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? :)


Monday, August 1, 2011

Outfit of the Day

Hi lovelies, today's outfit of the day features a new dress I bought yesterday in wait for it...Tesco's for a very cheap amount of €7!! I got two of these dresses, both with floral print and I must say they are so comfy and so so flattering! A great Bank Holiday Weekend find!

I was down by the sea this weekend with my boyfriend Paddy and our little note in front of me is about Paddy's Pug Winston! There's some pics of him on my Squidgy Moments blog if you wanna see the cutie!! :)

So what do you think of my dress!? Let me know!

Thanks lovelies :) xxx