It was a tale of two very different fashion scenarios this weekend. Friday saw me heading to the Culloden Hotel as a guest of ASG Ireland for the Chartered Institute of PR Awards. I'd bought a long black dress to wear but took a last minute dislike to it and ended up racing up to my neighbour about an hour before my taxi arrived. She gave me this fabulous black dress from JS Collection (past season) with a lace bust detail and sheer sleeves and back. It fitted like a glove and looked suitably glam for the occasion. I wore my black ankle strap sandals from Heatons (past season), a clutch bag from DP's and jewellery from my shop. There's a similar dress in Debenhams on this link.
I have to thank everyone for the lovely comments when I posted photos from the night on Instagram and Facebook. I'd been quite unwell overnight Thursday into Friday and was not feeling great when I arrived at the event but all the comments and the great company at my table helped to make the evening really enjoyable.
On Saturday it was back to porridge with the usual running about with the kids. I reverted back to a favourite outfit from a week ago. With a run to the farm for a birthday party drop off, I needed to be cosy and ready for showers.
Coat - Target Dry
Scarf - Mango
Navy Oversized Top - Mango
Jeans - Replay
Boots - Mango (similar here)
While my daughter was at the party, I had a quick look in a nearby shopping centre - there was a definite burgundy theme. This black & burgundy cross-body bag from Clarks is stunning in real life - gorgeous leather and a great size. It has a wrist strap so can be worn as a clutch also.
Toft Hill in Burgundy - Clarks
(20% off all bags at the moment in Clarks with code BAG2014)
I'd seen these burgundy brogues on Instagram and was keen to check them out in real life..
Hamble Oak Brogues - Clarks
Finally, I've been keeping an eye out for a burgundy breton and this beauty from Dunnes Stores caught my eye. The material is a lovely weight and has a great stretch but it's the pleather trim and rear zip that makes it a fab buy for £10 - unfortunately not available online.
I might have picked up something else in Dunnes that was on my wish list - photos to follow!
Hope you've enjoyed your weekend,