COVETING COACHELLA

I say it every year and I will say it again, next year I must go to Coachella. First of all, it will work related as it will be research for fashion trends, what is hot for festival season and general fashion know-how. It’s a must! I plan to do a week in Vegas and then a weekend in Coachella with a few days in between travelling the west coast of America. Sounds blissful right? I’m sure my liver will give in by the end of those two weeks however. In the meantime I must just crave the Coachella style from afar.

This year, my style picks overall mainly consist of the two models of the moment, Gigi and Kendall! Surprise surprise you may say- yes I am with everyone else on this. First up is Gigi who is simply stunning and could have worn a black bag and looked hot. I am loving these little crochet crop tops that remind me of my 90’s childhood when I could bare my midriff. I will have to thread this trend a little more safely this time round. You can pick up lovely ones in River Island at the moment, have a look here01coachella-street-style Next up is model of the mo, Kendall! I actually wore a similar pair of flares to Longitude last year so Kendall must have been checking out my Instagram and copied my style!  Duh!  Yet after seeing this picture of Kendall I doubt I will ever be pulling my 5″3″ miniature legs into a pair of printed flares ever again. For those who wish to take the risk, Kendall picked up her monochrome printed ones from Free People but the high street has lots of styles and variations of these coming in store in the next month or so. Check out this pair from River Island that are floral, wide-legged, and only  €45! The perfect trio! There is also these ones from Asos, €41! Celebs At Week 2 Of Coachella - Day 2

Finally, and probably my most lusted look  yet was again another model, Rosie Huntington Whiteley. She wore this little Chloe crocheted, white number! I am a sucker for anything Chloe-esque so this is my ideal summer festival hippie vibe look. If you can’t afford Chloe, this two from H&M will have you sorted! Click here and here to get the look! Happy shopping!

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THREE SIMPLY AWESOME SUEDE PIECES

Whether you are a bohemian babe or nostalgic rock groupie, this season you can channel your inner fashion vibe as one will not be able to escape the wrath that is seventies throwback fashion. Beware the flare!

Or not! This season on the catwalk, the look is more classic seventies with a twist and without looking like a complete idiot and that you have raided your mother’s wardrobe (which can sometimes be a bad thing), you can still look totally rad!

Have your ultimate fashion moment this summer by easing into the 70s with simple suede. With these three pieces I bet you can be the flower child you’ve always wanted to be quicker than you can say, hand me the suede protector.

The retro vibe is easy to achieve once you throw these on, have flowers in your hair and head to all the summer festivals while channeling your inner Jane Birkin! Simple, eh? Go on, give it a go!

5″11 here we come! Wedged mules, €65, River Island 662977_mainSwish swish! Fringed leather suede jacket, €49.99, Zara6098041800_2_3_1

My favourite of the three is this summer number that ticks two trends in one. Khaki and suede! Festival fashion gold dust!

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STREETSTYLE: SKIRTS

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For a while I hated skirts, and I’m still not really sure how I feel about them. I’m quite particular when it comes to what I like and I really know what I don’t. Since its February I thought I would share with you three looks that are deemed ‘going out’. Now that January is over we can all pretend that we don’t like to get glammed up to the nines and head out on the town. Albeit it might be a bit chilly to go tightless there is still some outfit inspiration to be had.

SarahOrr_20141108_0015SarahOrr_20141108_0017 1The first look is my homage to Cher Horowitz and how else would you do that if you didn’t sport a sheer long black shawl coat? Dunno! I am also wearing a cute A-line, Dunnes Stores Savida gold skirt which was divine at Christmas time. My see through clutch is Topshop and my gold sandals are from Schuh.

SarahOrr_20141108_0020In my second look I also went quite shiny sporting this wine vinyl skirt. I love this because you can wipe it clean and anyone who knows me knows I am a serious clutz. Eeek! I went a little more rock chick with this outfit and paired with leopard print booties from Topshop that I have for yonks. My shirt is silk and from H&M Trend and I actually hadn’t worn this in a very long time until I did the U Magazine shoot.

I really have a alot of things lurking in the back of my wardrobe. I am quite the hoarder so what goes and comes around is a regular occurrence that might end up saving me penneys. Check out my depop @gameonfashion because I will be clearing out a lot soon. The third outfit is perfect for a Friday when you have to head from office to out of it! Its classic black and white monochrome but I’ve added personality with the dark wine lip and Zara backless shoe boot. Make a lasting impression in the workplace with this look. The skirt is H&M Trend and the blouse is Topshop. If you want to know anymore about the looks above, feel free to give me a shout. Photos By Sarah Orr

GET AHEAD OF THE CROWD AT PENNEYS

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When I envisage myself poolside overlooking the Santorini cliff tops sipping on a chardonnay, I envisage myself to to be wearing sleek, fashion forward Triangl piece, layered under something from Acne. Well that might just be me.

