The Zara Collar and the Lily Bee Bun



I have two new favourite things. Zara and this lovely lady, Lily Bee, whose blog I can not stop obsessing over. I actually love this girl, and I secretly hope we can be like, best friends.

I went on a ridiculous shopping spree during the week, I mean RIDICULOUS, and this little number from Zara is one of many new garments I picked up during my spending rampage. I used to think Zara was a bit too grown  up for me, but every so often I lurch in, expecting to find nothing, and find something absolutely amazing. This shirt was one example. Obviously I made excuses for myself, as I haven't actually been shopping since I started my new job, over a month ago now, so I thought it was ok to splurge, kind of. On that note, I also bought absolutely NO makeup during this spree, which I deem to be a feat in itself, although I did purchase MAC's Strobe Cream, which I consider to be a teeny hiccup, but I  kind of just pretend that it is more to make my face look glowy and dewy rather than cover it like makeup does. This statement is arguable. However, I am satisfied enough with the progress of my makeup spending ban, go me!

I have also been getting a teeny bit fed up of my hair, and I feel that as it is short, there is only so much I can do with it. Enter the Lily Bee Bun! A close relation of the Pineapple Head, but a lot sleeker and more polished. It also gets your hair entirely out of your face and I am in love.

I am also sporting Impassioned by MAC on my lips, again, I actually can't get enough of it! I brightens up anything, and totally makes me feel 'done up' even if Im not. Another thing I have been loving is this necklace, (I am loving alot lately!), which I purchased from, wait for it.... Boots of all places! This baby cost like €4, and is such a perfect statement necklace, I wear it with everything. Bargain.

I have been out gallivanting to foodie places on my days off, surprise surprise, so more foodie posts coming soon! Although Ive been properly suffering from a horrible cold, Im in a happy dandy mood, from a lovely evening I had yesterday. My boyfriend collected me from work and took me to the beach where he presented me with a gorgeous picnic of a home cooked meal and wine! It was so lovely, and really cheered me up :)

I hope you are all having a lovely week, and hopefully enjoying the weather wherever you are :)

x

28 comments :

  1. Gorgeous shirt! Lilly's is one of my faves too xx

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  2. I LOVE this Zara shirt but just can't justify spending the money on it, being a very poor student :P it's soo pretty though...please don't wear it to work and get food on it hahah :P xxxx

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  3. Impassioned SO suits you! I sometimes feel like Zara is too old for me as well, but I always find somethin gI like when I go in there regardless haha! I enjoy foodie posts so don't stop :)! xx

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  4. great outfit..
    i love the way u coordinate everything:)

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  5. Really pretty outfit, love the necklace with the shirt, and your hair looks great :)
    xxx

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  6. You always look so stunning Aoife. Seriously jel! Just checking out the blog now. it's so lovely! xx

    LittleGlitter.org

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  7. I love ur look, & u r so beautifull.
    xx

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  8. I have this shirt! It's so lovely and love the mint jeans you paired it with. xx

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  9. Ah you look AMAZING! I've been eyeing up that shirt from Zara too but i'm currently on a spending ban, not sure how well it's working though, oops! They have so much nice stuff in there, i'm in fear of spending all the money (I don't have!) on their clothes. Love the jeans too, i've been looking for some mint ones for a while and that necklace, so nice. Also, of course your hair looks incredible :) p.s thanks for the mention, you're too lovely! x

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  10. Love the bun! I have similar length of hair to you how do you get it to go up? xox

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  11. Love this! Really cute look.

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  12. I love your shoes and the collar is beautiful!

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    Lucy
    x

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  13. The Lily Bee bun really suits you! Loving the blouse and necklace too!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  14. That blouse is lurvely! And your necklace is so so nice xxx

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  15. super beautiful! the necklace is lovely :)
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  16. i saw that shirt, unfortunately it didnt really suit me :( love your necklace too - where's it from? Hope you cold passes soon

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    xxx

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  17. i tried the shirt on but it didnt suit me :( sad times, love your style and that necklace - where's it from? hope you cold has passed!

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    xxx

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  18. Aww your boyfriend should speak to mine at some point haha!
    And I love this outfit! You look gorgeous! Totally going to be stalking your blog from now on, thanks to Lilly Bee for reccommending it!

    Samma x

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  19. I loved reading about you trying to justify your splurge, hillarious! You sound just like me after a big guilty purchase (especially since I am saving up for my trip at the end of this year). I go weeks without buying anything then... BOOM! I suddenly want-no- NEED a whole bunch of things. haha. Now that I have just started a blog it only gives me another excuse to go shopping.... the need for things to write about! eeee!

    http://tocreoquekim.blogspot.com.au/

    Kim x

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  20. Hey, new follower here, just found your blog & already love it!

    Love the Jeans :)

    http://thebeautyandfashionbible.blogspot.ie/

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