Monday, June 28, 2010

The Ultimate Shoe..

Came across these over the weekend. Nicholas Kirkwood for Liberty. I want, no need them. Size 5 in the post tomorrow please! The fact that I cannot or won't ever be able to afford them is irrelevant.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Best Dressed..

Mollie King from The Saturdays. I have complete hair envy too!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Wishlist of the Week...

I'm obsessed with these shoes from River Island. I already have them in coral and as soon as I get paid, this pair will be bought! They are super high but very comfy! Also loving this tunic from H&M. I really wish the H&M in Cork was a good store but I'm afraid it's not. I have to organise a trip to Dublin soon.

Can't believe it's the weekend already, the week flew! I had a really good day at work today and it's set me up for the next few days. Hope everybody enjoys the weekend!

Emma xx

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Book Worm..

Since I'm finished with study, exams and college forever I've finally been able to sit down and curl up with a book. I used to be a complete book worm and have made it my mission this summer to read as many books as possible. I started off with something light - The Carrie Diaries. It's an easy, fun read that is really meant for the late-teen age bracket but if you're a fan of SATC you can't not read it. Be prepared though it's completely different from the series and I found myself reading parts thinking "but I thought that....", such as Carrie's dad being her sole parent whereas in the series he left when she was 5! I read it in two days and the last sentence is the best in the entire book. I definitely recommend it, especially if like me, you've been disappointed by the second movie!

Emma xx

Monday, June 21, 2010

New York..

I'm off to New York in August! My dad is going for work and he's taking me with him as a graduation present. None of my friends are able to go and neither can my mum so I'll be spending the days wandering around the city by myself. To be honest, that's the part I'm most excited about. It's a bit daunting but I shop best when I'm alone and I really think that museums and such are better appreciated when you are in your own world taking your time. Greenwich Village and Soho are my favourite areas in NY so I know I'll be spending plenty of time there too.
I've already started to make my wishlists! I'm determined to suss out some vintage stores so if anybody knows of any good ones please let me know!

Emma xx

(photos are my own)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Best Dressed...

Olivia Palermo is forgiven for being a complete bitch. This outfit is stunning!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Forever 21

I have no idea how I missed the announcement that Forever 21 is opening a store in Dublin. I must have been on holidays or something so this is a very delayed reaction! Aaaaah! How great is this? I love Forever 21! Anytime that I'm in America I head straight to it. Their clothes are of great quality, bang on trend and the price rivals Pennys.

I'll let ye in on a little secret- I actually got the name for my blog off the Forever 21 website. When you click into the shoes section it gives you two choices. Casual or dressy? Bingo!

I love their shoes too, they're really comfortable. Here are a few of my favs. I'm going to New York in August so hopefully they'll still have pair #1 and #5 in stock!

Emma xx

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wishlist of the Week..

Dresses: (L-R) French Connection, Topshop, FC, Oasis.
Shoes: Miu Miu
Necklace & Bangle: Oasis
Bracelet: Links of London.

I'm up the walls at work so it's hard to find the time to blog so my wishlist post is a bit late this week.
I've a bbq for work at the end of July in the afternoon which makes choosing the outfit tricky. It starts at lunchtime and is on until 6. Obviously we'll continue on out after it ends so I need something casual yet dressy and subdued enough for during the day but will work on a night out too. I think these dresses fit the bill nicely. What do ye reckon?

I got the Links of London bracelet as a present yesterday. I had never heard of them previously and I adore it! It's a brown and silver one that I got and it will go with everything. So impressed and delighted with it!

Emma xx

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Glamour Gift

If anyone saw me in Tesco earlier on tonight staring at the Glamour magazine I had in my hand they would have thought I was crazy! But nope, I was just in shock! Because this month, Glamour's free gift is amazing! You can pick from Benefits BadGal, It Stick or Eye Bright. No tricks or gimmicks, all full size and for only €2.95! They retail at about €19 (I'm not exactly sure of the exact price). I bought three magazines saving myself about 50 quid!

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Little Bit of Positivity..

