Casual Boohoo Look

Casual Boohoo Look
Hello everyone I hope you are all having a good Tuesday! Here is todays outfit post which features all Boohoo.com products and pieces to create an easy, casual look for Winter before all the snow, frost, ice and general Winter weather kicks in fully! Who doesn’t love a good knitwear piece? Whether its a chunky knit or not who doesn’t look forward to snuggling up in a warm cosy knit during Winter? I know I do! So this is one way to wear a knitwear piece but you can wear it a million different ways all through the year! I recently bought a cable knit cardigan which I am virtually living in the last few days! If you follow my instagram you will have seen this piece already. These boots are just amazing! I know they’re not exactly perfect for Winter with a massive chunky heel but for those of you who don’t get Winter like we do in Ireland these are perfect for you! Put on these frilled socks so the frill is just at the top of the boot and you have a cute little detail in your look. This look is going for a few darker colours for Winter like the jeans, the bag, the boots, the socks and the beanie but with the right accessories you can make it look like any time of the year. The gold and pearl accessories add some chic to it and the hat has jewel detailing which adds some bling to the look. I just added the travel cup for fun as I love a hot chocolate especially in Winter on the go so why not bring your own!
I hope you all enjoyed this look!
Happy Fashions Dolls
xx

Garnier Cleansing Water Review

Good afternoon everyone I hope you are enjoying Monday even if it is the start to the week! Todays post is just a review of Garnier  Micellar Cleansing Water which I finally picked up for myself the other day. I heard about this product a couple of months ago from a few friends and have seen a few good reviews of it since then. I purchased mine from Boots Chemists but I know they are also available in any other big chemists and also Primark/Pennys. So I hope you enjoy my little review!

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This product has been described to me as amazing, the best, a must have, unreal etc etc and after using it now myself I can honestly say I have to agree! It is actually so easy to use and removes your make up in one go! Its hypoallergenic which means that it isn’t harmful to sensitive skin and doesn’t leave your face feeling odd. I have slightly dry skin myself and a lot of cleaners require rinsing and washing your face after use and then your skin feels a bit tight and you have to moisturise but not with this. It doesn’t dry out your skin or leave it damp. Its described as cleansing water but its not messy at all! You literally need a few drops on a cotton wool pad and you can remove all your make up in one go. It can be used on your face, eyes and lips too. It says on the bottle that it can be used up to two hundred times which means no buying make up remover for a while. Its a four hundred millilitre bottle so it will last a good while and instead of wipes and caps and all the usual fuss of cleansing bottles this one is actually simple. Its just an easy flip up lid and there you go. If you haven’t tried this product yet I think you definitely should because its really good value and does exactly what it says on the label!

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I hope you all enjoyed my little review and if you have any comments or questions feel free to ask me!

Happy Fashions Dolls

xx

Newlook Knitwear Look

Newlook Knitwear Look
Hello everyone Im just giving you an outfit inspiration post today based on a look I created at work the other day. There is a fashion show happening in The Killarney Oaks Hotel tomorrow night (Saturday) and there have been a few people in the Newlook store looking for outfits and pieces to model for the show and I am going to share some of the looks I created for a few of the girls and here is the first one (which if I do say so myself I love!). All of these pieces are from Newlook and feature a couple of bits from other stores too but they are all available in Newlook Killarney. This one is a simple but chic Winter look that is easy to create and looks perfect for Winter and Autumn. This cream knit cropped jumper is perfect for Winter as it is warm and comfortable while still stylish. This actually looks like it could be from the Aran Sweater Shop! Also its not a really heavy knit that makes you look frumpy. The ripped disco jeans are right on trend at the moment with the ripped knees. They are actually a disco jean style with back pockets and they are so comfortable. I bought a pair myself a couple of weeks ago but they are not ripped and I love them! They don’t feel like a regular jean they are more material than a jean but they look like a disco pant but they are jean style. Matched with the ankle boots and fedora hat you have the perfect look. These two items make the look. I added a few other pieces with this set because all though the look doesn’t actually need anything with it the set would look a little bit bare with just four things in it! For make up I would go very nude tones like this Maybelline lipstick. Jewellery should be kept minimal so I just added midi rings and pearl earrings instead of a necklace or statement pieces. I chose a white bag because I think black would be too much with the jeans, hat and boots.
I hope you all enjoy this look and find some inspiration for your Winter wardrobe! Remember to drop into Newlook Killarney if you’re around and want some advice on a look or don’t know what to get for an occasion because me and the other girls will be happy to help!
Happy Fashions Dolls
xx

Christmas Wish List

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Hey everybody! After a few weeks without internet yet again I am back to give you all a little inspiration for Christmas coming up! Starting off my return to online life is my Christmas Wish List / Birthday list! My birthday is in seventeen days so this sort of counts as my list for that too. Here are my main fashion pieces from various different stores that I have had my eye on for a couple of weeks that I am hoping Santa will be kind enough to bring me!

