to ignite a glitz frenzy!

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Getting into the spirit of the season, we take a look at some of the prettiest, sparkliest looks on the highstreet right now!

Kicking off with a cracker from River Island, this light pink embellished dress with crop top and skirt effect, is just so pretty. It’s got lots of glitz, with a subtle 1920’s feel, yet is not over the top. Pair it with some nude heels, a simple clutch bag and let the dress do the sparkling.

River Island, €65
River Island, €65

We majorly heart this cute, cropped, sequin, open back top from Topshop.  Pair it with a high waisted black pencil skirt, and pop on a simple black blazer and this is a great look. The key with sequins is not to over do your look, one key ‘sparkly’ piece is sufficient! The open back on this top gives it that extra wow factor.

Topshop, €43
Topshop, €43

Not for the faint hearted this total showstopper also from Topshop is glam, glam, glam. Keep everything else simple, and pop on some killer black heels to hit the tiles in this number. This also comes in a pencil skirt, so you get the wow factor, but it’s not quite as dramatic. Pair the skirt with a simple black vest for maximum effect!

Topshop, €81
Topshop, €81

I am a huge fan of Covet in the Powerscourt Centre, it’s the perfect one stop shop for occasion wear shopping.  I have borrowed and worn this gorgeous sequin Valentino prom dress myself for a friend’s wedding. It’s the perfect dress for a festive party or a glitzy New Years Eve look. It’s a really girly look and A LOT of fun to twirl in…Trust me! You can borrow this dress for €165 for three days.

Valentino from Covet, €165
Valentino from Covet, €165

For those who don’t want to go all out with sparkle, this sequin shoulder jumper from Oasis, is understated yet perfect to inject some day time glow into your look but with out being over the top. This is such a cute jumper and would look great worn with some skinny jeans and boots.

Oasis, €35
Oasis, €35

From one extreme to the other, this uber glam, super sexy, ultra party dress from Oasis is totally stunning. The slightly longer knee length gives it that extra touch of elegance. Team this with nude heels and simple pearls and watch those heads turn!!

Oasis, €82
Oasis, €82

This gold sequin and black dress from Ted Baker  is utterly festive & fabulous. What’s great about this dress is the shape, it’s not clingy and so is ideal for any of us who are a little conscious of our wobbly bits. The cut of the dress looks really high end, plus the black trimming along the bottom really adds to it. Pair it with black heels, a black clutch and keep your accessories to an absolute minimum.

Ted Baker, €250
Ted Baker, €250

If you feel like treating yourself, don’t forget we offer a wide range of accompanied, unaccompanied and virtual personal shopping services, meaning if sequin, glitz and glamour is what your after, we can find the perfect looks for YOU. Check out our range of personal shopping services here.

‘Til next time

The Style Fairy x

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Festive Faux Furs

Baby, it’s cold outside. And we’ve got just the ticket to stay stylishly warm this festive season.

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There is no other time of year where it becomes almost obligatory to wear a fur or faux fur. It’s cosy, warm but yet so stylish, fun and chic.

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If you aren’t up for an all over fur coat there are lots of ways to incorporate fur into your look this season, with gilets, fur topped gloves, fur hats, fur boots, fur collars or even wraps.

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It’s never been easier, or as wallet friendly. Gone are the days when a decent fur would have cost the earth, nowadays, you can buy faux fur in almost all high street shops and for a very pleasing price!

With party season fast approaching, we take a look at some of our fav faux furs on the highstreet right now.

1. This pretty light pink cropped faux fur coat from River Island is perfect for popping on over skinny jeans, heels and a top to bring a simple look to a perfectly festive, fun evening look. This cute coat would also work really well worn over a glitzy evening dress, or for that extra fashion factor drape it over your shoulders. To add some extra sparkle, why not try adding a fun brooch to the coat too!

River Island, €114
River Island, €114

2. We are channeling old Hollywood glamour with this divine faux fur capelette from Topshop. Draped over an evening dress, this look screams glamour, to amp up the vintage factor, pop on some red lippy, and drape some pearls around your neck. Divine!

