Splurge or Save?

Happy Sunday,

We all have wish-lists…whether it’s the designer (our just out of our price range) bag, shoes or item of clothing,  the expensive face cream or the top of the range cosmetic product…there is always something we lust after.

Sometimes we do manage to get on hands on our ‘wishes’ if we squirrel away a few euros every week, drop a hint for the birthday or dare I say it Christmas, or we forfeit something else.  But lets be honest, sometimes things are just simply out of our price range – the mortgage has to be paid, the kids need new shoes, the leccy bill has gone through the roof, the car tax is due…isn’t there always something?

So I have decided that every Sunday I will do my very best to recommend a similar wish list item that won’t cost the earth. If you would like me to find/suggest something for you, I would love the challenge so just message me here or ring/text 086-8129555  or email: tanyahennigan@gmail.com anything during the week, to give me time to look!

So today, it’s my own wish:

The Michael Kors Bedford Medium Shoulder Bag  – €295 from Brown Thomas Buy it here. It’s also in black…one can dream! I love it.

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So why do I want this one? Well firstly, I NEED a brown bag! I want one that you can wear cross-body as it’s handy for carrying when out and about (and safer should anyone try to grab your bag, always be wary of that) and I also want to ensure none of my bits fall out  – I have a few bags with a single magnetic clasp fastening and when the bags is thrown around, I am usually picking up stuff from the floor of the car, or I am on my knees looking for my ‘favourite’ lippy which has rolled out.  So I need something that is closed over fully so nothing can escape.

So with those points in mind, I found the following…of course they are never going to be identical but I am focusing on the above needs!

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Carvela bag from Debenhams

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Reduced from €50 to €30

 

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From Warehouse

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€40

 

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Wallis – €40 with 20% off, now €32

Now which one to buy?

Have a great Sunday

Love,  T xheart

A ‘Midi’ Life Crisis

I guess it was my fictional BFF Carrie Bradshaw that introduced me to the midi skirt. There she was tottering around NYC, Paris and Abu Dhabi in her fabulous designer heels with the swishiest skirts, cut at the perfect length. That was it, I had to have one!

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I always wondered if a midi skirt would suit me or if I was too small or too ‘country-looking’ to pull one off. It turned out that my wedding dress was a little longer than a midi and it was then I knew I fell in love with this length of skirt.

I am 5 foot nothing (barefoot)…waaaay taller in heels, so I can confirm it does suit us ‘smallies’. My taller friends (which is basically every friend I have) can rock the midi length too as I’ve seen many of them embracing the look for weddings. race meets and nights out.

The midi length suits all shapes and sizes, so whether you are slim or curvy they are just perfect – they can add curves to slim shapes (the tulle ones are great for adding volume) and they can create the most amazing waist on curvier girls as they cinch in at the smallest part of your waist. Always remember that models on websites are usually 5’8″ or taller, so don’t be deceived if the skirt only hits their knee on an image. Also, if you don’t want the very ‘full’ look, try to find a midi skirt that does not have pleats kicking out from the waist-band. Many of them have seams sewn down a few inches from the waist-band and then have an opening pleat which is much more flattering. If you are very conscious of adding fullness don’t go for the accordion pleats (they are the little small ones, as in the Zara photo below)

Personally, I would suggest a fitted top when wearing a full midi skirt to show off your waist and always heels!

Midi length though is not just about the full skirt. Midi length is a very classy length for pencil and straight skirts and dresses too. No matter what age you are, midi length is just so demure and a little bit sophisticated too…well I think so anyway!

Here’s a few of my current favourites:

Chicwish

Casual and chic with a denim shirt: Buy from Chicwish here 

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Both of the above midi dresses are from asos.com

Left: Finders Keepers buy here

Right: Asos Wiggle dress buy here – this dress is available in tall/petite and in lots of colours and patterns, so when you are on the asos site, just search ‘wiggle dress’ for the full range

Coast skirt

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Both of the above are from Coast who have an amazing selection of midi skirt and dresses, so check them out here

Warehouse midi

Accordion skirt

Left/top: Warehouse printed midi – buy here

Right/bottom: Zara pleated midi –  buy here

Have a super weekend my lovelies x

Love T x heart