First up is my list of shoes which no matter how many pairs I have I still don’t have the right ones! So kicking it off (Sorry!) is my first pair is a pair which I have included in a good few polyvore outfit posts during the summer by Missguided.eu called Clara Black Strappy Heeled Sandals and I just love them so much. I basically fell in love with them the first time I saw them online! They are so simple and elegant which I love about outfit pieces because I love things that can be dressed up or down.

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Secondly I have a pair from Boohoo.com called Tammy Snake Two Part Heels in White but I couldn’t find a picture of them because I think they are out of stock! So I will move onto my two pairs of Boots both from Newlook.com and I know what your thinking why is she asking for Newlook things when she works there but the thing is we don’t get everything that is online and also we don’t get a lot of size 3 shoes in so I miss out sometimes! The first pair are called Black Studded Panel Chunky Shoe Boot and they are so cool. They’re different to just an ordinary black boot and I like the studs in it because they add a bit of grunge to a look or they just add some interesting detail to a simple everyday look. The thing about boots like these two pairs are because the heel is a block anyone can wear them. There are some people who try and wear really high stiletto heels and they’re wobbling all over the place so stick to what is practical!

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The second pair of boots is a plain black pair because I don’t have an everyday pair of heeled boots except for my brown chelsea boots and because they are brown they don’t go with everything so I have bee trying to find a pair of simple black boots for ages! These Black Chunky Sole Pointed Shoe Boots are perfect! They have a heel but not a skinny one, they’re black so they go with everything and they are just what I was looking for!

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Next up we have coats. Coats are a good gift for christmas because (especially here in Ireland) Winter lasts a long time and until about mid March it is a bit nippy out! So I searched my favourite stores and found three coats that I am just in love with. The first one is from Boohoo.com and is called Emila Notch Neck Wool Look Coat and I like the fact that its simple and can be used during Spring as well when the wardrobe colours start to get a bit lighter and it adds some colour in winter too.

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The second is from missselfridge.com and I think it is so cute and perfect for dressing up. Its called a Petites Cream Pea Coat and its my favourite coat. I think it has a sixties feel to it and I can just picture all they ways I could wear it. I absolutely adore it and it is one of my favourite pieces from my list! I love how simple and chic it is but at the same time is really versatile.

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The last of my coat selection is a piece by Michelle Keegan for Lipsy.co.uk and I love her collection. She has such a chic, elegant style and it is just the prettiest collection for dressed up pieces. If you haven’t seen her pieces yet do have a look because they are gorgeous! I had a post about it a while ago so you can see my favourites from her collection on here too. This coat is called Michelle Keegan Faux Fur Trim and its really nice. Its got everything its, warm, its a colour instead of plain black, its got faux fur and its good for Winter. It can be put ontop of any outfit wether your dressed up or down without the hassle of trying to match a colour. Here is the lady herself modelling it!

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Finally my last section of my list is dresses and playsuits. There are only one of each and I absolutely need them both. They are such beautiful designs and I just fell in love with them at first sight. The first one is a Satin Bandeau Playsuit from Miss Selfridge and it is just the most elegant playsuit I have ever seen. (I am banking on this being given to me for my birthday so I can wear it for the celebrations!) Its just so pretty and I have never owned a playsuit before so I feel this is a good one to start with!

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The dress I have added to my list is another piece from Lipsy.co.uk’s Michelle Keegan collection and its her Bandeau Midi Dress and I love it. It reminds me of something the Kardashian’s had in their Lipsy Kollection a while ago. I love how elegant and chic it is (Obviously Michelle pulls it off better than I ever could!) I think it is perfect for a really dressy event and it will be a favourite wardrobe piece for years and years! The fact that its white with black in it goes so well and they really compliment each other. It is red carpet worthy in my book so I have to have it!

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So that is the highlights of my Christmas Wish List this year and my also my Birthday list! I hope you all liked this post and again I am sorry to have been away from you all for so long due to my internet issues I hope you all had a good few weeks while I was gone! I hope you are all finding some Christmas inspiration and if you have any questions about my post or any comments let me know I love hearing from you all!

