Category Archives: a-wear

A|Wear – free postage & picks

A|Wear is one of my favourite high street shops, not only because it’s Irish and therefore the prices are always favourable (none of this shoddy exchange from £ to € with a bit added on top), but because recently it’s been catching up to some of the other wellknown high street shops in his fashion forwardness and quality.
I always had a love/hate relationship with A|Wear – often loving the price and some of the pieces, often hating the quality. However, I can honestly say that in the last  2 years or so it’s been my go-to shop when I need an outfit in a hurry. I can pretty much always guarantee i’ll find something that will look good, is stylish and, perhaps most importantly, will fit. A big plus for me is that the sizes are REAL, you can often feel better coming out of the changing room knowing you need to get a size down instead of a size up.
ANYWAY, this weekend they’re doing FREE POSTAGE on any online orders. I’ve picked out a few (a lot?) of my favourites here and some items i”ll be ordering myself.

Alanna Pintuck Drape Dress €35
Drape Front Dress €45
Navy Luxe Utility Shirt Dress €45
Pleated Detail Skorts €25
Print Midi Elastic Waist Skirt €35
Poly Printed Back Racer €28
Grey Horse Print Shirt €36
Ivy Scoop Neck Ruffle Coral Blouse €28 (also gorgeous in Copper)
Coral Margo Floaty Cape Blouse €30
Taupe Peg Leg with Tan Belt €35
Coral Mini Structure Satchel €22 (BARGAIN)
Straw Mix Cross Body Bag €18
Phew! There’s loads there….and I didn’t get even stuck into the sale section yet. I’m off to do just that, now! 

Festival Playlists

I’m heading to a few music festivals this summer, some here in Ireland & some abroad, and aswell as having my wardrobe ready for the festivals, I like to set up my festival playlists on my ipod. Mixing in music that I know & love, with music that i’m new to, it’s a great way to gear up for a festival when it feels like you’ve got ages to wait. And let’s face it, on a rainy sunday when there’s not much more to do it’s good to feel like i’m achieving some sort of organisation!
So below are a few of my festival essentials for this year aswell as a few tracks that I know i’m going to be listening to loads in anticipation.

Stripe Denim Shorts – a-wear, €25

Have a listen to: Kele – Tenderoni

Eclectic Cotton Print Skirt, A-wear €20

Have a listen to: Foals – Blue Blood

Both worn with tights & knee-high socks for the colder festivals or on their own for the sun-guaranteed fests.

Dip Dye Dress, A-wear €40

Have a listen to: Major Lazer – Hold The Line

(Ok, i can see this is starting to look like an a-wear post, but their clothes are just so affordable & for a weekend with unpredictable weather it’s great to be able to buy cheap items to layer up with)

Truly Madly Deeper take a picture vest – Urban Outfitters

Have a listen to: LCD Soundsystme – All My Friends

Something Else midnight gem print tunic – Urban Outfitters

Have a listen to: Leftfield – Original

Yaya Nom De Plume Violette chiffon dot top – Urban Outfitters

Have a listen to: Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn (Passion Pit remix)

I’m a big fan of U.O. for individual tank tops & tshirts, they always have a great selection to choose from & can turn a pair of jeans or shorts into a totally different, laid back outfit. It’s also worth checking out Urban Outfitters for lots of different cardigans & sweatshirts for the cold nighttimes!

Denim shirts are another festival favourite & perfect for layering, I won’t link them here as there’s a plethora of them available from penneys to topshop and beyond!

Wellies are a pretty individual choice too i think, I prefer a neutral colour, black or green, so that they can be teamed with brighter clothes. But plenty of people prefer patterns or customised wellies & they can look great too! Obviously Hunter wellies would be the ultimate in festival fashion but they’re also available in pretty much every department store and shoe shop so there’s plenty of choice out there.

There’s actually loads more of festival essentials that i’d love to post….but i don’t want this being a MASSIVE blog post so i’ll save some for another time….plus it’ll give me something to do to count down the days until the next festival – YAY!

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