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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


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

Thursday, 9 July 2015

DOUBLE DENIM


jeans: river island - shirt: topshop - trainers: lacoste at asos - bag: vintage
Photographs by Megan Ward


You probably recall me snapping up this little bag from a charity shop about a year or so back, and for the grand old price of two squids! In all honesty, I think it's time to let the battered old thing go to bag heaven, but I've grown kinda fond of the little mite, which isn't the exact reason I've been using it so much in recent months. You see I'm what fashionistas would describe as "accessory delinquent". And by god has it been a dry spell!

Ideally, I'd be rocking a Chanel caviar wallet on chain, but that's just me dreaming right there! I'll pick up something more affordable soon . . . I'll probably take the broke bitch bag out for a few spins first though, you know, for momentum's sake.

Laura x x x

P.s DOUBLE DENIM! Yup!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

RESTYLED FLORAL

dress: zara - trainers; lacoste - bag: vintage - sunglasses: topshop
Photography by Megan Ward

I restyled this floral zara dress into my spring wardrobe for a busy day of holiday preparation and last minute shopping. I previously styled it with tough boots and a leather biker jacket for winter, but admittedly, prefer this trainers and cross body bag combo. Understated cool wins every time.

Laura x x x

Thursday, 11 June 2015

THE BOYFRIEND SHORT

SHORTS, boots & SUNGLASSES: topshop - blazer & bag: vintage - belt: primark - top: zara
Photography by Megan Ward

I saw a similar style short to these on instagram a few weeks back and could think about little other than how I was going to get them on my body, right where they belonged! So, I proceeded to do what I do best and stalk the entire internet and every store that I could find until I came up with a short that would fill that denim void in my life.  

You're probably thinking, "hey it's summer, surely finding a pair of denim shorts would be a simple enough task" . . .  well you're wrong! I searched high and low and could come up with little (no pun intended) other than hotpants and glorified knickers! Which I wasn't exactly feeling, largely because flashing in public just ain't my kinda thing . . . not any more at least. 

Anyhow, long story short (ya see what I did there), I finally bagged this pair from Topshop, which, minus a few rips and a little distressing are exactly what I was on the hunt for. I'll wear these with a boyfriend sweater, trainers and a top knot on those days when heels won't suffice.

Laura x x x



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.





Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A WHOLE LOTTA NAVY & SMYTHSON

coat & sweater: asos - joggers: zara - trainers: lacoste - clutch bag: monki - notebook: smythson*
Photographs by Megan Ward


I've had a penchant for nice stationary from as far back as I can remember, so when the generous people of Smythson of bond street asked if they could send me a piece from their fabulous panama collection, well who was I to say no!? And let me tell you, this notebook is one gorgeous little slice of luxury. The lambskin bound, gilded gold pages and convenient size make this an accessory you'll be happy to slip into whatever bag you're carrying that day and of course flaunt if the notion takes you!

You can check out the panama collection here, and if you're anything like me, you will be drooling over the stunning bags, in particular the fantastically minimal panama shoulder bag, which I vow I will one day own . . . a girl can dream, right?

Laura x x x

P.s this fur clutch! I can't even!


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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