Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the Bank Holiday if you are here in Ireland. We’ve been home 1 week already which is just crazy. As always, time is flying by but it’s been such an enjoyable trip so far. I’ve even had a little bit of spare time on my hands. So, today I wanted to write a shopping post that’s a little different to my usual ones and share 7 Occasion Wear websites with you that you may not know about. You always seem to love our occasion wear posts so I wanted to let you in on some of my favorite websites that are a little less popular. You can easily get bored of shopping on the same websites all the time and I am personally always on the look out for new, unique websites/online boutiques to shop from. So I thought a lot of you might be interested too and enjoy this post if you have any events coming up.
You may remember this dress that I wore this time last year. It was my best dress purchase of the year and it was from a brand called, Charlotte Russe. What I love about this website is that although the prices are so good, the quality doesn’t suffer. They have really great simple yet eye-catching occasion wear like this ruffled jumpsuit and as I mentioned the price point is usually great too. Unfortunately, the only bad thing about Charlotte Russe (for my Irish followers) is that they do not ship to Ireland but I have a solution…
When I’m home in Ireland and I (or my Mom, Aunts, etc.) come across websites that do not ship outside of the states, we always use a service called ‘Address Pal’. It’s actually a service Kaelin introduced me to last year and straight away I thought it was absolutely genius. It basically allows you to avail of a proxy address for the delivery of online shopping enabling purchases from websites that don’t typically deliver to Ireland. With both UK and US proxy addresses provided, you can easily arrange for deliveries from either market to be delivered straight to your home or work address. All you have to do in register on addresspal.ie and you will be sent a card in the post containing your proxy addresses. You then simply use your provided addresses when ordering online and the delivery will be sent to your registered address. It’s so so easy!
* Upon arrival in Ireland, AddressPal items are, like all inbound international items, subject to Customs checks. If customs apply a customs charge on your item, An Post’s normal custom collection procedure will apply.
So, if you spot anything that you love from the items I linked below be sure to register HERE to order.
Then another one of my favourite ‘off the radar’ websites at the moment has to be Pixie Market. I love every single thing on there. Their pieces are usually very simple but well-made and so chic! Right now I am loving this blue dress – that sleeve detail is just perfect. I also think this plain black dress would be amazing with the right accessories. Definitely one to check out too!
Nordstrom is one of my very favorite websites to shop on in the states. You can get everything from beauty to accessories to electronics but it is especially great for occasion wear. The price range is great and it’s always reliable. I could definitely see myself in this floral dress and I love the simplicity of this jumpsuit too. Nordstrom have amazing sales also so definitely keep an eye out. The sales are sometimes only based in the US but a great way to still be able to shop them in by using the Address Pal service.
Another website that I only discovered after moving to New York was WHBM. You may remember this jumpsuit I wore last year (which I still love) was a WHBM piece. The items are very timeless and again the quality is just brilliant. They also do really great power suits which you know I am all about. This recent mint green one that I wore was also from the website. Right now, I have my eye on this dress which would be perfect for an end of Summer occasion.
Shopbop is one of my go-to destinations when searching for something to wear to an event. It offers more high end pieces than the websites I have mentioned but it is also possible to find something if you are on a budget which I always appreciate. The one shoulder detail on this dress is stunning and I love this jumpsuit too – you can never go wrong with a plain black!
If you have followed me for a while now you will now I LOVE Fashion Bunker! I was introduced to the brand last year and since then I think I have filled half of my wardrobe with their pieces. They stock some of my favorite Australian brands which just so happen to do stunning occasion wear pieces (you may remember the look I wore to my cousins wedding last year.) The quality is amazing and the pieces are often like nothing you will find anywhere else. This dress is on top of my Fashion Bunker wishlist right now.
..And last but not least one of my personal favorites from this list, Reformation. I’m constantly lusting over the gorgeous pieces on this website. Everything is very much my style – simple and feminine. It’s a little bit on the pricier side but it’s definitely the kind of brand that not everyone will have. It feels like California meets New York. Some of my favorites online right now include this jumpsuit & this dress.
As always, I hope you enjoyed this post and hopefully found a few new websites to shop from! Be sure to let me know if you have questions about anything :)
* A huge thank you to An Post for partnering with me on this blog post!