Evening Wear with Promtimes + Update

Hey guys,

Apologies for the long absence..haven’t been inspired. I know it seems like I am saying that every time but what can you do..I am  actually thinking of just starting fresh and buying my own domain and maybe moving some of the content from here to my new blog. It will still be about everything I love..beauty, fashion etc but better. Tara from TARMAR inspired me to just think about it and do it. So I’ll keep ye posted 🙂

Since the BAFTA’s are on tonight and the Oscars will be on soon after I decided to do a post inspired by that. The gowns that the celebrities wear are just gorgeous and makes you want to be them for one day and dress up..feel like a princess or…like a powerful goddess. Don’t you feel like that every time you watch the red carpets?

Promtimes offers great evening dresses at an affordable price and I couldn’t help but pick out a few and imagine I were going to the one of the Award shows.. Psst…they are currently running a promotion where there is 75% off their new prom dresses! So..if you find your perfect dress don’t hesitate and get it!

Since it is SS15 I went for brighter colours..but of course I did have to include one classic black gown there too!

But first let me give you a little information about the Promtimes.

“They are the wold’s leading online retailers which operate throughout the US and Europe. They have the largest apparel and sports equipment sites on the web. They offer a wide range of national, private and exclusive brands which reflect their commitment to provide their customers with style and quality at great prices.

They promise to source the best quality products. They deliver all over the world with speed and precision. “

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Let me know what you think of my choices? I wish I had occasions to go to!

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The Bag Edit

Hey guys,

Hope you enjoyed my last post. Let me know if you did and I’ll do another one as well as an outfit video to accompany it 🙂 I’ve been very busy with my internship and it’s hard to believe, but my internship is almost over. I finish on the 14th of November. I love it there and I love the changes they’re doing. The clothes are fab and by the way they are holding a giveaway on their Facebook page! It’s one not to be missed!

Anyways I’ve been finding it hard to bring everything I need with me, (lunch, laptop, diary, planner etc.) to work in one bag. In fact I’ve taken three different bags to work sometimes because not everything fits in one. It’s so frustrating! I’m thinking of getting one and hopefully this edit will help me decide. If you have any recommendations do please let me know in the comments section below. Enjoy!

Menswear Inspired OOTD

Hey guys,

Well I know I haven’t posted an outfit post in ages and I decided that it was time. It’s sunny today and I took the opportunity. This look I decided to put together because of being inspired by Sofia Vergara’s instagram photo where she was walking in New York with heels and a pair of jeans. I decide to go for that whole look but add my twist to it and instead of making it really feminine with a tank top etc. I decided to put on a shirt, blazer and a long coat. This look is almost all from Zara by the way. My shirt, blazer, coat and boots are from Zara. The jeans are from Calvin Klein which I found in TK Maxx and the necklace is from H&M. IMG_3680 IMG_3688 IMG_3683

I decided to add a bit of colour with the lipstick and I went for my trusty YSL orangey-red lippy in number 13. I went very minimal with the make up and only used my Nars tinted moisturiser and a rustic brown eyeshadow, Uninterrupted, from MAC. To conceal my under eyes I used two brilliant Bobbi Brown products, one which I have already reviewed (here) and the other I will review soon with my Bobbi Brown BB cream. They are the Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Peach and the Creamy Concealer with powder in Sand. Before I put all that on I used the Nuxe samples I got in the ITWBN event back in August. I am in love and I will definitely be purchasing the full size once they run out. I will have a review up when I finish them as well. IMG_3681IMG_3698IMG_3691IMG_3697

Warehouse AW14 Press Preview

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Hey guys,

I was invited to the Warehouse AW14 Press Preview by the lovely Roisin Moloney and Katie Allen and I’m so glad I was because it iwas brilliant and exciting to be able to go to one finally! I took the day off work for it and set my alarm for 5:30am…our train was leaving at 6:40am O_O you can imagine how I was. But..it was worth it!

We got to the train station early, for once, and went and took our seats in the train. I got a danish since, even though we did plan on bringing something with us to not spend money, I ended up spending money on something to eat…it was a danish that wasn’t nice and cost €2.50!

Anyways I got to Dublin at 9am and we headed straight to Warehouse. I went upstairs and was greeted by one of the lovely girls there. I signed my name and off I went to look at the collection and my gosh it’s amazing! I love the different textures, the furs, the leathers, the metallics, the knits etc. I loved the colours as well..pastels, brights and deep hues were on show. One thing that I kept noticing were co-ords and yes they’re here to stay. I love co-ords.

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There were light refreshments and everything looked fresh…I tried the pure orange juice and it was lovely..Also RTE was there so that was a bonus!

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The lovely Lia Stokes talked me through the collection and she was brilliant. I fell in love with the co-ords and the coats..they were amazing! The lovely Roisin came up to me and we talked for a little bit..she’s lovely and am so grateful she invited me! Thank you Roisin! I hope I can make it to many more 🙂

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I was given my goodie bag by Lia and I hadn’t checked it until an hour or so later when we sat down for something light to eat. I was so shocked and excited to know there was a gift card in it and yup I can’t wait to get myself something nice!

