Fall For Fashion 2012 – DTC

2 Sep

Today I was delighted and very excited to embark on Challenge 3 of the Dundrum Town Centre ‘Blogger In Residence’ competition and as a result I well and truly fell for Fall Fashion. Stylist Roxanne Parker did an outstanding job at picking the must have clothes and accessories for fashionable wardrobes, incorporating trendy bargains from shops such as Penneys and Bershka with luxury threads from Harvey Nicholls and Karen Millen. The catwalk also featured tons of amazing accessories that will instantly transform last season’s looks and make them on trend for Autumn/Winter 2012. The show had 5 sections which showcased the key pieces and trends that every fashionista should have in their Fall wardrobe – The Coat, The Military Trend, The Jean, The Chic Tailored Trend, Party Wear. I loved the fact that Roxanne used a huge array of brands to suit all ages, tastes, shapes and budgets. The show was really inspiring for this reason and the best part is that all the clothes and accessories featured are available now in Dundrum Town Centre. I thoroughly enjoyed the inspiring fashion show that was ‘Fall for Fashion’ – the real challenge was trying to pick the items I wanted to purchase as everything on the catwalk was so on trend and wearable. I have included a video and photographs of my favourite looks below to inspire you. Here is a link to a video of my experience at the ‘Fall for Fashion’ show. I hope you enjoy it and are as inspired as I was! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0mFvV-9lHA&feature=youtu.be 

Coat Story – Pippa (right) wears a gorgeous Tommy Hilfiger coat ( €299) – a real investment piece for the Winter months. Brown leather gloves are a staple accessorie as they add colour and style, as well as kepping hands cosy! Hannah (left) wears a tweed Esprit coat (€199.95) with cute elbow patches – tweed is a great change from a block colour and looks great with the super chic and afordable trilby hat (€25.95).

 Military Parade – Hannah (right) wears a fabulous studded combat jacket from Bershka (€69.95) – it is bang on trend for Autumn/Winter 2012 and looks great when paired with anything from black leggings to pretty dresses. Daneille (left) wears a show stopping outfit from Harvey Nicholls – I particularly love the studded Jeffrey Campbell boots which are a veratile investment buy at €150.

Jean Genie – As every girl knows the perfect pair of jeans is an essential for Autumn/Winter – Roxanne included so many fabulous jeans that it really was hard to pick just two that I liked the best. Pippa (left) wears printed J Brand (BT2) jeans (€385) – a huge trend for Autumn/Winter 2012. These are the more pricey option, however Penneys offers an excellent alternative, as seen on Faith (right) – these on trend animal print jeans are a steal at only €17.

Lady like Chic – I couldn’t leave out the men, so for this trend I have included David’s look. I like this burgundy Kenneth Kole (House of Fraser) suit (€299+€156) as it is a welcome change from the usual black or grey suit. Burgundy is a key colour for Autumn/Winter 2012 and this suit is an excellent way for a man to show off his fashion credentials. Ash (left) wears a sophisticated wrap belted Fran and Jane dress – I love this dress as I think it would be flaterring on many ages and shapes and is perfect for Christmas parties because of its fabulous festive colour!
Glam Nights’ Party Wear – Adrienne (right) wears a tnfc London (House of Fraser) gold sequined dress – perfect for any glam occassion and is an amazing price at €68. This is a really glamorous and affordable brand – perfect for party wear. Pippa (left) wears a stunning grey embellished Monsoon dress (€265)- I love the old Hollywood glamourous look of this dress and I think it would make a gorgeous debs dress. The fabulous jewellery is all available from Monsoon and accessorizes the dress perfectly.
As you can see I was really inspired by the amazing looks on the catwalk of the Fall for Fashion 2012 fashion show at Dundrum Town Centre. It is safe to say my Autumn/Winter 2012 wardrobe is well under way – hopefully yours will be too after reading this!
Hannah Xo

Fall for Accessories 2012

29 Aug

Autumn\Winter is upon us once again. The falling leaves and shorter nights marks the end of short shorts, bare legs, sun hats and the beginning of the need for a wardrobe transformation. The best way to update your wardrobe without buying a whole new one, is by updating the old and making it NEW! How to do this?? ACCESSORIES! These little gems are the easiest and most purse friendly way to create Autumn/Winter looks from last seasons left-overs. I have created my very own capsule collection of  Autumn/Winter 2012 MUST-HAVE accessories which are ALL available in Dundrum Town Centre now. I hope you will be as INSPIRED as I was, by the amazing accessories that DTC has to offer this season.

