Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Je suis de retour! I haven't had the chance to write anything in the past little while (my apologies), as my calendar has been bursting with things to do.  I'm not complaining. I much prefer to be busy.  My brother and his wife are visiting and 3 weeks after their departure my mum and dad will be visiting us so I'm both the upstairs & downstairs, queen of my castle and house maid supreme!

My garden is nearly finished it's transformation and I can't wait to sit out there for afternoon tea, playing with the children or nothing at all but stand around and not sink into the former muddy swamp that it was! Next week I get to pick a paint colour for the shed, whatever colour I desire! That is to say whatever colour I desire that my husband can live with... no cotton candy pink I'm afraid.

I haven't had the chance to take many outfit pictures but here is one I managed a few days ago in the midst of a typical family scenario.

 So many things to do, so little time!
No reason I can't dress up anyway!
Hand on hip for authority. Having reviewed my mental "to-do" and "must-get" list, I think I'm ready to go!
Scarf, check!
Handbag, check!
Wait a minute! Where are those 3 boys? 1, 2 ?!? Getting out the door is like filling your kettle one teaspoon at at time around here! Slow! Slow! Slow! And crazy!
Oh no! Not my bed! All white, clean and perfectly fluffed pillows!
Arrrrggghh! Typical!
Mummy's room is off limits! OUT Please!
Right, back on track. It's not a race so take a chill pill! :)

Cheesy enough? My new dress from Dunnes Stores reduced to €12, tights (need I explain why?), vintage navy blazer, sunnies, belt & necklace from Penney's.
If you have kids you know how hard it is to get things done and not go bananas! Some days are more successful than others! :)

Have a great week!

-Vievie Xx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Go With The Flow

Maxi dresses. So comfortable and yet I can't help but think they usually look a bit frumpy. From the waist down they sometimes end up looking like a waterfall of fabric completely swallowing up the feminine shape.  There are of course exceptions.  Having purchased a maxi dress with a dipping hemline I find this little problem is eliminated.  By seeing a little of the legs at the front you avoid your bottom half from looking like it has disappeared. It also significantly reduces the embarrassing chances of you walking on your dress, tripping and spilling yourself all over the floor or worse, down some staircase.  Hilarious when it happens to someone else but not you. 
So here is my latest little purchase:

Blazer & belt from a charity shop, dress from Guinney's (Yes, Guinney's, €16), heels from Dunnes Stores.
I would tend to think Guinney's is for the older shopper but I'm in there the odd time for their baby stuff and every now and then they do have certain pieces that stand out, like this dress so why not? I'm not a snob!

Thanks for popping by and keep in touch for a new list of great online finds!

Have a great Friday!

-Vievie Xx