Monday, 26 June 2017


Gingham is absolutely everywhere the past few months, there's no avoiding it. At first I wasn't a huge fan but after picking up this little gingham mini I was sold. I'm not really a dress person I prefer separates but I spotted this one in Penneys in Cork last week and had to have it.

I'm obsessed with the tie in the middle and the ruffled shelve and hem detail. Its so comfortable and best bit I think it was something like €18.

My youngest daughter finishes her first year of Montessori this week and her school hold the cutest graduation ceremonies at the end of each year so it was perfect excuse to whip out a dress.

Date Nights

With my husband only home at weekends, I think its extra important to have proper dates and make an extra little effort so here's some of my recent date night/day outfits.

Bodysuit & Skirt H&M | Shoes Penneys

Top & Shoes  Penneys | Trousers River Island

Shirt Zara | Skirt Lipsy | Shoes Penneys | Bag River Island

All Penneys
Dress Boohoo | Belt & Shoes Penneys

Thanks for reading
Claire xo

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Montenotte, Cork

Dress Boohoo Current | Shoes Penneys Current

My better half has been working and living in Cork for the past couple of months, he travels home at weekends so this is my first time going down to see him. I'm so glad I waited because wow!! In the couple of months he's been there the hotel his apartment is in and its grounds have been completely refurbished and it looks amazing. I honestly don't know how we get him to come home at all. The view is like nothing I've seen in Ireland before. The amazing weather helped of course I felt like we were abroad.  

Sunday we went for dinner in the hotel and a walk around the grounds and had some pre drinks in the roof top garden. Then we went to Jenny Green , a very nice gift from Marc's boss. After the concert we went for walk along the Harbour.

On Monday himself had to work so I went for a wander around Cork, this was my first time being there and I loved it. I found the whole city so quirky and colourful.

Top & Shorts H&M (last year) | Shoes Penneys Current | Bag Louis Vuitton Neverfull

Convinced him to take some time out of work and meet me in the park ;) My girls finish up school for the summer next week and I can't wait to bring them down I know there going to love it as much as I did.

Thanks for reading
Claire xo

Wine Port Lodge, Glasson

Dress ASOS (this year) | Belt ASOS (last year) | Shoes Penneys | Earrings Claires (last year)
Wedding number two of the year was in the most stunning location in Glasson, The Wine Port Lodge. I can't get over how beautiful this location is for a wedding. Even just looking back at these pictures writing this post makes me want to go back. The lodge is right on the lake with a jetty so you can go right out onto the lake, perfect for wedding pictures.

All along the water is set up with tables and chairs so you can sit outside and take in the views, have a few drinks or for smokers. Cute fleecy blankets are provided for when it gets cooler in the evening.

It was so nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy the sunset while they rearranged the room the dancing. The setting made for some beautiful photos.



Each room has its own balcony over looking the water and with ours being on the second floor the view was amazing!! The only down side to attending a wedding with rooms is that you don't actually spend enough time in it. I will definitely be going back with the better half and spending my evening out on the balcony makin my way through the stocked mini bar in the room ;)

Jumper Zara | Trousers & Shoes Penneys

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Spots & Stripes

I've been waiting impatiently for the weather to get nice enough so that I could getting wearing this little top from Zara, I love the open back its so Summery and comfortable, would be great for throwing over a bikini on holidays.

In the style had a Treat Week last week so I picked these up for 40% off. I've tried on so many pairs of this style in every shop and just couldn't find a pair I really liked but these are perfect. I never thought I'd wear anything other than skinnies but I've been living in these for the past week.

The shoes were Penneys limited edition from last summer, I got them for my husbands 30th. The heel height and thickness make them so easy to wear. They are a great way of adding a bit of personality into a plain outfit.

Top Zara | Jeans In The Style | Shoes Penneys | Bag Mulberry

Thanks for reading 
Claire xo

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

How to wear colour

I love a pop of colour on the eyes but I know it kind be a bit daunting and out of your comfort zone. The best way to wear colour is to chose a colour to compliment your own eye colour. The way to do this is the law of  'opposites attract'. What ever colour is opposite your eye colour on the colour wheel is what will suit you best as you can see here.

I have green eyes which sometimes have a blue tint so I find purples and oranges bring out the colour of my eyes the best.

Also less is more, if I'm wearing colour on my eyes I'll wear a nude lip and if I'm wearing a strong coloured lip I'll barely wear any eye makeup.

Thanks for reading 
Claire xo

Monday, 3 April 2017

I bought this playsuit on Missy Empire a couple of months ago and I've been dying for somewhere to wear it, It's been so long since I got dolled up for a night out. My gorgeous girl Jessica's 30th at the weekend was the perfect excuse to get the legs out.

This is the tan I got in my goodie bag at the LMD makeup master class. I love it!!! Its so natural  looking, this is is rinsed off after around 4 hours. I applied the Cocoa Brown golden goddess dry oil afterwards.

Playsuit Missy Empire | Bag Mulberry | Shoes Penneys | Chain River Island