Showing posts with label irish fashion blog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label irish fashion blog. Show all posts

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

DOUBLE KNITS & REGRETS







Knit bottoms & bag: Mango - Knit sweater: Asos - Trainers: Lacoste showcourt
Photography by Megan Ward


This is how you wear pyjamas in public . . . OK, they're not quite pyjamas, but this knit on knit combo is just as comfortable and effortless. 

This casual chic style has been on my radar for quite some time, so when I saw these rib knit wide leg bottoms in the mango sale back in January, the purchase was a no-brainer. Fast forward a few months and they, along with the sweater I purchased to pair with them, sat unworn in my wardrobe. And what better time to debut them than the start of spring!? . . . OK, let's skim over the pretension expressed in 'debuting' clothes and skip forward to me, wearing double knits, in spring.

Yes, I know, technically spring hasn't sprung quite yet, but the bipolar weather that graces Ireland isn't exactly consistent, and yesterday was one of those days. This, along with the changing seasons of the fashion calender and the rapid speed that today's trends come and go, made shooting this look a bit of an urgent matter. A pressure I regret succumbing to . . . Take my advice on this one ladies, never underestimate the power of knitwear. That shit will keep you warm. Like, really, reeeeeeeeaally warm. Not a good look for spring like weather.

So, unfortunately (for comforts sake), it'll be back to the wardrobe with this knit on knit combo. For another few seasons a least.

Laura x x x






Sunday, 7 February 2016

BASIC







Jeans, jumper & belt: Primark - Boots: Topshop - Jacket: Boohoo - Bag: Mango

Photography by Megan Ward


When asked what I study (fashion design and textiles for those non-regular readers! Why you no come here more though!?) I am more than often met with the response of "Well that must be fun" or "sounds exciting", and even the odd "how do you study fashion", and it is, fun and exciting, but also extremely demanding. More so than I ever could have anticipated. So, whilst I dream of traipsing into uni dressed like an eager fashion week goer and impressing my fellow fashion bitches, who like you and I, appreciate a well thought out look, I've got to be honest here, it simply doesn't work out that way. Lazy dressing has become somewhat of a thing for me since commencing my final year, namely because I lack three of the key elements required for such circumstances; time, energy and commitment. So accept my apologies in advance fam, I'll be basic bitch'n it for the foreseeable future. 

But hey, it wasn't a total loss. I made an effort with the bandana . . . it took a rough 30/40 seconds to tie! Things can only get better s'pose.

Laura x x x


Tuesday, 19 January 2016

NEW YEAR'S FASHION RESOLUTION WITH BOOHOO.COM

Jacket: Boohoo - Sweater: Asos (similar here) - Jeans: River Island (similar here) - Bag: Mango (similar here) - Boots: Topshop

Photography by Megan Ward

Like every new year before, I saw this one roll in with a barrage of new year, new me promises. And whilst I'm not one to partake in such nonsense *(note disdain due to my lack of success with previous attempts) I was intrigued when the lovely people at BOOHOO asked if I'd like to take part in their new year fashion resolution campaign.


If you're anything like the Laura of new year's past, then you will be well into the breaking of your resolutions . . . it's OK fam, step into the circle of trust and let it all out, ain't no judgement here, for I am the queen of breaking resolutions and I feel you! It's just too bloody hard to stick to sometimes. 

But, put a fashion spin on that challenge and I'm all ears. So, for my new year's fashion resolution,

I will wear . . . more staple pieces.


Let's be honest here, we've all made the mistake of  feeding into those ridiculous, short lived trends for which we find ourselves looking back, totally perplexed at our fashion choices (silver leggings anyone??). This not only puts a dent in our ego but our bank balance too. So this year I resolve to purchase only items that have longevity, that will serve as a staple in my wardrobe. And the first port of call was this gorgeous biker jacket, that will not only suit many an outfit, but many a season too.


Laura x x x



Friday, 9 October 2015

THE NIKE AIR MAX DESERT THEA TRAINER

Trainers: nike - jeans and jacket: topshop - sweater: primark - bag; italy purchase
Photography by Megan Ward

You know that feeling when you find the perfect shoe, that you absolutely cannot bear to live without, even if you totally, absolutely shouldn't buy them and definitely should not even entertain the idea . . . but still do and spontaneously purchase them anyway, you know just in case, knowing that you can just return them if needed!? Well that's the exact scenario that I endured over these beauties, knowing all too well that they would never see the inside of that store again, unless visiting to admire the other shoes of course! 

But in all seriousness, camel trainers!? I just can't.

Laura x x x

Sunday, 16 August 2015

UNDONE


Jeans (customised) & shirt: topshop - shoes: converse at asos - bag: Italy
Photographs by Megan Ward

Longest blogging hiatus ever!! I hope we can move past this though . . . forgive me?

K, thanks, Love ya! kisses!

Moving on . . . I almost wore this look with a block heel, but did a u-turn on my way out the door to make the switch to converse. I honestly can't remember the last time a pair of heels donned my feet before 8pm, it's always one trainer or another these days.