In reality I will be probably wearing Penneys and for god sake as an Irish girl there is nothing wrong with that. I will continue to pursue my dream of being a Swedish, Cheap Monday, Acne wearing fashion monster however.

If you have been living under a rock well then prepare yourself as culottes are back in a huge way for Spring/Summer 2015. The once deemed uncool piece of clothing has returned with a vengeance. But the funny thing is that these are actually really flattering on all heights and body shapes.

With a new take on them, Penneys have produced this steal, a deep V-neck easily wearable black sleek jumpsuit. This all-in-one number is summer holiday beach to bar perfection and is sure to sell out quicker that you can say,  I want! At just €20, you will need to get ahead of the crowd, throw off the heels, get your Anna Wintour stare on to be in with a chance to pick up this clean-lined beauty!

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ADIDAS ORIGINALS SUPERSTARS

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The Adidas Originals range really resonates with me. In one sense the original means so much more. The first time round when I had a pair of  superstars (circa 1994), it was a summer of firsts, novelty and yes, originality. I vaguely remember wearing these nervously to my first disco, (with my Adidas rip off trackies of course), and on my first outing to the cinema (at the Square, Tallaght) without my parents. By the time I took them off my feet, circa 2000, they were a lovely shade of grey and not so fresh, white or original anymore.

Yes, what goes around comes around is certainly the case when its comes to the Adidas Superstars. Do you remember having them as a 8 year old too? Eek, maybe that’s just me. Its a bit of a  love and loathe situation since they bring back that feeling of teenager angst. I’m most likely too old to sport these babies now, god knows I am definitely too short at 5″3 to pull them off. But who cares if I look like my ten year old self, after all they are comfy as hell! 

In recent weeks, Adidas Superstars have been spotted on everyone and their mother becoming almost as popular as the early 90s. Fashion bloggers galore are styling them with their oversized duster coats and longer length knits, and even though I really shouldn’t lust after them this time round, I really do.

And if you’re going to do it you might as well wear them right…so here is some hot ways to style them. Just make sure your listening to a 90s playlist of Eternal, En Vogue and the Spice Girls while you do it!

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JANUARY BLUES

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In-between seasons it can be testing to dress yourself in the morning- its sunny one minute, the next you’re chucking your brolly in the bin! Ease your way through the transitional seasons and combo weather with the perfect double denim outfit! The day we shot this it was typical Irish weather (wet and windy) so the toeless sandals were a fashion faux pas on my part.

 Right now I love mixing the same hues from head to toe. For this look, I’m feeling blue and I chose these super jeans from the Boutique by Topshop range (which I haven’t taken these off since I got them). I was searching for them in my size for ages and finally found them in the Autumn sale! The frayed edge with mom jean high waist is what makes them my absolute go to jean. My silly sandals are from Topshop too!

This classic denim shirt is from River Island, my paperbag clutch from Zara, the snug baby blue winter coat is from Misguided and to top it off my navy blue fedora hat is from Penneys.

Hope you like the look ladies and gents!

For similar pieces and to get my January blue look buy here- Jeans, Hat, Shirt, Coat, Sandals

Photo by Sarah Orr Photography

 

MANLEY UP

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How amazing is Irish fashion and now jewellery designer Emma Manley? I mean these stand out collars are to die for! I have been meaning to do a blogpost about these statement leather necklaces and Manley AW14 for a while now so I have finally got around to telling you how much I ADORE them. I adore them. This Rylie Metallic Collar is one piece that you should not think twice about buying. You heard it hear first! 

Here is why, firstly, Emma Manley is a young Irish designer and with 2015 being the year of loving all things design wise from this little island of ours, plus ID2105 taking place (an initiative by the Design and Crafts Council in Ireland promoting and celebrating Irish design), it would be rude not too!

Secondly, just because I have been a massive fan of Emma’s aesthetic for years now and she really is the one to watch in my eyes, not to mention she is generally a nice gal!

A fan of working with leather, a personal penchant of mine, this is Manley’s first venture into accessories. The main collection is reflected here with the stud detailing, silver accents and of course the luxe leather that is soft to touch. 

The beauty of these necklaces is that you can wear them both day and night –  either dressed town with a loose fitted casual t-shirt or glammed up at night with a party dress. For me, style with this season’s comfy culottes or jumpsuit and you’ve got paired back elegance in no time!

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Buy this here for €235!  There is also a cheeky little sale with up to 30% off! Sssh don’t tell anyone!