Thursday, 31 May 2012

True Blue & Other Happy Things

Wearing my new jersey trousers from Penny's, vintage fine knit top and slingback heels.

The trousers are actually a lovely bright blue in proper daylight!
Tip: you might be tempted to dress down a casual item but by dressing it up you can actually get a chic look that's comfortable enough to wear all day.

A friend of mine popped in for coffee and bought me flowers! I think it's such a lovely thing to get someone. I love fresh flowers, they instantly cheer me up!

A fairly juvenile return to outfit posts (used an old camera) so I do apologise but life is on the up as  I have FINALLY been paid by my insurance (like drawing blood from a stone!) for my stolen camera and I promptly purchased a new one today...I'm so delighted! I've been miserable since it was taken from my home 2 months ago, not just because I couldn't post new outfit pictures but I've missed out on capturing some great moments with my boys! It's all in the past now so on with the show!

Do keep in touch as I've loads of outfits to show you and bargain finds to share with you AND I recently won an outfit posted by Natalie Hartley (Senior Fashion Editor of InStyle) from her fabulous blog  so I'll be sharing that with you as soon as it arrives!

A la prochaine!
-Vievie Xx

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Nouveau Fashion Finds

I joined a gym this week.  Something I never thought I would do but having paid for a three month membership I'm counting on the guilt to get me there at least once a week to do an hour of swimming or that bicycle that doesn't go anywhere.  My goal? Wear shorts. Who knows when the sun will strike but when it does I intend to be ready for it!  I feel like a bit of an outsider, a fake, at the gym. I don't really like sports, I hate the workout gear and breaking a sweat even more but getting fit won't happen over coffee and toast so I'm gonna bite the bullet and go for it! If I don't bring it up again, don't ask.

It's been a mad busy week with the kids, as usual, and with my hubby doing up the garden I can't wait to make the most of it! One of my favourite things is having breakfast outside and leaving the back doors open all day long.  We are nowhere near this possibility at the moment so we live and hope....... and shop :)
I haven't hit the high street in a while but then I love finding things I'm highly unlikely to see on anyone else so online shopping suits me down to the ground. There is no particular theme for this lot, just a lovely selection of finds I spotted on eBay to share with you.

Heart print fine knit jumper
It comes in 9 colours
It's only about €11 including shipping!

Tie dye pleated midi skirt
I love this skirt and the midi style is not going anywhere so if you haven't had a go yet, now is the time!
Only about €16 including shipping

Ankle strap wedge
Available in 3 other colours
Only about €23 including shipping

Snake print trousers
I can't get enough of this trend! Wear them with a simple plain top and heels for a look you can take anywhere!
These are also available in a floral print
About €18 including shipping.

Deep red handbag
Perfect for anything and anytime of year!
About €31 including shipping
Also available in tan.

Two tone shorts, my reason for joining the gym! *sigh*
They also come in light blue
About €35 & free shipping!

A whole new meaning to silverware!
These fabulous silver jeans are only about €19 & free shipping!
This shop is full of little finds so check them out:

Lovely heart print blouse
Only about €13 & free shipping
check out the shop, I've gotten some great things there:

Silk print dress
It comes in a few different colours
Only about €18 & free shipping!

Draw string chiffon top
It comes in two other colours
Only about €16 & free shipping!

Strappy heel
These beauties also come in black
About €44 including shipping

Lastly these lovely giraffe earrings.
Wear them as earrings or just one as a brooch
About €11 including shipping

I hope there was something you spotted that you liked!
Next week I'm doing a huge clear out of my wardrobe for some much needed sorting out.
I hate it when I buy something new only to find I already had something almost the same buried at the back of my wardrobe! 

Have a great week everyone!

-Vievie Xx


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

What's New in the Kingdom of Random?

Pending the purchase of my new camera ('if only you just did it instead of talking about it all the time!' -thought the public) I used my phone to take pictures of my latest purchases and a few other random things that make me smile.  I don't know about you but having had a wonderfully happy childhood, I simply revel in all things nostalgic!

So nice I bought them twice!

