Saturday, 22 June 2013

Dungarees && Pinafore dresses

Unless you have been living under a rock, we all know that dungarees and pinafore dresses are back!
They are a huge trend for this spring/summer 2013 and they are not going anywhere in a hurry.
I do agree that dungarees in particular are not for everyone and they most definitely have an age limit depending on the style chosen and how they are styled.
    I have been browsing the web for some star buys in relation to both dungarees and pinafore dresses and where else could be better to search then the two high street giants that everyone loves TOPSHOP and URBAN OUTFITTERS.

Here are my top picks from both sites:
Great for the summer. Id say that this type would suit women up until their 30's.


The long trouser dungarees are that bit more difficult to pull off, it all depends on what way you style it. If you want simple, I would recommend a plain shirt or top but if you are daring and are body confident pair these dungarees with a crop top and some killer platforms or even flatforms!

These khaki ones are really different and are great for most ages as this khaki green colour is really flattering.

Yet again Topshop never cease to amaze and to produce such stand out clothing. This pattern is so fashion forward but I do think that these ones are more suiting for the more youthful girls. I really love them with the white heels in the photo here.

A playsuit type dungaree, really great for all those legs elevens out there!


Really elegant urban outfitters dungarees suits a wide range of ages.

These black ones can be worn casually during the daytime with flatforms, loafers or a great pair of boots and it all depends on your age on what you wish to wear underneath. To dress up for the night, switch your flats for those heels and accessorize to the max to make a real statement!

Another great one from urban outfitters.
Yet again classy and elegant, another one to suit both the younger and more mature age groups.

Due to the texture and colour I think that these short dungarees would suit both women up into their 30's, 20's and of course teenagers. These are a wardrobe staple.


Dotty monochrome pinafore dress. what is not to love? This screams youth, summer, fun and festivals!

Alexa Chung comes straight to mind when I look at this outfit. So stylish and so if you admire the fashion icon that is the beautiful Alexa Chung you can pull off her style with this timeless black pinafore.



Really grunge and effortless. Summer is here!
My favourite find from Topshop! The colour aqua is so energetic and fresh, these can be dressed up or down and I think that they would look amazing with really thick white platform wedges with a big floppy hat and a great pair of big round sunglasses.
So whether you are in your teens or your thirties you can find both dungarees and pinafore dresses to suit your age and your own personal style.

Friday, 21 June 2013


In todays post I want to write about this vintage shop in Kilkenny; Ireland called Shutterbug.
To say that it is one of my favourite vintage shops would be an understatement!
I first heard about it through facebook and so I decided to go and check out there pop up shop that they were holding in town. I was pleasantly surprised, not just by the amazing clothing but also by the amazing prices! I found some great buys that day. I bought levis, yes LEVIS shorts for just 20 euros, a fantastic vintage gold top, a checked shirt (I got the second one for free I might add) and I also bought a pair of topshop shorts for 10 euros! Now if that wasn't a bargain I don't know what is.

They often hold kilo sales in either Kilkenny or in Dublin and they always live up to my very high expectations. For those of you that are not familiar with what a kilo sale is, it is basically a giant sale!
You walk into a big room and there are countless racks, boxes and shelves jam packed with gorgeous clothing and in Shutterbugs case gorgeous vintage clothing. You pick up as many pieces of clothing as you wish and you put them into a big black bin bag or bags depending on how much you pick up, the bags are weighed and it is 20 euros per kilo. You would be surprised by the amount that you get for this amount. For example, the first Shutterbug kilo sale that I went to was down in Kilkenny and I left with three big bags of clothes. I was over the moon with my finds and you would not believe the quality! I must not forget to mention that the customer service is also excellent in person and online.

Here are some photographes of just a few of the amazing items that I have purchased from Shutterbug/Folkster over the last while:

This is the description that the owners themselves said about this shop:
"Shutterbug is an affordable, street-style vintage store owned by brother and sister Eoin Hennessy (photographer) & Blanaid Hennessy (stylist/buyer), who are aided and abetted by stylists Paula Doolin and Sinead Kelly."

"The store’s ethos is ‘overdressed for the occassion, underdressed for the weather’ at at prices that make sure every day can be a dress-up day. Expect everything from uber-glamorous...
sequin dresses to rough and ready military jackets. We are also re-designing and customising vintage Levi cut-offs in store to order, and adding our own style to reloved pieces. "

"Shutterbug runs a popular Kilo Sale even twice a year and recently launched their online site and now stock Jeffrey Campbell shoes. > "
I cannot stress enough how much I love this shop and so I urge you to click onto the link above for their online website and/or look them up on facebook :Shutterbug. You will not be disappointed, the selection of fashion Is simply getting better and better.