Bralettes

Black Bralets

Afternoon everyone and happy Wednesday to you. I hope the week is off to a good start. I will start by apologising for my radio silence the last week and a bit but Im back with a new post and that is Bralettes. A bralette is actually such a great thing to own. I bought one a couple months ago and I am almost obsessed with them since. A bralette is a bra obviously but its not the same animal as a bra. A bra usually has wiring and moulding in the cup to give you ultimate support and keep everything exactly and firmly in place. A bralette on the other hand still provides the support of bra but without such firm positioning. It keeps everything in place but doesn’t push anything higher up than it needs to be while being comfortable. They are a great purchase and really great for throwing under a t-shirt or a dress if you are small or average chest size. If you’re on the larger bust side then you would need something with a bit more support.

Missguided Lace BraletMissguided corded lace braletMissguided Ladder Front Bralet

Lace Bralet in Navy//Corded Lace Bralet//Ladder Front Bralet

These three are from Missguided and give you a sense of the range of styles there are around. The great thing about a bralette is that you can wear it as a top (within reason) so they are really great for nights out and also really good for taking that everyday t-shirt and jeans look and making it that bit more interesting. They are great for wearing under any low cut top or bodysuit if you’re not mad on showing too much flesh. A lace one is always really good for this because it adds a little detail which could easily be part of the neck line.  You may remember my favourite bralet from this post and how I wore it on a night out.

Topshop PU chain BraletTopshop Lace BraletTopshop Lce Detailed Bralet

PU Chain Bralet//Lace Crop Top Bralet//Lace Detailed Bralet

These three option are from Topshop and are all pretty and different. I love lace on clothes because it just adds more a delicate and dressy feel to something to simple. Lace is having a moment right now so you are bound to have seen it on things in many stores. Leather is also back so this first bralette with chain straps is right on trend too. The first and third options here are more of a top style so you wouldn’t really wear them under a top but the second option is more a bra style so you could easily wear that under a bodysuit or top or when it gets to that awkward Autumn/Summer stage when its too hot to wear a vest and jumper but too cool to wear just a jumper it would add a nice detail with the jumper just off the shoulder showing off the strap detail. Thats the great thing about them covered up or not they still make an everyday outfit that bit more interesting.

Thats all from me today and again sorry for my radio silence the last week and a bit! Ill be back soon with another post!

Ever Yours

Lily

xx

Homeware: Latest Buys

IMG_0034Afternoon everyone I hope the week is treating you well! Todays post is just a catch up on my latest purchases of homeware pieces. I have been obsessing over homeware stuff for the last week and a bit and I have just gone a little crazy on getting all these like bits for my room when I really don’t need them! None the less I regret nothing and am happy with every single one of my purchases!IMG_9899IMG_9920IMG_0018So all of these homeware bits are mostly Newlook (I know you guys must be sick of me posting about Newlook products but because I work there its super easy and affordable to get things!) The first is this china white cup with Coffee And My Bed on it with black and gold letters. The only thing is is that it can’t be put in a dishwasher as the lettering won’t survive or a microwave because the gold letters will cause damage to the cup and microwave but other than that its a cute little mug that you guys went MAD for on Instagram! On the same day I bought this little False Green Plant which I loved the gold base on it. I picked up these bedsheets from Primark/Pennys a couple days ago and I love the monochrome print sheet (you are all well aware of my love for black and white!) and the other thing about it is that its reversible so you can have the black side inside the bed or the white inside. To be honest I would probably have the white side up more as black would look too heavy with my current wall colour. I also got a plain white one with a sateen stripe in it too because white sheets are just so handy to have. IMG_9975IMG_0028These two last items are possibly my favourites out of these. First up is this little false lotus plant in the cutest white base which goes so well with all the things on desk and is just a cute little detail to have in the room! Its also available in the same plant form as the gold base one but in the white base instead. Secondly and last but definitely not the least is this light up mirror. I have wanted a light up mirror for doing my make up properly (with what little skills I possess) for ages and I saw this at work and had to have it! It doesn’t include batteries when you purchase it but it only takes two regular AA batteries so they aren’t hard to find. Its a really nice light it gives off I know it looks a bit yellow here but thats because the photo is in daylight. Its good because it stands on its own or you can have it leaning against something you can put it literally wherever! Both of these are from Newlook in the homeware department and are available in out Killarney store!

