If the idea of a wardrobe detox or delving into the deep recesses of online shopping is up there with a root canal (hold the anaesthetic) then it might be time to look at your closet priorities – the value system that underpins the why behind what we buy. We are at our happiest […]
Constantly buying things that don’t suit you? Don’t know why? My friend, you need a To-Don’t List. Let me explain… There’s a beautifully backward logic to the To-Don’t List. Unlike To-Do lists that pretty much set you up for a fail (how often do you actually do what you have to do?), reversing the process […]
With 2021 off to a shaky start, we are yet again finding the resilience to get us through. And while we can’t control what’s happening around us, we can, in small ways, introduce tools in our daily lives to enable us to start thinking ahead. Investing in yourself in a way that will benefit you […]
Last week, I joined Sonya Lennon ‘on the couch’ for the Irish Examiner’s virtual ieStyle Live show. Here I shared a new twist on the current trends that have come to define our lifestyles and our wardrobes. Catch up with my findings below.
The term ‘remote access’ sounds deliciously deviant. No traffic jams, no interloping co-workers, no distractions (apart from BuzzFeed which will now be your new boss) and, most importantly, no wondering what to wear. In reality, remote access is more of an oxymoron. Sure, ‘working’ from home in your jimjams with Fluffy the Labradoodle asleep on […]
Most folks put foodstuffs and ice-cubes in the freezer, at times a warm bottle of wine when needs must. I, on the other hand, use mine to kill moths – all of the fecking moths.
I’m not a quitter. Granted, I am a staunch believer in the art of letting go (hello, decluttering!) but only when something has outlived its sell-by-date. When something is brand spanking new and in need of a good wearing, I take an active interest in fulfulling its manifest destiny.
The turtleneck was a good call. Standing atop of Shandon Hill on a windy February day warrants layers and, had I thought of it, those nifty heat patches from Dealz. Still and all, it wasn’t raining…yet. As photoshoots go, this was my first for the Irish Examiner on the other side of the camera in Cork. Having recently moved from Dublin, I went from blow-in to blown-out of it as our #BTS shots on Instagram hilariously demonstrate. Never let it be said though that fashion and function can’t peacefully coexist.
“Stoop, then scoop!” My sister leaned forward and made digging motions at her bra as if working at some sort of boob gelateria. She seemed keen to impart what appeared to be common knowledge – just not so common with me. “And you wonder why yours are so flat,” she said, raising her scooping hands despairingly in the air. It’s true though. I always did wonder why, with the same bra size, her assets always look perkier than mine. It just never occurred to me that scooping could play a factor.
There’s something about stripes that herald good times. Linear disposition notwithstanding, their presence on the spring/summer fashion-scape make for an instant mood-lifter, whatever the weather.