A Sunny Dress

Not so long ago it was my little sister’s 30th birthday do.  I was looking for an outfit that was impactful in every way except on my bank balance.  I found this lovely ray of sunshine dress at one of my fave go-to shops, Zara, for only £39.99.  Teamed with sky-blue bow heels from Zara, glitzy jewellery and floral sequinned clutch from Accessorize, and blazer from Sparkle and Fade at Urban Outfitters, it brought some sunlight to our fun night!

 

 

The Electric Blues

Here is another fantastic vintage find from my local Oxfam shop, and this time I’m channelling the 1980s with this evening outfit I’ve put together!

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Top – brand unknown, from Oxfam; Skirt – Urban Renewal @ Urban Outfitters; Shoes – Noda; Earrings – Oasis; Necklace – Antique jewellers @ Powerscourt Centre

This electric blue top has a beautiful cummerband waist feature with a column of buttons at the side, long sleeves and the ubiquitous shoulder pads of the decade for a little bit of power.  I’ve paired it with this vintage leather pencil skirt from Urban Renewal @ Urban Outfitters and these red high heeled shoes from Singaporean shoe brand NODA.  The slim fit of the skirt balances out the looser fit of the top and the bright red of the shoe complements the equally bright blue.

To complete the look I’ve added glitzy blue flower earrings from Oasis and this lovely pink and rose gold glass bead necklace from the 1950s, which I bought from an antique jeweller at the Powerscourt Centre in Dublin.