Roses vs River Island!

Hi there ladies,

Yaaay we are just over the midweek hump so let’s slide on down to the weekend.

If you are more into your fashion than your flowers on Valentines Day I have you sorted with this blog post. Instead of picking flowers, your loved one can pick you one of these gift ideas from River Island. (Or you could just ask for a voucher to save all the hassle…. I’m such a romantic…haha) Remember though, flowers will wither girls and shoes are forever!

So here’s a few ideas (feel free to tag your other half or send them on the link!). If there are any other shops you want me to do the same for, just leave a comment – I am happy to ensure you get the gift you want!

I’ve picked some ideas from €8 -100 depending on how flaithulach they are feeling.

There is no price tag on love…right?


Tanya x


Under €20

Gold tone caged cuff €13

Gold tone caged cuff €13

One Fleek €13

Phone Cover €13


Sunglasses case

White and snakeskin print sunglasses case €8


Under €40

Slouchy Bag €40

Slouchy Bag €40

Leather look skirt €40

Leather look skirt €40


Under €60

Beige laser cut bomber jacket €53

Beige laser cut bomber jacket €53

Dark red sleeveless split front midi dress €60

Dark red sleeveless split front midi dress €60

Cable knit cold shoulder jumper

Cable knit cold shoulder top €50

Under €80

Laceup strappy sandals €75

Lace-up strappy sandals €75

Whipstitch biker jacket

Whipstitch biker jacket €80

Under €100

Black embellsihed peplum jacket

Black embellished peplum jacket €87


Camel smart long jacket 100

Smart camel long jacket €100

These boots are made for walking!

Hey there ladies,

How’s your Saturday night and your Halloween going? The height of my face painting was a face mask I threw on earlier…I look no better by the way and I’ll be drinking the toxins back in when I finish this post and pour a glass of wine for myself! I was trans-fixed earlier to Tess Daly’s hair on Strictly Come Dancing and now I’m loving Cheryl’s eye make-up on X Factor…oh lord it’s Winter isn’t it? When these programmes start it always means we’re on the countdown to Christmas…and it means my life is pathetic sitting here watching them! Haha! Well I won’t be here next Saturday night as I’m out on the town at The Galway Chamber of Commerce Gala Ball and I’m super excited about that as the company I work for is up for an award. The following Saturday night I won’t be here either but I will keep you updated on that adventure too 😉

So getting back to the topic in question…I had planned to write a blog post about Winter boots and was waiting ’til I found the perfect pair! Every year I search for a boot to get me through the chilly weather and I have a list of criteria they must adhere to – they must be comfy enough to walk long distance in (not just ‘car to bar’ as I need them to be my ‘day boots’), a heel is a must being 5 foot nothing, they must be wide enough that I can stuff my skinny jeans in, but not too wide that they will look like wellies when I wear a skirt/dress!! Well now there’s all that…and I gotta find them in a size 3…not too difficult eh?

With everything taken into consideration, I trawled the streets and the internet and finally found these in River Island and I love them! They’re the perfect height for me and they have a little fringed tassel which is bang on trend this Winter too.



As for road-testing them, don’t get me started. If you noticed on Snapchat/Facebook I was in Dublin last weekend and we stayed in The Castleknock Hotel. After my sight-seeing venture with the in-laws and my 2 hour run around the shops I decided to get the bus out to the hotel by myself while everyone else was gulping pints in The Guinness Storehouse! I asked the bus driver to let me know which stop was closest to the hotel and by God if I got hold of him now…well, there are no words! He told me to get off at a stop that was, no joke, 4km from the hotel. It was getting dark as the clocks had just gone back, a mouse popped out of the ditch and scared the bejesus outta me and I ended up on some random ‘country road’ in Castleknock  and you ask me did I walk that distance in these boots? No is the answer, I RAN!!!

So yes, these boots are made for walking and running too if you fancy it!!

I’m not surprised the black ones are sold out on the River Island website but don’t fret I found them for you here on asos a slight bit more expensive €58 (I paid €50)

They’re also available in a light brown colour pictured below  here in River Island – €50.


Enjoy the rest of your Saturday night ladies.

T x 💖