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Lady in Red…or Coral

Happy Sunday!

Last night I went out for my good friend Shannon’s 21st to a nightclub in Dublin called Xicos. It was brilliant, and we even got to dance on tables – well on top of couches in the booths haha.
I finally got to wear my new favourite dress from Zara that I bought a few weeks ago.

It is coral in colour with lace detail on the top and a skater style bottom half. It has a low front and open back, with material inserted in the top front half so that no bra is needed. I absolutely love it and it was so comfortable to wear! I wore gold accessories along with gold heels from River Island that are old stock.

Link to dress: click here

Samantha xo

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My New Room!

A few months ago I moved rooms in my house, so I got the chance to decide exactly how I wanted my new room to look, colour scheme furniture etc. I didn’t expect it to cost as much as it did, but sure it was worth it in the end.

I am now in the attic and the difference the redecorating made is incredible. As I mentioned in my previous post about my inspiration for the room (see here), I wanted to keep it simple, feminine with plain colours. I wanted the colour scheme to be grey and white, with the occasional copper pieces. I have not yet found everything I wanted but I am thrilled with how it has turned out, so I have decided to share a little before and after!

This was a complete DIY job so I had both the help of my mam and her partner Tony. To be honest they did the majority of the decorating as I am a little useless. I did help with the sanding down and with some of the painting – but a massive thanks to mam and Tony for their help!

I got my wallpaper and wall paint from Woodies, along with other bits and bobs such as ceiling paint, gloss and paintbrushes. Furniture wise my Bed is from Marks and Spencer, and the majority of my other furniture including my vanity desk, mirrors, lights and large rug are from Ikea.

I am still on the hunt for a bedside lamp and some copper accessories but I am sure that I will find some over the next few weeks!

Hope you like my room just as much as I do,
Samantha xo
Before


After

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Primark Haul – Spring 2016

For the past two weeks I have been feeling like my wardrobe needed a bit of a revamp.  I have been living in dark colours and felt I needed to pick up a few pieces that will do me for the transition into spring –  I say that as I am currently sitting in a big jumper and it’s raining outside haha but I know the sunny weather will be soon on its way! – (or at least I hope).

As I was on a tight budget, I decided that I would just head to Pennys in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre to pick up one or two things – but lets just say I ended up with a bit more than one or two!! Here are some of the clothing and footwear pieces that I picked up.
So firstly I picked up some shoes. I seen the gorgeous red/orange heels and thought firstly they would be amazing on my mam as she loves anything coral, but when she said she didn’t need them I immediately tried them on for me haha. I then seen that they were €22 and thought it would be silly of me not to get them. They are suede, so I will wait for the sun before I wear these.
Next I seen these in the corner of my eye and knew I had to have them. They had them in white also, but I prefered this colour. They were €7 – complete bargain.
I needed flats for work and also for casual wear, so I went for these brown ballerina lace ups that were €11 –  I immediately thought these would look lovely with jeans and my white blazer.
Next up trousers, I have a few pairs of nice trousers for work but they just include black and grey. So these were exactly what I was looking for. They are quite roomy and come with a brown belt. They look really smart for work and were only €14,
Tops are something I feel you can never have enough of. I wanted to get away from the usual black tops I wear so I picked up the following four. The first three will be for more workwear and occasion wear whereas the fourth is a bit more casual – but has the gorgeous statement neckline that makes it a bit more fancy! Prices included in captions. 
€11.
€7.
€7.
€10.
Hope you enjoyed this post! I will be starting to upload a lot more workwear looks on my instagram and snapchat, so feel free to follow me on both. 🙂 x
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Room Inspiration.

After nearly 14 years of having the same bedroom, I am finally moving to a bigger room! Delighted is a bit of an understatement as I truly can’t wait to have more space. My sister has moved out which means the converted attic is mine to decorate and make my own. I plan to paint and wallpaper this weekend, and hopefully move my stuff up this month!

Organising and decorating is one of my favourite things to do. If I am stressed or upset, or just feeling down – nothing clears my mind more than organising every drawer I have in my room. Some may think that is their worst way to spend an evening, but for me I really enjoy it! I feel like that is perhaps why I am so excited about moving rooms. I get to decorate a whole room from scratch so I have been stalking Instagram accounts and Pinterest on a daily basis for the past month or so.

I have decided to go for a plain-ish style. I want greys, whites and metallic colours with a comfy yet quirky feel. I have all my furniture picked out, including the amazing ikea desk, lights and mirror! I want a large rug and a lot of shoe storage.

Here are some of the images that are inspiring me for decorating my new room, I hope you enjoy!

Samantha x


















           



























                                                                                           



                                         









     – All images included have been taken from Pinterest and are not my own. 



Christmas in New York

Happy Holidays!

December is my favourite month of the year for many reasons. One of the most exciting reasons this year, was the fact that I would be travelling to New York to celebrate my mam’s birthday! My Family and I travelled to New York on December 2nd and spent 5 nights there. To say it was a great trip is an understatement!

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