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I can’t wait for my next press preview! Hope you enjoyed this post and do let me know what you think. I will have another post up with all the lookbook photos this week so watch out for that.

You are Beautiful!

Ana

Make it Electric!

Hey guys,

lucky you if you’re going to Electric Picnic! Hope you enjoy yourselves! If you can’t yet decide or if you haven’t yet bought your festival outfit then Warehouse will help you out with the perfect festival ready outfit.

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Because our weather is so temperamental you can never be too careful in what to pack for a festival. So it’s best to be prepare. What better place than Warehouse. I love how individual yet trendy they are and they always have something for any occasion.

Denim cut offs are a must for any festival and going the boho chic way is the best way, in my opinion. You can pear denim cut offs with anything and here you can see how you can do that very easily. A backpack for all your necessities is a must and I would definitely recommend going for either a faux leather or real leather one like the red one below.

 

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Another outfit which would be easy to put together and can be transformed is a dress. You can make it boho chic again or uber 90’s. Pair it with the hat of the season, fedora, and away you go.

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Last but not least is my favourite look. It’s super rock chick and one that I would definitely wear. I live in jeans and these are amazing. The knee slit is on trend this season and can you believe I have not gotten myself a pair yet?! These Warehouse ones look AMAAAAZING!

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I hope this has helped you in choosing your perfect festival outfit. Which would you choose?

Peter Ting for Oasis

Hey guys,

Some exciting news about Oasis and if you are an Oasis fan. Peter Ting, award winning ceramic designer has collaborated with them and though I don’t know his designs personally I can definitely say you will be excited about this. It has already launched, it launched last Friday 22nd, and the prints are amazing.

Taking inspiration from traditional Chinese (Hua Niao) flower bird paintings, the print features beautiful in flight hummingbird silhouettes. I think what he has created is basically a masterpiece with this print.

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Peter Ting 'Flutter' printed bomber jacket EUR 69, trousers EUR 47, camisole top EUR 28, shoes EUR 62 Oasis

Oasis Design Director, Clive Reeve, commented; “I have always loved ceramics and admired Peter’s work. His beautiful bird designs and sophisticated palette form the basis of this gorgeous collection.”

The collection consists of thirteen pieces and they’re so individual. I love the garnets he chose to put his mark on. It really goes with what the hummingbird signifies.

Charming shades greens and purples (my favourite colour) form a perfect palette to make the move into Autumn. Peter adds; “I am thrilled to collaborate with Oasis. The collection captures the charm, energy and spirit of Flutter by Oasis and I feel a real affinity and fondness for a brand that loves pattern and print as much as I do! Seeing my original ceramic designs transform into a beautiful clothing collection has been an utterly absorbing and completely fascinating process.”

The pieces are available in store and online and the prices start at €28

Peter Ting 'Flutter' printed top EUR 35, skirt EUR 35, shoes EUR 62 Oasis Peter Ting 'Flutter' v neck drop hem dress EUR 69, shoes EUR 62 Oasis

 

Here are my top picks from the collection…let me know which are your faves and go get shopping as they won’t be there for long!

 

My Picks from Peter Ting's Collab with Oasis

 

Retail Fashion Intern’s OOTD

Hey guys,

So I know I promised a few OOTDs while I was on my week’s holidays but well I just decided to enjoy it since it was just one week. But I am back with an OOTD and hmm did any of you want me to do a review of any of the items from my 5 faves of the week post?

As you all know I have been working since Feb (read all about it here) and  I am loving it. I sometimes just get stuck in a rut and don’t come up with any nice outfits for work but today I was really happy with what I put on. It’s not something amazing but I like it anyways.

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I bought the One Teaspoon gold Iggy’s in their sale and it is just $5 AUD which is amazing! and to ship to Ireland it’s $30 but it’s fine. Now they’re not as gold as on the site as you can tell from the photos and jeepers when they say stiff on the description they really mean stiff! I have them now for 2 weeks and today I finally wore them. I had to run some errands and jeepers my legs were tired after walking in them. So they’re good to get a work out in!

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However I think they look so chic with all black and have them as the statement. Hope I made sense. I wanted to wear them with my Toga Pulla Blue Suede boots but they’re not short enough and they’re not good when turned up…on me anyways. I went with my trusty cut out Topshop shoes.

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I got this stunning top in Zara yesterday with another stunning piece which I’ll show you in another ootd and I’m so glad I got it because it’s amazing and it was just €13 in the sale!

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I am wearing my O’Donnell Boutique jacket with the cutouts and I think that jacket is the best thing ever invented! It’s so soft and I live in it basically.

On my face I have on Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Desert Beige and I have on my new Chanel lipstick in Rouge Noir which is stunning!

Hope you like this outfit and do let me know what you think.

Ana

My Ideal Summer Escape

I decided to enter the Blogger Competition which I would advise you to also if you are a blogger of course because the prize is amazing!

You have to show them what your ideal summer escape would be in any form you like and I chose to use Polyvore.

