Sunday, April 7, 2013

New Blog Location :)

Hi lovelies, my blog has moved location into it's own little website. :)

You can check it out here  and please follow all updates by following me on Bloglovin' 

Do stop by and leave a comment to say hi! xxx

Monday, January 14, 2013

Golden Globes - My Top Two

So like everyone, I was totally glued to Twitter last night to see all of the fab dresses worn by all the celebs. I'd be lying if I said I liked loads of them as I found most of them not that nice? There were two that stood out for me - they were worn by Lea Michele & Jessica Alba. Did you like their dresses? I thought they were so so pretty & elegant and for this reason they were my 2013 Golden Globe Top Two!

Lea Michele sparkles in Elie Saab

Jessica Alba looks gorgeous in Oscar de la Renta

Hugs! x

Sunday, January 13, 2013

One Skirt - Two Looks

Hi lovelies!

It's been a while since I have blogged on here. To be totally honest I have had a truly hectic 2012 and I lost sight of how much I love blogging and sharing with you all via my blogs. I'm moving to Toronto Canada on Tuesday morning and with a fresh start comes a fresh set of posts!

My first one is coming right up! I'm also back blogging over on my main site so do check it out as well. :) xxx


Just before Christmas, on a trip to my favorite city in Ireland, Galway, I laid eyes on the most amazing skirt. It was such a great shape for me, it was burgundy (my current favorite color right now) and it had a leather look to it.

In simple terms, it was love!

Having tried it on, I just had to buy it & I was so glad I did because it became a staple item in my Christmas wardrobe. I had two particular looks I really liked and thought for my first post back - I'd share them with you.

I teamed both looks with some black tights & my favorite brown ankle boots. The blue belt also came  with the skirt so it was a great double buy as I have lots of tea dresses it would go with as well.

Let me know what you think! :)

Outfit One: 
Skirt: Penneys €11 (incl belt)
Top: Penneys €25

Outfit Two: 
Skirt: Penneys €11 (incl belt)
Cropped Floral Top: New Look €16

I'm hoping you will all welcome me back with open arms! :) xxx

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Guest Post by the lovely Skinny Doll

Hi lovelies, I've missed you! I have had a hectic few months but I'm back blogging now & thought I'd start off this new stage of my life & blogging life with an amazing guest post by the lovely Skinny Doll. 

I hope you love it as much as I do! xxxx


Being stylish is not just about wearing the latest trends, its about understanding and flattering your body shape. To feel and look your best you've got to dress for you body shape and there are lots of tricks of the trade to make that happen and still be bang on trend...

Pears, apples, column and hourglass.. to find out which one you are.. stand in front of a full length mirror, take a straight object, (sweeping brush... measure tape... get creative! ) and clip it under your arms with the other end resting at the hip, this can determine where your wider "bits" are... Pears have a wider hip than shoulder line... they have well defined waists and are bootylicious! Apples are, as the name suggests are round, they may carry weight on their tummy area... Column do exactly what they say on the tin.. bust and hip line are the same width.. and hourglass gals are smaller at the waist with full bust and hip lines....

But before you go anywhere... your "smalls" are of LARGE importance.. get your Bridget Jones knickers out and go for a professional bra fitting... the right undies streamline you from the start ... go for a nude bra either uplifting or minimizing which can actually reduce you by two cups sizes with is a big change! There are lots of Spanx type knickers out there... and all create great silhouettes.. some of my favs are from every gals guru GOK ...  make sure you shop around for the right one for you... 

Gok Wan's Sculpt me Skirt €35

Gok Wan's Balconette Sassy Slip €47

Gok Wan's Basque in Glory €38

For the pear gals...
If you're pear shape boot-cut trousers, balance out your silhouette, they will minimize your hips and bum and buy them one size too long and wear them with a heel or wedge it will balance out your they will elongate and slim your legs... bring attention to you upper body rather than the bottom... avoid tube tops, mermaid or pencil cut skirts that will only make you seem larger at the bottom... enhance your bust area with bright tops, defined collar, lapel and sleeves... wrap dresses are perfect for pear shapes...   they minimize hips and they also emphasis your waist which is also great if you're an hourglass shape... 


For the apple ladies...
If you hold your weight around your tummy go for empire line tops.. that means the seam comes just under your bust, your slimmest part and then the material skims over your tummy... flattening those bits you want to hide!  draw attention to your assets by wearing low necklines ... and wear accessories that bring attention to the face, tops embellished with beading and chains along the neckline works magic.  Do not wear clingy, large patterned fabrics, large belts and pleats that tend to emphasize your mid-section.

MONSOON Feather TOP - £75

Columns chicks  -
You babes tend to be straight up and down.. so the tricks here is to create an illusion of curves; wear elegant dresses with cinched waists, wrap-around dresses, A-line skirts, broad shouldered tops and semi-fitted clothes. Belts are your best friends, do not be afraid to experiment with various styles and work them into your wardrobe. Do not wear baggy clothes, sheath dresses and low rise jeans that tend to hide curves in the body.


Monsoon €22

Hourglass babes -
Having this naturally balanced body type, it is quite easy to look for stylish clothing... the trick here is to emphasize your curves, especially your waist, without adding bulk. Elegant wrap dresses, wide leg jeans, clingy fabrics and belts work best.. avoid stiff fabrics and baggy clothes that hide your curves but be careful too so you do not become overly sexy!!! Easy tiger!



OASIS dress - €62

No matter what size you are Nude platforms will make your legs look longer and slimmer..  remember that darker colours are more slimming than light colours and small prints are more flattering than large ones... 