Happy Fashions Dolls

xx

(Images collected from Polyvore)

Internet Issues

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Hello everybody I am sorry about this happening again but for the second time since October I am without internet or wifi in my house until the 19th! This happened last month as well and I wasnt back with you all until the 19th of October and due to someone in my house being careless with their usage its gone again! So until the 19th there will very little posts and there will be no Polyvore outfits because its not the same to create them on my phone! So I hope you will all forgive me for this annoying disruption in posts and I will see you all on the 19th!
Remember to see my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on my day to day life. You can find the links in my Contacts page!
Happy Fashions Dolls
xx

Vampire Queen

Vampire Queen
Good evening everyone on all hallows eve! I hope you are all enjoying the day so far and here is a little inspiration for you for today! I know Im posting this a bit late but work has been so crazy this week and I have just been so busy! This post is called Vampire Queen and is a simple but effective way of dressing up for Halloween without being too dramatic about it! I hate dressing up on Halloween but I do like to make an effort so I put this together for anyone who is like me when it comes to this. This look is really easy to do and can be used at any point during the year. This dress is a simple black, off the shoulder style from http://www.newlook.com and is basically a blank canvas for dressing up. I matched it with this red cape from http://www.JohnLewis.co.uk to add some red colour which of course is associated with vampires! I also added the red shoes (also from Newlook) for another pop of red and the cape wouldn’t be left on its own and the rest of the look wouldn’t be too black. The necklace I think is perfect for this! I found it on http://www.amazon.com and it has a proper vintage feel to it and is perfect vampire material! The black earrings are simple enough and just add a bit more jewellery to it because as you can see I have jewellery to a minimum in this look. Lastly the make up. The make up was a bit hard to find but I stumbled upon this make up photo and loved everything about it for this look. The dark lips especially make this look believable because they add edge to the look and grunge it up. I have this Mayebelline Midnight Plum lipstick and it is so good. It really rich and moist so it doesn’t wear out after an hour or so. The nails are just an example of what you could have but what you ever you like you do it!
I hope you all enjoyed this look and I hope you all enjoy your Halloween night and don’t forget to hashtag Evannalily with your Halloween fashion looks for a chance to feature on my Instagram and Facebook page!
Happy Fashions Dolls
xx

Personal Blogging Style with Farfetch.com

Hello again everybody I am spoiling you today with two posts one after the other but I have another post to share with you all which I promised would be done today!

The other day I was checking my emails and I discovered I had one from the people at http://www.farfetch.com asking if I wanted to blog about their new Infographic they have so of course I said yes! http://www.farfetch.com is an online store featuring over three hundred unique and independent boutiques to help fashion loving people like you and me find amazing looks from boutiques all over the world. They have stores all over the world but are all connected through the website. This new infographic they have created is all about the time and work it takes to run a blog. This is actually such a good way of letting readers like yourselves know what its like to run a blog and they way they have made the inforgraphic is so good. Its a really good visionary piece and hope you all enjoy it! I will tell you about my personal blogging style first.

I like to prepare my longer blog posts in a special book I have for posts so that I know what to include and what to talk about mainly and how to highlight my main points of the post. I also make a note of each photo and attachment I am planning on using so I don’t spend hours trying to find the item. I also prepare a bit of what my dialogue will be like so its not boring or too plain. I like to write it so that its like I am saying it to you guys like with a little joke or something just so that its a bit different. I like to post as regularly as possible during the week. So if I don’t have anything to talk about from the last few days I will just use a Polyvore post which I find really helpful because then I am still helping you all find a look and not just going days with no posts! When it comes to staying connected with other bloggers I also share my posts to my personal and like Facebook pages as well as my other Evanna Lily pages! I am part of twelve groups on Facebook which I always share the links to for other bloggers to read and share around! I also have a contacts page on here with my links and email address for you to ask me questions and get in touch with me about anything which a few of you have done this week and I love that you have!

So that is basically my blogging style summed up and I hope you all found it interesting and useful. Here is the Inforgraphic by Farfetch.com for you to all read and learn a bit about blogging from. I found it really interesting and am happy to share it with you guys and I am so thankful to Farfetch.com for sending it to me!

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So I hope you all enjoyed this post and the Infographic that I shared created by Farfetch.com and feel free to ask me any questions about the blog and make sure you take a look at Farfetch.com for some unique looks and designs by many different boutiques!

Happy Fashions Dolls

xx

Purchases, Pugs and Selfies

Afternoon everybody! I hope you are enjoying the bank holiday Monday today and for anyone who just has a regular working day Monday its almost over hang in there! I just wanted to update you all on some of the things going on over the last week or so.

