Friday, November 29, 2013

Off to Copenhagen!

The bird and I are off to Copenhagen, Denmark for a weekend getaway!

If you have any last minute recommendations... send them my way. I'd love to have them!

And here is a great list of Black Friday promo codes!

Have a great weekend and Happy Black Friday shopping!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!


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We are missing our family back home today. But I am so thankful for the bird... he is the best husband a girl could ask for. And I am thankful for the amazing year we've had in Europe together.

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving! Xo

Monday, November 25, 2013

Weekend Recap: Christmas decor, a concert & trip planning

This weekend was a fun and busy one!

On Thursday, the bird and I went to The Lumineers concert. They were absolutely amazing live!
Dublin was the largest venue they have played in Europe, and still it wasn't that big at all.

Here's a short clip from my iphone:
video

And here's what the rest of our weekend looked like:
 A day trip to the seaside // Starbucks Christmas cups in Dublin
Lots of Christmas decor around the city // Fedora props & a fun night out
Stocking up on my own Christmas goodies

We also saw the Hunger Games: Catching Fire which was fantastic. I love how close the movie stuck to the book!
 
Lastly, this coming weekend we are headed to Copenhagen! So excited!!! Let me know if you've been and if you have any tips or recommendations for us!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Holiday Stripes and Sparkle

Yay for Friday!

I recently spotted this dress and immediately added to my Christmas wishlist. Although now I wish I had it to wear for Thanksgiving or some upcoming holiday parties!
glitter belt // statement necklace // striped fit and flare dress // glitter heels // shimmer clutch

It might just turn into a Black Friday/Cyber Monday purchase instead!

And speaking of sales...

Tieks is currently offering a Holiday promotion for 20% off their fabulous flats!

Do any of you have a pair of these? If so, which color/pattern do you have? There are way too many to choose from!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving tablscape ideas

It is seriously hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week. Where did this year go?!

It's a bummer we are so far from family this year. But the bird and I are working on putting together a friendsgiving to celebrate anyway. So not-to-worry, festivities are still in order, even in Dublin! :)

After scouring the web for creative ideas, I rounded up 5 easy diy crafts to spruce up any Thanksgiving tablescape.
1 // These mini rosemary wreaths can be used to wrap napkins, as a garland and as place cards.
2 // Use cranberry filled bags (or vases, bowls, etc...) for centerpieces.
3 // I love these pine scraps, cinnamon sticks and twine wrapped napkin rings.
4 // Gold mini pumpkins can be used as place cards, or centerpieces by filling tall vases with them.
5 // These Thanksgiving placemats have been seen everywhere, but I love the idea and look of them!

I also found this Thanksgiving Playlist for both food & tablescape prep and background dinner music.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Outfit Inspiration in Selfies

While most don't make it to social media links, I've been known to document my outfits with my iPhone.

For me, its a nice reminder of things I've put together in my closet that work.
So when I'm staring into my closet at a total loss on what to wear, I can look back at prior outfits for some inspiration.

I've pulled together products that are still available or linked to items similar to what I am wearing:

Faux Fur vest // Chambray top (similar here) // Fur-trim Puffer vest // Gray jersey top //
 Ankle booties (similar here) // Polka dot blouse (similar here)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Cozy fall weekend outfit

Happy Friday!

In case you needed more outfit inspiration for some cozy fall wear this weekend...you're in luck!

The loafers and the sweater are both on sale too!

I hope you have a lovely weekend in these socks and a warm Starbucks chai in hand!

And here is an early look at some Black Friday sales for this year, if you're interested. :)

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mixing patterns and layers

I am all over the mixed pattern and print inspiration on Pinterest lately.

And it's not getting any warmer over here in Dublin... so I need to start getting creative with my layers.

I love these vests because they are warm, but also not too bulky to throw a coat over top. And I am certainly all about stripes. Cue this post. And its official, I am obsessed with T by Alexander Wang products.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekend recaps & a fabulous sale!

