The view from my house today!
Jessica Buurman Blue Coat (Similar Here) // Miss Selfridge Black Jeans (Similar Here) // Miamasvin White Jumper (Similar Here) // Topshop Boots (Similar Here) // Ted Baker Bag (Similar Here & Here)
“I never get tired of the blue skies.” – Vincent Van Gogh
How amazing is the weather today here in Ireland? After a very hectic weekend, it was so refreshing to wake up to endless blue skies right outside my window. There’s something about nice weather that’s just good for the soul and it definitely brightens up the fact that it’s Monday once again. This outfit is actually what I wore to Dublin last week (which was also a day full of blue skies) and the photos were taken by the lovely Ciara O Doherty. Ciara and I met for some lunch and then took some outfit photos in Stephen’s Green. As it was a day spent running around from meeting to meeting, I went for a very comfy & casual look. I’ve gotten so much wear out of this blue coat from Jessica Buurman and also just adore this new white knit (similar here) that I recently got from Miamasvin.
Tomorrow I’m off to Kildare Village for an exciting breakfast event with the very well-known London based Blogger, Susie Bubble. I’ll also definitely be having a look around after, so do keep an eye on my Instagram :)
Hope you’re all having a lovely start to the week!
Miss Daisy Blue Vintage Dress // Parfois Gold Clutch (Similar Here) // Zara Gold Sandals (Similar Here)
“She leaves a little sparkle everywhere she goes.”
Last night I attended the KFW Gala Awards which was absolutely fantastic! The night absolutely flew by, but it was so great to see so many familiar faces and also to meet some new ones. I wore a vintage dress from Miss Daisy Blue – a vintage shop in Cork which is home to the most amazing gems you will ever come across. I made the trip there last week and was over the moon (& almost speechless) when I saw this dress. As I’m gold-obsessed, the minute I tried it on, I just knew it would be perfect. The embellishment and detail is utterly exquisite and I absolutely loved wearing it last night. If you haven’t visited this store already, you need to go!
I just want to say a huge thank you again for all the lovely comments about my outfits over the weekend (you can see my other one here). I’m so so grateful and very lucky to have such lovely and supportive readers. I have some fun posts lined up for the week ahead and also have some exciting events coming up, so it will be a busy one for sure. As always, you can keep up with everything through my Instagram, Twitter & Facebook :)
Hope you’ve all had an amazing weekend!
Outfit Photos by Pawel Nowak & Marek Hakdasz
Asos Wide Leg Trousers // Asos Black top with Chain cuffs (Dress version here) // Cameo Cream Cape (Similar black version here) // Parfois Gold Clutch (Similar Here) // Estee Lauder Red Ego Lipstick
Last night I attended the Kerry Fashion Week New Collections Show at The Malton in Killarney. It was such a wonderful night and opened my eyes to some amazing new designers. I was particularly impressed with the ‘One To Watch’ category and also absolutely loved the whimsical designs (cream dress in above photos) by fellow Kerry/Glenbeigh girl Catherine Kelly. It was such an enjoyable night overall.
I kept my outfit very simple and I just want to say thank you for all the wonderful feedback you’ve given me on my Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. I’m wearing a dress to tonight’s show, so I went with a wide leg trousers and fitted top combo last night. I am obsessed with this black top with chain cuffs (which is now on Sale!!) and also just found the dress version. Such good pieces to have in any wardrobe. A lot of you were also asking me about my cape, which is a design by an Australian brand, Cameo. When I was working at New York Fashion Week two years with Whitney Port, I met an Australian girl backstage who was wearing this cape and immediately fell in love! As soon as I got back to Ireland a few days later, I ordered it right away. It’s such an unusual piece and really dresses up an outfit. It’s definitely a piece which you’ll see me wear very often here on Retro Flame.
Tonight I’m off to The Europe Hotel for the Kerry Fashion Week awards ceremony which I’m very excited about. We’ll be sitting down to a 4-course meal and there will also be more fashion on show, so be sure to stay tuned to my Instagram (@retroflame) for updates throughout the night.
Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!
Blue Trousers // Pink Lipstick // Lilac Midi Ring // Pink Heels // Mint Green Sweater //
Lilac Lace Dress // Purple Nail Varnish // Pink Pencil Skirt // Blue Leather Jacket //
Blue Satchel // Mint Green Pleated Shorts // Lilac Floppy Hat
When I was in Dublin on Tuesday, I made a quick trip to Zara (of course) and was greeted by a rail of amazing pastel pieces when I walked in the door. It’s the ultimate sign of Spring and there is definitely something very uplifting about these colours. Every Spring, I always do a big wardrobe clear-out (you may have seen pics on my Instagram last night) to make room for some new and vibrant pieces. I definitely have my eye on a lot of the items I’ve included in today’s post, especially the baby blue trousers (I already have the camel version), the lilac lace dress and the mint green pleated shorts. I’m also very tempted to add the lilac midi ring to my collection! Are you a fan of pretty pastels?