The world of accessories is vast – I have searched Dundrum Town Centre to find four categories of the ULTIMATE Autumn/Winter 2012 accessories – THE BAG, THE BELT, THE SCARF, THE STATEMENT NECKLACE. These four wardrobe staples will transform summer pieces and incorporate Autumn/Winter 2012 trends into everyday wear, without blowing the budget. Here are my picks, which can ALL be found in Dundrum Town Centre in the following stores:  Zara, Topshop, Accessorize, River Island, Massimo Dutti, Urban Outfitters.

Embellishments on handbags are a huge trend for Autumn/Winter 2012. Studs, faux fur, embroidary can all be seen on the Highstreet. This red leather studded ZARA bag is on trend, stylish and will brighten up any Winter outfit.



I believe that Statement Necklaces are an absolute must-have accessory for Autumn/Winter 2012. They add sparkle, glamour and character to any outfit and instantly update last season’s pieces.





Scarves are the perfect addition to any wardrobe as there are so many to choose from, especially in Dundrum Town Centre. Scarves can be thrown on with any ensemble and instantly add an element of interest and quirkiness. They come in all shapes, colors and patterns, so there is definitely one to suit every fashionista.



The addition of a fabulous belt is another way to update last season’s pieces and ensure that they are on trend for Autumn/Winter 2012. For the more daring fashionista, the harness belt transforms any outift and is bang on trend. For a more subtle style update, opt for an embellished waist belt or a skinny leather belt which will also do the trick!



As you can see from the inspiration above, Dundrum Town Centre has a huge array of AMAZING accessories which will update your wardrobe and carry you right through Autumn/Winter 2012. Below are photographs of a slection of my own personal wardrobe updates. I have used accessories including a scarf, bag, necklaces, tights and belts to update last seasons looks and make them wearable and on trend for Autumn/Winter 2012. ENJOY!


Hopefully my pick of THE must-have Autumn/Winter 2012 accessories has inspired you to visit Dundrum Town Centre to update and transform your wardrobe and make it on trend for the season approaching. HAPPY SHOPPING! Hannah Xo

Don’t Be My Downfall

22 Aug


Today I’m keeping it simple. Wearing black top from River Island, Levi shorts and ASOS heels. I’m also wearing a body chain from Tosphop which gives the outfit a bit of edge. I love these Levi shorts as they’re so versatile. They can be worn with black tights and boots in winter and are super comfortable! A studded pair are on my wishlist for Autumn/Winter. Toxic City Clothing do AMAZING reclaimed Levi shorts, check these cool dudes out here –http://www.toxiccityclothing.com/ . Thanks fro reading and following – I’m on Twitter and LOOKBOOK so check me out there too:-)

Hannah Xo

Samsung GALAXY SIII – A Blogger’s Best Friend.

19 Aug

The Samsung GALAXY S III is THE ultimate accessory for every fashionista. Its stylish, sleek design complements any show-stopping outfit and showcases them to the world. This stylish phone is a lot more than just a pretty face – the Samsung GALAXY S III combines ‘Intelligence, Sharing and Greatness’ to create a multi-functional stylish phone which meets the needs of bloggers. Blogging involves a huge amount of ‘Intelligence’ to create original blog posts which will inspire. This in turn requires ‘Sharing’ this knowledge in social media forums regularly in order to inform. Lastly, blogging requires the ‘Greatness’ which the Samsung GALAXY S III provides bloggers. Its excellent features, including ‘Best Photo’, ‘AllShare Play’, ‘Social Tagging’ among many other innovative features enable bloggers to effectively showcase their ideas, inspiration and fashion consciousness. Therefore, the Samsung Galaxy S III is definately every fashionistas best friend and an essential for all budding bloggers.

Skater Day

19 Aug



ImageToday I’m wearing a skater skirt and crop-top from TOPSHOP and flatforms from OFFICE. I chose this comfortable outfit for a walk in the woods. I can also wear this skater skirt in Winter with black tights, biker boots and a military jacket, making it a very versatile purchase! I had a fun day in the sun-hope you like it:-)

Hannah Xo



Neon Rocks : Part Two

14 Aug


These shots were taken by the sea tonight, just before sunset. Some were taken on my camera and others were taken on my humble iPhone camera! The last shot is of two beautiful views of where the shots were taken. I am wearing a neon yellow top and scarf from H&M, black high-waisted jeans from Urban Outfitters and flatforms from Office. I particularly love the scarf and that was the main focus of my outfit choice. Hope you like it!

Hannah Xo

Neon Rocks : Part One

14 Aug