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Bear in the woods

25 Nov

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageToday I am wearing an outfit which I think compliments my surrounding quite well! The hat with it’s fury ears is super cosy and fun and goes well with most outfits. Although it looks sunny it was a bit chilly! So a layered look was perfect for this day. This shoot was also my first collaboration with a more experienced photographer, the amazing Ashley O’Sheehan. Hopefully it will be the first of many great shoots 🙂 Let me know what you think and catch me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – fashion_banana is my username there 😉 Hannah Xo

WHAT I WORE:

HAT, DRESS, CARDIGAN – TOPSHOP

JACKET – H&M

BOOTS – BERTIE

BRACELET – MARC BY MARC JACOBS

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<3 Three Floor Fashion

22 Nov

ImageThree Floor Fashion is a fabulous clothing label that is affordable and totally fashion forward. I love the way all of clothes are so tailored and colorful. I’m currently desperately trying to decide what to purchase – there is too many amazing pieces to choose from. I shall keep you posted with what I eventually choose. Check out the website here www.threefloorfashion.com . Much Love ❤ Hannah.

STYLISH STEAL

18 Oct

So I have been out of action for the past few weeks for two reasons – I was busy settling back into college and more importantly I was busy coming up with new ideas and daily posts for the blog. One of my ideas is that every Thursday I will post a complete look for €100 or under! I think that Thursday is a great day for a two reasons – it’s payday and it’s the eve of the weekend! What better excuse to spend a small amount on a fabulous outfit that will take you through the weekend and many more to come?!

Today’s Stylish Steal features a TOPSHOP blue squirrel print dress – €24 (on sale), a black leather jacket – €39.95, tights – €5.95 and boots – €29.95 – all from H&M. I am in love with the print of the dress and I think that all the pieces are versatile and totally wearable for all sorts of occasions – for under €100 this outfit is definitely a stylish steal and makes for a very thrifty Thursday!

The dress can be dressed up or down, worn with bear legs or tights and can be made look more smart by pairing it with a blazer and heels. I like the idea of toughening it up with the leather jacket and boots as it’s a little more edgy and a perfect casual look. What do you think of my first Stylish Steal? Please let me know by commenting below 🙂 Thanks! Hannah Xo

Alt. Wedge

30 Sep

Today’s outfit is all about STEVE MADDEN – my most recent purchase was a pair of wedge trainers by this wonderful man so I felt it only fit to dedicate a bit of blog space to them. I paired them with purple TOPSHOP leggings and black RIVER ISLAND top. I kept the accessories simple, opting for a studded bracelet and cute rings, both FOREVER 21. It took a while for me to like the idea of wedge trainers, but I have definitely come around to the idea and I love them. They are surprisingly comfy too. Log onto http://www.stevemadden.com/ to find these wedges and more amazing shoes. How would you style your wedge trainers? Please comment below, I would love some more style inspiration and feedback. Hannah Xo

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Emmy Awards – Looks I Loved.

26 Sep

Awards Season kicked off on Monday with the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. I was glued to my TV screen for a few hours watching the live coverage from the red carpet. The abundance of style and glamour was enough to keep me hooked – not to mention the amazing host of designers who dressed the stars. There were so many gorgeous gowns on the red carpet that it was a hard task deciding on my top three favorites. Here are my favorites and the reasons why I love them!

                                                                                                                Number One – Julie Bowen (Modern Family) in Monique Lhuillier.

I love the striking yellowy-lime colour of this fabulous Monquie Lhuillier bodycon dress. The gown fits Julie perfectly and I love how she kept her hair, make up and accessories simple to allow the gown to shine fully.

                                                                                                                                Number Two – Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta.

 

I love the on-trend peplum detail of this gown and I think that the colour and style of the gown suits Allison and her complexion perfectly. Her simple and fresh make up and hair compliment the dress and I just love her jewellery.

Number Three – Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) in Dolce & Gabbana.

 

Elisabeth came up against some criticism for this Dolce & Gabbana number, but I personally love it on her. I love that she went for a pattern, as this wasn’t a trend widely seen on this year’s Emmys red carpet. The colour, pattern, shape and length all compliment her complexion fabulously and I love her quirky haircut and simple make up, as its such a change from the way I’m used to seeing her on screen in Mad Men. She took a risk and I think that it paid off for her!

What are your thoughts on my favorite Emmy Awards red carpet looks? Do you agree or disagree? Please post your comments below and don’t forget to like my Facebook page The Fashion Banana and follow me on Twitter – @h_fashionbanana 🙂 Thanks!! Hannah Xo

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All the leaves are brown

14 Sep

This outfit is the first of many Autumn/Winter outfit posts – which I couldn’t be happier about as I love winter clothesmore than any other season! (Probably because Ireland is always so cold!) I like the way different pieces can be layered in so many different ways in order to create a more interesting look and I generally prefer the clothes that Autumn/Winter collections have to offer. This outfit isn’t about layering though – it is simple and classic. I paired black Urban Outfitters jeans with a studded Zara blouse and a H&M military style jacket. My favourite thing about this outfit however, is the accessories – black heeled Bertie boots, black Mulberry bag and Casio watch. A simple outfit to begin my Autumn/Winter wardrobe! Hope you like it!

 

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Thanks for reading – don’t forget to leave comments/likes here and follow me on Facebook and on Twitter 😉 Hannah Xo

COLLAGE IS COMING

12 Sep

So it’s that time of year again – Autumn! And that can only mean one thing – it’s time to go back to collage and with that comes the need for a few new pieces to update your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. I have compiled a capsule collection of key pieces which I think are super stylish , comfortable and easy to throw on for collage. All of the pieces can also be easily mixed and matched with existing pieces you may have in your wardrobe and they are also really affordable. 

THE JEAN (Clockwise) – ASOS printed leggings, ZARA denim jeggings, ZARA boyfriend jeans, THE    KOOPLES khaki jeans.

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THE TOP (Clockwise) – ASOS knitted tshirt, ASOS tshirt, THE KOOPLES zip detail top, ZARA studded     shirt (slightly obsessed with this!)

 

ImageTHE JUMPER (Clockwise) – THE KOOPLES grey jumper, TOPSHOP simple black top, TOPSHOP printed jumper (love the splash of colour), ZARA studded and lace jumper.

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THE JACKET (Clockwise) – ZARA leather jacket, RIVER ISLAND leather detail military style jacket, ZARA fur leather jacket, ASOS denim bomber jacket.

ImageTHE SHOE ZARA red pump, ACNE black Pistol boot (number one on my wishlist!), TOPSHOP white sneaker – super comfortable for days spent in collage!

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Thanks for reading, commenting and following! Don’t forget to check out The Fashion Banana on Facebook and Twitter also 😉 Hannah Xo