I’m off to the Kerry Fashion Week New Collections show tonight in Killarney, so keep an eye on my Instagram/Facebook for some outfit snaps :)
Have a fantastic weekend everyone!
Dorothy Perkins Boyfriend Jeans // Penneys Heels (Similar Here & Here) // Topshop White Sweater (Similar Here) // H&M Leather Jacket (Similar Here & Here) // Milly Blue Bag (Similar Here & Here)
“Anyone can get dressed up and be glamorous, but it’s how
people dress on their days off that is most intriguing.”- Alexander Wang
Boyfriend Jeans are something which I’ve only began to try (and like) in the last few months. They are the perfect addition to a laid-back, chilled and dressed down look and I’m definitely becoming a little obsessed. They can sometimes be a little tricky to style so you really have to take time to find the size and style which suits you best. Personally, I always wear a heel with them and usually wear something a little more fitted on top. This particular pair from Dorothy Perkins are a great shade and I love the rolled-up look. I also really like this lighter version too. As I’m really into ripped jeans at the moment, I have a feeling I might add some rips to these ones myself, so I’ll keep you updated on how I get on. I could maybe even do a tutorial?
I’ve had a lot of fun styling some pieces from the Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials collection (you can also see how I styled a statement shirt here) and am thrilled to currently be featured on their homepage.
Hope you’re all having a fantastic week!
Photos By Wonderfulife Productions
Dorothy Perkins Black Shirt // Dorothy Perkins Tailored Trousers // Vintage Striped Cardigan (Similar Here) // Boohoo Sunglasses // Dorothy Perkins Bag // Nixon Watch
“Real style is never right or wrong.
It’s a matter of being yourself on purpose.” – G. Bruce Boyer
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve started to invest a lot in staple pieces -pieces which I will have for years & can easily be mixed and matched with other items in my wardrobe. I still love to buy a crazy piece every now and again, but I’m really beginning to appreciate having some go-to ‘style essentials’ in my wardrobe. Prime examples are this simple black shirt & these tailored trousers from Dorothy Perkins. You really can never go wrong with a staple shirt and I’m looking forward to pairing this one with vintage denim shorts and fun skirts this Summer. Lately, I’m a big fan of tailored trousers and these ones are just ideal. I love the colour (they will also be lovely with pastels this Spring) and the fit is super flattering. Oh and how cute is the mini tote bag? Such a perfect size!
I shot this look with Julia in a very pretty part of Galway – Kirwan’s Lane – and even though it was quite a rainy day we still had lots of fun and enjoyed our surroundings. Today, I’m in Dublin for some meetings and will also hopefully be treating myself to some delicious pancakes. It’s genuinely one of my favourite days of the year as I am pancake-obsessed! Be sure to keep an eye on my Instagram (@retroflame) for updates throughout the day.
Have a lovely Tuesday!
Photos by Margaret from 4ngstyle.com
Zara Ripped Jeans (Similar Here, Here & Here) // Miamasvin Pink Knit Jumper (Similar Here & Here) // Chicwish Dogtooth Coat (Similar Here) // Boohoo Fedora Hat (Similar Here)
“No hurries, no worries.”
Yesterday, I went to Cork to do a little shopping and also to get my hair done by Fiona at Origin -did you notice that it’s a little shorter? When I was younger, I was always so reluctant to go to the hairdressers as I knew that they would always chop off more hair than I wanted. But it really is funny how things change. I absolutely love long hair and have always seemed to have it, but I’m definitely starting to go a little shorter in recent months. You definitely won’t ever see me with ‘short short’ hair, but I love a length that makes hair look nice and healthy. In between running around town, I met with the lovely Margaret from 4ngstyle for a coffee and we took some photos for both our blogs. I’ve been following Margaret’s blog for ages now and I’m so impressed with how she keeps it going while doing the leaving cert at the same time! She’s such a sweetheart and is also a huge fan of ripped jeans :)
This pink chunky knit is a new addition to my wardrobe and is super comfy! I love ripped jeans paired with oversized knits and it’s the perfect look for a laid-back shopping day. I actually had forgotten how much I love shopping in Cork, especially in the amazing vintage shop -Miss Daisy Blue. Kerry Fashion Week begins tomorrow, so I have lots of exciting events coming up and found the most amazing vintage dress for the awards ceremony next weekend. I just can’t wait to show you!
Hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday -it’s always my favourite day of the week :)