My ideal summer escape is definitely sunny California…I was working all last week and it decided to be the warmest week we’ve had yet and now when I’m off it decided to be raining (Typical! Stupid Irish Weather) so that is why I chose sunny Cali. I want to actually live there sometime in the near future (fingers crossed) because I just need the sun and what better place then California.

I would love to go around and just experience the California vibe and the gorgeousness of the desert in my Harley Davidson. (yes I plan to own one hopefully!) I want to watch the palm trees go by as I cruise on my Harley. So of course you have to keep your peepers safe and what better way than with Pretavoir’s new Sherbet Collection! They’re gorgeous candy colours and I love the one I chose. It seems to have a mirrored effect lens and it’s a pastel-y pink shade which compliments the outfit I chose.

I went for the Mickey One Teaspoon Awesome Baggies and a striped shirt with some nude Karen Millen boots. Of course you can wear a leather jacket for when it cools at night and perhaps a fedora. But that would be my ideal summer escape and I hope to make it a reality sooner rather than later!

 

My Ideal Summer Escape
My Ideal Summer Escape by anaelizabethaguila featuring Pretavoir sunglasses

Where would be your ideal summer escape?

Dylan Penn in Karen Millen’s ‘No More Tiaras’ Campaign

image002-5Dylan Penn, actress and daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright, is starring in Karen Millen’s short film ‘No More Tiaras’. To celebrate the opening of their new flagship stores on London’s Brompton Road and New York’s 5th Avenue they collaborated with emerging talent from both sides of the pond to bring you this short film.

With 13 US stores and a highly successful partnership with Bloomingdales in 15 locations with a further 5 scheduled to open in 2014/15, the brand’s US business continues to grow. International expansion also continues with further planned openings in Canada, Norway, India and Taipei for 2014.

The film is a fun, engaging and affectionate look at the brands evolution into the international accessible luxury house it has become today. You can watch the short film below.

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The Evolution of Karen Millen

The Karen Millen collection has evolved over the past few years to offer a luxurious high low mix of perfectly cut trend-led pieces and seasonal wardrobe staples including their iconic biker jacket. For the SS14 season the essence is the same, but the attitude has changed: Karen Millen is confident but smiling, strong but easy and this fresh spirit is encapsulated in their new SS14 collection. Every piece is designed, cut and finished in the brand’s design studio based in Shoreditch, London, ensuring that Karen Millen continues to stand for exceptional quality, craftsmanship and cutting edge design.

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Karen Millen’s new mini film stars Dylan Penn who is fast becoming the fashion wolrd’s biggest girl crush

She is making a name for herself because of her acting and fashion credentials. As well as landing a Vogue spread alongside Kendall Jenner this week, she also working it in Karen Millen’s just released ‘No More Tiaras’ campaign. She acts alongside gorgeous ladies of the modelling, arts and acting worlds-Langley Fox Hemingway, Stephanie La Cava, and Adwoa Aboah.

In the mini fashion film, the girls play beauty queens from the US and UK competing in the ‘Miss Galaxy Beauty Pageant 2014’. But it’s clear, that from the opening scene, the ladies don’t want to play fair. This movie sees them take over the show with plenty of attitude in their covetable Karen Millen outfits.

Watch the movie and leave your thoughts in the comments

There’s great news! You can now shop the ‘No More Tiara’s edit right now! Here are some o my favourite items styled the way I would love to wear them. Let me know what you think.

 

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Glenstal Abbey Day Out + OOTD

The Gardens at Glenstal Abbey

The Gardens at Glenstal Abbey

Last Thursday it was a gorgeous, cloudy, day. It was warm so that is why I’m calling it gorgeous.. I finally didn’t have to wear warm coats and a scarf woohoo. We went to Glenstal Abbey and it’s gorgeous there. If you’re ever in Ireland and you want to visit a peaceful place then this is it. It’s a boarding school for boys but it’s also a place where you can go and walk around the gardens also there’s a shop at the reception and you can get gorgeous accessories, soaps, cutlery etc there and my bf got me a Belleek ring there which I love!

Starting the day off in #GlenstalAbbey #positivelimerick #limerick

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We walked for a bit, we first went to the walled gardens and of course there was a good opportunity to take outfit photos. It would be rude not to…for you guys I mean :p

I went with a crisp white suit kind of look yet keeping it casual with my gorgeous tank top from Silver Factory and River Island plimsolls. The trousers are from Mango (I styled it in a previous post here) and the jacket is from H&M which you can’t get unfortunately but O’Donnell Boutique have a similar one here.

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I love this look and I am loving the minimal/monochrome trend as you probably have realized from my latest posts. I just left my accessories at a minimum and just wore my trusty Michael Kors watch and my new ring.

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I left my make up, again, at a minimum and I was wearing my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Desert Beige, MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick and my Chanel mascara.

I will leave you with some photos I took at Glenstal Abbey. My holiday week is almost over (sad face) but I enjoyed the rest nonetheless. Hope you’re week is going good. Let me know what you think as always.

Brian finding out that there are sheep

Brian finding out that there are sheep

I love trees

I love trees

Sheeep!

Sheeep!

The bridge

The bridge

Feeding Donkeys

Feeding Donkeys

Look at how cute they look!

Look at how cute they look!