Thats all from me today guys but I will back soon with a new post! Hope your day is going well!

Ever Yours

Lily

xx

 

Cut It Out

Cut It

 

Afternoon everyone and happy Sunday to you I hope you all have some exciting plans for the weekend even if it is just a relaxing night in like myself. Todays post is on something I have been crushing on lately and that is cut out swimwear. In a couple months time I will flying off to Portugal with Himself so I am gathering inspiration and ideas for what to bring with me!
I have started my Portugal Wishlist board over on Pinterest where you can see my ideas for holiday and what I have found from various websites. These two swimsuits are from Missguided and I love how simple but cool they are. The first is a simple T bar style cut out swimsuit and therefore lessens the risk of getting a strange looking tan from all the lines! The second is a side and front cut out swimsuit which you can see on Suzanne from SoSueMe over on her Facebook as she is in Marbella. I also have a couple of other swimsuits like this over on my Pinterest board.
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These bikinis are all from Newlook and feature in my Polyvore set at the start. My Polyvore set contains a mix of tops and bottoms so here are the actual bikini sets with links to the tops because the bottoms are quite easy to match with a simple black pair new or old. The first cut out bikini here is a simple cut out/torn detail on the top and the high waisted bottoms and having just purchased this bikini myself I love it! Its so flattering on and just really nice to wear instead of a plain bikini so I am definitely looking forward to bringing this to Portugal with me! The second mesh bikini is a cool one because its more of a sporty look and the mesh part on the top and bottoms gives you some cover if you are into the idea of a cut out bikini but not confident to pull it off (like I was) . The third option is a more severe cut out style with the high neck string detail on the top and on the side of the bottoms which is really cool and different and is perfect if you wanted something cut out but not like a tear effect like the first. The last bikini is a really simple cut out halter neck style with mid rise bottoms. Its really simple but so stylish so you are on trend but not in a really obvious way. Pinterest Swimsuit
So thats it from me today. The weather is after picking up here in Kerry the last few days so summer and beach wear is definitely still an option we have when clothes shopping thank god! I am still shopping around for some Portugal bits before I go so I will definitely be posting about some more things before I go. Speak to you all soon!
Ever Yours
Lily
xx

Latest Looks

IMG_9855Good afternoon everybody and happy Tuesday to you I hope your week is off to a good start. Todays post is all about my latest looks from two separate nights out I had last week one with the girls and one with the people from work. There are similarities between these two looks but worn differently both times. First up is my night out with the girls on Sunday night.

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On Sunday night week before last Éimear and myself met up with Aoife (who you may remember from previous posts before) who has been abroad for the last year and after not seeing her for almost that whole year it is so great to have her back and we had a lot to catch up on! As we always go to The Kube we decided to have a change and try somewhere different and ended up in The Lane Bar as part of The Ross Hotel in Killarney and I got this Mint Oreo Choc Cocktail and oh my god. I would describe it like an alcoholic milkshake. Its made up of baileys, creme de menthe, tia maria, vanilla ice cream and oreo cookie. Its so nice and has such a good flavour! I will definitely have these in mind in future when I go out!

For my look that night I went semi dressed up. I wore a simple long chiffon side split top which I bought in a Newlook sale over a year ago. I wore plain black shorts with it and the split is a bit high and my pointed to boots. My make up was my usual simple make up look but I added a red lip using my Rimmel by Kate lipstick in shade 30. I dont usually go for a coloured lip I would wear a nude colour on a daily basis and on nights out because I feel safer with it but I love a dark winey red lipstick now and again. Especially when I’m wearing mostly black because I think its a nice colour to add into it. You may have noticed I am obsessing with plaits at the moment so this simple at the back plait is so easy to do and goes with everything dressed up or down.Newlook braletteNewlook extreme ripped high waisted jeansIMG_9844

On last Thursday night I had a night with some of the people at work and I wore a casual outfit that was just comfortable and not too fussy. I wore this really nice Lace Bralette and having not been mad on them I actually really like them. This one is really comfortable and goes so well under low cut bodysuits or tops. I wore it under the bodysuit that was featured in this post and the lace was just coming out from under the top so it gave it a nice effect. I wore the tops with these Ripped High Waisted Jeans which again are really comfy and because they are high waisted they make your leg look a bit longer which in my case is always a bonus! I also picked up this long line silver necklace which isn’t on the website yet but it is in stores. Its a nice like longline silver necklace with tiny diamante detailing on the two bars. One at the top which you can see and one on the very end of the necklace. I paired it with a thin choker and the same make up and hair look from the Sunday night and I was good to go!

