Thursday, June 17, 2010

Forever 21 comes to Dublin!!!

While catching up with Facebook yesterday (yep, I hold my hand up to being a bit addicted) I noticed a post from StyleShowIreland which mentioned that US favourite chain-store "Forever 21" is coming to Dublin!!!!

For those of you not in the know, Forever 21 is a US highstreet store akin to Topshop and stocks everything from dresses to jewellery to lingerie and beauty bits and bobs. They also do menswear and plus sizes!
Their store, which is planned to open in Jervis (old Debenhams/ Armott's Project unit) will be the first European outlet and is scheduled to open on 15th November 2010.

I think that the sleeping bag and tent I have dusted off, for any music festivals that take my fancy, will be re-deployed for use for camping outside F21 to get a whole new winter wardrobe!!! Let's just hope they don't lash a big mark-up on the prices...

Friday, April 23, 2010


As most of you know by now, I love nothing more than finding quirky all-kinds-of-everythings :)

I'd love to hear about any interesting blogs/ sites that you know of. Please post links as comments or email me!!!

I'm getting back into using the 'net again and need some online reading/ inspiration/ sites to purchase from :)

A Glowing Reference

According to infamous postman Michael Gallagher of Glenfin, Donegal, we are in for a scorcher of a summer (well a few decent days anyway). I, for one, am planning on making the most of the balmy evenings al fresco, minus the potentially lethal trailing cables of fairy lights etc, so I've splashed out on the most magical of candles - Glowglobes!

These fantastic creations are the brainchild of Larry Kinsella of Moth To A Flame, which is based in Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny.

They come in a whole array of sizes and colours and are very reasonably priced and look amazing both lit and unlit. So far we've tried them indoors and we were wow-wow-wowedm - so we can't wait to get them outdoors!!! I reckon they will last a long time as it appears that the candle inside can be replaced once it's burned down (the candle which is lit is removabe from the bottom half of the "shell").

Glowglobe - Unlit

Glowglobe - Lighting

Fine Ol' Fimo

I've been longing for Lidl to get back in stock those portable oven thingys so that I can make and bake my very own Fimo beads. On a recent trip to the wonderland that is Yellow Brick Road, I came across the most delectable selection of these beads and being the restrained type of shopper that I am (yeah right!) I bought a little (ahem) stash and made what are, in my opinion, the cutest neckalces and bracelets. What says all ye blog-readers???

Multi Fimo Bead Neckalce & Bracelet

Rose Fimo Beads and Silver Finding Necklace

Friday, February 5, 2010

Definitely MayFly!

During the past week I took some time out of the "9 to 5" and spent some glorious time doing what I do best - shopping!

Due to the roaring success of last summers Maritime Festival and the (not so successful) 12 Days of Christmas Market (sorry folks but the stalls were mainly crap), I took a thought I'd visit what's turning out to be my favourite "stall" ever - MayFly!

MayFly is a great little hidden gem, trading Monday through to Saturday from their premises in 64 Pleasant's Place (behind Camden St, Dublin 8) and Sundays they set up shop in the People's Park in Dun Laoghaire.

They stock fabulous and quirky items which are just up my street! This week I purchased something I've had my beady eye on since first discovering MayFly at the Maritime Festival in 2008 - a cool petticoat - "every girls dream"... Made of 2 layers of chiffon which measure over 35 metres in total - these, in my opinion are a MUST HAVE!

I purchased a rasberry coloured one (€49) for a friend's little girl who turns 2yrs old next week. I think I might be more excited about it than she will be lol :) Below is the picture of the skirt as featured by Cradlerock but I promise to take a picture of my friend's little girl in hers and post it soon :)As Cradlerock state - this trully is an absolute must for any little girl who loves to twirl! I so wish I had the liathroid√≠ to buy the larger size and wear it myself :) I may indulge myself soon and get one - sure I'd definitely get the chance to have an auld boogie in one at an Imelda May concert ;)

Back to MayFly - they stock all sorts of cool clothing for mothers and fathers, lighting, kiddies bits and bobs, not to mention the fab jewellery by It's definitely, definitely (not maybe) worth a visit! Head along Camden Street (on the right hand side) towards Rathmines, turn right onto Pleasant's Street, take the next right (yes it's a lane way) and you'll discover MayFly! You can always have a peek into the Daintree Paper Shop (on Camden Street, opposite Age Action) and once you've worked your way through there, simply pop out through the back door, call into the Cake Cafe in the courtyard and once you've stocked up on your refreshments stroll on through the courtyard, take a right and there's MayFly!

PS - the staff are extremely helpful!!! I'm applying for more annual leave shortly and taking another trip!

PPS - products are ethical & fairtrade

PPPS - where's your favourite "hidden gem" of a shop - pray do tell!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

More Penneys/ Primark SS2010

Don't you just love it when you accidentally fall upon something of real interest??? Well I was chuffed to come acros the following images of "soon to hit our shops" items for Penneys/ Primark!!! :)

I'm loving this combo!
This blazer is available already
(I saw it while out "browsing" today - shock horror I actually bought NOTHING!!!)
Is it just me of is the "full demin" look just rank?
Thankfully I managed not to thrown out last summer's demin waistcoat :)
So glad I didn't listen to the little voices at the beginning of AW 2009 that said
"You will have to cull those three double wardrobes of yours!"
I sooooooooo wish I could pull this look off...
This item is also currently available
(from Penney's of Henry St, Dublin)
Happy shopping at Penney's/ Primark!
I'm looking forward to finding more tasty little buys :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010