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This quote is definitely true for me! I have bought a couple new things this week and I love them both. I purchased a white t-shirt and powder blue fading jeans from work and both are super comfortable. The jeans are a perfect fit and such a nice colour blue. They’re not dark, not stonewash but a sort of powder blue. They’re not highwaisted and they fit my waist perfectly. The leg is also a great fit because I’m not that tall I have some trouble finding a leg that fits in length without the waist being too big or the waist fits and the leg is too wide and its just complicated. These one however have a good leg fit and also look good turned up at the ankles. The top is a white top thats not fitted but it just hangs slightly and its so comfortable. Its easy to dress up or down for any occasion and as you all know that is my favourite type of clothing! Here they are now and you can find them in store now and online!

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I also spotted some really cool things at work that I feel I need in my life. We have some amazing slippers in at the moment in the form of Pugs and Pandas and they are really puffy and thick and so fabulous. If you haven’t seen these for yourself I sound a bit weird right about now but I am going to show you them I think you will all agree with me then!

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Another little thing I spotted in store which is the only one we have and I actually can’t find it online other is this so simple but chic small handbag. I just think it is so nice. Its not too big so you’re not carrying around a suitcase sized bag around all the time and you could use it casually or for a night out. I love the fact that it is black and white because they go with everything so it would be easy to incorporate it into any look. I also love the bits of gold in it too its just adds a bit of chic to the bag. I am so tempted by it but I have so many handbags already!

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Another thing that happened this week is I finally booked a nail appointment to have my nails done and I am so happy to be doing it! My nails are destroyed after work carrying hangers around and stuff and they just keep breaking. My own nails are normally really long and I love having long nails and I love the fact that I can say “No they’re my own really nails!” but lately it doesn’t look like I will be saying that anytime soon! So I browsed my Tumblr and Pinterest for some inspiration. Heres a couple of my favourites.

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The very last photo is from my selfie session on Saturday and I was channeling my inner Kylie Jenner. The reason I did it is because my make up was behaving itself that day so I took advantage of it. I tried a different look for lips that day but putting a tiny tiny tiny amount of lip balm on my lips first and then putting on my nude lipstick. Let me know what you think!

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I hope you enjoyed this post and as usual let me know what you think and leave your comments! I have got a couple emails from people over the week asking for advice on clothing and what to wear and I just want to say thank you for getting in touch and I love that you are asking me questions! You can ask me questions on here or via my email which is in my contacts page. You can also ask me questions on my Tumblr or DM on my Facebook page.

Happy Fashions Dolls

xx

Egyptian Princess

Egyptian Princess
Hey everybody! I know I am a little late in the day to be posting but I ended up having lunch out and didn’t get home until half four! Here is the first of my Halloween outfit inspiration posts and I have gone for an Egyptian theme in this post. The reason I like this look is because not only is it an easy look to do for Halloween if, like me you don’t mind dressing up but not too extreme and you want to look good doing it, you can deconstruct it and use each piece all year long. Creating an Egyptian look is pretty simple you just need some white, gold and some aqua blue normally does it. I chose this Playsuit from Topshop.com because it is simple enough and I think the detail on it is perfect for this theme. Matched with this John Lewis Kimono its perfect because the Kimono is full of colours and patterns that remind me of Egyptian symbols. The jewellery has to be gold because Egyptians wore a lot of gold and it was a sign of wealthiness. So with the necklace I tried to find something similar to the old big gold necklaces they wore! I added these blue heels from Lipsy.co.uk to add some other colours and make the white pop a bit more. For make up you need eyeliner to create the old style Egyptian eye. Think square winged eyeliner. It can be tricky to pull of winged eyeliner never mind the Egyptian way but Im sure if you search Youtube you will be bound to find a tutorial on it! You can just about find any type of tutorial for anything on Youtube!
I hope you all enjoyed this look and found some inspiration for this Friday for Halloween!
Happy Fashions Dolls
xx

Halloween Week

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Hey everybody this is just a little post about my upcoming halloween outfit posts which will be starting on Sunday and going on through the week. As per usual these Halloween looks will be made on Polyvore and will be in the Outfit Inspiration category on here. I have some already pre made for you guys and there is one I think you will love! But of course each one is different so you can make your minds up yourselves! Remember to leave any comments or ideas you have on any post and if you #evannalily on Instagram or Twitter explaining your inspiration and where you got your outfit from I may do a feature on the best outfits you guys post! I hope you all have a great Halloween everyone!

Happy Fashions Dolls

xx