Thats it from me today. I have a few posts to share so I will speak to you all soon!

Ever Yours

Lily

xx

 

Shoulder To Shoulder

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Afternoon everybody. Todays post is on a current trend that I have been obsessing with and that is off the shoulder pieces like Bardot tops. They are just the summer essential at the moment and its not hard to see why. They are just so summery and are a really cool piece to wear and I just love this trend! I have bought two tops of my own which I will show  you below along with some other versions!Newlook black bardot topNewlook yellow ditsy bardot topNewlook denim frill bardot topNewlook aztec print bardot topBlack Bardot Top//Ditsy Floral Print Bardot Top//Denim Frill Bardot Top//Aztec Print Bardot Top

These four different bardot tops I have here are from Newlook and are all so nice. The very first one in the black is actually one that I bought a couple weeks ago and I absolutely love it. I wore it with a thin black choker and a side plait and I adored it! Its really nice off the shoulders and also just sitting on the shoulders as when you lift your arms with these tops they tend to pop off your shoulder anyway. Its a really simple top that goes so well with just jeans and flats or a little dressier. The floral print top I really wanted but they were completely out of my size when I went to order it but they are so cute. Its such a summery top with the print and the colour. The third is a denim frill which would be so cool with plain black or white jeans just worn casually or on a night out. Lastly we have the aztec print which there was a similar one in the blue a while ago which flew out the door when they landed in the shop so I think this one will be the same too. Missguided bardot Shift DressMissguided Pom Pom detail playsuit

Bardot Shift Dress//Pom Pom Detail Playsuit

These two pieces are from Missguided and are a bardot dress and a playsuit. They are both perfect for holidays and are simple but pretty pieces. The dress is really on trend with the off shoulder detail and because light blue is big at the moment. It would be great for a nice dinner out on holiday or as a sun dress to go wandering around in. The same with the playsuit.  I love the pom pom detail on it because it adds a little something to it. There were similar ones available last year from different stores where the pom poms where all different colours so its nice to see its still around for summer.Zara Bardot Denim DressZara off shoulder white dress with bow

Off The Shoulder Denim Dress//Off The Shoulder White Dress With Bow

These last two pieces are from Zara and are both dresses. The first is a denim dress with a frill similar to the Newlook top above but a slightly lighter shade of blue. The second is a white swing style dress with a bow detail which would be so cute for the summer. Thats what is great about this style is its so fun to dress up and down. I love this bardot style especially with a choker and short chain for me personally.

So thats all from me today. I hope the start of the weekend is off to a good start for you. My weekend is going to be great because Éimear and myself have been reunited with Aoife so the three of us are once again out and about in Killarney this weekend! We haven’t had a night out as our trio in what feels like years! There will definitely be posts on my Instagram the next day! Also Himself is out of hospital after suffering a serious injury on Monday night while playing soccer for Killarney Celtic (which resulted in a broken tibia and fibula and surgery to correct it) so Im glad that he is home and able to start recovering! Thats my weekend in a nutshell so I hope yours is going to be a good one too.

Ever Yours

Lily

xx

Currently Using Pantene

IMG_9770Afternoon everyone I hope the start of the weekend is treating you well. Todays post is a short one just about how I found the new Pantene Expert shampoo collection. I just picked this up in Boots Chemists on a whim just to try it. I bought this Hydra Intensify shampoo and conditioner as I am always using heat on my hair so it can always do with some help in hydration as its prone to split ends. IMG_9767IMG_9768IMG_9766In the description on the packaging it says that “the result is rehydrated hair that looks and feels velvety soft and smooth” and it definitely does. My hair felt softer after literally the first wash. So I definitely agree with that description! The formula actually smells so nice so you have a really nice scent off your hair afterwards too. It actually tells you to apply to the ends of your hair too which is great because that is definitely where my hair needs help! As I mentioned I use a lot of heat on my hair between the hairdryer, the straightener and the curler so as a result I get split ends so I like that this product is aimed at that specifically. The shampoo and conditioner are similar in formula as they are both a gold tone colour and rich. You don’t need a lot of it to wash which is great because it will last you longer.IMG_9769IMG_9765I would definitely recommend trying this out after using it. I am actually so pleased with the result and am glad I gave it a go. There are more to these particular collection including a Velvet Créme Infusion and a Hydration Mask. Along with these hydration products there is also an Age Defy collection and an Advanced Keratin Repair collection which you can have a look at on the website.