..goes a long way!

It's that time of year again when college exam results are released. I got mine yesterday and could not be more shocked or more excited about them. I've had a tough few years of college and have had to repeat exams a number of times. I passed first time round yesterday and it's a mighty feeling!
I'm more excited about the fact that I'll get to graduate with my friends and my class! Must keep an eye out for a killer pair of shoes as that's only what is seen when you're wearing the gown! :)

Emma xx

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I'm of the belief that everybody suffers from a tiny bit of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and my OCD manifests when it comes to magazines. My mum actually just called me a freak over it. When I buy a magazine, it has to be in perfect condition. No pages torn, no bends or creases. I read the magazine from back to front. It can take me a full month to read a magazine as I love taking my time with it. My ultimate pet peeve when it comes to a magazine is when I buy one and somebody picks it up and reads it before me, I hate that, it's like it's ruined! (I'm actually starting to think my mum is right, I'm a freak!)
Is it just me though or do people share my thoughts on this!?

On another note, I bought this Topshop Nail Varnish at the weekend. It's called Big Smoke and is that mushroom/grey colour, quite similar to Chanel's Particuliere. Topshop's make-up range is great I think, and their nail varnish dries really quickly and stays smudge-free a lot longer than Rimmel. It is a bit pricey at €9 though. Apologies for the blurry picture, I've had to make do with the camera on my phone since my good camera got robbed in Spain.

Emma xx

(images via weheartit)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wishlist of the Week...

Lace Top, Hareems and Locket all Topshop.
Shoes, River Island,
Bag, See by ChloƩ, Brown Thomas.

I'm living in hareems at the moment, so I want to get a navy pair. These are from Topshop and they have an exposed zip at the back which makes them different from any others I've seen. I always find though that when wearing navy it's hard to make the outfit look anything other than nautical. Therefore, sticking to different shades of blue might escape that.

The bag I've posted about before (here). I still want it so much and it's still there, I drooled over it yesterday! Since I'm working properly now I think I might just treat myself to it. Plus with BT's sale starting soon I might get lucky with the price!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Scents..

I'm on the search for a new scent. I use a day perfume -D&G The One, and a night perfume -Stella by Stella McCartney. I'm coming to the end of my bottle of The One and I want a change. When I was in the duty free recently I sprayed some of Marc Jacobs Biscotti Splash on myself and it's divine! It's one of those scents that you spray, forget about and then a few hours later has you wondering what smells so nice and then you realise oh, it's me! It's from his S/S '10 fragrance collection that was inspired by Patisserie macaroons. Trouble is I can't find it anywhere! I've searched Debenhams, BT's, and most chemists in Cork and around where I live. I used to work in a chemists that stocked a lot of fragrances so I even have some pull when it comes to the suppliers and yet I've had no luck! Does anyone have any tips on websites that are reliable when buying perfume, or knows of somewhere besides the duty free in Malaga that stocks it? Would be much appreciated!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Three Men and a..


According to Perez Hilton and Tom Selleck, there will be a 3rd film! These were my favourite films when I was younger and I'm beyond excited about this!!
This is the quote from Tom:

"It is true that Disney checked my availability. And I know they checked Ted's and Steve's and then had a script written, I think tentatively called '3 Men and a Bride' which kind of says it all about the story."

I hope it's a good script, and if it is a good script I hope they do it, because it would be really fun to get back with Ted and Steve.

The strongest of the two movies I think is the first one. It had more heart, and that's what I hope this third one would have if we do it."

Thursday, June 3, 2010

River Island...

..annoy me once again.
Can they just for once not ruin something lovely with sparkles and sequins? I would be first in line for those pink platforms if it wasn't for those awful tacky "diamonds".

Apologies for the second post today but I was too annoyed not to!

Style Crush..

Stephanie Pratt
I really like this outfit! This colour palette of blue and beige works really well together, plus I love knitted jumpers with studded shoulders! Stephanie's style seems to be evolving in the right direction and I've been quite impressed with her outfits on The Hills. It's a pity she ruined her face though!