We had a fairly mellow weekend over here.

On Saturday, I was lucky enough to meet up with another fellow American living in Dublin, Briana. Sometimes, it's just so nice to chat with someone going through the same type of thing you are.
Of course I forgot to take pictures. But if you are ever in Dublin, definitely go to the Cake Cafe. Delicious breakfast, lunch and freshly baked treats!

The bird and I also went to see Gravity. It was the first 3D movie I have seen... besides the one they have at Disneyland.

We found a new hotspot in town called P. Macs.
They have a great bar, free snacks and sweets... and games!

We opted for Guess Who? A childhood favorite of mine. Did you know they have an animal version now too?!

Oh, and between all the delicious grub we had over the weekend, the bird and I managed to get through a couple of these and a few miles:
Still, it would be impossible for your weekend to be as productive as ours was! ;)

Lastly, Piperlime is having a sale for 25% off dresses (& 40% off sale dresses) through tomorrow!

I love these 3!
one // two // three

Perfect for all of the upcoming holiday parties!

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Hello sweater weather!

And Hello Friday!

It is getting very chilly out. And it's definitely time for sweaters, scarves and cozy hats.

Exactly what today's outfit inspiration is all about!
 cozy sweater // grid scarf // jersey tank // eyeglasses // butter polish // cap loafers // knit hat

I am loving the whites and soft grays this winter. I would definitely pair this look with these leggings, which are currently on my Christmas wishlist!

This weekend the bird and I headed to see Gravity. Dublin is a little a lot behind when it comes to movie premieres because it just came out here today! But I hear it's fantastic... can't wait!

And lastly, I wanted to leave you with this awesome post: 55 Things Only 90s Teenage Girls Can Understand.

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pinterest lately

I haven't done a Pinterest recap in some time. So I thought I would share what's been trending around my Pinterest page.
one // two (unknown) // three // four (unknown) // five

Apparently, I am loving all things stripes and anything cozy. Which makes sense in Dublin. It's already so chilly, windy and rainy out.

It also seems I need to add a bit more color into my world.

So I will leave you some festive pink mixed with bubbles and tulle.
six // seven

Now I am definitely in the holiday spirit!

And lastly, I wanted to share one of the gifts I got for the bird for our one-year wedding anniversary!
I had our vows written in calligraphy by the oh-so-talented Lauren from A Fabulous Fete. It was shipped to my parent's house... and I can't wait to see it in person when we go home in December!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween weekend recapping

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fun-filled Halloween weekend!

I wasn't sure what Dublin had in store for us on Halloween, but the bird and I managed to get dressed up this year. The first time I have dressed up since college. And I will not disclose how long that has been. ;)
"The ballerina & the baller"
It was a last minute costume we put together, but it was fun anyway.

I also went to a KT Tunstall concert with a couple girlfriends.
The best part was the lovely venue: Olympia Theatre in Dublin city center. She was also such a charming and personable performer.

Lastly, the bird and I went for a hike through Phoenix Park and enjoyed a perfect fall day in Dublin.
It was one of those great weekends that leaves you missing it first thing Monday morning.

Looking forward to reading about all of yours and seeing your fun costumes!

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Everyday look for Fall

Hope you had a fabulous Halloween! The bird and I actually dressed up! I'll post some pics next week. :)

Today's outfit inspiration is all about dressing for your city. I haven't quite nailed down Dublin's fashion, but I thought this was a good signature fall look for Dublin. Just add a coat!
long sleeve top // satchel // black skinny jeans // scarf // biker boot // umbrella // aviator sunglasses

I am all about slouchy tops and this Helmut one is no exception. I have started to embrace the quality over quantity rule in fashion for a few wardrobe staples. Speaking of which, do you own a pair of Rag & Bone jeans? If so, let me know if they're worth the hype... and price tag. I'm loving these!

By the way, Happy November! How can it possibly by November already!?

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