Thats it from me today. I hope you all have a nice Saturday planned for yourselves and I will speak to you soon!

Ever yours

Lily

xx

Swimsuit Style

Swimsuit Chic

 

Good afternoon everyone and happy Monday to you I hope that the last week has treated you well. I thought today I would do a holiday post seeing as a good few people are heading on holidays now and through to August. I myself have booked a holiday to Portugal in October so I am really excited! My last holiday was Spain last year with my family so Im excited to go just me and Himself for the week. The summer has left Ireland as we have gone back to daily rain and grey skies. So I think Im partly posting this to make myself believe its still summer! This Polyvore set is a simple poolside look thats not too fussy or plain.
Missguided strappy side swimsuitMissguided Starppy Side SwimsuitMissguided Strappy side swimsuitAs I mentioned I have a holiday booked in October to Portugal so I am starting (already) to get ideas on what to wear or get for it so Im gathering ideas and adding them to my new Pinterest Board on my wishlist for Portugal and I came across this while browsing on Missguided and I really like it. I like the strap detail at the sides instead of the front as I think thats a bit too revealing for my personal taste so this one is more my style. Its on the website and is available in three other colours and they are black, red and khaki.These swimsuits are priced around €33.25 and the black is on a discounted price.
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These sunglasses are also from Missguided and I love the design of them. They are available in these three styles. Grey mirror frames, Black mirror frames and Pink mirror frames. I have kept the colours simple in this look with nude tones, gold and white. Any one of these sunglasses would go well in this look as they all tie in with a colour somewhere. The grey goes with the white and the gold frame will tie in with all the gold accessories, the pink with the bag and sandals and the black sunglasses with the black in the arm cuff. IMG_9725
So thats it from me today. I have a couple of other holiday sets over on my Polyvore and some other outfit ideas so you can take a look at that. There will be many more to come until I go in October! Talk to you soon everyone!
Ever yours
Lily
xx

Silver and Rose Gold

IMG_9667Hello everyone and happy Monday to you all. I hope that the weekend has treated you well wherever you are in the world. Here in Ireland we have converted back to some greyish skies and the rain has made an appearance after a couple weeks of amazing weather! Todays post is on a new purchase I have made that I adore! You will probably recognise the silver ring which I mentioned before from a previous post but today I am talking about the new version of it which I bought today. IMG_9680IMG_9668IMG_9687So I bought this silver linked heart ring  a couple of months ago and (I know I sound a little crazy now) I feel like since I bought it I have had a bit of luck in my life. If you don’t know I literally cannot go a day without wearing a ring. Ever since I was young all the way through primary and secondary school and college I wore a simple little ring everyday and then I moved to wearing two midi rings everyday and then to four rings and now Im back to one again. The silver ring I have worn everyday and since then a few great things have happened for me (which I literally thought never would) so Im definitely not getting rid of this one anytime soon! As it is silver though it can cause a tiny clash with other jewellery if I wear gold but I found this rose gold version and I had to have it!IMG_9663IMG_9689IMG_9666I just adore how simple and pretty they are. The silver is actually made out of sterling silver which is great because it means it won’t go copper after a few wears and leave a nice green mark around your finger. The same with the gold as it is rose gold plated so they will hopefully last a really time.

Thats all from me today and I hope you are all prepared for this Monday and all the usual post weekend vibes that come with it. Speak to you soon!