I'm not complaining though, I'm really digging that casual/cool look as of late.

Laura x x x

P.s notice I followed through and made the new bag purchase? I bought it in italy a few weeks back. It locks . . . with an actual key! Cool, right!? Yes! . . . until you lose the key that is.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

THE BACK UP PLAN

shoes: topshop (old) - jeans: asos - tee: h&m (old) - coat*: target dry - bag: vintage
Photography by Megan Ward


Don't you just love it when you can finally wear your fave sandals without freezing half to death and subsequently contracting frostbite!? . . . yes, me too. But then the weather does a complete u-turn and you suddenly find yourself battling gale force winds and rain showers of biblical proportions. 

If you're not from Ireland or the UK then you probably have little empathy for the difficult task that 'dressing for the weather' can be. You wake up and the sun's blazing in the sky, so you do a happy dance (obviously), throw on the smallest clothes you can find and waltz out the door like no-ones business. An hour later it's pelting down, and you're doing the walk of shame whilst the local 'know it alls' mutter under their breath about how they "hope they get the weather you're expecting". I've done that shameful walk on several occasions, so when local company Target Dry asked if I'd like to choose a piece from their collection, well, who was I to say no!?

I went with this very classic piece, known as the Cheltenham. And besides being totally gorge, this coat is windproof, waterproof and just great quality. So basically every girls back up plan to the unpredictable weather that us Irish folk have the displeasure of dealing with.

You can check out target dry's full website here. Do have a look, not just because their products are fab quality, but because supporting local business is super important.

Laura x x x



Items marked with an * are gifted. However, all opinions expressed within this post are my own as remaining honest with my readers and giving them a true view of a product is of the utmost importance to me as a blogger. 

Saturday, 4 April 2015

BLACKED OUT SPRING WEAR & APOLOGIES

jacket: primark - dress: zara - top: topshop - trainers: lacoste @asos
Photography by Megan Ward

God have I missed blogging!!

Now that's said I'd like to start off with an apology. I know it's become a bit of a regular thing here on Style Stack, I don't blog for ages, then I begin with my "sorry I haven't posted in so long apology", and you guys are probably bored of hearing it!! Understandably. But in all honesty I'm kinda sick of it myself! Blogging is my absolute favourite thing to do (besides family time that is) and ever since I began over two years ago, I've rarely gone a day without checking out your lovely comments and the little clicks I've gotten that day, and lately I just feel like you guys are getting a bit of a raw deal. You come to visit, and there's nothing new for you to view. So let me explain why.

These past few months of my life have been super hectic. As well as being a mum and studying for my Bachelors in textile art, design and fashion, I have undertaken a fashion buying and merchandising course (which I couldn't pass up on after winning a scholarship!) and to add to the mix, both courses are a lengthy drive from home (2 & 4 hours each way). As grateful as I am to be able to add to my education, these jam packed days just burn me out, forcing me to put Style Stack on the back burner (no pun intended). Which leaves me feeling a little deflated, and totally baffled at how other bloggers manage to maintain a blogging routine alongside their busy schedules. So I'm kinda hoping that you'll stick around whilst I figure that one out.

Now that's been said, I'd like to thank you guys for continuing to visit, even if it is just to roll your eyes at my lack of posting.  

Hope to post soon,

Laura x x x

P.s this jacket! I've been eyeing up the all saints balfern for months now, but am forever deterred by the price tag, so when I spied this little beauty in PRIMARK (yes, who'd of thought) I decided it would be the perfect substitution. So, it'll do . . . for now.





Tuesday, 13 January 2015

FINDING DIRECTION


Those of you who've been following my blog for some time will be aware that December/January are very quiet times around here. And instead of boring you with apologies I thought it'd be nice to show you why.

So here it is. A fraction of my first semester hand in, designed and made by me. I was aiming to design something that had the essence of masculine tailoring with a hint a femininity. I can't say that I'm entirely happy with my work as I'm still striving to find my "direction" within design. But I'm hopeful that six months from now that will all be very clear. 

So, what do you guys think? Would you like to see more of these types of posts?

Laura x x x


Monday, 17 November 2014

ANDROGYNOUS


coat: H&M (last year) - trousers: asos - shoes: Nike @office - sweater & bag: primark
Photographs by Megan Ward

Dark winter mornings have been rolling in good and fast, and although it's not something that I'm entirely happy about, I have been glad of the coat worthy weather that came with. 

I was becoming bored with the coats I already had in rotation and craved something full length and androgynous, when I recalled this H&M beauty that I clocked eyes on when it was released last year. I added it to my shopping cart and mmm'd and ahhh'd over it for the following weeks. Subsequently missing out and kicking myself for my lack of spontaneity. So I did what I often do in this situation . . .  trolled eBay, hoping it would make an appearance in my size, which it eventually did. And this time (without hesitation) I completed the purchase. 

It's super cosy and swooshes when I walk . . . batman appeal is an obvious bonus.

Laura x x x

P.s this bag! £8 from Primark, looks much more expensive though, don't ya think!?


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