Topshop, €81.96
Topshop, €81.96

3. This faux fur from H&M is an absolute steal at only €49.95. This neutral white/ grey colour means it can be worn with almost anything. Pair it with skinny jeans and boots for a chic day time look, and swap the boots for heels to bring this look into evening glam. This is quite the statement coat, so keep the rest of your look simple with this bad boy. And too avoid looking too bulky, make sure your bottom half is in slimline or tight fitting clothes, such as leggings, skinnes or a bodycon.

H&M, €49.95
H&M, €49.95

4. For the more timid among us, this grey woven faux fur hooded coat from New Look is perfect. You’ve got your fur, but without going over board. This is an absolutely perfect coat for these cold, dark, winter days, team it with some knee high boots and skinny jeans to keep winter warm & stay on trend.

New Look, €79
New Look, €79

5. We are totally smitten with this longer length faux fur gilet from ASOS. It’s this season’s take on the cropped or shorter length gilet, and it comes in both black or this biscuit colour. It’s an uber chic, super trendy way to wear fur this season. What is particularly great about this gilet is that is can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

ASOS, €82.19
ASOS, €82.19

If a faux fur coat is just not your thing, try out some of these fun faux fur accessories:

ASOS Fur Collar, €43.84
ASOS Fur Collar, €43.84
Faux Fur Headband from Jack Wills, €26.71
Faux Fur Headband from Jack Wills, €26.71
Hat from H&M with faux fur lining, €19.95
Hat from H&M with faux fur lining, €19.95
Faux Fur Earmuffs from Topshop, €15
Faux Fur Earmuffs from Topshop, €15

Don’t forget we offer a wide range of personal shopping services from virtual to accompanied and unaccompanied, want us to come shopping with you? Np probs, get in touch today. We also offer Gift Vouchers for all of our services.

Happy Shopping!

The Style Fairy xx

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The Perfect Christmas Dress

Ah yes, and the season of mulled wine, parties, presents, cold evenings and warm fires is upon us.

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I am a huge Christmas fan, I love nothing more than that Christmassy feeling you get while walking down Grafton Street, wrapped up, with the beautiful lights adorning the street picking up Christmas presents, I always plan to be organised (don’t we all!), but alas it never really happens.

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The one thing you can get started on is finding your oh-so-perfect Christmas dress. There are so many fun nights out around this time of year and it’s always nice to pop on something new and get into the spirit of Christmas fun.

I’ve had a thrawl through the highstreet to bring you my top five Christmas dresses, all for under €140!

1. This stunner from River Island is perfect for the festive season, the eye popping colour is fab, plus I just love the extra peplum detail and neckline detail. I’d wear my hair up with this to really show off the detail on the top, pair it with some black heels, a simple black clutch bag and let the dress do the talking.

River Island, €65
River Island, €75

 

2. Chanel your inner diva with this showstopper from Topshop, this dress is just perfect for New Years Eve, when we all want to add a touch of sparkle to our style! Again, this dress doesn’t need much in the line of accessories, so keep it simple, a nice pair of statement earrings would really bring this dress to life, but leave it at that.

Topshop, €84
Topshop, €84

 

3. I just love this metallic lace dress from Warehouse, it’s understated but yet oh so stylish. You can really go all out with accessories with this look, a blinging oversized neckpiece would be just stunning with this dress. Pair it with some nude killer heels and a statement metallic clutch and you are ready to hit the town.

Warehouse, €72
Warehouse, €72

 

4. Yes, another red one, but it’s all about getting in the festive spirit with this pretty lace chiffon skater dress from Oasis. This would be perfect with nude heels and a simple nude bag, pop on some pearls to chanel your inner Kate Middleton and you will be stunningly festive in this demure number.

Oasis, €72
Oasis, €72

 

5. You can’t go wrong with the perfect LBD, so last but not least we bring you this fun prom style dress from ASOS. This is really a fabulous dress, I just love the stunning sheer mesh detail at the top, plus with its low open back, it’s the perfect look for your Christmas party. You should definitely wear your hair up to show off the back of this beautiful dress. To add a touch of festive sparkle, pair it with a metallic clutch bag and metallic or sparkly heels. Plus with a bling pair of drop earrings this could be a winning look.

ASOS, €135.15
ASOS, €135.15

Would you like us to help you the perfect dress for Christmas or New Years Eve, or a big event you have coming up? Check out our range of personal shopping services here and get in touch to book us now. Gift Vouchers are also available for all our services.

Happy Shopping!

Until next time…

The Style Fairy x

 

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