The longer I am in Kilkenny, the more like home it has become. Between the people, shops and workplace I have grown to love this 'city' like it were my own. I've been spending most of my free staying here but last weekend I took a trip back to Cork. Ideally from the pictures I could have picked a slightly cleaner street to snap this 'rock & romantic' look as dubbed so by an Instagram follower of mine. Usually when we photograph for my blog the biggest drama is me having a mini heart attack when someone walks past whilst I'm throwing a shape or two on a public street but we encountered something very different on this occasion. As we parked up and set off for coffee there was a very suspicious looking individual gazing into car windows as he approached us down this particular street. After he passed us again back up the street, needless to say that we very quickly moved my completely worthless car (but precious in sentimental value) somewhere else. I am in this area quite often visiting various shops and never witnessed anything like this behaviour previous but perhaps a word to the wise about leaving any visible valuables in your car anywhere.
I treated myself to this beautiful coral Orla Kiely bag from The Kilkenny Shop after the disappointment of London Fashion week. It comes with an attachable shoulder strap but I prefer to carry it as a clutch. The perforated heart hole detailing would have made a cute Valentines present (or would have maybe felt like a literal hole thru' the heart for the singletons). I just can't stop wearing these Iclothing.ie leather jeans! They are super comfortable but currently out of stock. NOOOO! I NEED a second pair (similar here and here). These Pennys black sandals are back on trend but don't spend too far over the price as you will find a lookalike everywhere this season (similar here and here) and although jewellery isn't my thing, this embellished collar from Topshop and cuff from Folli Follie dresses up this casual denim shirt.
I first spotted this Bart Simpson shirt on fellow bloggers Tar Mar and Wildchild Stories last year, but wrestled with myself when my sister commented that maybe I was too old for the heavily Bart endorsed merch. I can't believe I delayed and wished I bought it sooner. An oversized fit, best tucked in and sleeves rolled up, the denim is really good quality for the €30 price tag. Bad news? Buy from Romwe.com and expect at least a 3-4 week delivery wait. You nearly need to be certain before you're even certain which doesn't wash well with my 'need to think about buying this a million times before I hand over money' attitude. This shirt also comes in an indigo blue colour. Small is approx Uk 8-10 and medium would probably fit Uk 12-14.
I'm still embracing my pale skin look but I'm a guest at the Miss Cork pagent again this year and will have to fight the urge not to spladder myself in flash bronzer this weekend. What do you think? Is paleness more high fashion? Or is being bronzed just an Irish necessity for nights out?
Hit me up in the comments box what you think I should do!
I went on an online spending splurge last weekend so I'll be sure to post some of my new goodies later this week.
Until next time Ducklings,
Love Vera Xx