Styling | Winter Warmers

The days are becoming colder, it’s soon approaching December and Christmas is getting closer and closer. This has got me thinking that it would be the perfect time for a winter warmers post. Recently, I haven’t got the chance to go shopping, I’ve been busy with assignments and now that’s going to be taken over by exams in the next few weeks. But that hasn’t stopped me getting distracted from college work by online window shopping! I love wrapping up in cosy jumpers, scarves, hats and gloves as the evenings get colder. Dressing for winter has a feel good sense about it, just like snuggling up by the fire on a bitter winter’s night. So with this in mind I have put together a wishlist of all things warm and fuzzy just to get you through the winter season. My Favourite thing here has to be the green tartan scarf from Boohoo. I love the Autumnal green colours it has and it would go perfect with any of these cosy jumpers. As you may notice I am also loving faux fur accessories this winter, with the earmuffs, headband and snood. Although, the snood is a bit pricey I feel it would be a small investment into your staple winter warmer accessories. I’d love to hear what everyone thinks of these pieces and what you are buying this winter? 🙂

Winter Warmers

Black Speck Jumper €30.00 Boohoo

Green Tartan Scarf €16.00 Boohoo
Earmuffs €8.90 Forever 21
Fur headband €7.00 Dunnes Stores
Fluffy Black Jumper €19.95 H & M
Navy textured knit Jumper €22.99 New Look
Cream Cardigan €19.99 New Look
Gloves €8.99 New Look
Faux Fur Snood €24.00 River Island
Cream Bobble Hat €9.99 New Look

Chunky Snood €12.00 Dunnes Stores

Autumn/Winter 2013 Trend | Tartan

Today I’ve decided to focus on a big trend that everyone seems to be wearing these days, tartan! All things plaid and tartan seem to be staple pieces for a lot of people this season. I was recently in Galway and I picked up this tartan blouse in New Look for around €25. I feel it is a bit different to the majority of plaid shirts out there at the moment; this is mainly down to its material. It’s not your regular cotton shirt but instead it is made of chiffon which feels so so soft on your skin while being very airy and breathable at the same time. I’ve teamed it with grey acid wash jeans from Penneys for a more causal and comfy college look.

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Going Out Look with a Hint of Red

Hey Everyone!
Last Thursday night I went out for my friend Grace’s birthday. My outfit is very simple but I added a little edge with red accessories and red lipstick to make my look stand out. I opted for a leather look skirt that Grace so kindly lent to me and a black and white chequered blouse that I picked up in Forever 21 awhile ago. I love this blouse because it is a bit different to the array of chequered blouses in the shops at the moment. If check isn’t your thing you could select a simpler design top instead, perhaps a white or beige blouse with a black bow detail at the neck. You could also choose leather look leggings instead of a skirt if you feel you are going to be too cold with the legs out this winter!
My bag and shoes are about a year old from Forever 21 and Zara. The chunky platform heel is a style I always wear. I feel they add a little edge to the outfit rather than choosing a standard stiletto style heel. They are also very comfortable after hours and hours of dancing! I picked them up for €50 which I feel is really good considering the amount of wear I have got out of them.
The photos are a bit dark but I really wanted to blog this outfit! I tried to lighten them up as much as I could so I hope they are clear for you. I have also put together a collage of similar pieces that you can pick up in the high street at affordable prices.

Monochrome Red

Bow Blouse- €19.99 H & M
Leggings- €25.00 River Island
 Bag- €25.00 River Island
Check Blouse-€24.99 New Look
Skirt- €15.00 Boohoo
Shoes – €44.00 Nasty Gal
Bag – €14.99 New Look

Thanks, hope you like it!
Katie 🙂

What I Wore | Winter Splurge

First I would like to thank everyone for the support I have got since setting up the blog, I really appreciate it! Since the weather has been getting colder and all the warm winter clothes are coming out, I thought it would be fitting to focus on a winter coat. So I have been on the lookout for an affordable coat for a while now and recently I spotted one in Urban Outfitters that I really liked. During the Shop and Rock last week in Dundrum I saw this coat, but sadly it was still a bit out of my price range (€115) even with the extra discount on the night. So later that night I went on to the Urban Outfitters website where I was shocked to find that the exact same coat was only €75! In my opinion that’s quite reasonable for a coat that will last you many different seasons over the years.  Any similar ones that I have seen in other shops were hitting the 150 mark and I don’t and I’m sure many others don’t have that kind of money to spend on one piece of clothing!Read More »

First Post and Outfit of The Day All In One!

Hello blogging world this is my first post and I am still only learning how to use blogger but I’m getting there slowly but surely! Okay first off, I’m Katie a fashion obsessed UCD student working on a limited budget. My aim for this blog is showcase to you how I try to stay fashionable working off the limited income of a college student (however hard that might be with all the lovely things in River Island at the moment!). I have been following fashion blogs for a while now and thought I might as well bite the bullet and see how it goes. What’s the worst that can happen?Read More »