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It feels like just yesterday that it was fall. And it looked a little something like this:

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Welcome to the South though — where one day it’s a gorgeous fall day and the next, winter comes rip-roaring in with a bite so cold you don’t know what hit you. For those of you abroad, this is -3 Celsius and it’s only November. I’m guessing it’s going to be a LONG winter.

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But, the really cold weather means one thing — sweaters! And I happened to find a pair of tights that matched a sweater I recently purchased and this is the outcome:

This OOTD is all about the blooper reel!

This OOTD is all about the blooper reel!

 

I even coordinated my nail polish (accidentally nonetheless)

I even coordinated my nail polish (accidentally nonetheless)

 

See, blooper reel!

See, blooper reel!

 

Outfit Details

Sweater & Skirt: The Limited

Tights: Jessica Simpson for Macy’s

Pumps: Sam Edleman

Nails: Zoya Nail Polish

Hello winter, hello color coordination! (And yes, I realize it has been way too long since you’ve seen a fashion or beauty post — and I’m sorry! Life sometimes takes over and has been so much easier to write about lately.)

Until next time, XOXO – K

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It was a rather warm, sunny day here in Dublin yesterday so I decided to be bold and opt for colour, and short sleeves today!

The color purple has been associated with royalty, power and wealth for centuries. What is it about the colour purple? It delights me; it works for me; it does things for me! Is it the royal or power associations that do it for me? Either way, I love it. And it loves me.

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(A huge thank you to my co-worker for snapping the photo!)

And all my fitness efforts are starting to pay off as I even love the belt that might otherwise fall at a spot I’d rather keep hidden! I love a belt, and I love ruffles — have I maybe mentioned I love this dress? (I took this photo at the end of the workday, so my make-up is practically nonexistent, so, let’s call this look au naturale!)

Outfit Details

Dress: The Limited

Tights: Dunnes ladder resist in neutral

Heels: Marks and Spencer

How do you feel about purple? Is it a colour you wear often?

I have a very special preview post coming your way tomorrow, so stay tuned and check back! XOXO – K

Have I ever mentioned how much I love polka dots? Oh, I’m sure I have–speak up now!And if I haven’t mentioned it –though I’m sure I have–my outfit posts over the last few months have probably been a tell-tale sign!

Over Christmas, I happened upon a sleeveless denim blouse that was both distressed and polka dots at Francescas. Who wouldn’t take the opportunity to snag a fun piece like that? I honestly had no idea what I would pair said blouse with, but I knew I had to have it!

I’m not the type that would normally go for a double denim outfit, but considering I had to wake up at 4 AM to catch a flight this past weekend, I was aiming to pair comfort with style for the long day ahead and decided to rock the denim on denim. If you saw any of my tweets over the weekend, you know I headed off to Holland for an amazing flower display at Keukenhof. (HINT: Friday’s post may or may not be all about it!)

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OK, so ignore my shoes, really. I walked about 10K around all the fields and at 4AM when I got up to get dressed, these runners were the logical choice! The rest of the look is comprised of a basic white tee from Penny’s, Forever 21 dark blue denim skinnies, and an infamous pair of sunnies from TJ Maxx.

I didn’t feel much like make-up at 4 AM (I mean, geez, I didn’t want to wake up any earlier than necessary!), but I did throw some mascara & lipstick in my handbag for the car ride. One can make or break a look with just mascara and lipstick–so I always say. 🙂

It was an absolutely stunning day, in an amazingly beautiful place and I cannot wait to get the travel post written up to share with you later this week. Until then, enjoy the pink and orange display here.

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Until next time. XOXO – K

 

Spring could not have been more in the air this week. The pink and white cherry blossoms blooming EVERYWHERE, the tulips or daffodils around every corner, the SUNSHINE — it’s all been glorious!

I knew on Monday when the sun was shining through my window at 6:30 AM it was going to be an awesome week. And I opted for a colourful spring wardrobe to match. This week, I’m not bringing you one outfit of the day photo, but FOUR! (It was only a four-day work week!)

Brighten your spirits and enjoy my rendition of Live Colourfully — one outfit at a time.

Monday – April 14, 2014

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What better way to start the week than in a bright and cheery colour-blocked skirt paired with a cropped sweater? The leopard heels were just the icing on the cake!

Tuesday – April 15, 2014 (Happy Tax Day!)

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Hot pink pants toned down with black T-strap pumps.

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Can you “Live Colourfully” without Kate Spade? I think not! Accent the look with a massive pink flower ring and a gorgeous bangle.

And, you saw the post on Instagram, so, here’s Tuesday’s complete hot pink look!

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Wednesday – April 16, 2014

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I don’t particularly love that it looks like my eyes are closed here, but, I do absolutely LOVE my turquoise pencil skirt! To keep the outfit light (and because I wore my black sweater the day before….) I paired the skirt with a white cropped cardigan and neutral Mary-Jane pumps.

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I even went BOLD and wore turquoise eye liner to the office! WHAT? Oh yes I did.

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And of course, I do adore my flower rings, so, of course there’s this to cap off the look!

Thursday – April 17, 2014

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It was a bit cloudy on this day, and I reverted to add the black and white back in — but never fear, I’m still bold & red-hot! Striped, belted peplum top paired with a red pencil skirt. No accessories today, but do you really need accessories when you sport a bold, red lip? Nah, I didn’t think so!

Love something you see? Tweet me or email me! Most of what I’m wearing this week is quite a few years old, but I would absolutely love to help you find a similar item in your budget!

XOXO – K

You know those mornings where you just pop out of bed and put together an outfit without even thinking about it? Yeah, that doesn’t happen to me either. Ever. People are always telling me to lay my clothes out the night before, but I can promise you that whatever I’m feeling the night before will either a) not be what I’m feeling come morning or b) I’ll be having one of those mornings where NOTHING looks good to me.

Last Tuesday might have been the exception to the rule. I laid out a nice outfit the night before and ACTUALLY still felt happy with it the following morning! It was the strangest thing.

The weather was a bit warmer, and sunny, on Monday, so I laid out a lovely spring outfit. Wouldn’t you know that Tuesday was mildly colder? Might be part of the reason why I was still OK with the outfit — because I was READY for spring!

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Outfit Details:

Ecru, double pocket sheer blouse via The Limited

Bright blue, straight leg trousers via Express

Pink Sunday tote via Angela Roi

If colours aren’t your thing, well, that’s just a shame because colour makes the world go round! You can always mute coulor by pairing them with neutrals — hence my ecru blouse. And though you can’t see my feet (I had my runner’s on at the time!) I also paired the trousers with nude Mary-Jane heels from Nine West.

I don’t think people in Ireland are prone to bold colours in the office, but hey, I’m bringing my own sense of fashion to the office — so let them gawk! Be true, be you.

XOXO – K