I hope you’ve all had a lovely bank holiday! I always think the first bank holiday in May officially kicks off summer so from here on out, I don’t care if its sunshine or raining, I’ll be wearing sandals or skirts or both! Bearing this in mind I thought I would do this post on one of this season’s must haves, the denim skirt. There’s lots of different styles around, I was in the process of deciding which one to purchase when I set eyes on this absolute bargain from the one and only Primark! At £10 it’s easily mistaken with the Topshop and River Island styles! As it’s one of the most popular items of this season, I thought I would do a post on how versatile it is. When a piece of clothing is as versatile as this it’s practically an investment! I’ve put together a few looks including a smart-ish look, a casual look and a night out look! Shirt: H&M | Watch: Asos | Boots: H&M | Skirt: Primark T Shirt: Topshop | Necklace: Asos | Sandals: Topshop | Hat: H&M Old | Skirt: Primark Jacket: Asos | Top: Missguided | Mules: Primark| Skirt : Primark My favourite look has to be with the Missguided crop top, I hadn’t really considered wearing it out in the evening until I did this post. I think it looks really nice against the white crop and I’m sure you’ve already noticed how much I love this jacket! Here’s a list of some of the denim skirts on the high street, mine is from Primark at £10. Topshop – £28.00 | Zara – £29.99 | Miss Selfridge – £25.00 | Asos – £28.00 | Boohoo – £15.00 | River Island – £35.00

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Getting Dressed with Pinterest

Getting dressed, the easiest part of the day surely? No! If your like me you take great pleasure in getting dressed and agonizing over the fine details of your outfit! When you feel like you’ve worn every item in your wardrobe at least 10 times and need some inspiration on new ways to wear.. always turn to Pinterest! I use Pinterest as my personal style guide, I have a board that I pin to when inspiration strikes with outfit ideas. I tend to find outfits that I like but that also incorporate the clothes I already own or clothes that have a likeness to mine! It’s a great way of looking at your wardrobe in a new light and helps you to mix things up a bit! My boyfriend is a particular fan of this because it means I can be ready so much quicker and my ‘floordrobe’ is no more! No more trying on everything you own on a daily basis.. hurrah! Don’t forget to add me on Pinterest so we can share outfit ideas!Here’s an example of two items of clothing I own and an outfit I’ve pinned to pair them together in the future.. And here’s one I did earlier!   Sinead x

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Leather Biker Jacket

If there’s one thing that every wardrobe needs it’s a leather biker jacket. The holy grail of all things stylish and the perfect spring layer, what’s not to love about it? I’ve had this jacket for years and in my opinion the older the better! The battered look a leather jacket takes on over the years is something money can’t buy. This beauty if from Warehouse, I actually got it in the sale for a mere £100 and couldn’t believe my luck when it arrived all buttery soft and zips galore! The thing about a leather jacket is that you can wear it day or night, summer or winter.. it’s basically your best friend and can make any thing look good, from jeans and a jumper to a little summer dress! I’ve dressed it down here with my H&M checked flannel shirt ( seriously comfortable) layered over yet another of my many grey t shirt’s! I’ve also paired it with my favourite Topshop ripped jeans and my new Next wedges ~ the one’s I won at the Next party! woo hoo! How amazing are they? There’s only one thing better than new shoes ~ free new shoes!!   Sinead x

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Payday Treat

So, I don’t know about you but I think after a hard month’s slog the least you can do for yourself is indulge in a little retail therapy, think of it as a payday treat from you to you! Personally, by the time my bank account is refilled I already have a list as long as my arm of things I need to buy! Don’t get me wrong I shop all month too, but there’s nothing like some guilt free shopping when you can actually afford it and don’t have to justify why you need a suede a line skirt ( you definitely do). Below I’ve put together some of the things I actually do need, I promise!!                                     Those Russel & Bromley loafers are going to be mine one day, I swear to you! In the mean time I’ll settle for the rest of it.. and doesn’t everyone need some marble jewellery in their lives?! Denim Midi Skirt: Asos Denim Midi Skirt Mini Box Bag: Zara Mini Box Bag Marble Collar Necklace: Forever 21 marble Collar Necklace Leopard and Metallic Loafers: Russel & Bromley Flat Pointed Mules: Asos Suede Aline Skirt: Mango   Sinead x  

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Next ShoeboxJukebox Party

So if you read my post last week you will already know about my win with Next, I was invited to the ShoeboxJukebox party hosted by Next and Company Magazine. This also included a free pair of shoes for me and my guest to wear the the event with the promise of free cocktails, and plenty more opportunities to win shoes galore.. free shoes and cocktails?! an offer no woman can resist! The obvious choice was my sister Lauren from elcy clothing, and after much deliberation we selected our shoes and started planning our outfits! We decided on a smart/casual look so we could take our looks from day to night, we didn’t want to miss out on a day of shopping in London! The theme of the party was around the ShoeboxJukebox, we had to photograph our favourite shoes with the hashtag #shoeboxjukebox, and if your shoes won, the jukebox would go crazy! We had a great time socializing with other bloggers and the girls at Next, and managed to come away with three new pairs of shoes between us, and a good bag to die for! My Outfit –  Jumper: H&M Old| Necklace: Pull & Bear Old | Skirt: Primark | Shoes: Next | Scarf: Zara Old | Watch: Larsson & Jennings | Bag: Zara Laurens Outfit – Cardigan: Charity Shop | Dress: Missguided dress tucked in, Old  | Jeans: Topshop Old | Shoes: Next Don’t forget to subscribe to get my posts straight to your inbox! Sinead x

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