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Ted Baker Bow Detail Bag

I purchased the Ted Baker Bow Detail Zipped Leather Tote Bag on sale. What made this bag catch my eye was its gold hardware, structured shape, and the Ted Baker little bow in the front. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the inside of the bag is pink with a small pocket.

The color white is trending this summer. White trended last winter and is again this summer, especially when paired with other neutrals like black for a monochromatic look. I do not partake trends that much but the fabulous thing about this bag is it both fits a trend yet looks simple and classic.

I can fit my sizable handbag organizer pouch inside with no problem. The bag has an additional crossbody strap. It was delivered packaged inside a drawstring bag. All in all, I love the shopping experience at Ted Baker. He’s one of my favorite designers. I hope to purchase one of his wrap coats this fall (so excited for fall). I’ve seen them on people in Dublin before and they look even better in person! The small gold details, craftsmanship, and quality make Ted Baker stand out.

My Panama travel recommendations post is next. ❤

https://www.tedbaker.com/us/Womens-Sale/All-Sale-Accessories/Bags-Wallets/CALA-Bow-detail-small-leather-tote-bag-Black/p/149653-BLACK

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4th of July Makeup, Dress, & Skincare

Hey all, hope you had a lovely Fourth of July! ❤ This post details the makeup, skincare, and dress I wore and used for the holiday.

The dress is from Réalisation Par, The Teale in Wild Cherry. I wanted this dress for months, and I was happy to wear it on the perfect holiday for red and blue clothes. I paired it with black van sneakers.

After pictures with makeup and final image without makeup before – This is the skincare I used:

After washing my face, I applied Glow Vitamin C and Rose Water from the brand Mamonde. My skin was super bright and alive-looking afterward. Also, my make up did not look greasy like it did in the past by the end of the night. I really love the rose water toner, I have a sample size and want to get the full-sized product. Under my eyes, I used my Kiehl’s avocado eye cream, and the face lotion I used was Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica. I also used a few drops of Dior Youth Filler plumping face serum (a more detailed review in upcoming Sephora and Glow post next). I added some Supergoop sunscreen to my neck too.

Makeup used:

I did not put on primer, because for some reason I feel like it always makes my face look oily.

I put on Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact with SPF 35 only on my T-zone. I followed it with Black Up bronzer below my cheekbones, on my forehead, and chin.

I used Supergoop sunscreen eyeshadow all over my lid. I added dimension on my eyes by adding shimmery brown in the crease of the eyelid and a little shimmery white with pink on the bottom half of my lid too from Pat McGrath. Then I lined my eye with Marc Jacobs gel eyeliner in the color Ice. On my cheeks and nose, I used Fenty Killawatt Girl Next Door and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold.

For my brows, I used Benefit Ultra-Fine Brow Defining Pencil in the color 5 and Benefit 24-HR Brow Setter Gel. I finished my eyelashes with Lancome Gandoise 40RB mascara. ❤

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ForLoveandLemons and Réalisation Par Reviews

I think the clothing store ForLoveandLemons has beautiful and unique clothing. I adore how feminine most of the dresses and blouses are. I recently purchased The Pierre Bustier Top. I love the detail of the little blue drawings on it. The quality is amazing as well, it’s very soft to the touch and supportive. https://forloveandlemons.com/products/pierre-bustier-top

ForLoveandLemons ‘The Pierre Bustier’ Top

From Réalisation Par I purchased The Ana – Red Squiggle top. They mailed me my purchase with a cute poster, card game, small storage bag, tote, and fan — very endearing packaging! The quality is also standout. I know I’ll wear this top for many years to come. https://realisationpar.com/the-ana-red-squiggle/

Réalisation Par ‘The Ana’ Top – I now realize I tied the top incorrectly the last time I wore it lol, I’ll wear it correctly next time.
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Poshare Rental Dress

I rented my 2019 New Year’s dress from Poshare. I recommend this site because it was super easy to use. Renting formal or cocktail wear rather than buying those pieces is not only environmentally friendly but cheaper (in most cases) as well.

I ordered my dress online by picking out the date I wanted to receive the dress and return it.

The dress looked similar to the pictures online, maybe even better in person. I received my package when expected. When it was time to return it I just slipped the dress into the return bag already set with the proper labels and dropped it off at UPS. I was nervous about the return process but I had no issues, it took about 2 minutes at UPS. ❤

https://poshare.com/

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Winter Looks

I can sense spring is fastly approaching here in Ireland. 🌺Wildflowers are in bloom, the sun sets later, and most days are warmer.

This winter I’ve tried not to buy too much fast fashion because I’m trying to transition from fast fashion to higher quality clothes in lower quantity. I wore my standard look for class a knit sweater, jeans, and brown boots with freshwater pearls.

Purple nails for Valentine’s Day ❤

I wore a red dress from Free People (that I got on sale) and my DKNY purple heels for Valentine’s Day. (Image removed – I will repost later)

I’m really looking forward to the spring season because it’s my birthday time of year! Plus, it’s finally seasonally “appropriate” to wear brighter colored nail polish. I really want to sport pastel gel nails and neon ones too. ❤

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Winter Ice, Ice…Rebecca Minkoff bag and phone case review

Christmas came early?! I feel extra icey now that I’ve gotten my navy and silver accessories from Rebecca Minkoff. I think navy is a great colour because it works all year long. It works in the winter with sliver/glitter looks and in the summer with tan or neutral outfits. I got this small navy crossbody on sale from RM. It has two small inner compartments and a sizeable inside opening.  I can fit my phone and passport inside with room to spare. The strap is adjustable and a good length. The leather shoulder part is a smart design choice because it allows for extra comfort when worn. The phone case has sliver glitter underneath the design for a wintery touch! I’m very excited to wear my new bag and flaunt my phone case for the rest of late fall and winter. I recommend these purchases. ❤ 

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Fall Outfits

Fall is almost over 😢, so it’s time to listen to holiday music and look forward to winter! One of my favorite autumn class outfits is pictured below. I wore an Anthropologie sweater top, INC jeans,  and Anthropologie boots. My statement earrings and coat are from Pennys. The coat was a steal, super warm and only amounted to about 30 euros! ❤ 

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This red top is from Topshop as are the olive booties, and the jeans are from New York and Company. Oh how I love this festive red blouse! I just hand wash it and hang it up near my heater to dry. Its like new after about 10 minutes of drying.
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My button-up is from New York and Company. I love it because it has an iridescent quality and can appear pink or light purple in different light. The skirt is from Penny’s. I need to probably wear a belt with it next time because its a size bigger than my usual size.
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My coral sweater is from Ann Taylor and my flare jeans are from Topshop. ❤
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Pennys coat ❤

Fall Outfits 18′