Ever Yours

Lily

xx

Wedding Wear

Wedding Wear

 

Afternoon everyone! I hope that the week is treating you well and that you are having weather as nice as we are here in Kerry because it is glorious. The sun has been out all week and its so nice to see summer here at last!  So today is my final outfit post on my options for the wedding and it is in fact what I actually wore to the wedding! This Polyvore set is the basic stuff that I wore but there are one or two minor differences. IMG_9475Newlook black front wrap bodysuit - newlook.comNewlook pleated sport skirtSo I had the black version of this skirt in the first part of my outfit posts but I decided that as it is summer all black is a little bit boring so I decided to change the colour of the skirt just to brighten it up a little. I adore this skirt on and its such a nice shade of pink. Matched with the bodysuit and the fact the elasticated waist is also black it basically looks like a dress. Its a simple look that I loved and Im happy I made this outfit choice for the wedding! IMG_9533Lily Atkinson Primark BagLily Atkinson Newlook HeelsSo these four items are the minor differences from my Polyvore set. These two bracelets I have had for literally ten years if not more and they are a bit worn and not in their perfect condition but I have had them too long to get rid of them! The diamante bracelet I wore on my ankle I think was from somewhere like Claire’s Accessories that I bought for a Halloween or something when I was about eight or nine. The second one that I used on my upper arm was originally a mood bracelet but I literally wore it everyday for about four years and it just got worn and the plastic coating came off but it still looks alright to wear. The bag I used myself is actually a bag I bought in Primark about a year ago and its good sized one you can fit so much into it. I used a similar Newlook version in my Polyvore set for anyone looking for a bag like this one. Its the same story with these shoes. I bought them around the same time as the Primark bag for a difference event so I added a similar pair to the Polyvore set.
IMG_9451I just went basic for my make up again as always (for some reason I always manage to take selfies before putting lipstick on?) and the same for my hair. I just left my hair in waves and pinned the sides. My hair is slowly getting back to its natural colour now. After I dyed it for about six months last year with a reddish colour its finally almost gone.
So thats my look from the wedding last week and Im glad I went with this one! Remember is you want to see any pieces click the icons underneath the very first image and it will take you straight to the item description on the website.
Ever Yours
Lily
xx

Wedding Bells

IMG_9503Afternoon everyone and happy Friday to you. I have been back home in Ireland for a few days now and I have to say coming back to this weather is such a good welcome home because it has been absolutely stunning here in Kerry! The summer is officially here and we are all so glad to see it! So as you all know from my previous posts I was in England for my aunts wedding last week and it was so good. The weather there wasn’t great compared to Ireland the last week but it was still good enough. The actual wedding took place on the Saturday and we landed late on the Thursday night so we had the Friday to prepare for it with all the decorations and set up for it on the Saturday so thats basically what we spent our first day doing. IMG_9353IMG_9360IMG_9358IMG_9357The wedding party was held in a marquee in a friends garden as they had the capacity to host it so we spent Friday decorating and helping out with a group of other people to get the place ready for Saturday and the decorations were so cute. The lace jars were brought for putting candles into at night time and they are such a sweet little idea. They are so easy to make yourself as well. There were places in the house that were decorated with Ivy from the garden too along with it being in the marquee. In the marquee they had fairy lights looped in with the leaves to go on at night when it was darker and it was so pretty. There were other decorations like paper pom poms and bunting too which were in the house to dress it up with the marquee.IMG_9468IMG_9469IMG_9474So Saturday arrived and so did the big day and after about seventeen years it was so great to see them finally tying the knot! I remember when I was small asking when I was going to be a bridesmaid and when they were getting married but they never did until now! I still wasn’t a bridesmaid as it wasn’t a formal wedding but I’ll let that go haha. My aunts dress was stunning. It was a gorgeous pale blue with this beautiful lace top and sleeves. It was a classic simple dress and not a traditional white wedding gown but was so beautiful. She added some vintage red shoes to her dress to keep her retro vibe and they did the job well! After the actual ceremony we went back to the house to the marquee and there was a buffet of really good food and a good bit of Prosecco and the party just carried on until all hours!IMG_9473So heres to the happy couple who finally tied the knot after all this time and after 17 years and two children still seem like when they first met each other. After a good bit of Prosecco and dancing surrounded by family and friends they officially became husband and wife.

Love is definitely the word I would use to describe the week I was in England. I have witnessed and felt it from the happy couple to people in my own life back in Ireland and it honestly is one of the best things you can have in your life. Love really is the best.

Ever Yours

Lily

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