Block heel open toe shoe, not so sure what to call these but I just love them!
I couldn't make up my mind which ones to get but at €16, from Dunnes Stores, I thought I may as well get both! I've been wearing these for days now and still can't get enough of them. Officially my every-day summer shoe (for now)

Me age 4.
If I didn't sound like a dying duck when I sing, I could have auditioned for The Sound Of Music!
(What a poser!) :)
I was desperate for a pair of shoes that clickety clacked like real heels and I used to nag my mother to death to buy me 'noisy shoes'.
I still love the sound of high heels!

I'm all set for the next series of The Killing!
The perfect itchy warm woolly jumper.
€2 from my local charity shop.

Green heels, €30 TK Maxx
Not quite warm enough but I look forward to wearing these!

Print trousers from Zara, €7 on sale.
They only had S & M left and I wasn't too confident about fitting into the smalls so I went for
medium. Happy I did as they fit just right around my thighs and I was able to take the waste in.

My father, my hero!
Dad at age 14.
He showed me the basics of sewing while reupholstering our dinning room chairs when I was 14. I've been sewing ever since and it's been one of the most practical skills I've learned!
Merci Papa! Xx
Breton jumper with suede effect elbow patches.
€11 from Penny's.
The perfect laid back jumper!
Now I'm off to read the boys a book.
All The Children Of The World Say Hello
by Herbert McClure.
The illustrations are beautiful and the kids just love trying to say hello in
all the different languages.
I volunteered at my primary school library when I was young (I much preferred it to spending my recess running around outside) and when they were clearing out books to make room for new ones I got to pick out a few to keep. I'm so glad I did as it's now one of my childrens' favourites!

Have a lovely week!
A la Prochaine!
-Vievie Xx

Doesn't everyone? :) 

Friday, 11 May 2012

Cold War

It's all well and good to have the latest summer fashion, but where's the bloomin summer?
Dressing as if it were warm has absolutely no impact on the actual weather. The only thing summery about my outfits lately is that I've swapped for lighter colours! We wouldn't have to talk so much about the weather if it wasn't an issue! Glossies in complete denial with their summery articles with lovely sunny snap shots from warmer locations are not doing it for me at the moment.
We may well want warmer weather but the fact is it's still freezing & dull outside so we can't very well go around looking like fools in our ice cream shades of California appropriate garb so this week I've put together a list of lovely jumpers.  Don't think of it as being stuck in last winter but that your ahead of the crowd with next autumn :) So here is my modest little jumper wish list:

Brilliant disco retro style jumper
About €20 including shipping

Warm sequin knitted cardigan
Only about €22 & free shipping!

Simple chic loose jumper
Available in 4 colours
Only about €15 & free shipping :)

Funny Bunny Jumper
Available in 5 colours
About €26 including shipping

Chunky knit jumper
Available in 3 colours
About €17 including shipping

Loose knit stripe jumper
Only about €17 & free shipping!

Pretty collar jumper
Available in various colours
Only about €18 including shipping

Prim & proper crochet cardigan
Also available with red trim
About €18 including shipping

Bird print sweater/jumper
About €32 including shipping

Irregular hem short sleeve jumper
About €16 including shipping

Classic cable knit Jumper
Available in about 7 colours
About €21 including shipping

Colourful crew neck jumpers
About €32 including shipping

Rose textured jumper
I've featured this one before but I just love it!
About €18 including shipping and available in 3 colours

Warm print jumper
Available in red as well
About €23 including shipping

And finally this loose fit jumper with lace trim
Available in 5 colours
Only about €17 & free shipping
check them out:

 I've decided to stop moaning about the weather and just buy more clothes :)To be completely honest I'm not a huge fan of the blazing sun but I would like to upgrade from this pale, slightly translucent shade with a hint of blue to something a little more healthy looking, maybe even sun kissed :) 
Have I mentioned I love eBay?  I tend to like jumpers from Asian shops, not only because of the great value and styles but they usually have pictures of girls wearing the item which makes it much easier to imagine how it will look on me!  I really like doing these little 'great finds' post but I hope to get myself a new camera soon and start posting outfits again :)  Bear with me until then!
Hope you spotted something you liked!
Let me know what your favourite is!
I think I have to go with the rose petal one, it's just so pretty!

Have a great weekend!
Vievie Xx

P.s - If it's your first time reading this blog, here's a link to give you an idea of my personal style: Mini Fashion Bio

Merci :)