 Nude shoe - £45 Asos online

Don't go for any clingy thin materials like satins or silks or Lycra's because they will show up any wobbly bits... instead opt for a thicker more structured fabric ... contrary to popular belief far more slimming to wear something more fitting and structured than to try and hide it all under loose and floaty clothes which can just add bulk to you ...

Accessories are a must ...  there is no easier or quicker way of channelling a new trend or a bright colour through your shoes, your jewellery or your scarf! Its the easiest and cheapest way to update your look ... also its a fool proof way to draw attention to areas of body that you like and away from areas you don't!  So a bright shoe can look fabulous!

No matter what size you are .. or where you are on your weight loss journey...  wear it with confidence and stand tall.. you're gorgeous!


Make sure to check out The Skinny Doll's blog & why not follow her on Twitter, she's great! :) 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rachel Berry Chic

I've been at a style crossroads the past few weeks. I felt I had lost my way and I felt my wardrobe needed a new revamp. This confusion was further fueled by the in between season limbo that most high street stores are only coming out of and I was scared because I didn't know what I really liked anymore.

One thing was for sure, my love for all things preppy was still as strong as ever. I adore cute cardigans, printed knits and dresses and skirts I can team these with. I've been told before I dress quite similar to Rachel Berry and I agree. I love how she dresses and in my time of confusion, I turned to Glee (the best show ever!! ;))

So today I'm going to share some of my favorite Rachel outfits with you in a post I like to call Rachel Berry Chic! I also love the cute dresses she was wearing in Season 2 but I cant find these on Google! Oih! :)

 Hopefully I will find the time to post some of my own preppy looks over the next few weeks but for now, what do you guys think of Rachel Berry's style?!

Let me know & make sure to share your preppy chic tips!! :) xxx

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Guest Post: Vintage Jewellery & Heirlooms

Hi lovelies, welcome to the another great guest post. This post which is written by the lovely Chantelle will take you through some of her family heirloom jewellery. 

Enjoy :) xxx


Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be a guest blogger on Kathleen’s blogs as it is one of my favorites! We were asked to write about a subject of our choice once it had a fashion/style theme so I had a little think and I decided to discuss heirloom jewellery. The concept came to me when I read about Gwyneth Paltrow archiving her amazing wardrobe for her daughter Apple. It got me thinking about what I would pass down to my family and this is the subject of this blog post. 
I am an only child so I am very fortunate to have been bequeathed some beautiful jewellery from my Mum who passed away some years ago. Over time I have accumulated some other fabulous pieces and this little collection is what I like to refer to as my heirloom jewellery i.e. the pieces that I imagine that I will pass down to my children and hopefully will continue to be passed down through generations for years to come. I think because I do not have siblings I like the idea of passing on parts of my family history as I am the only one in the family line.  I love the idea of sitting down with a future daughter or grandchild, taking one of these pieces out of their boxes and explaining where it came from and why it is important. Cheesy but true. Let’s have a look at what I’m talking about:

Pearl Earrings: These are my favourite items of jewellery at the moment and wear them at least once a week. They are incredibly pretty, simple and classic. My style is quite tailored and girly so they go with a lot of my wardrobe! I wear them when I want to have that sophisticated, Coco Chanel vibe. I love wearing them with my dark blue skinny jeans, a Breton top and my hair in a bun or side ponytail like in this photo to show them off.

Engagement Ring: This is my Mum’s engagement ring which is one of the pieces I got after she died.  I don’t actually wear this as I’m afraid I’ll lose it and it is very precious to me as you can imagine. Though I will admit sometimes I will slip it on and pretend it is my ring. I think if I ever got married I would wear this ring on my right hand as my something old, a symbol of union and family. While it is not something I would wear everyday it is definitely an item I would like to see stay in the family.

Horse Brooch: This is a gift from my Nan when I was going through my horse mad phase. I used to wear it as a tie pin when I was competing in shows. Jumping forwards a couple of years and I use it to dress a plain sweater or one my winter coats. It is a little bit battered and bruised but I think it adds character to the piece.

Debs jewellery: These are pieces I actually bought myself. I worked as a waitress while I was in school so I was a lady of means! For my debs I bought this beautiful choker and bracelet from a jewellery shop called Silvermine in Waterford. I have only worn them once since. Unfortunately I don’t get many chances to wear such statement jewellery. I need to start living a lifestyle that involves more charity galas! Even though they do not get worn often I love them! They were the first real pieces of jewellery I bought myself so for me they symbolise independence and that real departure into womanhood.

So that is it from me for now! I hope you enjoyed this piece! If you want to hear more from me check out my blogs  and . Or say hello on Twitter I would love to hear what you think of this post!

Chantelle x

Friday, August 5, 2011

Outfit of the Day

Hi lovelies! Hope you all have a super weekend! :)

When I woke up this morning there wasn't a cloud in the sky so to work today I wore a cute floral prom dress from Penneys/Primark teamed with a Tommy Hilfiger polka dot cardigan I bought in NYC a few years back (for only $13 i might add!!!).

I got home though and felt I wanted to be all cosy, so I popped on my favorite hoodie which looked great with my dress!

You'll find my summery work look below. I'm lucky that the agency I work with aren't super formal which means I can wear a lot of my favorite clothes to work! :)

This picture then shows my coral Abercrombie & Fitch hoodie that I bought a few years back in NYC. I absolutely adore it and it's one of my fav A&F pieces out of a pretty huge collection! : )

What do you guys think? :)